We believe in teamwork, continual improvement, excellence, and laughter.
We are a local dedicated and passionate team of experienced web, digital marketing and IT professionals based in Melbourne, Australia. The breadth and depth of our team’s knowledge translates into a comprehensive service offering that provides a competitive advantage for our clients.
Our point of difference is our holistic approach to all things web; we offer services for the entire lifecycle of online business operations.
While we might have fancy titles, they do not define us. Every single Clickify team member pitches in, rolls up their sleeves, and gets their hands dirty, regardless of whether the tasks at hand is their domain, or not. Cross-skilling, and up-skilling, are the foundations of our success.
Our culture is one of collaboration, trust and transparency, knowledge, passion, reliability, innovation and (most importantly) fun!
Meet the Team
A dynamic, energetic bunch of entrepreneurs, we thrive on challenging mainstream practices and devising new and creative ways to enhance your brand online.
Managing Director (Co-founder)
Calie is passionate about all things psychology, marketing, web, social and research.
With a focus on innovation research (both quantitative and qualitative), Calie has developed cutting-edge consumer insight analyses across a variety of industries. Whilst at global market research firm TNS and local firm Raspberry Innovation Research and Strategy, Calie gained invaluable experience in branding, advertising concepts, and research studies for several blue chip FMCG clients.
Calie’s background in market research evolved into digital marketing, with a focus on creating (and then growing) websites that not only look good, but that work from psychological perspective. No wonder she co-founded Clickify in 2012.
Today, Calie oversees just about every aspect of Clickify’s operations, managing the entire team, as well as multiple clients and projects. She prides herself on delivering personalised customer service and is very much involved in the day-to-day of Clickify. Somehow though, she finds time to work on her own website: marketing.com.au.
The super organised Calie is a stickler for detail (you should see her draw straight lines on a whiteboard!), and is never one to quietly accept the status quo. Calie holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology/Psycho-physiology).
Chief Technology Officer (Co-founder)
Chris isn’t afraid to admit it: he’s a geek from way back, having worked in IT for over two decades. The way we see it, that can only benefit you. With Chris applying all his geekiness to your next big online project, it’s bound to succeed.
Chris specialises in web development (with a focus on WordPress), security and online marketing. With such an over-abundance of expertise, how could you not want him spearheading your next project?
Chris is passionate about keeping up-to-date with the latest web technologies. He can often be found at one of Melbourne’s many tech events; he even helps manage the Melbourne SEO Meetup and the Melbourne WordPress User Meetup.
You can check out his personal blog: ChrisBurgess.com.au.
Micaela La Nauze
Client Services Manager
Micaela has come on board as our Client Services Manager to help ensure all our client’s projects are seamlessly stress-free.
An organisational guru, Micaela prides herself on her ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, particularly in a busy environment. This knack for juggling competing tasks, in even the most stressful situation, comes as no surprise given Micaela’s previous experience as a head prep chef at a busy Melbourne café.
Prior to joining Clickify, Micaela was the Membership and Office Manager for the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia, the peak representative body for in-house lawyers. In this role, Micaela developed exceptional communication and customer service skills.
Michael commenced his SEO career in a very young industry back in 2001 with E-Channel Online, he gained over 14 years of valuable experience; witnessing many major changes in the SEO landscape as a result of ongoing search engine algorithm updates. This has dictated the ongoing need for personal development, through research and development to continually broaden and improve his skill set.
Michael has been a main catalyst in driving SEO success for many large organisations in Australia (both in-house and agency side), spanning an extremely broad range of industries including: shopping, classifieds and service websites. He has achieved a high level of SEO & SEM success for clients, with many achieving number one status in their respective fields. Additional to this, he has also conducted training of new and existing team members, on everything from strategy and methodology of search engine optimisation, through to the hands-on technical elements of complex CMSs.
Recently, he was employed as a Web Search Strategist at realestate.com.au, managing the onsite and technical SEO strategy for Australia’s No.1 real estate website. As a side-project, he has also developed the “Holiday Point” travel brand, incorporating a travel advice blog and a network of 9 location based travel information and attraction websites. This has provided a suitable platform to continually develop his SEO abilities along with gaining visibility across the entire web development and digital marketing process. Outside of the working environment, he’s given multiple presentations at the Melbourne SEO Meetup which he helped to co-organise, as well as at the SMX Sydney Bootcamp, Melbourne Hootup and the WordPress Melbourne Meetup.
