About Excelerate Consulting

Our Story

Excelerate Consulting is an Australian-owned business passionate about the banking sector. From its inception, the company goal has been: improve the quality of decision making and knowledge levels within the banking sector.

Everyone likes to bash the banks, but they are a fundamental part of any economy. Only a handful of people understand how banks actually work (they are complex). This limits the quality of decision making throughout these large organisations. 

Excelerate’s founders, Erik Protzman and Keerthi Prasad, wanted to help drive change in the industry and develop tailored and engaging training programs for all experience levels. They believe that helping people in this sector to make better quality decisions benefits everyone.

Man Plays Banking Simulation Game
Two hands holding banking simulator game on tablet

With over two decades of banking experience, the founders recognised there were gaps in current training methods. They have sat through many ‘death by PowerPoint’ style training sessions, with traditional group activities and role plays. Learning technical and complex banking concepts requires “learning by doing”. This ensures employees fully understand the content and can replicate behaviours back in their role.  

Compared to traditional methods of learning, experiential learning or “learning by doing” has proven to have higher engagement levels and better retention rates. Underpinned by this, Excelerate Consulting developed customisable and immersive simulation-based programs. These programs develop banking acumen and promote sustainable decision making. Our team of experienced facilitators weave theory into the programs to achieve a memorable learning experience.

You can read more about the simulation learning options here.

Benefits of Experiential Learning with Excelerate Consulting

Our Team

Erik Protzman

Erik Protzman

Director

~20 years banking experience across finance, mergers & acquisitions, and retail products.

Keerthi Prasad

Keerthi Prasad

Director

15+ years banking experience across risk, strategy, and finance. Industry lecturer at Macquarie and UTS Universities.

Erik Protzman

Erik Protzman

Director

~20 years banking experience across finance, mergers & acquisitions, and retail products.

Keerthi Prasad

Keerthi Prasad

Director

15+ years banking experience across risk, strategy, and finance. Industry lecturer at Macquarie and UTS Universities.

Leah Wuest

25+ years experience in leadership, design and development of leadership and business acumen programs across multiple industries globally.

Richard Jamieson

30+ years banking experience across many senior roles including CFO of Westpac NZ, BT Financial Group and Vicinity Centres.

Amanda Chamberlain

15+ years experience in equity markets and banking. Amanda now pursues her passion in leadership and transformative program design.

Leah Wuest

25+ years experience in leadership, design and development of leadership and business acumen programs across multiple industries globally.

Richard Jamieson

30+ years banking experience across many senior roles including CFO of Westpac NZ, BT Financial Group and Vicinity Centres.

Amanda Chamberlain

15+ years experience in equity markets and banking. Amanda now pursues her passion in leadership and transformative program design.

Carl Axelsson

15+ years experience as a strategy and leadership consultant with a proven track-record in design and delivery of transformation initiatives at c-suite level.

Carl Axelsson

15+ years experience as a strategy and leadership consultant with a proven track-record in design and delivery of transformation initiatives at c-suite level.

David Sietsma

30+ years experience in banking, financial markets and investment management and more than 10 years experience in Non-Executive Director roles.

David Sietsma

30+ years experience in banking, financial markets and investment management and more than 10 years experience in Non-Executive Director roles.

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