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Michael Crestanello

Michael Crestanello


Michael has over 16 years’ experience delivering strong results across both consulting and industry.  

He has delivered exceptional results for clients, across corporate and business unit strategy, transformation, performance improvement, and merger integration projects. He also has hands-on industry experience, defining and delivering strategic initiatives as part of a transformation agenda.

Michael brings a track record of delivering exceptional outcomes on his clients’ most challenging issues.

Michael’s consulting experience includes co-founding Azure Consulting, during which time he led highly effective strategy and growth projects for Australian energy, telecommunications and mining clients.  He has also spent 5 years at Bain & Company, delivering strategy and performance improvement projects in Australia, Asia and South Africa across banking, mining and FMCG sectors.

Michael’s time in industry saw him drive the commercialisation of game-changing, value-accretive new technology for a national telecommunications operator. He also established an integrated, data-driven GIS function for network decision-making at a national level. Additionally, he has been independently retained by senior executive clients in Perth as an independent adviser, supporting an industry-transforming merger integration.

Michael holds an MBA from the Chicago Booth Business School, with concentrations in Strategic Management and Finance.  He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce, and a Bachelor of Engineering (1st class Honours) from the University of Auckland. He received awards across commerce and engineering, including Senior Prize in Engineering Science, Certificate of Merit in Operations Research, and Senior Prize in Information Systems.


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