Deep experience, curious culture and forward facing

Who we are

We are a curious culture-focused organisation, united by our growth mindset and fondness of effective innovation. We are proven, passionate and experienced with a unique knowledge system designed to allow us to outpace change for the benefit of our clients.

Julian Ward

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER

Julian has pushed the boundaries of marketing and technology for 20 years, having founded and grown a range of companies across digital, data, media and communications and AR/VR, including the award-winning agency We Are Social Australia, sold in 2015 to BlueFocus. Roles prior span the US and UK, including agencies DDB, Carat, OMD Interactive, Starcom MediaVest and Tribal DDB. He applies his foundations in psychology to a deep understanding of human behaviour in technology and marketing, having advised clients including Adidas, Netflix, McDonalds, Expedia and eBay. He has for many years been an advisor and investor in game changing companies across Australia, US and Asia.

Ross Dawson

CEO & CHIEF FUTURIST

Ross is globally recognised as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, strategy advisor and keynote speaker. He was the founding chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies Group of companies, which has been incorporated into Rh7thm. Ross has delivered keynotes and strategy workshops for business leaders in 29 countries over six continents. He is the bestselling author of four books including the acclaimed Living Networks, which anticipated the rise of social media, and has been named as one of the most influential people in the world in crowdfunding, Enterprise 2.0 and the future of work and as one of the 40 biggest players in Australia’s digital age.

Rosanna Iacono

COO & HEAD OF BRAND

Rosanna is a business leader with extensive experience in senior leadership and brand roles in Australia and Europe, including as Chief Operating Officer of Freedom and Sass & Bide, Chief Brand Officer of Jurlique, Brand Director for Levi Strauss EMEA and head of innovation-focused global business units at Nike Inc. She is a non-executive board director of three organisations, including ethical luxury brand AVGVS. She is also a director of Dress for Success, which supports the economic empowerment of women, and is a passionate advocate of diversity in business.

Phil Brown

HEAD OF CONTENT

Phil has been involved in creating and distributing content for nearly 20 years. His most recent role was as Head of Strategy at King Content. In previous roles, he has worked in both agency and client side with brands including Australian Red Cross, NIB and Qantas. Last year, Phil was named in the Top 10 Linkedin Agency Influencers of the year. He advises business on how to accelerate growth with content marketing and is also an advisor and non-executive director to several NFP boards and a data start-up. With a degree in media and experience across the marketing and content landscape, Phil continues to explore how data can shape strategy, inform content and bolster creativity.

Rob Shwetz

HEAD OF CLIENT STRATEGY

Rob is a highly experienced media, publishing and advertising executive, having held senior strategy roles at Fairfax, MediaCom, Publicis and Chinadotcom. Canadian by birth, his wanderlust to explore the world has seen him live and work in his native Canada, along with Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, and for the last 14 years, Australia. He is an experienced advisor of startups and not-for-profits, including RESULTS Australia, as well as a graduate of the world’s first and only MBA program in Creativity and Innovation through the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. Rob is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a firm believer in diversity, curiosity and adventure.

Peter Simpson-Young

Neuro and Cognitive Science Expert

Knows your brains inside out.

Tracey Lee

Account Director

Gets it. Gets it done like a champion, whilst being amazingly charming.

Caroline

Finance boss

Makes numbers beautiful for our mind.

Alex

Developer

Will destroy you at maths, physics, c++ and League of Legends.

Jenna

Editor

Reads audiences better than you read books.

Justine

Designer, 3D master and visual effects artist.

Doesn't need seven days to create a world.

Lorelei

Content and technical gun

Content creator, technically talented.

Lachlan

Designer & modeller

King of design, texturing and Yo-Gi-Oh!

Darryl

Production gun

Storytelling real time magician.

Vanessa

Editor extraordinaire

Editor and writer.

Hayley

Graphic Designer

A wizard with design and flair.