Meet our team of international business consultants

Our team of international business consultants help companies to scale internationally, with deep experience working in international markets across a range of sectors.

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Cynthia Dearin

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Cynthia Dearin is an international business strategist, advisor, keynote speaker and author 

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Mike Todd

SENIOR ADVISOR, CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Born in the UK and with over 30 years of experience in building brands in overseas markets and turning them ‘international first’
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Bryan Santos

SENIOR ADVISOR, MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Bryan has been working with businesses to grow and improve their sales and profitability
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Tatiana Miron

SENIOR ADVISOR, MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Tatiana is an entrepreneur and advisor specialized in international business and strategies.
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Marcus Robb

SENIOR ADVISOR, GLOBAL MARKETING

Marcus Robb is a global growth marketing expert with over 25 years experience in all forms
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Andrew Sharpe

Senior Advisor, Technology & Information Security

Andrew Sharpe has over 22 years product, technology, and commercial leadership experience
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Thomas Vo

SENIOR ADVISOR, VIETNAM
Thomas Vo is Australia CEO & Innovator of SotaTek “State-of-the-art Technology”, a global software development & IT
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Phil Walsh

SENIOR ADVISOR, CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Phil Walsh is a highly accomplished technology leader with a remarkable track record spanning the Asia Pacific and Japan region.
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Jemima Snow

HEAD OF DIGITAL

Jemima Snow is an international business and marketing consultant specialising 

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Levi Singson

SENIOR DIGITAL ANALYST

Levi is a Digital Marketing Analyst at Dearin & Associates. His special area of interest is email marketing, updating 

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Aileen Bancale

IBA Program Manager & Executive Assistant
Aileen is a highly skilled Program Manager at Dearin & Associates, where she plays a pivotal role in client management, oversees
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John Tinkham

DIGITAL DESIGN SPECIALIST & WEB DEVELOPER

John has over 10 years of professional experience in the design and web development industry servicing various businesses and industries.
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Ruby Liu

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ANALYST

Ruby is an international business consultant. Her interest in the industry began during her final

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Shalin Jahagirdar

International Business Analyst

Shalin Jahagirdar is an  international business consultant with a keen interest in business and science.

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Shrid Natarajan

Finance & Accounting
Shrid is a Chartered Accountant with around 22 years of experience across Accounting, Finance, Taxation and Audits in a
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Ajay Verma

International Business Interns

Ajay is an international business consultant currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of New South Wales

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Jemima Snow

HEAD OF DIGITAL, United States

Jemima Snow is an international business and marketing consultant specialising in emerging markets, including the Middle East, China and Indonesia.

She has worked across a range of international consulting engagements, including food and beverage market access to Indonesia, investor relations and business development in China, and strategic business connections programs between Australia and the Gulf States.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she works predominantly with technology and manufacturing companies to internationalise their products and services to new markets.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics from Macquarie University, and a Masters of Commerce, majoring in International Business from the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales.

Levi Singson

SENIOR DIGITAL ANALYST, Philippines
Levi Singson is a Digital Marketing Analyst at Dearin & Associates. His special area of interest is email marketing, updating digital platforms, social media management, and conducting market research. He was born and raised in the Philippines and speaks Filipino and English. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of San Carlos, Philippines. Previously he has worked as a Process Engineer for a company that repairs medical devices. His goal is to advance his skills in digital marketing to contribute to Dearin & Associates’ growth.

Aileen Bancale

IBA PROGRAM MANAGER & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, PHILIPPINES

Aileen is a highly skilled Program Manager at Dearin & Associates, where she plays a pivotal role in client management, oversees accounts administration, and serves as the dedicated Executive Assistant to Cynthia. She is a distinguished graduate of the University of San Jose Recoletos, holding a Masters in Business Administration. Her academic achievements are complemented by a wealth of practical experience. With over a decade of professional work, Aileen’s journey began as a freelancer, where she provided invaluable administrative support. Her areas of expertise include proficient bookkeeping, precise calendar management, and the implementation of streamlined, efficiency-boosting processes.

Aileen’s dedication to excellence and her diverse skill set make her a valuable asset to any team, and her commitment to enhancing processes and supporting organizational growth is a testament to her professional passion.

John Tinkham

DIGITAL DESIGN SPECIALIST, Philippines

John has over 10 years of professional experience in the design and web development industry servicing various businesses and industries.

John earned a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology from St. Peter’s College, Philippines and has participated in multiple programming and multimedia seminars throughout the years.

He has been a freelancer in over 10+ countries providing graphic design, SEO, video editing, UX/UI services, as well as developing responsive landing pages and websites on platforms including WordPress, Shopify and Squarespace.

He currently lives in Iligan Philippines and enjoys a small community in his local church.

Ruby Liu

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ANALYST, SYDNEY
Ruby is an aspiring international business consultant. Her interest in the industry began during her final years of high school, but can be traced back to her immersive upbringing in a bilingual and bicultural household. Having lived in China for a lot of her life, she has gained an enriched understanding of the international community, and is eager to employ these understandings into a business setting. Ruby is currently studying a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations, with a major in International Business, at the University of Sydney. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Shalin Jahagirdar

International Business Analyst, SYDNEY

Shalin Jahagirdar is an international business consultant with a keen interest in business and science. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Australian Catholic University. Throughout her studies, Shalin developed a fascination for the global impact of scientific advancements and how they intersect with business, sparking curiosity about the broader world of international business. Recognising the significance of effective business strategies in facilitating the global exchange of knowledge, technologies, and healthcare solutions, Shalin is driven by a desire to bridge the gap between science, business, and diverse cultures.

Shrid Natarajan

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING, INDIA
A Chartered Accountant with around 22 years of experience across Accounting, Finance, Taxation and Audits in a multicultural environment. A Systems trainer in SAP, Oracle Hyperion, Sun Systems, Vision Suite, Xero, Quickbooks, MYOB and similar financial software. Successfully trained more than 2000 employees in the above software and an expert in cracking financial data into meaningful financial reports. Working with clients across Australia, New Zealand, United States and Canada.

Ajay Verma

International Business Interns

Ajay is an international business consultant currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of New South Wales, with a double major in Finance and Business Analytics. With experience in multiple Search Funds, he has a strong understanding of operational efficiency and conducting effective industry research, and has a keen interest in business strategy and growth management. Ajay’s entrepreneurial spirit has seen him lead teams across organisations to grow their presence and impact in the youth demographics.
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