Jack has been an educational technology visionary and entrepreneur for more than two decades, both overseas and in Australia. He founded Studiosity in 2003, with a vision to make the highest quality academic study support accessible to every student, regardless of their geographic or socio-economic circumstances. As an active volunteer for education-related organisations, he mentors EduGrowth's edtech start-ups, and is the president of Friends of Libraries Australia (FOLA), encouraging the use and improvement of library and information services across Australia.
Previously a Senior Director at Monster.com in Boston, Massachusetts - Mike brings over 15 years of sales, marketing and general management experience to the Studiosity team. Originally from WA, Mike is a keen skier, cyclist and surfer, as well as the proud father of two energetic little boys.
Karen has over 15 years experience as a Chartered Accountant. After several years with a large accounting firm in both the UK and Sydney, Karen joined the private equity firm CHAMP as an investment manager. Her experience involved all aspects of the investment process and exposure to many different industries. Karen enjoys spending time with her family and being as involved in her children's journey towards adulthood as they will allow her to be.
Father of two, Chris joined Studiosity 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 veggies, and running around a cricket field on hot days.
Denise has a passion for solving business challenges with a combination of consultancy, data driven insight, technology, along with strong project management. Denise oversees the delivery of high quality academic support services at Studiosity that generate sound educational outcomes and increase student confidence and capability, whilst ensuring absolute adherence to principles of academic integrity. Born in the UK, Denise visited Sydney on holiday in 2005 and fell in love with the harbour city. She made it her home later that year and has not looked back. You’ll often find her at the SCG supporting the Sydney Swans.
Professor Judyth Sachs was PVC Learning and Teaching at The University of Sydney, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost at Macquarie University, and was appointed as Special Advisor in Higher Education at KPMG. She is also a Director of Judyth Sachs Consulting. She describes herself as an educator and activist.
Previously the Director of Sales and Business Development at the Alpha Plus Group, Sami brings over 10 years’ experience in the education sector. He enjoys playing football, badminton and swimming with his family.
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.
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.
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.
Evelyn lives in Bondi like a right tourist, with her husband and two young sons. Deeply interested in words and their infinite uses, when she’s not moonlighting as a professional cocktail reviewer, you’ll likely find her chasing her children around at the beach or reading sci fi novels. She also volunteers with the Story Factory, bringing creative writing workshops to underprivileged students around Sydney.
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.
Lisa brings with her a passion for learning, with over 10 years' experience in the education sector. Lisa has worked on the Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) survey, sat on the all parliamentary group for youth employment in the House of Commons and helped primary schools transform education through the arts. Lisa recently moved from London to Yorkshire where she enjoys long walks in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, spending time with her young son and the occasional round of golf!
Stephanie has always called the Northern Beaches home, or ‘Summer Bay’ which is easier to recognise! After utilising her Master’s thesis to help market a start-up, Stephanie delved into the world of media and advertising, working within both the Australian and UK markets across a variety of global consumer brands. Stephanie was exposed to struggling students whilst moonlighting as a teacher’s aide in a previous life and is now passionate about promoting a service that supports and enhances student confidence and skill.
Jill is a strong believer in the transformative power of education and is one of Studiosity’s greatest fans! She discovered the Studiosity service many years ago, while trying to find online study support for her young daughters. After seeing the incredible difference Studiosity made in improving the educational confidence levels of her own children, she became committed to ensuring more students across the world can access on-demand support wherever possible. When she’s not creating online learning resources for Studiosity’s Subject Specialists you’ll find Jill in her veggie garden or at the beach.
Judy has a passion for providing quality educational support to all students so the Studiosity philosophy has always been a good fit. After a career in environmental science, she worked as a teacher aide, supporting students with special needs, and in school administration. She then homeschooled her twin boys for several years. During that time, Judy established and ran a successful face-to-face tutoring business before joining the company as a tutor in 2009, enjoying many an afternoon/evening working with her online students in thousands of sessions. After several years in a tutor mentoring role, Judy was appointed as Quality Assurance Manager (Connect Live) in April 2017. Spending time with family, reading, tackling maths problems (not the really hard stuff),walking her dogs and swimming keep her out of trouble most of the time.
