An introduction to the incredibly talented people that makes buddy tick.
An enthusiastic down to earth guy, Danny started buddy because he found it extremely difficult to showcase his eatery business cost effectively, Danny also wanted to connect with his new and regular customers in a new digital age with complete control and measurement.
So he did, for everyone to enjoy.
Danny SimmondsFounder / CEO
With exceptional experience and knowledge of the Tourism and Travel Industry spanning over thirty five years, Tony was also one of the very first tour operators to put a four wheel drive tour bus on Fraser Island, now a tourism Fraser Island sector worth over 15.million dollars per year. Its safe to say Tony adds great value to the buddy team.
Tony is a serial entrepreneur, he is also a Holiday Resort Owner and a Restaurateur.
Tony BlackmoreInvestor / CFO
A serial entrepreneur, Dane has guided the growth and development of buddy since day one.
Dane moved into the world of app development where he successfully implemented business strategies for a variety of startup and enterprise clients. With the right mix of results-driven performance and big picture thinking, Dane approaches everything with the same objective: Create apps that change the world.
Dane de Forest App Developer / Business Development
Jay brings a structured and technical approach to problem solving through out technology.
Taking a holistic view on delivering exceptional value, Jay ensures smooth delivery of products that address the needs of customers.
Jay StevensLead Project Manager
An exceptionally talented designer from interfaces to experiences, Julians goal is not just to create things that work, but to inspire.
Combined with a background in graphic design, his skills and sensibilities inform every decision he makes.
“Creating something that didn’t exist is exhilarating, When building an app your trying to solve a problem. A problem that someone else is yet to solve, buddy is exactly that.”
Julian Barbanera Lead UX/UI Designer
Having spent the last five years in Melbourne learning her trade, she has been rewarded with priceless valuable experience and has grown to become a leader in her field.
She is a strong believer in maintaining a strong but honest brand identity, she also has a great talent of knowing exactly what customers want.
Emma Rutherford-WoodLead Marketing Director
Lachlan has an extraordinary creative engine, matched with a talent for sketch and digital design very few possess.
He comes with ample of valuable rich experience, from working with large brewing company’s such as Your Mates Brewing Co and promotional media companies for poster designs and logos.
Having lachie a member of the team here at buddy gives great strength and value to our creative media department.
Lachlan OliveLead Creative / Illustrator
Dave has a fantastic eye for perfection with a fast pace to his game.
He provides phenomenal experience across every category of photography, from working with Surfers across the Sunshine Coast where he founded Surfshots.com.au, he also shoots for restaurants and provides Instagram worthy shots, products for the retail industry and even portrait shoots for the front cover of the Noosa Today newspaper.
Its no wonder dave’s special talents adds incredible strength to the team here at buddy.
David Gleeson Lead Photographer / Sunshine Coast Region