As an Operating Principal at AirTree, I get to work directly with founders, CEOs and management teams to support them in scaling their businesses. Founders and teams are in the driver’s seat and I’m here as a sounding board for key decisions - guide them through key milestones like fundraises, acquisitions and IPOs if they need.
A big part of the role is connecting dots as well as people. We see thousands of companies each year and have a privileged seat at the table across a diverse and growing set of 70+ portfolio companies. This unique vantage point helps us see opportunities and draw on our deep networks (e.g. experts, advisors, investors) to help our portfolio companies reach their goals sooner.
It’s my dream role! I get to combine my operating, strategy and M&A experience to support game changing founders across a diverse range of industries, business models and growth stages.
I’m drawn to courageous, compassionate, people first-leaders. Attracting, developing and retaining engaged and high performing teams is HARD. I’m inspired by founders who can paint the future, inspire their teams all while acting with a deep sense of empathy.
To unplug and get an endorphin hit, I love to explore the different running trails around Sydney’s Northern Beaches. It also doubles as an opportunity to listen to podcasts. I typically mix it up across business and tech (e.g. Exponent), sport (The Howie Games) or the eclectic (Tim Ferris).