Work History

Work History
May 2007 - Present

Founder, CEO

Obsessive Ink

Preview your tattoo in 3D! - Obsessive Ink is a Virtual Tattoo Studio. It’s web based application is an easy to use creative tool that will help you to be totally confident you have made the right design regarding the size and location for your future tattoo - before taking that permanent step

Jul 2009 - Present

VP of Partner Strategy and Operations

PeekYou LLC

PeekYou is a fusion of public records and public web data for over 230 million people. Its primary goal is to create a single profile for every person in the public domain, summarizing his or her interests, work, schooling history, photos, physical address, e-mail address, websites, gender, age, and other biographical information. As a data platform, PeekYou also powers and enhances web applications by leveraging deep people data. PeekYou delivers not only segment and aggregate data sets, but also individual level data and targeting abilities by using actual demographic information within a secure framework which protects the privacy of the individual. PeekYou.com is a people search engine where users can freely access this information, whether it relates to themselves or to other people. The site represents an opportunity for web users to control how personal information appears across the web. Compete.com and Quantcast both list PeekYou as a top-5000 site worldwide.

Aug 2007 - Apr 2009

Manager

Greater Union

Australia’s largest film exhibitor

Responsibilities:

  • Assistant Project Manager for location testing and implementation of new company wide Point of Sale and management software system
  • Responsible for location Customer Relations Management Strategy and staff training Programs
  • Developed and implemented “Supervisor Induction Program”
  • Successfully implemented staff incentive program increasing regional SPH by 27%
  • Mentored Managers from Greater Union’s “National Trainee Management Program” and the locations’ Duty Managers
  • Promoted innovations to the national online membership initiative which streamlined the membership registration process
Sep 2001 - Mar 2006

Regional Manager and Partner

Juice Energy Pty Ltd

Privately owned and operated Juice Bar Chain.

Responsibilities:

  • Performed market assessment, re-branded and expanded operations in NSW and to Queensland
  • Oversaw operations in multiple locations over two states leading a team of 63 employees
  • Created a management succession plan for each location within strict timelines
  • Established a regional auditing system
  • Planned and implemented a program for staff recruitment, retention and development
  • Managed the business to achieve targets and operated within budget
  • Developed, implemented, and reported on local area marketing campaigns

Interest

  • Commercialization.
  • E-commerce
  • Financial literacy
  • Passive income and investments
  • Real estate
  • Private Equity
  • Project management
  • Disruptive innovation.
  • Customer Relationship Management.
  • Human Capital Management
  • Pitching and public speaking.
  • Brand and idea communication.
  • Social networks as a business tool
  • Balanced life
  • Self improvement
  • Cooking
  • Leadership
  • Training/Education
  • Travel 
  • World politics
  • Sports/Fitness

Bio

With a natural problem solving ability and a passion for innovation Josh excels at spotting organizational inefficiencies in internal and external processes. His 6 years of hospitality management included hundred of thousands of customer and employee interactions, this experience was essential to him developing and understanding his own collaborative innovation management style. A style that is rooted in the power of leaving ego at the door while combining the style, experience and skill set of the team. Australian based in NYC, loving husband, brother, son & soon to be father. VP of Partner Strategy & Ops at PeekYou & co-founder of ObsessiveInk.com a 3D Virtual Tattoo Stud

Volunteer Experience

Yaowawit School, English and Sports TeacherApril 2007 - August 2007

Kapong, Phang Nga, Thailand

Charity work to raise funds and serve the underprivileged children in Thailand

Responsibilities 

  • Acquired sponsorship from charitable organizations
  • Organized and implemented a major music festival charity stall.
  • Fund-raised over $20,000 within two months
  • Taught English and sports tostudents and teachers

References

References

Samantha Henshaw

'Josh consistently achieves excellent results, and particularly excels as a team leader. He is always motivated and committed to learning new skills, gaining new knowledge and embracing any new experiences that will help him succeed in his career and life.’

– Samantha Henshaw  

David Hundt

'Josh's ability to not only recognise pain points for customers but also come up with innovative practical solutions makes him an asset to any business. He seeks a collective response to his ideas and has a open mind that ensures the best outcome.

- Dave Hundt

Andy Tuck

“After a year of collaboration on a number of projects, I can recommend working with Josh Mackey without reservation. He's an extraordinary pleasure to partner with. He has any number of outstanding qualities: very high energy, strong entrepreneurial motivation and outstanding capabilities with data analysis, customer relationship building and marketing strategy. But more importantly, he has exceptional people skills, sound consumer insight and impressive strategic intelligence. He gets things done and always focuses on making positive progress rather than on unsolvable problems. He has the unusual ability to maintain a positive outlook and a great sense of humor in the toughest situations. His impressive background in sports, the hospitality industry and in online community building and web-based business development makes him a strong, reliable and invaluable teammate on any complex project. Work with him if you get the opportunity.”

March 28, 2010

David Baker

'He has a natural ability of understanding what motivates customer and staff alike. His customer relations are outstanding no matter the demographic. Josh brings enthusiasm and integrity to everything he does and because of this he stands out as a natural leader.'

 -David Baker.

Stephen Shearin

“I'm not sure where to begin when describing Josh, and not because there isn't plenty to say - all of it positive. In the ever-changing world of today's business, especially that of the modern tech 'start-up', it is easy to succumb to feature creep, lose site of the ultimate goal, and generally fall prey to opportunity overload. Josh works tirelessly finding, consuming and then filtering information to apply a balanced yet cutting edge mindset to the work place that benefits all concerned - co-worker and company. With the affable personality of a top sales person, he has the steel grip on operations necessary to keep the ship sailing upright and in the correct direction whether in calm or stormy seas. His diverse background and sharp mind make him a real asset while his demeanor is a pleasure to work around, for or with. Without reservation I would recommend Josh for any position you can convince him to take in your organization. He will not disappoint.” September 3, 2010

Michael Hussey

“Josh is a dedicated, intelligent, and pragmatic individual, well suited to the start-up world. We are lucky to have him at PeekYou, where he takes great care to understand the goals of any given project and its necessary action items. He is able to complete projects which take lots of self-initiative and smarts, always with a positive attitude. A real asset to any organization.” April 3, 2010