Posts tagged CEO
Samantha Brown - Get out of your own way

Samantha Brown is the CEO of JACK.  Samantha spent years working on cruise ships around Europe and America managing the entertainment department onboard. 10 years ago she didn’t even know what personal development was, or why she needed it. Sam spent the last 10 years in the personal development industry managing speakers (including superstars like Arnold Schwarzneggar and John Demartini), creating programs and courses for experts in their field, and also as a student ……

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Leigh Kelson - Global ecosystem

“A serial entrepreneur, technology veteran, cloud computing pioneer and passionate creative Leigh is a vocal leader of Australia’s startup community and a passionate teller of stories. With a keen eye for what's next, he's excited about the potential of video to transform the way we learn and connect with new ideas and communities. His company, BeachCity Media, tells stories for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs, reimagining how we develop the capabilities of tomorrow's creators and entrepreneurs.”

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Alison Hardacre - Remarkable, able to be remarked upon

Alison Hardacre is a global health technology entrepreneur. In 2016, Alison was named one of the Top 50 Australian and New Zealand Women in Tech, and in 2015 received the Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award. Alison co-founded HealthKit, a global health platform for practitioners, patients and people everywhere used in over 50 countries around the world, that makes healthcare efficient, effective and accessible. Before HealthKit, Alison was an accomplished general manager in health and banking, and ...

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Tom Griffith - Trust Respect and a Shared Vision

Tom Griffith co-founded Emma & Tom’s in 2004 with his childhood friend Emma Welsh. Both share a passion for healthy choices, active life and everyday, balanced nutrition and saw a need for an Australian healthy, great tasting snack and juice alternative to sugary, preservative-riddled, over-processed options out there already. Based on the simple and powerful philosophy ‘Look After Yourself’, Emma & Tom’s has grown to become one of Australia’s greatest startup business…….

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Nathanial Bibby - Fall in Love with your Customer

Nathanial ​Bibby is the Managing Director of Bibby Consulting Group, who have helped over ​10​,000 business grow​ over the past 13 years including SME's all the way up to larger corporations such as Capital Group, Harvey Norman, Westpac, Western Union​ and​ AppleHe is best known for introducing LinkedIn lead generation to Australia and since doing so has generated over $400 million in additional sales revenue for his clients using his LinkedIn lead generation strategies. With over 25,000 followers…

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Jamie Pride - Take More Risk

Jamie Pride is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist & author on a mission to make entrepreneurs, executives and enterprises failure proof. As an entrepreneur, Jamie sold his first startup, Velteo, to New York–based System Integrator Bluewolf, and has founded over six technology startups. As an investor, he has raised more than $16 million in funding for startups via private and public markets, including completing an IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2015. He has more than 20 years’…

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Mark Bergin - Driven by design

Courage is the root of all creative projects, courage of the sponsor, courage of the project team and courage of the creative team.DRIVENxDESIGN celebrates courage, excellence and diversity through 11 design awards programs. All programs are marketplace centric and offer an opportunity to recognise those that are defining tomorrow. When Mark is not advocating or celebrating design he work as an adviser to projects on the client side, providing expert input on how to structure projects, develop…

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Stuart Ellis - On a personal mission

Mr Stuart Ellis AM, is Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC). AFAC is the National Council for fire and emergency services across Australia and New Zealand, and is the facilitator and custodian of contemporary knowledge and practice, for the benefit of our members and through them, the community. There are 288,000 volunteers and career staff engaged across AFAC agencies providing fire and emergency services. Through a collaborative approach AFAC…

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Stuart Richardson - Journey has a genesis

Founder of Australian early-stage technology venture capital firm, Adventure Capital, whose amazing team has the privilege to work with Australia's talented entrepreneurs by providing equity, debt, and real-world experience to accelerate growth, and enable them realise their potential - globally. Architect of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and open innovation platform bringing together Fortune1000 / ASX200 corporations, leading academic and most importantly startups, upstarts …

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Jane Anderson - Position yourself for leadership

Jane Anderson is a Leadership and Communications expert. With over 13 years’ experience in she has worked with over 20,000 people on building more trust and influence in their businesses and brands. Her clients include Virgin Australia, Lego, Ikea, Rio Tinto and Origin Energy. She is on faculty in Thought Leaders Business School, mentoring some of Australia’s leading experts in their field. Jane’s blog was ….

