Mark Noakes Talent Corp

Mark Noakes

Managing Director

Mark has spent a career in advertising agencies, web development and in radio. He has led the Triple M and Macquarie Radio sales team nationally which has seen him work with an absurdly diverse range of high profile media talent … anyone from Doug Mulray to Alan Jones.

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Ruth Thompson Talent Corp

Ruth Thompson

Director & Co-Founder

Ruth has had an outstanding 20-year career in the Australian media industry including leadership roles in Brisbane and Sydney. Her passion for connecting brands with ambassadors is the foundation stone for Talent Corp. Outside her waking hours Ruth continuously dreams of Advertising, Ambassadors, and Outcomes! (oh..and Greek island holidays).

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Mike O'Regan Talent Corp

Mike O'Regan

Director & Co-Founder

Mike, a top-tier radio sales professional in Australia, consistently shatters sales records. His career is founded on innovative campaign strategies and delivering impressive returns on investment for small and medium-sized enterprises.


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With over 35 years experience in marketing and media, Russell has been instrumental in shaping the Aussie advertising agency landscape. He has held the most senior roles at STW Group (WPP), Macquarie Media (Nine Radio) and Collins Foods Ltd (KFC) amongst others.

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Tony Wilkinson Talent Corp

Tony Wilkinson

Commercial Director

Tony has worked in senior leadership positions in some of Australia’s largest radio networks including SCA, Macquarie Media and SEN. His ability to achieve commercial outcomes for all stakeholders places him squarely in his perfect position as Talent Corp’s Commercial Director.

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Dani Raco

Dani Raco

General Manager

Dani has over two decades of media and marketing experience from her time at NewsCorp, Nine Radio, ARN, and Nova. As Talent Corp’s General Manager of Commercial for Melbourne, her deep understanding of the local market will continue to drive our growth strategy in the region. In her spare time, Dani likes to travel….. 37 countries and counting!

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Paul Gardener

Paul Gardner

Melbourne Partner

For over 20 years Paul played pivotal roles within advertising agency the Grey Group including Chairman of ANZ operations. In 2019 he founded Melbourne-based specialist sponsorship consultancy

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Carly Clelland

Talent Lead

Carly specialises in talent – keynote speakers, MC’s, comedians, celebrity chef’s and musicians. She also enjoys building brand ambassador partnerships. When you are planning your next event, conference, or advertising campaign call Carly.
Ainsley Angelos


Advertising Executive

Whilst Ainsley commenced her career in retail, she quickly realised she had a passion for helping business drive growth through digital marketing. Her enthusiasm coupled with a focus on commercial outcomes makes her an ideal part of the Talent Corp team.

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Diana Zivanovic

Diana Zivanovic

Partnerships Manager

Diana has over 18 years of marketing and sales experience across a range of industries. As a well-organised and skilled communicator, Diana revels in establishing strong relationships for her clients that eventually sees them being renowned as industry leaders.

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Kelly Lofts

Kelly Lofts

Campaign Manager

Kelly has worked in some of Australia’s largest radio networks coordinating thousands of campaigns over the years. Her attention to detail combined with her effervescent personality makes executing your campaign a joy.

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Ali Ryan Talent Corp

Ali Ryan

Campaign Manager

Ali has worked in some of Australia’s biggest media businesses including QMS Media and Southern Cross Austereo. She has managed hundreds of campaigns for both large and small advertisers with a passion for delivering a seamless services experience.

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Monique Connelly Talent Corp

Monique Connelly

Operations Manager

Monique started her advertising career at Saatchi & Saatchi and M&C Saatchi. Most recently she worked in-house at Australian luxury brand Paspaley pearls. Monique has a passion for business operations and rolling up her sleeves as part of a team.

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Angie Xylas

Campaign Manager

Angie has escaped the glamorous world of fashion design to apply her management skills to the somewhat less glamourous world of advertising. Her ability to remain calm under pressure always proves advantageous when you are staring down a campaign deadline!

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Jessica James

Financial Controller

Jess has made the leap from the fun world of entertainment to the not so funny world of analytics and balancing books. She was head of pricing and analytics for Garmin Australia and a numbers ninja at Save on Bookkeeping. Jess prides herself on efficiency, reliability and detail.

Stewart Webb Talent Corp

Stewart Webb

Digital Sales Partner

Stewart Webb is a seasoned digital marketing expert with a long tenure in assisting clients run lead generation campaigns. ‘Stew’ has worked across search, social and display ads including programmatic media buying and has a client first attitude in all that he does.

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Ben Guthrigde

Ben Guthridge

Digital Partner

For the last two decades Ben has worked at some of Australia’s biggest digital ad agencies including his own start-up Search Rescue. Ben prides himself on deliver high quality results, without sacrificing trust or transparency.

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Nicolas Noakes

Campaign Coordinator

Part time TAFE Marketing and Communication student Nic Noakes, joins Talent Corp as campaign coordinator. His passion for helping driving ROI for clients is only surpassed by his love of his favourite football team Manchester City.


Rhys Merriman

Rhys Merriman

Video Production Partner

Having a marketing background, Rhys has witnessed the evolution of video and marketing almost becoming the same category. His strength is infusing purpose and potency into video through strategic implementation. With experience spanning social media campaigns to TV commercials, Rhys, based in Sydney, excels in original asset and campaign generation. Skie Video logo
Cameron Watt Talent Corp

Cameron Watt

Video Production Partner

Cameron, fueled by a lifelong love for film, has dedicated himself to creating visually stunning assets and sharing impactful stories. With experience ranging from local projects to Hollywood sets, he thrives on elevating creative concepts. Based in Sydney with roots in Perth, Cameron enjoys collaborating with businesses to craft unique narratives.

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Xavier Williams Talent Corp

Xavier Williams

Video Production Partner

A seasoned videographer and editor, Xavier brings vast experience from agency and client roles. With a passion for video production, he collaborates closely with clients to execute creative visions. Specialising in sound-driven content, 2D animation, VFX, and creative direction, he transforms strategic insights into compelling video content for integrated marketing strategies.

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