MOKO SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE PREMIER MULTI-MEDIA PLATFORM FOR THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CONSUMERS IN STUDENTS, POLITICS, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE AND MILLENNIAL WOMEN. THIS DISCERNING AUDIENCE IS DRIVEN BY COMMON INTERESTS. WE PROVIDE THEM WITH AN UNPARALLELED SEAMLESS USER EXPERIENCE ACROSS SCREENS ENABLING THEM TO CONSUME AND SHARE CONTENT, AND COMMUNICATE AMONGST LIKE MINDED INDIVIDUALS.
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As Founder and CEO, Ian has built an effective team to scale MOKO from an Australian based social engagement platform into an internationally recognized publisher of highly influential content for digital consumers. Ian led MOKO’s move from the Australian Stock Exchange to the NASDAQ in 2014 and drives the vision and passion for the company’s seven core products. Ian has over 20 years experience in multimedia, corporate and consumer design and has successfully managed multi-million dollar projects across the globe including McKinsey, BMW, Unilever and MTV.
Shripal joins MOKO after most recently being with the Washington Redskins as their Chief Strategy Officer, where he was tasked with maximizing the team’s strategic and business prospects and overseeing the organization’s marketing strategy and digital and social media platforms. Shripal has more than 16 years of experience in digital strategy, development and execution. Prior to the Redskins, he was with Catalyst Public Relations where he was the social media architect of multiple award-winning digital marketing programs. He has also held stints at several web development agencies, developing strategies for Kenneth Cole, Seagram’s, Bank of New York, and Morgan Stanley, among others.
A strategic thinker and natural connector, Mike is focused on ensuring MOKO’s product and content offerings provide significant value to users while driving revenue for MOKO’s partners and advertisers. With over 25 years of extensive experience in advertising, mobile consumer behavior, and media networks, Mike provides the leadership to ensure that our products easily connect consumers and brands in a relevant and efficient way. Mike’s extensive career has taken him to leadership roles globally with the likes of Pepsico, Nike, Dimension Data/Proxicom, Zanox and several mobile start ups.
Kim has over 15 years of financial experience establishing financial systems, infrastructure and best practices. She has served in executive management at Tangible, a cybersecurity solutions company. Previously, Kim served in various senior and executive management positions including Core180, acquired by Harris Corporation and ServiceBench, acquired by National Electronics Warranty (NEW) and awarded the Hottest Exit by the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Kim holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from George Mason University. She is a licensed CPA in the State of Virginia, a member of the AICPA and VSCPA and on the Board of Trustees for the VSCPA PAC.
As CTO, George leads the team and infrastructure for delivering MOKO’s digital platform for its products. George has spent the last four years focused on leading the technical implementation efforts from MOKO’s development team across 3 continents. He has 15 years of experience in software architecture and development that includes both web and mobile technologies.
Greg is also Chairman of Tel.Pacific, former Chairman of NBN Tasmania and on the Board of the Australian law firm, Lander and Rogers.
He was previously a partner with Deloitte for 24 years, and has held a number of senior leadership roles, including Managing Partner/Director for Deloitte Consulting/ICS in Australia, a systems integrator specialising in the implementation of enterprise applications.
Greg is also Managing Director and principal of Exentor Group, an independent software and IT consulting services supplier to the Asia Pacific.
Managing Director and CEO
Mr Rodwell is also the founder of MOKO.mobi. He has over 20 years experience in corporate and consumer design and multimedia and has owned and operated several businesses specialising in this field. He has worked in Australia, Singapore, UK and the US, managing projects for many international companies including McKinsey, BMW, UniLever, and MTV.
In the consumer area, Mr Rodwell led projects for several of the world’s biggest names in sport including Manchester United FC; The All Blacks; Adidas; and several top tennis stars such as Anna Kournikova and Lleyton Hewitt. His role includes the oversight of all Company’s product development and strategic planning.
Mark Hauser has been a director since February 2014. He is a Senior Managing Director of OFS Management, responsible for OFS’ SBIC fund. Mr. Hauser is also the founder and Managing Director of Tamarix Capital, an investment firm dedicated to using flexible financing solutions to support management teams in lower-middle-market companies, and oversees its investment activities. Prior thereto, he was a Senior Managing Director at Sandell Asset Management, an international multi-strategy alternative asset manager, where he founded and was global head of the firm’s private equity practice as well as a member of its investment committee. Prior to joining Sandell, he was a Managing Director at FdG Associates, a New York-based middle-market private equity fund focused on investing in family owned businesses. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Ocean Capital Corporation, a private international investment banking firm.
Mr. Hauser has served as an officer and on the boards of directors of various private and public portfolio companies, both in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Hauser began his career as a corporate attorney,practicing in New York, Sydney and London. He holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree and a Bachelor of Law Degree from Sydney University and a Master of Law Degree from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
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Mr Hindery is Founder and Managing Partner of Intermedia Partners, a series of media industry private equity funds. He was also the founding Chairman and CEO of The YES Network, the regional television home of the New York Yankees, and was Chairman and CEO of GlobalCenter Inc., a major internet services company.
Mr Hindery has extensive US and international media experience, notably including the sports industry, one of MOKOs key targeted community groups. Mr Hindery has been recognized as one of Business Week’s “Top 25 Executives of the Year” and holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and is an under graduate of Seattle University. Mr. Hindery has received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Emerson College and the Rabbinical College of America.
Ms Rhoten, Ph.D. is an Associate Partner of IDEO’s New York office, a Senior Advisor to Purpose, and an Advisor to Kam.io.
Ms Rhoten’s experience spans business, government and philanthropy. Her previous roles include Chief Strategy Officer for Amplify Education, Founder and Director of the New Youth City Learning Network, Founder and Managing Director of Startl, and Founder and Director of the Knowledge Institutions Program, an initiative of the Social Science Research Council.
Ms Rhoten has been published in numerous academic journals and co-authored several manuscripts. She has a Ph.D. and an M.A. from Stanford University, as well as a M.Ed. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Brown University. She is both a Fulbright Scholar and a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer.
Ms Waldon has diverse global corporate advisory, capital markets and corporate governance experience having held roles in accounting and debt and equity capital markets in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has been MOKO’s Company Secretary since 1st January 2015 and also holds the role of Company Secretary of Hazer Group Limited.
Ms Waldon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in Perth, worked as an Equities Analyst with Euroz Securities and spent 9 years in London with Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank originating and re-structuring debt finance for private equity buy-outs of businesses across Europe. She was most recently a Director within Deloitte’s financial advisory services division in Perth.
Ms Waldon holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certificated Member of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Mr White has over 30 years’ experience in investment banking and is the principal of Longreach, an independent corporate advisory firm in Sydney, Australia in which he has been a partner since 2002.
Before Longreach, Mr White held senior positions at several large international investment backs including Baring Brothers and ABN AMRO, where he advised major Australian companies and multinationals on complex mergers and acquisitions, and the Australian Federal and several State governments on a number of major privatizations.
Mr White is also a non-executive director of the Anika Foundation, a charity that finances research into adolescent depression and suicide.