Digital Marketing and Communications
Having worked in marketing, communications and public relations for over 10 years, Sal is well-versed in every aspect of message delivery.
Before joining Clickify, Sal spent four years in a high-level corporate comms role at a professional services firm boasting 70 offices worldwide. Prior to that, she was an account director at a boutique PR agency, working on brands like Hard Yakka, Lavazza, The Simpson’s, Ansell, QV and Red Bull.
In her spare time, Sal is Chief Wordsmith over at Wordly: a copywriting and content marketing agency.
A big believer in lifelong learning, Sal holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Postgraduate Bachelor of Letters (Journalism and PR) and is completing a Masters of Communication. She is also a Copyblogger Certified Content Marketer and has even got a novel on the go!
Crystal is a self-confessed SEO-a-holic. She is truly obsessed with anything and everything related to search engine optimisation, from keyword research and ranking reports, right through to on- and off-site optimsation. Crystal takes a uniquely holistic approach to SEO projects – one focused on honesty, transparency and ethical practices. She also has a SEO consulting business: Skyblue Search.
Having completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), Crystal also has extensive experience in sales and marketing for big pharma, as well as appliances and the kitchen industry.
Crystal wasn’t always interested in all things sales, marketing and SEO. She began her professional career as a pharmacist and holds Bachelor of Pharmacy.
When not obsessing over her clients’ search rankings, Crystal loves to learn, read, travel, and try new and delectable delicacies. She’s also a lover of cats.
Nik is a community management and social media guru, with over a decade of experience in building and fostering engaged communities.
Before joining the Clickify team, Nik worked as a community manager for Foxtel for six years, and at the Lost Dogs Home for the five years prior to that. When it comes to web technologies, gadgets, social media platforms and the latest and greatest apps, Nik is always a step ahead of the pack.
A natural adopter of cutting-edge tech and genuinely passionate about education and upskilling, Nik is the first person to test, try and learn about new digital marketing platforms. An avid traveller, Nik will do just about anything to nab himself an adventure—so long as he’s planted firmly in an airplane seat, Nik’s as happy as Larry.
Nik currently lives on the Gold Coast with his pooch, Harry, but we know he secretly dreams of being back in the hustle and bustle of Melbourne.
Cassandra loves everything data-related: patterns, numbers, text, spreadsheets, databases, and statistics. With eight years’ experience in collecting, cleaning, sorting, analysing and making sense of data in the human resources industry, she’s excited to share her skills with the Clickify team.
In particular, Cassandra is passionate about data quality and has a keen eye for it – if a number is out of place you can trust Cassandra to spot it from a mile away. Her meticulous nature and penchant for perfection ensures she’s adept at making sense of even the most unwieldy datasets and spreadsheets.
As well as having scrupulous attention to detail when it comes to the minutiae of data, Cassandra is also able to see the bigger picture. She loves the way analysing data can give insight and clarity to human activity and behaviour, and how it can help guide strategies to solve problems or enhance outcomes.
A storyteller at her core, Lisa loves language. Always in the pursuit of the right word for the job, her challenge is to evoke an image, flavour, attitude or behaviour between the reader and the written word. Conscious of the pace in which we consume information her focus is to communicate clearly and concisely, leaving no ambiguity. Comprehension a strong suit, she is dedicated to perfecting memorable content.
A Bachelor of Arts in Cinema, Honours in Screenwriting and an Associate Diploma in Writing for Film, TV and Multimedia, Lisa can cater to a spectrum of content needs. Most recently she was found writing programme blogs and film reviews for the Foxtel Community, where she engaged thousands of loyal readers weekly and promoted positive conversations in the Social Media space, creating advocates and brand ambassadors.
With almost two decades at the company her customer focus is enlightened and efficient. Head in a book, her dream is to have a secret doorway in her library (activated when you slide the ladder under Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) leading to a cellar… with more books of course.
Digital Marketing and Communications
With over a decade of experience in communications, media and stakeholder management, we reckon that Tamar is the perfect person to help Clickify with digital marketing, project management and client liaison. Before joining Clickify, Tamar held various roles at the Victoria Police, TAL Insurance, the Women’s Hospital, and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
Equipped with this diverse experience in the government, not-for-profit, community, health and research sectors, Tamar possesses expertise in technical communications. She’s adept at translating complex information into easily digestible data for diverse audiences and purposes. With qualifications spanning media and communications, social and political sciences, and education and training, Tamar is known for being an analytical and engaged team player, capable of connecting with people from all disciplines and levels of an organisation.
