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Meet the team in charge at RedBalloon
RedBalloon Founding Director
We know her from Channel Ten’s Shark Tank as the ‘Red Shark’ and the best selling
author of 'Live What You Love' and 'Ready to Soar'. But she has many labels: entrepreneur,
author, blogger, innovator and a passionate individual to name a few.
As an entrepreneur she founded one of Australia’s tech success stories RedBalloon
in 2001. From just an idea and persistence redballoon.com.au has
now served more than 3 million customers. She is a champion of great workplaces
and her entrepreneurial energy focuses on REDii.com
Before founding RedBalloon she worked as a marketer with big brands, IBM, Apple,
KPMG and Ansett Airlines. All of which influenced her views on workplaces.
She has written more than 1000 blogs posts at naomisimson.com since 2006 and being a LinkedIn Influencer with
over 2 million followers,
Naomi has received a number of high profile awards including the 2008 National
Telstra Business Women Awards for Innovation and in 2011 she won the Ernst and
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Industry category.
After 8 years as an IT Management Consultant, David plunged head first into the
deep ‘soapy’ water of entrepreneurship starting in Australia to eventually running
the global business IMO Car Wash and washing 34 million cars across the globe each
year. After a successful exit, David’s relentless commitment to the customer experience
brought him to Redii. First
as a consultant and now as CEO.
In April 2017, already in the role of Redii CEO, David took the courageous leap
of getting deeper into the Big Red Group (BRG)
and partnership with founder Naomi Simson. David is incredibly excited to be joining
and leading the RedBalloon team as part of the BRG, as they continue 15 years of
great work delivering memorable experiences and supporting Australia's small business