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Meet Our Team

We would like you to get to know our team, because what we do is only one component. We are passionate about what we do and that is who we are…

James Parnwell - Managing Director

James Parnwell

Managing Director

James is the founder and Managing Director of TheOnlineCo. 11 years ago, James decided to use his business background and degree in Marketing to hit the digital world of online marketing.  From that time, his strengths of being a strategic and forward thinker have been used across all aspects of our business as well as our client’s business’.  With a natural creative flair and bent for relationship, James pursues integrity and all things true and honest!

Outside of TheOnlineCo. James loves to cook, especially anything over a fire, loves to camp, read and spend time with the family

April Parnwell - Operations Manager

April Parnwell

Operations Manager / HR

April is the Operations Manager of TheOnlineCo. April brings to the table many years of experience working with people.  Whether it be with our clients or with our staff, April likes to be connected.  The other side of April’s position involves working on the workflows and systems of the business as well as HR.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. April loves to spend time with people, loves singing, camping, the beach, holidaying anywhere family is and walking the pooches.

Heidi Jones - SEM Team Leader

Heidi Jones

SEM Team Leader

Heidi has been a SEM specialist for TheOnlineCo for 10 years.  Heidi is certified across all areas of Adwords and has great capacity to massage the workings of campaigns so that they hum and sing.  She manages a team of specialists to get the greatest ROI for our clients.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Heidi loves to bake yummy treats, sing, dance, play guitar and drums (terribly) and enjoy some fresh air taking walks with the family.

Rich Brown - SEO Manager

Rich Brown

SEO Manager

Rich has 20 years of experience in web development that has led him on a journey to becoming a highly skilled SEO Manager.  With a love of learning how to make things work and an inquisitive nature Rich has a great ability to implement SEO strategies to a bigger picture to getting our clients ranking for the designated keywords.  He is thorough, methodical and skilled.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Rich is an avid songwriter and guitarist. He was also a baker in his previous life.

Christie McDougall - Social Team PPC Leader

Christie McDougall

Social Team PPC Leader

Christie is our Social Media Strategist.  With years of Social Media experience Christie has a mind for strategy and has been recently selected to sit on a round table for Facebook that will help provide feedback / recommendations on new solutions and services that they provide to agencies.  Christie has a great understanding of how to create ads that are engaging and implements higher strategies to connect potential customers with our clients.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Christie loves to potter around in the garden, bake with the kids, up-cycle and build furniture, go on walks, read, watch movies and hang out with friends and family.

Joni Leimgruber - Social Team Content Leader

Joni Leimgruber

Social Team Content Leader

Joni is a highly skilled content creator who is passionate about all things that are wordy. She loves telling brand and client stories through well-crafted blog posts, email updates and creating engaging social content.  She is intelligent, approachable and willing to help you however she can, to get your brand’s story communicated to customers and clients.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. she is a lover of coffee and crafty things and is in the process of writing her own book – which we think is really cool.

Deanna Szczygiel - Graphic Designer

Deanna Szczygiel

Graphic Designer

Deanna is one of our Junior Graphic Designers who help create visuals for online and social media campaigns. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) at university. Deanna’s passion for graphic arts fuels her motivation and dedication to achieve set goals.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Deanna loves day trips and travelling, cuddling up to her dogs whilst binge-watching Netflix, and spending time with family and friends.

Ella Murtagh - Graphic Designer

Ella Murtagh

Graphic Designer

Ella is one of our Junior Graphic Designers who help to create images for our Social Media Campaigns.  Ella is working part-time with us as she is studying Graphic Design at University.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Ella loves to take photos, listen to music, go for walks, nerd out about TV and movies (especially if they contain superheroes), spend time with her cats and dogs, research local and family history, and volunteer at museums.

Jack Mey - SEO and SEM Specialist

Jack Mey

SEO and SEM Specialist

Jack has been working in our SEO and SEM Department for the last 2.5 years. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Information Technology, majoring in Data Science at university, after great results in high school. Jack has a passion for data and learning new things. He is analytical, logical and responsible. Jack is a skilled marketer across our SEM and SEO departments and loves getting his hands into the nitty-gritty of campaigns.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Jack loves to go to the beach, go for walks in scenic places, solve sudokus and hang out with friends and family.

Tamar Selwood - SEO Specialist

Tamar Selwood

SEO Specialist

Tamar has been working in our SEO department for a few years. She is completing studying a Bachelor of Media, majoring in Public Relations and Social Media with added Marketing units at university after graduating high school with great success in 2017.  She is hardworking, organised, responsible and very driven to achieve no matter what she does.  Tamar is now an accomplished SEO Team member who has a lot of experience in not only doing the tasks but also client management.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Tamar enjoys playing piano, drinking copious amounts of coffee, long road trips and (enthusiastically) supporting her favourite AFL team.

Josiah Davies - Social Media Specialist

Josiah Davies

Social Media Specialist

Josiah has been working with us as a Social Media Specialist for a few years. He is passionate about helping others and seeing all campaigns / schedules he works on done to best practice. Josiah is organised, punctual, diligent, and has a gift in communication and strategy which is really helpful in this field of work.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Josiah loves to spend time with friends and family, play guitar and sing, create and listen to music, watch good movies, and go on adventures.

Oscar van Niekerk - SEM Specialist

Oscar van Niekerk

SEM Specialist

Oscar is currently studying a Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour at Western Sydney University. He is learning and expanding his knowledge and skill in SEM and is very competent in managing and building campaigns. Oscar loves working with people and strives to do everything to best practise.

June Murtagh - SEO Content Specialist

June Murtagh

SEO Content Specialist

Having recently completed her Communications degree at UTS, June has joined TheOnlineCo. as a Digital Marketing Assistant specialising in SEO. Armed with a background in publishing and media, she utilises her way with words to create engaging and exciting content for a wide range of audiences. June is passionate about meeting and collaborating with new people and is excited to be working with a broad number of clients.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. June enjoys painting, getting out into nature, listening to a good true crime podcast and nerding out over spooky old buildings and historical sites.

Kelista Puddle - Content Writer

Kelista Puddle

Content Writer

Kelista fits wonderfully into TheOnlineCo team.  From writing content schedules, email campaigns, blogs for websites, LinkedIn schedules, Kelista knows how to source relevant information to get great engagement.

Outside of TheOnlineCo. Kelista loves to read ridiculously long novels, sing and listen to music, drink copious amounts of tea, go on walks with the dog, watch movies and take drives to picturesque places.

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