Meet Our Mentors

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips

Business in Bare Feet Founder

Serial tech & travel entrepreneur. Global traveller. Digital nomad. Starting off as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG Mark went on to become a top sales person for both Apple & Microsoft selling over $250m worth of technology as well as launching a number of startups of his own and for others. One was offered $7.5m on Launch Day by an investor. #tech #strategy #commercialization #innovation

Queensland, Australia

Jonathan Brake

Jonathan Brake

Business in Bare Feet Co-Founder

Jonathan Brake (Jono) is passionate about improving entrepreneur’s communication & relationships. As an Executive Coach who operates all around the world be brings the best of people out and onto the table. Allowing the whole team to benefit from the hidden talents we all have. Jono helps early stage business people discover their strengths and achieve new heights. #marketing #executivecoaching #digital #communication #teamwork

North Carolina, USA

Linda McCall

Linda McCall

Business in Bare Feet Mentor

Linda McCall knows how to push the boundaries. After growing in Outback Australia, Linda joined the Air Force, became a 1st Class Flight Attendant & worked for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. She has learnt to fly a light plane & hot air balloon and has ridden a motorcycle around Australia & solo across the USA. She is living testament that you can do anything you put your mind to. #mindset #transition #ideation #adventure

Queensland, Australia

Daniel Johnsen

Daniel Johnsen

EIR

Originally from Kentucky USA Daniel is a startup Entrepreneur in Residence and one of the most active Startup Weekend Facilitators in the world. Working across 4 continents he has conducted over 50 startup weekends. He has also laucnhed a series of startups involving Internet of Things and hardware devices. #startups #validation #iot #arduino

Nomad

Matthias Bartholdi

Matthias Bartholdi

Coach

Fluent in 5 languages Matthias bounces between Germany, West Africa and Bolivia assisting business growth in developing countries. A cross-culture specialist he's worked with an amazing diversity of people amongst the most remote parts of the world.

Germany

Greg Searle

Greg Searle

Anypoint Founder, Software Architect

Greg is onto his 8th startup in 40 years. He started his career coding in 1974, and still coding today. There's not much he hasn't seen before in the software game. #Apps #MobileWorkForce #SoftwareEngineering #FutureProofing #Startups #Management

Sunshine Coast, Australia

Pere Trullas

Pere Trullas

Norcross Founder

As a global project management expert Pere is often on a plane to some distant part of the world. Whether its building a new TV studio in Ivory Coast, a beer factory in Rwanda or new school in Argentina. Organising disparate teams amongst various cultures is his speciality. #projectmanagement #developingcountries #engineering #teamwork

Barcelona, Spain

Sebastian Cerone

Sebastian Cerone

LESS Industries COO & Cofounder

Sebastian has studied electronic engineering at the University of Buenos Aires. He has experience in designing embedded devices, mostly in hardware design and manufacturing process. He has been working in the last 10 years turning ideas into products. He is the creator of the Robotics Day, the largest robotics event in latin america where more than 10.000 attendees. Currently, Sebastian is the COO and co-founders at LESS Industries, a startup which provides IoT solutions for agriculture industry #agtech #internetofthings #hardware #electronics #robotics #networking

Bundaberg, Australia & Buenos Aires, Argentina

Paul Gibbs

Paul Gibbs

Colourspace Group Founder

Our business is a management and services provider. It sees me involved in many aspects of lighter than air aviation. We have operations in Australia and South America. I have a range of experience, an extensive network of industry contacts, as well as close and long-standing relationships with manufacturers in both hemispheres. I have provided advice and assistance to regulators, courts, corporate partners and business people on a range of LTA topics. #mobility #managementatadistance #experiencedesign #logistics

Atacama Desert, Northern Chile

Doug Miell

Doug Miell

Miell Consulting Director

Doug is passionate about solving global water challenges and sustainable agriculture. An industry leader who first promoted sustainable agricultural practices to boost productivity and profitability of Australia’s grain industry and, more recently, he has led water reform in both Australia and southeast United States. Doug understands the intersection of technology, business as usual, the need for market-based solutions to change the status quo and the joy of working with people keen to make a difference. #waterinnovation #sustainableag #makingadifference #waterforlife

Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA

Graham Segal

Graham Segal

Chiron Intercontinental Investments Pty Ltd Executive Director

I am a full service capital raise consultancy. I am also MD Capital Raise for Capstone Commercial Group, a New York-based project finance consultancy focused on large scale infrastructure & community development projects. I ensure companies are investment ready & investor friendly by reviewing their five vital economic health signs: profitability, productivity, cash flow, international competitiveness and shareholder value. I am knowledgeable about the Islamic financial system #people #culture #communication #multiindustry

Queensland, Australia

Viki Forrest

Viki Forrest

ANZA Technology Network CEO

Passionate about the global commercialization of Australian innovation. I spend my time working with Australia entrepreneurs who are bringing their business to the US. Closing those first few customers. Raising that first round of capital. Growing global businesses. #Commercialization #startups #USbusiness #b2b

San Francisco, CA

Tami Holzman

Tami Holzman

Investor/Advisor/Author Investor/Advisor/Author

Tami began her career in the entertainment industry as a talent agent, show creator and executive producer, with development deals at NBC, HBO and the Fox Network. She segued into a successful career in marketing services for Fortune 500 companies and served as a Chief Brand Officer. Today, she is a LP with Halogen Ventures, angel investor, advisor, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and brand ambassador. Tami is a guest lecturer at UCLA Marketing and UCS Entrepreneurship courses. In addition, Tami has a Certificate of Expertise from the University of Penn in Positive Psychology, with an emphasis on resilience skills, mental agility, and optimism. #sustainability #relationships #marketgaps #talentspotting

Los Angeles, California, USA

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