Meet the Unthinkers


Gavin McDonough

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

An entrepreneurial business leader, Gavin is adept to building business whilst combating rapidly changing markets, customers, technologies and consumption behaviours. Gavin has partnered with world class brands across APAC and the U.S.A. in between half marathon running adventures.



Bowie You

UX Designer

Bowie is a bright UX designer with a keen eye for digital business. Bowie has a business degree and cut her teeth in digital recruitment experience, which helps her to apply design thinking in the business context. Outside work, Bowie is an avid foodie and animal lover.



Jonas Katzellenbourg

Senior Consulting Partner

With a background Behavioural Economics, Jonas has helped propel a diverse range of organisations including LVMH, BioCeuticals, Blackmores and American Express. When he’s not in office you’ll find him hosting lavish dinner parties.



Maya Gazzard

Head of People Operations

Maya is a proud and passionate people-person. She takes a hands-on approach to building and maintaining our thriving culture and is our go-to person for well, everything. When not working Maya mentors up and comers and takes a keen interest in Japanese food and culture.



Matt Olney

Head of Service  & Customer Experience Design

Matt’s been in design for 18 years, helping customers craft digital products and services across government, finance and healthcare. Outside the office you’ll find him hard at it, in the gym or kicking back eating pizza, just to maintain balance.



Leena Mistry

Finance Manager

Having studied Management Accounting in the UK and with over 15 years experience in the finance industry, Leena has deep financial knowledge and expertise. Away from work, you’ll find her quietly but steadily building a stationery empire.




Ryan McDonough

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

With 15+ years business and operations experience, Ryan has a reputation for delivering world class work for category leading brands like Netflix, Coca-Cola, Telstra and Microsoft. An AFL fanatic with a penchant for 90’s rock, Ryan’s action packed weekends are equally impressive.



John Halpin

Senior Consulting Partner

A marketing strategist with over 20 years experience across multiple markets, John revels in tackling big challenges with blue chip clients like Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Coca-Cola and Microsoft amongst many others. John also revels in riding his bike, preferably downhill.


Jack Chen

Full Stack Developer

Jack is not only a senior solution architect, he’s also a full stack developer crossing from frontend and backend to middleware/API development. He’s an expert multi-tasker, a skill also being honed away from work with his new born daughter.




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