propella.ai

How it began

Meet the founders

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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.

Our Team

Meet our propella-heads.

  • Akash Sivaji

    Data Scientist

    Akash has a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, and a Masters Degree in Data Science. At propella.ai, Akash is responsible for building statistical and predictive models, and designing ETL pipeline for Big Data.

  • Alistair Toms

    Graduate Data Analyst

    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.

  • Andrew Fyfe

    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.

  • Aryan Jain

    Information Technology Intern

    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.

  • Brendan Hill

    Analytics Consultant

    Brendan is a researcher, consultant and software developer. He works across various disciplines, with a focus on operations research, bioinformatics and software architecture. At propella.ai, Brendan is leading the charge on continuously refining our underlying algorithms and technology.

  • Callan Cameron

    Director

    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.

  • Connor Dixon

    Property Analyst

    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.

  • Eduardo Rivas

    Product Owner

    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.

  • Georgie McLennan

    Sales & Marketing Coordinator

    Georgie has spent the past 7 years growing her own online business, with a focus largely on social media. At propella.ai, Georgie is responsible for social media marketing, blogs, newsletters, social activities and events.

  • Gus McLennan

    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 Browne

    UI/UX Designer

    Jayson works alongside the data, product and marketing teams to research, design and implement customer-centric solutions across propella.ai's various touch points.

  • Jeff Tan

    Information Technology Intern

    Jeff is studying his Bachelor of Computer Science at RMIT University. Jeff assists with developing and maintaining the propella.ai platform.

  • Kalyani Menon

    Data Scientist

    Kalyani holds a Masters in Data Science and an MBA in Finance and Analytics. Her responsibilities include building statistical and predictive models and developing in-house algorithms, along with creating household and expenditure synthetic data for propella.ai.

  • Mahesh Kothamali

    Data 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.

  • Matt Molony

    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.

  • Navaneeth Rajagopalan

    Software Engineer

    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 Lalor

    Chairman

    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.

  • Ron Chen

    Information Technology Intern

    Ron is a data Science student currently finishing his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Melbourne! At propella.ai, Ron assists with writing the code for our platform propella.office.

  • Tabitha Ayudya

    Information Technology Intern

    Tabitha is a Bachelor of Science student majoring in Computing and Software Systems at the University of Melbourne. At propella.ai Tabitha assits with microservices and data engineering.

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