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, chases a squash ball around a court, and explores New York with his wife and beautiful young daughter.

ZOLTON ZAVOS

CO-FOUNDER & PUBLISHER

After joining in 2011, Tristan worked to cement The Roar as Australia’s largest sports community. In 2014, he took up a fresh challenge as the Managing and Founding Editor of Conversant’s new technology site, Techly.

TRISTAN RAYNER

MANAGING EDITOR

Elise is a geek girl at heart, passionate about beautiful design and code. When she's not pushing pixels or travelling, she loves photography, live music, and designer toys. She has a Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Media).

ELISE BOYD

DIGITAL PRODUCER

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

PATRICK EFFENEY

THE ROAR EDITOR

Jono’s 10yr media career has included B2B magazines, commercial radio & digital. He joined Conversant seeing the passion & world-class work here, and knowing he wanted to help drive the company to the next level. He <3's his job.

JONATHAN LEEMING

GROUP COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Originally from Scotland Ben joined the team last March, now a full-time Sydneysider he is always on the hunt for the best food, wine, street art, beaches, galleries and of course the best 'excuse to hold a Lost At E Minor party'!

BEN URQUHART

COMMERCIAL MANAGER

With a love of travel, sport and all thing communications discovered through a journalism and international studies degree, Sorrel joins the team as Account Executive in Sydney, managing a wide range of Commercial challenges.

SORREL KESBY

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Joining the team to bring great video to The Roar, 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

Anne has a background in broadcast and digital media and holds first class honours in both a BContArts and MBus&Com. She is an avid sports fan, a quick-witted operator and loves all things water sports related.

ANNE GRUBER

COMMERCIAL MANAGER

MIKE GREGG

CONVERSANT MEDIA INVESTOR