The BGC Team comprises experienced practitioners with expertise in a wide range of business disciplines and industries.

In addition to being experienced business-owners, all BGC consultants have prior industry experience and possess highly developed skills in one or more business disciplines.

For each project we undertake, this talent pool is configured into a project team under the control of a designated ‘Project Director’ – to meet your exact needs.

Geoff Hirsh

Chief Executive Officer

Geoff Hirsh

Geoff spent the first 10 years of his career in sales and marketing management with Cadbury Schweppes and Duracell and the next 25 developing and implementing integrated marketing solutions on behalf of large corporate and privately-owned businesses, as the owner of award-winning Integrated Marketing Agency, AdMail.

In 2016 he founded Business Builders Group (which now has over 20 Chapters in four countries) and in 2018 he co-founded BGC Consultants with the same commitment to excellence and results that he brings to every project he undertakes.

As a BGC Consultant and Project Director, Geoff offers a clear and incisive strategic marketing perspective that has been honed over 35 years delivering measurable results for major corporations in the FMCG, Retail, IT&T, Automotive and Industrial sectors.

Associate Director

Marilyn Burton

Marilyn started her business journey at the age of 18, when she bought a small retail business in receivership. By doing the things that came naturally to her – implementing measurable systems, finding problem areas and fixing them – she quickly turned the business around
and sold it for a profit.

This early success sparked a passion for rejuvenating and revitalising tired businesses (and business owners) and has led her into a long and successful career devising turnaround strategies for SME businesses in the US, Australia and NZ.

By calling on her broad business experience and expertise in personal development, Marilyn provides practical and logical solutions that work quickly to progress and grow struggling businesses to the next level.

Associate Director

Tony Jacobson

Tony has worked with global brands both locally and internationally and holds an MBA from Bond University.

He has extensive sales and marketing management experience in the FMCG, retail, fashion and IT sectors.

As a consultant, he uses this experience to guide his clients along the journey to finding their ultimate business model. He places particular emphasis on the implementation of trust-based methodology, internally and externally, enabling organisations to thrive in the digital age.

Tony is a commercially astute and results-driven individual with an unbridled passion for business excellence.

Senior Consultant

Denise Archie

Denise Archie (HFTGN), Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, Author, Educator, Coach and Speaker has been working in Vocational Education and Training for over 35 years.

Recognised as one of Australia’s pioneers in online learning, Denise is a passionate educator who inspires people to see the potential within themselves and to create their own ‘magnificence’ in the world.

In recognition of her lifelong commitment and contribution to education, Denise has been inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the Teachers’ Guild of NSW and is an acclaimed Workplace Culture expert and a ‘Behavioural Game Changer’

Co-founder of the multi-award-winning Australasian Centre for Work Education and Coaching College, Denise’s philosophy is to provide a learning environment that allows participants to ‘fail safely to learn quickly’. An approach that ensures ‘challenging moments’ turn into ‘AH HA’ learnings for all participants and outstanding results for their organisations.

Senior Consultant

Eric Tjoeng

Eric is an MBA qualified Business Strategist and Change Agent with strong skills in Acquisition, Growth, Future Proofing and Exit Planning. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders.

Eric started his career with Deloitte Haskins and Sells Australia in 1981. Before entering private practice as a Business Consultant, Eric had a long and successful career in the Australian Automotive Industry; holding senior management roles with AVIS, Jaguar/Rover, Audi, Daimler Chrysler and Hyundai – where he was General Manager of a $1.4 billion company.

A firm believer in lifelong learning, Eric obtained a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, which was followed by Grad. Dip. EDP (Nepean), Grad. Dip. Management (Deakin), MBA (Deakin), MA Business Research (MGSM) and Executive Coaching (MGSM).

Eric believes in giving back to the business community. He is a Director and Treasurer of the Parramatta Business Chamber and has been on the judging panel of various Business Awards at Local, State and National levels.

Associate Director

Jen Allen

Jen has built a successful career in the space of high-level communication and emotions management through Leadership Coaching, Organisation Emotional Intelligence (EI) Skills development and Conflict Resolution.

She is the Executive Director of Victorian Institute of Counselling and Coaching, (VICC) and is keenly interested in behaviours around power, rank, shame constructs, emotional intelligence and respectful relationships.

In 2012 she developed and funded a face-to-face and online training program, Working Against Violence Education (WAVe) – which was designed to build the capacity for workplaces to Recognise, Respond and Refer issues of Family Violence in the Workplace. WAVe was subsequently taken up by local government, hospitals, legal firms and NAB, amongst others.

Jen is a published author on the construct of Resilience and capacity building for children and serves as a board member for safe steps. Her advocacy and volunteer work includes personal appearances, print, radio and television interviews, keynote addresses, and panel discussions for safe steps, McAuley Community Services for Women, White Ribbon, Vic Health, AFL elite level players, Federal and State Governments, and VIC Police.

Senior Consultant

Joshua Lewis

Joshua Lewis has been running his own IT consultancy since 2007, successfully tackling a wide range of complex IT projects.

From a 1200 site deployment and upgrade of infrastructure to remote power management of government networks saving literally millions of dollars a year.

The thing that really drives Josh is the impact he has working with SMEs. By providing these businesses with everything from Managed IT support, cyber-security upgrades and automation of repetitive sales, marketing and IT tasks he helps business owners add efficiency, save money and sleep better at night.

Senior Consultant

Nerio Baldini

Nerio has over 30 years experience in Workplace Relations across a diverse range of industries in both the Public and Private Sectors including health, policing, finance, administration, entertainment and welfare.

His skills and expertise are in the fields of Workplace Conflict, Bullying and Harassment, Organisational Change, Cultural Communication, Diversity, Equal Opportunity and Negotiation Skills.

Within this broad field, Nerio has particular expertise in workplace conflict and bullying, has presented at numerous Australian and International Bullying Conferences and assisted organisations in both resolving current issues and prevention through training and policy development.

Senior Consultant

Marat Basyrov

Before entering the consulting space, Marat accumulated over 12 years of professional and technical experience in business, and enhancing business operation systems through technology.

Since that time he has launched a successful tech company and gained significant experience in software development and project management and is well-equipped to recommend the best technical solutions for your business.

Marat has a background in finance and he holds CPA accreditation. Previously, he worked in Biotechnology company, Solagran Limited, where he assisted the CFO with the ASX compliance and reporting and financial forecasting. He has also managed Intellectual Property for the company.