Hi I'm Clare, GM of Finance & Operations. I joined Pollenizer more than four years ago after I met Phil over dinner at my neighbours. I offered to check out how he had set up the MYOB file and began working as the bookkeeper one day per month. Since then I have grown and developed the back office of Pollenizer and all the portfolio businesses, taking Spreets through acquisition and Dealised through Series A due diligence. My biggest learning is that you work just as hard on a successful business as you do on a failed one.
I love that my role at Pollenizer allows me to empower others to be the best they can be. I’m highly motivated to lead the global expansion of our FinOps team by providing them with efficient financial and operational frameworks.
GM of Finance & Operations is a far cry from the bookkeeper role that I was doing at a chicken processing factory prior to jumping on board the startup roller coaster ride.
When not working in the Hive, I relax with my hubby and a good glass of red, find new places to walk my dog in and around Sydney, when I can spend time with my grown up kids and travel the globe.
Whether you are a startup looking to hire a contractor or you yourself are providing a service and issuing an invoice it is important that you know your stuff to avoid finding yourself in hot water. Startup Obligations as an employer Hiring a contractor as a helping hand can be a very tempting proposition for [...]
It was a sunny Monday morning 14th April 2008 when I strolled across the street to embark on what was my first day at Pollenizer. A couple of weeks earlier I’d met Phil at a neighbours BBQ, we talked about Pollenizer and he shared the pain he endured in setting up MYOB and that is [...]
For most bootstrapped startups cash for a bookkeeper is often considered a luxury rather than a necessity and often only implemented when the business is well underway and the founder no longer has the time to maintain spreadsheets and a shoebox full of receipts. Working with Pollenizer will give you access to the Finance and [...]