Paul Lange

Paul Lange

Co-founder People 2 Profits Certification, Co-founder BsnssRcks

Location
Sydney, Australia
Industry
Management Consulting

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Paul Lange's Overview

Current
Past
  • Leader - AUS Ecademy Business Club at Ecademy
  • Social Media Strategist at EasyBiz Finance Pty. Ltd.
  • Principal Consultant at INKOM Wealth Management
  • Business Mentor & Social Media Strategist at CPR Roofing Pty Ltd.
  • Business Mentor & Social Media Strategist at Destiny Parradise Pty Ltd
  • CEO - Ad Interim at Focus Liquidity ILP
  • Management Team Leader at Freelife International
  • Leader - The Law of Attraction on Ecademy Business Club at Ecademy
  • Executive Producer at The Secret of Action and Networking Days - The Sand
  • General Manager at Pschorr (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
  • IT Manager - CIMS Program at ABN AMRO Bank N.V
  • IT Manager at SafeBoot
  • Project Manager - Virtual Data Centre at UWV/GAK
  • Founder & Managing Director at Critical Data NET
  • Service Desk Manager - SOZAWE at Gemeente Rotterdam
  • Principal Consultant at Microsoft - Financial Services EMEA
  • Interim Manager - Infrastructure - ICTA at AEGON
  • Interim Manager - Team Leader - Network & Telecoms at AEGON
  • Operations & Support Manager at Gandalf Nederland b.v.
  • Director - European Operations at Interweb, inc.
  • Principal Consultant - Venture Capital at Interfinance Limited
  • Founder & Managing Director at Cocktail Privee
  • Beverages Manager - Public & Banqueting at Restaurant Victorian
  • Assistant Bars' Manager at Hilton Hotel Düsseldorf
Education
  • School of Hard Knocks
  • Sydney Boys' High School
  • St Aloysius College
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Paul Lange's Summary

In everything I do I believe in the innate intelligence of humankind to be able conquer the challenges that are faced by each of us day to day. I believe that every person was born for a great purpose and that with each new year more people realise their purpose and start their journey to take action toward achieving it. I believe that entrepreneurship is key to continuing the evolution of humankind and creating a world of work givers instead of work seekers.

I see my purpose as being the catalyst for great people to realise the purpose they are meant to achieve and bring it to the world. I see my purpose as helping to raise the level of wealth and abundance globally through personal contribution, by serving myself through which others are served, and inspiring others to do the same. I do this by sharing with others the experiences and skills I have collected and continuing to learn and put into action the learnings I gain from those that inspire me.

I am the consigliere. The trusted advisor to individuals and corporates. I am a strategic thinker and rainmaker who can help you launch your new venture or expand your existing operation.

On a personal note, I'm an Australian born entrepreneur & have lived outside Oz for 22+ years although I returned in 2006 with Pauline, my wife of 12+ years who was born in the Netherlands. We met, were engaged and married on Friday the 13th which should make it clear that I'm not superstitious. I speak/read/write English (please no jokes from the Brits) :-), Dutch & German; also currently learning Italian & Greek.

Please see www.paullange.com.au for more

Paul Lange's Experience

Co-founder and Head Business Trainer

BsnssRcks (Business Rocks)

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Management Consulting industry

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months) Brussels Area, Belgium

Business Rocks (BsnssRcks) is a day of focussed, targeted, practical information and advice to help business people overcome their biggest challenges, capitalise on their greatest ideas and build a more successful business.

… AND it’s a day to discover the benefits of co-working hosted in the some of the best co-working space in Europe, Asia, North America, and Oceania.

Blackstar - Life Member

SunZu - The Art of Business

February 2013Present (1 year 8 months)

Accredited Mentor, Enhancing Their Gifts System™

Changing What's Normal

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Human Resources industry

September 2012Present (2 years 1 month) Sydney

Most business owners/leaders dont have the time, energy, or know how to fully appreciate their employees and enhance their unique talents/gifts and therefore don't influence or inspire their employees to learn, grow, contribute, collaborate and be accountable in ways that the 21st century workplace demands

ETGS meets this demand and much more.

