Meet Our Global Team of
Innovation Experts

Our team combines extensive global corporate,
startup and venture capital expertise across many industries


Executive Team


 
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Trey Zagante
Founder & Group Managing Partner | in

Globally experienced strategy and technology consulting executive; thought leader on corporate innovation and corporate venture capital. Advisor on technology commercialisation with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and CSIRO, and is involved in learning programs at the Melbourne Business School and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Previously co-founder of VanceInfo Technologies (Aust), acquired by Pactera (Blackstone Group).
 
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Vivian Clark
Managing Partner, Venturetec Advisory | in

Experienced Chartered Accountant and CFO of publicaly-listed tech companies inc: ASX:SMX and ASX:DWS. Corporate advisory expertise in IPO's and M&A transactions including the reverse takeover of Sausage Software.

Venture Partners

 
 
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David Gee
Venture Partner
TOKYO

Globally experienced CIO and consulting executive who has held CIO roles in Australia, China, Japan and the US. Thought leader on IT and digital transformation, and the changing role of corporate CIO’s. Advisor to several enterprise tech, fintech and blockchain startups across APAC.

Globally experienced CIO and consulting executive who has held CIO roles in Australia, China, Japan and the US. Thought leader on IT and digital transformation, and the changing role of corporate CIO’s. Advisor to several enterprise tech, fintech and blockchain startups across APAC.

Colin Sampson
Venture Partner
SINGAPORE

Globally experienced technology executive, board director and venture capitalist with 30+ years in leadership roles in the tech industry including most recently as CFO of SAP (APJ region). Trusted advisor to VC firms and tech startups; board member of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.
 


Advisory Board
 

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Anne Weatherstone
AUSTRALIA

Global technology executive with 20+ years of business, technology and digital transformation experience in Asia, Australia and Europe. Former CIO of Bank of Ireland and Group CIO of ANZ Bank. Non-Executive Director at ASX-listed Mint Wireless.
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Etienne Garbuglie
CANADA

Serial entrepreneur and a global thought leader on lean startup science. He is the author of the Lean B2B book. Expert in product and UX design and a former consultant at ThoughtWorks; teaching user research, usability and marketing strategies.
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Xiaowei Chen
CHINA

Serial entrepreneur and experienced executive with global experience. Previously CEO of Telstra China; managing a $1B+ investment portfolio. Former McKinsey consultant, and business show anchor and executive producer at China Central TV.
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Felix Lam
HONG KONG

Advisor to HK government on startup ecosystem development policy. Key figure in the HK and Taiwan startup communities. Specialist in cross-border investments in technology businesses across the Greater China region.


Consulting Team
 

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Deirdre Wroth
Consulting Partner
SYDNEY

Experienced banking executive with a passion for Fintech and business model innovation. Previously Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management at Citi. Advisor to executives on cultural transformation within their organisation to be more agile, customer-centric and innovative. Actively involved in supporting student entrepreneurship with University of Technology Sydney.
 
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Davydd Kelly
Senior Associate
SYDNEY

Globally experienced innovation consultant with a background in information management, analytics and digital product management across a variety of industries. Extensive experience in both startups and corporates.
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Marianna Petrenko
Consulting Director
MELBOURNE

Jo-Anna Camilleri-Olin
Principal Consultant
MELBOURNE

Leads Venturetec’s Lean Innovation practice. Expert in lean startup and business model design methodologies and has experience working with some of the most innovative organisations in Australia, China, Singapore and US. Mentor for deep tech startups at CSIRO, and supports social enterprises through the Hult Prize Foundation.
 
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Carl Claringbould
Associate
MELBOURNE

Over 2 years’ experience with Venturetec working with some of Australia’s most innovative corporations. Coming from a finance background with experience in both Australia and China, Carl applies a methodical approach to innovation with expertise in innovation portfolio and quantitative analysis.
Globally-experienced PhD (Innovation) with a focus on leading collaborative innovation and ambidextrous leadership; 15+ years leading commercialisation and product innovation teams in financial services and government enterprise. End-to-end experience in business case development, product strategy, digital product design, agile project management, and go to market strategies.


Lean Innovation Partners

Our Partners at Moves the Needle
(www.movestheneedle.com)

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Brant Cooper
Co-Founder | Moves The Needle
UNITED STATES

Brant wrote the NYT Bestseller, The Lean Entrepreneur (among others), and is an active advisor and speaker to entrepreneurs, accelerators and corporate innovation teams across the globe.

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Aaron Eden
Co-Founder | Moves The Needle
UNITED STATES

Aaron Eden created and rolled out a series of Lean Innovation workshops inside of Intuit. In the first year alone, after working with over 100 teams, insights and startups from the workshop accounted for hundreds of millions in new revenue.