Founding Partner & CEO
Before co-founding Bondi Partners, Mr. Tureman served as Senior Advisor to Ambassador Joe Hockey in Washington. In this role, he acted as a key thought partner on all Ambassadorial initiatives, providing intelligence, advice and recommendations to the Ambassador on corporate and political landscapes, and their potential impacts on the US-Australian alliance. He identified and strategically aligned Australian and Ambassadorial priorities with external government, media and private sector stakeholders to promote and strengthen the US-Australian bilateral relationship.
Prior to joining the Embassy, Mr. Tureman led programming activities at Business Forward, a national business trade group that is active in over 100 cities working with more than 100,000 local business leaders and executives. At Business Forward, he spearheaded campaigns to promote Obama-era policies such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Clean Power Plan, normalization of business relations with Cuba, reauthorization of the US Export-Import Bank and public-private partnerships.
Previously, Mr. Tureman held leadership roles on US Presidential, Senate, House and Mayoral campaigns and at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Mr. Tureman began his career on Capitol Hill, in the office of US Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL).
He is engaged to Ms. Lauren Gillis, a national security professional who has worked on Capitol Hill and in the Obama Administration.