I was lucky to be in an EO (Entrepreneurs Organisation) forum when Rohan took over as our moderator. To say that the forum was dysfunctional prior to Rohan’s leadership was an understatement. Within a short time, the forum was back on track with clear goals and the accountability systems to ensure that our time together was effective (no mean feat given that there were more than eight successful business owners within that room, all with their own agendas and goals). Within 12 months, we were recognised as Brisbane’s leading forum, fully outcome focused and thoroughly enjoying the journey. I was soon to realise that Rohan employed some of the same systems and techniques that he uses when he buys, builds and exits his enterprises. He is a master at this game and if you get the opportunity to work with him – go for it.
Nathan Hancey – Hancey’s Turf (Australia’s leading provider of turf and genetics).
I have known Rohan for a number of years both on a professional and personal level. Most obviously, Rohan is a great strategic thinker and communicator. For me he is a trusted authority on all things to do in the fix, scale and exit space. He knows all the pieces the puzzle, which strategies to use and when they can be applied. The outcome speaks for themselves. Having an agricultural background like myself, he speaks the truth and is not afraid of having the tough conversation. He is the guy that I want my corner, batting for me, so I can get on with what I need to do best.
Gavin Scurr – Pinata Group (Australia’s leading berry supplier and mango producer)
I was lucky enough to work with Rohan after he had just disposed of his last business, prior to him setting up the EXITguy. We had hit a glass ceiling regard to our expansion program and needed assistance to go to the next level. Rohan was instrumental in putting the foundations in place, setting the strategy, measurements and getting the team (and me) focused on the things that matters. The results have been outstanding – the entire business knows the numbers, our ATV’s, our targets, and what is required to scale the business. The numbers speak for themselves, although most importantly – so do the team.
Adam Thompson – Stenhouse lifting (national provider of safety equipment and compliance testing within the crane industry)
Across my career I’ve often had the privilege of working with some outstanding consultants from McKinsey, BCG. Colleagues who went to Harvard and Stanford to do MBAs and my peers from INSEAD. I would stand Rohan up against any of them on an equal basis in terms of grasp of business and consulting frameworks. However, what distinguishes Rohan is his ability to apply the highest quality thinking in a manner that is practical and 100% relevant for SME business like the one I own. Every time Rohan picked the few critical right things for the business at that time, in the right depth, and communicated them with my team in a simple way that created momentum for execution. In short Rohan breaks it down and just gets the job done and I’m incredibly grateful for the impact he has had every time we have engaged him over the years.
Chris Selwa, Managing Founder and Director, Medigroup EBI, MBA (INSEAD), MEng (Cambridge)