Born in the UK and with over 30 years of experience in building brands in overseas markets and turning them ‘international first’ businesses, Mike possesses extensive knowledge of the UK & EU markets, as well as experience in the US, Middle East and APAC regions. Through his deep-dive philosophy into other cultures’ processes and procedures, he brings a rare entrepreneurial zeal to the international launch process.
Having a strong grasp of the risk-reward paradigm that can grip the founder in ‘expansion hesitation’, Mike can offer a steady ship in navigating the headwinds on the way to global success.
Marcus Robb is a global growth marketing expert with over 25 years experience in all forms of online marketing, including B2B and B2C.
He has worked with large and small brands and has experience getting companies to scale in both local and international markets.
One of his specialties is helping ecommerce companies work smarter and increase their market valuation, so that during fundraising rounds or exits – they can get the most favourable deal.
Marcus is also a marketing technology expert, and helps businesses work out what tools will allow them to grow quicker and reduce time spent, and in what order they should be implemented.
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.
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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.
Bryan has been working with businesses to grow and improve their sales and profitability since 2001.
Bryan has been working with small to medium sized businesses to help them grow since 2001. He has worked with hundreds of businesses in many industries, helping in the areas of cash flow improvement, strategic growth, capital raising, business exits growth by M&A.
He has built a unique way of seeing opportunities for growth where many haven’t been able to.
Bryan’s expertise is in helping business owners who are frustrated with not growing fast enough. He does this mainly through innovative ways to grow businesses through Mergers and Acquisitions –often with no or little capital of their own.
Nitij is a transactional lawyer focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory work, commercial matters, and market entry and (FDI) foreign direct investment. Nitij acts as a one-point contact for legal services between Australia, the Pacific Islands (with a focus on the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) countries) and South East Asia.
Nitij’s philosophy and approach to law can be simply stated: he works with his clients to achieve their commercial ambitions. Providing expert legal advice is a given for Nitij, what clients get is superior service and pragmatism.
Nitij places the needs of his clients at the core of his business. He regularly assists clients find commercial solutions on transactions. His advice is underpinned by commercial sense.
Along with his lawyer duties, Nitij is an executive board member of the Australia Fiji Business Council, and a former Vice President (and current board member) of the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council.
Additionally, Nitij is a board member of EBAC, UNESCAP’s Business Advisory Council, which is the only APAC region-wide multi-stakeholder business forum organised by the United Nations’ ESCAP.
Tatiana Miron is an entrepreneur and advisor specialized in international business and strategies. Tatiana has an outstanding track record of 15 years+ of experience in international trade and development and has consulted for 300+ companies. She is focused in advisory, business intelligence services and solutions for international development. Tatiana also teaches at several business schools focusing on internationalization and global strategies.
An optimist dedicated to SME empowerment through international growth, Tatiana is also a strong believer in gender equality in leadership and led the Kedge Business School Women Executive Club from 2016 to 2019 . The best achievements of this club were the lobbying and obtaining of two dedicated women’s scholarships at Kedge MBA program. Tatiana continues to engage in gender equality programs.
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 is an aspiring 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.
Gary Garner is a commercial and financial adviser with over thirty years’ experience in advising on business and project feasibility, financing and capital structuring. He has PPP/PFI experience gained in Australia and the Middle East with wider commercial experience gained in Australia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and China. Gary also has corporate experience having most recently held the position of Executive Vice President at Dubai Airports Corporation as well as previous executive positions with EY and Arup in the Arabian Gulf.
His experience includes market and commercial feasibility of investment and trade projects, including determining risk-based investment strategies to ensure that risks and rewards are balanced and appropriately reflected in commercial contractual arrangements.
Gary has valuation and transaction advisory experience as well as being an adviser to government on policy issues related to corporatisation and privatisation strategy, as well as private sector valuations, financial and commercial due diligence.
Gary has experience with aviation, road, rail and ports infrastructure as well as major real estate development projects. He adopts a holistic approach to assessing business issues and developing robust solutions to those that require improvement and change.
Zach has spent his professional career unlocking the revenue potential of global teams via the integration of systems, software and people driven by clarity of vision, relentless implementation and process. The results have been turning stagnation into acceleration and change into opportunity.
He has launched products into 30+ countries, built companies from conception to commercialization, reorganized entire international sales & marketing departments and become a trusted advisor to many executive teams. His career spans the private and public sector including consulting and entrepreneurship. He has held a number of leadership roles, ranging from Director of Global Business Operations to Director of International Sales to Senior Program Manager.
Zach earned a BA in Marketing and a second BA in German Studies from Michigan State University. He currently lives in Chicago USA and enjoys giving back to the community by mentoring young professionals and donating time to startups and small businesses.
Thomas Vo is Australia CEO & Innovator of SotaTek “State-of-the-art Technology”, a global software development & IT consulting company witj offices in Australia, Vietnam, US & Japan. He has a team of 500+ digital tech savvy entrepreneurs, designers and young talent engineers who create digital software, platforms and other resources for various businesses and industries. He is focused on digital transformation for businesses to accelerate in the marketplace, as well as keeping up with the continuous trends in digital technology.
Thomas also develops digital technology resources for non-for-profit organizations who are servicing the business community and networks both in Australia and Vietnam. Thomas has 25 years experience in the areas of banking, real estate, mortgage and finance as a Director, Corporate Executive, and Senior Analyst, Computer Science & Information Technology.
He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from The University of New South Wales, Australia and is a member of the Australia Computer Society (ACS) and the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA). Thomas is currently an Executive Member & Vice President, Digital Innovation & Education Portfolios of the Australia Vietnam Business Council based in Sydney, Australia.
Vincent Roper is a Web Developer at Dearin & Associates. His special area of interest is backend development, search engine optimization (SEO), web design and site maintenance.
Vincent is based in Kingston, Jamaica where he was born and raised in Jamaica. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the Jamaica Theological Seminary, and studied Computer Studies at the University College of the Caribbean. Prior to Dearin & Associates, he spent 10 years working as a computer technician in a company that repairs technological devices. His goal is to be able to acquire as many skills as possible so that he can contribute more to Dearin & Associates.
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