Problem solvers, not number crunchers


IDS is a proudly-Australian team of technologists and industry experts who are passionate about helping our clients use property data to solve their commercial and regulatory requirements. We believe that there should be no compromise when it comes to speed and accuracy, and build solutions for our customers that power lightning-fast insights that can be applied with the confidence of pinpoint accuracy.


Meet the Founders

Louie Psaroulis

Louie Psaroulis - Co-Founder/CEO

Louie is a valuation, risk and lead generation expert with over 30 years experience, high-level client networks and deep domain knowledge, and a track record of delivering platforms and products in the marketing, insurance, finance, valuation and property information industries.

Louie is the co-inventor of Australia’s first patented desktop valuation solution (‘EVR’), which deployed Australia’s first valuation panel management function, and the developer of Australia’s first valuer workflow management (‘ValuersNet’) and lender valuation management (‘ValuersLink’) platforms.

Louie was the founding MD of CoreLogic RP Data’s financial services division after its acquisition of Pacific Property Technologies (EVR) and Tele Image (ValuersNet & ValuersLink).



Mike Thanos - Co-Founder/COO

Mike is a mortgage industry, technology, and outsourcing specialist who began his career as a solicitor.

With 20 years experience delivering loan processing and property settlement solutions to Australian banks and law firms, Mike has the distinction of being a co-founder of LIXI Limited, the Australian lending industry data exchange standards body.

With his deep knowledge of the mortgage life-cycle and technologies that help to automate and streamline it, Mike has consulted to major listed companies in North America, India and Australia on their mortgage technology product strategies within Australia and abroad.


Meet the rest of the Team

Chris Spanos

Chris Spanos - General Counsel

Chris has over 15 years experience as a solicitor, including a graduate role at a top-tier law firm for 4 years, PPT’s General Counsel for 3 years, and Senior Legal Council at CoreLogic RP Data for 6 years.

Chris specialises in negotiating procurement & licensing agreements, intellectual property, competition law, and mergers & acquisitions with a focus on the property information, valuation and software-as-a-service industries.

Before leaving CoreLogic RP Data to join IDS, Chris was Head of Valuation & Government Solutions for 2 years, where he focused on developing products and sales strategies for the valuation and government sectors.



Claudio Natoli - CTO

Claudio’s career has covered the spectrum of startup, corporate, independent software developer and consulting environments across industries as diverse as health, defence, and digital marketing and optimisation.

He has led the development of platforms for scientific and data visualisation, large-scale data processing and machine learning systems, mobile applications, and unmanned aerial vehicle control systems.

Most recently, Claudio was Head of Optimisation and Technical Innovation at ROKT, guiding the growth of the engineering capabilities of the company between Series A and B rounds.

Claudio holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Eng. in Aeronautical (Hons I, University Medal) from the University of Sydney.


Matthew Hardman

Dr. Matthew Hardman - Head of Analytics

With a PhD in Mathematics from The University of Sydney, Matt has worked in senior quantitative roles throughout banking and funds management since 2002.

Matt has modelled market, credit and operational risk, helping support lender risk management strategies through hedging / calculating regulatory and economic capital for Basel 2 compliance. Matt also consulted to derivatives traders before joining fund manager Rismark as Head of Research in 2007.

At Rismark, Matt was responsible for developing tradable property indices, designing AVMs, modelling and managing risk/return in the equity mortgage fund, economic analysis/forecasting, and developing structured products using property portfolios & derivatives. Matt has authored 4 business method patents.



Leigh Oliver - Product Manager, VM Online

Leigh is a product specialist with over 14 years’ experience across the Australian property & technology sectors, focusing on platforms, analytics and mobility.

With a diverse background in logistics, financial markets, real estate and valuations, Leigh brings a unique knowledge of the key motivators in the government, finance, property and valuation industries that drive innovation throughout the mortgage and valuation life cycles.

Leigh has delivered industry-first solutions that are critical to the workflow of Australia’s largest financial institutions and government regulatory bodies. Before joining IDS from Thomson Reuters, Leigh worked in the product team at CoreLogic RP Data and as an Analyst at Macquarie Bank.



John Mooney - Executive Director

A highly experienced and accomplished property professional with over 25 years of experience in Australian, Asian, and US property markets. John’s area of expertise comprises of asset management, agency, corporate and advisory services, property development and project management, and equity capital markets.

John is the founding director of Criterion Property Group: a private company specialising in niche real estate developments on Australia's eastern seaboard. John is also the founding partner of Spire Capital: an independent investment manager and advisor with the main focus of providing institutional and retail investors with access to alternative property funds in the US.