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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 Odgers

    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.

    • Mike Murphy
      Mike Murphy

      Mr. Murphy joined Bain Capital Private Equity in 2015. He is a Principal in the Private Equity team, and currently sits on the boards of Retail Zoo, Only About Children, and Camp Australia. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he spent six years at a mid-market Private Equity firm, and several years as a management consultant with Bain & Company where he advised clients in a broad range of industries.

      Mr. Murphy received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce from Bond University.

      • 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.

        • David Hales
          David HalesFounder and Managing Director of Betty’s Burgers

          At the age of 19 Hales made his first business purchase –  a run-down fish shop in the suburbs of Hobart. Two years later he bought-out his main competitor. At 22 he established a gourmet grocer which grew to 60 staff. Hales then identified opportunities to develop the Food and Beverage scene in Hobart.  Within 18 months he had built and designed the Observatory nightclub, Cargo Bar and Pizza Lounge, Jack Greene, Ivory Bar & Nightclub and the Telegraph Hotel.

          Following the sale of his hospitality group in 2014 he turned to burgers. Within 18 months David had opened Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. in both Hastings Street, Noosa Heads and Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast with plans to expand nationwide.

          Executive Team

          • Joanne Bradley
            Joanne BradleyChief Marketing Officer

            Joanne is passionate about brands, customers, insights and innovation. Having held senior marketing leadership roles across retail, franchising, property and fitness, she brings over 20 years’ experience to Retail Zoo. A commercially driven marketer, Joanne leads a talented and team of marketing, digital and product development specialists across the Retail Zoo portfolio.

            • Claire Lauber
              Claire LauberManaging Director Boost Juice

              A highly professional executive, with outstanding leadership skills and well-developed strategic ability that portrays high energy, determination and the ability to lead others. Active collaboration with team and coaching, results in high-achieving and customer focused teams.

              • 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

              • Christian Mc Gilloway
                Christian Mc GillowayChief Technical Innovation Officer

                Setting the global Technology and Innovation Strategy for Retail Zoo, Christian has a proven track record of creating significant and sustainable growth across digital channels. With over 15 years industry experience Christian has worked on a variety of projects in the UK & US, for clients including BBC, MTV, Barclays Bank and AAA Game developers.

              • Lisa Fisher
                Lisa FisherHead of Human Resources

                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.

              • 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.

              • Clare Morrison
                Clare MorrisonGeneral Manager of Boost International

                Clare Morrison joined the Boost network in 2008 responsible for the Western Australian Boost portfolio.  Clare grew the network to 34 stores across Boost Juice and Salsas Fresh Mex brands, with impressive year on year comparative growth. In her time with the department Clare has overseen 165+ new stores and 7 region launches.

                • 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.

                  • 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.