Meet the team
Our Team Big Start: Connecting Australia and the world.
Founded in 2013 in Australia, Big Start expertly connects international buyers and markets.
As a WA-based business with global connections, we can identify local market opportunities and help solve problems across supply chains. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was Big Start Global, which helped both the Italian and WA State Government procure millions of dollars of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect frontline emergency and health workers when shortages were at an all-time low.
Our end-to-end logistics expertise ensures goods are efficiently moved where they are needed - every time.
Jack established Big Start in 2013. As Executive Director, he leads international operations connecting suppliers with buyers throughout the world. Having previously worked with Lavan Legal, Mr Quigley is an experienced Perth commercial lawyer with extensive corporate advisory experience in transactional, foreign investment, corporate taxation, restructuring, and regulatory matters.
Trevor is Big Start’s health procurement expert with oversight for raw material and inventory management for factory production. Mr Bond specialises in the development of contract and vendor performance management plans and has held senior roles in category and contract management within healthcare, engineering and government enterprises. He will seek out opportunities for procurement related continuous improvement, value add and cost reductions. He is an influencer for the value for money procurement outcomes with strong relationship management.
Chief Operating Officer
Sam has oversight over domestic operations, new ventures and corporate development. A Chartered Accountant, Sam’s background is in mergers & acquisitions, project management in establishing and integrating businesses, logistics operations and finance, Mr Piantadosi has primary responsibility for the establishment and ongoing viability of the Collie manufacturing initiative.
Morgan is Big Start’s technical and mechanical lead, leading the implementation and commissioning of the machinery in the Collie manufacturing facility. Mr Cameron is an experienced technician with over 25 years in the electrical, mechatronics, sound engineering and security fields. Morgan is renowned for being able to solve issues in various contexts.
Marc is Big Start’s Finance / Administration lead and AFSL Responsible Manager. Mr Sputore is an experienced Senior Financial Advisor with over 20 years’ experience in financial services, funds management and stockbroking, with significant financial markets experience working for several leading financial service firms including Merrill Lynch. He is also an accomplished business owner and expert in logistics management, with a reputation for getting things done.
Phil is Big Start's technology expert. With a proven record of working internationally with business and technical teams to “bridge the gap”—the result is an easy to understand and relevant resolution that addresses the key tasks and outcomes. Phil wants to ensure that technology is understood. Phil previously founded the FinTech app Bamboo & NURV Telecommunications. He sits as a Non-Executive Director of Whitehawk (ASX:WHK).
Americas - Sales
Bryan is Big Start’s America's lead and Chief Operating Officer for international operations. Mr Chao fosters global investment through his vast expertise in risk management, business strategy and corporate development.
EUROPE - Sales
Sergio is Big Start’s European sales specialist and global internal legal counsel. Mr Cacace has 15+ years’ experience in law and global trade, specialising in intellectual property, contract and trading law. He has many deep relationships with both raw materials and finished goods suppliers for all manner of healthcare products in China, Turkey, India, Indonesia and Europe.
CHINA - PROCUREMENT
James is Big Start’s China lead and President for manufacturing. Mr Zhang has significant manufacturing and logistics experience. Highly networked within China’s corporates and major commodity buyers, he facilitates unparalleled access to markets.