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.
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.
Mark AlexanderManaging Director - VIC
Mark is passionate about enabling clients to make data-driven decisions, and making the complex simple! He bridges the gap between business and technology translating data and analytics into business value. Mark loves all things sport and health and migrated into data and analytics through elite sport being a Sports Physiotherapist at three Olympic Games with the Australian Triathlon team. Mark loves travelling and camping with his three awesome kids and amazing wife.
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.
Principal - Analytics Engineering
Benoit PerigaudPrincipal - Analytics Engineering
Frenchy calling Australia home since 2015. Experienced IT and management consultant turned analytics devotee, always keen to play around with new tools and technologies and understand how they can help our clients and their customers. Can usually be found chasing a frisbee or wearing a wetsuit and diving mask.
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.
Principal - Customer Automation
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'.
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.
Data Science Lead
Luiz CarneiroData Science Lead
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.
Actuarial graduate who prefers to do maths with a calculator. Loves creating positive impact through client engagements. Motivated by learning new technologies on the job. Enjoys travelling to different cities for work. Thrive on our family-like team dynamic.
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.
Olga DrathLead Analyst
A wannabe data ‘wizard’ suffering from everlasting wanderlust. Previous professional experiences include: translating medical papers from Japanese to Polish, cleaning hotel rooms in North-East Iceland and a PhD research in molecular magnetism. Likes hiking, learning foreign languages, patting dogs and data digging. Passionate about translating long tables and spreadsheets into beautiful charts. At Aginic, I enjoy working on diverse and challenging projects with the friendliest and geekiest people of all.
Danielle SimkusSenior Analyst
Hey, I’m an analyst with a passion for data, people and music. Coming from a retail background I especially enjoy solving problems with a commercial mindset, however my university studies in biochemistry brings out my love for the health industry and helping people live healthier lives. I don’t discriminate when it comes to technology and am always keen to learn new things.
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.
Senior Data Scientist
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.
Mathematician with a specific interest in delivering insights from complex data. My experience as an infants' swimming teacher throughout uni years means I approach challenges with unshakeable enthusiasm and patience. Strengths include problem solving, communication and water-themed nursery rhymes. Love the hard working, supportive, reality-tv-loving work culture.
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.
Mateo VlacicData Scientist
I’m a Mathematician and Data Scientist with a huge appreciation for the creative and profound ways that maths and statistics can be used in the real world. I love finding underlying structures and patterns in complex systems (which may be why I’m also a huge linguistics nerd). I also cycle, play board games, and watch too many movies in my spare time.
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.
Passionate about STEM and learning, Surbhi combines analytical and people skills to synthesise data into purposeful insights. She has experience with BI dashboarding and machine learning.
Head of Digital Experience
Pietari KeurulainenHead of Digital Experience
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.
Anna FranssonCreative Lead
A design-loving Swede inspired by science fiction, Japanese culture, photography 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, exhibition 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.
Christina HuangSenior Designer
Passionate designer and illustrator working in the world of data. Excited about unpacking business problems, designing for communication, and creating thoughtful, simple, and user focused-designs!
Coni MarinasSenior Designer
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.
Head of Adaptive Delivery
Paul ThorntonHead of Adaptive Delivery
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.
Senior Delivery Manager
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.
Senior Delivery Manager
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.
Enterprise Agile Coach
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.
Liz HeyseProduct Manager
Senior Delivery Manager
Rob LeaneSenior Delivery Manager
Daniel JohnDelivery Manager
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.
Ruth LambertDelivery Lead
Delivery Lead / Communications Specialist
Kelly DewitzDelivery Lead / Communications Specialist
Ruben SlabbertChief Architect
Ruben is a solution architect with data engineering, infrastructure modernisation, and application development experience across Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Amazon Web Services.
Lead Engineer - Data & Product
Sam KoskyLead Engineer - Data & Product
Sam is a Lead Data Engineer specialising in data pipelines across Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud. Sam specialises in systems utilising IoT.
Senior Software Engineer
Sebastian HavilandSenior Software Engineer
Senior Data Engineer
Vijay RajagopalanSenior Data Engineer
Ben McCoyData Engineer
Data Engineer with a passion for energy and chemistry based projects. Currently finishing my Masters degree at UNSW with a focus on Data Science and Engineering. Reigning Featherweight champion at Aginic. When I am not at work you can find me at the dog park, coding my own projects or playing on my gameboy emulator.
Michael GilmourSoftware Engineer
Mechanical engineering graduate, with a love for numbers and problem solving. Best part of the job is being pushed to learn new things and challenge my thinking everyday, as part of a dynamic and supportive team. Also gotta the fun team building activities.
Associate Software Engineer
Sachi GrannanAssociate Software Engineer
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.
Demi Van Der Poel
Demi Van Der PoelFinance Manager
Commercial and Community Lead/Manager
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.
People and Culture Manager
Danni LopezPeople and Culture Manager
Head of Support
Jeff DunbarHead of Support
Business Development Consultant
Kimberly BeebeBusiness Development Consultant
Kristen ThorntonBusiness Manager
Company Secretary and EA to Directors
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.
Head of Aginic Ventures
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.
Lee-Ann DewisFinance Assistant
Matt WalshTalent Coordinator