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Jack Goodman

Executive Chairman

Previously the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Tutor.com, Jack established the service in Australia. With many years of international experience in education technology, Jack is also the founder of final-exam.com, a service delivering exam preparation materials to university students.

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Michael Larsen

CEO

Previously a Senior Director at Monster.com in Boston, Massachusetts - Mike brings over 15 years of sales, marketing and general management experience to the YourTutor team. Originally from WA, Mike is a keen skier, cyclist and surfer, as well as the proud father of two energetic little boys.

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Joanne Swain

Finance Director

Jo is a Chartered Accountant and brings 15 years of experience in accounting and decision support having previously worked as the APAC Financial Director for Pitney Bowes Software and in Assurance at PwC. Jo is also a proud mum to two energetic, tech-savvy young children.

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Chris Fitzpatrick

General Manager

Father of two, Chris joined YourTutor to give a bit more meaning to a 25-year career in the education technology sector. Chris loves coaching his kids’ sports teams and understands the difference the right advice at the right time can make, whether it’s hitting a ball or doing long division for the first time. He enjoys reading, growing vegies, and running around a cricket field on hot days.

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Héma Prakash

Head of Client Development Asia-Pacific

Héma has recently returned to Sydney to be with her family having spent the better part of the last 2 decades in Hong Kong, London, New York and Singapore. An alumnus of the Australian National University, Héma believes that the symbiosis of education and technology, with the limitless possibilities it brings, is the key to growth and development both on an individual and global level. Héma was at the forefront of the internet in its infancy and has worked in the Impact Innovation space, raising capital for projects that positively impact the environment, and women’s participation in education and the workforce in the developing world.

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Gerard Benn

Regional Manager - Tertiary Client Development

Gerard hails from beautiful Cape Town where he began his career in financial services. Armed with business and technology qualifications he soon found he was most excited when talking about world changing software. Passionate about education and learning and having had exposure to this world in South Africa, UK and Australia, he has now settled into the eLearning space in Melbourne where he enjoys the impressive variety of attractions the city has to offer.

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Debbie Roper

Regional Manager - Tertiary Client Development

Debbie has over 20 years of experience in the Australian and US Higher Education markets in sales management, sales and learning technology roles. She has embraced the shift from traditional teaching methods to utilising technology to enhance the student learning experience and outcomes. Outside of work, Debbie spends her time renovating a recently acquired rural property and training her 2 pugs to be working farm dogs (so far with little success!)

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David Patrao

Regional Manager - K12 and Libraries

David has worked within the K12 Education space for over 25 years. In this time he has been an active leader in the use of IT in Education - being a State Reviewer, sitting on Yr 12 Exam Setting Panels, Curriculum development panels and a board member of the Victorian IT teachers Association. David has worked in the Vic Department of Education’s eLearning unit, and ventured into corporate land when he joined the Apple Education team in Australia. In 2004, David received the VITTA Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of the work he had done both in the classroom and supporting other teachers.

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Caroline Halliday

General Manager, Student Experience & Product

Caro has more than 20 years' experience in consumer media including print, TV and digital, and has been lucky to work with some of the most loved brands in both Australia and the UK. As a mum of three clever, challenging kids, she's proud to be part of a team that makes such a difference to students' educational outcomes.

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Sophia Gardner

Student Experience & Engagement Manager

After working in journalism for a few years, Sophia quickly realised she spent far too many hours on the internet and landed a job in digital marketing - and has never looked back. Sophia has worked in Australia and London on a number of education and global consumer brands. She's passionate about making the student experience the best it possibly can be.

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Sarah Crossing

Director of B2B Marketing

Sarah grew up in Sydney, then in Northern California, then back in Sydney. After seven different schools, Sarah continued study at USYD followed by post-grad at CSU. Ten years sales, marketing, and communications experience in finance and education, six years supporting universities, schools, and local government.

