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Head of High Growth Ventures KPMG

 

I worked in the nascent Australian start-up world in a number of senior sales, marketing and business development roles until appointed CEO of AirWORKS Media in 2003.

From ground zero I recruited a high performing team, established strong agency and client relationships, and significantly increased revenue year on year to successfully position the company for acquisition.

Originally from Sydney, I moved to Los Angeles with EYEcorp as the Vice President of Business Development, Partner Relations and Operations. I was responsible for identifying opportunities for growth and acquisition, developing strategic and operational plans, and managing key partner relationships with Westfield, Simon and Macerich.

In 2010 I founded Ausemerge and have worked with over 80 high growth technology enabled companies to accelerate their entry into the US, providing access to in-market expertise and an established network of Australian and US entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and potential customers.

I then joined KPMG in September 2016 as Head of High growth Ventures. The role is responsible for leading the firms interactions with key stakeholders in the start-up community – including early stage, high growth entrepreneurial businesses, incubators, accelerators, angel investors and VC’s – helping to define and develop our capabilities in servicing this unique and exciting market.

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