Nyree McKenzie – Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Nyree has two decades’ experience leading and managing the strategic proposals and bids function for various government, not for profit and private corporations. As the founder and Director of multi-award winning consultancy Thought Bubble, Nyree has led marketing and business development teams across a variety of disciplines, successfully securing billions of dollars worth of contracts and helping strategically position companies in ‘top’ rankings (by profit per partner, by market share, by brand and reputational ranking) as a precursor for market expansion, alliance or M&A activity. As a member of the executive “growth team”, Nyree is also engaged by CEOs and Boards to drive the executive leadership team’s review of processes to strengthen alignment with contemporary market and business practices.
Nyree holds a Bachelor of Business (Public Relations) and a Master of Business (Marketing) from Queensland University of Technology for which she was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence and is also a trained RAAF Specialist Reserve (RAAFSR) in the field of operational public affairs. She has been awarded several global Stevie Awards (Gold and Silver) in the Business Development Executive, Company and Women in Business categories, and is a former recipient of a St.George Bank Fostering Executive Women International Scholarship to attend Harvard Business School’s Leading Professional Services Firms program. In March 2017 she completed the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in New Ventures Leadership and in May was awarded a Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Program grant to attend the 2017 London Tech Week mission with Startup Catalyst.
Aaron Godde – Chief User Experience Officer / Product Designer
Aaron Godde (Bachelor with Honours – Design and Bachelor of Industrial Design) has 29 years’ experience in the advertising and design industry helping clients stand out from the crowd and get noticed. With a large part of his career spent working with multi-national corporations and government departments giving him a strong understanding of corporate governance and compliance reporting requirements. As well as tender production experience, has also worked on award winning annual reports, cutting edge marketing, displays and multimedia projects.
Aaron stays up-to-date with current and emerging design trends around the globe through his involvement with nationally and internationally recognised design organisations. He has been directly responsible for design projects including multimedia and website design, publication production, corporate identity, image and communications development, signage, presentation and display graphics for clients in many fields such as major infrastructure, manufacturing, mining, resources and energy, sport, recreation and entertainment, stockbroking, finance and insurance, broadcast media, communication and professional services.
Carla Fern – UI design support
Carla is a web developer and graphic designer with a keen eye for detail and respect for branding. She has first-hand experience working on major bids and tenders, and understands the fundamentals of process and the importance of professional looking submissions that cut through the competition and communicate clearly and cleanly, within the constraints of document compliance and submission requirements. Carla holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and a Certificate IV in Commercial Arts (Graphic Design and Advertising).