About Revelian

The People Analytics Company

Our Vision: Empowering effective people decisions at work

Our Mission: to provide innovative, cloud-based HR tools to inform effective people decisions.

Revelian is the people analytics company.  The ‘people’ are employees, jobseekers, leaders, teams and peers who are in work or are seeking to be.  The ‘analytics’ is the output of each assessment we administer and interpret – aptitude, culture fit, personality, emotional intelligence, skills, resilience, role fit, engagement, behaviour and propensity for risk.

When combined, people + analytics means that Revelian has unique, data-driven insight into human behavior at work.  And when we share this insight with our clients, we give them powerful understanding to make effective people decisions.

Why Revelian?

Organisations and government departments across Australia and internationally, trust Revelian to enable them to make more effective people decisions, such as:

  • Who to hire
  • Who to promote
  • How to identify the skills and talent currently existing in their business
  • How to manage their existing employees
  • How to work together as a stronger team
  • Who their future leaders are

This results in:

  • Better productivity
  • Enhanced innovation
  • Improved engagement
  • Stronger teams
  • Reduced time to hire
  • Improved retention
  • Risk mitigation
  • Happier employees
  • Inspiring leaders
  • More courageous thinking
  • Alignment with values
  • Great culture
  • Stronger purpose
  • Strategic alignment
  • Enhanced employer brand

So, what’s so special about us?

We provide human insight and guidance to some of Australia’s most well-regarded employers

We’ve assessed 185, 000 people in the last 12 months

That’s 2% of the Australian working population!

Our assessments are developed, reviewed and interpreted by experienced registered psychologists

But our reports are straightforward and easy for any people manager to understand.

We’ve been around for more than 15 years

In fact, you may be familiar with our previous name, Onetest.

We’re constantly innovating

We were the first to market in Australia with un-proctored online testing, and the first to market with games-based cognitive assessment.

We’re quality assured and have a strong data security focus

We’re the only provider with a 12 month testing policy

This means people cannot sit the same assessment more than once in 12 months – so they can’t ‘practice’.  This produces more robust results.

We provide 7-day support to customers and test-takers alike – from Australia

We provide measurable, useful insights… not just theory

Meet our leadership team


Cherie Curtis


Cherie Curtis started working with Revelian (then Onetest) in 2003 as an intern while she was completing her Masters in Organisational Psychology. She fell in love with the way the company was pioneering the online assessment space as Australia’s first provider of online psychometric assessments and decided to stay, working her way up to Head of Psychology in 2005 and then CEO in 2015.

Cherie is extremely passionate about psychology at work, recruitment, exceptional client service and ethical practice, but even more excited about helping businesses succeed by hiring and developing the right people. You can read more about her story here.


David Dahl


David joined Revelian in 2000, as a Non Executive Director and major shareholder. He continues to be keenly involved with the innovation and development of new products and Revelian’s success in new markets.

Before joining Revelian, David founded Tradelink Plumbing Supplies and subsequently sold this company to Burns Philp Limited. David is non-executive director of Revelian and Ellume Pty Ltd, a medical diagnostic development company. He is also CEO and Director of several property development companies.

David is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Steven Dahl

Steven Dahl


In December 1998 Steven had an idea for a business that would help organisations to reduce the time and cost of recruiting the right people into the right job. He started Onetest and more than ten years on, that idea has evolved into Revelian, Australia’s leading provider and publisher of psychometric testing, employee surveys and communications analytics.

Steven began his career as an Accountant with KPMG before leaving the field of chartered accounting to explore opportunities in recruitment. Steven joined Michael Page in Sydney and it is this experience which helped him shape Revelian’s early solutions.

Steven has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and IT from Griffith University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He is an avid sports fan and regularly participates in golf, snow skiing and beach volleyball.


John Hummelstad


John has more than 25 years of experience in the corporate development sector, assisting companies to take advantage of strategic partnerships, scaling their revenues, attracting investment and realizing their potential.

While highly skilled in business development, John is also experienced in the software and IT industry having worked for global corporations including IBM Software Group Asia Pacific, IBM Venture Capital, Microsoft Venture Capital and Serena Software where until 2010 he was the Asia Pacific Managing Director.

John has a Masters Degree from the Macquarie University of Graduate Management in Sydney, Australia, a Certificate in Business Strategy from London School of Business, and a Leadership 21 Certificate from Mt Eliza Business School.

Meet our senior managers


Vass Malanos


Chief Financial Officer

Vass’s career initially involved working in accounting public practice before moving into CFO commercial roles in industries including retail, wholesale and manufacturing. Vass’s successes include transitioning Australian companies onto the international stage and leading the way in people and process development change for high growth enterprises. Further experience in areas such as commercial law, quality assurance, taxation and safety provides certainty to our clients about the business they are partnered with.

Vass leads the Operations team at Revelian and provides internal support to all departments and clients through functions including finance, administration, QA policy development and internal IT maintenance.


Rachel Kerr

B. Inf., B. Com (Hons), GAICD

General Manager (Digital)

Rachel joined Revelian in 2001, after spending several years as a technical consultant for a number of large multi-national software vendors in Australia and the UK. With expertise in ERP, HR and best practice software methodologies, Rachel has been instrumental in the development of Revelian’s product suite. In her current role, Rachel is responsible for the Revelian Express products internationally.


Jason Blaik

BA (Hons Psych), MOrg Psych, MAPS

Head of Psychology

Jason joined Revelian in 2002 and has played an integral role in establishing and maintaining its core suite of online assessments and consulting products, as well as the development of innovative new gamified assessments. His particular areas of expertise lie in the fields of personnel selection and psychological assessment.

In addition to his academic qualifications, Jason has general registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and College of Organisational Psychologists.


Daniel Oak

National Enterprise Sales Manager

Dan has specialised in HR and recruitment for more than a decade, and joined Revelian in 2012, following an extensive career in print and online recruitment advertising solutions and as a recruitment consultant for a global agency. Dan has a Cert IV in Business Administration specialising in recruitment.

As National Enterprise Sales Manager, Dan identifies new business opportunities and manages key existing client relationships.


Kate Phillips

B. Bus. (Advertising), M. Mgt. (Marketing)

Head of Marketing

Kate joined Revelian in 2015, continuing a 20+ year career in B2B marketing which has spanned the HR and recruitment sectors internationally, as well as government, media, transport and construction.

Kate holds a Master of Management, Bachelor of Business and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. In her current role, Kate is responsible for Revelian’s international brand and marketing strategies.


Shannon Lloyd

M. Inf. Tech.

Head of Engineering

Shannon joined Revelian in 2013 as a Senior Software Engineer, and his ability to combine strategic thinking and excellent management skills saw him quickly move into the Head of Engineering role.

He has over 10 years’ experience in enterprise application development, financial systems and simulation for various sectors including government, utilities, transport and military.