Meet the Team
Our leadership team
CFO & Co-Founder
Chris is a passionate finance professional with 30 years experience across a wide variety of industries. As CFO of Lexer, Chris gets involved in all manner of things, including numbers, facilities, information security, HR, legal and privacy. But what he enjoys most is helping the commercial team work with clients and prospects.
Chris is lucky enough to have worked for extended periods in Melbourne, London, Chicago, Milwaukee, Vancouver and Riyadh. Business is done differently in each of those cities, and a little bit of each is imprinted into Chris’ corporate DNA.
Chris spent 12-years with PwC before accepting a COO role with Tarsus plc, and so began his love of working with technology businesses. Relocating back to Melbourne in 2003, Chris joined Hitwise and experienced the highs of taking a small Aussie business to a $250m trade sale. Chris transitioned the Hitwise business to the acquirer before joining Lexer in 2012.
Chris loves golf, wine, cheese, the Brisbane Lions and his family (not in that order). Weekend priority is given to standing in the drizzle at netball and teenage birthday party transportation.
CEO & Co-Founder
David has spent his career leading data and technology businesses in both mature and emerging markets. He joined Lexer in 2015 as the General Manager where he helped to scale the Australian business over a two year period. David then founded Lexer’s North American business, he is based in Los Angeles and has responsibility for global marketing, sales and success.
His career in data and technology started at Experian where he worked for 10 years. During this time he launched Experian’s retail analytics business FootFall in ANZ and then grew this business throughout China, Japan & the South East Asia region while living in Hong Kong. In his last role at Experian as the General Manager of the ANZ Consumer Insights & Targeting division, he spearheaded the turnaround strategy that transformed Experian from an offline data business into a digital targeting powerhouse.
Despite living on foreign soil David still has Aussie tastes; beer, bbq’s, surfing and the great outdoors. He’s currently building the ultimate adventure vehicle - a sprinter van.
Kate joined Lexer in 2021 to grow and scale the business. Kate heads up our Talent team, focusing on all things Talent & Culture.
Kate completed her degree in HRM in Dublin in 2012 and spent the next ten years working on in-house HR teams for start-ups, scales-ups, tech Giants and consultancies. Kate loves building high performing teams, partnering with hiring managers, implementing best practice processes, providing great candidate experiences and being a diversity and inclusion advocate.
In her spare time Kate loves to stay active, she’s a cat mom, coffee lover, foodie, and an avid traveler.
VP, Legal & Operations
Rachel has worked for over ten years as an in-house corporate lawyer at Telstra and Aurecon prior to joining Lexer in 2021 (and private practice before that). She has always been keen on technology and continuous improvement in the practice of law, when most lawyers are not keen to adapt and change. Joining Lexer, she has also added Operations to her portfolio as well.
Before growing up and becoming a lawyer, she went to drama school. She has been known to still tread the boards in amateur circles, and sat on the board of a not-for-profit arts company for the legal profession for three years. She enjoys theatre, film, painting and learning French. She has two adorable kids, Olivia and Jack.
Heather has over 20 years experience in marketing and analytics, leveraging and interpreting consumer insights to drive client strategy and execution in North America. She is a specialist in CRM, segmentation and digital and direct marketing.
Before joining Lexer she was Head of Professional Services at Resonate, where she helped clients understand how to leverage their customer data combined with additional sources to drive more relevant and actionable insights for targeted campaigns. Heather also spent nearly 7 years at Experian designing client deliverables across multiple sources of data to provide competitive assessments, customer acquisition and retention strategies, and search marketing and optimization.
Her clients have spanned a wide range of industries, including Retail, Travel, Financial Services, Education, Technology and Politics. Regardless of industry, they have all shared a common goal of understanding their data to achieve their goals and objectives.
VP, Solutions Delivery
Prior to joining Lexer, Jacquie spent 7 years at Meta leading Operations for their in-house creative agency, Creative X, in San Francisco and also Singapore. Prior to Facebook, Jacquie was the Executive Producer at M&C Saatchi and has over 20 years experience leading teams to deliver integrated marketing campaigns, and mobile applications.
Jacquie has a passion for process, systems, structure and building a culture of high performance, growth and flawless execution. Her background in marketing and tech brings a client centric focus to her delivery approach. Jacquie thrives in fast paced and dynamic environments and loves preparing teams for rapid scale.
When not nerding out over flowcharts and capacity planning tools, Jacquie can be found studying her MBA, driving her three kids from sport to sport, slow cooking feasts, lino printing or walking her fur frenchie pup, Lenny.
Aparna has 22+ years’ experience in the marketing, public relations and communications fields, with roles spanning across Australia, UK, China and the United States. She specialises in the SaaS, high-tech and online retail industries and has worked closely within the e-commerce industry in the ANZ and APAC regions. Prior to Lexer, Aparna headed up APAC Marketing at Dotdigital, ChannelAdvisor and SLI Systems. Aparna’s extensive PR agency experience includes stints at Weber Shandwick in London, Burson-Marsteller in Shanghai and Bite Communications in San Francisco.
