Our team

We share a passion for great science education.

Stile was founded by Alan Finkel, Byron Scaf and Danny Pikler, who together own and operate the company.

Every aspect of Stile is crafted in-house by our passionate team of teachers, scientists, artists and engineers – a multidisciplinary group of the best and brightest. You’ll find Stilists scattered all around Australia, New Zealand and the United States with our global Headquarters based in Melbourne, Australia.
Meet the Stile team
We asked the team how they would describe a Stile person. Here is what they had to say.
Meet the Stile team
Leadership
Alan Finkel
Chair & Co-founder
Alan Finkel is a neuroscientist, engineer and entrepreneur. He was Australia’s chief scientist from 2016 to 2020, during which time he led the National Electricity Market Review, the development of the National Hydrogen Strategy, and the panel that advised the Australian Government on the 2020 Low Emissions Technology Roadmap. Amongst Alan's other roles within the government, Alan has returned as our Chair.
Byron Scaf
Co-founder
Byron got a few months into a PhD in Neuroscience at Melbourne University before building Australia’s first electric vehicle charging network with Better Place. Finally understanding what STEM meant in the real world, he co-founded Stile in 2012 and set about working with schools.
Clare Feeney
Head of Product
Clare’s career began as a medical scientist in biochemistry. While studying and working, she volunteered as a tutor to refugee families, which introduced her to the joy of teaching. As a science and maths teacher, she became aware of the positive impact that technology can have. In 2015 she began her career incorporating science education with technology.
Daniel Pikler
CEO & Co-founder
After working as a musician, then as a geneticist at the CSIRO in Canberra, Danny studied secondary teaching in Melbourne and saw first-hand the need for better science teaching resources. Danny joined Byron and Alan to found Stile in 2012.
Daniel Rodgers-Pryor
CTO
Daniel’s academic background in Condensed Matter Physics and Computer Science gave him a passion for promoting scientific literacy and the skills to manage complex computing systems. Daniel joined Stile in 2014 and stepped into the role of CTO in 2017.
Sarah Lindop
Head of Schools
After working as an eLearning developer, predominantly in the health industry, Sarah made the move to a sector she was more passionate about: education.
The dream team
Alex Finkel
Head of Application Engineering
Alexandra Russell
Head of Professional Learning
Andrew Nicholls
Head of Schools, VIC
Campbell Edgar
Science Curriculum Editor
Charlotte Kidd
Professional Learning Leader
Daniel Flynn
Software Engineer
Dave Canavan
Head of Schools, QLD
David Browne
IT Manager
Devon McKenzie
Software Engineer Intern
Emily Cheng
Finance Manager
Emma Ngo
Designer
Hamish McCoy
Science Curriculum Writer
Huw Llewellyn
Software Engineer
Ikram Saedi
Software Engineer Intern
Jayde Taylor
Head of Finance
Joe Atkinson
Content Intern
Joshua Ravek
Head of Schools, NSW
Jules Ius
Teacher Happiness
Katrina Don Paul
Head of Community
Kelly Fernandez
Sales Assistant
Kirsten Hood
Communications Coordinator
Leah Jabornik
Teacher Happiness Team Lead
Makeila Reyes
Head of People & Culture
Marie Kinsey
Science Curriculum Writer
Matthew Borden
Senior Site Reliability Engineer
Matthew Needham
Business Systems Engineer
Meadhbh O'Brien
Professional Learning Leader
Meghan Fennessy
School Experience Manager
Michelle Morgan
Teacher Happiness
Nick Spain
Software Engineer
Olivia Pupillo
People & Culture Assistant
Peter Gates
Software Engineer
Pooja Prabhakaran
Designer
Quynh-Chi Nguyen
Senior Software Engineer
Rabia Abrar
Software Architect
Rebecca Wilde
School Experience Manager
Rochelle Scholtes
Concierge Coordinator
Sean Hurley
Head of Design
Shaun O'Keefe
Head of Platform Engineering
Steve Dornan
Head of Schools, WA
Stiele Hagens
School Experience Manager
Tia Lowenthal
Software Engineer
Toni Cox
Science Curriculum Writer
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