Our Team

We are a team of professionals with decades of experience and extensive business networks in Australia.

Our story

We realised the massive employability problem for international students after their graduation in Australia, which could effect the entire international education industry.
We started with a vision to solve this employability problem by increasing the employability outcomes for international students/graduates by providing an internship opportunity and start their careers in Australia.

Meet our co-founders

Gerard Holland

Gerard Holland

Gerard is a chartered accountant and has been a business advisor to middle market businesses and early stage innovation companies for over a decade. Gerard has also completed his Masters in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and has been working closely with international students and graduates for over 5 years.

Gerard loves his Aussie Rules football (soccer) and is still actively playing today as well as supporting the Liverpool Football Club.

gerard@outcome.life
Domenic Saporito

Domenic Saporito

Domenic is also a chartered Accountant and has been a CFO and COO of many middle market service and technology businesses. Domenic has founded over a dozen startup businesses including the ownership of an employment recruitment agency for 14 years.

Domenic has a passion for helping people and get the most out of themselves and their careers, enjoys public speaking and getting involved with Startups.

domenic@outcome.life

Meet other team members

Paul Breen

Paul Breen

Advisory Board Chairman

Founder/co-founder or investor in ~10 companies in the past two decades. Pioneer of pop-up retailing in Australia and New Zealand having opened and operated 4,000 pop-up stores since 1995. Buyer and ‘fixer’ of distressed businesses. Investor in market disrupting companies like Epay Australia which grew to 90% market leadership in prepaid payments in 3 years and then was sold to a US-listed company. Start-up CEO of disruptive electricity retailer, Powershop.

Stephenie Pulis-Cassar

Stephenie Pulis-Cassar

Chief Operating Officer

A polished professional with extensive experience across most business areas. Demonstrated ability to deliver outstanding customer service along-side significant internal operational improvements. A results focused, cross-functional Executive with a pragmatic approach to delivery, having designed and implemented multiple products geared towards driving revenue, profitability and growth. Thrive within fast-paced, high-pressured, collaborative environments, with the capacity to work both autonomously or as a part of a larger team. Effectively build and maintain key business relationships and enjoy managing teams and mentoring others

spc@outcome.life
Jan James Gawel

Jan James Gawel

Chief Financial Officer

Experienced Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Management, Risk Management, Business Development, and Financial Analysis.

Frans Koenders

Frans Koenders

Client Engagement Manager

Internship Program Management Specialist with close to 15 years experience in advocating work-experience and employment opportunities for international students in an ever increasing competitive post graduate employment market.
I am a specialist in managing Professional Year Programs. Over 4000+ students have gained work experience with a 60% conversion to employment rate.

frans@outcome.life
Jack Clayfield

Jack Clayfield

Director of Business Partnerships

Jack is an experienced and highly skilled communicator, his core competencies include; hands on training and coaching, customer service, script development, telemarketing, appointment setting and building and establishing rapport with his clients and staff.

 

jack@outcome.life
Javed Shaik

Javed Shaik

Marketing and Events Manager

Javed is an experienced business professional with a diversified experience across various roles and industries. He has also volunteered with multiple non-profits supporting various causes.

He is also a current international student passionate to support fellow students start their professional journey in Australia.

javed@outcome.life
Romina Colak

Romina Colak

Placement Consultant

Dedicated professional with more than 15 years experience in a Chartered Accounting firm. I have performed various roles in different divisions of the company which have equipped me with numerous technical, professional and communication skills.

 

romina@outcome.life
Luis Romero

Luis Romero

PLACEMENT CONSULTANT

Luis has extensive experience working across all areas of the product development cycle across industries in 3 different countries to build a product users love.

luis@outcome.life
Sarah Quek

Sarah Quek

Placement Consultant

Sarah is passionate towards relationship management and business development. Being a former international student from Singapore, Sarah takes her pride in supporting fellow internationals start their career in Australia.

sarah@outcome.life
Georgia M

Georgia M

Placement Consultant
Ayushi Jain

Ayushi Jain

Marketing and Communications Assistant
Mauricio Carbonell

Mauricio Carbonell

Placements Consultant

Industrial Engineer with a high sense of leadership and teamwork skills, who enjoys developing marketing strategies, creating business opportunities and delivering strong customer service.

Goutham Bandaru

Goutham Bandaru

Project Manager

Goutham is one of our motivated and enthusiastic team member with a background in data analysis.  He comes with a good understanding of tech and business acumen that helps delivering better value.