CEO: Ruslan Kogan - Growing From $0 to $1b in Annual Sales | Kogan.comThis episode, Bryce and Alec are joined by the CEO of Kogan, Ruslan Kogan. As well as being the CEO and founder, Ruslan is a serial entrepreneur, and together they have a great chat about the founding story of Kogan, the numerous and varied verticals the company operates in, and the effect of covid on e-retailers. Bryce and Alec pose many of the questions gathered from our Equity Mates community, and also discuss the future of Kogan, and what success would look like to him.
CEO: Zlatko Todorcevski - Turning Boral Around Amidst Seven Group's Takeover | Boral (ASX: BLD)Bryce and Alec continue their quest to interview all the CEOs of the ASX 200, and Boral’s Chief Executive and Managing Director, Zlatko Todorcevski joins them this episode. In this conversation they cover a wide range of topics, including his atypical pandemic-influenced recruitment, the Seven Group takeover, his thoughts on ESG and sustainability, and what the future looks like for Boral.
Talking Money To Us | Wimp to Warrior - John Kavanagh and Nick LangtonFelicity and Candice welcome their first guests: Wimp 2 Warrior Co Founder and Head Coach John Kavanagh, together with Chief Executive and Co Founder Nick Langton. The company, is a Sydney-based mixed-martial-art start-up, that delivers the end to end marketing, content, publishing and payments platform for combat sports academies to connect with and monetise 500 million MMA fans, through a curated fitness and lifestyle experience. Felicity is a convert, and can attest to the brilliance of the programme, and throughout this episode they learn more about how the founders came to discover the program, the unique challenges of the pandemic and its effect on a contact fitness startup, and how the’ll use the recent funding to grow the company even further.
CEO Series: Vic Jokovic on Transforming the Australian Investment Market | Chi-X AustraliaIn this episode, Bryce and Alec talk to Vic Jokovic. Vic is the CEO of Chi-X Australia, a securities and derivatives exchange looking to disrupt the Australian investment market.
CEO: Don Meij - From Delivering Pizzas to Leading a Global Pizza Business | Domino's (ASX: DMP)Don Meij has worked at Dominos for 3 decades, having started as a delivery driver in 1987, and working his way up to become CEO and Managing Director of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises. He's one of Australia’s great entrepreneurs and during this episode we get stuck into the conversation about the story to date, the technological developments of the company, and his approach to people and culture, as well as his answer to some of your community questions.
CEO Series: John Guscic - Steering Webjet Through COVIDOn this episode, Bryce and Alec talk to John Guscic, the Managing Director of Webjet. But before that, John was previously Managing Director, Asia Pacific for GTA and formerly Managing Director, of the Travelport Business Group, Pacific region. Based in Tokyo, Japan, he was responsible for the Galileo and GTA brands in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Indonesia. Previous to that John was Managing Director, Galileo South Pacific and Flairview Travel.
CEO Series: Larry Diamond - Retail Investor Earnings Call (first ever!) | Zip Co (ASX: Z1P)Our first guest for this series is a long-term friend and previous guest of the show - Larry Diamond. Larry is the CEO and co-founder of Zip (ASX: Z1P), and in this conversation Bryce and Alec ask him the questions you helped put together - in our Equity Mates Facebook Discussion Group. Listen to his previous episode here.
CEO Series: Grant Straker is taking on the tech giants from rural NZIt's no secret that New Zealand punches well above its weight with innovative, interesting companies that come across the pond and list on the ASX. In this episode, Alec and Bryce chat to Grant Straker - the co-founder and CEO of Straker Translations, an ASX-listed language translation service. Since co-founding Straker with his wife Merryn in 1999, the company has grown to $30m in revenue and a $130m market cap. Prior to Straker Translations, Grant was a paratrooper in the British Army. Straker has gone from strength to strength, with revenue growing from $10m in FY16 to $31m in FY21 (5 year CAGR, 25.6%) and guided for $50m in FY22, while the global market for language services was $43b in 2017, expected to be $67b in 2022 (5 year CAGR, 9.3%). Together they talk about how Straker will capture larger and larger market share in this growing market, their partnership with IBM, and what the future holds for Straker.
CEO Series: John Winters on seizing the investment opportunity in the USJohn is the co-founder and CEO of Superhero, an online broker offering Australian’s the lowest cost access to the Australian market and now the US stock market as well. Before co-founding Superhero, John was a stockbroker and private wealth manager at Shaw & Partners.
CEO Series: Angus Muffet - Building Shopback into the 'Facebook of online shopping'Angus is the Country Manager of ShopBack, a Singapore-based ecommerce company with more than 25 million members specialising in cashback loyalty programs. When shopping via ShopBack, shoppers receive a percentage of their purchase price back, paid for through affiliate programs by the merchant. Prior to starting at ShopBack in 2018, Angus was the National Sales Director for Groupon.