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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, sales & service transformation. Since 2001, he has been pivotal in growing Blackdot’s global client base across a broad range of industries, leading 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, Marketing & Client Solutions

    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 hospitality and environmental sciences.

  • Grant Brokenshire

    Director, Client Solutions

    With his focus on customer experience, channel strategy and customer-centric transformation, Grant Brokenshire brings industry-leading insights and leadership to Blackdot. His career spans almost two decades and includes globally recognised brands such as PwC, HTC and Booz & Company.

  • Gabrielle Lukes-Mooney

    Senior Manager

    Gabrielle Lukes-Mooney has 7 years’ experience in marketing, sales & consulting across the media, pharma & health science and finance sectors. Fluent in Mandarin, she has worked in China and Hong Kong and more broadly across APAC overseeing several region-wide health science engagements.

  • 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.

  • Justine Tabone

    Senior Manager

    For over 13 years, Justine Tabone has partnered with business leaders to optimise marketing operations and commercial strategies to drive marketing ROI. She brings global experience in delivering change from strategy to implementation having worked with clients across industries including FMCG, Telecommunications and Technology.

  • 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 leads a team of marketing specialists. Proficient in Salesforce, Pardot and Marketo, she is also responsible for managing the ongoing evolution of Blackdot's tech ecosystem.  

  • Shiv Singh

    Principal Consultant

    A senior executive with 20 years of experience across multiple industries, Shiv Singh has led successful strategy and business transformation engagements at Blackdot and Accenture. Shiv holds an MBA from AGSM and has held senior Marketing, Sales and Services roles at DuPont, 3M, Boral and Adelaide Brighton.

  • Chrissie Tsampazi

    Senior Manager

    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.

  • James Toepfer

    Senior Manager

    With over 18 years experience in marketing, sales strategy, communications and product marketing, James is a hands-on leader and marketer. He is passionate about building customer demand, leveraging data driven marketing and optimising the buyers journey to close.  He has held senior roles at Google, Optus, PayPal and Intuit QuickBooks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brian Chan

    Business Development Associate

    Brian Chan has over three years of experience in sales, with a proven track record in creating strategic partnerships and helping large enterprises tap into new markets. He has a background in finance and analytics, with a strong interest in process improvement, sales effectiveness and customer strategy.

  • 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.

  • 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


    Catherine Lam has experience in customer strategy and strategic planning largely gained in the financial services industry. She spent three years as a strategy analyst with AMP and is also an avid supporter of various children’s charities.

  • Greg Taylor

    Principal, Organisational Change

    A former air force pilot, Greg Taylor leveraged his experience to develop and implement a strategy for culture change based on leadership and behavioural organisational programs. He has over 17 years of experience helping organisations build and develop capacity, and has worked at CBA, UGL & DXC Technology.

  • Ming Lee


    Ming Lee is an accomplished management consultant with extensive experience across complex & asset-intensive organisations on a broad range of initiatives from strategic to tactical. He has worked internationally, advising and supporting senior executives through transformation programs.

  • 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. 

  • Genevieve Marsh


    Genevieve Marsh is a graduate of Sydney university with 5 years’ experience in health care administration and consulting on marketing and sales transformation. Her most recent engagement was designing a sales operating model for a multi-national technology company based out of North America.

  • Jason Kane


    Jason Kane is a high achiever with a keen interest in finance and modelling. Having previous experience in data-heavy projects, Jason can produce accurate results in complex situations. His results are outcome driven, using his analytical mindset to find personalised and impactful insights for clients.

  • Jessica Walter


    Jessica Walter joined Blackdot after completing a 2-year graduate program at AMP, where she developed her analytical and strategic thinking skills by working across digital growth, customer strategy, advice solution design, and pricing and profitability analytics.

  • Paula Miranda


    Paula Miranda is an experienced consultant with expertise in strategy development and implementation across poduct, pricing and marketing. She draws on her strong international experience and over seven years spent working in the financial services industry.

  • Jessica Flynn


    Jessica Flynn is an experienced analyst having worked on recent projects in the FMCG industry.  Jessica has a deep understanding of the APAC and Middle East markets having lived and worked abroad. She specialises in international business strategy and enjoys volunteering for the Sydney Children’s Hospital.

  • Kobe Marks


    Kobe Marks has consulted to consumer goods companies with his most recent project involving an operating model restructure based on a new customer segmentation model. Kobe graduated with distinction in Commerce from the University of New South Wales.

  • Giovanni Saraceno


    Giovanni Saraceno draws on his experience working in engineering, and his expertise in strategy and solution design. He has a strong passion for leveraging these strengths in his work with the Financial Services industry to uplift customer-centric strategy and drive growth.

