How it began
Meet the founders
Founded by self-professed data nerds Gus McLennan and John Ward, propella.ai was conceived on a question: How could we use maths and data to improve decision making within the property industry?
Other industries have used advanced analytics techniques and artificial intelligence for years, but the property industry has been slow to adopt these capabilities. propella.ai is changing that. We use big data and artificial intelligence, combined with deep and complementary industry experience, to help the property industry solve complex location-based problems.
Meet our propella-heads.
Alistair has a Bachelors degree in Mechatronic Engineering and is responsible for generating custom insights for propella.ai clients. He also assists with creating pipelines for propella.ai's data ingestion, cleaning, validation, and maintenance.
Senior Property Analyst
Andrew has completed a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma of Valuations and has been working in the property industry for over 10 years, in both the public and private sector. Andrew’s role is to gain a deep understanding our propella.ai's client’s needs; help our data team source the requisite data; and then analyse and interpret the data we present to our clients.
Graduate Data Scientist
Aryan is a Master of Business Analytics graduate from Monash University with a strong passion in creating business solutions with data. Aryan works on client delivery and creating and improving existing models and new data science techniques.
Callan is a property professional with 20 years of asset and development management experience across the office, retail and residential sectors, specialising in precinct development and repositioning existing assets. Callan brings a deep understanding of the property industry and the needs of our clients, having previously worked at Charter Hall, Macquarie Bank and Walker Corporation where he was responsible for developing, leasing and managing Collins Square, a 240,000sqm commercial development.
Having graduated with a Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing, Connor’s role at propella.ai is working in conjunction with the data team to interpret and analyse the data to provide insights and observations to our clients.
Head of Technology Operations
Eduardo has a degree in Mechatronic Engineering and possess vast experience in Management Consulting and Technology Implementations. He is responsible for helping design, build and deliver propella.ai’s innovative technology products, using a range of Data Science solutions.
Head of Culture and Experience
Georgie is responsible for helping maintain a positive energy in the propella.ai team, through regular check-ins, social events, business events, retreats as well as carrying out some of the more traditional HR functions. Georgie is the propella.ai Mum.
Co-founder & Managing Director
Gus has over 20 years of experience working within the IT industry, primarily in strategy, business engagement and project delivery. In 2018, Gus founded propella.ai after identifying that the property industry was under-served in data-driven, evidence-based insights and advice
Jayson works alongside the data, product and marketing teams to research, design and implement customer-centric solutions across propella.ai's various touch points.
Junior Software Engineer
Jeff is studying his Bachelor of Computer Science at RMIT University. Jeff assists with developing and maintaining the propella.ai platform.
Data Architecture Engineer
Mahesh has a Computer Science degree and a Masters degree in Information Technology. He is responsible for the sourcing, assessment and ingestion of all new data sets identified by the propella.ai team. Mahesh also maintains and optimises all the cloud infrastructure services that support the propella.ai platform.
Lead Data Scientist
Coming from a strong Applied Mathematics and Engineering background, Matt is responsible for working intimately with our data science team-planning, designing, and building mathematical models that have tangible business outcomes for propella.ai.
Nav has a Master’s degree in Data Science and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Nav is responsible for developing and maintaining the propella.ai platform.
Peter is the Chairman of propella.ai. With a background in accounting, finance and technology, and a track record of building sustainable businesses, Peter’s primary focus is now advising entrepreneurs on how to best launch, operate, and grow their businesses.
Data Engineering Intern
Vincent has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, majoring in Data Science and Business Information Systems. Vincent assists with data ingestion and validation, and developing dashboards for propella.ai.
Data Engineer Intern
Chee is currently finishing up his Bachelors degree majoring in Data Science at the University of Melbourne. At propella.ai, he assists with data engineering, building a data lake for BlueRock.