Experience

  • Writer

    at Freelance

    December 2015 - at Present

    State of Victoria

  • Co-Founder & CEO

    at Airly Group

    October 2015 - at Present

    State of Victoria

    Airly is Australia’s first technology-enabled, membership-based unlimited air travel service. Part of a co-founding entrepreneurial team; responsible for overall management, business development and investor relations. - Achieved significant PR and media exposure, leading to business model validation and traction. - Led disruptive aviation business model redesigns with technology as a strategic foundation. - Developed value-adding partnerships with other disruptive brands such as Uber, AirBnB and Vinomofo. - Developed a strong network and relationships with Australian, Asian and US-based venture capital, high net worth, and private investor communities. - Undertook extensive market research into subscription-based and sharing economy, including USA pioneers.

  • Consultant & Principal

    at Speedbird

    December 2015 - December 2016

    State of Victoria

    Speedbird provides consulting services in account management, business development, complex sales & solutions, and start-up & entrepreneurial consulting. - Developed a strong network and relationships within Australian and US start-up ecosystems. - Assisted clients with specific deliverables such as investor messaging, presentation skills and business plans. - Founding partner of Inspire9 Academy, a peer-to-peer learning platform delivered at co-working locations. - Accepted as an Expert360 independent Strategy Consultant (https://expert360.com/profile/5788766ea6) - Accepted as a Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Council Member (https://glg.it) - Service Design Consultant with Make Studios September 2016

  • Account Manager / Territory Manager

    at Caterpillar Inc.

    August 2008 - September 2015

    State of Victoria

    Marketing Graduate: 2008 Australian Defence Force Account Manager: 2009 - 2010 Major Account Manager: 2010 - 2016 Territory Manager (Victoria & Tasmania): 2013-2015 Senior Territory Manager (Western Australian & South Australia): 2015

  • Pilot Officer

    at Royal Australian Air Force

    January 2003 - September 2008

    Australian Capital Territory

    Officer Cadet and Pilot; streamlined for fast jet operations. - Responsible for captaincy decisions and flight planning as a military pilot. - Established and introduced standard operating procedures for airfield emergency responses. - Developed Boeing Site Assessment for F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet operations. - Awarded US Air Force exchange opportunity for military and academic excellence.

Education

  • MBA (Executive)

    at University of New South Wales: Australian Graduate School of Management

    2010 - 2013 (3 years) State of New South Wales

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

    at Caterpillar University

    2008 - 2010 (2 years) State of Victoria

  • Diploma of Government (Management)

    at Royal Australian Air Force

    2006 - 2008 (2 years) State of Victoria

  • Bachelor of Business

    at University of New South Wales: Australian Defence Force Academy

    2003 - 2006 (3 years) Australian Capital Territory

  • Victorian Certificate of Education

    at Brighton Grammar School

    1996 - 2001 (5 years) State of Victoria

Languages

  • English Native

  • German Conversation

  • French Elementary

  • Latin Elementary

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