Dianne has been a director of Kreitals Progressive Business Advice from its inception in 1998. Dianne oversees the financial structure and business strategy development for the group. Dianne has a background in:
Dianne is an integral part of the project management and resource allocation for the group and has had extensive experience in all aspects of business.
I am proud of the expertise we have pulled together within our company, which has been instrumental in helping hundreds of our clients over the last 15 years to enhance their own business performances”
Bernie Goldman has worked in the university, business and government sectors. He brings to Kreitals Progressive Business Advice an insider's appreciation of business needs as well as relevant experience in designing and delivering government programs.
Bernie studied business and government at the University of Queensland and initially followed an academic career-path in government and public administration. He was later attracted to the business sector and held senior executive roles, including as managing director, in the TCF industry. He supported a number of peak organisations particularly as a Councillor of the TCF Council of Australia (now TFIA), President of the TCF division of the Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (now CCIQ), and a Director, and Chair, of the national industry training advisory board for the TCF and furnishing industries
In the late 1990s, Bernie was appointed TCF industry advisor by the Queensland Government. This led to senior roles supporting regional and economic development, business mentoring and business innovation.
Bernie joined Kreitals Progressive Business Advice in 2013. He contributes a wealth of experience, an analytical mind, a strong strategic focus and an ability to engage with people, organisations and networks across business, government, research and innovation.
At Kreitals, as part of a committed, expert team, I help clients grow their business potential through strategic thinking, actions and plans. We work flexibly and proactively with clients to improve their competitiveness. We focus attention on innovation, better businesses outcomes, stronger alliances, and business resources including government support schemes”
Joining Kreitals in December 2004 as Principal Business Adviser, Mary Gualtieri looked after the company’s NSW based clients, initially specialising in assisting fashion companies utilise the TCF SIP (Strategic Investment Program) and then its successor the Clothing and Household Textiles (Building Innovative Capability) BIC Scheme. This has evolved to working with companies in all industry sectors, to review their business strategies and manage the claim process for all relevant government programs, both state and federal. Mary has an extensive background derived from 18 years in the Australian fashion industry, including with her own women’s wear brand MARY GUALTIERI DESIGNS, which specialised in co-ordinate dressing for the middle to upper end market group and sold across Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to managing the FGI Board during this period, the role also involved initiating and managing various key fashion events, business seminars and coordinating the inclusion of innovative Australian Designers in global fashion trend reports and events. Keynote activity in this time was the coordination and hosting of the International FGI Conference in Sydney, “The Cutting Edge Conference” showcasing the Australian Fashion Industry to over 150 leading fashion figures from around the world.
As an Advisor with Kreitals and being driven by my lifelong passion for creativity, I am inspired to deliver original thinking to your innovation by delivering the highest level of service to you. My hands on experience in the Australian fashion industry has given me more than 30 years of exposure to the "nuts and bolts" of your everyday needs as well as being able to capture your potential future opportunities. I'm looking forward to discussing this with you in the near future.”