Setup new San Francisco based start up developing consumer mortgage platform launching later this year. In 9 short months have completed 2 levels of formal market research, secured key strategic advisers, designed the core platform and business model and secured angel funding. In beta currently.
Spent 3 months doing global market research in Asia, Europe and the US before advising our Australian board that the US represented the best opportunity to grow Pisces mortgage software business.
I have single-handedly within 2 months established the US corporations, obtained leases, commenced pre-sales activities including securing a lead partner for entry to the market.
Key functions to date include detailed market research, strategy, business development and operations. US go to market is currently on track.
Took over complete responsibility for the mortgage software division and also drove a group restructure which has also enabled the messaging division to return to profitability. Have managed all four teams directly (Sales, Client Services, Development & Content) with a team of 26 full time staff in 3 locations.
Launched 3 new products as part of our 2 year technology refresh, a strategy created in former role
Pisces - Head of Product Development March 2006 - September 2009
Took over day-to-day responsibility for the software development for the entire Pi
Created Pisces Communication as a software provider to banks while still at university. Successfully raised over $2M of venture capital over 3 years, which enabled business to develop two divisions, mortgage software and messaging. Successfully moved the business from Perth (west coast) to Sydney (east coast) setting up the Sydney office, attracting staff and driving business development. Directly managed software & support team of 5.