A growing group of smart doers
With a focus on all things innovation, I love a technical challenge and push for disruption and commercial simplicity. I grew up in the Channel Islands in Europe, studied at Oxford University and worked for 6 years in London at Detica, a niche Analytics firm. I then had the opportunity to move to Brisbane to set up and build the EY analytics team before kicking things off with Aginic.
Born in Brissy, started out as a chartered accountant but rarely do that anymore! Loves new technology and learning how it's applied to businesses. I think its awesome that my job is meeting people, understanding their business and coming up with solutions. Try to have fun and aiming to be the office table tennis champ (still a fair way off!!!).
Ian RodinNon-Executive Chairman
A chartered accountant for over 35 years, I've travelled a lot and worked in Australia for over 27 years.I'm loving working with a great team in a smart, vibrant, values-based organisation which is really going places. I feel energised every time I walk through the door.
James HayesChief Executive Officer
James is an experienced agile coach and delivery manager with an impressive track record of helping teams and organisations across the world find pragmatic ways of improving the way they deliver for their customers. James is able to help people quickly make improvements in a fail safe way and keep the momentum of change up over the long term.
Angel ChanChief Operating Officer
Globe-trotter, foodie, bookworm and analytics consultant. Passionate about using data in smart ways to drive better decisions and outcomes. Loving the pace of change in Aginic because there are always new challenges - from a growing company to evolving technologies. It's also the most geeky, hilarious, motivated and genuine team I've had the fortune to work with.
Richard GlewChief Technology Officer
Rich is a proven executive, leader, coach and mentor, with more than 20 years of IT experience, including over ten years in senior management roles with The Walt Disney Company, CTO of LiteracyPlanet, Principal Consultant with ThoughtWorks and Head of Data at Coles. He has a deep specialisation in leading and coaching digital product teams to high performance and working with clients to devise and deliver their Digital Strategy.
Dale is a software engineer and data analyst specialising in web development and business intelligence using modern cloud technology. His experience includes building systems to scale for hundreds of millions of users. He has worked for both public and private sector organisations across industries such as health, recreation, entertainment, video games, education, and defence.
David HodgesManaging Director - NSW/ACT
With over 20 years consulting experience including 9 as a Big4 partner, helping clients improve performance and manage risk better. I dived headfirst into the world of data and haven't looked back! I co-founded Aginic Sydney and love being a part of our awesome growth story, working with our incredibly talented crew to solve business problems differently with data. Love tennis, running, and all things Max Tegmark.
A former health professional with over 10 years clinical and technology consulting experience. I came to Australia from Africa when I was 10 years old and haven't looked back. The Aginic team is unbelievably smart, vibrant, friendly, honest and hard working. We are in a very fortunate position of being able to work with a range of the latest technology platforms to help solve some of society's most wicked problems.
Pietari KeurulainenAssociate Director
Finnish designer with 10+ years experience in digital. Gets excited about designing innovative and user-centered digital experiences and empowering teams to utilise design thinking to create better digital products. Loves playing sports, gaming and drinking a good cup of coffee.
Cassandra SchultzPrincipal Analyst
An animal loving mathematician who's dabbled with a bit of coding. Gets a buzz out of being able to solve tricky questions for clients using analytics and seeing the reaction that results. Loves the culture of the team and enjoys the excitement that comes with every day in the office.
Evan WilliamsPrincipal - Customer Automation
I have a long history of helping people work with data and automation. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science - Applied Computing from the Queensland University of Technology, I started my career in enterprise data management with the Queensland Government. Following this, my passion for data saw me working for many large enterprises in the United Kingdom. At Aginic, I love working with our team and clients to help them unlock the potential of their data with analytics and automation. Outside of that, I love family time, photography, and tracking my health journey with analytics!
Biomedical engineer turned data dude. Enjoys working collaborative in teams to solve complex technical and social problems; passionate about finding elegant solutions. Inspired by people and their stories. Likes food, dislikes John Cusack. Always intrigued by the 'how' and the 'why'.
