This is one of those interviews that could have gone on for much longer than the allocated 30-ish minutes. You see, Matthew Michalewicz is one smart guy. In 2005, Matthew co-founded SolveIT Software, an Australian software company. which he grew from zero to more than 150 employees in seven years, before selling the business for plenty! Under his leadership, SolveIT became the 3rd fasting-growing company in Australia with revenue growth of 678%. With such success comes loads of learnings and insights – from the role marketing played in SolveIT’s meteoric rise, to how one beats Goliath, to the importance of being persuasive and how to nail your pitch. We cover all these topics and more. So grab a cuppa, pen and paper and be ready for some marketing gold!
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Here’s Mathew Michalewicz’s extended bio:
Matthew Michalewicz has 20 years of hands-on experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, and success psychology. He has established boards that include former heads of state, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and Fortune 500 CEOs, and has a track record of starting businesses from scratch and selling them for tens of millions of dollars.
From 2005 – 2012, Matthew was the co-founder and CEO of SolveIT Software and grew the company from zero to almost 180 employees and $20 million in revenue before selling the business to Schneider Electric. Under his leadership, SolveIT Software became the 3rd fasting-growing company in Australia in 2012, as ranked by Deloitte. The company won numerous awards and added some of the largest corporations in the world as customers, including Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, and Xstrata.
Matthew’s business achievements have been recognised by countless publications, including Time Magazine, New York Times, Newsweek, and Forbes, along with numerous television appearances. He was named as the Pearcey Foundation “Entrepreneur of the Year”, Business Journal “40 under 40” list of accomplished business leaders, University of North Carolina “Alumnus of the Year”, and Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” finalist.
Matthew is also the author of several books, including “Life in Half a Second” (Oct 2013), Winning Credibility, Puzzle-Based Learning and Adaptive Business Intelligence, and lectures at the University of Adelaide as a Visiting Fellow on the subject of technology commercialisation.
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