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.

Katrina Webb

As an Australian sporting legend, Katrina Webb in no stranger to a gold medal podium or a star-lit stage. She has received awards and medals most athletes only dream about. Despite this success, her journey hasn’t always been easy. Born into a family of sporting stars, it was no surprise that a young Katrina Webb was born with natural athleticism. By the age of eighteen, she had already secured a netball scholarship at The Australian Institute of Sport. What she didn’t realise at this time was that her sporting career was about to take an unexpected turn.

Kemi Nekvapil

Regarded as one of Australia’s most sought after speakers and facilitators, and recognised as a leading coach for female executives and entrepreneurs, Kemi is known for her unique ability to empower meaningful action and sustainable growth. Having trained with Dr. Brene Brown, she is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and a powerful advocate for courageous leadership in life.

Kevin Colleran

Facebook's pioneering sales executive and among its first ten employees, Kevin Colleran was an integral part of the social networking behemoth's sales force. As the company's Global Partnership Lead, he was responsible for creatively monetizing the site without hampering user experience. He was named one of New York's 100 Coolest Tech People by Business Insider. Colleran is a board member of sever ...

Kevin Panozza

Kevin built the most successful outsourced sales and customer service business in Australia and NZ, SalesForce. Through a passionate approach to engage staff and create a culture for high performance, Kevin's, lifetime of experience, and strong personal convictions about stimulating work environments and empowering cultures, has resulted in SalesForce being voted 'Best Employer in Australia and N ...

Kirsty Dunphey

Kirsty Dunphey has first and foremost always been entrepreneurial. In 2002 Kirsty was named as the National Winner of Telstra's Young Business Woman of the Year Award. With two businesses and two part time jobs under her belt by the age of 16 to her own real estate agency at 21 Kirsty has been described as "Little bit Aussie Battler, Little bit Sassy Entrepreneur". ...

Kjell Nordstrom

In the world of sober-suited business thinkers, Dr Kjell Nordstrom stands out for his passionate belief that in today's turbulent environment the old tried and tested methods no longer apply. Amid the madness and hyperbole surrounding the new economy, Dr. Kjell A. Nordstrom is a guru of the new world of business. The 2005 Thinkers 50, the world's first ranking of management thinkers, ranked Nordst ...

Klauss Schmidt-Hebbel

After twelve years at the World Bank, as senior economist and principal economist, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel - one of most regarded economists internationally- joined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development as Chief Economist, where he was also the Director of the Economics Department simultaneously. ...

Kristina Karlsson

WHEN Swedish born Kristina 'Kikki' Karlsson decided to set up a home office almost ten years ago, she couldn't have known where that decision would take her. Today she is the creative director and founder of international fashion stationery label kikki.K Swedish Home/Office Style, with 25 retail boutiques in Australia & New Zealand, and an online store that services the world. As she set abo ...

Kyle MacDonald

Swapping one red paper clip for a fish shaped pen seems easy enough, right? A fish shaped pen for a doorknob? Simple. But could you 'bigger-and-better' your way to a house in 14 online trades? Kyle MacDonald did just that. Kyle transformed one red paper clip into a ski-doo, a music recording contract, an afternoon with Alice Cooper - yes, that Alice Cooper - and eventually a house in K ...

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