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Board of Directors

George Buschman

Founder & Chief Executive

George has had an outstanding Media career spanning 3 decades. Beginning in Radio sales he worked his way up to the role of Group General Manager and National Sales head of the Triple M Radio Network before taking the first steps to media ownership, taking an interest in John Singletons Macquarie Radio. He was instrumental in rebuilding the flagship station in the group, Sydney's 2GB into the largest and highest Revenue generating radio station in the country.

In 2007 George founded Boost Media International and is the driving force behind the company’s quest to have its unique and successful revenue generation programs implemented globally.

George is based in Sydney.

Tim Edwards

Non-Executive Chairman

Tim was appointed Chairman of the Boost Media International board in May 2020. Tim has an outstanding legal career in Australia, focusing on corporate and commercial work – specialising in family owned businesses, foreign owned subsidiaries, commercial transactions and litigation and insolvency. He is also a notary public.

Tim is a Principal Lawyer – Commercial, at McPherson Kelley. He was a foundation director of the St James Ethics Centre (now The Ethics Centre), was a director of Sydney Legacy for some years when structural change was required and has sat on the boards of several private companies.

Tim believes that developing a personal connection and deep relationship over time with clients is most important. It allows him to understand their business so he can help with any problem that arises. His long career and diverse experience means that he has dealt with the majority of issues that may occur in an SME business.

Tim is based in Sydney.

Mark Rodgers

Non-Executive Director

A Media and Marketing Specialist with over 30 years’ experience, Mark started his career with CCA Amatil in various marketing roles, before working at 2SM. Mark held senior sales roles at both Network 9 and TEN and was COO of Australia’s No. 1 AM News talk Network. 

After founding and selling one of Australia’s leading marketing consultancies, Mark became a shareholder in Boost Media and is a Non-Executive Director of the Company. 

Mark is based in Sydney.

Richard Biggins

Non-Executive Director

Richard has been employed by a diverse range of global and regional media entities in business development management, senior management, sales management, marketing and sponsorship roles over the last 25 years. 

His diverse track record includes over 10 years of radio network experience with Austereo and Clear Chanel, 4 years of experience in digital and publishing with Fairfax Digital and over 10 years experience in mobile and out of home technologies through his time at JCDecaux, Ohh Media, Nettlefold Outdoor Collective and Nokia Location and Commerce.

 

In addition, Richard’s has spent some years working with Start ups on enhancing retail environments, predictive platforms to make quick and smart decisions and marketing platforms. 

Robert Ryan

Company Secretary and CFO

Robert has over 20 years’ experience in professional accounting, including financial and management accounting, taxation, corporate secretarial, audits, finance, capital raisings and business valuations. Having worked as a senior manager for a mid-tier accounting firm, Robert joined Boost in 2012 as the Chief Financial Officer, bringing extensive experience in taxation and financial management to the business. 

He is responsible for its overall financial management as well as conducting market analysis and developing strategies to maximize Boost’s profitable growth. Robert’s strength lies in his ability to work closely with the management team, understand their needs and provide commercial and practical solutions. 

Robert is based in Sydney.

Executive Management Team

Merryn Vincent 

Global Head of Operations

Merryn has a history of corporate success by driving revenue growth and organisational excellence through exceptional team leadership, staff development, operational efficiency and partner relationships. She has almost 30 years management experience having held both operational and executive leadership positions, and has specialised in providing decisive leadership to cross functional teams.

Merryn’s media career started in regional radio and has spanned all sectors - holding positions as COO of Macquarie Radio Network, Head of Business Affairs at SBS TV and Online, Head of Partnerships, Business and Operations for ABC Radio, Director of Commercial Operations at Fairfax, and Director of Sales Operations at Nine Publishing and Digital. 

As Senior Vice President for Boost from 2010, Merryn started up and built the North American business – developing and implementing the digital strategy for publishers across the US.  Merryn has returned to Boost to oversee operations across all markets and ensure Boost is meeting the market and client expectations. 

