Meet some of the team

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

Andrew Spiegelman Head of Product | PhD Political Science A native New Yorker and foodie with an appetite for stuff like fish eyes, eel windpipe and sheep’s brains. He’s into weightlifting, Scrabble and is an accomplished Data Scientist. Add to that a BA in maths and PhD in political science and you’ve got our product guru.
Mahesh Kulkarni Senior Data Engineer Data engineer and data hungry. He’s a magician he just doesn’t have the cool hat.
Shihan Huang Data Scientist Lover of data analytics, long walks and chicken. She can share her favourite chicken recipes with you in three different languages and plays the Yangqin. Her world is data, statistics and generally figuring stuff out. It’s no surprise she’s a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries Australia.
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 Head of Operations An all-round delivery machine. Keep Calm and Carry On Delivering – just feed him the Jaffa Cakes.
Josh Glover Software Engineer A brilliant software engineer who loves puzzles, everything art and solving a Rubik’s cube is his version of squeezing a stress ball. Not only does he write clean code (and let’s you know about it!), he also has the neatest handwriting in the office.
Lucia Zapata Data Scientist The Messi of Computer Science. A data scientist, visualisation designer, and scrum master – she’s our Argentine dynamo.
Toby Ruby Head of Engineering 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 Information Security and Operations 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.
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.
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.
Eleanor McDonald Head of Data Science | PhD Applied Mathematics An Oxford Mathematician and authentic Queensland farmer – just like Old McDonald.
Felix Lonergan Corti Software Engineer Climbed Mount Fuji, fought his way to 3rd place in state Karate, was a Surf Life Saver and is a D&D Dungeon Master. Somewhere in between, he found time to study physics and computer science AI.
Rory AngusSenior Data 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!
Jeff Lee Data Scientist A background in Actuarial and Computer Science. Currently doing a Masters in Analytics. But what we really love about Jeff is his problem solving mind. So, if you’re stuck for a solution to anything, forget Google and call Jeff instead. He also smashes it on the violin, and you can catch his latest tunes on the official Jeff Lee YouTube channel.
Kris Foo Account Executive Our resident yoga addict. He’s funny, intelligent, engaging and he used to fly A380s. He’s naturally calm and collected and will go to great lengths to help Elula’s customers get what they want.
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? Jonathan 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.
Toby Ruby Head of Engineering German engineering at its best. That’s all you need to know.
Andrew Spiegelman Head of Product | PhD Political Science A native New Yorker and foodie with an appetite for stuff like fish eyes, eel windpipe and sheep’s brains. He’s into weightlifting, Scrabble and is an accomplished Data Scientist. Add to that a BA in maths and PhD in political science and you’ve got our product guru.
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.
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.
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 Information Security and Operations Manager Bringing the Zen (when everyone around you is a data scientist, engineer and math nut).
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 Head of Operations 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 AngusSenior Data 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.
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.
Shihan Huang Data Scientist Lover of data analytics, long walks and chicken. She can share her favourite chicken recipes with you in three different languages and plays the Yangqin. Her world is data, statistics and generally figuring stuff out. It’s no surprise she’s a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries Australia.
Kris Foo Account Executive Our resident yoga addict. He’s funny, intelligent, engaging and he used to fly A380s. He’s naturally calm and collected and will go to great lengths to help Elula’s customers get what they want.
Josh Glover Software Engineer A brilliant software engineer who loves puzzles, everything art and solving a Rubik’s cube is his version of squeezing a stress ball. Not only does he write clean code (and let’s you know about it!), he also has the neatest handwriting in the office.
Jeff Lee Data Scientist A background in Actuarial and Computer Science. Currently doing a Masters in Analytics. But what we really love about Jeff is his problem solving mind. So, if you’re stuck for a solution to anything, forget Google and call Jeff instead. He also smashes it on the violin, and you can catch his latest tunes on the official Jeff Lee YouTube channel.
Felix Lonergan Corti Software Engineer Climbed Mount Fuji, fought his way to 3rd place in state Karate, was a Surf Life Saver and is a D&D Dungeon Master. Somewhere in between, he found time to study physics and computer science AI.