Meet the Bench team

Great marketing results go far beyond product or machine. It stems from a group of individuals who understand the value of people. That is why our team is the heart of what we do and how we do it.

Our leadership

Our team is led by experts in digital and programmatic media.

Ori Gold

Chief Executive Officer

Ori’s extensive and hands-on experience spans internationally across both ad tech and martech. Frustrated by the lack of control and accessibility that the everyday marketer faced, he co-founded Bench in 2012. Together with the talented and forward-thinking team at Bench, Ori creatively strategises ways to elevate client’s marketing, spearheading the company’s strategic and product vision.

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Shai Luft

Chief Operations Officer

Shai is a senior marketing executive with a fifteen-year track record of working for Australia’s largest ASX200-listed organisations. Leading the ever-evolving operations of Bench, Shai’s vision to empower marketers with agility and control to achieve the best value comes to life every day with increased success for Bench’s clients.

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Esther Carlsen

General Manager

Esther oversees the Bench Performance, Media & Partnerships and Client Management teams in the ANZ region. Backed by her impressive experience as the Australian leader of a global adtech and martech company, her focus is enabling programmatic and delivering business outcomes for clients. She combines this with a passion for leading, developing and empowering high achieving teams.

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Anthony Fargeot

People and Operations Director

Anthony’s hands-on Digital Project Management experience shines through in his day-to-day leadership and vision at Bench. From grassroots level at Bench as Account Manager and then to Head of Client Services, Anthony now takes charge of key projects and systems to enhance our customer experience from the inside out, with his finger on the pulse across the business.

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Elliott Wong

Finance Director

MBA graduate and a Chartered Accountant with over 12 years’ experience in financial management and corporate finance across the public and mid-market private sectors, Elliott leads the entire financial management function at Bench.

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Lizzie Babarczy

Head of Marketing

With over 20 years experience, Lizzie has led the marketing and international expansion for industry leading technology companies. Lizzie has a passion for technology, data, insights and digital marketing, she has held senior marketing positions at technology driven companies including Openpay (fintech), Pureprofile (consumer insights) and Experian (Hitwise) where she was responsible for the strategic marketing direction to ensure growth. Her experience covers strategy, communications, B2B and B2C marketing for Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.

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Mark Titley

Head of Client Services

Mark comes with over 12 years of experience in the UK & Australia and is well loved by his clients, he has a passion for helping challenger brands gain market share through innovative thinking. He recently spoke at the Programmatic Summit about the importance of quality in an evolving digital ecosystem and at the AdTech DOOH conference with our fintech client, Stake.

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Liam Garratt

Head of Commercial Operations

Liam started his programmatic career in 2011, as an Account Manager for UK based programmatic platform, Crimtan and assisted in setting up and launching their Australian office. In 2013 Liam was promoted to Head of Client Services. Liam joined Bench in 2017, holding the titles of Group Performance Manager & Head of Performance, during which Bench won B&T’s Best Programmatic Trading Team for the first time.
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Sam Thompson

Head of Programmatic Solutions & Partnerships

With over 9 years experience in the programmatic and ad tech industry, Sam has a passion for utilising the innovative technology and data at our disposal to help brands grow. Sam has been a member of the Bench team for over 3 years, heading up the Media & Partnerships function.

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Robert Farrugia

Head of Engineering

A passionate technologist with over 20 years of experience in software engineering, leading teams in different areas such as telecoms, financial services and the gaming industry. He believes that the path to software excellence is a mix of growing the right people within the engineering teams combined with cutting edge technology. Robert is passionate about cloud technologies and data platforms.

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Peter Liaros

Group Product Manager

Peter has over 5 years of experience in product management and assists with driving the vision and roadmap for Bench Connect. Peter is passionate about collaborating with customers to deliver products and features that solve real problems in the industry. 

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