May 19, 2020

Elite international entrepreneurs' society sets up its first Australian clubhouse

Networking
Sydney
entrepeneur
Entrepeneurs Organisation
Wedaeli Chibelushi
1 min
Elite international entrepreneurs' society sets up its first Australian clubhouse

International society Entrepeneurs Organisation (EO) has opened its first physical clubhouse in Australia. The group launched the space in a partnership with co-working lounge club Work Club Global.

EO was formed in 1987 and is a global club targeted at “established” company owners and founders. It describes itself as the “world’s only peer-to-peer network exclusively for entrepreneurs”. Prospective members must be the founder or owner of a business that grosses at least $5 million, earns $500,000 in profit, employs five or more staff, has experienced three years of growth and must be in an industry unique to the chapter.

Sydney members can now relax and network in EO's permanent clubhouse, at the Work Club Global’s Elizabeth Street building. The space includes a lounge space and new bar.

The Sydney chapter states: "We are a selective organisation with a rigorous joining process." Publicly, the Sydney chapter is known to comprise members such as Showpo’s Jane Lu, eNerds’ Jamie Warner and Your Empire’s Chris Gray.

“The launch of the new Entrepreneurs’ Organization Clubhouse is a significant milestone in the development of our global network,”  EO Sydney president James Taylor told Business Insider.

“This state-of-the-art Work Club Global space in the heart of Sydney’s CBD will revolutionise the way we work, and continue to inspire business success amongst our members.”

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Jun 22, 2021

Digital Leader Mobiquity Expands Into Asia-Pacific

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Microsoft
Fintech
APAC
3 min
Mobiquity pursues a vision of global growth with its first APAC hire—Gustavo Quiroga, its new Vice President of Business Development Financial Services

As an international digital consulting firm, Mobiquity helps a global client base upgrade its digital banking and financial services. The company employs 1,200 team members across 50+ nationalities and serves an estimated 200+ million users each day. Recently, the company built out a digital banking experience for the Bank of the Philippines Islands’ online and mobile platforms—exemplifying its mission to help leading brands engage with technology in meaningful ways. 

 

To highlight Mobiquity’s services, here are a few of the company’s recent accomplishments

 

  • Designed and developed the first FDA-approved digital medicine system
  • Launched a five-star mobile ordering app
  • Pioneered a cloud-based IT infrastructure that prevented bank fraud
  • Built the official AWS re:Invent 2017 and 2018 mobile apps 

 

What Makes Mobiquity Stand Out? 

According to Mobiquity, it's the people that make all the difference. ‘We’re born innovators who like meaty challenges’, the company wrote. ‘We go deeper, getting to the root of your customers’ friction and creating personalised engagements that deliver much more than a digital experience alone’. Now, the company has added former Microsoft and IBM director Gustavo Quiroga to its team. 

 

Who Is Gustavo Quiroga? 

At Mobiquity, he’ll be the first Vice President of Business Development Financial Services in APAC. With years of experience in the industry, Quiroga has developed numerous tech, business, and customer experience projects: at Microsoft, he led a top Aussie Azure Data and AI specialist team, and at IBM, he applied AI and deep analytics to transform the company’s business processes, CX, and UX. 

 

Based in Sydney, Australia, Quiroga will start to work with Mobiquity clients in Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines and take responsibility for expanding the company’s regional operations. ‘Our best way to impact client outcomes’, he wrote, ‘is by listening to them with an inquisitive and open mind and empowering our people to do the same’. 

 

When notified of the announcement, Quiroga expressed excitement over his new role. ‘I’m delighted to join Mobiquity and support the company’s rapid expansion across the Asia-Pacific region. I joined Mobiquity to develop, design and implement digital products and services that create meaningful experiences with customers...and I look forward to using my expertise to develop partnerships where we can achieve this every day’. 

 

Where Does Mobiquity Go From Here? 

In the past six months, Mobiquity has hired over 100 new employees, including the high-profile additions of Howard Moore, Senior Director of Banking, and Ruby Walia, Senior Advisor for Digital Banking. This falls in line with the company’s hyper-growth strategy to deliver digital products to the world. 

 

As Matthew Williamson, Mobiquity’s Vice President of Global Financial Services, explained: ‘Our appointment of Gustavo demonstrates [our] commitment to hiring an A-list team of talent. The latest addition to the Mobiquity team supports our vision of global growth in Asia-Pacific, as a recognised partner within the banking and finance ecosystem’.


 

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