Meet the Team

 
John Desmond
Director
John Desmond
Director

John has led a wide range of large scale/ complex programs and strategic consulting initiatives with a focus in the following core areas: Business Change Management, Cost Reduction, Process Improvement, Growth Strategy, and Business and Technology Transformation.

His specific areas of competence are:

  • Complex and Large Scale Program Delivery
  • Strategic and Operational Performance Improvement
  • Strategic Advice and Planning

He has worked across a range of industries including Telecommunications, Property, and Financial Services. His clients include Telstra, AMP, Tower, CBA, Colonial, VERO, NTI, QBE, CGU, Zurich Financial Services, Australian Super, and Australand.

He has over 15 years experience in Program Management, Management Consulting, and Business Development and has a consistent and deliberate focus on delivering client outcomes.

John holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University (NZ) and a Masters of Business Administration (distinction) from Hull University (UK).

Robert Mazevski
Director
Robert Mazevski
Director

Robert is a senior consulting professional with over 18 years of experience in the IT industry, and more than 11 years with top tier consulting firms – IBM Global Business Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture.  He has successfully delivered projects for clients across a range of industries, including Financial Services, Retail, Aviation, Government and Utilities.

Robert has performed Enterprise, Program and Solution Architect roles and led large technical teams on projects with budgets in the tens of millions of dollars.  Robert is a recognised expert in Information Strategy, Analytics, Business Intelligence, Master Data Management, Data Integration, and Data Quality & Governance.

Robert now leads the Data & Analytics practice within Bridge, managing a team of consultants across Sydney and Melbourne.

Phillip Pyliotis
Associate Director
Phillip Pyliotis
Associate Director

Phillip is a senior Data & Analytics consultant and program manager with a focus on transformation initiatives that improve business performance through operating model re-design, new technology platforms, and strategic sourcing. Prior to joining Bridge, Phillip worked with leading organisations including AMP, MLC, Lend Lease, Ernst & Young and IBM. 

 

Phillip has 20 years of experience across a number of program, project and delivery management roles. He has managed delivery teams of up to 120 people and budgets exceeding $20M.

Nauzad Doctor
Managing Consultant
Nauzad Doctor
Managing Consultant

Nauzad is a Certified Business Intelligence Professional who has over 14 years’ experience in the IT industry, with over 6 years working in top tier consulting firms - IBM Business Consulting Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Nauzad specialises in design and delivery of complex data warehouse and business intelligence solutions. Nauzad's ability to quickly comprehend business needs coupled with his consulting experience, enables him to work closely with clients to understand their business as well as information requirements in order to create solutions that achieve successful outcomes.

 

Rafael Faria
Managing Consultant
Rafael Faria
Managing Consultant

Rafael is a senior consulting professional with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry.  He has successfully delivered projects for clients across a range of industries, including Financial Services, Retail, Education, Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical.

Rafael has deep experience in the design and implementation of complex data and analytics solutions.  He has performed solution and data architect roles and led large delivery teams using agile methods, for which he is a passionate advocate.

Rafael holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and a Diploma of Financial Markets from FINSIA (Australia).  He is a certified scrum master and data vault modeller.

Steve Fidock
Managing Consultant
Steve Fidock
Managing Consultant

Steve is an experienced project and program support manager. He has worked across multiple industries including Federal and State public service, Defence and Financial Services. Prior to joining Bridge Steve worked with leading organisations including Airbus Group, AMP, BT Financial Group, Sydney Water, Fire & Rescue NSW and ASIC.

Steve has more than 10 years’ experience across a number of Program, Project and PMO Management roles, and has supported the successful delivery of Programs in excess of $25M. Steve holds a Diploma of Project Management, and Master of Business degree from the University of Newcastle.

Barbara Karakassidis
Managing Consultant
Barbara Karakassidis
Managing Consultant

Barbara is a Managing Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, and more than 17 years with top tier consulting firms – PwC, IBM Global Business Services and Deloitte.

She has successfully delivered projects for clients across a range of industries, including financial services, government, transportation, retail and automotive. Barbara has performed project management, business analysis and change management roles and led large technical teams on projects with budgets in the millions of dollars.

