Directors

Chris Weddle

Director and Founder

Founder of PAC and WorldWeb, Chris has held the position of Managing Director for over 19 years. In this time, he has been integral in the success and growth of franchise groups, enterprises, and government branches.

With an appetite for digital and information technology, Chris keeps himself immersed and informed of new technologies and develops strategies for implementation. This forward thinking has been essential in assisting many businesses across Australia to grow by maximising the opportunity afforded through digital solutions.

Chris’s experience at WorldWeb saw the creation of Quanta CMS – an e-commerce platform which processes more than $25m annually. The success of this technology inspired and, ultimately, resulted in the founding of Acordo and PAC Blockchain Australia.

Tahir Alam

Director - Strategic Development

An experienced digital strategist and project manager, Tahir has been a project leader delivering solutions in business strategy, risk management, finance and process simplification for leading international brands including Coca-Cola, PwC, Campbell Arnotts, Sydney Water, and KPMG.

Tahir has a strategic focus on transformative technology and has over 20 years experience in digital transformation projects including the large-scale implementation of SAP at enterprise level. This experience and focus, combined with Tahir’s analytical approach to emerging business trends, start-ups and technology have allowed him to form joint ventures which have assisted many businesses to grow into new markets including Africa, Asia Pacific and ANZ regions.

Tahir also holds current membership with CA (ANZ) and ACCA.

Ben Hunter

Director - Marketing

Ben has been instrumental in the creation and guidance of global start ups for over 10 years as a marketing director. His strong strategic planning and ability to adapt to markets has seen companies under his ward grow from early stage to listing on the ASX.

Ben’s natural affability strongly complements his drive for success for his clients and has allowed him to forge strong relationships with key stakeholders, clients, and team members. His commitment to success now sees him as an owner of his own global business and founding partner for an international media company and a not-for-profit.

His co-founded media company, BIG Review TV, has been listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

 

Senior Management

Max Bonpain

Chief Operations Officer

Max is a senior commercial leader with 20 years experience in marketing strategy and operations in Europe and Australia. He has a focus on the technology and telecommunications sectors, with a background encompassing B2C and B2B and an expertise in Digital Transformation. Max has experience building operational capabilities in many bluechip companies, such as Samsung, IBM, Telstra and Microsoft.

Max is also actively engaged with helping start-ups to scale up quickly, being a mentor to the CEOs of 2 Fintech companies, as well as a Board Advisor and Non-Executive Director for 2 more private businesses.

Max holds an MBA and a MSc in Marketing from top European b-schools and is a graduate of the AICD.

Patrick Peters-Buhler

Chief Financial Advisor

Patrick is an Experienced International Finance Director, Group CFO, General manager, and Corporate Banker with strong roots in the financial,
manufacturing and service industry, and has worked professionally in 6 countries in the Americas and 4 in Europe over the past 28 years.

He has been educated at The Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), European University Institute (Italy) and the London School of Economics. He has been Teaching Finance at MBA level in Mexico, the USA, Peru, Colombia and Argentina and for EuroFinance/ the Economist. Patrick is currently based in Miami and Uruguay.

He is a team player and a motivating leader.

Alex Lukianov

Partner

Alex has over 30 years’ experience in the tech industry and has remained on the cutting edge of new digital technologies. Previously holding management roles in major tech companies such as IBM, Optus, and Telstra, he brings the experience of digital strategy, customer experience, and marketing focused on bringing businesses into the
digital age.

As co-founder and data analyst for PAC Blockchain Australia, Alex continues to strive for the implementation and education of new technologies for start-ups to enterprises. With a thirst for keeping ahead of the market, Alex advises businesses on business models and digital centric strategies which promote growth at global scale.

Paul Preiss

Chairman - Advisory Board

Paul is the Director for the CEO Institute, providing leadership development programs for CEOs and senior executives.

As a Director of Centaur Consulting, he consults to organisations on business and people strategies. He is passionate about the role that culture plays in building successful and sustainable businesses.

With a marketing background, Paul has moved to senior executive roles with commercial enterprises such as National Pharmacies and RAA SA and in education with the University of Adelaide.

He volunteers as a presenter, mentor and judge for various start-up and entrepreneur programs and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

 

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