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.
Esha studied IT and then moved to Australia for further studies. She holds a MBA degree from the Australian National University specialising in Human Resources. With 6 years of experience working with staffing, she focuses on making our recruitment and HR processes more simple and automated. Esha also enjoys reading (anything and everything!) and travelling - she aspires to visit all 7 continents.
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.
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.
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.
Scott is a busy dad of four with a calm and patient demeanour that is appreciated by both his clients and colleagues. When he isn't taking his kids to sporting events, he works with our partners to ensure they get the support they need to create better learning experiences for all their students.
Dermot grew up in Ireland and after completing his Business degree, moved to London to do marketing for large brands in the telecoms and entertainment industry, more recently he has found a new passion in helping to deliver study support to students of all backgrounds. When not at work, Dermot loves Sports and is an avid fan of Liverpool Football Club, travelling all over Europe to cheer them on!
Miles joined Studiosity’s EMEA Partnerships team in early 2019. He comes from a background in business development and account management, having worked in the investments industry and corporate accreditation in London. Miles has also worked in the charity sector raising money for many 'household name' charities. He has regularly volunteered for the RNIB, reading for the Talking Newspapers service for blind and partially sighted people. In his spare time, Miles enjoys reading and swing dancing.
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.
Yalda studied Business Administration at Meadowbank College, and straight after graduation she worked as an office coordinator with managerial tasks. With over 8 years of experience in customer-facing roles, she is committed to making sure that clients are happy with her service. She is passionate about business, and enjoys multifaceted challengs and wearing different 'hats' in her role. Outside of work, Yalda loves to travel the world, meet new people from different cultures, read, play basketball, and go on day trips with her husband.
Bhavin holds a Master in Computer Science and has an active interest in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. After studying overseas, he came to Sydney in 2015 and has been working in education ever since. He enjoys the new perspectives that come from working with diverse school and university communities, and being part of one of the fastest growing industries in the world.
With a background in systems administration and software development, Adam manages the upkeep and ongoing development of the technology underpinning Studiosity. His focus is on ensuring smooth operations and continual improvement of the platform to best support students. He holds a B.Sc. (Computing and Information Systems) from Macquarie University.
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.
No stranger to study, David completed a 5-year veterinary degree then immediately enrolled in a Masters in IT. After graduation the government insisted he save some education for the rest of us, so he now works at Studiosity as a UI Engineer, striving to make the interface a constant joy to use. He still studies any chance he gets, including on the most challenging subject area yet: parenthood.
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 wife in hand, he has settled to educate our future....... for now.
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.
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.
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.
Tim is a web developer who spent most of his career working with start up companies. When he is not exploring programming languages and tools in his spare time, he plays video games, watches TV shows and movies, and, occasionally, reads books. He recently moved to Sydney from the Philippines, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Computer Engineering.
Patrice is an aspiring techie who is currently in his first year of studying a Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics at UTS. Patrice has an avid passion for the space industry, tech, networking and music. He also represents Ararat FC in the GHFA Super League division and also loves to spend countless hours listening to and playing his cultural music on keyboard. Patrice also is a member of the Professional Aeronautics and Astronautics Society (PAAS) and Programming Society (ProgSoc) at UTS.
Alena moved to Australia to study at the University of Sydney, commencing a degree in Architecture. She quickly realised, despite her interest in architecture, her true calling was working with numbers and thus began her path towards becoming an accountant. She transferred to Macquarie University where she completed her studies. After working in the accounting industry for over 6 years, she has now joined the Studiosity finance department. Alena loves reading, travelling, and weekends spent with friends at the beach or at one of Sydney's pristine parks.
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 Studiosity the most wonderful place to work – and if you ask her, it already is!