Michael Tellis

Mentor since 2020

Michael started his working life as an accountant, lived in Calgary and London for a couple of years and returned to Adelaide to settled down and start a family. Working in corporate recovery for a few years taught him that businesses fail because they run out of cash not because they don’t make a profit. The last decade has seen Michael build an IT consulting practice with three co-owners, who really know the technical stuff. His forte is building customer relationships and working with people. He is now a big fan of enjoying the journey (challenges and setbacks included) and his self-development is focused on finding the power within to create his own reality.

Areas Of Expertise
  • Accounting background
  • Corporate turnaround experience
  • Customer focused
  • Good with building long-term business relationships (partner vs vendor)
  • Good with people
Qualifications & Achievements
  • Building a cost estimating practice with clients across Australia and NZ
  • Building an IT Consulting practice focusing on large corporates:
    • Four owners
    • SAP focused
    • Over 12 years in business
    • Team of 40
  • Bachelor of Economics (Adelaide)
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Member Institute of Company Directors
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) studies
  • Reiki Certified