The Team

Paul Brindley – Principal AdviserPaul Brindley

Paul was born and raised in Fremantle, Western Australia.  His background in business development and finance has taken him across the globe from Australia to Japan, and finally to the United States. Paul entered the US apparel industry through the expansion efforts of a wildlife and environmental conservation start-up venture, Wildlife Works.

As the national sales manager for Wildlife Works, a pioneering organic fabric and low impact apparel manufacturer, he built a sales force of contemporary showrooms and independent agents to service the diverse United States market while serving as the company’s sales representative in Southern California out of the Wildlife Works showroom in the downtown Los Angeles fashion district.  He grew the company’s sales from the ground up while working on all aspects of the business – from design through production to sales, marketing and customer service.  Paul has been involved with every major US market center and maintains a national network of contacts.

Paul served 5 years on the Los Angeles Committee of Advance, the world’s largest international networking organization for Australians, and has been successful in facilitating business development opportunities for Australian individuals and companies across a spectrum of industries.

Paul brings his fashion industry experience, contacts, and proven business development expertise and infuses it with his desire to assist Australian businesses succeed around the world.

Linda Alexander – Consulting Operations SpecialistLinda Alexander_pbc website

Linda brings her incredible drive and business acumen to US+. As a consultant to retail and manufacturing apparel companies in the United States, she was responsible for growing businesses, assisting with start-ups, making high-level placements while providing guidance and direction.

A successful executive in the private, non-profit and government sectors, Linda has brought a level of excellence to her companies and their teams.  Her outstanding managerial and organizational successes ensure pbc consistently operates at a peak of professionalism and efficiency.


Krypton Ventures is a partnership between US Plus Trading and Conscientia Research.

Jim Cooper – Principal of Conscientia ResearchJim Cooper

Jim has had more than 20 years of market research, market intelligence and competitive analysis experience. He has assisted over 300 companies enter the United States, and has helped many other companies enter markets around the world. To achieve this, Jim created his consultancy, Conscientia Research, a full-service market research business.

The goals of the company are to make businesses successful and competitive by employing research to understand markets and avoid relying on assumptions about how a market works. Jim offers a number of services to help new companies achieve success including market sizing, primary and secondary research, market and customer validation, competitive analysis and strategy, supply-chain optimization, production analysis, business planning, and SBIR grant assistance.

He specializes in helping very early stage startups with emerging technologies in the fields of life sciences, computer tech, clean tech, ag tech and automation achieve success by guiding them from proof of concept to pre-revenue to commercialization.