With 40 collective years experience in agency management roles, Cavalry was born out of the belief that freelancing for both companies and freelancers should be easier and more reliable than it is today.

A successful freelancing operation is fundamental to the ongoing success of agencies, consultancies and in house marketing & product teams. Yet we know from experience how fraught, time consuming and expensive it can be to find skilled advertising and digital experts when you need them most. This is despite an ever growing number of talented and experienced experts in advertising and digital choosing to join the flexible workforce.

This is where Cavalry comes in. Our goal is to unlock the full potential of freelancing in our industry and by doing so provide companies, freelancers and agencies no better way to connect and do business.

Our marketplace is designed by the industry for the industry and recognises the importance of craftsmanship quality and availability while streamlining the way companies and freelancers find each other and work together.

The Team

Dave Bentley

Co-Founder & CEO

With 17 years working in or running agencies including AKQA, Profero and Havas, Dave intimately knows the challenges that creative and digital companies face with freelancing. Not surprisingly, the idea for Cavalry was born out of these experiences.

Nick Stevens

Co-Founder & CTO

Nick is responsible for all things Product and Technology on Cavalry. As an award-winning and experienced technologist, Nick has held technology leadership roles at HP, Razorfish and Sapient.

Richard Barlow

Head of Customer Relationships

Rich is responsible for making sure the experience with Cavalry is as smooth and successful. He is a digital agency veteran with over 15 years experience in agencies in Sydney and the UK including the White agency and Reactive.

Wayne Arnold


Wayne Arnold is the co-founder of the global digital marketing agency MullenLowe Profero. Wayne set up the business with his brother in London in 1998 and over saw the growth and expansion of Profero into 15 offices globally.

Ryan Bothma

Associate Growth Manager

Ryan plays an integral role by supporting a number of Cavalry's growth initiatives. Analytical and performance driven, Ryan excels at making incremental improvements in how we grow our customer base.

Jim Little-Jones

Freelance Manager

Jim is a veteran in helping companies in the advertising and digital sector source exceptional talent. He joins Cavalry to help us build Australia's strongest base of advertising and digital freelance experts.

Oli Morris Eliel

UX Designer

A UX/UI designer with extensive experience building products, apps, websites, and digital solutions for clients of all shapes and sizes. Working collaboratively with clients, Oil helps to uncover their needs, bring their message to life, and create impactful user experiences.

People we work with

Wang Zhou


As an experienced Angular Developer, Wang helped us build our admin portal that enables us to better support our customers.

James Roope


James is a user experience designer. He works primarily as a freelancer himself, taking advantage of the opportunity to travel and work in new cities. He has a passion for startups and innovation, as he sees Cavalry as an essential tool for Freelancers, based on his own experiences.

Folio Creative


The talented folks at Folio Creative helped us in the early stages by developing our brand identity. We hope you like it as much we do!

Jozz Hart


Jozz is a full-stack dev with 16 years professional experience contracting to agencies, corporates and startups in both the UK and Australia. His downtime is spent up in the mountains, making the simple transition from snowboarding to skiing.

Matt Delprado

Design Director

Matt helped us design the early Cavalry platform. He’s passionate about people and pixel, especially when they come together. His 15 minutes of fame was on TV, talking about a startup that made toilet paper you could print tweets on that he created with some friends. His mum was very proud.

Nick Tapscott


Not only did Nick give us some really valuable insight into the life of a Freelancing, he then helped us out by crafting some of the fine words that we’ve used on our website and marketing.

Abbey Batchelor


Abbey’s focus at Cavalry has been to help us grown our member base. With over 15 years experience in digital marketing, content marketing and social media strategy, she has worked with a range of clients including eBay, Absolut Vodka & Channel 9 to startups and her own businesses.

Matthew Cowley


Matthew is a full stack developer. He is experienced in a range of projects including Sales & Track- ing platforms, eCommerce platforms and Blog / Publishing platforms in addition to full time roles.