As Lexer’s Vice President of Marketing, she brings her wealth of experience and marketing prowess to the team. Coupled with her infectious energy and creative spirit, she leads a team of stellar marketers working to foster business growth and raise brand awareness through sophisticated marketing campaigns.
Calling Melbourne home for more than 10 years, Aparna loves to cook with a good Pinot Noir in hand, enjoys watching cricket, and loves traveling the world with her husband and two sons.
GM of Product
Glyn loves building products and experiences that makes customers lives easier. He's spent most of his career leading teams to do this at digital B2C and SaaS B2B businesses in Europe and Australia. Most recently in FinTech at MYOB where he lead product teams focused on the digital experience including ecommerce and personalisation .He believes that great products are born from a deep empathy with the customer and built by cross-functional teams that share this empathy.
Outside of work he enjoys hanging out with his family telling terrible jokes, dreaming of adventure races whilst cycling or running on Melbourne streets and an occasional trek in the backcountry.
Alex brings over 15 years experience in providing sustainable commercial outcomes for innovative, early stage technology and retail businesses.
Alex joined Lexer in 2014 as the company's first Commercial Director with a mandate for business and commercial development. He now leads the strategic sales whilst overseeing Lexer’s expansion plans in emerging markets including Asia.
In the decade preceding joining Lexer, Alex lead a number of early stage businesses. As Co-founder and APAC Director of Athro Kinetics Plc he oversaw capital initiatives, supply chain and revenue growth, culminating in a successful UK IPO. More recently he was the COO of Rockwood Management Group, a NY based apparel and retail professional services firm and was the founding GM of menswear label MJ Bale.
Whether it is on a boat, a bike, a trail, up a mountain or simply in his garden, when not working, you will find Alex somewhere outside. Ideally with his family.
Before joining Lexer, Kristy was General Manager at Mark/M&C Saatchi and has over 20 years experience across advertising, digital marketing and CRM. She was responsible for strategy and delivery across clients that spanned Telco, Finance, Consumer Retail, Entertainment and Government.
Data-led creativity has always been a passion for Kristy. This passion inspired her move to Lexer where she is responsible for helping our customers achieve ROI with Lexer’s products and tools.
When she’s not scanning Instagram for new creative ideas, Kristy is learning to sew her own wardrobe, dotes on her fur child Barkley (the cutest Spoodle in town) and loves to get her hiking boots on for a wander of Australia’s beautiful National Parks. Oh, and she does love a bit of Trash TV… Summer House anyone?
VP, South East Asia
Ben is expanding Lexer’s global footprint by building out the Southeast Asia presence - growing the client base and establishing all working operations. He has lived in Singapore since 2017 and prior to Lexer he was with Experian for 10 years, establishing their APAC innovation labs in Singapore after building their Consumer data advertising business in Sydney from scratch.
Ben has a wealth of experience in stepping into untested territories, breaking down complex problems into simple and manageable solutions.
Once a semi-professional marathon runner, with a PB of 2.15 and 11th place finish at Commonwealth games - now he still runs but balances it with a glass of pinot.
CTO & Founder
Throughout his career, Aaron has always found himself to be either the most creative person in the technical team or the most technical person in the creative team. During his 12 years of experience in industries spanning advertising, design, publishing, startups, and consulting, he ran into a challenge: There was no way to gain real-time insights on the advertising campaigns he was working on with his clients.
Pairing creative vision with technical chops to overcome this challenge, Aaron built and founded Lexer, the Customer Data & Experience Platform helping brands and retailers drive incremental sales through improved customer experiences. Since Lexer’s formation in 2010, he’s built a passionate, dependable team spanning Australia and North America while leading the continued development of both Lexer’s products and culture.
Looking ahead, Aaron’s excited to work with his rapidly-growing team on improving Lexer’s existing solution and exploring the future of data-powered customer experiences. Outside of his work, Aaron is an avid LEGO builder, dedicated dog dad, adventurous cook, and karaoke enthusiast.
CCO & Co-Founder
Dave has spent his career applying a passion for creativity, data and technology to drive transformative growth in companies he loves. Since mid 2014, David has been CEO, CCO and Co-Founder of Lexer, led the exponential growth and attracted an innovative team including M&C Saatchi and Experian alumni who deliver the creative approach to data that sets Lexer apart.
In addition to Lexer, David became the youngest ASX 200 Non-Executive Director when he joined the board of Australia’s largest department store in late 2015. Prior to Lexer, David spent a decade with M&C Saatchi, locally and globally building the digital practice, starting new agencies and ultimately as Managing Director of M&C Saatchi Group in Australia.
Dave loves skiing down mountains and cycling up them. He's often running near the beach or swimming at one. When he's not growing the team, he's growing veggies. And whenever he wakes up in a new bed he takes a photo of it.