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  • Marty Nicholas

    Managing Director

    Founder and Managing Director of Blackdot, Marty Nicholas, is dedicated to helping enterprise-level clients accelerate marketing and sales transformation. Since 2001, he has been pivotal in growing Blackdot’s global client base across a broad range of industries, having led over 400 consulting projects.

  • Mark Taylor

    Executive Director, EMEA

    With over 20 years of management consulting experience, Mark Taylor has led multiple large-scale transformation projects spanning strategy, operating model redesign, process re-engineering & sales force effectiveness. He possesses industry expertise across financial services, pharma & IT.

  • Chris Horn

    Executive Director, Products & Marketing

    Chris Horn has 12+ years of experience leading product, marketing and sales teams across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East, and has extensive knowledge across business development, sales effectiveness, product and marketing strategy & implementation.

  • Abhik Sengupta

    Executive Director, Client Solutions

    With over 20 years’ experience in various senior strategy & operational roles including product, technology & program management, Abhik Sengupta is passionate about helping enterprises drive growth through marketing & sales transformation. He has held senior roles at AMP, NAB and Macquarie Bank.

  • Peter Callaway

    Executive Director, Strategy and Operations

    Peter Callaway is a senior leader with 25+ years of business experience in consulting and executive roles. He previously worked at Accenture where he specialised in financial services, and has led numerous business transformation programs internationally. Peter currently advises on various management committees.

  • Nicson White

    Executive Director, Commercial

    Combining a passion for driving marketing and sales performance, Nicson White is dedicated to helping clients achieve enduring growth. He has over 13 years’ commercial practice experience, has worked internationally and has founded several start-ups across hospitably and environmental sciences.

  • Sally-Anne Lyster

    Director, Capability & People Advisory

    With a career spanning 20 years in consulting and financial services, Sally-Anne Lyster possesses deep experience in sales & customer service transformation, capability, organisation development, leadership & strategy. She has held several senior roles at CBA and consulted to BUPA, Investment Banks in London and the United Nations in Kenya.

  • Wayne Troy

    Associate Director, Sales

    With his years of experience as a start-up business founder & senior manager, Wayne Troy is a motivated entrepreneurial leader who takes great pride in his ability to develop and implement effective sales, marketing, finance and operations structures in high demand and complex environments.

  • Christian Bates

    Sales Manager

    Supported by a maths & data background, Christian Bates is an accomplished manager, highly skilled in business development, specifically around marketing, sales & service. Christian has 10+ years’ experience in process development, business engineering, accountability & leadership.

  • Maeve McGuinness

    Senior Manager

    Maeve McGuinness has over 7 years’ experience in management consulting, strategy development, investment research and implementation of initiatives for key sales and distribution. She has worked with private equity, investment and retail banking, including at GLG, KPMG & CBA.

  • Justin Bock

    Director, Client Solutions FS

    A senior executive with 20+ years’ experience in strategy consulting, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general management, primarily across Financial Services. Justin Bock has deep industry experience, having worked with large firms across Australia & Europe including UBS, IAG & AMP

  • Samit Chandra

    Head of Tech Advisory

    An IT executive with 25 years’ experience in strategy, architecture planning, transformation & governance across Financial Services, Insurance, Utilities & Government, Samit Chandra is passionate about providing organisations with a clear vision and strategic transformation plan, with a focus on innovation and disruptive technologies.

  • Phil McNamara

    Principal Consultant

    A senior commercial leader with 16+ years experience in Health Sciences, Phil McNamara has worked across marketing, sales & multi-channel in Australia & globally, and has demonstrated expertise in strategy development, driving execution and capability development across the full product lifecycle.

  • Shiana Gunasekera

    Marketing Manager

    With 5+ years of marketing experience across campaign planning, events, web design, social media and reporting, Shiana Gunasekera manages a team of marketing specialists. Proficient in Salesforce, Pardot and Marketo, she is also responsible for the ongoing evolution of Blackdot's tech ecosystem.  

  • Tim Rayner

    Principal Consultant

    A highly regarded, charismatic professional with a broad range of business and marketing strategy skills and client management capabilities, developed over 15 years of experience across the APAC region. Tim Rayner has had broad industry exposure spanning media, banking, government and education.

  • Shiv Singh

    Principal Consultant

    An inspiring leader with over 20 years of experience spanning marketing & sales excellence, strategy design & implementation and change management. Shiv Singh has broad industry knowledge including across management consulting, manufacturing & Telco, and has worked at Greif, AVA and Accenture.

  • Alex Hay

    Director, EMEA

    Alex Hay is a highly experienced consultant with 8+ years focused on sales and marketing strategy. Alex has helped a large variety of clients across EMEA & APAC in unlocking new growth and capability. He has extensive experience across health sciences, telecommunications and financial services.

  • Gabrielle Lukes-Mooney


    With expertise across op model design, marketing & sales capability, Gabrielle Lukes-Mooney has 7 years’ experience in solution design & implementation. Fluent in Mandarin, she has worked across APAC, has broad industry experience in media & finance, and has overseen several region-wide health science engagements.

  • Siobhan Cottle

    Business Development Associate

    Siobhan Cottle has over 10 years’ experience as a sales professional, representing Enterprise businesses such as CBA & Appco Group. She has also trained & mentored numerous sales reps as department head of a large scale finance broker. Siobhan is a firm believer in maintaining a positive attitude.

  • Nick Lane

    Senior Manager

    Nick has 8 years of experience in management and customer insight consulting in the FMCG, Retail, FS and Pharmaceutical sectors. Previously based in the UK, Nick now contributes his analytical thinking and professional experience to transformation engagements with our clients across APAC.

