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DOUGLAS | co-founder & principal


Raised in a corporate family, Douglas Aaring purchased and operated his first business at an early age. Now with 39 years of robust and successful business experience in the bag, he is tenaciously committed to building wealth without compromise and dynamic businesses that match reality, helping them to grow and become the preeminent player in their market.

Douglas has been involved with many business sectors working with small thru to large international corporations such as Roland Music and Roland DG Corp. Whatever the task at hand, he’s known as the guy “who gets it done”. In a nutshell, he’s results oriented.

As an entrepreneur and investor he offers a unique and genuine style of leadership and vision which brings out the very best in people and in each business venture he’s involved with. Don’t let this fun photo fool you – Douglas is dedicated and passionate about customer fulfilment and employee success.

(By the way; that’s Tess in the picture, one of our key suppliers in the re-found and newly emerging business of raw milk production and distribution.)

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JEREMY | co-founder & principal


Dr Jeremy Pearce has over 20 years of extensive senior management experience in both the public and private sectors. He has also worked as a consultant with the World Bank and in board advisory at KPMG.

Jeremy is a guest lecturer in business schools throughout Asia and Europe and has been published widely, including as sole author of the book Directors’ Powers and Duties in Vietnam. He has delivered numerous conference and seminar papers, around the world, in the areas of corporate responsibility, governance, ethics and decision-making.

Jeremy holds master’s degrees in law and business and has a doctorate in law. He is a member of New College, Oxford University and Trinity College, Cambridge University.

As a keen yachtsman Jeremy has sailed around the world via the capes and was the first to set a Guinness record for a non-stop circumnavigation of Australia. Jeremy is committed to improving company efficiency and performance through improved decision-making processes as a direct consequence of strong governance regimes.

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CARL | senior venture consultant


Carl Allen is an entrepreneur, investor, and corporate dealmaker. Carl has worked on transactions worth over $50 billion, which includes over 250 acquisitions and sales, together with more than 100 capital fund raising projects. In a 24-year career, Carl has analyzed thousands of businesses, big and small, in 17 different countries and across nearly every business sector, including technology, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, consumer goods and services, business services, retail, professional services, finance, packaging, and corporate clothing.

Carl has a solid reputation as an investor and corporate dealmaker, having worked for Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, Forrester, and Gartner. Carl walks the talk, having acquired and sold numerous businesses for himself.

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SUZANNA | senior associate consultant


For the past 18 years Suzanna has owned and operated a bespoke health-fitness and online training business. She works with the fundamentals of success defined by un-compromised integrity of the consciousness that defines human beings as the basis of objective reasoning producing superior personal results.

Decades of studying the effects of exercise on blood pH led Suzanna to develop an industry leading business and marketing enterprise platform for the World’s #1 pH Health Fit that gives trainers a real advantage.

As a senior consultant in MetaWork Design, she’s always looking for ways to democratize strategies of increase for busy women and men of accomplishment (as you know being a genuine leader is tough)! She brings advanced human performance transformation strategies to the forefront of business in a way that the practitioner develops a flow of habits and rituals, naturally and without struggle or stress; resulting in motivation, retention and profit.

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JOY | associate consultant


Joy Aaring is an MBA graduate with a concentration in International Business; Cross-functional leader and proactive learner who combines analytical qualities with creative answers and goal orientation with flexible strategies to result in a positive outcome.

Experience in various business areas with a passion for enterprise partnerships, business development and account management. A customer advocate with a passion for engaging internal and external stakeholders to enhance product offerings, develop new product concepts and messaging, and deliver profitable solutions and content that enhance customer value.