Jim Schaefer

Managing Director

With extensive sales and marketing experience in corporate, medium and small business environments including Campbell’s Soups, L’Oreal and Pauls/Parmalat, Jim brings a practical, sales and customer-focused approach to your marketing or sales challenge.

With over 35 years of sales and marketing experience, Jim can help you to focus on profitable business growth. His experience covers many industries and business types, so it is likely he has experience in your category.

When not masterminding cut through sales and marketing strategies, our resident car enthusiast likes to enjoy an evening relaxing with family and friends, perhaps with a glass of red.

Liz Small

Event Manager

With marketing, sales and event-management experience at The Schaefer Group for the past 10 years, Liz has developed events, conferences and training days for small, medium and large businesses.

Multi-talented, Liz can be found on any given day negotiating with Melbourne’s best venues to put on spectacular events.

When not wining and dining over the freshest seafood in town, Liz can be found following the MotoGP or taking her staffy Zoe to the beach.

Kelsi Morris

Senior Account Manager

As an account manager with 5 years’ experience, Kelsi has worked across a number of industries including retail, professional services, manufacturing and not-for-profit. Kelsi’s qualifications include a Business and Commerce degree from Monash University majoring in Marketing and Management, and an additional course in Account Management from Ad School.

Away from the office, Kelsi enjoys social catch ups with friends, family weekends away, and taking her dog for a run.

Belinda Rose

HR & Training Consultant

When you need a human resources guru, talk to Belinda Rose. After more than 10 years with The Schaefer Group, her clear, concise and logical take on HR, career counselling and business mentoring has helped businesses – corporate and private – refocus on customer and staff relations.

Attuned to small business challenges, Belinda coaches managers on efficient process implementation, staff recruitment, growth management, occupation roles and audits and has Accreditation in numerous psychometric Assessments including:

MBTI® Step 1 & 11 – Personality Reports,

Majors Elements TM – Personality Reports

Emotional Intelligence (EQi 2.0®) – Individual/teams/360

Interpretive Organisational Reports

Matthew Styring

Our newest addition, Matthew holds a Bachelor of Business with a major in Marketing from Victoria University. Matthew has previous experience in sales, as well as various roles within the retail and hospitality industries.

In his spare time, Matthew takes to both the basketball and handball courts, enjoys drinks with friends, and fervently support his Essendon Bombers.

Shilpa Balakrishnan

Shilpa Balakrishnan

Account Manager

With a Masters in Finance and Banking from University of Wollongong and a specialisation in Marketing during her Bachelors, Shilpa brings in a wide range of technical expertise to
The Schaefer Group table.

It’s through her prior experience in the stock market that Shilpa has cultivated the practice of consistently being on the go while being acquainted with the marketing strategies and sales performance of international brands in industries as diverse as FMCG and technology.

When not thinking of a strategy for a client, Shilpa is on the lookout for new places to explore and capture all the beautiful landscapes, be it with a camera or a paintbrush.

Samantha Schaefer


Having managed accounts for large corporate businesses right through to smaller enterprises, Samantha oversees the day-to-day bookkeeping and administration for The Schaefer Group.

With impeccable attention to detail, Samantha assists to stay on top of the many projects with help proofing and checking details.

When not in the office, Samantha likes to spend her time reading a good book, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

Creative Panel

The Schaefer Group provides a range of creative services to meet our clients’ individual requirements. From a wide range of backgrounds that cover every industry, our Creative Panel includes qualified, experienced and professional Graphic Designers, Website Developers, Copywriters, Public Relations Consultants, Social Media Experts and Promotional Product Suppliers. Whatever your marketing or creative needs are, we are here to help.

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