John Dougall has worked at senior executive and board level in a number of technology companies based in Melbourne, New York, Sydney, London and San Francisco. John has also been the Managing Director of four ASX-listed companies, successfully exporting Australian technology to China, India, The Philippines, Vietnam and Latin America. Additionally, John also served as President and CEO of an Australian company that ultimately listed on the NASDAQ, selling its software solutions to major retailers in the USA and Europe.
John has served as a Director to several Industry Associations, as past Chairman of the Australian Government's CSIRO Information Technology Advisory Board, as well as advising Government on Industry Strategy and Trade.#$
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mr Geller has been an entrepreneur in the technology and internet sectors since 1994. He founded his first company in 1995 and then in 1999 was the founder/CEO of Unique World. He grew Unique World to a prosperous software and management consulting business with just under 100 staff, and then successfully exited to a large US company in 2011.
Then in 2012, he met the founders (Mr Stephen O'Young and Ms Sarah - Jane Kurtini) of the Company and fell in love with the problems they were solving. Since 2013, Mr Geller took on the CEO role, driving the organisational strategy, sales and partnerships globally.
Mr Geller, who is originally from Sydney, Australia, now resides in New York with his wife and 4 boys, having moved in late 2014.
Mr Geller is currently a director of LayPay Pty Ltd, Billsumo Pty Ltd and was previously a director of Unique World Pty Ltd.
Executive Director & Chief Technology Officer
Mr O'Young spent 15 years of his professional life creating software and architecting enterprise systems for large companies like Allianz, Suncorp and IAG. Then in 2012 he left the corporate world to found the Company. His experience in building world class, secure applications enabled him to be the chief architect of Tinybeans. With Mr O'Young's experience in designing enterprise platforms in large financial organisations, he has been able to architect the Tinybeans platform with the same levels of robustness, stability and security.
Mr O'Young drives the innovation across the product platform and is striving to build out the platform for families that will ensure that Tinybeans is a household brand everywhere.
Mr O'Young holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of New South Wales.
Missy is currently the interim CEO of Only Good News, a start-up digital video company. Previously she was the CEO of SpaFinder Wellness a global marketing, commerce and media company sold to BlackHawk Network as well as CEO of Socialflow, a Saas platform for social media marketing.
Ms Godfrey is a senior operating executive and general manager with a distinguished track record spanning over two decades in multiple diverse sectors, including traditional and digital media, luxury goods, advertising, private equity investing, and wealth management. She is an expert in the strategic planning, product launches and start-up growth initiatives.
Megan Gardner is a sought-after board member for fast-growing technology businesses (portfolio spans North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia). Her portfolio companies have completed numerous rounds of fundraising and several transactions, including a recent sale to Oracle.
She serves on several boards, including Crown & Caliber (chair) and DoubleNet Pay. In addition, she operates as an independent board member and adviser for Apiary, EverlyWell, and others. She is the chair of YPO's Golden Gate chapter. Known as a business innovator, Megan focuses on applying disruptive technology to new spaces and teams.
As CEO and founder of Plum District, she raised venture capital funding from top-tier Silicon Valley investors, expanded the e-commerce company to two-dozen cities, and grew the online member base to more than one million people. Megan managed over 350 employees and contractors, worked with top retailers like Target, Gap, and Whole Foods, and created partnerships with Facebook, Google, and Disney. Under her leadership, the company was featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg. Forbes also repeatedly listed Plum District as one of the top 100 websites for women.
Key management team
Head of Product Marketing
Ms Kurtini spent the first 13 years of her career working in the media and agency industries, first as a media planner and then as an account director in London's first full-service content agency, where she worked with brands like Sainsbury's and The Guardian and to tell their stories to consumers.
After moving to Sydney with her young family, Ms Kurtini devised the social media strategy for family-focused brands for GSK and Unilever.
With her brand and digital marketing experience, she co-founded the Company with Mr O'Young and drives the messaging, content and marketing strategies across the company and its products.
Ms Kurtini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Manchester.
Maria (Bing) Centino
Head of Finance
Mrs Centino has over 20 years of experience in audit, accounting and finance functions in both SME and large companies like Intel, AIG and Jacobs. She has been instrumental in driving and implementing Finance business process improvements, and system changes and upgrades in these companies, while ensuring regulations compliance. She brings her skills and experience in Tinybeans, running the Finance operations smoothly.
Mrs Centino graduated from De La Salle University (Manila, Philippines) with Bachelor of Arts major in Economics and Bachelor of Commerce major in Accountancy. She is a qualified member of CPA Philippines and CPA Australia.
Head of Talent and Happiness
Apart from being a consultant for BMW North America, Ula has held strategic roles in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 companies like ZARA US and FedEx. She designed and implemented a number of training and development programs to increase stress resilience, focus and success at workplace.
Her work, developing HR & Company Culture initiatives helped to create a positive work environment across the organizations she worked with.
Prior to joining Tinybeans, Ula co-founded Happiness Academy, a business for Organizational Development & Coaching where she had the opportunity to become a guest speaker at Yale University on Happiness & Wellbeing at Workplace topic, and a Contributing Writer for Thrive Global.
Ula got her MBA degree from Cotrugli Business School in 2013 where she got the exposure to startups and building teams.
She joined Tinybeans for their vision of becoming the largest private network for parents, making sure the company culture supports the business goals.
Head of Brand Partnerships
Grady spent the first 14 years of her career in fashion/beauty media, telling the stories of iconic brands through the lens of cultural relevance to resonate with clients big, small, mass and luxury.
Additionally, she has over a decade of experience using qualitative and quantitative research methods to define brand strategy, inform business pitches and measure client success.
Most recently at Glamour and Marie Claire, her work contributed to the success that earned the brands industry recognition on the Adweek Hot List and Advertising Age A-List. Grady holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Quantitative Economics and International Relations from Tufts University.
Head of Marketing
Mrs. Harper has spent the last decade working in marketing in NYC. Recently with the successful launch of a start-up within Walmart's tech hub. She has been focusing on the parenting world for the past five years since having her son followed by two daughters. Writing and consulting for publications like Parents Magazine, Gugu Guru, Heymama and speaking on behalf of working moms for Mindr and the Riveter. She is also featured as Fashion Mamas, mom to watch in 2020. Megan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Chief Marketing Officer
Jacqui is media veteran and start-up executive with over 20 years experience building digital brands.
Through her media career at Meredith, Reed Elsevier and Miller publishing, she built and sold innovative marketing programs for blue chips brands like Visa, Amazon, and AmEx.
As the CEO and founder of Red Tricycle, she grew a beloved parenting brand from 40 email subscribers to reaching 40 million moms in over 60 US cities, successfully navigating the company from venture capital investment to acquisition by Tinybeans.
Today, she continues to work to build the Tinybeans brand as the leading destination for families to connect and create memories.