So... That's me

Here you can learn about what I've done, what drives me and why we should work together. 

Brief background

I am an internationally experienced, award-winning brand, media and innovation strategist. I am also a public speaker, lecturer and have authored a number of articles for the trade press, mainstream media, academic journals and was one of the co-authors to the Routledge Handbook on Modern Marketing Research. I began my career in Intellectual Property Law in my native Brazil and progressed as a high-tech military consultant in Israel before pivoting towards senior marketing, media and innovation roles across the UK and Australia.

What is great brand strategy?

The development of great brands relies on outstanding insights, intellectual curiosity and the ability for seamless connection between strategy and execution. Great strategists are able to draw on multiple and diverse sources, make often unseen connections and translate these into distinctive and compelling ideas able to achieve short and long-term objectives. I work in the intersection of culture and technology, where I apply the nuanced sensitivity to address consumers' unarticulated desires.

Passion and Impact

Beyond technical skills, I am committed to developing teams and individuals. I aim to be the leader that can make a lasting difference in their lives and, ultimately, society. This commitment can be verified through my 2016 induction into the highly esteemed Marketing Academy, where I was recognised as one of the industry's most influential and original marketing strategists, which was followed by my appointment as inaugural Chair of the Alumni in Australia.

To fully be the change I want to see in the world, I am engaged in reframing marketing communications from the promotion of conspicuous consumption to becoming a regenerative force in the economy of cities  through an approach I coined Urban Brand-Utility (UBU).  Besides its publications and keynotes, UBU is also a practice I brought onto the  nano-consultancy I founded, SURGE, where the full-range of strategic brand marketing communications, innovation and employee engagement is also offered.

Body of Work  


My brand marketing experience spans across sectors as diverse as Education, Entertainment, Automotive, Tourism, FMCGs, Finance, Government, Non-Profits, Arts & Culture, Tech, Fashion, Tourism, Food and Beverages, Retail, Alcohol and more. I have led the revitalization of the Australian Grand Prix brand, the first to ban grid girls from its circuit. The global repositioning of HSBC, the creation of the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, the enterprise-wide strategic purpose of AGL, the rebrand of Melbourne’s beating heart, Federation Square and most recently a re-definition of cult fashion brand, State of Escape. 


In the spaces of media and communications, I led the strategy function at P&G's global business unit, across the beauty and feminine care categories.  I have actively contributed to Officeworks' winning of two consecutive Effies by establishing a highly collaborative and organised process with partner agencies.


I have also designed the communication strategy of several campaigns for the likes of Qantas, Kraft Heinz, Levi’s, Industry Superfunds Australia, Tourism Tasmania, MYOB, Mazda, Seek, Bupa, Oakley, Dulux, RMIT, 7-11, Red Cross, Mecca, ME Bank and Village Roadshow, among many others. Interestingly, I've led the strategic development of the TasInvest brand, content marketing program, media partnerships and conference welcoming the unprecedented visit of the Chinese President, his excellence Xi Jinping, and a delegation of 600 top tier investors to Tasmania.

Work I admire and wish I had done

honours and awards

Top 10 best new finance brands 


Creator Award

(Pause Fest)


Best Content Creation

Member of the International Grand Jury

Scholar and Alumni Founding Chairman




Global Innovation Awards -Judge



Exceptional Mentor Award


Best Content Marketing Strategy



Initiative — Australia

Head of Strategy

Starcom — UK/Australia

Group Strategy Director

Push Collective — Australia

Senior Strategy Director

OMD — Australia

Strategy Director

SuperUnion — UK

Worldwide Strategist & Knowledge Development Consultant 

Interbrand — Australia

Associate Strategy Director

have a bit of fun and watch my application to the marketing academy 

Australia Leaders Programme 2016; The Marketing Academy

former agency experience

Sergio provided the tools to demystify the process of brand creation and in turn has transformed my business life in an immeasurable way.

Richard Wiles

Senior Store Design Manager

Cotton On Group

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2/287 Collins Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000