CEOs Entrepreneurs Speakers

Jack Perkowski

After spending twenty years on Wall Street, John F. "Jack" Perkowski founded ASIMCO, a successful manufacturing company in China. Mr. Perkowski is the chairman and CEO of ASIMCO, which was named "one of the 10 best employers in China." John Perkowski knows how to do business in China, and shares his perspectives with his audiences. Additionally, John Perowski has insight as to what awaits Western ...

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Jack Sims

Founder of two international corporations on two continents, Jack Sims offers the unique perspective of a transplanted Brit, who started the largest number one-ranked marketing agency in America. His clients are some of the biggest and best brands on the planet, and his expertise lies in getting serious buesinss growth to apply to every person who has though about growing his or her business into ...

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Jack Singleton

Jack Singleton is more than a chip off the old block when it comes to creating an industry buzz. Jack Singleton, the son of larrikin adman John, says that when the Jack Watts advertising agency started up in 1998 it was a small business. "Meaning we didn't have any clients," the 33-year-old laughs. These days it's a very different story, with their billings hitting the $52 million mark. ...

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Jack Welch

Legendary management expert, businessman and best-selling author Jack Welch has established himself as the one of the nation's most successful and respected business leaders of our generation. Since retiring from the General Electric Company, Jack has focused his efforts on sharing his wealth of knowledge. He is currently serving as Executive Chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Stra ...

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Jeff Taylor

When Jeff Taylor has a vision, it becomes a reality. As founder of Monster.com, he envisioned it as a giant online job search board and turned it into the first, and only, globally recognized brand for careers, changing the face of employment and the Internet forever ...

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Jim Penman

Jim Penman launched Jim's Mowing as a one-man business in 1982, $30,000 in debt and with a marketing budget of $24. He soon had more work than he could handle and began taking on subcontractors. Because customer turnover made it difficult to build a major business on this basis, he gradually shifted his focus to building up and selling lawn-mowing rounds. And to sell these more effectively, he be ...

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Joe Cross

Joe Cross is an Australian entrepreneur and investor who invests in early stage high potential growth companies. These include investments in the fashion, transportation, private equity finance, derivatives trading, early childhood education, structural steel distribution and health and wellness sectors. Joe began his business career as a trader on the Sydney Futures Exchange. Joe founded several ...

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John Anderson

In 1962, John Anderson founded Contiki Holidays with just 25 pounds in his pocket. Today, Contiki is one of the world's leading travel groups operating throughout Europe, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The creation of Contiki is an incredible success story. When he sold the company a few years ago it was firmly established as an international 'brand' name. John's story is inspiration ...

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John Caslione

John A. Caslione is an expert on business globalization and China's economy. John appears as a guest speaker for CNBC Europe on its "Squawk Box" and "Morning Exchange" programs where he speaks on critical issues in developing global business and China. John Caslione serves as director and advisor for a number of companies in the USA, Europe and Asia. These companies provide financial investme ...

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John Dwyer

John is renowned as being one of Australia's foremost business marketeers. His sales-stimulating marketing ideas for businesses both small and large, have blown the lid off conventional marketing thinking. He subscribes to the theory that one's marketing should have 'wow factor' and this mantra is obvious in everything he does. In the early 80's, John organised the famous 2SM radio station Rockt ...

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A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you Sharm, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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