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TESTIMONIALS

If you're thinking about bringing a consultant into your business, it's definitely worthwhile hearing what others have to say about them. You want someone you can trust, someone that will deliver on their promises. Below is just a snapshot of some of the things our clients had to say about their experience of partnering with De Stefano & Co.  

“It was a pleasure to work with Emilio. Although a relatively small project, the attention to detail was first class, and the communications and interaction was exactly at the right level. As expected by his credentials he has extensive knowledge of all aspect of “Management”, but he has the ability to work with you as opposed to telling you what is required and looks for alternative solutions. I have no hesitation in recommending
De Stefano & Co.”

Peter Richings, Director, MacTaggart Scott Australia

“We brought Emilio in to assist us with leading the development of our commercial tender responses. Emilio’s knowledge, experience and attention to detail in this area are second to none. With Emilio's support, our tenders have reached a new level that we would not have been able to achieve on our own. Best of all, Emilio is a pleasure to work with. His network of business contacts, business insights and communication skills are first rate and have helped our business to achieve the outcomes we were after.”

Sean LePoidevin, Director & Co-Founder, Off-Grid Energy Australia

“Emilio delivered an engaging presentation and was fantastic throughout the whole event process. Being professional and organised, he ensured he understood our event’s intentions and matched his speech appropriately. He shared his journey with our guests of young professionals, inspiring them to be risk takers in South Australia so they don’t only dream about a career, but step out of their comfort zones to achieve it. Emilio’s credibility comes from his accomplished background, having gone through extensive education programs and two ventures he is very familiar with risk taking to make his dreams a reality. His presentation skills were evident from the start, clear, confident and passionate and we have had very positive feedback.”

Generation Next Committee, William Buck

“It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to have Emilio as a key presenter at our Leadership Conference. He was engaging and motivating and kept everyone captivated with a message perfectly targeted for our audience.  Emilio provided the perfect inspirational end to our Program - what a gift for our students to have Emilio encourage them to find their passion in life and be courageous to follow it.  We look forward to working with Emilio again."

Careers & Employer Liaison Centre, Flinders University

I was first introduced to Emilio De Stefano on induction day at the South Australian Defence Industry Leadership Program coordinated by the Defence Teaming Center (DTC) early in 2011. Initially I wrongly presumed he was far too young and inexperienced to be taking part in a high level executive leadership program. His maturity and cool calm ability to inspire the whole team towards his ideas was always fascinating to watch to say the least. I think he is still blissfully unaware of his true ability even though he has a handle of how smart he really is.

 

Twelve months later he was spearheading Smart Fabrication’s ongoing growth into the Oil and Gas and more importantly the Defence Industry. With his move from BAE to Smart Fab he brought his big company knowledge into an SME with huge growth potential. He initiated many new concepts which not only enabled growth but inspired everyone to believe we could achieve so much more, including our customers and more importantly me. In 2015 Smart Fabrication won the award for Most Outstanding SME in the defence industry through the DTC. If not for Emilio’s ability to write an outstanding application for the award it would not have been achievable.

 

I have no hesitation in supporting and recommending Emilio for management consultancy work in any business looking for growth or looking to gain access into the vastly growing defence industry. He has not only the ability but the reputation and connections to make it all a reality."

Simon Kennedy, Managing Director, Smart Fabrication

“It has been an absolute pleasure to have met Emilio. I have had the privilege to hear Emilio speak in a number of different platforms from Chairing a key industry group, accepting industry awards, to being my guest on industry expert panels and my keynote speaker. Emilio is accomplished beyond his years, a natural and authentic leader and a role model to our future engineering and business professionals. Emilio is the utmost professional, he speaks with passion, engages, inspires and entertains his audience.  It makes me very proud to be part of an organisation that produces amazing graduates such as Emilio. I always look forward to hearing him speak and pass on his learnings from his life and business journey.”

Gail Jackman, Industry Liaison Manager, Teaching and Learning, University of South Australia

“I have been very fortunate to have Emilio represent engineering (and management) as a guest speaker at several events. Most recently Emilio spoke to students from Prince Alfred College, Wilderness School, Walford College and other schools about engineering career pathways. Emilio is a delightful blend of analyser/task master and promoter/communicator. Consquently he is able to connect with a diverse audience. The feedback I have heard regarding Emilio is excellent. Powerful, accommodating, engaging and humble, Emilio is a valuable contact to have. I have tendered this reference without request from him."

“I have been very fortunate to have Emilio represent engineering (and management) as a guest speaker at several events. Most recently Emilio spoke to students from Prince Alfred College, Wilderness School, Walford College and other schools about engineering career pathways. Emilio is a delightful blend of analyser/task master and promoter/communicator. Consequently he is able to connect with a diverse audience. The feedback I have heard regarding Emilio is excellent. Powerful, accommodating, engaging and humble, Emilio is a valuable contact to have. I have tendered this reference without request from him."

Monica Megann, Careers Counsellor and Indigenous Student Support, Prince Alfred College