Board and the Team

Board and the Team

The Board

Michael Brooks,

Michael’s executive career has mainly centred on Foster’s Group/Treasury Wine Estates but he was recently augmented by roles at Exego Group (Repco) and Target (a division of Wesfarmers). He has also served on many internal boards within Foster’s Group over an extended period. Michael has now transitioned to a non-executive career and is currently involved with three enterprises – viz: Chairman of a private timber and hardware business and Non-Executive Director of an innovator in the sustainable management and value-added conversion of consumer food-related co-products; and Non-Executive Director of a rapidly growing craft brewer.

David Eedle,
Co-Founder & CEO

David has more than 25 years of experience across the governance, management, marketing and technology of small-to-medium digital enterprises, working in Australia and the USA. He has architected numerous online platforms with a specific focus on SaaS content and administration systems, and brought that experience to bear through co-founding multiple technology companies with successful exits. David has a passion for the ways technology can solve everyday problems in business and community, and sees EdSmart as the perfect vehicle to help and support educators and administrators worldwide. 

Tim Fry,

Tim is an experienced finance professional and company director with a broad and deep experience across national and multinational businesses. His previous roles include Group Financial Controller for Bulla Dairy Foods, General Manager for Nicholas Crowder property management, Financial Director for Seal Analytical Ltd and International Financial Controller for LTX Europe Ltd. 

Matt den Elzen

Matt has over 25 years of experience across investment management, strategy consulting and marketing & management roles in large public companies, privately-held growth businesses and start-ups. His broad industry exposure ranges from advising ASX-50 and Fortune 500 executives at The Boston Consulting Group to roles developing privately owned businesses in the catalogue retail and food markets. He has served as a director in both commercial and not-for-profit environments, and now operates as Investment Manager for Scanlon Capital where he has assumed directorships for both Melbourne Martini Pty Ltd (Chair) and Cloud Paper Group Pty Ltd. 

Claire Marriott

As Managing Director of Radi8, the trusted market entry and expansion service for growth stage technology companies, Claire leads global headhunting projects for high growth businesses across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. She co-founded the Australia’s #Tech Diversity Awards, leading 13 industry groups and businesses to drive a culture of inclusion across Australian technology industries. Claire also serves as an Industry Advisory board member for the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics at Deakin University, with a primary interest in increasing the number of young girls choosing STEM subjects. 

Arthur Weng

Arthur Weng holds a double Masters degree in Professional Accounting and Finance from Deakin University. He previously held positions in the asset management divisions in the Evergrande Group in China and Accor Hotel Group in Australia. As the co-founder and managing partner of Sky Jade Partners, Arthur is in charge of transaction structuring, project roadshow, asset management, and investor relations. 

The Team