Director - Commercialisation NEC New Zealand
- AUckland, New Zealand
- [email protected]
In 2015 I saw retail evolving and whilst I loved big business, I wanted to think more like an Entrepeneur. I have had the IoT bug ever since. It's just starting to happen and get interesting. I wanted to also think more like an entrepreneur and behave accordingly. I got to start up Spark's IoT business in the Ventures space and build the business case for the first carrier enabled LoRaWan in New Zealand. NEC taught me mixed realities but especially 3D and the passport to Artificial Intelligence (AI).
I believe I can identify where the value is both commercially but more importantly for a partner. New Zealanders will need a sense of imagination to go on this journey and my role is to make this real. Being able to not just educate but sell and enable has given me a huge advantage.
Started with NEC and wrote a change business case and was promoted to deliver it within 8 weeks.
Lead the Smart Cities approach and team, but quickly identified core vertical marketplaces. Given the mandate to deliver Spark Ventures quickest commercialisation and pathway to profitability.
Working with an incredible technical resource we have
Seconded to run a discovery team to final recommendation for Spark to consider Energy market entry.
Bought into Spark to rebuild this channel. Total serviced storefronts including Mass market, Grocery, Route and Convenience number over 4000
I returned to Consumer Electronics to work for LG managing the commercial sales function. This role made me realise that often you can never go back!
This role had 4 direct reports and 7 indirect reports and comprised over 250 storefronts.
After a successful presentation to the CEO and members of the Executive I was appointed to this position with the mandate to run the online team and also the complete re-build of the consumer site www.newzealand.com. This site has over 12 million annual visits in 5 languages and 12 country editions.
Reporting to the Chairman – Fusion Board New Zealand
This position was created to expand the company’s markets within the UK and Europe/Russia. In January 08 the role was expanded to manage Asia and the Middle East. The product line up included Marine electronics, Car audio and mass-market consumer electronics.
Reporting to the Director – Online Sales Sony Europe. Reporting levels included Vice President Europe and Sony Tokyo Senior Marketing on a monthly basis.
17 country websites, utilising 5 languages.
Reporting to the General Manager of Consumer Sales
Marketing and Management Studies - Dual Major
School Certificate and University entrance both by exam - all subjects
2018 Got my first scaled funding into Auckland City's LTP (Long term plan) for several million NZ$
2017 Formed own start up business in chilled food sector on predictive household and realised the timing was too soon so parked it. Tough to do but the best experience as a new entrepeneur.
2016 Just about got Spark into the Energy and Battery sector....nearly.
2015 Created own investment business and currently mentoring numerous IoT start ups and approaches realising that I was lucky so had to pay forward.
2014 Launched properly development company (currently 8 properties in now).
2013 Cycled South Island from top to bottom alone as someone told I me I couldn't do it
2011 Appointed to lead opportunity to rebuild from scratch www.newzealand.com site in 4 languages/all databases which was the third biggest website in traffic terms after TradeMe and NZ Herald in NZ,
2004 Completed Marketing Major and subsequently B.Com whilst working full time.
2003 Vodafone Leadership in Action - six month NZ/AU share leadership training.
2003 Global Leadership finalist - Vodafone Global Group.
Interested with passion in Property, Cycling and Technology especially IoT networks.