The Team

The original Beam Team are Victoria Stuart and Stephanie Reuss - they’ve felt the pain of work-life imbalance and the pain of how hard it can be to find great talent for their professional teams. Friends since University days, they’ve shared the roller-coaster ups and downs in travel, living overseas, progressing their careers and growing their families.

Steph and Vic’s work-life balance challenge is not unique. It happens every day in Australia and around the world. As parents, we go from the highs of seeing our kids take their first steps, to missing them say ‘Mummy’ for the first time because we were in an important meeting. Senior executives around Australia are brought to tears every day because of the tug-of-war between their family and work demands. A lack of work-life balance is the #1 and #2 cause of anxiety in Women and Men respectively between the ages of 30 and 40. Awful for parents and awful for companies.

Beam’s dream is to change this story.

Employers can now exchange flexibility for the best talent in the market. And Beam is the place to do it. Vic and Steph are hugely excited to drive this movement forward.

Victoria

Victoria has a career spanning 16+ years in technology development and sales across Technology Consulting, Digital Advertising and Media Sales in Melbourne, Canberra, London and Sydney. She has worked with some of the world’s largest brands at Accenture, Digitas and Google Australia and established and launched the London office for the New York based eCommerce agency, CreateTheGroup. More recently, she led and managed technology and media sales teams at Google Australia. In her role, she was a key influencer of, and consultant to, Australian companies in the digitisation of their marketing strategies. In addition, she managed large, high value client portfolios and oversaw the year over year growth in sales of Google Technology and Media products. Victoria is also a mother to three children aged 5, 3, and 1.

Stephanie

Stephanie has been in commercial B2B roles for more than 10 years. Her career spans New York, London, Melbourne and Sydney. Roles include Corporate Finance at KPMG, Management Consulting to SME businesses, Futures Trading in the Mercantile Exchange and heading the CEB Financial Services team for Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Her most recent role at CEB from 2008-2015 was to commercialise the information and research advisory products / services for CEB in Australia. Stephanie was the Managing Director for Australia, launching CEB’s Sydney office in 2008 then successfully commercialising its products and growing the market year on year. When Stephanie left the business at the start of 2015 there were about 200 staff. The recommendations on Stephanie’s LinkedIn profile speak to sales and commercial management capabilities. Stephanie is also a mother to three children aged 5, 3, and 1.