Our team & our work.

We are dedicated to providing the best solutions to the education industry.


We pride ourselves on working with H.E.A.R.T. – honesty, empathy, acceptance, respect, and trust. Our dedication to service begins before you even start using aXcelerate, with a thoughtful and detailed assessment of your business requirements.

Setup and Training

We believe that a comprehensive implementation and training program is the bedrock of a healthy business relationship. That’s why we have a dedicated team of specialist aXcelerate Implementers, ready and waiting to guide you through using all aspects of the system, so you can get the most out of aXcelerate.


We provide a software solution for RTOs, training organisations, and enterprises. Our innovative student management system is run entirely from the cloud. The system intuitively handles all aspects of running an Australian training organisation and ensures that users are compliant with government standards such as AVETMISS and USI.

Ongoing Support

We aim to deliver a level of service that is unmatched in the industry, with a responsive phone and Internet support system, video tutorials and regular webinars to help you get through any hurdles, as quickly as possible. When you do business with us, we’ll take care of you.

We work with…
  • Honesty
  • Empathy
  • Acceptance
  • Respect
  • Trust

Leadership Team

Reay Mackay

Managing Director

Reay is the managing director of aXcelerate and is in charge of the company’s strategic direction.

Julie Verner Mackay


Julie is the founding director of aXcelerate and parent company VM Learning.

Michael Ryan

Development Manager

Michael manages the development team including software deployment, database development, systems administration, and testing.

Katie Mackay

Customer Success Manager

Katie manages customer success activities including client reviews, support coordination and client issue management.

Jade Steffenson

Quality Assurance Manager

Jade leads the quality assurance management at aXcelerate and is responsible for ensuring new features and improvements are released at an industry-leading quality.

Chris Verner

Business Development Manager

Chris manages the business development team at aXcelerate, and oversees the client acquisition process.

Kat Sorbello

Onboarding Manager

Kat manages the onboarding team at aXcelerate and ensures the successful implementation of each new aXcelerate client. She also coordinates the aXcelerate Partner Program.

Tom Chalmers

Marketing Manager

Tom manages the marketing team at aXcelerate and is responsible for research, UX design, branding, communications and machine-learning initiatives.