Rob Chisholm (Business Development Officer)
“Clients are reassured that no matter what their problem or business stage, they’ve got support and advice from someone who’s been there and done that.” Rob has over 40 years of business experience and knowledge, including running award-winning small business Alulite Windows, working as director of SGIC and also for a licensed merchant bank. In 1985, Rob’s services to South Australian business were recognised with The Order of Australia Medal. Rob’s expertise is integral to developing and running practical programs for business owners and operators, including our Mentoring for Success and Business Basics for Start-Ups programs. He is always keen to ‘stir the pot’ and get people thinking about how they can grow their business.
Mike Richards (Coordinator Business Services)
Mike is an experienced economic development professional, manager, and business advisor with a broad base of advisory, finance, HR, grant/ tender writing, technology assessment and business development skills. He has extensive networks and is a strong collaborator. Mike has supported business growth with advisory roles at the City of Onkaparinga, Manufacturing Technologies Centre, City of Playford, Innovate SA, Venture Capital SA, Centre for Innovation Business and Manufacturing and the Business Centre. He has also had his own private consulting business and was corporate investigator with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission. Mike is a Fellow of CPA Australia and graduate of the AICD.
Deniz Subasi (Business advisor)
Deniz is a multilingual global serial entrepreneur. He worked in Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong and China before he moved to Adelaide in 2009. Ever since, he is working as a business strategist and advisor. In Europe he worked for IBM, SAP and UPS before starting his own manufacturing and export business in Hong Kong. His background is in computer science and technology and he also has an MBA degree from UniSA.
His areas of expertise include: Commercialisation, Go to market strategies, Entrepreneurship & Innovation , Strategy development and implementation, New product development, Business process improvements (BPI), Lean and Agile methodologies, Big Data, Cross Cultural Negotiations, Import-Export, Contract Terms, Foreign market entry models, Grant writing, Manufacturing, Ecommerce and technology, Cybersecurity, Branding & Marketing, Business administrations, Leadership, Doing business in China.