Leanne Graham is the CEO of GeoOp and has been in the tech industry for 27 years. Recently she pioneered Xero’s Global Sales Strategy, seeing NZ customer base from 3000 to 60,000 and 125,000 International users.
Leanne spends most Saturday nights looking after her granddaughters. It amazes her how much they grow and learn within a week. “That inquisitiveness of little people is just delightful.”
Leanne has had many great successes in her business career, recently as Head of Sales at Xero.com, and now as the CEO of GeoOp.com. “I love the cutting edge, I love the challenge of getting a business off the ground….That’s my forte and my passion. Once things are really moving and growing forward then it’s time for me to do my next challenge.”
Leanne’s advices for solo Mums and Dads:
- Work out what you want to do.
- Open up your networks – stretch yourself.
- Self education through reading, learning, and networking.
“It’s about making a decision and making a start. Don’t be afraid it’s not the right thing. Generally, it will be the right thing, even if you make a change later.”
Charity: Cure Kids
Book: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D.
Leanne’s top tips on taking Software as a Service Company global:
- Understand your customer.
- Understand the user experience
- Understand how you need to market it through different channels.
“Just set your goals…Keep believing in yourself and remember that family is absolutely everything…Together you’ll find a way to get to where you want to be, whether that’s financial freedom or the lifestyle you’re looking for.”
If you enjoyed the Leanne Graham interview get in touch with her via the button on the left or the contact details below 🙂
It’s our 1st birthday coming up and I would love to get your advice on the direction of The Parentalist. I have some great ideas, but want to see if they match up with what you’re thinking. Please take the survey and be a part of The Parentalist’s future: