Meet some of the team

Elula’s team and advisors bring a wealth of experience and strong leadership from all over the world.

Peng Hao Data Scientist | PhD Machine Learning Only speaks in equations. For (String x: youAskedList) {if (youWant(x) == True) {askPeng(x);}else{destinedtoFail(x);}}
Peiman Asadi Snr Data Scientist | PhD in Actuarial Science The type of guy who’s always coming up with ideas to solve problems. He loves data and Gruyère cheese sandwiches in equal measure. And he’s never late. That’s what happens when you spend time living in Switzerland.
Adam BruceHead of Product An experienced banking executive. An emerging artist. An all-round great guy. When he’s not making sure our customers continue loving our products, he gets busy with his sculpting projects. Creativity pumps through the veins of this guy.
Jon Stevens Data Scientist Lover of physics, machine learning, maths, economics and he’s a badass chess player but by far the worst handwriting in the office. When he’s not ‘data science-ing it up’, at night you can find him keeping his love for D&D alive.
Colin Campbell Delivery Manager An all-round delivery machine. Keep Calm and Carry On Delivering – just feed him the Jaffa Cakes.
Lucia Zapata Data Scientist The Messi of Computer Science. A data scientist, visualisation designer, and scrum master – she’s our Argentine dynamo.
Toby Ruby Platform Engineer German engineering at its best. That’s all you need to know.
Paul Rubenstein Strategic Advisor and Investor He’s a lawyer, strategist, investor and Managing Partner at Arnold Bloch Leibler, Sydney. Plus, he makes a mean Chicken Soup. Is there anything this powerhouse can’t do?
Nima Ramezani Senior Data Scientist | PhD Artificial Intelligence Finding Nima? We found him. A true pro and industry veteran, this guy was destined to be a mathematician. It’s in his blood, even the word ‘algorithm’ is derived from a Persian mathematician!
Majella Villahermosa Business Manager Bringing the Zen (when everyone around you is a data scientist, engineer and math nut).
Josh Shipman Co-Founder/Co-CEO Tech-entrepreneur with a commercial mind and a knack for explaining concepts in layman’s terms. Challenges the status quo and questions absolutely everything(!). We all work with this lunatic – we love him coz he’s funny and crazy.
Sarah Russell Co-Founder/Co-CEO The serious one – someone’s got to be! Our Kiwi expat with that independent, wake up and make sh*t happen type of vibe. Strong instincts, thorough, honest and down to earth. She’s super impressive!
Ian Narev Strategic Advisor and Investor An All Black tragic and an old mate of ours from CBA.
Eleanor McDonald Head of Data Science | PhD Applied Mathematics An Oxford Mathematician and authentic Queensland farmer – just like Old McDonald.
Jonathan CohenDirectorA tech investor who loves tech. Who would have thought? Jonathan is focused on growing Elula with his razor sharp vision, passion and experience.
Suraj Gulabani Head of Data Engineering Officially the coolest job title on the planet, Suraj has the eye of a hawk and has a reputation for quality – broken data and misplaced nulls don’t stand a chance against him – and he throws in a healthy dose of creativity while he’s at it.
Michael DelantySnr Data Scientist | PhD in Theoretical Physics Trained as a Quant. Made the leap into banking. Now he’s dived right into Elula. Michael is master of many trades. Think oil and gas, banking, data science, physics and maths. And when he isn’t chasing his two kids around, you’ll find him on his mountain bike.
Dylan PorterSales Executive A people person who’s passionate about meeting new clients, understanding their business and helping them meet their goals. Then there’s Dylan the martial arts master and heavy metal fanatic. We love both sides of him.
Mahesh Kulkarni Senior Data Engineer Data engineer and data hungry. He’s a magician he just doesn’t have the cool hat.
Rory AngusData Engineer Rory can engineer the perfect cheese platter and he knows a bit about data as well. This guy is so generous, he spends his time mentoring postgraduate Data Scientists. And he’s from Byron, so he’s super chillaxed.
Brayden Morris Engineer/Scrum Master Software engineer, planner, builder and fixer. Not to mention an absolute boss at Pentago. Brayden pushes the boundaries and then some!
Toby HarradineSoftware EngineerWho can’t get enough of programming? Toby! He codes all the time. Did we mention coding? And when he’s not coding, he’s eating Asian food. But then it’s quickly back to coding.
Julia RenoufData Analyst She’s toured the world and been on adventures. We’re fortunate she’s now made Elula her home. Julia holds a Mathematics and Statistics degree. Data is her thing and she’s also super passionate about promoting women in STEM.
Sarah Russell Co-Founder/Co-CEO The serious one – someone’s got to be! Our Kiwi expat with that independent, wake up and make sh*t happen type of vibe. Strong instincts, thorough, honest and down to earth. She’s super impressive!
Josh Shipman Co-Founder/Co-CEO Tech-entrepreneur with a commercial mind and a knack for explaining concepts in layman’s terms. Challenges the status quo and questions absolutely everything(!). We all work with this lunatic – we love him coz he’s funny and crazy.
Ian Narev Strategic Advisor and Investor An All Black tragic and an old mate of ours from CBA.
Paul Rubenstein Strategic Advisor and Investor He’s a lawyer, strategist, investor and Managing Partner at Arnold Bloch Leibler, Sydney. Plus, he makes a mean Chicken Soup. Is there anything this powerhouse can’t do?
Jonathan CohenDirectorA tech investor who loves tech. Who would have thought? Jonathon is focused on growing Elula with the razor sharp vision of an eagle.
Eleanor McDonald Head of Data Science | PhD Applied Mathematics An Oxford Mathematician and authentic Queensland farmer – just like Old McDonald.
Adam BruceHead of Product An experienced banking executive. An emerging artist. An all-round great guy. When he’s not making sure our customers continue loving our products, he gets busy with his sculpting projects. Creativity pumps through the veins of this guy.
Suraj Gulabani Head of Data Engineering Officially the coolest job title on the planet, Suraj has the eye of a hawk and has a reputation for quality – broken data and misplaced nulls don’t stand a chance against him – and he throws in a healthy dose of creativity while he’s at it.
Michael DelantySnr Data Scientist | PhD in Theoretical Physics Trained as a Quant. Made the leap into banking. Now he’s dived right into Elula. Michael is master of many trades. Think oil and gas, banking, data science, physics and maths. And when he isn’t chasing his two kids around, you’ll find him on his mountain bike.
Nima Ramezani Senior Data Scientist | PhD Artificial Intelligence Finding Nima? We found him. A true pro and industry veteran, this guy was destined to be a mathematician. It’s in his blood, even the word ‘algorithm’ is derived from a Persian mathematician!
Lucia Zapata Data Scientist The Messi of Computer Science. A data scientist, visualisation designer, and scrum master – she’s our Argentine dynamo.
Peiman Asadi Snr Data Scientist | PhD in Actuarial Science The type of guy who’s always coming up with ideas to solve problems. He loves data and Gruyère cheese sandwiches in equal measure. And he’s never late. That’s what happens when you spend time living in Switzerland.
Peng Hao Data Scientist | PhD Machine Learning Only speaks in equations. For (String x: youAskedList) {if (youWant(x) == True) {askPeng(x);}else{destinedtoFail(x);}}
Brayden Morris Engineer/Scrum Master Software engineer, planner, builder and fixer. Not to mention an absolute boss at Pentago. Brayden pushes the boundaries and then some!
Majella Villahermosa Business Manager Bringing the Zen (when everyone around you is a data scientist, engineer and math nut).
Toby Ruby Platform Engineer German engineering at its best. That’s all you need to know.
Jon Stevens Data Scientist Lover of physics, machine learning, maths, economics and he’s a badass chess player but by far the worst handwriting in the office. When he’s not ‘data science-ing it up’, at night you can find him keeping his love for D&D alive.
Colin Campbell Delivery Manager An all-round delivery machine. Keep Calm and Carry On Delivering – just feed him the Jaffa Cakes.
Julia RenoufData Analyst She’s toured the world and been on adventures. We’re fortunate she’s now made Elula her home. Julia holds a Mathematics and Statistics degree. Data is her thing and she’s also super passionate about promoting women in STEM.
Mahesh Kulkarni Senior Data Engineer Data engineer and data hungry. He’s a magician he just doesn’t have the cool hat.
Rory AngusData Engineer Rory can engineer the perfect cheese platter and he knows a bit about data as well. This guy is so generous, he spends his time mentoring postgraduate Data Scientists. And he’s from Byron, so he’s super chillaxed.
Dylan PorterSales Executive A people person who’s passionate about meeting new clients, understanding their business and helping them meet their goals. Then there’s Dylan the martial arts master and heavy metal fanatic. We love both sides of him.
Toby HarradineSoftware EngineerWho can’t get enough of programming? Toby! He codes all the time. Did we mention coding? And when he’s not coding, he’s eating Asian food. But then it’s quickly back to coding.