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Demetria Jones

Demetria established KBS Insights to support businesses seeking to improve performance, develop and execute a turnaround plan or navigate a crisis. She provides business leaders with timely insights and accurate analysis to enable them to make critical decisions and create a path forward. Demetria has a reputation for quickly understanding businesses, applying a commercial approach to analysis and communicating findings in a relatable manner. She delivers measurable and practical solutions with clarity. Prior to establishing KBS Insights, Demetria held positions with EY and Deloitte for 13 years in Australia and the UK. She is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a Graduate Member of the Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

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Alexander Brown

Alexander Brown - Co-Founder and Consultant

Alex is an experienced start-up founder and consultant with substantial experience in bootstrapping and running start-ups while over-seeing high-powered teams. Alex cut his teeth as a commercial analyst in the corporate world for 10 years, focusing on financial modeling, forecasting, and analysing major projects in the development and resource industries. Alex is 5 years into his start-up journey, having bootstrapped and scaled 2ndLease, a two-sided marketplace platform, across Australia while participating in Steve Baxter’s Telstra backed accelerator, raised seed funding, built and managed a team of 8 including oversight of product/tech development, operations, strategy and growth/partnerships. During this time Alex has developed an extensive network in the Australian startup community of VC’s, Startups of all stages and accelerator, and other programs. His focus currently is working with businesses that wish to implement technology solutions into their organisation to scale or reach new customers, or simply enhance the product/service offering.

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amplifi HR

Annaliese van Riet - Director & Founder

amplifi HR are people & culture specialists working as a trusted extension of your team. We are a Sydney-based business consultancy specialising in strategic human resources support. We work remotely and onsite with a number of clients around Australia and internationally. ​amplifi HR enables your business to thrive and scale through your people and culture via our HR-as-a-service. What you need, as you need it, how you need it. Whether you require outsourced human resources support, a virtual HR Director, advice on setting up HR for the first time, or a specific project piece of work, we can build on your foundations and amplify your business. Founder Annaliese van Riet, has extensive experience building and scaling HR within start-ups, scaleups and growth businesses. When it comes to building high performance cultures, amplifi HR can see the big picture and can also implement and operationalise it. We know what makes great cultures tick. We know what it takes to balance the transactional with the strategic. We partner with you and your team to deliver creative people and culture solutions and recommendations on how to operationalise them.

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Angela Barbazeni

Barbazeni - Founder

With a deep passion for the art and science of negotiation, Angela has delivered bespoke commercial and behavioural development solutions across 4 continents for a range of corporate clients. As a Negotiation Consultant, Angela taught over 1,100 people how to negotiate and maximise a deal.

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Ron Schwartz

Brass Tacks - Founder

Ron is a highly experienced change agent, coach and adviser with over 20 years of experience helping leaders, teams and organisations improve their effectiveness and performance. His work has extended from mature multinationals to early stage startups. He has led successful transformation projects with large companies including in retail, financial services, SaaS, gaming, and energy. In his work with startups he has supported a variety of clients in retail, healthcare, insurance services/insuretech, food and beverage, and education. Successful business projects include: Turning around flagging sales for a US fashion retailer (increasing employee engagement, customer advocacy and same store comparative performance) Supporting the shift of a cloud based benefits administrator from start-up to EBITDA positivity More than doubling assets under management of a domestic boutique fund manager to become a global asset management leader Establishing clear and concise aspirations for a brand research startup and supporting growth of 70% Y-o-Y

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Mark Kehoe

Sastrugi Pty Ltd - Principal

Experienced Executive Director (private & ASX), early stage investor and advisor with over 20 years specialising in transformative digital/online/technology businesses. Successful track record of increasing business value through building and leading strategy and success through key periods of disruption, transformation, acquisitions, consolidation and growth, in C-suite and director roles. Hands on knowledge and extensive experience in the Australian, US and international technology & digital environment. Some of Mark’s career highligths are: Founding member of GraysOnline ecommerce group, Head of Digital at Virgin Australia, Investor and/or board member of disruptive innovators (startup through to public) in AU, US & EU, ED of ASX listed early stage AI company

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Lucy Bloom

Lucy Flamingo Bloom - Consultant

Lucy Bloom is a consulting CEO. She is predominantly a fundraising consultant but also has particular expertise and an impressive track record in social media, communicating difficult concepts for mass appeal, branding, systems workflow and key measures for success. Lucy fixes companies and is skilled in business administration, human resources, cost and time efficiencies and digital streamlining. She has a special interest in working with grassroots organisations and is an ideas machine. As an experienced governance and fundraising consultant, she has led the establishment and transformation of major organisations, their boards, policy and procedure, company structure and constitutional change. This has given them a solid, streamlined and compliant foundation for significant, transparent growth at world-class standards.

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Essential Shift

Laetitia Andrac - Founder

A change in position, direction, or focus. To go from one place to another. Essential Shift supports individuals, teams, and organisations on their journey of change. We help them dive within, make the shift they need and emerge with the right mindset and productive actions to bring their innovative project to life with clarity and impact. To do so, we combine the best of well-known business strategy and innovation frameworks with self development and mindfulness, in a unique multidisciplinary and holistic approach.

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