Meet Hayley + Barry + Sarah.
HAYLEY DEVLIN - CEO
A creative visionary with a decade of wedding planning experience.
Hayley has been obsessed with weddings since she was 8. Through building multiple businesses and helping hundreds of couples all over the world to conceptualise and create the day of their dreams, she’s refined the art of designing unforgettable weddings with a meticulous eye for detail.
When Hayley isn’t busy educating people on bomboniere and boutonierre, she can be found quaffing pink Champagne with raspberries and running events to support women in business.
BARRY DEVLIN - HEAD OF COMMERCIAL
A big-picture dreamer with an accomplished sales history.
Barry drew a 20 year corporate career to a close, having written over $400m in business for some of the world's biggest companies, to join forces with Hayley.
Motivated to create a lasting legacy, re-engineering how global buyers and sellers connect using immersive technology has become his purpose.
Outside of weddings, Barry is happiest with his kids clambering all over him, exploring virtual reality spaces or on a football pitch somewhere. Just don't call it soccer!
SARAH MAGHFUR - COO / CFO
A driven and decisive change maker determined to eradicate inefficiency in the wedding planning process.
An ex Bain & Co consultant, Sarah is passionate about setting and implementing strategy from scratch. With a focus on operational organisation and international expansion, she is committed to driving profitable growth.
Before Neon, Sarah cofounded several food companies; including a couture wedding cake business and one of Malaysia's most popular local delicacy fast food chains.
When she isn't pouring over financial forecasting tables and whiteboarding her thoughts, Sarah can be found purposefully pondering restaurant menus and deciding what to eat!
An innovative and experienced software engineer, gifted at game and graphics engines.
Paul spent 20+ years working with big tech companies such as Sony, Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Capcom before founding tagSpace, a leader in location-based Augmented Reality software for Festivals, Big Events and Cities. He previously cofounded and exited Slant Six Games, a $100M revenue video-gaming company.
Paul’s professional interests include technical management, with an emphasis on optimising process and work flow.
A competitive ultra-marathon runner and triathlete, Paul’s recreational interests include most endurance sports involving mountains, water, legs and moving body parts.
A meticulous and masterful problem solver with a passion for pattern recognition and AI.
Adam started coding before he started school and has a life-long love affair with IT. His first business, YourDenmarkSolutions, helped a diverse range of clients in WA solve their technical and phone issues. Since relocating to Brisbane Adam has become widely recognised in the Startup community, mostly for his achievements and awards in numerous hackathons, Startup weekends and coding competitions.
When he does occasionally unplug, Adam can be found perfecting his Promenade! A lover of Tango, Adam built Augmented Reality App, Tech2Tango, to help people learn the steps in an interactive, fun new way.
One fateful autumn evening in 2001, two strangers met in London’s fabled Fabric nightclub.
Hayley a free spirited optimist, with dreams of moving overseas to live in paradise. Barry, a quintessential city slicker, working hard and partying harder. This is where our original cofounders story began.
1 dreamy destination wedding in sunny Spain, 25 different countries, 18 changes of address across 3 continents and 4 wonderful children later, they found themselves in beautiful Bali.
On the Island of the Gods they met Sarah, on her own global journey of discovery. After bonding over business, shared values and a mountain of mie goreng, they quickly discovered that three cofounders are stronger than two.
The future of wedding planning.
Through the power of visualisation technology, Neon shows engaged couples how their entire wedding will look, in the most realistic way possible. Way beyond just images and videos on a screen, we're building an interactive, immersive 3D adventure to help them work out what they want and how to get it.
Neon transforms a once stressful, time consuming process into a fun (and slightly addictive) experience.
Welcome to how the next generation will plan their wedding.
Style every element of the wedding. From the invites to the reception, the clothes to the cake.
Explore all the options in a delightful new way. No more tedious searching through online directories.
See it all brought to life and how everything looks together. Refine the vision and play until it's perfect.
Find the right people, for the right price on one simple platform. Say goodbye to those "Contact Me" forms.
Inspired action, with a touch of magic.
Our philosophy is simple; we want to make wedding planning fun, remove inefficiency and connect people through innovation. We believe in:
Unexpected bursts of wow!
Connection, collaboration, family