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Pitcher Partners expands national partnership


The promotion of nine additional partners reflects its growth and focus on clients, says the firm.

By Josh Needs 13 minute read

Pitcher Partners has expanded its national partnership through the promotion of nine additional partners from senior employees across its network. 

National chairman of Pitcher Partners, John Brazzale, is pleased by the additions and said the network’s growth is a reflection of its agility in the face of change. 

“Our growth does not just happen, it’s the result of teams working together to deliver results and impact for our clients, even in the face of today’s economic challenges,” said Mr Brazzale. 


“Business leaders face rapidly changing landscapes, from shifting business conditions to technology such as artificial intelligence up-ending business practices and unlocking new opportunities.

“The personal stamp that our new partners bring to our practices allows us collectively to remain responsive to changing needs and help clients and their business prepare for the future.” 

One of the promoted partners is Sudha Viswanathan who joined Pitcher Partners as an intern before he worked his way up to head the Melbourne firm’s data and analytics practice in 2019. 

“My passion is to work with clients who are facing growth challenges and to help them through applied technology, data, and insights,” said Mr Viswanathan. 

“Generative AI is all the rage at the moment and the scary thing is, it is very much at its infancy. I am excited to see how it evolves, scales, and gets embedded across businesses. 

“AI, digitisation, and connecting data from various sources has become progressively crucial, which is why we have developed proficient capabilities to do this for our clients.”

Another of the promoted partners is Richard King, who began his career in the UK before moving to the Cayman Islands and then eventually to Pitcher Partners Sydney. 

Mr King said once arriving in Australia in 2017, he fell in love with the country and saw him hone his craft at the Sydney office in the business advisory and assurance practice. 

“Early on in your career, you’re exposed to a wide range of different industries and sectors and that’s ultimately why I chose audit, it’s very diverse and is seen as a good training ground,” said Mr King. 

“During my time in the Cayman Islands, I gained extensive experience working with various hedge funds and broker traders, honing my skills in the financial sector, which started my interest in the global markets. 

“These skills seamlessly transitioned when I moved to Australia, where I specialise in listed investment companies.” 

One of the promoted partners from Pitcher Partners Adelaide, Lisa Tsoulakis, said becoming a partner is a career path she was set on from a young age. 

“Both my [parents] were business owners and self-employed, so I worked in the family business and accounting came quite naturally,” said Ms Tsoulakis. 

“Today, building those client relationships is a big reason why this profession remains attractive.

“Being in Adelaide, it is important that we work across multiple industries. The majority of my clients are high-net-wealth individuals and well-established businesses, but I have a personal interest in the property sector as well.” 

All nine newly promoted partners are: 

  • Sudha Viswanathan — Melbourne, digital and data solutions
  • Jordan Mitchelhill — Melbourne, business advisory and assurance 
  • Richard King — Sydney, business advisory and assurance
  • Robert Hughes — Brisbane, private business and family advisory 
  • Edward Fletcher — Brisbane, wealth management
  • Lisa Tsoulakis — Adelaide, private business and family advisory 
  • Jon Bode — Adelaide, private business and family advisory
  • Chris Pattinson — Perth, corporate finance
  • Michael Liprino — Perth, business advisory and assurance

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Josh Needs

Josh Needs


Josh Needs is a journalist at Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, which are the leading sources of news, strategy, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Josh studied journalism at the University of NSW and previously wrote news, feature articles and video reviews for Unsealed 4x4, a specialist offroad motoring website. Since joining the Momentum Media Team in 2022, Josh has written for Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser.

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