R&D and Scale-up Networks product lead
I work in the Product Management team running three products which together support Advanced Manufacturing, Food & Beverage Manufacturing and Bioresource Processing industries. Within these industries, I am helping NZ entrepreneurs unlock the capability and funding needed for their journey to business success.
Before joining Callaghan Innovation, I worked in high-tech R&D for a multinational, was part of a tech start-up and worked in tech-transfer between academic research and industry. During my career I have always been curious to work out how things work in order to identify and pull the right levers that enable greater impact to occur.
Sir Paul said: “One hundred entrepreneurs could turn this country around. It takes one genius entrepreneur, to make a company like that, and it takes time to grow it.” I am working to reduce the time it takes to grow $500m+ companies, and I believe connecting our customers with fit-for-purpose support networks will be an important enabler for that to succeed.