On-demand Leader, CEO, Chief Operating Officer, Business Strategy and Digital Transformation, M&A execution
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Paul is a Senior Executive with demonstrated success leading major corporations at the Managing Director and CEO levels globally; across Asia Pacific and Australia, adding immense value to organisations through his leadershio style of collaboration, empowerment and trust whilst enabling teams to execute on the strategy and improve all the key business drivers.
With his strategic mindset, complemented by his operational and financial experience is capable of taking action orientated execution to ensure the teams focus on growth on both top and bottom lines.
Through his experience in mergers and acquisitions he is able to evaluate targets and detemine whether they are the right fit strategically to add value to a purchaser. And then ensure the acquisition integrations are successful to maximise the return on investment.
His technology heritage is invaluable in helping organisations understand the commercial value in constant digital transformation to ensure continued relevance and thus growth in an ever changing digital world.
Through a passion for developing strong teams and winning cultures with his strong levels of collaboration and high levels of emotional intelligence has enabled Paul to successfully build high performing teams who can operately successfully in complex stakeholder environments during cultural, operational and digital transformation.
Board experience enables Paul to always be thinking at a high level and focused on what is over the next horizon to impact the future performance whilst taking into account risk and governance concerns for the business.
A country boy, Paul started his career as an accountant working predominantly in the technology sector in Asia Pacific Finance Director roles for multi nationals, including three years working in Hong Kong and China.
Paul was promoted from Finance Director to Managing Director to turnaround a loss making technology managed services company, the Australian subsidiary of a Dutch multi national called Getronics. This turnaround was so successful the company was acquired by a ASX listed technology company UXC Limited.
At UXC Paul was promoted to Chief Operating Offier responsible for the eight business units, before organisational mergers resulted in the role Global Vice President - Microsoft at DXC Technology, driving the aggressive 345% global growth through acquisitions and growth in each region.
After leaving DXC Paul joined Australian privately owned Davidson Group as CEO for their technology companies, Davidson Technology Consulting and Davidson Technology Recruitment leading three years of growth.
Paul has Board experience as Chairman of NSW Suburban rugby, member of Waratahs Board, member of NSW Rugby Board, member of Finance & Audit committee for Waratahs and NSW Rugby Boards. Member of Advisory Board for Albert Court Aged Care facility in Edgecliff.
Paul is now embarking on a Portfolio career to share his leadership and business experience across numerous organisations.
Setting a clear strategy with a business and cultural transformation program and then collaborating with the leadership team to execute this strategy to ensure the turnaround from an AUD$10m loss making business to AUD$5m profit.
Lead the simplification of eight independent business units with a business and digital transformation with a simplified core IT system platform and associated processes, combined with centralised business functions, which combined generated AUD$10m of annual savings
Growing a global Microsoft business from revenue of usd$110m to USD$500m+ over 3.5years, expanding from 4 countries to 15 countries, and going from 600 people to 3,000 people. This was acheived whilst navigating the matrix leadership of global and regions of a multi national business
Target identification and completion of acquisitions and their successful integrations in Australia, North America, United Kingdom and Nordics over a 3 year period
Successfully growing a privately owned Australian technology group, with revenue doubling and profit tripling over a 3 year period through a clear GTM offering, with quality sales and delivery teams and a razor focus on operational excellence
Led the transformation of a company culture and won a Human Synergistics Culture Transformation Award
Transformed my own leadership and was included in the book, Leadership Transformed - How ordinary managers become extraordinary leaders by Dr Peter Fuda
Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors (FACID) Certified Practicing Accountant of Australia (CPA) Bachelor of Business (major in accounting) Mitchell CAE Bathurst
Technology, Technology Managed Services, SAS services, Engineering Services, Professional Services, Recruitment Services, Across Multi National, ASX listed and Privately owned companies
Board Director, Senior Leadership, Strategy, Digital Transformation, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Finance, Commercial, Risk Management
Leadership transitions, business turnarounds, business growth, leadership and cultural transformation, strategic leadership, digital transformation, mergers and acquisition transactions, post merger intergration, business improvement, preparation and sale of businesses
“Listen with curiosity, speak with honesty and act with integrity” Roy T Bennett
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader” Simon Sinek
“I joined Leaders on Demand...
... because I loved the values and the spirit of LOD and felt this was the perfect backing for myself to continue to spread my extensive experience, knowledge and learnings across as many organisations as possible who need additional leadership support on an interim basis”
“When I'm not at work...
... I will be enjoying the company of my family and friends. Keeping fit at the gym or on my bike. Watching sports, especially passionately supporting the Waratahs and the Wallabies”