Michael Twist was previously a Business Development Consultant for ARI Registry Services, formerly known as AusRegistry International. He was responsible for the sale of .brand gTLDs to corporate clients. He began with AusRegistry in early 2010, and had since been working around the world to develop new gTLD opportunities with a variety of clients. He attended the 2011 NewDomains.org conference in Munich, just after ARI announced that it had been chosen to act as the services provider for a proposed .jewelers application. He highlighted and sought to build on this success in Munich with representatives from ARI and .jewelers.
From 2009 to 2010, he was the State Manager at Crewe Sharp Corporate Human Resources, where he oversaw recruitment specialists in fields such as Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing & Logistics Finance, HR and Office Support. Mr. Twist worked at TurnaroundHRM as a Principal Consultant for 8 months in 2008. For four years prior to joining TurnaroundHRM, he served as a Team Leader at Aquent. He worked as a Sales & Marketing Manager at Butler & Blackberry in the beginning of his career.