Stephen O’Leary

Innovation & Growth Specialist

“I help innovation-driven businesses to grow at pace and achieve industry transforming ambitions.”

A results-driven and resourceful business manager with a proven ability to maximise company profitability and efficiency. He possesses a strong operational and commercial background in manufacturing which is complimented by a Bachelors of Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration. He is a hands-on collaborative leader with strong communication and motivational skills, a creative thinker and someone who is able to establish strong profitable relationships with all business stakeholders.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?   

A number of businesses assume our role is to undertake tasks their either do not have the resources or inclination to do themselves. As advisors we faciliate and support clients on their journey, it is a two way process.     

What is one piece of advice you find yourself giving often?      

Listen more than you speak!     

Why did you choose a career in this industry    

Having personally lived the journey of founding and building an SME I felt other entrepreneurs could benefit from my experience. I also love the variation of working with several businesses brings.

One thing that always surprises people about you?      


What are your key skills?         

Strategic management, Lean operations, manufacturing and supply chain management, circular economy          

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