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About Peter Currie

Peter Currie, former Chief Financial Officer of Nortel Networks Corp. and Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of RBC Financial Group, is a California based angel investor.

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Simi Valley, California, 93063,

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Perfect Pat: Why likeable Lipinski has made instant impact at Magpies

Mar 25, 2022

Advertisement Collingwood’s Patrick Lipinski appears to be one of those blokes others look at with envy. If there was a Lipinski file, the words smart, excellent at sport, humble, popular and a good person would be within it. Just for starters: Patrick Lipinski (right) with Oliver Henry last week. Credit:Getty Images Such was the impression he made his first AFL captain, former Bulldogs’ star Bob Murphy, used to jokingly refer to Lipinski as “the eclipse” because he was so beautiful you couldn’t look at him directly. The pair’s careers aligned just once when Lipinski made his AFL debut for the Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium in the final round of 2017 in what was the last of Murphy’s 312 AFL games. He was rapt to wear No. 27, the same number his manager Nick Gieschen’s father, Jeff, wore in his 24 games at the Bulldogs. After tracking in the right direction early, Lipinski’s career slowed as he battled to cement a spot in the Bulldogs’ gilt-edged midfield. His time at Whitten Oval ended when he was traded to Collingwood after searching for more opportunities. Carlton and Sydney also showed interest. It was during that period out of the team that the 23-year-old’s character came to the fore as he impressed other clubs and his teammates with the way he kept his standards high. Many at the Bulldogs were disappointed to lose him but respected his reasons for leaving. Lipinski training this week. Credit:Getty Images The Bulldogs’ loss became Collingwood’s gain as Lipinski - who still lives with former teammates Aaron Naughton and Tim English - was close to best on ground on debut last Friday night against St Kilda. His 30 touches and a goal earned him nine coaches votes and instant respect from the Magpie army. The high regard in which he is held internally was evident before his debut when new coach Craig McRae was asked about the midfielder. Advertisement “He hasn’t put a foot wrong and everybody in the environment is better for him being in the environment,” McRae said. Loading No one who knew the talented Lipinski as a teenager, when he barracked for the Bulldogs, is surprised at his ability to adapt without complaint, his character defining him more than his gifts. Peter Currie coached him in the under-17s at Eltham before the Northern Knights recognised relatively late in the piece he should be playing with them as he piled on 51 goals in 12 games for the Panthers. When told no one has a bad word to say about Lipinski, Currie’s response is swift. “They’re not lying, they’re not exaggerating. He is a great kid,” Currie said. “He was just such a hard trainer. There is a reason why he got drafted and there is a reason why he improved so much.” Loading St Kilda’s Nick Coffield was at Eltham too and the pair used to push each other to greater heights as they strived to get better. It hadn’t always been obvious that Lipinski was destined to play in the AFL as he began year 11 at Whitefriars in the seconds but, again, the school’s sports coordinator, Kristan Height, remembers Lipinski’s attitude as much as his ability winning him over. “He had that mentality that he just needed to play well and do what he needed to do, and he would get his opportunity,” Height said. “He didn’t really have the attitude of feeling like he was hard done by. He just worked hard and got himself into the senior football side.” Coincidentally, he faced the same hurdle at Whitefriars, a strong club in the Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC) competition that has produced much AFL talent, as he eventually hit at the Bulldogs. “Because I had a very good midfield and a lot of depth in the midfield, I actually played him out of full-forward because he had the ability to read the ball off the foot quite early. He was able to run and jump at it and take some good marks and make a contest. He kicked a lot of goals,” Height recalled. “It was more [a decision made] because he had that other string to his bow. He was probably a better midfielder, but I knew he could kick goals for us, so we isolated him at full-forward, and then we would throw him in the guts.” First-year Collingwoof coach Craig McRae has been impressed by Lipinski’s efforts. Credit:Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Lipinski was captain of the school’s basketball team too, a handy enough player to be part of the Eltham basketball team that won the under-18 national championships in 2015 and travel to Texas as a teenager with a representative team. He shared that talent for the hoops with his older brother Julian, who works on Wall Street in New York after playing basketball at the College of Saint Rose in the United States. His sister Stephanie works in London while his mother Marge is a doctor and dad Richard works with cars. His proud parents were on hand when Collingwood legend Peter Daicos presented their son with the No.1 jumper last Friday. After the match McRae was full of praise for Lipinski, saying “he has become a pretty important cog in our game already”. A respected recruiter said Lipinski would play 200 games now he had his chance. Those who have known him for a time are rapt for him, even if Currie can’t resist adding a cheeky qualifier to mitigate how pleased he is to see the opportunity Lipinski has created for himself. “The only problem is he had to go to Collingwood to get it,” Currie said jokingly.

Peter Currie Investments

1 Investments

Peter Currie has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Flipboard as part of their Series A on July 7, 2010.

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/23/2010

Series A

Flipboard

$10.5M

Yes

1

Date

7/23/2010

Round

Series A

Company

Flipboard

Amount

$10.5M

New?

Yes

Co-Investors

Sources

1

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