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John Karagounis - Look back and smile

John Karagounis is a passionate thought leader, celebrated author and keynote speaker, participating and engaging with some of the world’s brightest minds in hundreds of exclusive, confidential forums around the country. He truly knows what is top of mind and what it takes to be a successful leader in today’s global marketplace. John started his career in the financial services industry, winning numerous State and National awards. He eventually found his niche in private wealth management and held a…

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Nick Mitzevich - Set the narrative

Nick Mitzevich has served since 2010 as Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide, where he has led numerous initiatives, including a diverse artistic programme, significant attendance growth, the revitalisation of the building and its displays, and the expansion of community engagement. Previously, Nick was Director of the University of Queensland Art Museum in Brisbane and Director of the Newcastle Region Art Gallery in New South Wales. He holds a BA in Fine Art and Graduate ......

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Siri Lindley - Just Tri - former World Champion Triathlete

Siri Lindley is a former World Champion and Hall of Fame Triathlete. She is a high-performance coach in both triathlon, and life. Siri has coached athletes to several World Championships Crowns, Olympic Medals and Personal Bests. As a speaker and Author, Siri carries a deep and profound message that has evolved from her experience of self-discovery. Her story is about overcoming failure, moving away from fear and learning to love...

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Nicholas Stone - Think local act global

Nicholas “Nick”  Stone is a native of Melbourne Australia who moved to New York City in 2010. He is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Bluestone Lane, an Australian-influenced lifestyle and hospitality brand based in New York, NY. Nick envisioned Bluestone Lane whilst attending Business School in New York, with the idea of providing a premium coffee/cafe experience that is readily found in his former hometown of Melbourne Australia (but not readily available in New York). Since opening its first ......

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Peter Cook - The Practice of Thought Leadership

Thought Leaders CEO Peter Cook has a wealth of experience when it comes to leveraging your expertise for maximum impact.  Peter is a best- selling author with eight books to his name.  These include, Implement!, Sell your Thoughts and E-Myth Bookkeeper which he co-authored with Michael Gerber. With over 15 years experience as a consultant to some of the largest companies in the world, Peter is well equipped to help thought leaders, business leaders and every day people achieve business and ...

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Mike Smith - Think strategically, act tactically

Michael Smith was the CEO of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ) from 2007 to 2015 following his retirement he remained an Adviser to the Board until July 2017.  He is the Chair of York Butter Factory (YBF) established in 2011.  YBF is the “destination point for innovation in Australia”.  He also holds the position of Senior Adviser Asia Practice at PwC.

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Tony McGinn - Reinvent yourself

After building and leading my businesses in Media, Marketing Services and Technology across Australia, Europe & Asia over 33 years, and the sale of those businesses in 2016, I now have two passionate business focuses. THE MCGINN PARTNERSHIP: We work with B2B SMEs across Australia transforming sales and business development capability and performance. With over three decades of experience in building and running sales teams and having invested plenty in 'sales training', I have looked long ....

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Ben Chan - Responsive action

Ben Chan is the Chief Commercial Officer of Envato, where he is head of a 140 person group, responsible for growing Envato’s revenue and customer base. His group comprises of 6 functions: product, engineering, marketing, customer analytics, customer support and UX & Design. Envato is ranked in the top 100 most visited websites in the world, and is the world’s leading online ecosystem for digital content and creatives, where millions of people come everyday to purchase files, hire freelancers...

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Mark Ritson - Electrical Marketing

Mark Ritson is Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Melbourne Business School and a Visiting Professor at Singapore Management University. He has a PhD in Marketing from Lancaster University and has been a faculty member at some of the world's leading business schools teaching on the MBA programs at London Business School, MIT Sloan, and the University of Minnesota. He is widely acknowledged as ...

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