Carl can make numbers dance, uncover their secrets, and explain their insights to anyone from the board room to the pool room. He has a strong background in the practical application of advance analytics and machine learning techniques. The awesome people and the exciting engagements make Aginic a great place to be!
Kieran JordanOperations Manager
Insatiably curious. I spend my time seeking interesting problems, nice people to work with and a good cup of tea. To date this search has spanned an eclectic range of fields, from consulting, physics and social science to activism and specialty coffee. While content with any good puzzle I'm particularly interested in solutions that improve people's everyday experience, whether that’s providing better health outcomes in hospitals or simply better tasting coffee.
Nathan BowenData Analyst
20+ years’ experience in data management and business intelligence projects. I enjoy making data easily accessible to everyone by crafting libraries of beautifully curated data so consumers, analysts, and scientists can do what they do best and derive insights. In my spare time I like to combine my love of food, coffee and outdoors with my Suzuki Jimny beach adventures.
Commerce and Digital Business graduate who enjoys challenges presented from working across new and different tools and technologies. Has a keen interest in exploring relationships across data sets and translating them into simple, effective insights and actions for organisations. Loves having a social team environment because of the awesome vibe it creates in the office whether we’re working on a project or catching up over some table tennis.
Christine DixonLead Analyst
I came to analytics via biomedical research, including drug screening, biophysics and genetics, with a heavy focus on science communication. Data isn't interesting by itself; you need creativity to build the transformations, metrics and visualisations to turn it into meaning. Show me your data and let's build a story together.
David BishopLead Analyst
Mathematician and (semi-professional) musician with an unashamedly niche sense of humour. Strengths are statistics, programming, and working with large datasets. Driven by constantly reading, learning, and finding new novel ways to solve problems. Could literally talk for hours about footy if required. Loves the social and friendly work culture, and always up for banter.
Mark BoongalingSenior Analyst
Mechanical Engineer turned IT data analyst and programmer. Strengths include process automation, documentation and communicating the complicated in a simple manner. He has a passion for seeing people have their 'light bulb' moment either from learning something new and novel to unsurfacing new insights in their own data. He is an avid rock climber, tennis player and baker. When he is not solving problems on the computer he can be found solving problems on the wall or in the kitchen.
Natasha DronovaSenior Analyst
Professionally, I love discovering insights from complex data. Personally, I say "Yes" to every opportunity that comes my way and chase the ones that try sneaking by: I'm an avid language learner, tennis player, teacher and puzzle solver. I love learning new technologies every day and enjoy working in a team on innovative projects!
Naunghton WilliamsSenior Analyst
Business graduate now data analyst. Born in England and raised in South Africa. Passionate about working collaboratively to solve complex problems and also eating until I fall into a coma. I enjoy working at Aginic because of the emphasis on learning and being very friendly and inclusive.
Ruoran HuangSenior Data Scientist
I was always fascinated by coding, what can be done with code felt like magic. But after high school I somehow ended up in engineering, during which I discovered a passion for data analytics. After 7 years as an engineer in the mining industry, I finally found the courage to make that career jump, combining my passion for coding and data. It was the best career decision I have ever made. These days I love learning new tech, getting insights from data, seeing how my skills can help improve business processes, and just having fun nerding out.
Likes solving data mysteries with my trusty fellow data-detectives. Studied psychology, business and econometrics across North America and Australia with forays into peri-operative research, behavioural economics, gender disparities in finance and cognitive neuroscience. She likes to surf, ski, hike and flow.
As a Process Improvement engineer, I enjoy to solve problems with data and support business to make informed decisions. I advocate that data should tell a story, provide insights and answer questions to improve the decision making process. Passionate about learning new skills and being frequently challenged, I enjoy to be part of the data and coding community where I keep to top of the latest trends in the industry. A way I get excited to combine my values with my job is supporting new starters through mentorship.
Mathematician turned Data Analyst; I love finding new ways to utilise data to gather useful insights. My experience teaching at university has given me the ability to communicate advanced concepts to just about anyone. I am excited to solve interesting and complex problems and always have an optimistic approach going into anything new. I spend my spare time drinking coffee and playing futsal.
