CEO/Entrepreneur Speakers

Ovations' Entrepreneur and CEO Speakers come from the wide breadth of accomplished business leaders - the movers and shakers of commercial enterprise. These are the industry geniuses who have disrupted markets, blazed new trails and created commercial empires, highly sought after for their business acumen and vast experience. Give your guests the best advice available, directly from those accomplished leaders who know the most.

John McGrath

John McGrath is considered one of the most influential figures in the Australian property industry. As Founder and Executive Director of McGrath Limited, he took McGrath Estate Agents from a lounge room start-up in 1988 to one of Australia's most successful residential real estate groups, listing McGrath Limited on the Australian Stock Exchange in November 2015.

John Shackleton

John Shackleton is a top sports coach with a sports psychology background who shows international business audiences techniques to exercise the biggest muscle in the body - the brain. John Shackleton is passionate about peak performance and helping people achieve their sales potential. He is also passionate about raising peoples game through focusing on their own self-esteem... hugely important fo ...

Johnny Cupcakes Earle

Johnny Earle AKA. Johnny Cupcakes How do you turn a t-shirt brand that's sold from the trunk of a rusty car into a global, multi-million dollar business? Named America's #1 young entrepreneur by BUSINESS WEEK, profiled in the NYTimes, NPR, MTV, Forbes, NEWSWEEK Magazine and the Boston Globe, and featured in INC Magazine as one of the world's fastest growing independent businesses - there is ...

Jonathon Lyons

In their book, Marketing Without Money, John Lyons and Edward de Bono have captured the real world experience and learnings of twenty of Australia's top entrepreneurs. This is vital practical knowledge for people who want to create their own future, not be driven to it by others. With twenty in-depth interviews revealing the successful thinking behind Australia's most talented self-made men and wo ...

Joost Bakker

Who is Joost? This can't be answered in a few sentences. Joost doesn't quite fit into any mould and he's certainly much more than a highly creative florist. When you look at his achievements in the design arena, he's made an enormous impact both in Melbourne, where he's based, and in most of the other capital cities around Australia. Joost is self taught, attracting creatives wanting to work with ...

Julia Ross

Julia Ross is the founding Managing Director of Australia's largest independent recruitment company. The company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in September 2000 and at that time was the largest ever female-owned company to float on the ASX. She remains the majority controlling shareholder. Julia opened her first office in Sydney in 1988, with a staff of one. Today Julia Ross Recruitment ...

Julie Piantadosi

What workforce or people challenge is your organisation facing right now? Chances are Julie Piantadosi has been there before. A successful entrepreneur and business woman of influence Julie is a rare and clear voice in the corporate world. Julie believes in practical solutions for people and their businesses. Julie is an extraordinary motivator with business experience who delivers practical a ...

Karen Matthews

Karen Matthews has over 22 years experience in national and international retailing, franchising and strategic brand management. Karen recently resigned after 10 years as CEO of skincare company Ella Bache. She is recognized in the business community as an innovative leader with strong operational and strategic skills and operates as she calls it by an intuitive style of values based leadership - ...

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