At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Sydney based CEO’ operating in the Marketing space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Chief Executive Officer of Wisr
Anthony is a former CEO and Senior Executive specialising in Strategy, Innovation and the delivery of transformation projects. His general management experience includes exposure across multiple sectors as a Senior Leader, Investor, Board Member and Strategic Adviser. Anthony is also Chairman of the Board for the WEAVE, a Sydney based NGO operating for almost 30 years.
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About Wisr: DirectMoney launched a major company rebrand to Wisr offers a unified service platform that provides retail investment and lending services.
Co-Founder/CEO of Okendo
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About Okendo: Okendo is a customer content marketing platform.
CEO & Co-Founder of Commission Factory
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About Commission Factory: Commission Factory is a performance-based marketing or affiliate network that increase brand awareness, reach, sales and ROI.
Co-Founder and CEO of Good On You
Gordon Renouf is the co-founder and CEO of Good On You.
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About Good On You: Connecting conscious shoppers to retailers around the globe.
Founder & CEO of Expert360
Bridget Loudon is the CEO of Expert360, Australia’s leading online marketplace for the elite freelance consulting talent. Since cofounding Expert360 in 2013, Bridget has led the company to become a global Talent-as-a-Service (TaaS) platform, most recently overseeing its expansion into the US and enabling a new market for readily available elite capability and expertise. Bridget is a digital native and a former management consultant from top tier firm Bain & Company. Running successful businesses and start-ups is in Bridget’s blood. She started her first business in high school, which she sold successfully, whilst in University. A recognised thought leader in the future of talent and professional services, she has won numerous accolades and awards, including NAB 2014 Women’s Agenda Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, FutureMakers list of Australia’s top 25 Emerging Entrepreneurs, and Shoestring’s Top 50 Australian female entrepreneurs under 40.
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About Expert360: Expert360 Marketplace empower thousands of organisations to build, scale and manage flexible, on-demand workforces.
Kiran S Kumar
Co-Founder and CEO of GoVisually
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About CompeteShark, GoVisually: GoVisually is a SaaS proofing platform used by creative, marketing, media teams worldwide to review and approve creative content.
CEO and Co-founder of Hotel Link
A seasoned entrepreneur and currently CEO/Founder of the WHL Group, a large Hong Kong based travel technology group, as well as Chairman/Co-Founder of Compass Assurance Services in Australia. Len has run companies in Australia, Asia, the USA, Africa and Europe. He is a seasoned board member and is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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About Hotel Link: Hotel Link offers accommodation providers a customizable digital-marketing and sales solution.
Chief Executive Officer of M&C Saatchi Australia
Passionate about brands and the power of creativity, Jaimes was appointed CEO to navigate the M&C Saatchi Group of the future. He previously held the role of Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather UK. In tandem to that role, he was Ogilvy’s Global Head of Digital, responsible for developing their global digital strategy and its roll-out across all regions. Jaimes is a New Zealander by birth, but has spent the last decade in the UK.
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About M&C Saatchi Australia: M&C Saatchi is a confederation of creative entrepreneurs.
Co-Founder and CEO of TEX
Darren Scott is the CEO and Co-Founder of TEX.
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About TEX: TEX is an open video-based marketplace that enables real-time learning and upskilling by connecting people one-to-one with the right expert.
CEO of Vero
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About Vero: Message your customers using your data. Create a messaging experience that is a true extension of your product.
CEO & Co-founder of Longtail UX
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About Longtail UX: User Experience and Search Marketing Automation
Founder, CEO of Glasshat
Matt Collis is a Co-Founder and CEO at StackGo.io.
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About Glasshat, StackGo: Glasshat is a mobile marketing tool that helps business owners increase their online traffic and revenue.
