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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.

Julian Haber
CEO Intalock

As the founder of Intalock, Julian has over 20 years' experience in Data Information and is a highly respected Cyber Security leader.

Julie Riggs
CEO Spirit

Julie is a commercially savvy and pragmatic leader with more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Before joining the Spirit group, Julie was General Manager at IBM Global Technology Services A/NZ, and prior to that, was CFO at IBM NZ. Underpinning this wealth of experience, Julie is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Elie Ayoub
Co Managing Director - Nexgen

Elie co-founded Nexgen in 2009 and has over 23 years’ experience in the telco industry across SMB, residential, corporate & government segments.

James Harb
Co Managing Director - Nexgen

Along with Elie, James co-founded Nexgen in 2009 and has over 20 years’ experience in the telco industry.

Mark Dioguardi
Executive Director and Chief Technology & Informations Officer

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.

Zoe Rosenwax
Head of People

Zoe is an experienced people and culture leader, with over 10 years experience leading the HR function for some of Australia's leading businesses.

Previously holding senior positions at BHP, VicTrack, Deloitte and Sportsbet, Zoe holds the reins for Spirit's cultural strategy and is an advocate for creating an inclusive, diverse and enjoyable environment for our staff and customers

Paul Miller
Chief Financial Officer

Paul is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of financial experience. Having commenced his career with PwC in Australia and London, Paul has specialised expertise working in high growth companies.

Chris Hayes
Chief Commercial Officer

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.

Kate Hawker
Head of Corporate Services

Kate brings valuable experience supporting business operations across various industries. 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.

Dan Mandich
Chief Operating Officer

Dan is an accomplished, successful leader with a comprehensive understanding of strategy, leadership, operations, organisational change, sales, and customer relations.

As a champion of flexible and secure hybrid work arrangements, Dan brings a wealth of hands-on experience to this key position.

Todd Brooker
Chief of Sales

Todd has over 20 years experience helping Australia's leading businesses solve their most complex technology challenges.

Under Todd's guidance, the Spirit sales team have a very impressive track record working direct and also via our partner channel to find the best and most cost-effective solutions for customers.

Katie Bentley
Chief Brand Officer

Responsible for stewardship of the Spirit brand, mission and values statement development, and management of the Spirited Women program. Katie places a strong emphasis on leading business transformation, value creation and growth for clients.

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