Deanne completed her tertiary studies in Toowoomba (Queensland) before relocating to Brisbane to begin her career, as an Accountant, with a large mining and construction company.
After a progressive career with the mining giant, Deanne has continued to work with several well-known private and public companies. These companies ranged in size from local family businesses to iconic Queensland companies, as well as Australian multinationals and US Fortune 500 corporations. Deanne has experience in many industries including manufacturing, FMCG, education, recruitment, HR (salary packaging), other mining organisations and construction.
Deanne is an experienced consultant in all facets of business, specialising in marketing, sales, budgeting, cost control, cash-flow management, financial and management reporting. Other skills that provide Deanne with the ability to help businesses include IT sourcing and implementation, process improvement, human resource management and regulatory compliance.
During her career Deanne has held a number of senior executive roles and has been instrumental in consulting with companies at every stage of the business cycle. This includes start-up, growth and improvement, as well as companies that have been experiencing distress where stabilisation, turnaround, change in structure or preparation for sale is essential. As Deanne has worked with external consultants on several business projects she is very aware of the positive difference a good business consultant can make and the impact of poorly delivered services.
Deanne is a business owner herself and strongly believes that all business owners, regardless of business size, should have access to a quality comprehensive business consulting programme. Deanne’s knowledge, skills and experience, in conjunction with the ThextonDodd Business Success Programme, delivers to small and medium-sized businesses the measurable benefits the “top-end of town” have had ready access to for years.
Deanne is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with over 20 years experience. She has a Bachelor of Business Degree (Accounting) and has also completed a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Psychology.