Tim Sands, Managing Director & Co-Founder

With over a decade of B2B I.T. communications, Tim has a proven track record of developing communications programs that change the way people think about and purchase technology solutions. An ADMA and Echo award winner, he offers a strong mix of strategy development, creative excellence, and digital project delivery with core specialities of customer acquisition and relationship management. Here he is on LinkedIn.


Mark Ryan, Director & Co-Founder

Mark has worked in global, APAC and ANZ companies, including private & public IT, e-commerce, creative & media agencies for over 15 years. He has held a range of executive roles; he was one of the first ‘digital business specialists’ in a C-level role in the Australian office of global ad agency Havas, was the CEO of a public mobile ad-tech company that operated in ANZ & Southeast Asia, led the PMO of an ASX-listed enterprise technology company, was the COO of Australia's largest ad agency Ogilvy Sydney; and drove the growth of one of the first & largest SaaS CMS platforms in ANZ. Here he is on LinkedIn.


Melanie Johnstone, Strategy Director

Melanie brings 15 years digital marketing and over 5 years of B2B technology experience to Splendid Suggestions. Melanie has a unique skill for creating customer-centred B2B communications strategies that add value to the customer's experience while driving results for our clients' business. Melanie has worked with dozens of brands & agencies across many sectors; including Citrix Online, Microsoft, Telstra, OgilvyOne & OMD. 


Bianka Demets, Senior Account Director

Bianka is a seasoned client services professional. She has over 10 years’ experience working in senior marketing roles, providing world-class communications strategy and program delivery. Bianka is a specialist in B2B technology marketing, having  worked with leading global technology brands including PayPal, Mercator, Logica and Microsoft.


Britt Puhlmann, Senior Account Director

Britt has over fifteen years international experience on both client and agency side, with strong experience in local and regional marketing strategies for B2B technology brands. These programs covered digital marketing, social media, experiential, advertising, events, sponsorship and media. She has been an APAC Marketing Director at Accenture, and worked closely with Microsoft.


Stacey White, Senior Account Director

Stacey is a client services professional with over 10 years’ experience working in senior relationship roles with leading Sydney advertising agencies Ogilvy & Mather and GPY&R. Providing effective communications strategy and program delivery, she has worked for complex B2B brands such as Amex, with a focus on technology brands that include IBM and Microsoft.


Julia Rush, Senior Project Manager

Julia has worked in some of Australia's most awarded and respected digital agencies, including Havas and R/GA. A professional client-facing project manager, she is a certified Agile Scrum Master who is passionate about digital strategy, design, content and technology. Julia has worked on leading local and global brands including Telstra, Toyota, Australian Defence Force and Google.