Michael Cattivera

Co Founder & VP
Business Development Australia

For over 25 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 closely with global sales and tech leaders to map, identify and place executives to drive revenue and service delivery within the region to support expansion.

Michael has worked with Pre IPO Tech Start-Ups and growth companies over the past 25 years throughout the region and am passionate about helping US and European technology vendors set up in Asia and Australia.

As a Co founder of Offer Australia, he spends considerable time researching Start Up vendors who want to enter into Asia Pacific, as well as cultivate 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 Asia Pacific, identifying that talent is his expertise.

Michael is well connected into the region and can help identify the best talent for Start Ups to be profitable. He has also focused a great deal of time in the Cyber security market in Australia over the past 10 years, and have an extensive network in this vertical.

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Marcus Valles
Managing Director, India

For over 15 years Marcus has been directly involved in leading companies as an entrepreneur, industry consultant and executive educator. He has travelled and worked in India China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Australia where he is based.

Marcus works in partnership with Offer Australia to assist technology companies establish business into India, his country of specialisation.

Marcus has consulted to 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.

He privately owns Global India 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).

Marcus specialises in developing new business opportunities for companies seeking to significantly drive business revenue by entry to India and the Asia region (SAFTA).
He is also an adjunct lecturer and consultant in the Marketing and International Business fields at Australia’s Swinburne University. Marcus 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 two children in Melbourne.

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Stephen Argyropoulos

Partner – Telecoms Practice
Tata Consultancy Services

Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing, consulting and program management, all within blue chip telecommunication and consultancy sector organisations, leading household name brands. He literally has a string of strategic business and sales successes.

He’s held executive roles in Oracle, Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young, Ericsson, Amdocs and most recently Tata Consulting. His leadership has delivered significant business and has successfully managed over 100 key projects.

Stephen has an extensive professional network with direct access to key clients in the IT&T industry, and over the last five years has helped business customers profit from their network and IT transformations.

Stephen assists Offer Australia with board advice, and is especially helpful assisting its customers who are pitching into service providers.

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Ana Pipunic

Marketing Manager,
Asia Pacific

Ana is partner in Harvest Ideas, a boutique marketing, communications and PR business specialising in writing content and copy for websites, press releases, e-newsletters, print ads, articles, biographies and social media, including SEO friendly content. They also write business plans and tender response documents on behalf of clients, many of whom are small businesses and start ups.

In addition to ICT, current and previous clients are from the following industries: food and beverage, hospitality, health and aged care, music and entertainment, finance, employment and recruitment, beauty services, travel and leisure, and not for profit entities.

Ana has over 20 years’ experience as a marketing communication and PR professional in global and national environments in the telecommunications/IT, energy and retirement industries, including Ericsson, Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent), Origin Energy and Primelife (now Lend Lease Primelife).

Ana’s business partner Fiona Dickson also has over 20 years’ marketing and communications experience, including vast experience in the catering and hospitality industry having worked for companies such as Spotless where she gained invaluable experience in complex tenders, a three year stint at Douwe Egberts in Amsterdam which saw her in charge of a major new product and launch to market strategy, as well as marketing projects for the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.

The pair worked in the together for three years, marketing for the retirement segment of Primelife (now Lend Lease Primelife), and formed Harvest Ideas in October 2009. Their areas of specialty are: PR, marketing communication, content/copy writing, tender response document, social and online media.

Rod Ko

Talent Acquisition Director, Asia Pac

With more than 25 years’ experience in Talent Acquisition and Recruitment, with in-house, agency and RPO experience Rod has recruited across the board in both the IT and Pharmaceutical industries. Rod also has extensive experience as a Talent Acquisition Director covering Australia/NZ and the Asia Pacific Japan region.

Always willing to go above and beyond to work collaboratively with clients, Rod is patient and always has time for his recruitment partners, ensuring a fantastic experience throughout the recruitment life cycle..

He is always on the forefront of the latest techniques and platforms and is able to combine them in cost effective ways to provide the best possible recruitment experience for his clients.

Rod is focused on helping you achieve your business outcome, and he does that by ensuring you have the very best people on your team to achieve that.