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Brad
Seymour

Innovator, entrepreneur and driver of growth.

Profile

Brad Seymour is passionate about building businesses that succeed through leveraged investment in people, process, product and promotion to drive shareholder value creation and disrupt the status quo. From the Boardroom to the showroom his focus is on solving the business challenges that liberate growth and his passion to share the learnings from his three decades of business experience are what drives his sought after keynote speaking engagements.

His 25 years of experience as a Senior Executive, Company Director and Entrepreneurial Proprietor in Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and India has forged his ‘back to basics’ management principles and helped define his rules for business success.

Current work

More recently Brad has refocused on his core passion of growing Australian small to medium business and their leaders both through his keynote speaking platform and involvement in a number of business mentoring and advisory engagements.

Brad has a firm belief in partnerships and sharing his ‘school of hard knocks’ learnings and fundamentals of success.

Previous experience

Co-Founder: Brad was a co-founder of Wizard Home Loans with Mark Bouris in the mid 90s, a business created with the vision to drive real competition in the Australian & New Zealand Mortgage market for the consumer and to monetise this proposition in amplified value to the shareholder - it delivered both with stunning success. The business went on to become one of the most recognised financial services brands and 5th largest lender in the country ahead of its ultimate sale to General Electric Company in 2005 for nearly half a billion dollars.

Wizard: Following the sale of Wizard Brad went on to take up a role as a Senior Executive at GE, responsible for the growth of the global brand in Financial Services, including the launch of the Wizard brand and business model into the Indian subcontinent in 2007/08.

TV: In 2009 the opportunity to take on the Australian banking landscape yet again lead to Brad becoming a foundation member of the team that launched and floated Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management, including his involvement in the Channel 9 hit TV Series of The Apprentice Australia and The Celebrity Apprentice Australia as an on-air advisor.

Director: Over the past 4 years Brad changed tack to broaden his business experience base becoming a Director at Australia’s fastest growing Insurer Auto & General (owner of both the Budget Direct & Compare the Market brands). Hi focus at A & G was driving 10 times system growth through smart business and distribution partnerships.

Media
Expertise
Talking Points

Change Happens - Deal With It

With over twenty years of retail, brand and management experience, Brad Seymour shares insights into great leaders - their values and how these leaders can define a company and its culture. This session is all about dealing with change and opportunity through great leadership and team focus. Through the central theme of change - specifically the role of leadership through periods of change - Brad uses key examples to show the importance of leadership vision in the face of competitive and market changes. Addressing the role of the team and the role of the leader - Brad draws on his experiences to illustrate the focus and structures required. The principles of leadership and the role of the mentor is revealed in the Wizard Home Loans and Yellow Brick Road success stories.
Topics

Business

  • Sales
  • Mastering Leadership

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Media Personalities & Celebrity

Motivational

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Celebrity & Media
Feedback
Working with Brad over the past eight years and witnessing his incisive thinking and brilliant business mind has spiraled him to the top of a very competitive industry. His ability to communicate what he knows in simple yet powerful ways, clearly makes him a leader in his chosen industry. Executive Sports & Entertainment
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