How innovation expert Matthew Michalewicz builds and grows disruptive, global companies

As an author, speaker and world leading entrepreneur, Matthew Michalewicz is one of the very few people who doesn’t just walk his talk, he sprints it!

Over the last 30 years Matthew has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to move into any industry, start from scratch and build large global, profitable, successful, scalable and saleable businesses.

His story, shared on Bushy Martin’s Get Invested podcast, of David and Goliath where he has been able to enter into multiple industries as a new, small player and very quickly position himself as an industry leader.

He is a living breathing example of what we call Living By Design – visualising his ideal future outcome and then developing the step by step principles, processes and people to make it happen.

He has repeatedly demonstrated that he achieves anything & everything that he sets his mind to.

He has formula-ized and codified success into a repeatable process that can be applied to any situation.

To give you a very brief run down on his achievements to date:

To fund his lifestyle during Uni, Matt was the founder and operator of Fitness Forever, a personal training business, and after he graduated uni, he co-founded CFG Investments, a money management and financial planning company with more than $150 million under management.

He then co-founded NuTech Solutions in the USA, where he raised more than $US15 million in venture capital and grew the business to almost 200 employees spread across six international offices before selling the business.

During this time Matt established an absolute “A-list” board of directors, which included former President of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Lech Walesa, former Bank of America Chairman and CEO, Hugh McColl Jr., world-renowned fraud expert and subject of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster “Catch Me if You Can,” Frank Abagnale, and former National Security Advisor to the President of the United States, Zbigniew Brzezinski.

NuTech Solutions was acquired by Netezza Corporation, which was subsequently acquired by IBM Global Services.

After his first retirement, he then co-founded SolveIT Software, a supply chain optimisation business that he grew from zero to almost 180 employees and $20 million in revenue before again selling the business to Schneider Electric.

Under his leadership, SolveIT Software became the third fastest-growing company in Australia in 2012, as ranked by Deloitte. The company won numerous awards, and counted among its customers some of the largest corporations in the world, including Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, and Xstrata.

After his second retirement, He has now established Complexica, the award winning provider of Artificial Intelligence software for optimising sales & marketing activities. The company has just won the prestigious 2018 Australian Innovation of the Year Award for their ground breaking AI product, Larry the Digital Analyst.

He is also a director of several ASX-listed companies.

He has also been named the Pearcey Foundation “Entrepreneur of the Year”, listed in the Business Journal “40 under 40” accomplished business leaders, and has been an Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” finalist.

Amazingly, despite building leading global multi million dollar enterprises, Matthew also loves giving back and teaching others.

  • He has been the Visiting Fellow at the University of Adelaide where he lectured on the subject of technology commercialisation for graduate students.
  • He also drives the Pitch program for Dent Global’s Key Person of Influence or KPI Program.

He is also the author of several books including, Winning Credibility, Puzzle-Based Learning, Adaptive Business Intelligence & his best known ‘Life in Half a Second’ which has been inspirational in my outlook and journey which I reference in my book, The Freedom Formula.

If you haven’t read Life in Half a Second, do yourself a favour and grab a copy as it will be life changing.

Here is the surprising thing – Matthew doesn’t need to work – he is financially free several times over – but he still chooses to work.

Covered in this engaging conversation:

  • What motivates him and enables him to continuously reach this astonishing level of achievement
  • How he has retired three times but still chooses to build world leading businesses
  • How he could live anywhere in the world but has chosen Adelaide to call home
  • The importance of family to his success
  • And … how can you learn from him to take your life to the next level

Listen to the full interview here.

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