Eric Tjoeng – CEO and Founder – Sydney
Board/Business Advisor, Business Strategist, Business Growth and Exit Specialist
As an MBA qualified leading Business Strategist, Business Acquisition, Business Growth and Exit Specialist, Eric’s passion is to help businesses achieve their goals by being part of the team and bringing in independent views and expertise to complement the SME team to produce exceptional outcomes cost-effectively.
Strategically focussed, being innovative, knowing the critical business drivers/numbers and smarter/more efficient way of running a business through sound leadership and teamwork are hallmarks of his holistic and pragmatic approach in helping business owners to achieve exceptional results.
Eric has an enviable track record in helping businesses to achieve outstanding results through a unique combination of skills, knowledge, experiences, insights and creativity in fine tuning the Business Strategy, providing Financial Road Map, improving the Target Marketing and Sales, Financial control, Human Resources and Operation Management.
Though the combination of his multidisciplinary education and experience Eric has successfully developed and implemented holistic and pragmatic business growth and exit methodologies (Strategic, Financial Road Map, and Business Key Drivers based methodology (SFB©)) to produce many great results for his clients including companies in the BRW Fast Starter List, Business Award Winners and Franchise Organisations.
Eric started his career with Deloitte Haskins and Sells in Australia in 1981 and has had a long and successful career in Australian leading companies including various senior executive roles and being a General Manager of a $1.4 billion company.
Eric joined CAD Partners, a leading SME Business Advisory/Financial Control Firm with more than 60 Partners in Australia and New Zealand as a Partner in 2005. Ten years with CAD Partners saw his progression to a Senior Partner and then Joint CEO, as well as being awarded “Australia and New Zealand Partner of the Year”, ” Best Performer”, “Marketer of the Year”, “Team Player of the Year” and “Community Contribution Award” by CAD Partners.
As a firm believer in lifelong learning, Eric obtained his first academic qualification in a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, which was followed by Grad. Dip. EDP (Nepean), Grad. Dip. Management (Deakin), MBA (Deakin), MA (MGSM) and Executive Coaching(MGSM).
Eric is a Certified Practicing Accountant, a member of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Computer Society. He loves to contribute to the business community by being an active executive member of local business chambers, being on the judging panel of Business Awards at Local, State and National level and being a recognised business coach, mentor, and conference and business speaker.
Key Expertise: Board/Business Advisory, Business Strategy, Business Management, Business Valuation and Financial Control:
Business Growth Strategy and Implementation
Business Exit Strategy and Implementation
Profit, Cash Flow and Business Value Improvement
Business Modelling and Scenario Analysis
Financial Road Map
Target Marketing and Sales
Operation efficiency improvement
Organisation Structure, staff/contractor recruitment and retention
Business Sale Information Memorandum
Graham Sanders – Sydney
Associate Partner – Business Advisory, Accounting and Financial Control
Graham has over 35 years’ experience in the corporate world mostly in Manufacturing and Services sectors. Fulfilled roles including Finance Director, Company Secretary, Financial Controller and Commercial Manager.
For the past eight years, Graham has been assisting SME’s as their CFO/Financial Business Advisor. This involves working on the business with the Business Owner to initially stabilise the business if required and then work on strategies to grow the business and reach the owners goals.
Developing business strategies
Profit and cash flow improvement
Developing Key Performance Indicators
Accounting services for timely and accurate Accounts
Business efficiency software
Michael Cogan – Sydney
Associate Partner – Business Advisory, Accounting and Financial Control
Michael has a wealth of experience and capabilities working in a variety of roles and industries from medium-sized public companies to privately owned enterprises to plan, manage and grow a business, with the focus on financial control and business management. Michael has a hands-on approach to accounting systems, reports and controls.
As Financial Controller and Chief Financial Officer, Michael has worked closely with Company Directors and business owners and developed strong relationships with staff, customers, suppliers, bankers and financiers.
Michael obtained his initial training as an auditor in the public accounting offices both in Australia and overseas at Arthur Young & Co. and Price Waterhouse. Michael was the CFO of a resort in The Bahamas for seven years. This business included a resort, as well as land sales and the building of villas and condominiums and the supply of utilities to the resort and residents. For 20 years, CFO and Secretary of a harbour cruise company on Sydney Harbour and in that role established the accounting system and financial controls from the start of the business.