  • Cian McLaughlin

    Senior Manager

    An accomplished strategy professional with extensive experience leading teams & projects, and managing clients & engagements. Cian McLaughlin has worked for CBA, KPMG and PwC in both internal & external strategy consulting roles, delivering complex projects to add sustainable value.

  • Justine Tabone

    Senior Manager

    With over 13 years of experience in commercial strategy and marketing operations in both management and client facing roles, Justine Tabone has worked globally, including at Ogilvy & Mather and Bates CHI. She brings in-depth understanding and functional expertise in driving end-to-end change.

  • Alex Peckman


    Alex Peckman is a results-driven strategy and business development professional with a passion for innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. He has over 5 years of experience working as both a consultant for a range of European and Australian businesses.

  • Shirley Shi


    With over 5 years’ experience in financial services, Shirley Shi has gained significant knowledge of the wealth industry, working across advice, operations, strategy, product management & platform development. She has also accumulated numerous accreditations incl. Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement.

  • Chrissie Tsampazi


    An experienced program & team leader, Chrissie Tsampazi has worked in corporate services across ICT, HR, finance, procurement & governance. Chrissie has worked internationally and takes great pride in managing the delivery of products & services, but also in coaching teams to improve processes.

  • Helen Wyatt


    With 16+ years of sales & marketing experience across various multinational pharma organisations, Helen Wyatt has deep expertise in all aspects of brand & portfolio management including strategy development & multichannel execution. Helen is a skilled cross-functional collaborator and a results-driven leader.

  • Benjamin Treble


    Benjamin Treble is a commerce and science graduate with over 5 years of consulting experience working across industries including pharma, media and technology. He also has 2 years of experience developing and executing region-wide CRM strategy

  • Catherine Lam


    Having worked as a strategy analyst for the last 3 years at well-known business AMP, Catherine Lam has gained valuable knowledge of the Financial Services industry across banking, wealth management and financial advice, with experience in customer strategy and strategic planning. She is also an avid supporter of various children’s charities.

  • Darrshana Antony

    People and Talent Manager

    A highly skilled HR professional with over 10 years’ experience across operations and strategy. Darrshana Antony brings her expertise, combined with a healthy dose of emotional intelligence to help attract, develop and retain talent. Darrshana leads a number of people initiatives to continuously cultivate an engaged and talented workforce.

  • Nick Roberts


    With a strong focus on Financial Services and Health Sciences, Nick Roberts combines his nous for marketing & sales strategy and process with a keen interest in technology. He has worked at Blackdot for over 3 years and also at DiviPay, a Fintech start up. Aside from being a passionate consultant, Nick is an avid AFL player.

  • Chris Mellish


    During his time as an M&A lawyer, Chris Mellish gained significant experience assisting Australian & global asset management clients pursue their regional growth strategies. He has 4+ years of professional services experience working across financial services, advertising, health care and construction. 

  • Jason Kane


    Currently completing his studies at the UNSW Australia, Jason Kane is a high achiever with a keen interest in finance and language, and a passion for relationship building and promoting positive outcomes. He has volunteered for multiple organisations and tutored fellow students.

  • Jessica Flynn


    An International Marketing student at the UNSW Australia, Jessica Flynn is a multi-lingual philanthropist who has volunteered for numerous charities. She has gained professional experience in the hospitality industry and valuable life experience from living abroad.

  • Jessica Walter


    Recently graduated with a distinction in commerce, Jessica Walter has completed a 2-year graduate program at AMP, where she developed her skills by rotating across digital growth, customer strategy, advice solution design, and pricing and profitability analytics.

  • Jacqueline Garcia

    Head of Content

    Jacqueline Garcia is a skilled content strategist with a passion for driving customer-centric content. She has over 12 years’ experience in content development, corporate communications, media relations, brand, and digital marketing, with previous roles at QBE, ANZ, BNP Paribas & BT Financial Group.

  • Kobe Marks


    A recent graduate from the University of New South Wales, Kobe Marks is well-versed in commerce and finance. Having completed internships within credit risk and Australian equities funds management, Kobe Marks has a keen interest in strategy & management consulting to help transform and improve businesses of tomorrow.

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  • Linton Chalmers

    Principal Consultant, Capability

    With close to a decade of experience working as a facilitator and trainer, Linton Chalmers is an intuitive consultant and highly capable keynote speaker. He has worked across industry and sector with many well-known organisations including KPMG, Boston Consulting Group, Qantas, Lend Lease, Telstra, BMW and the big 4 banks. 

  • James Chapman


    Prior to consulting, James Chapman gained 16 years of frontline and leadership experience in sales and service at a Fortune 500 Financial Services organisation. He is an exceptional workshop facilitator and keynote speaker across capabilities and performance, drawing on his experience as an Olympic silver medallist.

  • Nadia Koh

    Head of Benchmarking & Analytics

    A chartered accountant fellow with 16+ years of experience in financial services and management consulting, Nadia Koh has worked with multi-national corporations and government entities focussed on transformation and process design. She has worked at Accenture Strategy and The Hackett Group.

  • Renu Sandhu

    BI Developer

    An extremely diligent and resourceful SSRS Report Developer with excellent organisational, planning and coordination skills, Renu Sandhu has extensive development skills and has worked at Actron Air, Network Nursing Agency and iGate Global Solutions amongst others.

  • Abi Noyce

    Finance & Office Manager

    An experienced Finance & Office Manager with over 10 years of experience managing the offices & producing accounts for a group of companies including Design/Brand Consultants & TV/Film Studios. Abi Noyce maintains an efficient & effective accounts function and office environment.