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Meet the team


Maja Garaca DjurdjevicMaja Garaca Djurdjevic, Editor, Wealth

Maja's career in journalism spans well over a decade across finance, business and politics. Now an experienced editor and reporter across all elements of the financial services sector, prior to joining Momentum Media, Maja reported for several established news outlets in Southeast Europe, scrutinising key processes in post-conflict societies.

Phillip TarrantPhillip Tarrant, director and managing editor
Phillip is a media professional and has  amassed over 12 years’ experience  reporting on the mortgage, financial  services, investment and property  markets. He sits on the Board of  Publishers Australia, which represents  best  practice, innovation and professionalism in publishing, and holds bachelor and masters degrees in political science and international relations.
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Sarah SimpkinsSarah Simpkins, Journalist
Sarah Simpkins is a journalist with the Wealth suite at Momentum Media, reporting primarily on banking, financial services and wealth management. Prior to joining the team in 2018, Sarah worked on a printing trade title and produced stories for a current affairs program on community radio. She has a dual bachelor’s degree in science and journalism from the University of Queensland.


Russell StephensonRussell Stephenson, Publisher
Russell has garnered a wealth of knowledge and experience on all aspects of publishing working across a range of titles and platforms. With more than 10 years of publishing experience in the Australian real estate and financial markets, Russell is an invaluable member of the Sterling Publishing team and is the current publisher of the business' financial services titles InvestorDaily, InvestorWeekly, ifa and SMSF Magazine.
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Jordan ColemanJordan Coleman, Head of Strategy
Having worked in the B2B media strategy space for the past five years, Jordan has a deep understanding which advertising, editorial and event sponsorships are best primed to help establish your brand’s authority, generate engagement and ultimately drive business through the door.

David StratfordDavid Stratford, Senior Media Strategist
Managing key clients for Wealth and being a co-host of the Investor Daily Uncut podcast, David works closely with our stakeholders looking for seamless integration with our readers. Through innovative solutions and trusted methods, David looks to understand how each business is entirely different and collaborating to create a bespoke strategy is his passion. With over 10 years’ experience within sales and media marketing, understanding the change of dynamics in the wealth market has never been more critical.

Blair DodsBlair Dods, head of digital
Blair has worked in the online industry since graduating from university with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in marketing in the late '90s. Having dabbled with the Internet while studying at the University of Otago, he knew immediately the area he wanted to focus his career on. In New Zealand, Blair established several online businesses and also worked for many of NZ’s leading media companies in marketing, product development and management roles. Recently arrived in Australia, he is looking forward to driving online growth for Sterling Publishing's wealth suite and continuing to expand the digital side of the business.

Lawrence LauLawrence Lau, accounts and compliance officer
Lawrence joined Sterling in 2010 with years of experience gained working in senior positions with international corporations, including Xerox, NRMA, Nestle, Myers, Westpac and American Express, and SMEs in a management, finance and accounting capacity. He has a proven track record creating and implementing growth strategies for evolving businesses. Lawrence has an undergraduate degree in information technology, an MBA plus a M.Prof.Acct; he is also currently completing a post-graduate law degree.

Alex WhitlockAlex Whitlock, group publisher
Alex is a veteran in mortgage and financial services publishing. Following several years working in the publishing sector in Hong Kong with titles such as the Far East Economic Review, Alex launched Australia’s first independent mortgage industry magazine in 2001 and has since successfully launched and published a number of other titles for mortgage, financial services, investment and real estate professionals.


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