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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 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.

Katie Bentley
CEO Trident

As CEO of Trident, Katie places a strong emphasis on leading business transformation, value creation and growth for clients in essential services.

Kate Hawker
National Manager 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.

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.

Jason Wade
Chief Product & Technology Officer

Jason is Spirit's Chief Growth 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.

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.

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.

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