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Evelyn Levisohn

B2B Marketing Manager

Evelyn grew up in Sydney but spent most of her adult life in London. Returning home has given her a new enthusiasm for all things Australian, so now she lives in Bondi like a right tourist, with her baby son and husband. Deeply interested in words and their infinite uses, when she’s not moonlighting as a professional cat-sitter, you’ll likely find her watching Woody Allen films or reading sci fi novels.

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Mona Pradella

B2B Marketing Manager

Mona grew up in Germany where she worked in Journalism and PR while studying media pedagogics and communication science. After graduating from Sydney Uni, she worked on communication strategies for major Australian brands as well as small start-ups. After studying and working in two different countries, Mona is passionate about giving more students the opportunity to make the most out of their education.

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Lesley Halliday

General Manager, Academic Services

Lesley swapped idyllic rural Derbyshire in the UK for Sydney's Northern Beaches in 2007. She has over 20 years experience working as an academic in Australia and the UK and is a lifelong learning 'addict' and passionate about the powerful holistic impact of positive learning experiences on students. In 2009, while working at the University of Sydney, she received an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation Award for her 'outstanding contribution to the student learning experience.' She has two adult sons, two dogs, and one husband who keep her busy and in her free time likes to run, walk or generally keep active.

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Ann Symonds

Assistant Director, Academic Services

Ann has a background in Library and Information Services and extensive experience in online tutoring, having worked with the company for many years as an English tutor. As a member of the Academic Services team she works to maintain YourTutor's high standard of tuition. She is in no way a superhero by night, despite any rumours you may have heard.

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Judy Iland

Quality Assurance Expert

Judy has a passion for providing quality educational support to all students. After a career in environmental science, she worked as a teacher aide and in school administration and then homeschooled her twin boys before building a successful tutoring business. She joined the company as a tutor in 2009. Spending time with family, reading, walking her dogs and swimming complete her days.

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Kate Lloyd

Quality Assurance Expert

Kate has a strong background in employment and training, and a keen interest in adolescent and adult education. A self-professed lifelong student, she is currently studying English and History at university. Kate has been tutoring English since 2009 and she manages this while running around after two gorgeous boys and hiding from storms.

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Chantelle Perreau

Senior Manager, Quality and Culture

As a former teacher for over ten years, Chantelle is passionate about education. With a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium and a Masters of Teaching from the University of Sydney, Chantelle enjoys spending time with her husband and visiting her family in Perth and the USA. Her role as Senior Manager of Quality and Culture gets her to focus on making YourTutor the most wonderful place to work – and if you ask her, it already is!

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Dianne Guise

Client Services Manager, WA/NT

Dianne has many years experience as a strong advocate for quality education for all young people irrespective of their age, socio-economic status, culture, gender, level of ability or geographic location. As a former Legislative Assembly Member and Deputy Speaker of the Western Australian Parliament, a past President of the Western Australian Council of State Schools Organisations Inc., Dianne has extensive experience working with schools, communities, all levels of government, and the private sector.

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Lisa Dart

Client Services Manager, VIC/SA/TAS

Lisa comes from a Corporate and Education background with over eighteen years experience in Client Services Management. Lisa is passionate about education and the key it brings to enhancing the life choices of all learners. Lisa's favourite quote of all time is by Nelson Mandela: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her three beautiful boys, travelling, meeting new people and going on crazy rides at theme parks.

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Nicole Seipel

Client Services Manager, QLD

Nicole comes from a background in Marketing and Education. Returning home to Brisbane in 2009, after a two year stint teaching in England, Nicole has since worked in the field of Education and Training. She is passionate about engaging and empowering all learners on their journey. In her spare time, Nicole likes taking day trips with her family, travelling, reading, and learning about the history of our world.

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Scott Harrison

Client Services Manager, NSW/ACT

Scott is passionate about chess, skateboarding and the colour orange. Apart from collecting boxes, Scott is known around the office as the ‘beige and brown folder guy’. With a background in kite surfing, he hopes to conquer the world, one atom at a time. Scott lives with his beautiful wife and four lovely children.

