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Board & Management

IXUP is led by a highly experienced board and management team with capabilities in technology and global business leadership.


Board

Julian Babarczy

Non-Executive Chairman

Julian brings over 20 years finance and investment industry experience to the IXUP Board, having spent almost two-thirds of his career as a key member of the portfolio and leadership team of one of Australia’s most successful hedge funds, Regal Funds Management (Regal). Regal has been a long-term shareholder in IXUP.

Julian undertook a range of roles during his tenure at Regal, including Analyst & Portfolio Manager and Head of Australian Equities, and was responsible for investments across a range of sectors, in both listed and unlisted companies. He brings a unique set of skills to the IXUP board, possessing a deep and trusted network spanning the Australian financial industry, as well as a depth of experience in investing and funding high growth companies.

Julian holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Monash University, among other qualifications. He is also currently a director of several public and private Australian companies in various high growths sectors.

Dean Joscelyne

Founder & Non-Executive Director

Dean Joscelyne is an Australian technology entrepreneur who founded IXUP in 2011, taking it from a start-up to a listing on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2017.

IXUP’s success is a testament to Dean’s insights into the role data has come to play. He combined business acumen with his vision to find new ways for organisations to derive business-critical insights from their data. The outcome is a patented suite of enterprise solutions that enable organisations to work together on their data in a secure, uniquely encrypted environment.

Dean’s vision fueled his commitment to create a security-focused solution, while his determination and unorthodox approach to problem solving have shaped the way he has successfully addressed some of the thorniest issues facing organisations today: how to safely make the most of the vast data they accumulate, and in line with new and emerging regulatory complexity.

Dean has a proven track record of innovation over the past 25 years. In 2007, he established digital agency Destria, which counted among its clients many leading blue-chip companies in the financial services, telecommunications, IT and pharmaceutical sectors. To meet their needs, Dean sought to develop services over and above the traditional agency practices, including the development of in-house software. During this time, his vision and understanding of customer analytics and business processes led him to develop the first generation of IXUP’s unique technology.

Marcus Gracey

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Marcus is an experienced corporate and legal executive and brings a diverse professional background in technology commercialisation, innovation, law and business to IXUP.

Marcus’ previous roles and responsibilities have included regional and global positions in addition to having significant experience as a professional public company director and governance professional.

His sector experience includes gaming and wagering; gaming technologies; robotics; software; energy and resources; construction technologies; legal; litigation financing and prosecutions; e-commerce; consumer goods; action sports; fashion; media; and defence.

Freya Smith

Non-Executive Director

Freya is currently the General Counsel and Company Secretary for Claim Central Consolidated, an Australian headquartered global Insurtech. Prior to joining Claim Central Consolidated Freya was the Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary for OFX Group Limited, an ASX listed global payments company. Both as a practising lawyer and Company Secretary, Freya has counselled many of Australia’s leading and emerging companies on a number of significant matters of ethics, compliance, corporate governance and risk and reputation management.

Freya holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), a Master of Laws (High Distinction) and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia. Freya is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel; and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.


Leadership Team

Marcus Gracey

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Marcus is an experienced corporate and legal executive and brings a diverse professional background in technology commercialisation, innovation, law and business to IXUP.

Marcus’ previous roles and responsibilities have included regional and global positions in addition to having significant experience as a professional public company director and governance professional.

His sector experience includes gaming and wagering; gaming technologies; robotics; software; energy and resources; construction technologies; legal; litigation financing and prosecutions; e-commerce; consumer goods; action sports; fashion; media; and defence.

Dean Joscelyne

Founder & Non-Executive Director

Dean Joscelyne is an Australian technology entrepreneur who founded IXUP in 2011, taking it from a start-up to a listing on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2017.

IXUP’s success is a testament to Dean’s insights into the role data has come to play. He combined business acumen with his vision to find new ways for organisations to derive business-critical insights from their data. The outcome is a patented suite of enterprise solutions that enable organisations to work together on their data in a secure, uniquely encrypted environment.

Dean’s vision fueled his commitment to create a security-focused solution, while his determination and unorthodox approach to problem solving have shaped the way he has successfully addressed some of the thorniest issues facing organisations today: how to safely make the most of the vast data they accumulate, and in line with new and emerging regulatory complexity.

Dean has a proven track record of innovation over the past 25 years. In 2007, he established digital agency Destria, which counted among its clients many leading blue-chip companies in the financial services, telecommunications, IT and pharmaceutical sectors. To meet their needs, Dean sought to develop services over and above the traditional agency practices, including the development of in-house software. During this time, his vision and understanding of customer analytics and business processes led him to develop the first generation of IXUP’s unique technology.

Paul Coe

Chief Technology Officer & Chief Operating Officer

With more than 15 years’ experience in large transformation programs that deliver complete enterprise business end-to-end solutions, Paul is the IT strategist at the helm of the IXUP technology platform.

Paul was previously Chief Information Officer of Corum Group Limited, where he led an innovative transformation of legacy applications into modern, high-performing systems. Prior to this, Paul held senior roles at PBL Media and Think Software Pty Ltd helping the teams to lead the successful execution and delivery of several large-scale projects.

Paul has a Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Computer Science.

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