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  • Janine Allis
    Janine AllisExecutive Director

    A founder of Boost Juice, Janine is among Australia’s most respected business women, winning the prestigious Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award in 2004. Janine is a brand pillar of Boost Juice and will always be “the juice lady”. Inducted in the Australian Franchising Hall of Fame in 2015, Janine continues to be one of the most recognised and award women in business in Australia.

  • Jeff Allis
    Jeff AllisExecutive Chairman

    Jeff Allis founded Boost Juice with Janine in 2000. And in 2007, he took over as the CEO of Boost Juice. With the strong foundations Janine had laid, he turned the company from the single brand of Boost Juice into a multi-brand platform, Retail Zoo.

  • Nishad Alani
    Nishad AlaniCEO

    Nishad has a proven track record of creating significant and sustainable growth for QSR organisations and franchises across the globe. During his over 10 years leading retail operations and supply chain for Starbucks, he played an integral role in guiding the expansion to over 2,500 stores in the Asia Pacific region. As a senior executive at Skylark, Nishad oversaw marketing, menu, promotions and sales strategy for the organisation’s 3,000 Japanese restaurants and accelerated their transformation to superior financial performance.

    • Warren Valdmanis
      Warren Valdmanis

      Warren joined the board of Retail Zoo in May 2014. Warren joined Bain Capital in 2005 and is a Managing Director based in the Hong Kong office. He is also a Director of Rise Education and previously of Guitar Center and Applied Systems, where he supported the launch of a new software.

    • David Gross-Loh
      David Gross-Loh

      David Gross-Loh is a Managing Director with Bain Capital where he has been since 2000 in the Boston, New York, and Tokyo offices. Mr. Gross-Loh is a founding member of Bain Capital’s Asia business, having started and managed the Tokyo office since March of 2006.

    • David Odgers
      David OdgersExecutive Vice President

      David joined Bain Capital in 2013. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he was Sales & Marketing Director with eBay in Australia responsible for all aspects of demand generation, marketing and advertising sales. Prior to eBay, Mr. Odgers worked in airport duty free retail with The Nuance Group where he held general management roles covering operations, store design, business development and marketing. Earlier in his career Mr. Odgers spent over 10 years as a management consultant, mainly with Bain & Company, working in Europe, the United States and Australia on a range of industries and strategic issues.

      • Paul Stevenage
        Paul StevenageChief Financial Officer

        Paul joined Retail Zoo in 2016, having previously held senior finance positions including CFO in some of Australia’s largest corporations.

        As a Head of Finance, Paul recently spent 8 years at Woolworths and Coles Ltd with key roles in Supply Chain, Property, IT, Online, Loyalty and finally Store Operations. During this time massive growth and capital investment delivered enormous returns.

        Paul was a Non-Executive Director for 9 years on the Board of Eftel Ltd, which became a part of Dodo, the well-known Internet service provider. Eftel had humble beginnings, acquired many small ISP’s, listed and then eventually sold to M2, Paul played a significant role in this journey.

        Executive Team

        • Olivia Elsley
          Olivia ElsleyChief Operations Officer Retail Zoo

          Olivia has over 15 years franchising experience and has been at the forefront of Boosts International growth. She is responsible for the Retail Zoo Franchising, HR, Leasing, Design & Development, Learning and Development, Creative Design & Boost International departments. In addition to identifying business opportunities for Retail Zoo.

        • Christian Mc Gilloway
          Christian Mc GillowayChief Technical Innovation Officer

          A strategic, multidisciplinary developer with an eye for innovation Christian heads up the fastest growing department at Retail Zoo, responsible for all brands presence on the digital landscape. A digital native with over 14 years experience in the UK & US, having worked on variety of projects for clients including BBC, MTV, Barclays Bank and AAA Game developers.

        • Angelica Rowe
          Angelica RoweCreative Director

          With over 15 years of experience in the design, advertising and fashion industries; Angelica now leads Retail Zoo creatively, touching all facets of the business. From inception, corporate branding, right down through to store design, Angelica ensures that the business is creatively consistent, stimulating and trend setting.

        • Yvette Van Zwol
          Yvette Van ZwolHead of IT

          Yvette Van Zwol joined Retail Zoo as Business Systems Manager in 2012 and has recently been appointed Head of IT. Yvette has more than 14 years’ experience in IT industry specialising in retail organisations. Yvette is an IT all-rounder with a diverse range of IT experience.

        • Lisa Fisher
          Lisa FisherHuman Resources Manager

          Lisa joins Retail Zoo with over 15 Years QSR, events and retail industry experience in both Operations and HR. As the HR manager Lisa is responsible for assisting our management team in making Retail Zoo a great place to work.

        • Ceri Clark
          Ceri ClarkGeneral Counsel

          Ceri joined Retail Zoo as its General Counsel in March 2016. Ceri comes to Retail Zoo with the experience of providing in-house legal advice to large and well-known organisations in both Australia and the United Kingdom

        • Joanne Stewart
          Joanne StewartHead of Property

          Jo has over 20 years’ experience in the Retail Leasing Industry working for a number of leading food retailers in Australia and New Zealand. Jo is responsible for expansion of the Retail Zoo brands.

        • Sally Nathan
          Sally NathanFranchise Development Manager - International and Domestic

          Sally joined the Retail Zoo team in 2012 and has 8 years of experience in Australia and the UK working in franchising, sales & recruitment. She is responsible for the franchise store sales growth of all Retail Zoo brands domestically along with international franchise expansion. Sally oversees the end to end franchising experience from marketing & advertising franchise opportunities, candidate selection processes and approval and the facilitation of franchise documentation.

        • Catriona Houston
          Catriona HoustonHead of Learning and Development

          A dynamic Learning and Development professional with more than 16 years of experience designing and delivering training solutions in the retail, sports, education and hospitality sectors. Catriona and her team produce a strategic blend of online, in store and classroom based learning to ensure our network partners and their teams are set up for success.