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Executive Team

Sol Lukatsky
Managing Director

Sol is a C-Suite Executive with multiple company transactions across: ASX and Private Equity backed companies. He has over 15 years in senior leadership roles covering: marketing, sales management, digital, customer experience, big data, capital markets, innovation and operations within blue chip organisations including: Dun & Bradstreet, Challenger Financial Services and NAB.

In addition, as CEO he has led two Private Equity backed companies in the online services and digital technology markets (GLS & Workstar). This included, Global P&L responsibilities, +650 team members with offices across Australia, Asia and Europe. Educated at Harvard, Melbourne Business School, RMIT and awarded a Fellowship by Leadership Victoria.

Mark Dioguardi
Executive Director

Mark is an experienced CTO and COO with over 25 years’ experience predominantly in Tier 1 and 2 Telco operators in Australia and Asia. A qualified engineer, Mark commenced his career in engineering and engineering construction management in Telstra before building his corporate career as CTO at Maxis, where he led 1350 engineers and managed a USD600mil budget to grow their network.

He then moved into a Chief Operating Officer role at Maxis before returning to Australia to join iiNet as Chief Technology Officer. Mark joined Spirit as Chief Operating Officer in November 2018 to develop and lead Spirit’s network growth and drive operational excellence across the business. He is also an Executive Director of Spirit and a non Executive Director of TimedotCom.

Paul Miller
Chief Financial Officer

Paul Miller is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of financial experience having commenced his career with the chartered accountancy firm PwC in Australia and London and has worked in a variety of finance-based roles in both listed and unlisted companies. Paul has focused on working in high growth companies and has expertise in building financial platforms, practices and structures that support and control growth and adapt as required to the numerous challenges that all high growth companies face.

Paul held the position of Deputy Chief Financial Officer for dual ASX and Nasdaq listed Pharmaxis Ltd (PXS) where he worked for 10 years with responsibility for all aspects of operational financial, IT and tax management for the group which spanned points of presence in Australia, United Kingdom and the United States.

Katie Bentley
CEO Trident

As CEO of Trident, Katie places a strong emphasis on leading business transformation, value creation and growth for clients. With a unique understanding of strategy, intelligent marketing and detailed customer focus, Katie is innovative in finding solutions to business challenges. Well qualified with a Bachelor of Media (Rusden) and Bachelor of Law (Monash), Katie has a strong theoretical understanding to support her practical business experience. She has built a strong and valued team during her 25 years at Trident.

In addition, Katie enjoys her work as an ambassador at the St Kilda Gatehouse and is training for her 8th marathon

Kate Hawker
National Manager Corporate Services

Kate brings valuable experience supporting business operations across various industries.

She is highly experienced in business strategy execution, particularly in business growth and expansion.

Kate's skills are diverse, assisting and supporting most aspects of the business, from the board to our technicians.

Over her 5 and a half years at Spirit, Kate has developed and implemented system and process improvement across the business including Facility & Event Management, Human Resources, OH&S, Culture, Board and Committee Coordination and Communication strategies.

Chris Hayes
Chief Commercial Officer

Chris joined Spirit in August 2019. His primary role is to lead Spirit’s growth through M & A activities.

Chris is an experienced executive with over twenty years financial management and professional practice experience working in Australia, China and the UK across publicly listed entities and private equity-backed operations.

Jason Wade
Chief Technology Officer

Jason is Spirit's Chief Technology Officer, with a wealth of technical knowledge and strong commercial acumen.

A modern-day veteran within the IT and Telecommunications sector, he brings more than 25 years of experience to the table. Jason is innovative and client-focused, with a proven ability to deliver results.

Prior to joining Spirit, Jason held the position of co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the VPD Group. A highly successful Queensland based Managed Service Provider and early adopter of cloud technologies. Additionally, Jason is a member of the Australian Computer Society and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Personally, Jason enjoys motorsports, fitness, travel and family time

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