Our People

Via Appia is a dynamic West Australian business led by a young entrepreneur, who brings to the market fresh, energetic, and unique approaches to the professional networking arena. Via Appia is based upon a distinctive concept, the value of networking, and building strong ongoing professional relationships.

Key Contacts

Rebecca Cole – Founder & Event Specialist

Rebecca’s Professional Background

After completing a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Entrepreneurship, Rebecca Cole, a co-founder of Via Appia Networking WA, entered the retail world taking on a management position. She was then enticed by the promises of a London life, taking on a position managing and developing an online recruitment site. After three years working with this firm, developing a number of online businesses, and taking on the role of Group Director, Rebecca then decided to return to her home town of Perth, Western Australia.

Upon return to Australia, Rebecca worked with a Western Australian Business Publication to develop and market their online site. Now director of Via Appia, a professional networking service, Rebecca aspires to achieve outstanding outcomes, building a business which allows professional networking on a social level.

Rebecca is also a Director of OM Strategies, an online marketing business.

Via Appia event you are most likely to find Rebecca at?

Rebecca enjoys building her networks on a social level and is looking forward to attending the speed networking events as well as the series of lifestyle events.

Favourite Conversation Starter

Following the company slogan of ‘It’s who you know’ Rebecca meets many of her contacts through referrals. Her favourite conversation starter usually starts something like this ‘I was just chatting to ____ and they recommended I speak to you’.

Adriana Graubard – Events & Membership Manager

Adriana’s Professional Background

Adriana has recently moved to Perth from the US, where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Florida with a focus in Digital Art and Design, as well as Advertising. She has taken on big projects in the past few years, a few of them being the design and promotion of festivals, concert events and conventions. She realised that she enjoys the planning and atmosphere of the event world, and is excited to see her work come to life in the form of an experience rather than just on a piece of paper.

Via Appia event you would most likely find Adriana at?

Being new to the area, Adriana is happy to attend every event possible. She is looking forward to branching out, meeting interesting people, and seeing new places.

Favourite conversation starter?

“So how did you hear about the event?” and then go on from there. Taking a genuine interest in the person and being happy to meet them makes it easy to keep a good conversation going!

Debbie Sutton- Finance Manager