A dynamic entrepreneur and strategic thinker Mark is highly skilled in seeing the bigger picture and 'connecting the dots' to turn ideas into results. With a natural ability to grasp complex computing concepts Mark fills the gap between technology and the business world - often finding technological solutions to business problems and business solutions to tech problems.
After a successful international gymnastics sporting career Mark qualified and worked as a Chartered Accountant, Tax Agent, IT & commercialisation consultant, senior IT sales professional, award winning tour operator, business mentor, CEO and Board Member. During this time Mark spent a number of years in sales, consulting and management positions in the IT industry. He has worked for companies such as KPMG, Apple Computer, Dun & Bradstreet, Platinum Technology (now CA) and Microsoft Corporation being responsible for some of Australia's largest and most important government customers and projects.
With an Accounting degree majoring in international business Mark was 26 years old when he established his own international businesses including MudMaps Wilderness Tours, a specialist adventure tour company dealing with overseas visitors to Australia's national parks.
Mark routinely volunteers, mentors and has provided assistance to many start-ups, non profit organisations and ventures including charities such as Pollie Pedal and Alamad, local tennis clubs, regional and state operator associations, the Australian International Hotel School, and Balloon Fiesta Australia. Mark mentors and consults to start-up businesses in the IT and Travel industries . His training, broad business experience and extensive travelling has also given him a global network of friends and colleagues to draw upon.
Stefan has over 22 years of business experience in high technology.
After his work as an honours student at the Australian National University, he became a top sales performer at Apple Computer in Australia, twice winning Apple’s highest global sales award: The Golden Apple.
He moved to the USA with Apple in 1993 and began working for Apple Pacific and eventually moved to Apple’s Developer Relations as the senior manager for the International Developer Group where he rebuilt the organization in each region around the world. While working at Apple’s headquarters in California, he created a Partnership Management Workshop that converted technology developers worldwide into powerful business partners and allies. He also developed a framework for bringing technology, sales, and marketing interests together into a strategy and executable plan designed to produce a significant return on investment (ROI) as a result of developing for Apple’s platform.
After 11 years at Apple, he joined a start-up called Beatnik in a senior business development role where he focused on the mobile technologies industry and worked closely with wireless technology companies around the world. After Beatnik he has worked with Australian technology companies to bring them to the Silicon Valley. DPM Pty Ltd and Intelledox, Inc. (Australia) specifically have both experienced greater success in Australia and abroad because of his mentoring, support and business development work.
He has an extensive worldwide network into the computer and mobile technologies industries. He was the President of the International Business Forum (IBF) in the Silicon Valley (a volunteer professional organization).
A natural executive leader and mentor, Graham is adept at aligning company visions with rapid growth strategies, from the board through senior team members.
Since achieving his BSc in Hotel Catering and Tourism Management Graham's 30+ year career has spanned the Global travel and hospitality industry, where he managed Utell's 2,500 hotels in EMEA and directed centralised reservations and global sales for Disneyland Paris. Moving to Australia in 1995 Graham operated as CEO for Traveland (part of Ansett Airlines responsible for 1500 staff and 420 retail travel centres) and See Australia (the domestic arm of Tourism Australia). His work as Managing Director, Classifieds of Fairfax Digital (property, jobs and cars) saw him growing internet based revenues in excess of $100m annually.
As a natural communicator and creative marketer Graham excels at forging rapid business growth strategies and projects. He has consulted and mentored many clients with high growth objectives including Decipher Technologies, CRC for Sustainable Tourism, Central New South Wales Tourism , Digital DM, Insite, AAATourism and Sabre Pacific.
Graham's specialities include: Brand Development and Media Advertising, Strategic Partnerships, Psychographic market segmentation, Culture and Change Management, as well as Mergers & Acquisitions.
A natural executive leader and mentor, Paul is a master at leading and energizing teams to have a profound and positive impacts on shareholder value.
Based in Paris he coaches budding entrepreneurs at INSEAD where he holds an Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship role.
Paul has over 23 years business experience in high technology, at both startups and major technology companies. He has significant P&L ownership experience and has successfully managed budgets in the millions. He holds a bachelors degree from Harvard University.
After completion of his studies Paul joined several IT companies, including Apple Computer, undertaking diverse roles ranging from technical evangalist to international sales positions and managing strategic global developer relationships. A stint at NEC Computers saw him introduced in excess of US$500m worth of new business before he took VP Finance and VP Operational roles in internet media and printing companies. For 6 years he was a partner in a global consultancy, The Hatchery, that re-envigorated older companies and built new ventures incldung raising finance and creating business plans for large scale operations.
Following the closure of The Hatchery Paul undertook a CEO role for a technology startup, Vyro Games, in Ireland. Since moving to France Paul has been conducting rapid growth bootcamps and training for entreprenuers and other executive and social entrepreneurial consulting.
Paul is fluent in many languages including English, Thai, American Sign Language, and is studying Mandarin and French.
A dynamic and creative digital brand marketer and entrepreneur Chris brings amazing clarity, strategy and opportunity to how an organisation presents itself to the world.
Chris started selling golf balls at age 8 and quickly learnt where to stand to get the best trade opportunities. Regardless of your sales technique you had to be at the right place at the right time to get a look in by the passing trade.
This basic business principle has stood the test of time as Chris and his teams have grown numerous ventures and commerical marketing campaigns for global brands such as Hong Kong Tourism, Australian Wool International, Reebok, Audi, Singapore Airlines, Kellogg, Samsung, Pfizer, Morrissey, Seiko, Sydney Airport, Nike, British Tourism and British Airways as well as various large banks.
Over the years Chris and his teams have excelled at helping large and small organisations brand themselves digitially and contemporarily.