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. Alan has temporarily stepped away from the company while he serves as Australia’s Chief Scientist.

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 and New Zealand, but the majority of the team is 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
Byron Scaf
CEO
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 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.
Jaclyn Rooney
Head of Teaching & Learning
Not taking heed of the old adage “never work with children or animals”, Jacky worked at Melbourne Zoo and as a teacher before moving across to Stile in 2016. Jacky has worked in multiple roles across Stile, including Head of Content, Head of Professional Development and Head of Community.
Daniel Pikler
Head of Education
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.
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
Aleesha Van Den Heuvel
Reception & Office Assistant
Alexander Finkel
Head of Product Engineering
Alexandra Russell
Teaching & Learning Expert, NZ
Alison Tandy
Science Curriculum Writer
Andrew Nicholls
Head of Schools, VIC
Byron Scaf
CEO
Campbell Edgar
Science Curriculum Editor
Charlotte Kidd
Teaching & Learning Expert
Clare Feeney
Head of Product
Daniel Flynn
Software Engineer
Daniel Pikler
Head of Education
Daniel Rodgers-Pryor
CTO
Dave Canavan
Head of Schools, QLD
Emily Cheng
Finance Manager
Guido Gautsch
Happiness & Video
Gustavo Morales Ainslie
Art Director
Huw Llewellyn
Software Engineer
Izzie Telfer
Head of Schools, SA/ACT
Jaclyn Rooney
Head of Teaching & Learning
Jeffrey Parsons
Head of Engineering Systems & Business Systems
Joshua Ravek
Head of Schools, NSW
Jules Ius
Customer Happiness Officer
Katrina Don Paul
Head of Teacher Happiness
Kirsten Hood
Communications Coordinator
Makeila Reyes
People & Culture Manager
Marta Ivkov
Head of Content
Matthew Borden
Senior Site Reliability Engineer
Matthew Needham
Business Systems Engineer
Meadhbh O'Brien
Teaching & Learning Expert
Meghan Fennessy
Teaching & Learning Expert
Narthana Epa
Software Engineer
Natasha Smith
Teaching & Learning Expert
Peter Gates
Software Engineer
Pooja Prabhakaran
Designer
Quynh-Chi Nguyen
Senior Software Engineer
Rabia Abrar
Software Architect
Rebecca Wilde
Teaching & Learning Expert
Sarah Lindop
Head of Schools
Sean Hurley
Head of Design
Shaun O'Keefe
Head of Infrastructure & SRE
Tia Lowenthal
Software Engineer
Tony O'Sullivan
Head of Schools, NZ
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