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WHO WE ARE

 

Your business is your most important asset, yet growing it often seems an insurmountable challenge. It’s not simply a matter of calling in external advisors, but a journey of self-development, growth and redefinition. 

At Stellar Consulting, each team member is or has been a business owner, and understands to varying degrees the challenges a business faces. This gives

them the empathy to help clients on their journey, no matter how long or hard it may be.

Stellar’s mission is simple: to help SME business owners and leaders improve their business asset. Recognising that an advisory focus alone may struggle to achieve this, Stellar prioritises both the coaching and mentoring of business leaders. This hybrid approach ensures business leaders are capable of moving forward with the business as it grows.

If you’re ready to improve your business asset, it’s time to speak with Stellar Consulting.


The Team at Stellar Consulting

First-hand business experience, strong commercial acumen and an ability to relate and communicate are just a few of the characteristics the team at Stellar all share.

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Chris Dionne

Managing Partner

Chris is the founder of Stellar Business Consulting and a master business consultant with 20 years of training, educating and coaching business owners and executives on how to position their businesses for scalable growth. Over his career, Chris has used the same skills and experience he’s applied to his own businesses to train hundreds of small-to-medium businesses around the world how to build equity value and sustainability

 
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Meegan Graham

Chief Operating Officer

Meegan is a tenacious self-starter with experience in business ownership, management and commercial property consultancy. Her inherent ability to foster relationships has helped Meegan build a strong network of connections – a valuable asset for Stellar’s team and clients. Meegan heads up Stellar’s finance and infrastructure team.

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Lucy Hamblin

EA & Channel Partner Coordinator

Stellar Consulting thrives on the entrepreneurial spirit, and Lucy is no exception.  With a passion for coaching, she’s a co-founder of her own business helping high school students during their transition to university. Lucy keeps the Stellar team in check and is responsible for diary management and planning, client support and administration.

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Mike Christensen

Senior Consultant

Mike’s 25-year career as a finance and treasury professional includes 16 years in commercial real estate working for top 50 ASX property trusts, including DEXUS and Westfield. Mike’s last executive role was GM, Group Treasury at DEXUS. His other roles at DEXUS included Head of Finance Transformation and Head of Strategic Planning.

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Danny Krieger

Senior Consultant

Danny brings 25 years of management consulting and industry experience to Stellar. He has a diverse background in engineering, corporate finance and consulting and has worked with some of Australia's leading companies to drive strategy and transformational change. Danny now applies his skills to small-to-medium businesses, helping them implement change to realise their growth potential.

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Lauren Ayers

Senior Consultant

As former CEO for her family's business and an ex-client of Chris Dionne, Melbourne-based consultant Lauren brings a unique perspective to the team and real empathy for the client journey. Lauren’s speciality is in working with family and owner-managed enterprises and supporting people, families and businesses to achieve greater success and contentment.

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Jyoti Mishra

Senior Consultant

Jyoti has co-founded 2 organizations and lead sales/ relationship roles within 3 industries. Her ability to make connections and network has helped her connect Clients to both opportunities and solutions. Her experience puts her in a unique position to support SME Founders & their businesses to transform towards the next phase of Growth.

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Aalok Gupta

Senior Consultant

Aalok is a former Banker, Business & HRD Head. He led Businesses for fifteen years (with MNCs like American Express) before he transitioned into Human Resources Development (HRD) as the Asia Pacific Head (for HSBC) over the next decade. He has worked with scores of SMEs to help them optimize their processes as a consultant & structure their finances as a Banker. Now, he is driven to help them Grow!

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James McCarthy

James has the unique blend of owning businesses for 30+ years and having developed growth solutions for over 200 multi-sector businesses. With experience working with industry in the UK, Middle East and Australia, he is passionate about supporting leaders to achieve their vision through linking commercial and cultural strategies with robust implementation plans.

 
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Stellar Mentors for Over 4 Years

“Chris and his team have provided coaching and mentoring to us for over 4 years.

During this period, the coaching and the concepts used were invaluable in getting us smoothly through a period of significant structural change and helped us then to successfully embark on a growth phase in the business.”

Mark Molloy, Managing Director - Jones Nicholson Consulting Engineers