Outside of work, Tamar loves languages, art and design, and animals. If she sees a dog or cat on the street, there’s nothing that can stop her from having a chat and giving the furry friend a pat.
His career as a web developer began with the Munich-based company Kochan&Partner (one of the ten largest privately owned creative agencies in Germany), where he was responsible for the online presence of a wide variety of clients. His natural flair for web development was immediately obvious, progressing from a trainee to a senior system developer within a mere three years.
Since then, Jerome has honed his skills as a freelance web developer, initially in Munich, before moving to Sydney. For more information about Jerome and his experience, check out his personal site: www.jemarea.com.
Development and Digital Marketing
Andrew is a highly experienced web developer with strong attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to superior quality.
His interest in programming started as a kid in the 80s teaching himself BASIC on the mighty Commodore 64. With more than 15 years web dev experience, he has delivered more web development projects (covering both server and client side technologies) than we’ve had hot dinners.
With a passion for building elegant web apps that people love using, mobile gadgetry and general geek goodness, it is Andrew’s brilliant UX creative that sets him apart from other web developers.
He has a proven ability to develop user interfaces that meet brand standards and exceed industry best practice. Andrew holds both post graduate qualifications and industry certifications in IT.
Renato has more than 10 years experience in the IT industry with a passion for Linux and Open Source. He has an in-depth knowledge on a variety of web and network technologies but enjoys focussing on web hosting, virtualisation, web operations, high availability and high performance systems.
Even though the majority of work Renato performs is on our infrastructure and behind the scenes, you will regularly find him at various technical Meetups and conferences around Melbourne.
Joe’s interest in IT was sparked when participating in an enterprise level platform upgrade and seeing real transformation in business operations, through collaboration, regardless of geographical boundaries and cultural differences.
Holding numerous IT Business Solutions positions with global companies, Joe performed the design, building and implementation of key system templates and supported business activities, such as purchasing, customer service and retail across the Asian Region while at Adidas and BASF. Motivated by simplicity with a robust structure has seen him quickly adopt the same approach to the digital and internet platform, helping business be visual online.
Whether its performing backups, testing the compatibility of new Plugins, Joes adaptability, persistence (some say stubbornness) and holistic approach provides the Clickify operations team extra dynamics and strengthens its capacity to support Clickify customers.
When not investigating and learning new technologies, Joe is thinking of ways to improve his culinary skills and dabbling in photography – a way to justify is other passions of travel and eating delicious food around the world.
Emilio Emmanuel Puerto
Emilio commenced his career in positions in which he was responsible for the provision of local support for IT infrastructure, before moving into Second Level Network Support roles, and then onto projects focused on application integration, as well as end user experience.
Along the way, Emilio has honed both his patience and empathy, ensuring that he is a collaborative, supportive member of the Clickify team. He prides himself on his commitment to understanding the needs and vision of his clients, and the people around him. He is always willing to go above and beyond to help others.
As well as being a tech whiz with a solid background in technical support, Emilio has exceptional experience in customer care. This means he’s able to clearly communicate technological problems and solutions, without all the complicated, technical jargon that can be so confusing and frustrating.
Suzanna is passionate about all things tech, from UX and web design, right through to social media and CRMs.
Suzanna’s passion and dedication are infectious around the office. She has been tinkering with all things tech since she was just nine years old, building her first website before she even made it into double digits.
She has honed her skills over the years, most recently as an IT Project Manager for a large not-for-profit organisation. Suzanna is excited to join the Clickify team to assist with the management of business systems and the operations of our team.
Operations and Digital Marketing
Abbas has honed his skills over a progressive 20-year career and excels in all facets of professional services delivery and technical management. He is known for his success driving multiple projects from initial planning through development and implementation, managing execution at a highly detailed level to ensure objectives are met.
His credentials include a Bachelor of Software Engineering and Master of Information Systems. He is an ICAgile Certified Professional, Certified Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics IQ.
Abbas works with the Clickify team at both strategic and operational levels. He also assisted with the implementation of Agile Methodology and Knowledge Management System to benefit clients using the platforms of Confluence and Jira.
Ruby is our Chief Entertainment Officer. With her boundless energy and enthusiasm, Ruby has honed her entertainment expertise over years of industry experience.
Her technical knowledge knows no bounds, extending to sunset walks along the beach, endless games of Where’s the Ball, and even cuddles on the couch.
The perfect partner for any trivia night, Ruby always knows the answer to that age-old question, Who’s a Good Girl?
Her infectious attitude is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face, and make any development woe seem insignificant.