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Nadia Sundstrom

Client Services Officer

With a Bachelor of Media in Communication and Journalism from UNSW, Nadia brings with her a passion for communication and over 6 years of experience in customer service. This, along with her savvy organisational skills, helps ensure the customer service team runs as smoothly as possible. In her spare time Nadia likes to read, go for long walks with her very spoilt dog, and is halfway through writing her first novel.

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Adrian Valacos

Business Analyst

Adrian has a passion for technology and systems and almost 10 years experience in Customer Service and Account Management. He has recently changed industry from banking to education and is hard at work creating great experiences for our clients. He loves spending time with his two young boys, swimming, reading and gaming when non-parenting time permits.

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Alexander Clatworthy

Director, Statistical Analysis

Alex began working for the company as a tutor and rapidly distinguished himself by his extensive subject knowledge and deep commitment to online education. He now works to ensure the tutoring service is run as efficiently as possible. Trained in statistics and information systems, he makes sure that every student who comes to YourTutor gets the best learning experience possible.

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Adam McNeil

Chief Technology Officer

With a background in systems administration and added experience as an online tutor, Adam manages internal systems and technical liaisons with customers. He is focused on the smooth operation of the system and making sure that any technical issues are resolved swiftly and efficiently. He holds a B.Sc. (Computing and Information Systems) from Macquarie University.

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Rhandy Lado

Product Manager

With a knack for crafting digital experiences, Rhandy draws on his background in software development, user experience and product design to help the team build products that excel at supporting student learning. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering from UTS, loves design and stays fit from being chased by his superhero obsessed kids.

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Sherwin Huang

Product Designer

Originally from Singapore, Sherwin is a designer who now calls South Korea home. At work, he relentlessly pursues an understanding of what users need, and translates findings into products that are a joy to use. He is always on the lookout for different ways of solving problems and new ideas. This means that he has to try very hard not to think about work while he spends time with family and partakes in music and exercise.

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Brendon Low

Software Engineer

A man on a mission, Brendon has diverged from his marketing background (Bachelor of Marketing, Macquarie University) and has entered the technology world working closely with system operations and software development. Hoping to one day conquer the world with his fiance in hand, he has settled to educate our future....... for now.

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Scott Harvey

Software Engineer

Scott is a web developer from Sydney who has written software for companies both big and small. When not creating software he loves to ride, run and generally get outside and see the world. He enjoys working with a wide range of technologies and building products that people love.

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Andrew Bromwich

Software Engineer

Andrew is an avid tech fanatic from sunny Brisvegas. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer and getting his hands dirty experimenting with his assortment of computer controlled machinery. Andrew loves to travel and wander off the map but has an uncanny knack of finding his way home. He holds Bachelor degrees in Software and Electronic Engineering from QUT.

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Lee Webb

DevOps Engineer

Lee is a DevOps Engineer who specialises in breaking & then re-engineering systems for resilience & performance in a variety of industries. When not playing puppet master to fluffy white computer clouds, Lee spends his time racing bicycles in the picturesque Southern Highlands of NSW. He holds a Bachelor of Aviation from UNSW but enjoyed Aerobatics in biplanes far too much to become an Airline Pilot.

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Christine Vinaviles

Technical Support Officer

Currently completing a Bachelor of Engineering (ICT Software) Diploma in Engineering Practice at UTS, Christine loves tinkering with computers, listening to good music and pushing boundaries like being home at 6pm. She also plays guitar, ukulele and piano during her spare time.

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Jakub Chodounsky

Software Engineer

Jakub is a surfing apprentice, hiking enthusiast and wombat hugger from Czech Republic. Now, based in Wellington he enjoys the privilege of a wind-free sunny climate. His never-ending thorough studies of 80's movies with Arnold are inspiring and admirable. Despite the fact he doesn't own a tracksuit, he squats on daily basis.

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Matt Sroufe

Software Engineer

Matt originally hails from the USA but now lives in Wellington, New Zealand. He began his professional life as a lawyer but these days tries to avoid wearing ties at all costs. In his spare time, Matt enjoys basketball, golf and spending time with his family. He dreams of owning his own donut shop one day.