Our team

Bjoern Schliebitz
Agnes Schliebitz-Ponthus
Stephen Schwalger
Dennis Wellfare
Jon Middleton


We are a multi-cultural group based in Manly by the beach and when we’re not working, we like to have fun.

Bjoern Schliebitz, Co-founder and Managing Director at PanthaCorp, is a technology visionary who shares a passion for innovative thinking and new digital technologies.

With a strong background in e-commerce, having held senior roles at Amazon.de and Amazon.com, he supported clients for a number of years as digital strategy consultant and project manager, including assignments at T-Online, BMW and GSI Commerce.

Bjoern’s entrepreneurial drive led him to found PanthaCorp where he currently looks after the day-to-day running of the business, strategic initiatives as well as the company’s R&D lab.

During his free time, he can be found at his preferred surfing spots in the waves of Manly, Narrabeen or Avalon.

See Bjoern’s detailed profile on LinkedIn.

Agnes Schliebitz-Ponthus,
 Co-founder & Head of Consulting and Technology at PanthaCorp, provides expertise in strategic technology consulting.

She has held a number of high profile IT consulting and management positions with a proven track-record of delivering large-scale international online projects, for a range of global businesses, including the world largest online retailer Amazon.com. At Amazon she led the teams that launched Amazon.fr and Amazon.ca in the role of Web Development Manager. Agnes is currently responsible for strategy consulting and technology at PanthaCorp.

In her free time, she is a passionate climber turned into a passionate surfer. You can spot her on the waves at the numerous Northern beaches surf spots, as well as on the walls of the Brookvale Rockhouse

See Agnes’s detailed profile on LinkedIn.


Stephen Schwalger – Business Development Director

With over 20 years industry experience, Stephen is a pioneer of the Australian online and digital industry. After operating an award winning digital development company he became a founding director & inaugural CEO (1993-97) of AIMIA the countries premier interactive industry group, before moving on to take up a range of senior executive and consulting roles.

He has extensive international and local experience working with clients on digital strategy and business transformation. Stephen has been instrumental in over 200 digital projects across almost all industry sectors, with clients including: ANZ, Royal Sun Alliance, Insurance line, NSW Government, Pfizer, Sydney Olympics, ACA, Novartis, Blackmores, Siemens Nixdorf, News Corporation, WWAV Wrapp Collins, Ninemsn, AAP, Woolworths, Travelex, P&G, STC, Toyota, Telstra, Optus, Sydney Airport …

Stephen is passionate about helping Australian business take advantage of the emerging global opportunities available in todays ever more connected online world.

See Stephen’s detailed profile on LinkedIn.

Dennis Wellfare-Program Delivery Manager

Dennis Wellfare Dennis has over 10 years Program, Product & Operations Management experience in the IT digital space. With a track record of delivering complex and large scale software, web, mobile and business application projects concurrently in verticals including travel, banking and retail. He has experience and passion for creating agile development teams from start ups to enterprise level.

He has worked successfully with clients in APAC including SCB, CBA, TAB, Virgin Australia, ALP and in the UK and Europe including clients Halifax, Bank of America, Lloyds TSB, OTTO, Argos, BP, OAD, Center Parcs, Hostelworld & Bank of Scotland.

See Dennis’ detailed profile on LinkedIn.


Jon Middleton- Senior Technical Consultant

Jon Middleton Profile PicJon is a Senior Technical Consultant at Panthacorp specialising in Enterprise Architecture and complex Digital Solutions. Jon has over 14 years experience working in Advisory and Delivery roles in Europe and Australia for boutique Professional Services organisations operating within the Digital, Media & Publishing and Telecoms sectors.

Prior to arriving in Australia, Jon was Head of Consulting at First Clarity in London. First Clarity was the preferred Technical Architecture Advisor to Telegraph Media Group,  News International and Moneysupermarket.com, amongst others. Jon joined First Clarity as the 3rd employee and played a pivotal role in building First Clarity into a multi-million pound organisation with 50+ employees within 2 years.

See Jon’s detailed profile on LinkedIn

Our team

Get to know our Pantha family and check out all of our pictures on Flickr.