This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.
I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.
Join us in this insightful interview with Oliver, CEO of two thriving companies in the cybersecurity space.
Oliver shares his journey of transforming a struggling business from eight million to an impressive 11 million in revenue, emphasizing his passion for simplifying and innovating in the cybersecurity industry.
Discover how he and his chairman, a seasoned entrepreneur, maintained a positive company culture through rapid growth, and hear valuable insights on the challenges of fundraising and building relationships in the business world.
With a candid approach, Oliver discusses the balance of being a tech enthusiast turned CEO and how vulnerability can be a strength in leadership.
Tune in for a dose of inspiration and practical advice for navigating the complex landscape of cybersecurity and business growth.
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In the interview, Oliver Pinson-Roxburgh shares
- “I’ve spent the last six years growing those companies, and the real focus has been taking Bulletproof, especially from eight and decaying revenue to now 11 million in revenue and three million EBITDA.”
- “My real focus and passion are around helping organizations to improve their cybersecurity.”
- “We really wanted to build something that was different; it wasn’t about growing a company to being a huge revenue generator, but about solving problems for people, simplifying, and innovating.”
- “Our chairman is a serial entrepreneur. He’s built many businesses from the ground up. I learned a lot from Mark around just the general business day-to-day and how to grow and scale the businesses.”
- “It’s always about pushing that positivity, promoting it in your values.”
- “Helping them to understand that it’s just good business is part and parcel of the job.”
- “We’ve gone from 30 people like six years ago to now 150 people across the world, a relatively quick growth for a business of our size.”
- “One of the things we really focused on was positivity because, like you say, it’s very negative.”
- “I’m the type of CEO that prefers to roll my sleeves up and lead from the front.”
- “I would say that I definitely, I think the one thing I’ve always been and will always be is that person that is also willing to show vulnerability, to say, ‘Look, I’m bad at this as well, but we can face this thing together.'”