Founded in January of 2014 and based in Newcastle, Australia, Deckee is a review website for boat owners to find businesses, boats, products and locations they are interested in, read what other boat owners have said about them and share their own experiences.
The boating community has always embraced a word of mouth culture to share recommendations and advice with one another. Deckee now provides the community with a fast, easy and accessible way to share their opinions and experiences online.
Mike McKiernan, Founder and CEO
While studying digital design at university in 2008, Mike picked up a job at a local marina and ended up enjoying the lifestyle so much that he walked the docks for the next five years, helping out local and visiting boat owners.
This experience gave Mike a unique understanding of the technological shortcomings of the marine industry and sparked the idea for Deckee, a website that could become 'the extra set of hands every boat owner needs'. Mike drives Deckee's overall vision, strategy and growth.
Ian Belcher, CTO
Ian is responsible for ensuring Deckee's technological development is first class and offers the best experience for its users. He oversees the technical strategy of the company, and is dedicated to building a team of first-class engineers to ensure Deckee leads the way for the future of the boating industry online.
Ian brings a strong background in both web technology and business, having international experience working in early stage startups as well as having completed both an MBA and MIT.
Jessica Watson OAM, Communications Manager
In 2010 Jessica became a household name in Australia by becoming the youngest person to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world on her yacht at the age of 16. This achievement earned her the Order of Australia Medal and Young Australian of the Year Award in 2011.
Jessica joined the team in 2015 and is now responsible for our communications strategy and media relations, and shares our culture and values with the grassroots boating community in Australia.
Craig Davies, Technical Advisor
As our Technical Adviser, Craig provides invaluable guidance across key areas including the security and scalability of our platform.
Craig is the Director of Security at Atlassian, Australia's most successful technology company, where he is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the protection of the company's digital infrastructure and 1100 employees in 8 locations around the world and its 50,000 customers.
Craig is also the owner and skipper of Another Challenge, a Sydney 38, which he charters and races on Pittwater, Sydney.
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