Conversant Media | Who We Are
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Who We Are

We kickstart the conversation around sports, culture and technology.

Conversant Media is a fast growing, independent digital media company that produces engaging premium websites for passionate, intelligent Australians with an interest in sports, culture and emerging technology. Our portfolio of sites include the renowned global culture website, Lost At E Minor, Australia’s leading sports opinion website, The Roar, and the newly launched consumer-tech and lifestyle website, Techly.

 

Founded in 2007, the combined Conversant Media sites reach well over 2,000,000 unique browsers, receive over 75,000 comments and 1000 audience article submissions each month. Our websites are built around a unique hybrid content model of expert contributors alongside edited submissions from ‘the crowd’ – our audience – which creates a high interaction environment and provides a ‘voice’ for the legion of armchair gurus out there with something interesting and important to say.

 

In late 2010, Conversant managed a capital raising, with Network Ten becoming a minority investor in The Roar. We have offices in Newcastle, NSW, and Surry Hills, Sydney, and Brooklyn, New York.

 

Conversant is also the exclusive advertising representative for Inc.com, a website where entrepreneurs and business owners can find inspiration for running and growing their businesses.

 

Zac founded CM in 2007. Prior to CM, Zac worked with IBMGSA, Deloitte, Fidelity Investments, and ThoughtWorks. Zac has a BA and MCom from the UNSW. He loves photography, squash, and really great tea!

ZAC ZAVOS

CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Brooklyn-based Zolton is a culture junkie with a taste for loud music and under the radar quirkiness. In his spare time he plays guitar, plays squash, and explores New York with his wife and beautiful young daughter.

ZOLTON ZAVOS

CO-FOUNDER & PUBLISHER

Since 2011 Tristan has worked to cement The Roar as Australia’s largest sports community. In 2014, he became the Managing and Founding Editor of Conversant’s new technology site, Techly.

TRISTAN RAYNER

MANAGING EDITOR

Elise is passionate about beautiful design and code. She loves photography, live music, and designer toys. She has a Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Media).

ELISE BOYD

DIGITAL PRODUCER

Hailing from Scotland, Ben joined the team last March. Now a Sydneysider, he is always on the hunt for the best food, wine, street art, beaches, and galleries.

BEN URQUHART

COMMERCIAL MANAGER - CULTURE

Sorrel loves sport, exercise and travel and has a combined Bachelor of Communcations Journalism and of International Studies from UTS.

SORREL KESBY

COMMERCIAL INTEGRATION MANAGER

Alana loves traveling and exploring new places. She studied a Bachelor of Communications at UTS. She's a foodie, loves to cook and find quirky vegetarian places all over the world.

ALANA SMITH

CAMPAIGN EXECUTIVE

Ryman is crazy for the sports video arena. Victorian born and South Australian ripened, He's an AFL nut, and will never admit how much pride he takes from the quality of his fantasy team.

RYMAN WHITE

ASSISTANT EDITOR - THE ROAR

Roarer turned Roar editor, Paddy is evidence that you can go from rookie to editor in just years. Paddy likes to brew beer in peace and read everything written from Homer's Iliad to the latest news.

PATRICK EFFENEY

THE ROAR EDITOR

Mike is an investor in CM. Previously MD of HCN, it went from start-up in 1995, listed in 1999 and acquired $116M in '05. He has invested in businesses including Cargowise and eMove, and has an MBA (AGSM).

MIKE GREGG

CONVERSANT MEDIA INVESTOR