Founder & CEO of The Performance Factory
Andrew Kilday is a serial online entrepreneur based in Sydney, NSW Australia. An industry veteran before the age of 30, Andrew founded Australia’s first Affiliate Management Agency back in 2006, then went on to found Australia’s fastest growing digital media agency, The Performance Factory Pty Ltd, which he successfully exited to public listed company Mobile Embrace Ltd for $7.2 million (ASX: MBE). See ASX announcement here: http://bit.ly/TPFacquisition. The Performance Factory was awarded the #12 fastest growing company in Australia in 2016 (top ranked digital media company) – http://bit.ly/BRWFast100. Following completion of earn out Andrew remained as CEO until August 2018. Andrew is now the founder of The Killer Company Pty Ltd, an investment company focused purely to identify, strategise, execute and scale businesses that change the game.
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About The Performance Factory: The Performance Factory is a performance based online marketing company, focused exclusively on improving clients’ return on investment.
Co-founder and CEO of Proxima
Sebastian Pedavoli is a CO-Founder and CEO at Proxima.
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About Proxima: Proxima is a Sydney based company that builds software to connect brands, people and content.
Founder and CEO of OneAffiniti
Joel Montgomery is the founder and CEO of OneAffiniti. He used to be the channel director of Dell Australia. Joel earned his degree at University of Technology, Sydney.
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About OneAffiniti: OneAffiniti bridges the gap to companies with strong influence over IT buying decisions such as re-sellers and leading industry bodies.
Co-Founder & CEO of upflowy
Guillaume Ang is a Co-Founder and CEO at Upflowy.
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About upflowy: Upflowy is a B2B SaaS that personalizes signup flow to maximize conversions.
CEO & Co-Founder of Metigy
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About Metigy: Metigy uses AI and deep learning to deliver real time insights and actions that radically enhance reach and converison
CEO & Founder of Vloggi
Justin Wastnage is founder & CEO of Vloggi.
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About Vloggi: SAAS B2B asynchronous video
Chief Executive Officer of Bohemia
An eternal optimist and one of Australia’s most awarded media strategists, Brett is our agency founder and leader. His focus is on turning good into great with an infectious passion to make Bohemia the best it can possibly be for both our Bohemians and our clients. He has over 16 years’ experience in building agencies and leading the country’s biggest brands in a career that has spanned buying, strategy and agency management. Having been recognised locally and internationally for his work, he continues to obsess over the best work in the country in his role as chairman of The Media Federation of Australia Awards.
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About Bohemia: Bohemia is a new model, multidisciplinary marketing communications group.
Managing Director/CEO of Raiz Invest
George Lucas is the Group CEO and Managing Director of Raiz Invest Australia.
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About Raiz Invest: Raiz Invest is a software engineers,designers,mathematicians,financial experts and marketers.
CEO of Lexer
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About Lexer: Lexer provide an enriched customer view & the tools to genuinely understand & engage with customers at every stage of the customer journey.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of WiTH Collective
They say, that we’re not just made up of one characteristic but many in order to survive. In Justin’s case, his are being passionate, highly digital centric and a creative marketer. It’s just as well, as he uses all three to focus on getting the most from the WiTH team, our clients and leaving the ordinary behind when it comes to opportunities for brands in digital. Who’d a thought an economist would dive into advertising? It certainly explains his love of numbers and no doubt it’s why he has an unwavering belief in combining technology, data insights and creative ideas for the ultimate in consumer engagement to make sure brands innovate to survive.
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About WiTH Collective: WiTH Collective operates as a digital experience agency.
Founder, Managing Director & CEO of Mologix
Gavin Wright is responsible for building and leading Mologix Solutions’ worldwide sales team. With more than 18 years of sales experience, Gavin has a unique combination of enterprise, channel, and on-demand/SaaS success. In addition to international operational experience, Gavin has extensive experience in general management and field operations, in both large and start-up organizations. Prior to joining Mologix, Gavin was the EVP of Worldwide Sales at Dexterra where his leadership helped triple company revenue. Gavin has also held sales leadership positions at Siebel, Genesys, Kanisa and Spoke Software. Gavin has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas. Gavin’s current responsibilities include business development and interacting with increasing number of Mologix partners. A crucial part of business development is charting out growth opportunities for Mologix and predicting the next big money making opportunities in online marketing. Several of Mologix’s extremely profitable partnerships and alliances are directly credited to Gavin. He is also entrusted with the responsibility of interacting with Media and Press and is an ideal Brand Ambassador for Mologix. Gavin has been featured in various IT related magazines like Digit (Nov 2005) and BenefIT (Sep 2007). Gavin also writes articles on Search Marketing in Popular Magazines like “Search Marketing Standard”.
