Stephen brings over twenty-five years of business leadership experience to Range International, with a proven track record and focus on sales growth and business transformation, having led and grown several businesses in Australia and run sales teams in Asia and Australia.
Stephen is currently a Director of the Australian and Asian activities for VivoPower International PLC, a Nasdaq listed global solar developer (NASDAQ: VVPR), and serves on the Board of VivoPower’s Australian subsidiary companies (Aevitas, Kenshaw and J.A.Martin).
Prior to VivoPower, he was Managing Director of an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed IT research company, IDEAS International (ASX:IDE). Within five years, he delivered a ten-fold increase in the company’s valuation and secured its sale to Gartner Inc.
Before this, Stephen ran a portfolio management software company, Garradin, which he successfully turned around – resulting in a doubling of the business within 3 years and a subsequent trade sale to Bravura, an ASX listed company.
Stephen’s first position in Sydney, after relocation from Asia, was Regional Vice President, RBC Global Services, managing the sales and relationship management teams.
Before moving to Australia, Stephen worked in Singapore and in Hong Kong distributing software for K-Tek International (acquired by Sungard). He was in London and Hong Kong prior to this with Financial Times Information.
Stephen graduated in Physics (BSc. Hons) from Birmingham University, UK.