Chief Executive Officer
- A member of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
- A thought leader in the Domain Name Industry
- Extensive marketing experience
Adrian Kinderis is the co-founder and CEO of the AusRegistry Group of companies including AusRegistry Pty Ltd and AusRegistry International Pty Ltd (trading as ARI Registry Services).
AusRegistry is the Registry Operator and wholesale domain name provider for the .au ccTLD. ARI Registry Services is the sales and consultancy arm designed to bring the skills, technology and experience gained from the .au ccTLD to a global audience.
Adrian is a veteran of the internet community who, on the basis of his wide range of experience in both Registrar and Registry Operator roles, was elected by the Registrar Constituency to the GNSO Council for ICANN. In this role he has, amongst other bodies of work, contributed to the document 'Introduction of New Generic Top-Level Domains Document (11 September 2007)' which was recently ratified by the ICANN board and forms the major component to the next phase of development for the internet.
Adrian is an in demand speaker, regularly presenting key note addresses at industry conferences on topics as diverse as: Registry Operations, Registry Best Practice, Domain Name Management, Registry-Registrar models and Marketing TLDs. He is also a seasoned campaigner of the ICANN trail, having attended over 28 ICANN meetings over the past ten years.
As a true entrepreneur, Adrian has a passion for business development that has seen the AusRegistry group of companies grow rapidly, and is committed to establishing ARI Registry Services as the Registry Operator of choice for new Top-Level Domain applicants.
Adrian lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife Jennifer, has passion for fast cars and is a tireless supporter of his beloved Australian Rules Football club, the North Melbourne Kangaroos.
Chief Operating Officer
- More than 12 years of project management and managerial experience
- Increased the revenue from outsourced services by 144%
- Implemented industry leading Agile processes across the organisation
- Improved transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of departmental operations
Robin Schmitt is responsible for business operations across all sectors of the company to ensure efficient and effective management of resources and distribution of services.
One of Robin's main priorities within the role of Chief Operating Officer is to manage the expansion of ARI Registry Services and ensure continued growth of the organisation into the future.
Robin was previously responsible for overseeing the deployment of ARI Registry Services technical services in the position of Development Manager. In that role, he managed a large team of software developers and Domain Name System experts who were responsible for the continued development of the Domain Name Registry System (DNRS) and the Renewable Energy Certificate System (REC Registry).
Robin has more than 11 years of project management experience. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP/PMBOK), Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner and has in depth Agile/XP coaching experience. Robin is also well trained in IT Governance, Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management.
Robin's project management experience has seen him present at a number of Business Process Management conferences, as well as presenting guest-lectures to students (Masters of Information Systems) on the topic of Project Management and IT Governance.
Robin graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Science and Instrumentation from Swinburne University. He also holds an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Computing and Applied Physics from Swinburne University.
Chief Technology Officer
- Participation in the Domain Name Industry since 2001
- Working with the IETF to help finalise the technical implementation of IDNs
- Designed, configured and managed the construction of the current ARI Registry Services EPP Registry System
- Vast experience with Registry and open source software development
- Consulted and given many presentations to various Australian government departments and international forums on Domain Name Registry principles and Domain Name Registry management
Chris Wright designed, configured and managed the construction of the current ARI Registry Services EPP Registry System on an open source Linux platform, which was one of the first Domain Name Registry Systems in the world to feature "real time" dynamic DNS updates. He is charged with the ongoing operation and maintenance of the Registry and its associated DNS and WhoIs services.
Chris has vast experience with Registry and open source software development. Prior to becoming the .au Registry operator, ARI's parent company AusRegistry was a well-established ICANN accredited Domain Name Registrar for whom Chris designed and managed the infrastructure, Registry-Registrar interface systems and Registration System.
Chris has consulted and given many presentations to various Australian government departments and international forums on Domain Name Registry principles and Domain Name Registry management. Chris has studied Computer Science and has extensive experience as a systems engineer and software architect. Chris's recent work for ARI Registry Services has seen him design and deploy the new Domain Name Registry System for the United Arab Emirates.
