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About

Founders

Ben Burton

Co-Founder & CEO

From a young age he loved to ‘make inventions’ in the backyard. When he grew up, he studied Commerce & Law at Melbourne Uni – and then found himself working ‘real jobs’ for 17 years.

Ben held leadership positions in both the telecommunications and insurance sectors, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of service solutions that blend the best of human and digital capabilities.

He also has a couple of Real Estate investments; he believes there is a big opportunity in property management to use digital innovation to speed up issue resolution and remove communication bottlenecks.

Dominik Chmielewski

Co-Founder & CTO / COO

Dom has 19 years’ experience within telecommunications, supply-chain and IT sectors and has worked across a broad range of business areas.

He’s passionate about the creative and innovative use of technology to enrich and simplify the mundane stuff we have to deal with day-to-day.

With a bit of a creative streak, Dom enjoys design and making experiences looks great!

Board

Morten Birk Belling

Managing Director at Menulog

Morten Belling is the Managing Director for Australian-born online food delivery marketplace, Menulog, across both Australia and New Zealand.

With over 20 years of experience and an extensive commercial background, Morten was named CEO Magazine’s CFO of the Year, and was recently named runner up for Managing Director of the Year. Under his leadership, the Menulog business has quadrupled in size, creating hundreds of roles including a local customer service hub.

Morten is also an advisor to startup businesses, communicates in four languages and holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. Prior to his career in business, Morten played football at a competitive level, which instilled within him a drive, passion and a desire to always raise the bar, leading him to become the successful leader he is today.

Rod Bristow

CEO Investible

Rod is a senior leader and Company Director with substantial experience in the financial services, consulting, agribusiness and not-for-profit sectors.

Rod has a proven track record designing and successfully delivering major transformation initiatives for ASX-listed, privately-owned and not-for profit organisations. His strengths include strategy, leadership, commercial negotiation, team development and organic and inorganic growth (mergers and acquisitions).

Rod has a BSc (Forestry) from ANU, post-grad studies at AGSM and INSEAD (with a brief stint at Wharton). He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Team

Leanne Sorby

National Sales Manager

Leanne started her career in real estate with Ray White back in 2003 and since then, has worked in sales and property management for agencies in New Zealand, England and Australia.

She transitioned into the Proptech space in 2013, initially working in Project Management roles to broaden her knowledge and help better understand the implementation of real estate software. Leanne then moved into Business Development and has built a solid network within the industry.

She loves promoting cutting edge technology that further streamlines processes and really makes a difference to the day to day operations of a business.

Gonzalo Rodriguez

Technical Product Manager

Gonzalo has a strong background in early-stage startups, pushing and building products, working closely with IT and Operations teams.

He has been developing digital solutions for the home service industry in Argentina since 2018, and after moving to Melbourne, he decided to keep developing his career in Proptech start-ups. That’s when he discovered Rental Heroes.

As an Industrial Designer, he is always focused on designing and producing what's best for users’ needs and loves coming up with new solutions adding real value to their day-to-day life.

Jackson Sparado

Business Development Manager

Jackson is well versed in the sales and customer servicefields. Previously working with non-for-profit organisations as well as in the education industry, He's now come to the PropTech space. 

He has always had a passion for speaking with people and helping their growth, whether that be in a business sense or personal.

Jackson is continuously learning about the real estate industry and more specifically the property management space, on how he can provide value and promote innovative technology.

He strives to make a difference in each industry he's nvolved in, and no doubt will with this one!

Hannah Patan

Head of Customer Care

Hannah began her career as a customer support representative for tech companies. Soon after, she was promoted to Product Trainer, where she taught new staff how to handle clients properly over the phone.

She learned to relate to people and calmly cope with those who were frustrated. Knowing how to prioritize and communicate with empathy while intuitively understanding where the other person is coming from.

As the pandemic rose, she decided to put her 8 years of office experience to good use by joining the Rental Heroes team.

Hannah continues to learn, improve, and contribute with and for the team, with the goal of forming an empowered customer service team.

Imogen Wilson

Customer Success Manager

Coming from the UK, Imogen joined the team as Customer Success Manager. As well as managing our in-life customer relationships, Imogen is studying a Bachelor of Business. Her role at Rental Heroes began in January of this year, where she developed knowledge for sales and business development, quickly settling in as one of the team.

Her prior background was hospitality where she grew a love for people, customer service and travel. Being given the opportunity to take on this role at Rental Heroes, Imogen continues to learn and further develop the Customer Success team, growing as an individual as well as within the business, with a little help from our good friend ‘Alex’.

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