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From widgets to technology exploring the incredible career journey of Carsales CEO Cameron McIntyre

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In Episode 14 we meet Cameron McIntyre the Managing Director and CEO of Aussie tech superstar Carsales.com. We explore his journey from manufacturing to technology via FMCG and digital advertising. Cameron had some golden nuggets of truth and strong views on the power of Data to drive decision making and growth. We looked under the hood of what makes a highly successful tech company tick and how Cameron has risen to lead one of the greatest tech stories in Australian history. It was a pleasure to capture Cameron's journey to the c-suite, I hope you enjoy it.

Run time:

39.31

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Journey to the C-Suite

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14

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Cameron McIntyre

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From MD of Emirates hospitality arm to growing a successful hospitality consultancy we meet Adam Summerville

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Ever wondered how to transition from CWO to consultant and have the luxury of creating a life on your terms? Well that's exactly what Adam Summerville has achieved in as little as 2 years since leaving the big gig. In Episode 13 we explore how he did it, from cleaning ash trays to leading one of the most incredible hospitality turnaround stories and thriving as the Managing Director of the revered Emirates brand. If you are considering taking the opportunity of COVID-19 to transition your executive career then this is not to be missed.

Run time:

25.14

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Journey to the C-Suite

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13

Guests

Adam Summerville

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Transitioning from 'profit' to 'purpose' with the Executive Director of The Australian Ballet, Libby Christie AM

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Ever wondered how to combine your passion with an executive career? How to jump out of that corporate gig into the arts, culture or sport? Well that's exactly what the Executive Director of The Australian Ballet managed to do after leaving her corporate career behind at Monster.com and Telstra following her love of the arts and realising almost by accident that her commercial skill set was much needed in a world she knew little about. Libby Christie a recently awarded Order of Australia takes us on her incredible journey to the c-suite in this incredible episode. If you have ambition to follow your passion then this is a must listen.

Run time:

39.43

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Journey to the C-Suite

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12

Guests

Libby Christie AM

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From bootstrapping to an $855m exit we meet EatNow founder Matthew Dyer

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In Episode 11 we meet the entrepreneur behind EatNow one of the first movers in food delivery and a tech success story that still has huge relevance and lessons today. We take a look at Matt's lead up to founding the business, what inspired him to start and where the idea came from. Matt takes us on the rollercoaster journey the twists and turns and how he became etched in Aussie tech history by being part of one of the largest private. This is his Journey to the C-Suite.

Run time:

31.59

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Journey to the C-Suite

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11

Guests

Matthew Dyer

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How the CEO of PropTech scale-up Kolmeo transformed his career and life through education, grit and saying yes! We meet Scott Bateman

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Dropping out of school at 15 and becoming a chef is hardly the career path you associate with leading a venture backed technology scale up but for Scott Bateman it was the journey he would never replace. It taught him so much and particularly the key lesson later in life that going back to education could provide him with so much. Scott, the youngest CEO I've had on the show and is driven by his obsession with learning and challenging himself and his team to create a global success story with Kolmeo, a revolutionary SaaS platform for the real estate industry connecting tenants, landlords and agents. If you're an aspiring CEO of a technology business, this is one not to be missed.

Run time:

37.33

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Journey to the C-Suite

Episode

10

Guests

Scott Bateman

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Why failing in his first CEO role was the making of BWX Group's Dave Fenlon

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In Episode 9 we meet the Group CEO and MD of ASX market darling, Dave Fenlon. We explore his journey to the the c-suite from a management trainee scheme at Safeway in the UK, to leading Blackmores Group through incredible growth alongside Christine Holgate. But it wasn't that straight forward, there were many bumps in the road including a high profile failing in his first CEO role at Red Group Retail. Dave didn't allow it to define him, he learned a number of hard but valuable lessons and brought him back right to the start in some early lessons on the front line at Tesco. Dave shares his incredible journey in this candid and insightful discussion.

Run time:

47.00

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Journey to the C-Suite

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9

Guests

Dave Fenlon

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From making profit in the school yard to making Vodafone profitable, we meet Chief Commercial Officer Ben McIntosh

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Ben McIntosh knew exactly what profit was even during school as he sold lollies to his mates with a small mark up. The knack for retail started young and never left him. From dropping out if University he joined the Harvey Norman franchise and made a name for himself saying yes to the opportunities others would say no to. This has taken Ben around the world, to countries like Slovenia, Singapore and all over Australia. We explore the learnings from a whirlwind career that led him to help turnaround Vodafone Australia, successfully navigating into a merger with TPG.

Run time:

37.30

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Journey to the C-Suite

Episode

8

Guests

Ben McIntosh

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From History teacher to Managing Director of Bunnings Group we meet Michael Schneider

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In Episode 7 we meet the person at the helm of Australia's most loved retailer, the person leading Australia's most trusted brand through a significant digital transformation in the midst of a global pandemic. Sounds tricky? Try adding 45,000 team members, $12bn in revenue and being responsible for creating over 10,000 new jobs during his tenure, into the mix and you start to appreciate the scale and enormity of Michael Schneider's role and seemingly endless capability. But how did he get there? Where did it all begin? And how has managed to keep the business growing through such turbulent and volatile times, we explore all these questions and more in this not to be missed episode.

Run time:

33.24

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Journey to the C-Suite

Episode

7

Guests

Michael Schneider

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