Our Team

Ryan O’Hare

Head Business Adviser

Worldwide experience in retail distribution, founder of startup CorpTEL, co-founder of People Telecom with a revenue turnover of $150 million per annum. Founder of Next Energy & Next Telecom, a multi award winning IP telecoms specialist for business customers in Australia & the UK. Ryan’s strength is understanding how Search Brown clients can be more effective & grow from seed to forest in a competitive and saturated business environment.

Matt Cheesman


Specialist in online brand development over 18 years, founder of startup CFA, founder of CSA & co-founder of Accelerate Events. A past board member of the Australian Sponsorship & Marketing Association, Matt is diligent in partnering with all Search Brown clients nationally & internationally. A bespoke approach about how to maximize the impact for your brand is what Matt strives to achieve.

Thomas Kim

Executive Director, COO

Twelve years of implementation for clients centered around top ranking SEO, fresh edge leading web design & analytics, Thomas is our clients engine hub of making everything work well. From small to medium and large Australian and international clientele, Thomas’ knowledge in this field is a dimension that Search Brown clients value and utilize on a daily basis with their businesses.

Lisa Burling

Public Relations

20 years PR and media experience in consultancies, the private sector, local government and charitable organisations, Lisa has led award-winning strategic global and national PR and media campaigns for clients across a range of sectors – tourism, human health, fashion, property management, interior design, animal health, welfare & corporate sectors. Her excellence in delivering powerful media campaigns, product launches, stakeholder engagement, issues management, social media projects and creative copywriting brings no surprise as to why she has been awarded Innovative Business Women of the Year in 2016. Lisa also leads the Public Relations Institute Micro Consultancy of the Year & runs her own successful Company LBPR.

Jiavur Rahman

Senior Web Developer and Team Leader

As a Lead Web Developer, Jiavur is an expert in advanced HTML/CSS, as well as front-end web and mobile development. In addition to his work in interactive design, Jiavur leads the development and production phases of web projects and ensures that Search Brown’s development practices follow the best standards of usability. With vast experience in PHP, CSS/HTML, jQuery JSON, AJAX, and more, Jiavur has developed numerous e-commerce, huge directory sites to custom sites for Search Brown clients.

Mic Simpson

Sports, Cutting Edge Brands & Location Projects

Strong creative direction, focus on effectiveness, capture of a client’s message essence through visual experience is Mic’s expertise. 25 years in the Industry partnering with companies like Samsung, Red Bull, Optus, EMC, TV Networks, big budget brand projects & profiled identities makes Mic an authority. Search Brown clients have access to a myriad of platforms from cinema and television to viral content featured on social media outlets for their company brand message.