David Bowie is the Senior Vice President and Executive Managing Director for MRI Software in Asia Pacific. With more than 25 years of experience in the technology space and a focus on enterprise software sales, David is responsible for the company’s strategy in the Asia-Pacific market as well as sales and operational responsibilities in the region.
Prior to joining the MRI team in 2020, David served as Vice President and Managing Director for SAS, an AI and analytics industry leader, where he led the Australia and New Zealand division and spearheaded a journey of significant growth and transformation. He joined the company in 2002 and held multiple roles across professional services, marketing and sales.
David began his career with PwC in accounting, but quickly shifted to become one of the early members of the technology consulting division before taking leadership roles at both IBM and Dimension Data.
David holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from Macquarie University, a Graduate Diploma of Psychology from University of New England and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mark Cohen is the Vice President of APAC Product, tasked with oversight of the regional product management and engineering functions. In this role he will drive product innovation and focus on both leveraging and contributing to the global product organisation, to deliver scaled solutions to the APAC market.
Mark brings PropTech industry experience gained as the CTO and CIO of Domain Group, where he held responsibility for product development and delivery. This included establishing the capacity – and the delivery of – consumer-facing machine learning products. Prior to Domain, Mark was the GM of Product Technology across Australia and New Zealand, for Fairfax Media.
He has also held leadership roles and gained broader digital product experience from a range of organisations including smaller startups to ASX200 organisations across ANZ.
Mark holds a BSc in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Angela Mihalarias is the Asia Pacific Vice President of Client Support for MRI Software. With over 25 years of experience in the technology space and a focus on the professional services industry across APAC, Angela is responsible for client experience in delivery excellence, productivity, quality and consistency across all client touchpoints.
Prior to joining MRI in 2020, Angela served as the ANZ Managing Director for Pactera Technologies, a global IT consulting and technology services provider, leading the business transformation in establishing their market digital identity whilst stabilising and growing the business base.
Angela began her career at PwC in a technology consulting division before taking consulting and further leadership roles at Lotus Development and IBM. At IBM, Angela spent time leading different professional services teams and held a variety of business operations roles across business units, including Human Resources, Inside Sales and Software.
Angela holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting and IT) from Macquarie University and has an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Paddy Thirumalaiah is the Managing Director & Country Head for MRI Software in India. With more than 28 years of industry experience in leadership roles in the technology space, Paddy is responsible for the company’s strategy in India and Philippines. Skilled at getting the best out of large global teams, Paddy is driven by an unfailing commitment to client value. Paddy has drawn on his diverse professional background to create stable leadership teams, steering companies towards continued success. With keen attention to detail, he values informed decision-making driven by data. Paddy instills in his entire workforce the desire to strive for excellence and fervently promotes the company’s values and ethics. Open and amenable, he effectively inspires others to achieve results in a career-oriented environment where engagement and well-being are key and employees can thrive.
Prior to joining MRI in 2023, Paddy was the Vice President and Country Head (India) for ThoughtFocus, an IT consulting, product engineering and business process management company. In this role, he led the delivery and operations for ThoughtFocus India, scaled the India technology team to 1000+ members, setup new Technology centre of excellences and hybrid captive units for global clients. During the pandemic, he oversaw the seamless transition to home office working with a clear eye on business continuity and minimum impact to customers.
Paddy began his career with Infosys as a Software engineer. He soon grew to managing client relationships in the US, managing large delivery teams across the globe, program management & leading presales. He also worked in delivery leadership roles at Wipro and DXC Technology.
Paddy holds a degree in Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore University.
Stephen B. Wilson is Managing Director for New Zealand. He is responsible for growing MRI’s business and account management in the APAC region, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, India and South-East Asia.
Stephen is a pioneer, having established MRI offices throughout the region during his 24 years with the business, spending 14 years in the Asia region.
With 28 years of experience working mainly in International business and consultative management roles, Stephen brings a client-focused mindset that drives incremental growth and profitability within the global real estate software segment.
He attended Victoria University of Wellington, majoring in Business Commerce and studied towards a Property Diploma with the Australian Securities while holding several affiliations to Real Estate related organisations (ISCS, APREA, PCA, NZ Singapore Chamber of Commerce).
Based in New Zealand, Stephen is a proud “kiwi” and native Maori who practices inclusiveness, diversity and equity.
