Wayne Gerard is a member of a number of industry bodies, academic and government advisory boards, he’s an advocate for innovation and the development of local startup ecosystems that accelerate the potential and competitiveness of capital-intensive industries.
Wayne was awarded the Queensland Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2015 and sits on the following boards and committees:
- Board Member StartupAus
- Advance Qld Expert Panel
- Board Member WaterStart
- Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Economic Development Committee
- Qld Premier’s Business Advisory Council
- Qld Council of Governors
As CEO of Waterline projects, Randall is passionate about building the reputation of engineers and their profession, building strong client focused teams and leading the use digital engineering for good.
Randall Makin is also co-founder of RedEye, one of Australia’s fastest growing startups and the first software business to make engineering data truly mobile and deliver digital engineering.
A degree qualified electrical engineer, Randall’s domain expertise in construction and maintenance for large asset owners provided first-hand insight into the type of data solutions of engineers and people who use drawings and other engineering data. Since founding RedEye in 2012, he has overseen the creation and evolution of the company and maintains a passion to challenge and improve outcomes by using data insights.
As an active contributor to Australia’s startup community, Randall is passionate about helping companies take control of their data, get value to help shape how we use technology at work, and sharing his experience with other startups to boost Australia’s startup ecosystem.
Rob Foster is a director and engineer that loves creating new products, delivering projects and building businesses. Rob’s talent and passion are, and always have been, for building and leading high performing teams of people. Embracing the challenge of managing others and building relationships that are personally and professionally satisfying, if Rob can be coaching a junior in the morning, negotiating a joint venture at lunch, and packing his bag for a trip to the jungle in the afternoon, it’s been a good day.
Jenny Johnson is an ERP Software and SaaS solutions leader with over 20 years of experience. Jenny provides strategic leadership across multiple functions in the global enterprise software, cloud and SaaS industry, delivering innovative solutions to complex organisations.
Customer focused with a skillset across product management, strategy, and marketing, Jenny leads business units and teams through strategies to deliver global functions in enterprise software organisations, including new products, marketing, bid management and customer-focused solutions.
Experienced in human resources, recruitment, and culture management, Louise Sharman is committed to building a RedEye underpinned by diversity, inclusion, wellness, and ongoing professional development. This begins with the recruitment process, and continues support throughout the organisation.
Lou leads our team through rapid growth and change management. She’s passionate about developing and partnering with our leaders, empowering them and their teams to achieve personal and organisational goals. A champion and community advocate for employee wellbeing, mental health, and work/life balance, Lou leads by example with candor and fast feedback.
As President North America David is leading RedEye’s entry and growth in the USA and Canadian markets.
David has over 25 years P&L, Operations and Functional leadership in Power, Energy, Oil & Gas, Industrials and Software industries. He brings engineering, consulting and owner / operator lenses to the data challenges faced by Infrastructure owners and operators. He has extensive international experience with numerous global roles and permanent positions in the United States, Peoples Republic of China, and Canada.
David has a B.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Prior to RedEye he has served in leadership roles with GE, Intertek, Booz & Co, Duke Energy, TC Energy and Fluor.
David is married with two children and lives near Denver, Colorado where in his spare time he takes advantage of both winter and summer mountain activities.
Michael is a global leader in innovation and business transformation. Joining RedEye Apps as Chief Commercial Officer in 2020, Michael’s executive career includes financial services, venture capital, and most recently transport and logistics as Chief Executive Officer of Transport Australia Group (TAG). Michael successfully sold TAG in what was one of Australia’s largest transport company transactions.
Michael worked with online bookings pioneer Wotif.com during their start-up phase and was pivotal in the scaling of Wagners, a family-run business that built an $100million airport in Toowoomba. He sits on numerous boards and holds postgraduate qualifications from several business schools, including Harvard.