Mathematical physics PhD turned data consultant! Love to provide clients data insights as well as challenging myself to understand their fields. Absolutely enjoy to be immersed in a practical problem that can be tackled by new technologies! Love the supportive environment and the growth mindset promoted at Aginic.
Evan is a data analyst with a strong passion for learning and understanding the why and how of problems. Loves gaining a detailed understanding of businesses to leverage their data and help make informed decisions and explaining technical work in the simplest of terms.
With a background in Applied Mathematics and Information Technology, I've turned Data Consultant. I am energised by working in a collaborative environment connecting different skills and finding solutions for complex problems. When not solving business problems using data, I am outdoors exploring, either running, hiking or being in contact with nature.
Post graduate Data Scientist, serving in the capacity of Data Analyst, having 7 plus years of professional experience in diverse culture of Data Consultancy, BPO Solutions and Telecommunication Sector. Passionate about digging deeper into data and bringing numerous insights out. Always keen to learn new data ETL and visualising tools. Along with my passion for analytics, I love to play Cricket, Football and watch movies.
A passionate Commerce and Business Analytics professional, with experience in Accounting, turned Financial & Performance Analyst; now Data Analyst. Loves tackling big challenges head on, creating awesome outcomes and constantly learning new tools and technologies along the way. Driven by his passion for analytics and how it shapes the world around us, Sam strives to deliver the best possible data driven solutions. Alongside his passion for analytics, Sam loves tennis, guitar and long (dog) walks on the beach.
Coming from a doctorate in Computational Neuroscience research, I am passionate about machine learning and predictive analytics, and have a keen interest in developing elegant, powerful, and efficient data-driven solutions to complex business problems. I am also an aspiring Computer Scientist and love programming and coding. Outside of work, I am crazy about escape rooms, and enjoy playing squash and card+board+video games.
A data analyst with previous experience in financial services and startups and graduated with four majors in Accounting, Finance, Economics and Statistics. Driven by the desire to make the world better, Blair is passionate about using numbers and technology to discover purposeful insights and solve dynamic problems. Outside of work, Blair could talk endlessly about social sciences and sports and is always down for travelling and karaoke.
With formal education in data science, mathematics and IT, I’ve come into Data Analytics with a passion to solve complex problems and learn as much as I can from the people around me. Outside of work, I love to get stuck into personal design/technology/engineering projects, catch-up with friends or plan for my next outdoor adventure.
Commerce graduate whose career started in tax advisory but decided to make the (very) smart move to data analytics. I love how data analytics allows me to work in a technical way but still approach problems with a creative flair. I’m originally from West Yorkshire, England but moved to Australia almost 10 years ago. Even though I've lived here for some time I still have a strong accent and a love for English Breakfast Tea.
An eye for detail and patterns plus a love of problem solving has lead Jess to analytics. Most of her experience is in aged care where she enjoyed identifying trends then working closely with both staff and management to communicate insights, provide training and assist in change management where required. Outside of work she loves being outdoors, good food, being with family and friends and escape rooms!
Jordan loves machine learning, exploring data and uncovering the stories it tells. Previously studied mathematics in the UK and has a keen interest in the field of health. Outside of work hobbies include going to the gym, 4wd’ing and researching new things.
I’m an analyst with a background in Mathematics. The challenge to solve complex problems using data drives me to continuously learn. I enjoy combining technical skills with soft skills to derive simple and elegant solutions. Outside work, I enjoy exploring new cuisines and nature walks.
Anna FranssonBrand & Creative Lead
An ocean-obsessed Swede inspired by science fiction, travel and most of all the people I work with! Creating a fulfilling user experience with elegant designs is very rewarding, whether it's an interactive dashboard, service experience or brand identity.
Emma FreyaDesignOps Manager
Qualified Swedish chef with experience in financial planning; turned developer; now designer. Loves creating awesome stuff. Enjoys turning concepts to beautiful pieces visualised on the web. Engaged by learning new things on the job everyday. Energised by our social work culture.
