Cummins - Mechanical Engineer, - Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Lawrence Cummins

Melbourne, VIC, Australia


My career has been diverse, working in technology ventures and investment banking, including mergers and acquisitions, startups, corporate turnarounds, public offerings and flotation's. I am currently the founder and CEO of a global digital media company, overseeing every aspect of the operation.

My experience included:
Business Development, International Business, International Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Digital Media, Digital Media Distribution, Android and iOS digital media development, OTT video deployment for SVOD and VOD, Software Development and Architecture, Big Data, Biometrics and Facial Recognition , Bio Hazard Detection and Recovery, Telecommunications, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics & Physics, and Economics.


Mechanical Engineer,

Work History

Managing Director

Black Cactus Media Limited

From January 2014

Black Cactus Media is a British company with offices in Melbourne, London, Chicago and Atlanta. Black Cactus Media is a global provider of on-demand Internet streaming services using their own OTT and IPTV online video platform that offers a selection of hit TV shows, movies, eBooks, Music, apps, games and more on a subscription service and on demand sports programming. The Black Cactus platform also support Apple iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry application platforms as well as in standalone mode using HTML5.

Black Cactus subscribers can access TV shows the day after they air using internet-connected TVs, tablets, smartphones, game consoles, set-top boxes and more. Black Cactus also provides web syndication services for other websites including Facebook and Google+ as well as other web services companies. We also build a custom OTT web based solutions for our clients as well as white label sites.

Black Cactus has a web-based music streaming service allowing users to listen to music content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group on various devices online or offline. Available in 182 countries we currently have over 35 million licensed tracks in our library and over 30,000 radio channels.

CEO & President

One Clique Media

From January 2009

Founded the company with the vision to deploy digital content to incentive and loyalty industry, architected app based digital deployments platform for Google Android, Apple ITunes, and HTML 5 web based solution. Worked with publishers, agencies, and studios for Music, EBooks, TV. Movies, Sports and Games licensing. Oversee product development, marketing, sales, operations. OCM is an online digital content delivery platform allowing our customer to have a Global presence creating a central hub for managing, monetizing, and syndicating Music, eBooks, Audio Books, Movies, TV Shows, and Sports content.

Managing Director

Charteris, Mackie, Baillie and Cummins Limited

January 1999 - January 2010

As Managing Director of CMBC Group, we worked directly with our clients to develop rescue plans, raise capital and manage troubled companies. We worked with Private Equity Firms, Investment Banks to help provide funding for our clients; CMBC clients were a mix of US and International companies. The client base was a mix of chemical manufacturers, Air filtration, Fuel Compliance Automotive Manufacturing, Software Development, Telecommunication, Long Term Care, and Assisted Living Healthcare Providers, Heavy Industrial Corporations, environmental cleanup, UK and US Government trade and investment, and British Development Trade Agencies.

Client Included:

British Ministry of Defense, British Ministry of Trade and Industry, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, British Aerospace, Ansys, Autodesk, Sold Dynamics, MicroGenix, Sparks Technologies, Dart Chart Systems, Pathway Health Care, Metron Health Care, Shirley Environmental Services. Marketing Technology Services, Gateway Capital, RVM Technologies, British Titanium, Geometrics Bio Metrics, Richmond Chemical.

Managing Director Europe


December 1995 - January 2002

Founder and Managing Director of Knowledge Works Limited, a UK and European distributor for Working Model engineering simulation software and Interactive Physics Software. Successfully raised venture capital, to build sales, and distribution channels for Europe and Mideast markets. Sold company to MSC Software in Santa Ana, CA, in December 1998.

As Managing Director of the MSC's Working knowledge division; I was responsible for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Managed sales, marketing, client services, and 3rd party distribution; also managed the Solid Works, Auto Desk and Solid Edge, IBM, EDS, and Dassault relationships. Successfully managed merger of Knowledge Works into MSC Software, increased sales and profitability.

Vice President of Sales and Marketing


March 1993 - December 1995

Vice President overseeing global Sales and Marketing of Ashlar-Vellum's CAD and Industrial design products, responsible for all aspects of business development and client services. Ashlar-Vellum provided highly intuitive and easy to use tools that let designers quickly capture and present their ideas. Was hire by venture capital company Hambrecht & Quist, as part of turnaround project, successfully turn company to profitability with a successful sales to company,

Product Manager


July 1992 - March 1993

Product Manager overseeing Applicon’s Bravo Solid modeling and 3D modeling products. Responsible for all product development, product marketing and sales development. Profit and loss responsible and managed for budgeting, marketing, forecasting and revenues. Applicon Division was sold to Gore Enterprises in 1993, and in turn Gores sold it in 1999 Electronic Data Systems, which was later acquired by Siemens AG.

Channel Sales Manager

Siemens PLM Software "SDRC"

January 1990 - March 1992

Managed the North America channel partner program; Selling SDRC IDEAS solid Modeling and FEM/FEA products through 3rd party reseller channels, Hitchin, United Kingdom; Managed UK and European distribution sales channel, turned around failing channels with focus on fewer and better trained resellers. Los Angeles, working with SDRC's Sold Alliance reseller channels to managing day to day channel sales, Marketing and training.

Sr. Software & Application Engineer

Parametric Technology

January 1989 - January 1990

Sr. Software Application Engineer for Pro Engineer Solid Modeling application for Automotive and Aerospace industry; worked with product development on software design and implementation. Skills: Unix, VAX/VMS, Ultrix, Networking, C and C+ Pro Engineer, Pro FEA/FEM

Software Application Engineer

Prime Computervision

March 1986 - January 1989

Software Application Engineer with a focus on 3D Modeling, Solid Modeling and FEA/FEM application; into the Automotive and Aerospace industry; Pre and post-sales support, training and consulting on product design and implementation; Skills: Unix, CGOS, VMOS, Networking, C and C+, Fortran 66, Fortran 77 and Fortran S, CADDS 5, CADDS 4 and Pascal

Associate Design Engeineer

Tellabs, Inc.

October 1981 - June 1983

Associate software engineer. I was required to communicate with clients, team members, or other employees. Worked platform and product design programming, code requirements and applications, and software testing and quality assurance. FORTRAN, Basic, Assembler, VAX, UNIX, and IBM DOS

Qualifications & Certifications

•Mathematics and Discrete Optimization

University of Melbourne

Philosophy and Economics

Harvard University

Stanford Executive Program

Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Mechanical Engineering in FEM/FEA and Dynamics

University of Pennsylvania


Northwestern University

Mathematics and Computer Science

Oxford University

Engineering Technology and Computer Science

College of DuPage

Cardinal Newman, Luton

Surry Street Primary School; Luton UK

Tennyson Road Primary School

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