Michael Cattivera
Founder, Sales Director - Australia

For almost 30 years Michael has partnered with US and European tech companies for talent mapping and executive search in support of Asia Pacific expansion plans. He has worked with Pre IPO Tech Start-Ups and ScaleUps throughout the region and is passionate about helping the US and European technology vendors set up in Asia and Australia.

As the founder of Offer Australia, he spends considerable time researching Start-Up vendors who want to enter into the Asia Pacific, as well as cultivating a strong network of Sales & Presales professionals who can assist in the start-up phase. Michael has an acute understanding of the unique DNA required to drive successful outcomes when setting up in the Asia Pacific, identifying the talent to drive new business is his expertise.

Michael is well connected in the ANZ region and can help identify the best talent for Start-Ups to be profitable. He has focused a great deal of time on the Cyber Security, Telecommunications and enterprise Software vendors in Australia and has an extensive network in these verticals.


Marcus Valles
Consulting Director, APAC

For over 20 years Marcus has been directly involved in leading companies as an entrepreneur, industry consultant and executive educator. He has traveled and worked in India, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Denmark, Lithuania, and Australia where he is based.

Marcus works in partnership with Offer Australia to assist technology companies to establish the business in Asia and the Sub-continent.
He has consulted with a range of companies in the areas of management, leadership and international business. His clients include executives from companies like Kayser, Australia Post, Anglicare, Tobin Bros, ANCA, Confoil, TMI and many more SMEs and companies from Australia’s top 200.

Marcus privately owns Quest Global Pty Ltd (developers of research and strategy) and is co-founder of a not-for-profit charity called Imagine India Inc. In 2005 Marcus created the Quest Innovation Award which opens up opportunities in emerging markets for OECD investors (high technology and manufacturing sectors). He specialises in developing new business opportunities for companies seeking to significantly drive business revenue by entry to India and the Asia region (SAFTA).

Marcus is also an adjunct lecturer and consultant in the Marketing and International Business fields at Australia’s Swinburne University. He holds degrees in Economics, Marketing, International Business and Finance including an MBA at the Mt Eliza Business School (Monash University). He lives with his wife and three children in Melbourne.

Simon Barnard  

Simon Barnard
Startup Advisory, New Business Growth

Simon has over 30 years of sales experience and enjoys leading CX teams, creating innovative strategies & building businesses. Some of the highlights of his career include co-founding Nextgen Networks, starting Cisco’s optical business & winning over $900M in deals. His broad business experience enables him to build trust with organisations, understand their business issues & solve them by providing world-class ICT solutions. Delighting customers, integrity, coaching people, sustainability & giving back to society are his key values.

Simon supports the Offer Australia team by helping early-stage tech vendors with a sales agent model to expand their business in Australia and Asia. One vendor recently he supports is Xiippy, which have launched a unique, patented data-rich payment platform that is privacy-preserving.

Marcus Armstrong Marcus Armstrong
Senior Recruiter

Marcus has accumulated over 25 years in Executive Recruitment. He brings a commercially well-rounded, pragmatic approach from a background in tertiary studies in Accounting and Marketing.

Marcus’s career further broadened as the Australian Marketing Manager with an Australian subsidiary of a major European manufacturer and distributor. He was instrumental in sales channels management, product development and strategic business planning.

Motivated by the critical importance of balancing the right cultural fit to enhance business outcomes, staff retention, market share growth and high financial returns for his clients. Marcus is passionate about Recruitment in the following industries: Consumer Durables & Electronics, Automotive, Construction, Emerging Technology, Health & Aged Care and Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Technology/software/Cyber security.