Shane Cheek

Managing Director, Method Advisory

Shane is the Managing Director of Method Advisory, with more than 13 years experience in business consulting, venture capital and technology commercialisation.


Most recently he was an Investment Manager with Playford Capital, South Australia’s leading seed and early stage venture fund, which was instrumental in attracting over $100m of investment to its portfolio companies from Australia, Europe, USA, Japan and South East Asia.


Prior to this he was State Manager for the Australian Institute for Commercialisation where he provided corporate advisory and commercialisation advice to high growth companies in industries including automotive engineering, medical devices, environmental services, geospatial imaging and mining technology.


For six years Shane worked in research commercialisation with ITEK and the University of Adelaide where he was involved in the creation and spin-out of 3 companies and licensing of numerous technologies to companies including Motorola, Siemens, BHP and Rio Tinto.


Shane is a mentor to companies in the Singapore based JFDI-Innov8 Bootcamp (part of the TechStars Network), MEGA Digital Entrepreneurship program and the SA Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme. He also lectures in Product Management, Entrepreneurial Strategy and Finance at Carnegie Mellon University and The University of Adelaide.


Shane holds a Business Degree from the University of South Australia and a Master of Science & Technology Commercialisation from the University of Adelaide. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.