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 »
As we get ready to properly dive into the work year, we asked a couple of Australian startup CEOs what they’re working on, and what business concerns might be keeping them up at night in 2019:
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.
Tyro has announced Robbie Cooke, the former managing director and CEO of Tatts Group, will take on the role of CEO at the end of March.
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.
Domain Group has announced the launch of an open API, which will allow property developers and startups to tap into the company’s expansive property data.
Optus has today announced a $1 billion plan to strengthen its mobile network across regional Australia, increasing call and 4G coverage.