== Experienced Business and IT Executive ==
Russell is an experienced senior executive with 40 years of international business experience, primarily in the information technology and professional services industries.
He is the Executive Director and owner at Stratology, a business that draws upon his leadership, business and IT experience to assist clients build powerful teams and businesses that are ready to accelerate for high growth. He helps future-focused organisations innovate and create a range of investments in people, process and technology to achieve their performance aspirations. He understands that results come from laser-sharp focus, and coupling the right market opportunities to smart investments and brilliant execution.
He is part of the team at Monash's Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC) to mentor entrepreneurs looking to accelerate their business (https://www.eibc.net.au).
Russell is a Fellow of the Australian Photographic Society (FAPS) and in his spare time I follows his passion for photography, exploration (treking) and competitive sailing. He particularly enjoys the challenge of mixing these pursuits with his passion for technology.
Dr Zivit Inbar
Exec, NED, Working with VCs, StartUps & Tech, Co/Au of The..
Specializing in people, culture & performance strategies for growth, Zivit has particular expertise in Technology companies, Start-ups, and Venture Capitals:
- Improving capital investment decisions
- Supporting management for success
- Preparing the human capital infrastructure for company growth
- Managing people & performance risks
Zivit brings nearly 20 years’ experience driving high-level strategies and processes at Board and executive levels, spanning private and listed Australian and global organisations both locally and offshore (China, APAC, Europe and the US). Hands on experience & expertise with:
- Transformation & change management
- HR Strategy
- Organisational Development
- Workforce Planning
- Talent Management- sourcing, retention, succession planning
- Coaching managers & executives
- Organisational & Cultural Diagnosis
- Capability gap analysis
- Leadership training
- Building & supporting management teams
- Developing & supporting virtual teams
Her Ph.D. is focused on strategic thinking and strategy implementation by Western companies operating in China.
Zivit is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a fellow member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Vlad’s professional career spans over 25 years across a wide range of industries including not-for-profits, engineering giants, global consultancies and innovation incubators.
Vlad will share his startup successes (and failures!) and mentor and advise both EI-based founders and the wider EI community. Utilising his broad global network, Vlad aims to assist founders to accelerate, to grow into new markets and take their businesses to the next level.