She specialises in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing and has successfully led multiple phases on complex projects for clients including CBA, MLC, Qantas, Arnotts, RailCorp, icare and many more.

Barbara has a track record for building strong and trusting relationships with the business, and for her strong analytical and management skills.  Barbara has consistently demonstrated leadership, adaptability and decision-making skills in all her various roles.

Vicki Lau
Managing Consultant
Vicki Lau
Managing Consultant

Vicki has over 10 years of technology consulting experience with a focus in Data Analysis, Data Migration, Data and Systems Integration, Business Analysis and Custom Application Development.

Vicki’s experience has been with top-tier firms that operate throughout A/NZ and within the Finance, Insurance, Retail, Telecommunications and Aviation industries. Her depth of experience in technology and data implementations is extensive. She has performed exceptionally in various roles ranging from analyst positions to managing large-scale teams across development, testing and migration teams.

Alan Meyers
Managing Consultant
Alan Meyers
Managing Consultant

Alan has 20 years experience in the financial services industry with a proven track record of developing and leading the implementation of strategic business initiatives, operational efficiency gains and performance improvement opportunities, including taking ownership of initiatives, performing risk and financial assessments and delivering business growth.

Prior to joining Bridge, Alan spent 15 years with Credit Suisse in Australia and Asia in various roles across the bank including:

  • Global Treasury - including the development and management of liquidity risk policy, capital, funding and foreign exchange risk.
  • New Business and Strategy Execution - across the Investment Bank, Asset Management and the Private Bank.
  • COO of the Private Bank in Southeast Asia and Australia. 

From holding senior regional positions across the organisation, Alan can appreciate the big picture and find practical solutions that lead to growth.

Alan is a Chartered Accountant with a Masters in Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University (AU) and a Bachelor of Business Studies (Accountancy) degree from Massey University (NZ).

 

 

Benn Salier
Managing Consultant
Benn Salier
Managing Consultant

Benn has worked in consulting for over 15 years, and has experience across all stages of the system development lifecycle. He is an experienced project manager, with experience in contract negotiation, complex system integration projects, vendor management as well as managing outsourced service delivery.

His specific areas of competence are:

  • Project & Program Delivery
  • Complex Systems Integration
  • IT Planning

He has worked across a range of industries including banking, airline and government. His clients include Qantas, Commonwealth Bank, Dept Immigration & Citizenship, Government of British Columbia & Telus (Canada).

Benn holds a Bachelor of Information Systems with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tasmania.

 

Tim Duncan
Senior Consultant
Tim Duncan
Senior Consultant

Tim is an IT professional with over ten years’ experience. He is a specialist within the data migration and ETL space performing the roles of Analyst and Developer interchangeably.

He has worked within different industry sectors including banking, finance, manufacturing, marketing, and federal and state government. He enjoys specialising in this niche area of IT and continually strives to improve his designs and techniques through practice and in response to client needs and evolving technologies. 

Coming from a banking / finance background, he is also highly competent in the area of reporting and reconciliation and can deliver full technical and balance sheet reconciliation packs at the end of a project.

Mel Ngwenya
Senior Consultant
Mel Ngwenya
Senior Consultant

Mel is an experienced Information Management professional, with more than 8 years of experience across multiple industries including: Finance, Telecommunications, Government and Utilities. He possesses a balanced blend of business and technical acumen with a proven track record of delivering high quality solutions and client outcomes.

 Mel specialises in the following key specific domains:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Master Data Management
  • Data Quality and Data Integration
  • Analytics

Mel has successfully performed subject matter expert roles in large transformation projects in Australia including: Australian Taxation Office, AMP, National Broadband Network (NBN) and Jemena/United Energy Utilities.

Mel holds a Bachelor and a Masters of Business Information Systems from University of South Australia (AU). 

Adam Urbanowski
Senior Consultant
Adam Urbanowski
Senior Consultant

 

Keira O Regan
Practice Manager
Keira O Regan
Practice Manager

Keira started her career in the market research industry and then moved into managing small businesses.

 

Keira is responsible for the day to day administrative operation of the business and ensuring our people and clients are supported in everything they need.