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Steve Mills

Digital Marketing & Growth Hacker


I am an entrepreneur, growth hacker, technologist, developer and data scientist from Melbourne Australia.

I am currently looking for opportunities to work  with startups as part of the digital marketing or product development team.

For the past 18 years I have worked in digital marketing, development, data analysis and technology consulting for some of Australia’s largest companies.

Specialties: Growth Hacking, Online Marketing, Google AdWords, Data Science, Web Development, Mobile Development, Technology Consulting, Machine Learning, VR, Big Data, Business Development, Google Analytics, UI/UX Design, Sales, Marketing, IT Management & Dev Ops.

Work experience



Bluewave Technology

At Bluewave, I design and implement digital marketing and growth hacking campaigns for businesses worldwide. I co-ordinate a strategic mix of AdWords, Facebook PPC, SEO, website optimisation, email/marketing automation, social media and content marketing for customer acquisition.

Utilising over 10 years of hands on SEM/SEO experience, combined with 18 years of technical web development and design knowledge I have the technical knowledge to get results in competitive markets and increase market share while improving ROI.

During this time I have also developed strong skills in data science and analytics, which allows me to find correlations between all aspects of a clients business and provide in depth, actionable insights, dashboards and reports.

I strongly believe in using all digital marketing channels available to provide the right strategic mix for each client, combined with continuous A/B testing and CRO to deliver cost effective and adaptive campaigns that continue to deliver results in an ever changing marketplace.

Over the past year I have also been working with a number of start-ups in early stages as a technical and growth consultant, helping with both product development and initial growth strategies.


Head of Search Marketing


- Senior Account Manager for Australia's leading PPC agency

- Lead AdWords and Google Analytic Tech.

- Developed systems and processes to enable significant business growth and product delivery

- Provided ongoing tracking and analysis of data for hundreds of clients.

- Primarily responsible for $1,000,000 plus monthly advertiser spend




I founded Utopia VR in 2015 in order to facilitate consulting work I was providing to corporate clients and startups in the fields of VR, AR and 360 video.

I have a deep interest and experience in creating VR experiences using Unity and  Unreal engine, and have consulted with clients in the real estate and travel industries on the applications of this emerging technology for their business.


I.T Manager

Marand Precision Engineering

 - In charge of I.T operations for Engineering Company Devops and security Department of Defense projects.

- Database management ERP development and maintenance

- Server Support

- Technology consulting for worldwide workforce on complex engineering projects


I.T & Design Manager

Salton Australia

In charge of IT operations, online marketing and graphic design department for busy consumer goods company


Managing Director

Iris Multimedia Design

Developed websites and online marketing plans for small to medium sized business. SEO consulting as well as general server support. 


Digital Marketing

Growth hacking strategies, planning, team leader, consultation, sales, marketing automation, crm integration

Google Adwords

Search, Display, Remarketing, Youtube, In App, Shopping


Tracking, reporting, dashboards, implementation, Tableau


Onsite optimisation, link building, outreach, content generation

Social Media Marketing

Facebook, Facebook PPC, Instagram, Twitter. Management tools. Content generation.

Data Science

Python Scripting, R Scripts, Analysis, Machine Learning, Tensorflow

Web Development

Javascript / Node.JS /  AngularJS / PHP / CSS / Python / Django

Sales / Business Development

Sales, Business development, presentations, account management

App Development

Hybrid HTML5 App developement with Cordova / Ionic / Firebase




Deakin University

Bachelor of Science  (Computer Science) / Arts  (Multimedia)

Other Certifications

Google Premier Partner, Google AdWords accredited, Google Analytics accredited.