Founder and CEO
Gavin is an Australian entrepreneur, a compulsive innovator and an ‘out-of-the-box’ solutions guru. Gavin started out working in the family Visual Merchandising and Store Design business that won contracts with top retailers such as Myer Stores.
After leaving the family businesses, he continued to found several businesses in the USA, Ireland and Hong Kong. One of these businesses, developed a series of commercial lighting solutions utilizing cutting edge lighting technology. The technology was applied to military and naval safety applications which led to contracts with the Department of Defence.
Gavin has more than 25 years in experience with SME’s, involving enterprise sales, product design, concept to market strategies, online retail and software solutions. CloudeNotes was founded from his experience running a successful martial arts club, being a father of 4 and deciding parents have had enough of inefficient paper permission notes.
Sadiq M. Alam
Sadiq M. Alam is a serial entrepreneur who has founded startups in Berkley CA, London and Dhaka. Sadiq began his journey in tech through his study of IT journalism while as an undergraduate. He was one of the leading IT writers in Bangladesh during the 2000 to 2002 period when personal computing gained its popularity in his home country. He worked in the capacity of Technical Editor and Executive Editor in a number of national IT publications and was awarded as Contributor of the Year in 2000 in a leading national daily. Sadiq is an early adopter of blogging and his blog was nominated in Best Bangladeshi Blog by Asia Blog Award in 2006.
He has hands-on experience in the field of creative web design, information and solutions architecture, web 2.0 technologies, content strategy, social media and project management.
Sadiq graduated from BUET, the premier Engineering University in Bangladesh and later completed his Masters from the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a research scholar. He was later awarded a fellowship from UCLA in the USA.
Oren brings a wealth of experience in managing big data software applications to CloudeNotes. His past includes CEO of Cougar Software recently acquired by the MRI Group. Cougar was established in 1992. Cougar developed leading-edge, fully integrated and secure solutions built on the latest technology; and assembled a client roster of world renowned real estate investment organizations – Merrill Lynch, Inland Real Estate, Walmart, Land Securities, and Macquarie Bank to name a few.
Oren will be assisting with our International expansion and Government Contracting.
Garry is Australian entrepreneur and investor with over 30 years of local and international business experience. He has started 5 businesses in a variety of industries as well as having international corporate experience as an IT Director with Procter and Gamble. He is a mentor at UNSW Student Entrepreneurs, H2 Ventures Fintech Accelerator, Sydney University's Incubate Accelerator Programme and a Global 100 Top rated mentor for the Founder Institute. He is a member of Innovation Bay and also part of the Expert Network for the government's Accelerating Commercialisation programme. Garry is a Guest speaker at numerous co-working spaces on "Start-up Funding" and a judge at numerous Sydney start-up pitching events. He is a Judge and guest speaker in the AGSM Entrepreneurship class and a Judge at Telstra Business Awards.
Garry has been advising us since the “PowerPoint” idea.