Mechanical Engineering graduate, Fragrance Consultant and now Number Nerd. Loves diving deep into the data to find new stories then making them look gorgeous on the front end. Excited to work with such a young and motivated team. Competitive ping-pong enthusiast who is passionate about finding humour in any situation.
Blending an analytical background in Commerce (Finance & Accounting) with a keen eye for design, I love being able to talk with different people everyday, understanding their wants and needs to devise intuitive, easy-to-use solutions that enhance their lives. Love learning about all things design & fashion related, as well as getting a climb in at the local bouldering gym
I am Bradley, a designer at Aginic. I have graduated university with a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in Interactive and UX Design, and minoring in 3D Design. I love creating user interfaces and deciding how to best layout all the information that will lead to an excellent user experience. In my spare time I enjoy playing Mario games, watching motorsport and keeping up with the latest tech
A product designer who's growing to love the startup space! Super keen to explore the world of ed-tech and health-tech and see how I can be making a difference with design thinking and user research. Love working in cross functional teams as it teaches me to be adaptive and rely on my teammates. In my off-time, I enjoy staying active with sports and playing music.
Paul ThorntonHead of Adaptive Delivery (Agile Chapter Chair)
Paul was one of a small number of people who instigated Sky's (UK) move to Scrum and the digitisation of their services (such as Sky Go, Sky News, and the award winning Sky Sports app), across web and mobile (this was later mirrored by Foxtel so you can thank him for Foxtel Go!). He has a wealth of experience having worked for leading bluechip companies (Trinity Mirror, Elsevier, Sky, UKTV) over the past 20 years and comes from computer science, software engineering, web development background - still loves to dabble with new tech when given the chance. Being a long term believer and practitioner of agile principles and extreme programming practices over the past 14 years, has given him the ability to oversee the success of large and complex agile programs whilst also coaching the improvement of the team's technical practices.
Rowan WalshSenior Delivery Manager
Moving to Australia from Ireland in 2006 Rowan started his career as a Data Analyst in the Market Research industry, and over time moved more into delivery facilitation and coaching, most recently working with Macquarie in their Regulatory Reporting and Banking and Financial Services areas. He focuses a lot on improving the way that teams work, and takes a pragmatic approach when encouraging change and enabling delivery. Rowan is a firm believer in the core Agile Principles, and the value that empowering all members of a team can have when delivering client focused solutions. He is a rugby tragic, and spends his free time with his family, watching rugby with mates, and enjoying a craft beer or two.
Ariane BissonAgile Project Manager
Freshly arrived in Brisbane for the warm weather and cool vibes, Ariane has gained 10+ years experience in organisational transformation in Canada, leading large-scale transformation programs in the context of enterprise-wide agility implementation, digital shifts, mergers and acquisitions, technological change, and organisational design optimisation. Naturally drawn by the human aspect of a change, she thrives on working with leaders and their teams to help them build sustainable changes while contributing to their behavioural and cultural evolution. Yogi and ocean lover, she’ll never say no to an acai bowl!
Daniel JohnSenior Adaptive Delivery Manager and Agile Coach
With over 10 years’ delivery experience across a range of different industries, including construction, video games, mobile apps, and government, DJ brings a wealth of knowledge. He is passionate about continuously improving how teams work together and enabling them to deliver great results.
Felix KieferSenior Delivery Manager
Studied International Business in Dortmund (Germany), gained experience in Europe, South America and Australia in various industries. Enjoys simple and intuitive designs and strives to tackle problems from unusual angles and perspectives. Always curious how things work. Savours the diversity and energy of the team.
Frank ValksEnterprise Agile Coach
Experienced (~30 Years) technical IT practitioner and using my enterprise agile delivery coach role to get the best out of people, creating high performing teams who produce high quality deliverables. This includes large scale programs (~3000 People) and executive leadership coaching. Like to work with people who are passionate and together we try to solve complex problems in innovative ways.
