Our Team

Everyone of our key staff at E.B.S. focuses 100% of our attention on you – the key element in our success is that we have all been there ourselves.

We have walked in your shoes before and understand the feelings and experiences that come with owning and running a business. The constant pressures and thoughts that are required to manage a successful team and business.

Our experiences in a wide variety of industries and across all stages of the business lifecycle and general life will provide an approach that understands what works for one person or business may not work for another.

Having the skills to adapt and rethink a lesson or approach is a major asset of our team.

Where some coaches or brokers may simply pass this problem into the too hard basket and turn to low hanging fruit, we don't, we relish challenges.

“After all, we are here to support you in your Business Coaching and or Business Sale journey.”

Jamie Zuidema


Hi, I’m Jamie, a founding owner of Essential Business Services. I’m married with two wonderful daughters and I reside on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. I love sports and outdoor adventure with Kakoda, White water rafting the Franklin and the Grand Canyon and many other hiking expeditions completed.  Years ago I completed a number of business degrees and I am also a certified practitioner of coaching with studies in NLP, Deep State Re-patterning, Meta Dynamics, Ultimate Influence, Public Speaking, and the highly regarded Thought Dynamics, as well as being a member of the International Coach Guild (ICG).

     Prior to Essential Business Services, I operated a number of my own businesses as well as working in several others. My roles in these businesses were extremely varied and gave me extensive knowledge across all areas of business.

     “A feeling” that something was missing in my life, combined with the love of seeing businesses and people grow, has enabled me to now live what I call the 'life of my dreams' and I would only be too happy to share my thoughts on how you can do the same.

Paul Nunn


Hi, I am Paul, a founding owner of Essential Business Services. I’m married with an amazing wife and young family (son and daughter). My unique blend of business skills was acquired during years of doing the hard yards in an industrial manufacturing, distribution and product environment.

As a self-driven business owner, I have successfully built businesses through start-ups, acquisition and growth and created a successful multi-state distribution business within the industrial sector. Today, I continue to own successful businesses which now operate under management. This has given me the ability to design effective solutions to help business owners maximise their outcomes particularly when it comes to exiting their business.

I am a growth-focused business developer with a passion for achieving the right customer outcomes and have developed many contacts and associates in the Industrial market and I use these contacts to add value to other business owners.

Calum MacRae

Business Consultant

Hi, I’m Calum, a consultant within the E.B.S. group. I’m married with two fantastic adult children. When not helping clients to achieve their business goals, I enjoy spending time with my family, entertaining/socialising with friends - attempting to solve the problems of the world and playing the occasional round of golf. 

     Prior to joining E.B.S., I spent most of my career in a variety of sales and management roles in a number of industries. I also have run my own business in the food manufacturing sector and have experienced the pains that most owners and businesses experience as they evolve – if you have made a mistake in business, I’m pretty sure I have also made that mistake.

     I am excited to bring my business knowledge and experience to help other business owners. My passion about the growth and development of others ensures I am completely committed to developing businesses and to help their owners in achieving their goals and dreams.

Brett Stickland

Business Consultant
Hi I am Brett Stickland. I am married and a father of 4 lovely kids living on the fringes of the Mornington Peninsula. I have always loved sport and keeping fit with my proudest sporting achievements being the completion of several marathons and ultra marathons. In my spare time I continue to coach football and stay involved with local football clubs.
My most recent and extensive work background has been in real estate sales in Business Development roles. I have worked for larger franchise agents and small boutique offices and I have been trained and mentored by some of the best in the industry. This has provided me with the ideal experience for supporting EBS clients through the sale of their businesses. 
My previous experience in buying and growing two small business has also provided me with a depth of understanding for the challenges that small business owners face in their own business and the support that they need, to ensure that they reach the outcomes that they desire. I bring that knowledge to everything I do to assist my consulting clients.
With a love for networking with successful and passionate people I am always looking to challenge myself and to keep learning. When I am not working, with my family or involved in sport you will find me reading, listening to podcasts, watching videos and surrounding myself with good people. I look forward to adding value to you in your business journey.

Jacqui Major

Systems and Process Specialist
At 18 I ventured overseas, working and travelling through Europe, when I returned to Sydney, my next adventure took me to Melbourne where I had the opportunity to join the Electricity Distribution Industry, I worked in various accounting based roles, while finalising my accounting degree and earned a reputation as a problem fixer or as I was nicknamed “the smiling assassin”
Then moved away from accounting roles and into regulation as Regulatory and Economic Analyst - I worked with government bodies developing the Victorian Electricity Pricing.  
More recently I have supported small businesses and managed my husband's Plumbing company.

Lorlaine White

Financial Controller

Hello, I am Lorlaine, I have worked for Jamie & Paul for a number of years across a number of their different businesses since moving my family of 2 wonderful and talented daughters to Australia and becoming Australian citizens.

My passion for accounting developed at an early age mainly because of my father’s dream to have a Certified Public Accountant in the family. My father was a big inspiration  for me to finish my Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Degree

My work experience includes payroll, taxation and working for some of Canada’s biggest Non-Profit Organizations such as Equestrian Canada, Royal Canadian Legion and Accreditation Canada.

I have corporate, SME & FMCG experience along with experience in integrating many of the current Australian small business accounting systems.  I also love to get involved with forensic accounting & auditing to detect faults and improve systems.

Since coming to Australia, my love for sports has developed because of the accessibility to watch so many international & local sports particularly tennis & cricket.

Being in Melbourne also gives me an opportunity to see one of my favourite pastimes of live stage performances of many famous international singers which I could only hear on radio back in the Philippines.

Jefferson Cabading

Sales Support

Hi, I’m Jeff, part of the support team working diligently in the background to improve the outcomes for the EBS clients.  I am a reliable, self-motivated, and efficient assistant who has over 12 years of business process experience. I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Management.

My key skills are my time management and organisational skills along with my communication and multitasking capabilities. 

Within the EBS environment, I am responsible for finding buyers for the business that we have for sale and in generating new sales inquiries for both our business and the businesses of our clients.  I do this mainly through email and linked and Telesales campaigns. I also manage the backend buyer inquiry process for EBS

Outside of the work place, I have a love for cooking.  I can merrily state that my kitchen is my playground in every sense and I relish the creative process of cooking. I am also committed to making this world a better place to live in starting with myself.   I, like most people, have had some challenging experiences in my life which has made me who I am today, for which I am grateful. I believe in manifesting my own luck and I take responsibility for what I do and the decisions that I make.. With all I already have, I know that I’m on the right path and I will do my best to inspire others to live the way they feel like living as well.

Our Team at Work

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