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“Geoff has served as an advisor on matters concerning marketing and teaching in my school/training facility. Always the first to volunteer information, I have found his insights most helpful and inspirational. I only wish I could send more time with him.”
Daran Pratt, Owner, Edge First Group
“Geoff was a breath of fresh air to work with at Telstra over 2006 & 2007.
He had an uncanny knack of cutting through the politics and ensuring that his partners and providers were able to concentrate on implementation and get the best job done. He is your archetypal multi-tasker - one of the few blokes that can wear both a big picture 'strategic' cap and a 'get the project done' cap. He is a straight shooter - honest, trustworthy and highly capable. He was able to converse and deal effectively at the most senior levels within Telstra, as well as at grass roots.”
Mark Dalgleish, Executive Chairman, C4 Communication Pty Ltd
“Geoff is one of the few people that I have worked with on a business level that I would define as being astute, reliable and above all trustworthy. I would recommend Geoff to any person and/or company.”
Wayne Farran, Sales and Marketing Manager, Synetc International Pty Ltd
“I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work for Geoff when he headed up a complex project at Vodafone. Geoff’s style of leadership is very refreshing and effective... his energy and depth of knowledge across retail, hi-tech and the telecommunications industries provided both an agile and holistic understanding that enabled us to ensure that all the right resources were engaged to deliver the right solution.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
Andrew Thomson, Bearing Point Consulting.
“Geoff is a good strategic thinker who is always prepared to put forward a new approach to solving business challenges. His mix of retail, marketing, and business management experience leads to innovative yet practical proposals.”
Brett Riley, Group General Manager, Telstra Country Wide
“Geoff‘s style was always highly professional, cooperative and fair, whilst seeking to achieve the best outcome for the organisation.
I thoroughly appreciated, respected and enjoyed engaging with Geoff, and his impressive credentials.”
Christian Nyman, General Manager, Pelikan Aus/NZ
“Geoff was integral to the successful roll out of Telstra's Next G launch communications strategy.
Critical to this was Geoff's judicious management and coordination of the multiple stakeholders and messages from within & without Telstra, through to the complexity of delivering this message across Australia via various channels, using multiple partners and media.
A complex, demanding, unprecedented and ultimately successful project such as this required a broad range of skills, a wise, mature approach and the ability to manage these project characteristics over a sustained period of time.”
Rob McKay, Managing Director, Truckmania
“Geoff is someone that you can rely on to do an outstanding job. His intelligent approach to business and his professionalism makes him an exceptional and rare resource.”
Oliver Hanmer, General Manager, Let's Talk Communications
“Geoff is a dedicated manager and possesses a thorough knowledge of mobile telecommunications industry with great relationships operators/distributors and dealership channels. Highly professional.”
Javier Santamarta, National Account Manager, Ericsson
“Geoff gives wise counsel to those seeking advice. He isn't afraid to get his hands dirty and pitch in when needed. He also has the ability to step back and carefully analyse situations to ensure that the best business outcomes are achieve. I have no hesitation in recommending him.”
Greg Swain, National Sponsorship Manager, Telstra
“Geoff is a passionate & intelligent leader who invests heavily in the development of his people, and elicits strong loyalty from them.
He is an innovator and an early adopter of new technology; a good team player; and has excellent selling skills.”
Peter Rowe, Owner, ProfiTune Business Systems
“Geoff displayed astute Business Acumen skills in developing, managing and implementing innovative business strategies and marketing programs that ensured Telstra Country Wide maintained it's competitive advantage in the Market Place.
Geoff is very passionate, professional, & results orientated, he can clearly articulate his key messages and strategies at all levels of the business.”
Dave Thompson, Manager, Telstra
“I found him to be absolutely focussed on both the Business but also as importantly Geoff is a great people person and at the same time results driven which allows him to get the best out of people.”
David Morrison, Business Sales Manager, Fone Zone Corporate
“Geoff Hetherington is enthusiastic, hard working and honest. He has an eye for detail and a mind that can see the big picture clearly. He has talent to tie to two together and to make things happen.
He is incredibly energetic and is a good motivational leader.”
David Bunce, Senior Manager (Commercial), Vodafone Australia
“Geoff is a very capable marketer with good people and organisational skills. I rate his ability to bring together constructively to achieve outcomes very highly.”
Lynette Elliott, Exec Director Marketing Operations, Telstra Business
“Geoff implemented key initiatives that brought commercial & strategic success to Vodafone, despite an aggressive competitor landscape. His great people skills and wealth of expertise makes it a pleasure to work with him.”
Russell Gardner, Global Purchasing Product Mgr, Vodafone Aust
“I had heard very positive things about Geoff - passionate, energetic, smart and on-the-ball - being some of the comments, before I met him at an all-day management workshop. From the interactions at the workshop and his engagement, I understood what people had been talking about. This is a man who knows his business, people and operational stuff. I would definitely have him on my team anytime.”
Iggy Pintado, Head of Online Sales, Telstra Business, Telstra Corporation