Leadership Team

Redback’s leadership team has more than fifty years of collective experience in the global conferencing industry. As remote collaboration technologies become commonplace, Redback’s wealth of international expertise uniquely positions us to provide leading edge, locally supported products and services to the Australasian marketplace.

Jeff Downs | CEO

“Simply put – Redback Conferencing delivers simplicity and peace of mind. Everything that I do at Redback is designed to ensure that we exceed that promise.”

Jeff has extensive conferencing leadership experience in Australia and North America. He is an entrepreneur that is responsible for successful businesses both here and abroad. It’s Jeff’s unrelenting commitment to customer satisfaction that has allowed him to build winning teams in every organisation that he has been responsible for. Leading Redback Conferencing has been his most satisfying endeavour to date.

Peter Matsumoto | CTO

“Unified conferencing technologies continue to roll out more robust offerings with enhanced features, system compatibility and easy to navigate interfaces putting distant collaboration in the hands of even the most technically averse users. As the conferencing market continues to evolve, Redback is committed to remaining on the forefront of technology advancements.”

Peter has been heavily involved the conferencing industry since 1998. As one of Redback’s founders and a serial entrepreneur, Peter has played key roles in start-ups including Vector Videoconferencing, Enunciate Conferencing and Resolve Collaboration. Peter also held the position of Global Director of Technology for ACT Conferencing working with Fortune 500 companies such as Ernst & Young and Shell Corporation. Peter is Redback’s visionary. He is responsible for creating the roadmap for all products and services and ensuring exemplary development implementation. Peter sees Redback playing a significant role in the way Australians communicate.

Guy Freebody | Sales Director

“The Redback universe revolves around our customers. By establishing and building outstanding relationships with our customers, our highly talented and experienced Sales Team immerse themselves in our customer’s business processes to understand their requirements and identify solutions to achieve those objectives. We focus on being business partners, not just service providers.”

Guy has years of extensive B2B sales leadership and is committed to promoting the Redback culture by ensuring that any new or existing relationships are treated as trusted partners and not just suppliers. He has vast international experience having worked in Ireland, UK, Spain and South Africa across multiple sectors including exhibitions, advertising, design and marketing. Guy is responsible for coaching, leading and providing the Redback Sales Team with the necessary tools to take us into the next phase of our growth strategy – becoming the biggest conferencing provider in Australia.