Warren Reynolds controls coffee franchise Muzz Buzz and is the honorary consult to the Republic of Belarus, a former part of the Soviet Union still strongly aligned to Russia and considered the least democratic country in Europe by a variety of human rights groups.
Mr Reynolds was previously in the recruitment sector. He sold his business into Recruiters Australia ahead of a late 1999 public float of the national operation and stepped up as managing director until late 2000. By May 2001 the ASX-listed business had collapsed.
He emerged from the wreckage with Management Search Australasia, leading a buyout of the WA business from the administrators in May 2001.
In 2006, national recruiting firm Chandler Macleod bought MSA for between a reported $6 million and $10 million.