CO - FOUNDER & CEO
In 2016, together with friends in the industry, Michael was inspired to launch Grow Assembly; a series of food and wine talks from some of the most forward-thinking minds in the industry.
Previous to this he spent 3.5 years working at Attica Restaurant, which culminated in him becoming Assistant Restaurant Manager.
Michael acknowledges the value that mentorship, collaboration and learning from the people around him, has had in propelling his career forward. Worksmith is the embodiment of these ideals.
CO - FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Roscoe is a-once-upon-a-time waiter, bartender & barista now turned property development & start-up professional. He is currently working at ICD Property & is also the Co-Founder & COO of a property technology start-up CoDev.
Having been mentored by some of Australia’s most innovative & successful CEO’s, Roscoe is incredibly passionate about utilising the power of collaboration to inspire people to innovate without boundaries having the support of their peers, to excel within their chosen industry.
In 2016, whilst working for ICD Property, Roscoe was selected to part-take in one of the world’s most renowned digital nomad programs; Remote Year. Travelling around the world for 9 months jumping from co-working space to co-working space, it was here that the importance of not only having a functional space but to be surrounded by like-minded individuals came into light.
The end goal of Worksmith for Roscoe; to create innovation through collaboration within the Melbourne & global hospitality industry.
Rachel is an all-rounder with an incredibly varied background including a four year stint in New York City studying Business at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Whilst in NYC she worked at The Standard Hotel and The Stanton Social.
Upon returning to Melbourne, Rachel has worked as an Event Coordinator/Assistant within the design world and non-for profit sector.
Rachel is an avid traveller spending the majority of 2017 in South America volunteering and working at retreats in the Amazon. jungle.
Rachel started at Worksmith as our first Community Manager and quickly developed strong relationships with our members. Through this development, Rachel will continue to nurture the community through a focussed event manager role.
Orlando Marzo started his bartending career in Italy. After finishing hospitality school, he moved to London to fine-tune his bartending skills. Here he started to mix fine drinks and demonstrate his impeccable service standards within the Rushmore group at "The Player" and then after at “Milk and Honey”.
At the end of 2013 he moved to Australia with the aim to improve and learn from the world class standard that has been set in Melbourne, a city with a powerful hospitality culture at the top of it’s game. After working at Eau-de-Vie group, Orlando’s skill, passion and attitude drew the attention of Lûmé ― where he held the role of Bar Manager, focusing each day on creating beverages which match the restaurant’s multidisciplinary approach.
In October 2018, Orlando was crowned best bartender in the world, after winning the prestigious Diageo World Class Cocktail Competition. Winning this award will allow Orlando to expand his reach within the industry and share world wide ideas in the hospitality industry.
Orlando joins Worksmith as Beverage Director, a role that will see him provide training and educational programs for the hospitality industry, work closely with our community and develop his own bar concept with the support of the Worksmith team.
Jason Yuhas is an entrepreneur with a passion for assisting startups as they grow. He is a leader when it comes to improving and standardising operational processes to drive revenue. Jason's 8+ years of experience includes business strategy, sales, partnerships, CRM management, project management, business analysis and general business operations.
Jason runs his own consulting business which works with startup companies to scale operations and with established companies to streamline processes. In all he has worked with 20+ companies in NYC and several others around the US. He holds an MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University. He has also been an adjunct business professor at Marymount Manhattan College, guest lecturer at several colleges, guest speaker on multiple panels, adviser to non-profits and involved in multiple roles with several other businesses.
Jason became involved with Worksmith through Roscoe. They met while traveling on Remote Year and stayed connected after the program. He was in love with the idea as soon as he heard it. He decided to get involved with Worksmith because of the main business concept: to help provide businesses with a shared work space that acts as a community within the food and beverage industry. His goal is to assist Worksmith in worldwide growth becoming a well known brand in the co-working industry and the food & hospitality industry.