Gaurang ShahAgile Project Manager
G is an accidental project manager who then decided to become really good at it. With nearly 22 years of experience spanning first People & Culture, and then Project Management, G brings unique skill sets to any team. He is a servant leader, a mentor, a coach and a team player who believes in bringing out the best in everyone. He is as adept at building relationships, as he is at bringing order out of chaos. He thrives on challenges and feels they bring out the best in him. He is also an amateur poet, hoping to publish a collection one day soon!
Margie IliescuDelivery lead
Margie is a Certified Scrum Master with experience in applying Scrum principles and practices in a number of different organisational settings. Margie’s background has included work on large scale process transformations in complex regulatory environments and in software development and data analytics projects. She is passionate about using an Agile mindset and ways of working to help teams and individuals thrive.
Jasmine GardnerDelivery lead
Jasmine is a delivery lead with a background in project coordination, facilitation and team management. She is experienced in facilitating team cohesion within projects, keeping the team aligned and with direction for project delivery and has the ability to analyse and reflect on processes and tasks to achieve organisational and customer aligned outcomes. Jasmine has been the delivery lead for several projects within Aginic helping to drive continuous improvement within the project team within the Department of Education (NT) project and advocating for consistent and clear team communication within large project delivery teams. Jasmine spends her time playing DnD, video games and having her cats run along the keyboard
Sarah KenyonDelivery lead
Sarah has been in the facilitation space for years with a focus on entrepreneurship and professional development. Coming from a background in program coordination and owning multiple businesses she has a knack for keeping tabs on the big picture, developing a solid strategy and being the team’s biggest cheerleader. Within Aginic, Sarah has been the delivery lead on multiple projects ranging from education, health, digital experience and insurance. She will continue to empower the team and drive change. Sarah will often go by “Sheriff” and throw out some cringe Western puns from time to time. Yeehaw!
Dong ZhouLead engineer
I am a senior engineer with expertise at GIS and asset management for more than 15 years. I have been helping out building a few startups from the ground and have experience of Desktop, Web and mobile applications architecture designing and implementations and I am passionate about cutting-edge technologies such as Rust, WebAssemblies and Web3 etc.
Malcolm sharmanLead Engineer
Mal is a deeply experienced engineer with over 20 years experience in data and software engineering and management. He is an engineer and architect with experience across a wide range of industries and domains and specialises in designing and implementing solutions to solve difficult technical problems always with the end user in mind. Delivery of solutions is always at front of mind, and he has the track record of delivering solutions that solve those issues.
Terry MunroLead engineer
Terry is a software and data engineer with over 10 years experience and is passionate about helping to solve all types of problems with data and software. He has always strived to offer the most cost effective solutions to business requirements with an eye on how to scale up when needed. He prefers to listen than to talk except to ask questions. A life-long continuous learner, not afraid to admit when he does not know something but will do whatever it takes to learn about it.
Ian FergusonSenior Data Engineer
Senior Data Engineer with a background in software engineering data solutions. I love finding ways to make life easier for those working with data. I look forward to working with a team to find creative ways to solve difficult problems. Outside of work, you can find me being active, usually playing a sport or exercising.
First and foremost a tinkerer, previously working as a Data Scientist with a background in Biomedical and Mechatronics Engineering. I am naturally curious about all things tech and I strive for innovation and continuous improvement in all parts of my life and love to continue honing my skills. In my spare time I love fishing, cooking and gaming with friends.
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Sebastian HavilandSenior Software Engineer
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Vijay RajagopalanSenior Data Engineer
I have been helping out building a few startups from the ground and have experience of Desktop, Web and mobile applications architecture designing and implementations and I am passionate about cutting-edge technologies such as Rust, WebAssemblies and Web3 etc.
Surabhi NigamData Engineer
Surabhi is a data engineer and your go to guide for wine, food and all things tech. She's passionate about creating reliable and reusable solutions. With her experience with diverse tech stacks and extensive global exposure, she brings creativity and ingenuity capabilities to problem solving. She has a crazy appetite for food and she'll never say no to a cup of coffee.