  • Jemma Dickman


    Jemma has a strong background in marketing and sales, with previous experience at Dyson, Apple and Uber. She has worked extensively in channel strategy, B2B sales, brand campaigns and customer experience strategy. Jemma’s creativity combined with her logical thought processes makes her a keen and effective problem solver.

  • Samarth Warrier


    Samarth Warrier leverages his analytical skills with his consulting and engineering experience to drive customer-centric outcomes. With experience in financial services, resources, education and the NPO industry, Samarth brings a unique attitude and an agile skill set to every engagement. 

  • Linton Chalmers

    Principal, Capability - EMEA

    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. 

  • 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. 

  • Haidi Noor

    Graphic Designer

    Highly experienced Graphic Designer with 7+ years of demonstrated working history across management consulting and creative agencies. Haidi Noor is proficient in UX design, graphics, photography, videography, typography and is a guru at interpreting difficult briefs and creating stellar presentations. 

  • Natasha Stefos

    Marketing Executive

    A quality addition to Blackdot’s marketing team, Natasha Stefos draws from her experience in the content and digital marketing world as well as from various customer-centric roles. She is proficient in Pardot and Salesforce, manages the Blackdot CMS, and assists with ongoing marketing campaigns.

  • Anthony Lai

    Marketing Executive

    With over 5 years experience in customer-centric roles, Anthony Lai brings a wealth of knowledge in overseeing service operating models, executing marketing campaigns and coordinating events. He is proficient in managing Blackdot’s digital platforms, as well as marketing automation and CRM systems. 

  • Alex Faron

    Analyst, Capability & People Advisory

    For over 8 years, Alex Faron has partnered with organisations providing operational & strategic HR experience. Most recently, he helped build talent capabilities at Harris Farm Markets over a span of over 3 years. He is passionate about enabling strategy by leveraging the power of people & technology.

  • Vincent Duarte


    Graduating with first-class honours in mechanical engineering and finance from UNSW, Vincent Duarte combines an analytical mindset with business acumen to design solutions that empower client growth strategies.

  • Bridget Simes

    EA/Admin Coordinator

    An accomplished operations and executive support specialist, Bridget Simes has 7 years of admin experience, supporting CEOs and CTOs at small and large organisations, including Origin Energy. She has accumulated a broad set of skills spanning from HR and learning & development to education and IT.

  • Sally-Anne Lyster

    Capability Facilitator

    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.

  • Carl Axelsson

    Instructional Design Facilitator

    With over 10 years’ management consulting experience, Carl Axelsson has held senior leadership roles in Australia and Europe, delivering strategy execution and organisational change for global clients in multiple industries & regions. His passion is enabling transformation & effective strategic execution. 

  • Ivy Xu


    Ivy Xu leverages her problem solving skills from a technological background. Having worked in a variety of projects from robotics process automation to enterprise application migration, she has accumulated both strong analytical skills and outside the box thinking. She is passionate about creating solutions and can hold a perspective that can translate between creative and pragmatic ideas.

  • Kim Stamiris

    Senior Account Director

    Kim Stamiris has over 15 years integrated agency experience with strategic planning, brand engagement & launch experience. She has a passion for strategy and leverages her strong background to deliver solutions for clients in the health sciences industry.

  • Matthew Jones

    Digital Director

    Matthew Jones has over 12 years experience in digital strategy, execution and project management, enabling him to deliver best practice digital solutions. He has a strong interest and capability in Multi-Channel Marketing and user-centric design in industries including pharma, tourism & FMCG.

  • Tom O'Connor

    Account Manager

    With over 3 years working in the communications industry, Tom O’Connor has worked across a myriad of pharmaceutical, rural, and consumer clients to deliver a range of multichannel campaigns to varied stakeholders. A firm believer of analytical and driven marketing communications, he has a keen interest in product launches and differentiation.

  • Michael Day

    Account Manager

    Michael has experience working in a diverse spectrum of medical communications industries including HCP education, marketing regional and global brands at agency level, as well as an online medical journal. Complemented by a laboratory background in safety testing and certification he has a broad range of experience.

  • Thomas Werner

    Creative Director

    Thomas Werner has over 18 years experience delivering integrated campaigns, leveraging his comprehensive knowledge about digital solutions and tools, and the skills to tell visually engaging stories.

  • Minisha Parsolam

    Finance Assistant

    Minisha Parsolam has 15 plus years of experience in Accounting and Finance across various industries including media, hospitality and apparel retail. Proficient in Excel formulas and macros with the ability to produce custom analysis and reports. She is focused on streamlining procedures, improving processes and creating documentation.

  • Sharon McManus

    Team Acquisition Consultant

    Sharon McManus has over 15 years of recruitment experience, particularly in recruiting sales, marketing, and technology talent. She has held senior roles for two major recruitment agencies, Hudson & Chandler Macleod, as well as running her own, Brady Consulting, for 7 years. She later transitioned into senior Talent Acquisition roles for leading global companies.