Co-Founder & Director
Mike’s a business growth expert and experienced strategic CFO/COO, Chartered Accountant and Entrepreneur.
Mike is passionate about helping businesses succeed, maximising the value of businesses and building productive relationships.
Since 2015, the Australian Government’s – Department of Industry, appointed Mike as an advisor to entrepreneurs.
Clients working with Mike can expect to deliver on their business goals and get a better nights sleep!
Mike is a global business consultant, experienced C Suite Executive and entrepreneur, with extensive leadership experience and impressive track record of identifying business opportunities and leading high impact projects from small to Fortune 500 Companies.
Mike’s conducted countless business reviews over his 25+yr career; is a Chartered Accountant, ex-PWC audit and business advisory. Followed by high profile roles in Tech, Coca-Cola Amatil and AstraZeneca, including 7 years in Europe. Mike’s been CFO for 3 companies, with critical influence across the exec teams and had broad responsibilities across Finance & Operations. Mike has led large scale restructurings, mergers, outsourcing, systems implementations, change management & organisational development initiatives.
Mike is frequently a trusted advisor to senior execs, is highly commercial, with deep knowledge of business development and has fostered a strong network of contacts across a broad range of industries and countries.
Mike is an angel investor and has purchased and expanded his own business to overseas markets.
In Mike’s downtime he enjoys relaxing with family and friends, focusing on wellbeing and travelling.
Co-Founder & Director
Gareth brings 20+ years of experience to the table specialising in growth strategy’s – both in sales and business development, having held senior management roles heading up Marketing / Development / Operations and having been a CEO of large size retail / hospitality consumer driven business, this puts him at the forefront of any enterprise opportunity.
Gareth has had extensive experience in growth, in both sales and stores across leading global companies (McDonalds, Starbucks and Gloria Jean’s Coffees)International experience having overseen operations in Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and the UK also provide a wealth of knowledge for organisations expanding internationally.
Being a decisive, results-oriented leader recognized for developing innovative solutions for tough business issues and garnering organisational support to achieve ambitious goals through high performing teams and the development of strong strategic partnerships – ensures an innovative approach to growth for any business.
This coupled with business ownership where his businesses have housed global products that have been launched across the major retailers in Australia and he and his team have developed brands and products that are distributed nationally and internationally – this completes a well-rounded experience set.
Our Cross Functional Team
Mike and Gareth are supported by an experienced team of professionals across a broad range of functions. Every person on the team is an AVAALER with a passion to deliver the best outcome for each client situation.