General Manager - Legal Services
- Consults with ccTLD and gTLD Operators, Regulators and Administrators
- Extensive experience in Operations
- Intimate knowledge of the Domain Name Industry
Raymond Zylstra is the General Manager - Legal Services for ARI Registry Services. His passion for the implementation of Registry Best Practice has seen him consult with numerous ccTLD Operators, Regulators and Administrators.
Raymond has been instrumental in the implementation of new policies and procedures at for ARI Registry Services, resulting in better Quality Assurance systems and higher levels of customer satisfaction. His hands-on approach has gained him the respect of his staff and ensures senior management involvement in daily projects.
Raymond is experienced in budget preparation and financial reporting, preparing and presenting staff training programs, organisation of major events and management of large staff numbers.
Prior to working for ARI, Raymond had over ten years previous experience in managing operations for one of Australia's leading entertainment and hospitality venues. His hard work and dedication saw him rise through the ranks and gain valuable experience in people management and relations, human resources, training, organisational management, change management and the provision of award winning customer service.
Raymond's recent work for ARI has seen him manage the deployment of the new Registry System in the UAE, development of Policy for the Registry Operator and advice and assistance in the implementation of the newly established organisation that will oversee the ongoing management of the .ae Domain Name.
Raymond's focus on providing a strong foundation on which to base operations, intimate knowledge of the Domain Name Industry, and focus on the experience of end users is reflective of his passion and dedication to his role.
Senior Manager - International Business Development
- Responsible for the development of the ARI Registry Services new gTLD programs globally
- Responsible for internal management of the Sales and Marketing Team
- Wide range of experience in IT and Telecommunications industries
Tony Kirsch initially joined the AusRegistry Group of companies in an account management role within subsidiary MyLink Wireless after extensive postgraduate studies in business administration, focusing on international business and online strategy,
After working his way up within the organisation, Tony commenced work with ARI Registry Services as a Project Manager for a number of years and was instrumental in the design, delivery and management of the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Registry as a strategic liaison for the Australian Government (Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator) which has been operated by AusRegistry International on behalf of the Government since 2006.
The REC Registry system is key to Australia's commitment to the stimulation of the renewable energy production industry within Australia and holds over AUD 1 billion worth of assets on behalf of the government and large industry.
After a short time away from the business working in sales and marketing roles with some of Australia's largest Telecommunications organisations, Tony recommenced his working life with ARI Registry Services and is now in currently responsible ARI Registry Services Sales and Marketing function, directing a team of international business development and marketing consultants in obtaining strategic opportunities across the globe and building relationships with key stakeholders within the Domain Name industry and beyond.
In particular, Tony works closely within the ICANN framework of policies and procedures to ensure that AusRegistry International's products and services accurately match those of our clients and industry best practice. In particular, Tony is responsible for ARI Registry Services new gTLD products and services and all strategic relationships regarding the new gTLD program.
Products and Consulting Manager
- Five years of Project Management experience
- Manages project contracts that implement Domain Name Registry Systems and business processes that support those systems to ensure successful delivery
- Works closely with the Domain Name Industry Consultants to tailor solutions for TLD innovations
- Responsible for the achievement of client deliverables and performance standards to ensure the execution of projects within timelines and budgets.
Jeremy Ebbels joins ARI Registry Services from one of Australia's leading global entertainment companies, where he delivered hardware and software technology solutions as well as working on numerous other projects ranging from construction to consultancy.
He has many years of product, people and relationship management experience and has been responsible for successful delivery of various projects that have met or exceeded his clients' expectations. Jeremy has served many international clients with varying commercial needs and prides himself on his ability to develop an in-depth understanding of his client's business and to implement procedures that address those needs.
Jeremy is a guiding member of the Domain Name Registry Services team within ARI Registry Services and works closely with the Domain Name Industry Consultants to successfully tailor and implement the desired solution for each client's individual circumstances and requirements. He is responsible for the planning and execution of projects that deliver business processes, systems and infrastructure for clients to support their operations. Jeremy ensures that each project produces the required deliverables, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost, and in alignment with customer expectations and contracts alike.
Jeremy has a great passion for project management and enjoys working in this challenging, yet rewarding, field.
Jeremy is currently studying towards an MBA at Deakin University and has completed Project Management courses with both the Australian Institute of Management and Codarra Advanced Systems. He is PRINCE2 Practitioner Certified, in addition to his years of practical project experience.