I have a passion for all things tech and I love creating things. My hobbies include programming, writing short stories and saying psspsspss to any cat I see, including my own panther Piccolo. I have a background in digital marketing and I run my own online business on the side. I'm always eager to learn new things and can't wait to see where the Aginic journey will lead!
Hello. Do you love to code too? I've been at it for as long as I can remember. There's a certain je ne sais quoi - a feeling about writing code and watching it whirr to life that's simply wonderful. With a breadth of experience across various domains, from web development to machine learning, just let me know how I can help. Goodbye!
Computer science graduate with a passion for problem solving and all things nerdy. Loves to sit down and wrap his head around a problem before jumping in and getting it developed. Has already learnt so much and is excited to learn even more from our friendly team.
Biomedical engineer turned software engineer with interests in problem solving and innovation. Daniel enjoys learning about new technologies and using them to solve problems. Excited to join the team with Aginic and learn and thrive alongside the amazing people within Aginic. Loves contemplating all kinds of questions and discussing them with others.
Ben ForbesCommercial and Community Lead/Manager
A passionate marketing professional who loves looking at the bigger picture. A background in tourism, health and manufacturing industries, and a love for the arts (especially music). Continually motivated by the role data analytics can play in shaping our world, and learning from the best in the biz here at Aginic.
Jeff DunbarHead of Support
I joined Aginic back in 2019, ah, the simpler times. I look after the IT systems for internal staff and am the first point of contact for external clients requiring support. Prior to Aginic I have worked in a broad-range of industries, from Video Games to an ISP to Gaming to Mining. When not solving the world’s problems, I can be found playing video and board games, pinball or at my weekly Parkrun ritual.
Kimberly BeebeBusiness Development Manager
Kimberly specialises in commercial growth and understanding the use of data for great business outcomes across the FSI and energy sector. Professional background of more than 15 years with a concentration in partnerships and growth for ten years in tech software/services. She's also a lover of running, Russian literature and all things written well, whether in French, English or Python.
Kristen ThorntonBusiness Manager
Born Sydney, grew up Brisvegas and then 17 years in the UK working in tax and share schemes for Big4 firms. Needed a change, landed at Aginic and absolutely loving it! Focussing on building this awesome company in the market – putting our best foot forward for tenders and all things BD related!
Laura McDonaldCompany Secretary and EA to Directors
A food enthusiast and exercise junkie, who never says no to a family day at the beach. I love helping others with any challenge, and I thrive on a busy office with happy colleagues. I'm energised by the relaxed and genuine work culture that the Aginic team represents.
Sally GreenwoodHead of Aginic Ventures
With a background in technology, leadership, delivery, coaching and consulting, it’s fair to say I really enjoy working closely with good people. Luckily, Aginic is filled with a rare mix of kind and supremely intelligent folk! A big fan of change and positive impact, I actively seek out opportunities to support ideas that help the community at large. Leading Aginic Ventures is a huge challenge that taps into the full breadth of my experience and supports my passion for positive change.
I love numbers and I love money, so I added the two together and became an accountant. I get the biggest appreciation out of looking after emerging entities and helping them grow. Combine the amazing team at Aginic and Aginic Ventures, and I find that work is not at all taxing! Outside of work, I divide my time between drinking coffee and hanging out with my kids.
Lee-Ann DewisFinance Assistant
Ky BrutnellBusiness & Operations
Self-motivated, diligent, operations graduate possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills along with a professional and positive manner. Goal-orientated with an exceptional work ethic and a methodical approach to achieving objectives. Excels in situations where strategy and professionalism are paramount, quickly adapting to the situation at hand and working diligently to provide value.
Rhys ChengBusiness & Operations
Born and raised in Singapore, live and breathe Agile. Started out in biotech, then spent some time in logistics operations, and ended up studying mathematics. Absolutely passionate about solving problems to empower teams to be successful, and swear by 'people over process'. Obsessed with coffee!