Who We Are

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 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.

 

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zac

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
zolton

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
sorrel

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

SORREL KESBY

BUSINESS MANAGER
paddy

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
ryman

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
BenConkey

Benjamin AKA 'BJ' or 'Conks' loves nothing more than sitting down to watch an enthralling day of Test cricket. After gaining a Bachelor of Communications and Sports Studies, BJ enjoyed stints in radio and television before diving into the digital world.

BEN CONKEY

VIDEO PRODUCER
larissa

Larissa joined Conversant Media in 2016 after graduating from UTS with a Bachelor of Communications. She's an avid reader, keen cyclist, and a lover of languages.

LARISSA BRICIS

ASSISTANT EDITOR
michal

Michal is a nomadic tech-head, with a passion for travelling, gaming and keeping up with tech trends. He joined the Conversant production team in 2016, bringing with him his experience in startups and media agencies.

MICHAL SWIERCZYNSKI

GRADUATE PRODUCT DEVELOPER
holly

Having completed a Bachelor of Design at UNSW, Holly is all about making all things beautiful in the digital world and traditional landscape. She is a keen letterer and watercolourist, and enjoys a good book on the weekends.

HOLLY FUNG

DIGITAL PRODUCER
ben

Hailing from Scotland, Ben joined the team in March 2013. Now a Sydneysider, he is always on the hunt for the best food, wine, street art, beaches, and galleries.

BEN URQUHART

COMMERCIAL MANAGER - CULTURE
alana

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
michael

Michael is a very active person who loves sport and being outdoors, with a need for speed - you might find him on the race track during the winter months. Michael also has a Bachelor of Business from UTS, and experience working in media agencies before jumping across to CM.

MICHAEL COSTA

COMMERCIAL BRAND MANAGER
shaun

Outside of digital advertising, Shaun is most passionate about classic cars and good music. He holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Bachelor of Business.

SHAUN GLOVER

INTEGRATION EXECUTIVE
mikegregg

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