DroneShield Limited (ASX:DRO)

World-leading counter-drone solutions for defence, law enforcement, and critical infrastructure.

About Us

DroneShield Limited (ASX: DRO) is an Australian-based technology company specialising in counter-drone solutions. The company develops, manufactures, and sells systems to detect and neutralise unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that pose a threat to security and safety.

Company Overview

DroneShield Limited, established in 2014, is at the forefront of the counter-drone industry. The company provides advanced solutions to protect people, organisations, and critical infrastructure from drone threats. DroneShield's comprehensive product range includes detection systems like RadarZero, RfPatrol, and DroneSentry, and mitigation solutions like DroneGun Tactical and DroneGun MkIII. These systems are used globally by military, government, law enforcement, and commercial clients to ensure safety and security.

The company's technology is characterised by its adaptability and integration capabilities, allowing it to address the unique requirements of diverse environments and applications. With its headquarters in Sydney and offices in the United States and the United Kingdom, DroneShield is positioned as a global leader in counter-drone technology, consistently innovating to stay ahead of emerging threats.

Board & Management

Oleg Vornik

Oleg Vornik

CEO & Managing Director

Oleg is an experienced senior executive with successful track record of rapid business scale up, including IPO and subsequent growth of the DroneShield teams in Australia, and the U.S., and presence in over 100 countries. Through that time, he fostered organic deep technology development, through to mass deployment of the solutions around the world in the homeland security, intelligence community and military segments.

Prior to DroneShield, Oleg’s career spanned across Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Brookfield and ABN AMRO.

Oleg has a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from Canterbury University and completed a Columbia University business program.

Matt McCrann

Matt McCrann


Matt is an experienced business development executive, having successfully built and led business units delivering innovative technology to government and enterprise end users worldwide. Matt joined DroneShield in 2019 and is responsible for the growth and scaling of its U.S. organisation.

Prior to DroneShield, Matt held leadership positions at rapid growth scale-ups, successfully building business units serving the Defence and Intelligence markets. His career experience includes management level roles across engineering, operations, and sales functions at high growth businesses.

Matt is a veteran of the United States Navy and served as an Intelligence Operator and Analyst and a member of NSA/CSS’s Cryptologic Direct Support Element.

Angus Bean

Angus Bean

Chief Technology Officer

Angus merges the various fields of mechanical hardware, electronics, software, digital interface and technology. He brings a wealth of knowledge in product development, team leadership and technical innovation strategy.

Angus joined DroneShield early in 2016, since then has been a driving force in DroneShield’s technology team, working to build the team and the technology to deliver on key projects and milestones.

Over his career, Angus has adopted both a collaborative and leadership role on a number of projects which have attracted multiple Australian and International Awards in Innovation, Consumer Electronics, Defence and Cyber Security.

Carla Balanco

Carla Balanco

CFO & Joint Company Secretary

Carla is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ). She holds an Honours in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg and an Honours in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.

Carla started her career working for Chartered firms Crowe Horwath and HLB Mann Judd in the audit division. She moved on from Chartered to gain experience working in Commercial and Business Development roles.

Since joining DroneShield in 2018, she has spearheaded improvements to critical systems and internal controls and has been instrumental in scaling the Company’s financial management systems. Today, as CFO and Company Secretary, Carla oversees statutory reporting, management reporting, payroll, treasury, administration, and compliance for the global DroneShield Group of companies.

Carla was selected as a finalist in the 2021 ADM’s Women in Defence Awards and 2020 Australian Defence Industry Awards.

Paul Cenoz

Paul Cenoz

General Counsel & Joint Company Secretary

Paul joined DroneShield in 2023 as Legal Counsel. He is admitted to practice law in California and New South Wales. He brings his experience working on multi-jurisdictional matters with technology businesses.

Prior to DroneShield, Paul held executive roles at high growth scale-ups, successfully building businesses in the US and Australia. He was COO and General Counsel of OSINT Combine in Sydney. Before moving to Australia, Paul co-founded and was COO and General Counsel of Morning Consult in Washington, DC.

Paul’s prior legal experience includes MurdockCheng Legal Practice, a Sydney based boutique law firm, and Cox Wootton Lerner, a maritime litigation firm in Los Angeles, California.

Paul has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and Juris Doctor degrees from Monash University and American University Washington College of Law.

Carl Norman

Carl Norman

Vice President, Embedded Systems

Carl has over 25 years of experience in electronic product design, development, manufacturing and project management.

He has a strong background in design and development of embedded RF products, covering ISM band RF, analogue design, embedded system design, high speed digital design coupled with a hands on project management, delivering products to the Communication, Security and Industrial sectors around the world.

Carl carries the experience required to meet the fast paced timelines of delivering commercially viable products to market. Carl has studied Electronics Engineering at TAFE NSW.

Tom Branstetter

Tom Branstetter

Director of Business Development (USA)

Tom is a U.S. Navy veteran and former Navy SEAL. Upon separation from active duty in 2010, he began work as a high-threat protective officer for the U.S. government.

Tom now serves as the Director of Business Development for DroneShield’s U.S. operations focusing on overall growth across DoD and other federal agencies. Tom’s responsibilities include identifying and developing new business opportunities as well as expanding brand presence. Additional areas of focus include leading cross-functional teams and managing existing partnerships.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Entrepreneurship. He and his family reside in Northern Virginia.

Red McClintok

Red McClintok


ed is a Business Development Manager with a military technical background. He served 23 years as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy including operational deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and served in 7 different classes of warships. During his time with the Navy, Red evaluated, acquired, and operated numerous capabilities including Command and Control, Electronic Warfare and Hard-Kill options. He has a broad military experience spanning operational, technical, acquisition and sustainment roles – from this he recognises that the needs of frontline operators should be fundamental to all systems (although lamentably this is not always the case).

Prior to joining DroneShield, Red worked for five years with BAE Systems as a Business Development and Account Manager. Over this period, he was a key individual in the successful “Hunter Class” future frigate bid ($35b), following this with roles in the Electronic Warfare and Geospatial Intelligence domains. He is a staunch believer in Australian Industry and seeks to grow SMEs wherever he sees a good opportunity.

Lawrence Marychurch

Lawrence Marychurch

Vice President, Design

Lawrence is an experienced Industrial Designer and has been with DroneShield since early 2018. With a deep involvement in product development, manufacturing and QA, Lawrence is involved at every stage of the product lifecycle. He works closely with RF, electrical and software engineers to deliver innovative counter-drone products. Lawrence manages a large portfolio of suppliers in Australia and abroad regularly visiting their facilities and runs DroneShield’s manufacturing facility in Sydney.

Lawrence holds a BDesign in Integrated Product Design from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Raffael Blattner

Raffael Blattner

Operations Manager

Raffael has over 15 years of experience in Manufacturing and Operations Management backed by a strong educational foundation in Engineering and Project Management.

Raffael started at DroneShield in 2023 as an Operations Manager. Prior to DroneShield he held Management positions in deep-tech start-ups as well as corporate organisations delivering products and projects into the automotive, telecommunications and industrial market. Raffael has a wealth of experience developing and improving operational processes in a fast-paced scale-up environment.

Raffael holds an Engineering qualification in Mechatronics and Project Management from a Swiss Advanced Business School for Engineers.

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