Business strategic planning and implementation
Budgets, rolling forecasts and integration thereof with business goals and actions
Working capital management and fundraising
Installation, implementation and modification of accounting and reporting systems to provide timely, accurate and appropriate reports to enable business control on a proactive basis
Organisational transformation and business process improvement
Roger Byrne – Sydney
Associate Partner – Business Finance Specialist
Roger has over 20 years experience working in Financial Services in Australia. His experience spans both the corporate world and that of small businesses in Australia. Roger is currently the Executive Director of the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, and a past President of the Chamber, where he has been a board member for the past six years.
Lina Tjoeng – Sydney
Associate Partner – Legal Services
Lina is the Principal Solicitor at MLC Lawyers with a very successful practice in Cabramatta, assisting clients with their various legal needs. Besides her legal expertise, she also has many years experience dealing with a multitude of government and non-government agencies, community leaders and community issues.
With a vision and passion for social justice, people & community development, Lina also leads and manages the Khmer Community of NSW Inc. management team and staff to achieve its vision and objectives in uniting, helping and integrating the Cambodian community in New South Wales and abroad since 2007.
She obtained her first degree in Social Science from Macquarie University followed by her second degree in Law from Macquarie University as well her Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Sydney College of Law.
Martin Collins LL.B – Sydney
Associate Partner – Legal Services
Martin has been practising as a solicitor since 1986 and currently operates from offices in Sydney Norwest.
Over the years Martin’s focus has been to provide services to small-medium businesses which are the backbone of the economy and meeting the demands of businesses in the legal areas.
Martin provides advice on contracts, terms of trade, purchase and sale of business. Martin also advises and acts in litigation both commercial and personal.
Employment law is a particular focus, especially employment contracts and termination, as well as Estate Planning for the small and medium business owners. A proper will and Power of Attorney is a necessary part of the documentation required and is also a part of succession planning. Martin is currently completing his Masters in Wills and Estates, and he has a keen interest in developments in this area.
Jason Tjoeng – Sydney
Associate Partner – Online and Social Media Specialist
Jason is the Co–Founder of Turbo-Spec.com with over 500,000 likes on Facebook and the ability to reach over 10 million people weekly this positioned Jason to assist many businesses with their online and social media strategic needs.
Initially, as a hobby, Jason created content, engaged fans and facilitated discussions and the sharing of Turbos and automotive related content through face book with more than 16,000 likes in a short period.
Following the success of ‘Turbos’, Turbo-Spec.com was founded by Jason Tjoeng & Josh Ong. This community has now grown to over 460,000 fans and has become a community and forum for anything Turbos related and to share the Turbo-Spec Lifestyle.
Jason has gained valuable experiences and knowledge within retail, sales, business development, relationship management and building, marketing and advertising with a range of companies working the fields of Debt Recovery, Printing, Insurance, Banking, Finance, Fitness, FMCG, Import/Export & Manufacturing, Construction, Automotive and Law.
With Jason’s experience and holistic and pragmatic approach to Online and Social Media Strategy, BGES can assist you with your business’s needs using a result based approach.
Andre Quin – Sydney
Associate Partner – Business Management System Specialist
Andre is a passionate and dynamic innovator with a great conscience of social responsibility and many years of business experience.
He is laser focused and has a pragmatic approach towards helping SME business owners to achieve a high level of business efficiency through JGID’s business management system and “we care” implementation methodology to guarantee successful implementation and outcomes.
George Mavros – Sydney
Associate Partner – Sales, Marketing and Intellectual Property
George Mavros has been in sales, marketing and distribution, including product procurement, for over 30 years. He has represented companies like Artline Marking Pens, WD40, Armor All, Alcan Aluminium, Barilla Pastas and Spaghetti. He has also sold to Majors in most areas of the market place, be it Grocery – Confectionery – Hardware – Pharmaceutical or Government.
He created his first product at the age of 11, at the same time as he started his first business venture.
George has been involved with Intellectual Property for more than 25 years and since 2006 has been providing IP consulting services to the Government, SME’s and Multinational trading companies.
He has a down to earth strategic approach to all his consulting projects; recommendations are tailored to individual needs and circumstances.
Marketing and Sales Project Management
Strategic Sales and Distribution Channels
Sales process and execution
Sales and other soft skills business training and Coaching
Product procurement cost effective overseas outsourcing
Intellectual Property – Trademarks and Patents