Aaron Toreson, CEO Link – NZ Business Podcast 36

Posted on 14 Sep 2018 in Featured, Podcast

Aaron Toreson, CEO Link – NZ Business Podcast 36

Businesses are bought and sold all the time – but as more baby boomers exit their firms – transactions are set to increase in the years ahead. Aaron Toresen shares his story and that of Link, the business brokerage firm he’s built into a world leader. This is your chance to learn from Aaron’s story and hear insights in buying and selling businesses.

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NZ Business Podcast 35: David Sutherland – Entrepreneur, Founder – Whoa! Studios

Posted on 1 Apr 2018 in Podcast

In 2010 David Sutherland sold his firm Integral Technology for $64 million. Learn and be inspired as David shares about his journey in business and why he headed in a fresh direction with his groundbreaking new labour of love – Whoa! Studios.

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NZ Business Podcast 34: Mike Bennetts – CEO, Z Energy

Posted on 28 Mar 2018 in Featured, Podcast

NZ Business Podcast 34: Mike Bennetts – CEO, Z Energy

Mike Bennetts is the CEO of Z Energy – and winner of the Deloitte Top 200 Chief Executive of the Year in 2016. Early on he led the business through a rebrand from Shell NZ in 2011 and more recently the acquisition of Caltex. Today Z Energy has a market cap in excess of NZ$2.7 Billion. Hear the fascinating journey as Paul Spain talks with Mike Bennetts about how he end up leading a part of BP with $40B in revenues before he returned to NZ and ultimately take on the reigns at Z Energy. In addition to be CEO at Z Energy, Mike Bennetts is also the Chairman at Punakaiki Fund which makes long-term investments in high-growth firms.

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NZ Business Podcast 33: Darren Linton – CEO leading the transformation of Yellow

Posted on 18 Mar 2018 in Featured, Podcast

NZ Business Podcast 33: Darren Linton – CEO leading the transformation of Yellow

Leading a business that’s been disrupted by technology is no easy task, but Darren Linton, CEO at Yellow seems to really relish the task at hand as he leads the transformation of the company to make it relevant to New Zealand businesses again.

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NZ Business Podcast 32: David Hughes, Silicon Valley Founder/CEO – Silver Peak Systems

Posted on 10 Dec 2017 in Featured, Podcast

NZ Business Podcast 32: David Hughes, Silicon Valley Founder/CEO – Silver Peak Systems

Hear insights into building a business in the San Francisco Bay Area as Kiwi Founder/CEO Dr David Hughes shares his career story and that of his network technology firm Silver Peak Systems. This is unique chance to hear Paul Spain talk with David Hughes and gain insights from David’s experiences both in his firm Silver Peak Systems, and working with other companies including hypergrowth startup Stratacom, giant Cisco Systems and Venture Capital firm Benchmark Capital.

Not only did David Hughes raise some US$63-million in funding from leading Silicon Valley investors such as Benchmark Capital and Greylock Partners he also established Silver Peak Systems as one of very few companies in their space to survive, and soon after reach profitability – with some individual clients generating in excess of US$10-million/each. David shares his own experiences with career decisions, hiring, pivoting, taking advantage of client feedback and how the concept of the self driving car also has relevance in the field of computer networking.

In 2017, under David Hughes’ leadership, Silver Peak Systems has seen dramatic customer growth. Silver Peak is now a standout among Silicon Valley networking technology firms and is likely to keep attracting more attention in the year ahead.

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