Our People


David Tonkin

David Tonkin is a Director at R&D Capital Partners and TCF Services (now Ryan). David leads a team of R&D and Government Grants Consultants to deliver the R&D Tax Incentive and other Government Grants to all clients in all major industries in Australia, including Manufacturing, ICT Enterprise and Start Up Software, Automotive Tech, Mining, Life Sciences, Engineering and FMCG. Over a 30 year career,  David has contributed to the delivery of over $2 billion dollars in Government Assistance under the TCF banner. He provides valuable consultation and advice to SMEs who seek a pathway through the Government Grant landscape. Through R&D Capital, David offers the opportunity to provide R&D prepayment assistance to SMEs looking to continue and accelerate the development of their R&D. Companies such as Zip Money in Fintech, TruScreen in Medical Screening and Minomic in Biotech have secured the R&D Prepayment facility through R&D Capital. David provides knowledgeable advice for business across all industries. He has a great appreciation for innovation and has a curiosity for all state of the art technologies.



Gerry Frittmann

Since launching TCF Services in 1991 and more recently R&D Capital Partners in 2015, Gerry has overseen the delivery of over $2 billion in Government grants and tax incentives for Australian companies. With experience in delivering assistance across many sectors including software and digital technology, automotive, food, apparel and general manufacturing, Gerry leads an exceptional team of consultants to work closely with you to deliver the results you’re after.



Quintin Freeman

Quintin has 30 years experience as an investor and corporate adviser in Australia’s SME sector.  Quintin qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC in London followed by six years with UBS corporate advisory with UBS in Sydney and Melbourne. As principal of Freeman Capital, Quintin has a broad range of experience in finance in the professional arena, investment banking, private equity and directorships.