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About Mologix: We are the leading APACan performance advertising network.
CEO of Ambiata
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About Ambiata: Ambiata is a massive scale personalized marketing service.
Founder/CEO of ModaUnica
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About ModaUnica: ModaUnica engages in the brand licensing of pet products in luxury, premium, and volume market categories.
Chief Executive Officer of Jaden Social
Jake has clocked almost 15 years working in media, marketing, and entertainment. In that time, he’s collaborated on projects with many of Australia’s most notable brands; Universal Music, Austereo, Yahoo!, Foxtel, Sony Music and Telstra. Jake leads the Jaden Social team and is also the contributing technology editor for The Music Network and Publisher & Editor of Radio Today, Australia and New Zealand’s leading source for radio and record industry news, analysis and jobs.
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About Jaden Social: Jaden Social is a digital marketing agency.
CEO & Co-founder of LeadsBridge
CEO & Co-founder at LeadsBridge. Online Marketing consultant since 2006.
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About LeadsBridge: LeadsBridge is an iPaaS solution that enables companies to enhance their omnichannel strategy orchestrating their business data.
CEO of Australian Wool Innovation
Stuart McCullough is Chief Executive Officer of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) – a not for profit company owned by more than 24,000 woolgrowers. The Company invests in research, development and marketing along the global supply chain for Australian wool – from fibre to fashion, from woolgrowers through to retailers. Stuart McCullough has over 25 years’ experience in international business planning, product development management, marketing and sales strategy, strategic alliance negotiation as well as corporate communication experience. During the past 15 years, Mr McCullough has worked in a variety of roles at AWI where he has been responsible for leading strategic development, transition, establishment and growth of several AWI business units as well as core initiatives. Responsibilities included directing new product innovation and retail commercialisation; initiating, launching and managing the North American AWI operation; leading global shareholders communications through complex animal welfare issues; and acting as the Strategic Advisor to the AWI Senior Executive in times of needed change. Mr McCullough was subsequently appointed CEO in May 2010.
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About Australian Wool Innovation: AWI is a not-for-profit company that invests in R&D and marketing to increase the long-term profitability of woolgrowers.
CEO & Founder of The Right Fit
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About The Right Fit: The Right Fit is an online community that connects its users with models, actors, photographers, makeup artists, and stylists.
Founder & CEO of BestExchangeRates
David Brown has extensive experience in foreign exchange markets after multiple roles at investment banks and fintech startups in London and Sydney. He founded the BER platform with the goal of providing Retail and SME customers access to the same exchange rate transparency and competition previously only available to larger institutions. BER is now the leading specialist FX comparison website in Australia and a growing list of countries.
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About BestExchangeRates: BER is an aggregator platform that connects individuals and businesses with innovative foreign exchange solutions.
Founder and CEO of DigitalMaas
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About DigitalMaas, White SEO: DigitalMaas is a Local Marketing Platform that allows your business to easily manage its Google My Business locations at scale.
CEO of Clemenger Group
Born and educated in the UK, Andy has over 20 year’s customer relationship marketing experience in London, Melbourne and Sydney. A lifelong direct marketer, Andy started his career in London as an Account Executive in a Soho-based DM agency. He has worked his way up through the ranks of the DM industry, including roles as Managing Director of Rapp Collins Sydney, M&C Saatchi and now Clemenger BBDO Sydney. Andy is a Director of The Clemenger Group, contributing to the overall strategy and performance of the Australasian group. He has worked on CRM programs for leading brands including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Commonwealth Bank, Qantas Frequent Flyer and now Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards. Andy is an active member of the advertising community and is a past Chairman of ADMA. In 2003 he won the coveted ADMA Direct Marketer of the Year Award.
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About Clemenger Group: Clemenger Group provides advertising and marketing communication services.