The gemaker Team
Our team is highly qualified, experienced, skilled and efficient. We come from diverse technical and commercial backgrounds but share a can-do attitude and a commitment to high quality work that frequently exceeds our clients’ expectations.
We’ll fill your temporary or long-term resource gaps, scaling our project team to match your needs and budget. We never over-service. The joy of our flexible approach? If you like, you can access the expertise of our entire team for the cost of a single employee!
Managing DirectorNatalie leads the gemaker team with over 15 years commercial experience developing new products and services for market across the education, financial, scientific and engineering consulting sectors. A commercialisation whiz and a talented manager, Natalie believes in building a deep understanding of customer needs to drive market success.
Dr Julie Wheway
Manager, Strategic EngagementJulie is a biotechnologist with an in-depth understanding of the research and development sector in Australia. Her success in obtaining grants and awards for her own research, combined with commercial experience in the education and scientific consulting sectors, has equipped Julie with an exciting set of marketing and communications skills that she brings to the gemaker team.
Dr Ken Crane
Senior Commercialisation ManagerKen is a commercialisation specialist with decades of experience. A physicist by training, Ken has parlayed his science expertise into a series of high profile roles within the commercialisation and IP space. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science with honours from the University of Queensland and a PhD in physics from ANU.
Commercialisation ManagerWith an engineering background, James combines strategic marketing mastery and product development expertise, derived from decades of experience with leading global companies. James will help gemaker’s clients realise the commercial value of their technical capabilities and innovations, by securing development funding, accessing industry networks, and targeting a customer base on which to build.