Our Team

Meet our rockstar team

A diverse mix of multi-skilled digital specialists, each of whom relishes a challenge, and are learning as fast as digital is evolving.

Jake Challenor
Chief Executive Officer

Jake has clocked almost 15 years working in media, marketing, and entertainment. In that time, he’s collaborated on projects with many of Australia’s most notable brands; Universal Music, Austereo, Yahoo!, Foxtel, Sony Music and Telstra. Jake leads the Jaden Social team and is also the contributing technology editor for The Music Network and Publisher & Editor of Radio Today, Australia and New Zealand's leading source for radio and record industry news, analysis and jobs.

Joel Cangy
Co-Founder & Creative Director

Joel is Jaden Social's resident clown and creative mastermind. He's also our go-to man for big ideas and, on Fridays, burgers, and beers. He co-founded Jaden Social in 2012 with best mates Daniel and Nic, after a failed attempt at becoming rock stars; suitably switching hats by putting his more skilled digital marketing chops to work for some of Australia's most beloved bands. He's now courted by major labels, influencers, and brands to inject his infectious creative spirit into their digital marketing.

Liam Cooper
General Manager

If you’re wondering why Liam looks so familiar, you’re probably among the 8 or so million folks who caught his elaborate marriage proposal on YouTube. Joining the Jaden Social team in 2014, Liam oversees Jaden Social’s entire roster of clients – leading the account management team and developing innovative social strategies which create ripples in the digital space. Outside of the office, you’ll likely find Liam behind a piano busting out a few tunes for the amusement of Sydney-siders, or sinking his teeth into a juicy Portuguese chicken burger.

Emir Ruzdic
Head of Technology

There are only two things in the world that excite Emir more than solving problems – strawberry milkshakes and sailing. Thanks to his tireless dedication to the pursuit of reason, Emir has notched up a lifetime of experience working in many industries and across all areas of IT – from security and enterprise IT to apps and development, systems administration and engineering. Emir's technical finesse and logical approach in every situation help power the Jaden Social team to dizzying heights of quality and efficiency every day.

Daniel Posavac
Co-Founder & Partner

Daniel has over a decade of digital brand experience, with strengths ranging from digital strategy to campaign development and execution. Originally from Australia, Daniel has had success working with all types of brands, both internationally and across Asia. Now settling in Singapore to our regional sister agency Bonsey Jaden, Daniel has headed up projects with such brands as; DBS Bank, AGD Bank, Great Eastern, Fox Sports, Globecast and Unilever.

Nic Robertson
Co-Founder & Partner

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Nic has spent the last ten years developing his digital acumen in both a brand and agency setting, exercising his strategic and creative muscles while heading up regional digital campaigns. Serial entrepreneur, Nic has built and managed agencies back home and across Asia, now settling in Singapore to work alongside Daniel in our sister agency, Bonsey Jaden. Nic’s digital experience has seen him lead projects for brands such as Great Eastern, Fitness First, Kimberley Clark, Epson and Asia’s Got Talent.

Sam Korotkov
Agency Director

Sam 'Airbnb-Superhost’ Korotkov joins Jaden Social after more than a decade in management and marketing for music and events. His daily playlists vary from Run The Jewels to Moderat and Gil Scott Heron #eclectic. Sam is a self-confessed Japanophile and travelled to 16 countries last year. His happy place? Anywhere there's vino and cheese.

Samantha Leighton
Account Director, JadenLIVE

A “stalwart” of the industry; feeling perpetually 29yrs old, Samantha joins JadenLIVE with 19 years experience in the biz (yes she started when she was 10). She lives life through Queens Of The Stone Age lyrics, is passionate about ankle boots, eating her lunch early, listening to Spotify and can regularly be heard saying, “I love this song”. Her fondest memory in music is taking George Benson jacket shopping.

Cristian Campano
Art Director

Cristian has been an Art Director and Designer in the music, media and publishing industry for almost 20 years. Most recently he was the Art Director of Rolling Stone Australia, Designer for Junkee Media and has freelanced for Laneway Festival, Chugg Entertainment, Beach Road Hotel and Sunstudios Australia. All while performing with his garage rock band Food Court, songwriting for his solo project FETES and serenading his sausage dog Buddy.

Hamish Lane
Digital Account Manager

Hamish joins Jaden Social after three years at ABC Music, and many more in the arts and cultural sector. He’s motivated by music, driven by tech innovation, and inspired by creative business solutions. Hamish spends his weekends baking sourdough, cycling and photography (digital and analogue).

Stella Hobbs
Digital Account Manager

Stella joins the JS family after working at a media agency in NZ, a stint in the UK managing merchandise for the Rugby World Cup and freelancing in the world of artist liaison and tour management. A huge advocate for Donkey Kong (long live Nintendo 64) and a lover of cheese; if she isn’t talking about her love of Halloumi you’ll find her listening to a 90’s hip-hop album and raving about Biggie Smalls.

Meg Wardrop
Account Executive

A Media and Marketing degree + 2 years of digital fashion experience = Jaden Social's latest (and self-professed greatest) Account Executive; Meg (yep, just Meg). While she can be easily bribed with a jar of olives or a free festival ticket, you’ll need to be wary of a her few vices; incessant complaining about the price of avocados, breaking the 1-post-per-day Instagram rule and over-using the phrase ‘you do you’.

Brian Lawlor
Digital Advertising & SEO Manager

Originally from Ireland, Brian has called Sydney home for the last 8 years. His love of puns, music and Netflix is matched only by his love of social media and a good ad campaign. Brian worked within the music industry prior to joining the Jaden Social team.

Elise Ferrari
Features Editor

After a detour into copywriting and television, Elise found her home at Jaden Social in 2016. Whenever she’s not working hard (and laughing even harder), you can find Elise passionately cheering at a Wanderers game.

Zanda Wilson
News Editor

Having spent the last three years working as a freelance journalist and clocking about a million gig and festival hours, Zanda has finally landed at Jaden Social. In his spare time he can be found endlessly curating playlists, living his best life as a festival junkie or wasting a whole afternoon tinkering on his saxophone - all the while taking his football (both as a player and spectator) way too seriously.

Peter Tuskan
Charts Manager

A self-confessed fantasy football and FIFA addict, Pete lives and breathes music and sport. Completing a degree in journalism followed by a music degree, he’s always trying to fuse his two favourite things, music and sport, into one conversation. When he’s not breaking the latest music and radio news, you can find him is his natural habitat behind the drum kit.

Milly Cheadle
Content & Community Manager

A self-professed Belieber, Milly’s passion for social media runs deeper than her love for collecting t-shirts and Monopoly games. A proud AIM graduate, Milly’s passion derives from her love for music and a hunger for knowledge. In her downtime, you can probably see Milly advocating against spicy food.

Adriana Music
Project Manager

Hired on the basis of her brilliant surname, Adriana (aka mum) enjoys force-feeding anyone in a one meter radius around her. When she’s not blasting 80s Yugoslavian rock, you’ll either find her working on her life-goal to be fluent in 7 languages or refining her Facebook stalking skills.

Aidan Lythgo
Digital Designer

After spending nine years in Asia, Aidan’s returned back to his roots. Constantly exploring new design ideas, with a hunger for knowledge. You either find him with headphones in listening to music or with a pen and paper drawing his favourite: dinosaurs.

Tom Snaddon
Social Media Assistant

Originally from a country where sheep outnumber people (New Zealand), Tom is now currently studying Business Management in Sydney. When he’s not attempting to finally beat his flatmate at FIFA or cracking bad dad jokes, Tom can be found working on everything social.

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