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Judo Bank cofounder Joseph Healy steps down as CEO

- February 20, 2024 2 MIN READ

The cofounder of ASX-listed business lending bank Judo, Joseph Healy, is stepping down as CEO after seven years at the helm. He’ll hand the reins over to the bank’s long-term deputy CEO and chief relationship officer, Chris Bayliss, next month. The news came as Judo (ASX:JDO) announced its half-yearly results (1H24) to the end of… Read more »

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Canva CFO departs suddenly

- February 14, 2024 2 MIN READ

Canva’s long-term chief financial officer, Damien Singh, has left the company after nearly 8 years, with the graphic design giant yet to name a replacement. His departure appeared to catch many by surprise last week when he broke the news to members of the Canva team on Monday, February 5. “As we move towards the… Read more »

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Mike Cannon-Brookes names former Macquarie banker Tan Kueh as Grok’s CEO

- February 12, 2024 2 MIN READ

Grok Ventures, the private investment fund of Atlassian cofounder Mike Cannon-Brookes, has named global asset management executive Tan Kueh as CEO, joining chief investment officer Jeremy Kwong-Law. Cannon-Brookes said that Grok is entering a new phase of growth, having refined its investment strategy to make a bigger impact on addressing the global climate challenge. “Having… Read more »

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Stake cofounder Matt Leibowitz resigns as CEO

- January 12, 2024 2 MIN READ

The cofounder of Stake, Matt Leibowitz, has resigned as CEO, having led the digital broker since its launch in 2017. He will move to executive director and continue to work on the platform’s product and business strategy. Leibowitz will be replaced by the company’s new chief commercial officer, Jon Howie, who joined the business in… Read more »

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Open banking fintech Waave nabs former Qantas and eBay exec Belinda Jonovska as COO

- June 27, 2023 2 MIN READ

Waave has recruited former Qantas exec and eBay Australia chair Belinda Jonovska as payments fintech’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) to oversee risk, governance and commercialisation. Jonovska joins the startup after the open banking payments fintech raised $4.7 million in a Seed round in April. Cofounders Ben Zyl, Mark Connolly and Peter Traianou launched Waaveearier this… Read more »

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Adtech platform Zitcha bolsters C-Suite with three key additions

- March 20, 2023 2 MIN READ

Australian advertising platform, Zitcha, announced several key additions to its C-Suite and strategic partnerships worldwide as part of an international expansion rolling out throughout 2023. The software platform lets retailers sell advertising space to suppliers to market directly to their customers.  It automates marketing purchases by retail brands on retailer channels such as email, apps,… Read more »

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Gametech startup Livewire bolsters leadership team with ex Snap, Zip execs

- January 19, 2023 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup Livewire, which brings gaming marketing to company promotions, has made several key hires in the wake of raising $4.7 million late last year. The 20-month-old gaming marketing company develops integrated gaming marketing solutions for advertising agencies and brands. Its clients include Uber Eats, streaming site Binge, Amazon Music UK, NBL League, and Warner… Read more »

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Finder gets its first CPO as it looks to ramp up its headcount by 50%

- September 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

Comparison website Finder has appointed its first Chief Product Officer, with product executive Damon Pezaro signing on from online lender, Prospa. Pezaro has been tasked with scaling Finder’s product vision and strategy internationally. His more than 20 years of experience includes being CPO at Domain Group. Finder co-founder and chief operating officer, Jeremy Cabral, said… Read more »

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Former Hotelscombined.com boss Hichame Assi is replacing Collis Ta’eed as Envato CEO

- October 20, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

  Digital travel industry veteran Hichame Assi has been chosen to replace Envato founder Collis Ta’eed as CEO of the Melbourne-based tech marketplace.  The choice of the former HotelsCombined.com boss, who has a Masters in eCommerce from the University of London, follows a year-long global search. Ta’eed announced in August that he would step down… Read more »