The dream team behind MacroActive

Ken Brickley

With his expertise in marketing and business development, Ken’s passion lies in helping clients scale their business and achieve maximum impact. When he's not meeting with his team or growing MacroActive, you'll find Ken on the phone, pacing the boardroom or an airport lounge, passionately coaching our top trainers on their growth strategies. With over 25 years experience growing and scaling businesses, Ken finds MacroActive to finally be the thing that combines his deep knowledge of digital marketing and online sales, with truly meaningful work. Ken’s mission with MacroActive is to make the world a happier, healthier place to live, one influencer at a time.

John Franich

John is the driving force and spirit behind product development at MacroActive. He believes exercise and good nutrition are essential to a healthy, full lifestyle. John himself has always been active, swimming competitively and competing in Ironman races. John is committed to helping trainers and coaches offer their unique programs and knowledge to their fans and clients, at scale. He is a strong family man who enjoys bringing up his two sons alongside his wife Sarah.

Corinne Tilleyshort
Chief Customer Officer

Corinne consulted MacroActive for several years. She helped build systems around providing customer support at high volume to customers globally. We liked her work so much we had to have her full time! She joined the team officially this year in 2020. Before consulting, Corinne worked for New Zealand's largest bank. She worked in leadership roles across retail, business and contact centre divisions. Her most recent role at the bank was Customer Experience Manager for New Zealand. Corinne is "customer-obsessed", and loves working with the team to focus on how to make our customers' lives easier while adding value. 

John Fernandes
Chief Financial Officer

With 20 years of leadership experience across strategy and finance, John is a true Officer in the role. As head of strategy for the New Zealand Stock Exchange, John partnered with executive leaders to develop NZX’s own initial public offering. When it comes to the large financial decisions, John guides our executive team and board with measured calculation. John is particularly skilled at assessing risk, finding opportunities, and facilitating growth through acquisitions. He also applies his skills and expertise to help our top MacroMillionaires. He advises and offers outsourced Family Office services to our top clients. 

Zeeshan Naveed
Head of Digital Marketing 

Zee is MacroActive’s secret weapon. His focus is pouring fuel on the fire for our top MacroMillionaire clients. Zee also works with select MacroActivists who have proven they can scale their impact organically. Zee helps those clients to gain extra exposure to scale further. He’s a passionate, dynamic professional with a proven record of success across all aspects of digital marketing and e-commerce. Zee and the team are always thinking about how to drive client revenue growth through high quality audiences, brand awareness and reputation.

Aleksandr Zhuravlev
Head of Engineering

Aleks joined MacroActive in early 2018. He was quickly promoted to head the engineering and development team and processes. With a Bachelor Honours Degree in Communication and Computer Engineering, Aleks has 15+ years of broad experience across DevOps and software development. He prides his work on service response times and stable, secure systems - 99.99% uptime since joining the team. He is an OpenSource enthusiast and a contributor to many open projects.

Tomas Fernandez
Head of Trainer Experience

(Former Office Table Tennis Champion)

Tomas joined us in August 2018 as a Client Account Manager. He worked mostly with our Spanish-speaking clients. Now he looks after all our trainers on the platform as the head of business customer experience. Tomas is a keen photographer, and has a deep passion for health and fitness. He's also the reigning champion of our lunch-time table tennis tournaments!

Brett Harman
Customer Experience Manager

Brett is the Customer Experience Manager at MacroActive. Prior to joining us in February 2019, Brett spent 7 years working in the customer service industry. Brett was part of the core team that built up Josef Rakich Fitness. With his extensive background in customer service, combined with a keen interest in fitness and nutrition, Brett is an essential part of the MacroActive team.

Alec Duncan 
Launch & Client Success Manager

Alec joined MacroActive in December 2018 as our Client Marketing & Revenue Specialist. As a former Personal Trainer, Alec has a deep understanding of training, nutrition, and delivering client value. In 2020, Alec took on the role of Client Success Manager. His job is to mentor and guide our clients through their first 100 days on the platform. He also assists existing clients looking to scale their business. Alec has a strong passion for digital marketing and business development. He's here to help and advise clients on growing a successful online business.

Sahan Hendahewa
Product Manager

Sahan handles leading and delivering on the company's product roadmap. He has worked with Ken for many years across several businesses. After a long recruitment courtship, in 2019 MacroActive had the delight of announcing that Sahan and his whole team of product specialists, would be joining MacroActive full time. Sahan's background is in product development, management and engineering.

