Nathan Hookway
General Manager
Nathan Hookway
General Manager
Blake Bennett
Business Development Manager
Blake Bennett
Business Development Manager
Renee Bennett
Account Manager
Renee Bennett
Account Manager
Tim Busby
Assets Account Director
Tim Busby
Assets Account Director
Lani Beaven
Digital Marketing Account Director
Lani Beaven
Digital Marketing Account Director
Glenn Cooper
Head of Strategy
Glenn Cooper
Head of Strategy
Sarah Kane
Account Manager
Sarah Kane
Account Manager
Sam Prater
Digital Marketing Specialist
Sam Prater
Digital Marketing Specialist
Rikki Hodge-Smith
Content Producer
Rikki Hodge-Smith
Content Producer
Kate Asimus
Social Media Specialist
Kate Asimus
Social Media Specialist
Ana Zrnic
Art Director
Ana Zrnic
Art Director
Ryan Stuart
UI/UX Designer
Ryan Stuart
UI/UX Designer
Adrian Stein
Developer
Adrian Stein
Developer
Sam Leighton
Developer
Sam Leighton
Developer
Renae Bennett
Accounts
Renae Bennett
Accounts
Nathan Hookway
General Manager

Nathan’s professionalism, business knowledge, team loyalty and persistence is the backbone of Zimple. His ability to oscillate between micro and macro vision and understand the needs required to achieve positive outcomes in both spaces is unique and incredibly valuable. Always eager to push himself professionally and personally, he leads through demonstration, empathy and understanding, rather than simply acquiring a leadership role. Aside from always being motivated to support company culture and a positive working environment, he’s especially eager for Christmas parties, and you can catch him organising them from May.

Blake Bennett
Business Development Manager

Blake’s energy and passion injects a new level of enthusiasm into all client dealings. He has a talent for making complicated topics sound clear and easy, and is great at breaking down barriers in new client engagement. There is no denying his ability to create strong, lasting and genuine connections with people, and that is his true super power as a BDM. He is often the vital thread between our digital services and our client relationships, making sure everyone in the room is heard and understood. He is dedicated to delivering a personable experience to all clients, and staff, from beginning to end.


Renee Bennett
Account Manager

Kind, composed and passionate about what she does, Renee is a quiet achiever with mighty determination. Solutions-focused and eager to ensure clients are consistently aligned with the processes, she has a knack for quickly solving issues and rolling up her sleeves to do so. Renee's personal approach to all areas of life, professional and personal, means she has a consistently solid relationship with those around her. No question is ever too silly for her answer, or find the answer, and no problem is too big to solve. Just expect that, without fail, you’ll smell burning bread every lunchtime when she forgets her sandwich is in the press.

Tim Busby
Assets Account Director

Tim is able to focus on any given task, in seemingly impenetrable fashion, only to suddenly quip a quick wit response to a conversation behind him, without skipping a beat. While he thrives in collaborative environments, he also creates them, nurturing the ability for everyone to bring their best to a table, with great enthusiasm. Dedicated and committed to the process, even if he has to put out fires with his bare hands along the way, he can adapt any hurdle to realign it with the strategised purpose and leads the way. Experienced in managing creative and studio teams in agency and client side, print, content, video and digital production, he's an asset to the Zimple team.

Lani Beaven
Digital Marketing Account Director

Lani is a force of nature; yes, organised, motivated and a great communicator. But, more than that, she is in the moment, every moment, acutely connected to the needs of the clients and aligning them with the respective talents at Zimple. A digital marketing generalist with expert knowledge across design, development and all facets of DM strategy, her clients receive a truly holistic experience, incorporating problem solving, reporting and research. Fierce in her desire to provide a positive and highly beneficial experience for her clients, she is an asset to both clients and the team. As with any great Account Director, she has a unique balance of professionalism, attentiveness and personableness to keep everyone consistently considered and on the same page. You can always count on Lani to bring quick wit, her distinct and infectious laugh and a no-holds-barred tell-it-as-it-is presence to the office.

Glenn Cooper
Head of Strategy

Glenn is an absolute digital marketing Master of the Craft. He is uncompromising on ensuring a ‘why’ exists in every onboarded strategy, and is dedicated to delivering on promises, without exception. He has also become somewhat of a life oracle for the team, with a consistent track record in sage advice and incredible understanding of human behaviour. While he has a wealth of experience in the field, both as a business owner and an SEO/SEM expert, it is his real-time knowledge of the digital landscape that makes him a favourite both at Zimple and to every client we work with. (‘We’d like Glenn in the meeting’ is a request we hear a lot!).

