Our Team

Fivecast is a world-leading provider of cutting-edge digital intelligence solutions.

Fivecast was born out of a unique five-year collaboration between government, researchers, national security and law enforcement to tackle big data challenges facing these sectors.

Developed by the world’s best and brightest minds, Fivecast’s solutions deliver the world’s most important public and private organizations with the capability to explore masses of digital data, gaining critical insights that are used to protect our communities.

Dr Brenton Cooper

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Brenton’s 20+ year careers spans technology and management roles for companies including BAE Systems, Tenix Defence and Motorola, and he was most recently Chief Technology Officer for Data to Decisions CRC.

Duane Rivett

VP Customer Success

Duane Rivett is VP of Customer Success at Fivecast and works with customers and partners to progress open-source intelligence initiatives that enable a safer world. Duane has more than 20 years' experience in biotech, commercialization and start-ups. 

Ross Buglak

VP Product Development

An experienced software developer, Ross has held senior technical roles across the commercial and defence sectors. His 20+ year career has included roles with BAE Systems, Tenix Defence and Motorola.

David Blockow

VP Engineering

David has more than 15 years experience in senior technical roles with companies including BAE Systems and Tenix Defence.

Mike Ballengee

VP Channel Sales & Alliances

Mike leverages his 20+ years in global channel sales and alliance leadership positions to drive success for customers and partners across Government and Corporate sectors.

Monica Brink

Director of Marketing

Monica has 20+ years of international marketing experience in the High Tech sector across the US, EMEA and APAC with companies including Microsoft, BMC Software and start-ups.

Kelly Swank

Director Federal Accounts

Kelly is an accomplished Federal Business Solutions leader and focuses on developing and building partnerships to help US Federal Government clients solve problems to accomplish their missions.

Matt Rossiter

Director of Tradecraft

With 20+ years experience in Australian Government National Security, Matt brings a deep understanding of how Fivecast’s solutions can be practically applied.

Malcolm Purcell

EMEA Director

Malcolm brings deep experience from both the Military and the Public Sector to his role establishing new global markets for Fivecast technology and building lasting relationships with clients.

Guy Reeve

Federal Account Executive - APAC

With a background in the military and extensive experience in the public and private intelligence sector, Guy is responsible for customer success and alliances across the APAC region.

David Popham

Enterprise Account Executive

With over 25 years of legal industry and enterprise sales experience, David has a deep understanding of the requirements of Fortune 500 companies and large federal and state government agencies.

Mike Downing

US Law Enforcement Advisor

Mike brings 35 years of experience to Fivecast. Most recently he served as the Deputy Chief, Los Angeles Police Department and Commanding Officer, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau where he led five operational divisions.

Don Hepburn

US Intelligence Advisor

Don served for over twenty-five years with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) retiring at the rank of Senior Intelligence Service Officer.


Mike Downing, Former Deputy Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department

Fivecast Onyx stands above anything else currently being used in law enforcement and private security. It’s the most comprehensive solution to explore and draw insights from masses of digital data.

Don Hepburn, Former CIA Head of Station and FBI official

Fivecast Onyx stands out because of its automated capability, as well as the ability to tailor the search and criteria parameters.