Richard Exley is the Commercial Sales Director for APAC, responsible for business development and account management teams servicing MRI’s commercial and corporate occupier sectors. With over 12 years’ experience in technology sales, Richard is responsible for all commercial go-to-market activities, sales excellence and growth, and has a keen eye on customer satisfaction, experience and retention.
Prior to joining MRI Software, Richard worked for Real Asset Management both in the UK and in Australia. Just prior to its acquisition by MRI, Richard was responsible for landing the Real Asset Management brand in Australia, building a cross-functional operation in Sydney, and delivering significant growth through the businesses’ first 18 months.
Richard holds an Honours degree in Computer Science, and prior to a career in enterprise sales, worked as an accomplished software consultant and project manager, holding Prince2 and other industry accreditations.
Tim Pickard is the Senior Director, Sales for MRI Software in the Asia-Pacific region, responsible for the sales and account management teams servicing thousands of customers across the residential sector.
Tim joins MRI Software with over 20 years experience of as a leader in helping organisations leverage SaaS software and technology solutions to achieve tangible outcomes across the Asia-Pacfic region and EMEA.
Tim began his career at the Royal Bank of Scotland in the UK and prior to joining MRI was the Commercial Director at SAS, an analytics, machine learning and A.I. industry leader. His work experience spans investor relations, public relations, media & communications, and analytics. Tim is passionate about helping organisations leverage software and technology to make better decisions, fuel new revenue streams and improve customer experience.
Fiona Tipping is the Marketing Director for MRI Software in Asia Pacific and is responsible for the region’s marketing strategy and execution plan. She has more than 15 years experience leading regional and global marketing teams to drive revenue and product adoption, reduce churn and build brand.
Prior to joining MRI in 2020, Fiona held a number of Marketing leadership positions at SingTel Optus across digital, brand, demand generation, customer marketing and product marketing. More recently Fiona held the position of global Marketing Director for enterprise software company Squiz, where she was accountable for driving global growth in NA and EMEA. Fiona began her career at Accenture Consulting, in the Communication and Technology consulting division.
Fiona holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Information Systems)
Steve Grubmier is Director of the Partner Connect Program in Asia-Pacific. He is responsible for identifying and nurturing strategic alliances and partnerships that benefit MRI’s commitment to creating open and connected communities.
Steve joins MRI with over 20 years of experience in the technology and media industry including more than a decade at Domain Group as their Sales Manager in the Residential team, covering the largest territories in the Sydney metropolitan basin in NSW. He contributed to growing the business from a fledging online real estate portal to servicing millions of Australians and was recognised as a successful business leader on several occasions.
His most recent role was as Head of Real Estate at Australian Community Media and prior to his role at Domain Steve served as National Key Account Manager with Fairfax Media. Steve is currently a world champion in karate and holds multiple state and national titles.
Josh Symons is Director of Product Strategy and Industry Principal at MRI Software joining the organisation in 2017 via the acquisition of Rockend. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic product development and market growth of the Residential portfolio in Asia-Pacific.
For more than 16 years Josh has been dedicated to the real estate industry leading sales and account management teams that deliver results. He is a passionate and critical thinker focused on exceptional client experiences through understanding market and business challenges within the property industry and how to align strategy & priorities to help clients optimize and scale their businesses.
Josh believes in the importance of placing people and customers at the heart of the business. With previous experience in working with tech startups he understands first-hand the value innovation, data and technology provides as a source of competitive advantage to any business.
Josh holds a Bachelor of Property & Sustainable Development from Bond University as well as Graduate Diploma of Management from Australian Institute of Business. He is currently studying to obtain a Juris Doctor (Law) at University of NSW.
Luke is the Director & General Manager of Enterprise for APAC, responsible for leading the strategy and acquisition efforts across Enterprise accounts in the residential sector.
With over 23 years of experience in the technology industry, Luke has built an impressive track record of success in various leadership positions. Before joining MRI Software, Luke was the Chief Commercial Officer for PropTech Group, where he oversaw the company’s commercial strategy and operations. In 2023, Luke played a key role in the acquisition of PropTech Group by MRI Software, after which he joined the company in his current role.
Prior to his time at PropTech Group, Luke held various senior roles at leading technology companies including Telstra, AAPT, and Optus and was later appointed as Chief Operating Officer at Website Blue in 2011. Luke is also an entrepreneur and has founded technology solutions within the proptech industry.