Jenny Eastwood 
Senior Copywriter

Jenny joined MacroActive in October 2019 as our Senior Copywriter. From the moment she could form sentences, Jenny has been passionate about sharing ideas on paper. Jenny works with our clients to create compelling landing pages, convincing ad copy, and social media strategy to tell their story, the most effective way possible. Jenny is currently working on a book in her spare time and when not working you'll find her in the park with her nose in a book or patting a dog. Ideally both.

Kelly Day    
Executive Assistant

Kelly is the office superhero! She's the Executive Assistant to Ken Brickley, CEO and John Franich, Founder. Kelly is the glue that holds everything together. She's the go-to for just about everything, with a great understanding of the business as a whole. Kelly's background is in Office and Event Management. During her spare time, you'll usually find her scouting out new walking tracks or enjoying time away with her daughter and friends in the Bay of Islands.

John Forsdick
Partnerships & Business Development

John has been with MacroActive since June 2019 as a Partnership Development Specialist. He built his career in Print & Media sales in the UK before moving to New Zealand in 2007. John worked in Digital Media Sales for Yahoo in New Zealand, before building his own Sales Recruitment business in the Technology and Online space. John's speciality lies in identifying and growing talent which make him an essential part of the MacroActive team.

Michael Gill 
Partnerships & Business Development

Michael joined MacroActive in July 2019. With 9 years experience behind him, Michael has unique expertise working in both the SaaS and fitness space. He's worked with major brands such as Proform, Nordictrack, and Octane Fitness. Michael's passion lies with helping our clients achieve their goals and scale their impact. 

Zac Emerson
Creative / Videographer (Full Time Coffee Drinker)

Zac is an all round creative and full time coffee drinker. He is the eye behind the lens and the brain behind the computer screen, creating content for our clients. His passions include listening to lengthy Spotify playlists, oh, and did I mention, he really likes coffee? I think he plays in a band or something too.

Tian Dippenaar  
Onboarding Project Manager 

Tian joined MacroActive in January 2019, after interning throughout his University degree. Following university, Tian came on full time as Account Manager. Recently, Tian was promoted to Onboarding Project Manager. He handles onboarding, preparing our new clients for launch, and making sure everything is ready to go live.

Elliot Allen 
Onboarding Support

Elliot joined MacroActive in November 2019 during one of our busiest times. He jumped head first, in the deep end, working to understand the business as quickly as possible. Elliot is currently going into his final year studying a Bachelor of Business (Finance), and a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Management) conjoint degree. He is passionate about commercial health promotion and plans to move into the business of sports/health marketing, using both his technical finance/business skills and his love of the health and wellness industry.

Jessie Pene   
Onboarding Support

Jessie joined MacroActive on our very first day back in the office for 2020. She is a recent graduate from AUT with a degree in Sport & Recreation. Jessie is part of the Onboarding team, working alongside Tian & Elliot. She has a thorough understanding of nutrition and workout planning. Jessie is passionate about fitness and health, with a deep interest in sports marketing.

Sergei Telegin

Sanjula Madumal Hewage

Vasilii Zolutkhin

Josh Hawkey 

Fernando Thumm

Albert Ganiev

Prabhani Thembiliya Godage  

Pablo Feres

Tayla Grant

Rumesh Dananjaya

Mark (Aki) Balagtas

Jaeda Neri

Samadhi Mudushanka

Taylor Cunningham

Sergey Vishnyakov

Roland (Kendrick) Asuncion

Camilo Galvez 

Vanessa Cenita

Ron Decina

Savindri Kuruppu

Mark Pasco


Josef Rakich - JRF

Josef Rakich is a pioneer in the online fitness industry.  His purpose & passion in life is helping people transform their physique, mindset and improve their lives.  He is also equally passionate about helping his peers and other professionals in adjacent industries scale their online training & nutrition businesses.  Josef is an active ambassador of MacroActive and shareholder in the business and its subsidiaries.

Gareth Manger – AFLUENCR

It's fair to say that when Gareth first crossed paths with MacroActive at Traffic & Conversion, there was an instant connection.  Gareth shares a passion for health and fitness and all things digital marketing.  More than a year later, (formerly BlamActive) is a certified partner of MacroActive and helping more than fifty influencers across the United Kingdom and EMEA scale their businesses and their impact.