Meet Our Team

Meet our energetic, vibrant and passionate team at Talent Academy! Our company culture is casual and flexible, but always inspiring and hard-working. We value work outcomes over the process, not forgetting to work hard, party hard!

 

Sanja Jovanovic

CEO

Sanja is a public speaking coach, corporate MC, facilitator and speaker coach at TEDxUniSA. As a theatre performer, she has over 20 years of experience on stage and on screen. She loves to work with people facing the stage or screen and has coached and trained speakers and leaders in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and China. Sanja is passionate about training, facilitation and process improvement, always keen to find connections where she can assist and consult in business analysis and find clever ways to engage in the game of business. Whether it is working with executives, middle managers or line supervisors, she is able to design workshops that best fit the individual or groups she is working with. Her top tip for public speaking? Practice makes better!

Blair Jiang

Accountant

Blair has been with Talent Academy since 2017. Engaged as a marketing intern from the University of Adelaide, she then progressed to support Talent Academy's CEO further with a political campaign and was re-engaged again as our in-house accountant and bookkeeper in a casual capacity. She is also working with other clients, including Pink Diamond Capital, expanding her accounting skills in the area of alternative assets. As a graduate with her Masters in Accounting complete, Blair's future in the accounting space is strong and we are pleased to have her on team! She also particularly loves sleeping and cats!

Liam Li

Digital Marketer

Liam has been with the team since 2019, initially as an intern and more recently engaged as a casual digital marketer. With over 2 years of work experience spanning various industries, Liam brings a unique perspective to marketing. His experience includes the following sectors: online retail, real estate, business coaching, gaming and construction. He has proven success in cutting marketing costs by 20% while increasing conversion rates and customer retention by 25%. He has experience in Google Ads, Accenture, Hootsuite and social media. He maintains strong organisation and time management skills, with expertise handling multiple projects efficiently and on deadline as well as strong interpersonal skills and high attention to detail. Liam has a fun character and loves animals!

Casey Crunkhorn

Accounting Intern

Casey has been studying a Bachelor of Accounting for the past two years now and has been a recent addition to our team at Talent Academy. Here he undertakes the responsibility of company accounting and finance related duties.  Since high school, Casey had great interest in the field of accounting/business, leading him to his current involvement in his studies/internship. After graduating university, he wishes to gain employment in the accounting field and eventually become a CPA.  During his time here, he hopes to learn and approve upon the necessary skills he will need as an accountant in the future, whilst also building a strong relationship with everyone he works with. Outside of accounting, you can find Casey travelling, filming and watching movies at home with his cat.

Mariah Miranda

Event Management Intern

Graduated with a Bachelor of Marketing, Mariah discovered her passion for Event Management early in her career. In her previous experience, she worked as an executive producer for 4 years on a sports television channel with projects, production and pre-production of TV programs, YouTube channel and small, medium and large events. She is currently studying a Master of Business and Administration at Kaplan Business School. With great passion, Mariah anticipates new challenges and is excited to support the team wherever she can.

Carmen Chea

Media/Marketing Intern

Carmen is a Media and Computer Science student at the University of Adelaide. She has great passion for digital media, marketing and design and has experience in using a range of digital platforms and technologies. Carmen is currently interning with Talent Academy to apply her knowledge and skills in the professional industry and to gain project experience. She has been working on our new online course platform, helping us with the media production, website design and digital marketing. She is interested in working in the media industry in the future and is set to work as a user experience designer after graduation.

Royce Ilano

Social Media Intern

Royce is a student at the University of Adelaide studying a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting. By undertaking marketing studies at university, Royce intends to utilise her marketing knowledge and skills as well as learn how marketing and accounting work together in a professional, business environment. She is highly interested in research and data analysis. She wants to continue to work with information and generate insights that would support business operations and decisions. Royce hopes to gain experience and skills, and understand how different business areas are interrelated to build her awareness in the accounting industry.

Kar Lyn Ng

Social Media Intern

Kar Lyn is an intern in our marketing department. She is a final year student doing Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) at the University of Adelaide. She enjoys studying marketing and is particularly interested in branding and digital marketing. Besides her interest in marketing, she is passionate about learning new languages and cultures. With her dedication and commitment, she is now capable of speaking four languages such as English, Malay, Mandarin and Korean. She strongly believes that being an intern at Talent Academy really benefits her as it provides opportunities to gain skills and experience. In the future, she aspires to become an international digital marketer with her language skills and marketing experience.

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