FELLR and The Seltzer Market with Will Morgan and Andy Skora

Co-Founders of FELLR, Andy Skora and Will Morgan join the program and share a fresh angle on the beverage world. In the highly competitive space that is seltzers, these two are doing incredible work to stand out. Both bring global experience from iconic beverage brands – like Red Bull, Jameson and Absolut – and each have spent time working with Pernod Ricard (as the astute listener will recognise with those brands).

Through FELLR, they’re striving to create something new and different to innovate in the fast-paced seltzer market. 


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Modus Operandi and Non-Alcoholic Beer with Jaz Wearin

After touring the US in an old motorhome, Jaz Wearin and her husband Grant have together built Modus Operandi – a 100% green-energy powered, Sydney-based brewery, with several accolades to its name – in just over 7 years. The leader in what is now a family of brands, Modus champions quality and a culture of innovation with nation-wide distribution. 

You may be familiar with Saintly, their seltzer brand but today’s episode focuses on the release of their non-alcoholic beer brand, Nort.


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Sustainable Investment Ethos – Botanical Water Technologies and Vegan BioCheese – with Terry Paule

Co-Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Australia’s fifth-largest accounting firm – Findex – Terry Paule, has a proven track record of building businesses.

Over the past 35 years, he’s held directorships with various business groups and sporting organisations but more recently, Terry has established My Co to focus on investing in startup opportunities in the global food and beverage sector – with a particular emphasis on plant-based food ideas.

Volunteering incredible time and resources to philanthropy and mentoring many aspiring entrepreneurs, Terry is an inspiring leader with a wealth of knowledge and experience and a contagious passion for life.


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Lark Distillery and The Origin of Australian Craft Whisky with Bill Lark

Just shy of three decades since he became the first Tasmanian to be granted a distilling licence in over 150 years, Bill Lark – the Founder of Lark Distillery – joins the program for an insightful and inspiring episode on the Australian whisky revolution and how one man on a fishing trip started it all.


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Australia’s Fastest Growing QSR, Fishbowl with Nic Pestalozzi

Today, Nic Pestalozzi, Co-Founder of Sydney salad group, Fishbowl shares the story of his growing brand and two more, with Side Room and Fish Shop. 

Five years since starting the business, Nic and Nathan have self-funded over 30 venues for Fishbowl alone and been awarded as Australia’s fastest growing QSR.  

With over 300 staff, Nic has no plans of slowing down with a national expansion already underway.


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Project Development and The People with Andrew Taylor and Paul Schulte

Andrew Taylor and Paul Schulte, Co-founders of ‘thepeople_’ join the program today. 

With over 18 years in hotel development, design, investment and operations, Andrew is responsible for leading the company and overseeing capital raises. He’s a trained lawyer, the Founder & Managing Director of Cre8tive Property – a boutique hotel advisory and development business – and the previous head of development for Starwood and Mirvac – both of which were acquired by Marriott and Accor, respectively. 

Paul, who carries over two decades of experience as the owner and operator of dozens of hospitality venues, was previously a director of hospitality group, Keystone and has created market-leading human-centric concepts across Australia and the US. 

Together, by reanimating and revitalising legacy properties, they’re activating spaces in new ways, while respecting regional heritage and working with the fundamental belief that dining should be fun.  


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Deputy and Global Workforce Management with Ashik Ahmed

Ashik Ahmed’s career is devoted to building technologies that create better, more efficient organisations. In 2008, along with co-founder Steve Shelley, he started Deputy, a global workforce management platform for employee scheduling, timesheets and communication.

Today, Deputy services more than 250,000 workplaces across 120 countries and Ashik’s mission is to improve the lives of shift workers and small business owners worldwide.


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Delivery Through Downturn with Shane Delia and Jason Wyatt

Today’s guests are partnered on the food delivery marketplace, Providoor. Shane Delia – director of Delia Group Restaurants – and Jason Wyatt, the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Marketplacer – a global technology company.

Shane – author, TV host and Brand Ambassador (Mercedes-Benz and HostPlus) – joined Jason – Chartered Accountant (KPMG, Morgan Stanley and General Motors) and Founder of BikeExchange – to establish a premium food service in the height of covid.


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The Amazon of Foodservice with Ben Lipschitz

Ben Lipschitz is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at FoodByUs, a wholesale food marketplace for restaurants to order from hundreds of suppliers.

Dubbed ‘Amazon for the foodservice industry’ FoodByUs is the market leader and has received Venture Capital investment from, amongst others, Macquarie Bank’s Venture Capital division.

Prior to founding FoodByUs, Ben founded and sold international footwear company, Flipsters. He has a Bachelor of Arts/Law (UNSW).


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Marketing and Market Lane with Fleur Studd

Co-Founder and Director of Market Lane Coffee and Melbourne Coffee Merchants – Fleur Studd – is a regular speaker at Victorian food industry events. She has previously sat on awards panels like the Melbourne Food and Wine Hostplus Scholarship is a often a university guest speaker and panelist on innovation with other industry leaders.

She was the recipient of the 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Trailblazer Award and in 2016, was the State Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Businessperson of the Year. She’s worked with companies like Disney and lastminute.com in a marketing capacity before moving into specialty coffee and received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in her Arts and Commerce degrees at the University of Melbourne.


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