Sarah Kane
Account Manager

Sarah is pure joy. No hyperbolic positivity, just a joy to work with and for even when she needs to ask the hard questions. Loves a laugh and is the ultimate team player, you can see where we’re going with this… she’s a true gold class Account Manager, colleague, friend and, well, all round human. She retains a combination of stealth project management ability, top notch communication skills, sharp intellect and marketing expertise, she delivers a lot of value to the table (including an MBA). Although we can firmly attest to Sarah’s wonderful attributes before the adoption of her Golden Retriever, Luigi, he quickly became a pet fan favourite around here and we’re often working on ways to recruit him.

Sam Prater
Digital Marketing Specialist

Sam is the genius behind our SEO/SEM service, working closely with our Head of Strategy, Glenn. He never demands an audience, but he’ll command one when there’s something truly valuable to say. The tallest and the youngest in the office, he sees the world in a unique and fresh way that inspires the whole team (he’s nifty for getting stuff from the top shelf, too). His knowledge far outweighs his years and it shows up in the results he delivers for clients. He also has a decent list of shows to binge if you ask him and you won’t hear him say no to a plate of deep fried calamari.

Rikki Hodge-Smith
Content Producer

Rikki is more than just a producer of content, but rather a producer of ideas and creativity. Her experience in, and passion for, storytelling has made her a valuable asset to our team. A calming presence in the office with a versatile approach, she relaxes client hesitations to maximise their outcomes. Her intelligence, inquisitive nature and thirst for knowledge creates a holistic copywriting method inclusive of SEO, with audience and human behaviour at the forefront, always. Her words glue everything together, creating a seamless connection between our assets and marketing teams and clients. We can list an abundance of skills for Rikki, though keeping an organised and clean desktop is NOT one of them. The screen chaos doesn’t seem to hinder her ability to find purpose and passion with projects, even if it includes writing about yet another forklift for the 10,000th time.

Kate Asimus
Social Media Specialist

Kate is our sharp, witty, social media pocket rocket. Absolutely no one can craft a holistic, value-full social media strategy like her. She is an undeniable asset to client communications, sharing her knowledge in a mindful, clear way that is never confusing or ‘industry’. Her unwavering solutions-based thinking keeps us all on track, and her in depth social media insights translated to real world application gives her the cutting edge in a busy industry. Even in the depths of deadlines and fulfilling last minute requests, Kate also manages to inject joy into any environment. We’re not just shooting off compliments here. You’ll see what we mean when you meet her. She’s also a collector of eclectic second hand mugs, that she may or may not gift you.

Ana Zrnic
Art Director

When you hear people say a person ‘lights up a room’, Ana is a reference point. Not literally, of course, that would be an indictable offence. She does brighten it though; through her profession-leading talent in UX design, to her unique laugh and even more unique sense of humour. Her creative process dives deeper than just creating pretty web pages (though, they all are), and ensures clients’ digital design is crafted from a user-first perspective (and, therefore, bottom-line results). Passionate about every project, her attitude and thoughtful approach ensures no detail is missed and every client feels proud of their digital presence. She’s also the Queen of Snacks, with an endless supply to feed us through deadlines.

Ryan Stuart
UI/UX Designer

Extremely talented at his craft, Ryan intuitively designs UX/UI-led pages with out-of-the-box solutions and innovative concepts, making his work undeniably his. While always up to date with the latest digital trends, and critically analysing their genuine worth before applying them, his creative mind extends beyond the realm of digital. His hybrid of left brain and right brain thinking, teamed with a desire to seek truth on any given issue, gives him a social and professional edge that can’t be replicated. Although he is the office coffee connoisseur, he manages to be an extremely calm team presence.

Adrian Stein
Developer

Adrian is focused, professional and hard working. His ability to think of issues before they arise and critically, effectively, evaluate solutions is second to none. His knowledge in development has directly contributed to the success of Zimple in the asset space, and so too has his willingness to answer technical questions that support positive outcomes for the team and our clients. Incredibly reliable, it’s not just his astute intellect and work ethic we can count on, but also hilariously specific one-liners, musings on his cat and desire to be wearing a winter robe at all times. (He doesn’t, but he’d like to petition the council for the right to). 

Sam Leighton
Developer

Sam’s intelligence and ability to apply logic, reason and solutions for creative outcomes is an individual trait that we didn’t know existed until he walked in. He’s always available to answer technical questions in a clear way to those a little less technical-minded and will provide effective alternative avenues quickly when required. Highly skilled with code and a talented developer, he has a thoughtful and thorough approach to all projects, right down to the last detail. Also, you really want this guy on your trivia team. And no you can’t have him.

Renae Bennett
Accounts

Renae’s genuine, caring and interested approach to human connection is something you don’t come across every day. She is devoted to the growth of Zimple, including ensuring everyone in the team feels seen and heard, even just about how their day is going. Her intelligence and organisational skills keep us afloat, and her calm, considered demeanour has long been the thread that holds the Zimple fabric together.