About

Synnovate provides a boutique business mentoring service helping to drive greater effectiveness in business operations and mission delivery. A key focus of the Synnovate team is to provide innovative solutions design to a rang of business problems.Our key business planning framework is Rapport 360 an innovative approach to business development.

Synnovate’s areas of special focus include:

Strategy Development and Concept Creation and Evaluation, Marketing Management, Product Development and Business Start Up, People Management, Branding and identity.

Brett Milne is the principle partner at Synnovate, and he is a highly motivated, energetic and adaptable senior professional with extensive experience in people, marketing and business management across a broad range of business scenarios and styles. Whilst working in the Synnovate business Brett has conceived and defined the Rapport 360 approach to business strategy. Both during his corporate adventure and whilst at Synnovate he has proven his ability to manage, motivate and work effectively with people from a diverse organisational, cultural and professional backgrounds. Brett maintains that business success is achieved by maintaining a focus on delivering immediate positive outcomes while remaining attentive to the future of the organisation.

He has assisted a broad range of clients with the:

  • identification of new business opportunities or improvements
  • creation of innovative business solutions
  • realization of the commercial opportunities
  • development and management of multi-disciplined teams

Brett is a Certified Practising Marketer with the Australian Marketing Institute and completed undergraduate and postgraduate work at Griffith University. Currently undertaking Doctoral Research at Southern Cross University.

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Dr Monica Chien is a senior research fellow with Synnovate. Fluent in Mandarin, English and Spanish her research interests include sponsorship-linked marketing; the effects of sponsorship on consumer responses, brand evaluation and brand judgment; consumer comprehension process of advertising and other marketing communications (e.g. product placement); incidental processing/implicit memory of brand messages (e.g. sponsor signage), and sports marketing.

Monica is a member of:

Member of the European Advertising Academy (EAA)

Ad Hoc Reviewer – Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)

Associate Member of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)

Associate Member of Market Research Society of Australia (MRSA)