EST • 2008

Direct Brand Distributors is an independent, national, brand marketing specialist. Since our conception in 2008, we have successfully procured & built brands in close collaboration with brand owners and have created marketing solutions to create demand. We distribute, too.

 

DIRECTORS

 

ILIA GASTEVSKI

PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR

Responsible for identifying new brands for our portfolio, Ilia spends time meeting brand owners and producers to establish working partnerships. Through research of food and beverage trends and attendance at the major international trade shows, Ilia ensures Direct Brands portfolio remains at the cusp of global food and drinks innovation.

ADRIAN GASTEVSKI

SALES DIRECTOR

Responsible for marketing, branding and sales promotion, Adrian draws on over 15 years of promotional experience to supervise the sales function of the business. Adrian works closely with the National Sales Management team to oversee key national accounts as well as helping to articulate the brand strategy expectations of our valued producers.

 

STAFF

 

JOHN HOLLIS

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER (GROCERY) 

John has joined Direct Brands to drive and manage our grocery sales team. Having owned his own national grocery business, John is a capable, experienced and driven senior salesman who is passionate about growth.

 
 
 

NATASHA FRAHM

NATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER

An experienced administrator, Natasha is abreast of most business functions helping to tie together sales and procurement departments to ensure a seamless supply of stock nationally.

CAMILLA SHARP

PROCUREMENT MANAGER

An accountant by trade, Camilla is experienced in global procurement processes and has been doing so since the companies inception. Camilla oversees the companies local clearance processing, customs, duty and underbond processes for both import and export functions of the company.

 
 
 

ASHLEE DENNISON

NATIONAL ADMIN MANAGER

Ashlee joined Direct Brands in 2015 and has since thrived in the admin environment. Ashlee provides invaluable sales support to the national sales team together with her primary role of initial customer point of contact.

 

DANNY SAMARASINGHE

NATIONAL LOGISTICS MANAGER

With a wealth of logistics experience, Danny managers all warehouse and logistics staff nationally. Danny is responsible for coordinating stock transfers throughout Australia together with truck route management and container unloading functions on the ground.

 
 
 

PIA BOONZAIER

MARKETING & BRAND MANAGER

Having joined the company in 2015, Pia has helped add in-house graphic design, web and digital marketing capability. Pia is involved in the digital marketing strategy of our core agency brands and is passionate about brand building. Pia also oversees our national brand trade show campaigns for our agency brands together with their social media strategy.