Merryn is based in Sydney and can be reached at merryn@boostmedia.com.au

Larry Kleist

Head of Global Sales and Regional Director - South East Asia

Larry’s very successful 35 year career spans Media, HR and Consulting. Having started his media career in radio sales in 1986 with the Triple M FM Radio Network in Australia, he rose to a position in sales management and then achieved the position of General Manager of the group’s market-leading station.

Larry then built his own publishing group with a presence in both Sydney and Brisbane, which was then successfully sold to one of the world’s largest media groups. He then moved on to building Australia’s premier legal recruitment company before joining Boost in 2012. His ability to grow businesses through sales driven solutions sees him responsible for Boost’s Global Sales as well as overseeing our business operations in South-East Asia.

Larry is based in Brisbane and can be reached at larry@boostmedia.com.au

Brendon Everett

Global Head of Creative

With over 30 years’ experience across advertising and media industries, Brendon has created and produced marketing across every type of medium there is. Beginning as a copy boy at Australian Consolidated Press he then spent the next 8 years working within other roles of the business via advertising sales, editorial and creative departments. With a passion for creative, prior to leaving he was managing the production of a wide range of leading Australian Men's Lifestyle magazines along with some specialty titles.

Seeking further challenges, he spent the next 15 years working as a Production Manager and Creative Services Director in Australia's leading advertising and boutique marketing agencies. The experience gained working across major Australian and Global brands but also start up and small businesses across ABL and BTL campaigns, has given him invaluable diversity of marketing knowledge.

 

In 2007 Brendon joined Boost Media working as Creative Director working on creative and event strategies. Brendon is based in Sydney and can be reached at brendon@boostmedia.com.au

Joanne Gierke

Regional Director US & Canada 

Joanne has enjoyed a successful, 20-year Media career specializing in print and agency sales. Jo has excelled in the disciplines of sales, leadership and operations while working in publishing and has held several key management positions working with all three major publishers based in Australia - APN News Media, Fairfax (previously Rural Press) and News Limited.

She has been based in Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane. While working with Boost she has managed programs in Singapore, Malaysia, India, Australia and the US.

 

​Jo is based in Brisbane and can be reached at joanne@boostmedia.com.au

Paul Pirrie

Managing Director – Middle East, Europe & Australasia

Paul started his career in advertising with EON FM (now Triple M). He spent several years in both direct and agency sales roles before being promoted to Sales Director and then General Manager for Triple M Melbourne, where he steered the station to number one in the market. When Triple M merged with Austereo, Australia’s largest radio network, Paul was appointed Group General Manger for Austereo Melbourne and subsequently National Sales Director of the Triple M Network.

Paul’s next role was that of Managing Director of Frontier Advertising, developing it into one of Melbourne’s premier boutique Advertising Agencies. After 8 years at Frontier Paul Joined Boost Media. Tasked with the responsibility of global growth, Paul has spent the last 12 years developing the Boost model in India, the Middle East, Europe and Australia.

Paul is based in Melbourne and can be reached at paul@boostmedia.com.au

Shyam Singh

Managing Director – India

Shyam Singh has enjoyed a successful, 18-year Media career specialising in Radio and print. He was instrumental in launching Hit 95 FM, an independently owned radio channel in Delhi, India and subsequently held the position as Retail Sales Head for Delhi and was responsible for the opening up of the market in Delhi to an English channel as well as its growth. 

He then moved to HT Media Ltd as a Senior Manager responsible for the Retail, Organised Retail, Home, and Health and Fitness categories, playing a large role in the aggressive growth of HT City. Shyam’s next move took him back to HIT 95 FM as the Station Head and Programming Director. He is currently the Managing Director of Boost’s Indian operations.

Shyam is based in Jaipur and can be reached at shyam@boostmedia.com.au

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