Bench team completes the coastal challenge

Bench team completes the coastal challenge

A personal thank you from Gil
On behalf of the entire team here at Bench, I would like to extend a huge amount of gratitude and thanks to all of those who contributed and helped us reach our goal of $12,000.
Bench once again stepped out to support St Lucy’s School by taking on a 21km coastal walk from Maroubra to Watson’s Bay this November, fielding a team of 33 committed members eager to support a worthy cause. St Lucy’s specialist education provides an academic haven for families managing additional needs. The school focuses on delivering a holistic education as well as outstanding learning and development programmes that ensures each child can go on to operate and thrive in society just as they are. The view from the track We had set ourselves a steep fundraising target of 12k with a rigorous training programme to match – knowing that on the day we would really have to pull together to mitigate any fitness mishaps. The first real challenge was arriving by 7am at Maroubra. Once the team fully assembled, we set off along the coastline to Bondi Beach. Within a short time of starting out, some were already dealing with some relentless Sydney weather, blisters and fatigue. One of our team members had even taken on a personal challenge to run the entire distance. Despite varying fitness levels, the team all pulled together to achieve a common goal; encourage, self-extend and work as one to overcome any difficulties. We were thrilled for each individual making the finish line, with the first arrivals finishing an incredible 1.5 hours earlier than anticipated! The experience was rewarding not only for the cause, but also seeing different departments and colleagues come together for a reason beyond just work. It’s fair to say there were conversations and connections made that day that may never have happened in an office environment. Walking for St Lucy’s transcended a simple fundraiser. It gave us a sense of uniformity and solidarity, which made all the commitment, training and effort so absolutely worthwhile. It encouraged us to think beyond our own needs and wants and to truly appreciate what we all have around us. In whatever form that takes. St Lucy’s do incredible work, day in, day out for these amazing children. They rely heavily on community support, so we encourage you to check out what they’re all about and support in any way you can.

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Shai Luft - Bench Media

Chief Operating Officer

Shai Luft

Meet Shai Luft, a senior marketing executive with a proven track record of delivering results for Australia’s largest ASX200-listed companies. Despite his success, Shai was frustrated by the amount of red tape and bureaucracy that held back marketing innovation. That’s why he co-founded Bench in 2012. As the driving force behind Bench’s operations, Shai is committed to empower marketers with the agility and control they need to achieve their best results.

Ori Gold - Bench Media

Chief Executive Officer

Ori Gold

Meet Ori Gold, an ad tech and martech expert. Driven by the frustration of everyday marketers facing a lack of control and accessibility, Ori co-founded Bench in 2012 to revolutionise the digital advertising landscape. Heading the talented and forward-thinking team at Bench, Ori is the driving force behind the company’s strategic and product vision. Thanks to Ori’s leadership, Bench has become one of the most respected and successful digital agencies in Australia.

General Manager

Liam Garratt

Meet Liam Garratt, the creative mind behind Bench’s top-notch products and services. With a career in digital media spanning over a decade, Liam has made a name for himself as a leader in the industry. He got his start in 2011 working for UK-based programmatic platform Crimtan, where he played a key role in launching the company’s Australian office. In 2017, Liam brought his expertise to Bench, where he now leads the Product & Services functions. Liam is passionate about delivering only the highest quality products and services to Bench’s clients. His commitment to excellence is the foundation of Bench’s stellar reputation.

VP of Growth

Anthony Fargeot

Meet Anthony Fargeot, the pioneer behind Bench’s growth and success. Joining Bench in its infancy in 2013, Anthony’s experience with high-growth start-ups gave him the skills to help Bench become one of the most successful digital agencies in Australia. As Head of Client Services and then Director of Operations, Anthony led Bench through its highest growth period. Today, as VP of Growth, Anthony uses his creative thinking and strategic insights to always look for new and innovative ways to help Bench stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing digital landscape.