CEO - FOUNDER
Ryan has extensive commercial experience in the application of value innovation to create new commercial opportunities, verticals and enter new markets. He has held numerous strategic alliance/partnership consultancy roles for Telecom related organizations in North America, Europe and Asia. Ryan founded Kornerstone a “social commerce” technology platform responsible for the MySpace Mobile Recharge Service in partnership with News Limited, EmergingVentures a consultancy firm providing commercial partnerships for new market entry and served as director for a managed service provider operating in 92 countries. He was founding shareholder and director of global strategic partnerships for SkyNetGlobal one of the first companies in the world to commercialize wireless broadband & completed ASX IPO in September 2000.
Ryan has been involved in the global Telecom markets since 1994 representing IMG, the worlds largest Sports, Entertainment & Management Company where he specialized in international Corporate Sponsorship for the Telecommunication & Technology sectors.
Bryson’s no nonsense commercial approach has been honed by over 15 years in the entrepreneurial space in senior executive positions and as a Director for the last 5. With a background in payments including First Data, CashCard and a degree in psychology aiding his understanding of communications and motivations, Bryson specializes in corporate strategy, governance, product development and solution design.
Company highlights include Kornerstone, which was responsible for the MySpace (Mobile) Recharge program and the latest, where Bryson is an Executive Director - Benojo, is an emerging social platform that increases collaboration between businesses, employees and causes to assist in creating social impact.
Established Expedite Strategy in 2011 as a boutique consulting firm. Prior to that Phil was a Principal of Crowe Horwath’s (5th Largest Accounting Firm in Australia and 8th Largest Globally) within their Corporate Finance division. Phil joined the firm in 1997 and became a Principal of the firm’s Corporate Finance division in 2007.
Phil’s clients have included private and public companies, across a broad range of industries such as healthcare services, food and beverage distribution, IT and communications, manufacturing, and distribution. Phil has acted as lead advisor on a number of successful business sales and mergers for clients in a variety of industries, and has worked on international transactions with businesses in Asia and the United States.
Phil currently works with a number of software and IT companies on their international expansion.
Seb is the CEO of Blue Chilli, regarded by many as Australia's leading technology incubator. With 10 years in the Navy as a weapons engineer and having built, run and sold several startups, Seb's technical and business intuition for startups is simply genius. His passion and energy have earned him awards such as Anthill's 30under30 and the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2012 BlueChilli ranked third most innovative company in the BRW.
Chief Marketing Officer
With a background in health, Allan learnt first-hand the value of thorough research, clear communication and customer feedback. Applying these values to the online-space, he co-founded an e-health startup in 2011. Allan was able to identify a gap in the market and had a vision to create a platform for managing health-related inquiries. He successfully optimised the content marketing strategy, leveraged social media and search-engine marketing to create a sizable user-base.
Allan is an active member in Sydney's Digital Marketing community and helps run courses out of General Assembly. Allan currently advises a range of clients on marketing strategy; from budding entrepreneurs in early-stage start-ups, to senior executives of national companies. Allan specialises in digital and mobile marketing, and brings his experience in analytics, social media and marketing strategy to the TopMe team.
Managing Director, South East Asia
Product and Market entry strategist with in-depth experience of customer focused product development, fiscal management and team leadership. Strong understanding and application experience in leveraging the business benefit of data, the engagement power of great content on social channels and the disruptive influence of mobile.
A digital optimist he believes in the power of technology to build brands and profit, while acknowledging that it takes discipline and the wisdom of the crowd to make sure the technology serves the community as a whole.
Working across Asia since 2006, first from Hong Kong and since 2010, Singapore where he and his family is now resident.