About Us

Our History

Operating since 2010, The Cluster is devoted to helping businesses grow and feel connected. Building a productive coworking community that challenges the status quo and offers a “new way of working” –where you have genuine friends and connections around you. We make positive spaces where we can work and live well.  The Cluster was one of the first coworking spaces in Australia.

In 2021, The Cluster joined the Hive group and became a part of Asia-Pacific’s widest and most recognised boutique coworking network- united with a family of over 20 locations, from Australia to Japan.

 

 

Meet the team!

As any of our members will tell you, The Cluster Community Team is our secret sauce! Our warm and friendly team will become an extension of your business, greeting your guests, and ensuring the best possible experience for you and your team each and every day. We pride ourselves on being go-getters, quick thinkers, and problem solvers, dedicated to providing the best service possible!

Whatever you need from us, whether it’s as simple as your morning coffee, to complex tech support, to planning your next big event, our talented team are here to make it happen. We sweat the small stuff so you don’t have to

James Schwarz

James Schwarz

Executive Manager

James is our techy know-it-all manager, he is a passionate problem solver, coder and a glowing font of optimism for the business! Come chat to him about about anything - he'll be sure to have an answer for you.

Clare Vanderwarker

Clare Vanderwarker

General Manager

Jack of all trades, and keeper of all answers at The Cluster. Any questions come and ask Clare and it will be solved - usually found with a tool belt trying to become part of the maintenance team.

BoBo Po

BoBo Po

Hospitality & Events Coordinator

Whether it’s a networking event, product launch or anything in between, BoBo’s here to make it happen! If you’re looking for a great coffee come to the cafe for a chat about aroids, yoga, whisky and all the good things in life.

Maya Linehan

Maya Linehan

Receptionist

With a sparkle in her eyes and a smile on her face you will find the delightful Maya located at FOH on level 17! Need a coffee, have a question, or just looking for a chat and a smile Maya is your girl - often found hoarding plants and other objects to pad out her house!

Eva Baillie

Eva Baillie

Community Coordinator

When her head is not stuck in a Rubik's cube, you can usually find Eva excitedly colour-coding spreadsheets and labelling things on Level 17. Whether you have a query about your Cluster membership, can't find your office key or just need more puns in your life, she's your gal!

Bec Barke

Bec Barke

Facilities & Hospitality Assistant

Not only is Bec our Facilities and Hospitality queen, she’s also our resident PlayStation nerd, K-pop fan and movie buff! Find Bec floating between all 3 levels of The Cluster if you need help with anything space related or if you just feel like having a laugh!

Mark Nguyen

Mark Nguyen

Network Administrator

‍When you have any IT troubles Mark is always around and happy to help fix any of your tech woes. Whether it be assisting your problems or you want to have a fun chat about tech news, photography things or even anime and games, Mark is just a short walk away.

Rhian Borger

Rhian Borger

Hospitality & Events Coordinator

Rhi was originally a Sydney sider but came to her senses and relocated to Melbourne. After travelling Australia for work and the world for fun, Rhi now calls The Cluster home. Come and find her on level 20 to talk all things trave or music!

Johnny Maloney

Johnny Maloney

Socials & Communications Coordinator

Coming to us from Texas, via London, Johnny takes care of our socials, blog and in house photographer. Usually found on level 20 singing to himself behind the counter, feel free to grab an air mic and join him anytime!