OMG, the pressure of being the founding CEO of a startup. Most people come into the role with limited experience and start the daily process of building something from nothing. The job is to learn what to do faster than the wheels can fall off. Every startup CEO feels like this. A quiet voice tells… Read more »
Ruslan Kogan, founder and CEO of the ASX-listed online retailer bearing his name, is paid more than the chief executives of retail giants Woolworths, Coles and Wesfarmers, taking home a whopping $9 million pay packet last year. But it seems many of the company’s shareholders question that cost, with the company’s remuneration report copping a… Read more »
DigitalX boss Leigh Travers is leaving the ASX-listed blockchain company to become CEO of Binance Australia
Digital currency exchange Binance Australia has appointed Leigh Travers, the former CEO of ASX-listed blockchain company DigitalX, as its new Executive Officer. Travers spent seven years at DigitalX. He previously created a tech and investment professionals startup hub in WA and has served on the board blockchain industry body, Blockchain Australia. Travers has provided technical,… Read more »
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 »
Finder finally has a new local leader following an 18-month hunt by the comparison site’s co-founders and global co-CEOs Fred Schebesta and Frank Restuccia, with ViacomCBS exec Chris Ellis taking on the newly created role of CEO of Finder Australia. English-born Ellis departed ViacomCBS, owners of the Ten TV network, as VP of Commercial… Read more »
MYOB CEO Tim Reed is stepping down after 12 years in charge of the Australian accounting software company. Reed, recently returned from holidays after the ASX delisting of the business following its acquisition in May by an affiliate of US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), will stay on as an advisor and… Read more »
The incoming CEO of Cicada Innovations, Sally-Ann Williams Sydney-based deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations has recruited senior Google executive Sally-Ann Williams to lead the organisation as CEO. Chairman Andrew Rothery said Williams was the ideal person for the task and chosen for her vast experience in technology-driven businesses and Australia’s start-up ecosystem. “The experience she has… Read more »
Rod Drury has stepped down as CEO of Xero, with the company’s board announcing Steve Vamos will be taking on the role on April 1.
Coworking community Fishburners has announced Pandora Shelley as its next chief executive officer, taking over from Annie Parker, who will step down from the position of interim CEO at the end of February.
Before launching IT operations management platform PagerDuty in 2009, Alex Solomon had earned his street cred as a software engineer for Amazon.
After a troubled search, Uber has decided on its next CEO, with the board set to offer the job to Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi, according to a report from The New York Times.
Australia Post has announced a partnership with AlphaPaymentsCloud that will see the development an integrated ecommerce platform.
Vend has announced the appointment of former Yelp director Dave Scheine as the company’s new country manager for Asia-Pacific.
Smartpay is a payments company which offers its own open payments service API and physical EFTPOS devices to merchants and retailers.