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BUILD NETWORKS BETTER

An innovative solution to today's deployment challenges

With trillions of dollars being spent on fiber and wireless infrastructure projects around the world, finding new ways to maximize productivity and minimize risk has never been more critical.

With a combination of deep industry knowledge, operational experience and expertise across mathematics and software development, we’ve been able to create an innovative approach to solving the challenges associated with modern infrastructure projects.

OUR MISSION

Innovate and evolve technology to build networks better

In 2013, we recognized a gap in the industry capability to build telecommunications infrastructure at the required speed and scale to satisfy the global demand for broadband.

Render's foundational focus was to eliminate complexity and deliver industry-leading ROI by keeping “boots on the ground busy.”

30%

faster productivity and delivery

>60%

reduction in project administration overhead

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cost efficiencies
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Transforming an industry to accelerate connectivity

Our award-winning construction technology has been utilized to accelerate broadband connectivity to more than 1 million homes and businesses across the USA, Australia and UK, enabling network and utility owners to connect more communities with fewer resources.

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Our leadership

Render’s 50+ years of combined telecommunications, wireless, and technology subject-matter expertise is embedded in our solution.

Our executive track record includes leadership across global telecommunications, infrastructure, construction, and technology organizations:

  • EXECUTIVE TEAM
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sam Pratt
Sam Pratt
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Sam is a commercial strategy and digital product leader with executive, advisory, and strategy consulting experience in finance & technology sectors across Australia and APAC. Sam is passionate about innovation and leading teams to harness the power of technologies with global impact. Sam is focused on scaling Render’s software platform for the benefit of global Network Design and Construction industries.
Frank DeJoy
Frank DeJoy
VP, Network Deployment
Frank DeJoy is a telecommunication, wireless, and IT growth executive with over 30 years of strategic expertise across broadband, fiber optics, wireless, IoT, and network management. Frank’s credentials include global business, network, and product development in executive roles at AT&T, Teleport Communications Group, General Dynamics, Dycom, & Quanta Services. With national and global accolades in FTTH, wireless, and IT network delivery, Frank will spearhead Render’s US market development strategy.
John Podlena
John Podlena
CHIEF Technology OFFICER, pHd
John has an extensive history in leading research and software development teams on innovative technology projects including global aircraft and simulation, optimization engines used in manufacturing & transport, and rapid product prototyping and development. PhD qualified in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research), John is passionate about building great products using new and disruptive technologies.
Alicia Kearns
Alicia Kearns
Chief Marketing Officer
Alicia is a strategic IT&T marketing leader with over 18 years of experience delivering to enterprise and growth strategies for LinkedIn, Macquarie, SAP, and Samsung. Alicia has a significant track record in brand and content strategy, customer lifecycle, demand generation, product and sales enablement in APAC and global markets. She is passionate about the impact of digital across all industries and encourages teams to "think big’’ for meaningful change and results.
Markus Gieson
Markus Gieson
Chief Product Officer
With the customer always top of mind, Markus is a strategic product leader with a diverse skillset across digital technologies, human-centered design, agile delivery methods, and innovation at scale. Markus has spearheaded the development of customer innovation practices for some of Australia’s largest brands including the rollout of a new Australian broadband ISP in 2014. He is passionate about agile delivery and creating great user experiences.
Joshua Dawson
Joshua Dawson
VP, FInance
Company Secretary
Joshua is a financial executive with almost 20 years’ experience across software, energy & utilities, and aviation industries. His experience spans ASX-listed, multinational global organizations, and fast-growth tech companies. Joshua is passionate about scaling teams and utilizing data insights to enable Render’s team, customers, and operations to realize further efficiencies. Joshua is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.
Dan Flemming
Dan Flemming
CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
As the former Head of Construction at nbn Co., Dan has deep operational and leadership experience spanning construction and telecommunications giving him a unique perspective on deployment management. Dan brings to life his vision of combining today’s technologies with the power of automation to truly innovate the way large-scale networks are deployed.
Joe Forbes
Joe Forbes
CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Joe is involved in several technologies businesses with a focus on B2B SaaS underpinned by commercial mathematics. Joe is creating a group of businesses that blend good design and mathematics, providing accessible business analytics and optimisation. Most importantly he wants to work with smart people who build clever solutions that clients love to use.
Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson
DIRECTOR
Sarah is Company Secretary at Render Networks and Group Chief Financial Officer for Biarri Group. A former Partner at PricewaterhouseCooper, Sarah is a key contributor to our growth strategy and leads the legal and commercial structures to ensure successful global expansion. Sarah brings over 20 years of governance, financial and commercial experience across a number of industries.
Luke Lawrentshuk
Luke Lawrentshuk
Director
Luke is a Partner at KPMG Australia and highly experienced Corporate Finance/Mergers and Acquisitions specialist with accomplishments across retail, consumer product, industrial and healthcare sectors. Luke comes from an investment banking background and has a deep understanding of mergers, acquisitions, divestments, privatisations and valuations of both public and private companies.

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