Our vision is to
build a more resilient world

Our vision is to
build a more resilient world.

About iluminr

We are on a mission to empower organizations
to thrive through change, with clarity and confidence.

About iluminr

We are on a mission to empower organizations to thrive through change, with clarity and confidence.

We are a purpose led, global first tech start-up
that puts people and values at the centre of all we do.

Our values

iluminr Values
Don't be beige
The courage to challenge
the status quo
iluminr Values
Always curious
An insatiable appetite
for learning and growth
iluminr Values
Champions for good
A duty to do good and
have a positive impact
iluminr Values
Walk in others' shoes
An open mind to understand
and embrace others

We are a purpose led, global first tech start-up that puts people and values at the centre of all we do.

Our values

iluminr Values
Don't be beige
The courage to challenge
the status quo
iluminr Values
Always curious
An insatiable appetite
for learning and growth
iluminr Values
Champions for good
A duty to do good and
have a positive impact
iluminr Values
Walk in others' shoes
An open mind to understand
and embrace others

Making a real difference

Making a real difference

One small way we live our values is through Project Evergreen.
Qualifying not-for-profit or charitable organizations can access iluminr for free, empowering them to resolve critical events faster so they can quickly get back to supporting communities in need.
No strings attached!

One small way we live our values is through Project Evergreen.
Qualifying not-for-profit or charitable organizations can access iluminr for free, empowering them to resolve critical events faster so they can quickly get back to supporting communities in need. No strings attached!

Meet the team

iluminr team
Joshua Shields | CEO and Co-Founder, iluminr

Co-Founder & CEOJoshua Shields

Josh is a passionate tech founder, startup investor and CEO who thrives on the challenge of growing organisations that make a real difference in our lives. Josh was Cofounder and Joint Managing Director of RiskLogic and FirstAction, global industry leaders in the organizational resilience market and successfully exited in 2019 after driving 15 years of year-on-year growth.
Marcus Vaughan | Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder, iluminr

Co-Founder & Chief Growth OfficerMarcus Vaughan

Marcus has over 15 years’ experience in supercharging pipelines and scaling business through channel partnerships. He’s passionate about tech innovation, sales and client engagement with extensive experience in professional services, crisis and risk management. Marcus previously led Growth Strategies for the one of world’s largest insurance and risk advisors Aon and is cofounder of Recruitment App - Poach.
Paula Fontana | VP of Global Marketing

VP, Global MarketingPaula Fontana

Paula Fontana leads marketing and communications initiatives to bring iluminr’s vision for resilience to life. With over 20 years of extensive marketing, product and operations experience, Paula has built a career on building innovative products and experiences for high-growth brands across industry-defining tech and services companies, globally.
Praneeth Gedela | VP of Engineering, iluminr

VP, EngineeringPraneeth Gedela

Praneeth is a talented lead software developer and product manager who is passionate about personal leadership and team growth. Praneeth loves tech innovation and is an advocate of strong software development principles and leads our team of developers in Sydney and Bangalore.
Michelle Doan | Director or Marketing, iluminr

Director, MarketingMichelle Doan

Michelle is a growth-centric marketing leader with over two decades of experience spanning the media, automotive, consulting, and technology domains. She has a proven track record of spearheading high-impact marketing initiatives that drive growth and deliver results. Michelle's expertise lies in digital products and growth marketing across both the B2B and B2C landscape.
Leon Israel | Director of Operations, iluminr

Director, OperationsLeon Israel

Leon Israel is a passionate Operations leader who thrives on empowering people through technology. With over 15 years’ experience in Security, Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Leon has a proven track record in developing innovative, safe and secure consulting and technology solutions for organizations of all sizes.
Julian Keil | Director of Customer Success, iluminr

Director, Customer SuccessJulian Keil

Julian has a demonstrable track record working in start-up, scale up and ASX listed corporations across growth, product and customer success domains. Passionate about partnering with clients for shared success, Julian helps transform how organisations operate, empowering them to make smarter decisions and thrive through critical business disruptions.
James Hardy

Strategic AdvisorJames Hardy

James Hardy is a seasoned leader with a commitment to enhancing resilience in various sectors including financial services, consulting and software development. James has held key leadership positions, notably Chief Resilience Officer, Chief Data Officer of State Street Corporation, and COO and CIO at State Street Global Markets, where he spearheaded innovation and championed operational excellence. Beyond his corporate endeavors, James has been an active and dedicated board member of The Greater Boston Food Bank, actively contributing to community resilience efforts and exemplifying his unwavering commitment to social responsibility. James is the founder of Iroko Advisors where he helps firms understand and improve their resilience posture.
Daniel Wypler

Board MemberDaniel Wypler

Daniel Wypler is the Partner and Global Head of Investments at QBE Ventures, leading strategic investments from late seed to series C rounds globally, including in Australia, New Zealand, the US, and the UK. Before QBE Ventures, he was an investment director at ANZ's ANZi Ventures, overseeing diverse investments in areas such as fintech and proptech. Additionally, Daniel previously managed incubators at National Australia Bank’s NAB Labs and handled late seed and series A investments at AMP’s New Ventures unit.
James Green | Strategic Advisor, iluminr

Strategic AdvisorJames Green

James Green is an advocate of intelligent risk taking, driven by the belief that risk can be a powerful tool to help organizations reach their maximum potential, and was named the BCI’s Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Americas in 2020 – the first to be awarded this twice. Currently, James is the co-founder of Illuminate Advisory, as well as a global co-founder of the Resilience Think Tank.

Meet the team

Joshua Shields | CEO and Co-Founder, iluminr

Joshua Shields
Co-Founder & CEO

Marcus Vaughan | Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder, iluminr

Marcus Vaughan
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer

Paula Fontana | VP of Global Marketing

Paula Fontana
VP, Global Marketing

Praneeth Gedela | VP of Engineering, iluminr

Praneeth Gedela
VP, Engineering

Michelle Doan | Director or Marketing, iluminr

Michelle Doan
Director, Marketing

Leon Israel | Director of Operations, iluminr

Leon Israel
Director, Operations

Julian Keil | Director of Customer Success, iluminr

Julian Keil
Director, Customer Success

James Hardy

James Hardy
Strategic Advisor

Daniel Wypler

Daniel Wypler
Board Member

James Green | Strategic Advisor, iluminr

James Green
Strategic Advisor

Join the team!

We’re looking for supernovas to join our team and help
reshape the Risk and Resilience industry.

Trusted worldwide by organizations large and small

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Monash University
Aon
NTT
Fincantieri
Stihl
Monash City Council
GPT
University of Sydney
Gilbert and Tobin
Logos Property
WestFund
CBUS
Royal Flying Doctor Service
Auswide Bank
Teachers Mutual Bank
Orocobre
Pepper

Our Partners

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Awards & Recognition

BCI Global Awards 2023 Winner
BCI Global Awards 2023 Winner
iluminr named Gartner Cool Vendor
iluminr awarded innovation of the year
CIR Business Continuity Awards
DRI Product and Service Provider of the year
BCI Continuity & Innovation Award
DRI Awards of Excellence
Australian Technologies Competition
Strategic Risk Awards

Interested in partnering with us to build a more
resilient world for your clients?

Interested in partnering with us to build a more resilient world for your clients?

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