"If you don’t stand for something - you’ll fall for anything"
/ ROBETT HOLLIS /
Robett David Hollis is a passionately driven Multi-Exit Serial Entrepreneur, Award Winning Author*, FORTUNE 100 Content Consultant, Global Speaker and was named as one of the Top 3 Most Influential New Zealanders on LinkedIn.
He’s a National Champion Ex-Professional Snowboarder & Snowboard World Championships Silver Medalist, Olympic Commentator & TV Producer with 20+ years experience in the media and technology industry.
After exiting his portfolio of companies and starting a family, Robett’s new mission is to inspire more people to say #YesToSuccess and help Destroy New Zealand's Tall Poppy Syndrome. In 2018 he helped launch a 50 million dollar initiative to help more growing companies win in business.
In 2019 Robett officially partnered with the NASDAQ in the USA to launch his own show.
In 2006 Robett founded NZ’s Largest Action Sports Media Network followed by FRONTSIDE, one of NZ's leading Content Consultancy & Video Production Agencies. In February 2018 FRONTSIDE officially joined forces with Saatchi&Saatchi and now sits (100%) under Publicis Groupe - The 3rd largest communications company in the world with 80,000 employees in over 120 countries.
In 2013, to support the startup and tech ecosystem Robett created a shared workspace business called ColabNZ - which expanded to become New Zealand's largest co-working workspaces in over 10 locations with 15,000+sqm of space. In 2018 ColabNZ was also acquired.
As a Board Member of the New Zealand Technology Industry Association, Board Member of Figure NZ, Founder of the New Zealand Entrepreneurs Festival, Judge at the NZ Hi-Tech Awards, Judge at the Innes48 Business Startup competition while also named on the Uber Pitch Panel, Robett is extremely driven to see others win.
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