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 National Security

Leading Fivecast’s National Security portfolio, Duane has more than 20 years experience in biotech, commercialisation 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.

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.

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.

Dr Scott Vallance

Senior Software Architect

Scott has more than 20 years of experience in research and development of software in start-ups and in conjunction with universities.

Dr Matthew Lowry

Director of Data Science

Matt comes to Fivecast with over 10 years of experience at Defence Science and Technology Group developing data collection and analytics systems for Australia’s intelligence and law enforcement 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.