ETGS acts as the linchpin in your talent leadership program. ETGS is like the chip in your computer. You need it to fully tap into the life-force that powers your organisation

I'm honoured to be an Accredited Mentor of ETGS and work along side Ian Berry helping business owners, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders that aspire to inspire their teams to enhance their talents and perform remarkably.

Advisory Board Member

Young Entrepreneur Society Australia

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

October 2011Present (3 years) Sydney, Australia

The Young Entrepreneur Society Australia is an international network of entrepreneurs founded by Louis Lautman who is also executive producer and creator of 'The YES Movie'.

YES is dedicated to increasing business collaboration and the development of enterprise globally. We are focused on providing entrepreneurs with inspiring, fun, interactive, educational and practical resources that create real profitable results for businesses.

Our mission is to power start-up's and existing entrepreneurs with the resources they need to become successful in business and life.

To encourage change in the entrepreneurial culture globally, we are presenting the message of collaboration through the production of The YES Movie Australia with an ongoing venture of The YES Series (TV)

We are looking to cast Australian entrepreneurs in all phases of business development to inspire and power entrepreneurship and give it the recognition as a viable career path.

As an Advisory Board Member, it is my role to facilitate the partnership development of YES, lead educational and mentoring programs, solidify clear strategic partnerships and identify ideal candidates to be cast in The YES Movie and The YES Series (TV) and to provide expertise as a producer of the films.

The main goals of YES are to;

1. Continue to build our network of successful entrepreneurs
2. Provide support for start-up entrepreneurs through YES pathways
3. Start production of The YES Movie Australia and The YES Series (TV)
4. Implement entrepreneurial modules in the Australian education system.

Visit our website for your opportunity to pitch, celebrate, network with Louis Lautman and other successful entrepreneurs from around the world. We look forward to meeting you.

Blue Ocean Strategist & Rainmaker

None

January 1997Present (17 years 9 months)

Paul helps success-minded business people to grow a business idea to saleable asset. Developing and delivering an exit strategy is as important in creating a business as the original idea itself. Most people however are great at coming up with the original idea, and miserable at thinking beyond after they open their doors.

Paul’s style is very candid & sometimes confronting; some can’t handle it and that is okay. He walks his talk and expects you to do the same.

If you ask for Paul’s help, understand that he cannot motivate you to do anything. Motivation comes from within & unless you understand that you will continue to live your life by what other people want.

Also, Paul cannot make the commitment for you to succeed. Only you can make that commitment to yourself. Paul can support you and help you find inspiration to achieve your goals, your dreams, and realise your purpose. If you are committed to yourself, then Paul will be committed to you to help you to make it happen.

Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Consultant

Private

December 1992Present (21 years 10 months)

- Hilton International trained

- More than two decades international experience in the hotels and hospitality industry.

- Pioneered mobile bar catering in Germany in mid 1980's.

- Commissioned by international consortium to develop floating hotel project for Australia's first defence of the America's Cup in Perth.

- Engaged by German investor to implement quality control and operational procedures in newly acquired hotel operation in Rotorua (NZ).

- Developed and produced private hospitality suites for public events (race courses, concerts, dance parties - catering for up to 5,000).

- Sought out by German investor group to develop and execute roll-out plan for a chain of Bavarian themed hospitality venues in Australia.

- Speciality expertise in front-of-house operational processes and back-office quality control systems.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Management Consulting industry

May 2010January 2014 (3 years 9 months) Sydney, Australia

CleverX is a business incubator for rapid-growth & fast-track companies (including some start-ups) that have an innovative commercial niche or truly the potential to become the best of breed in their industry. We look for ventures that have the potential for a factor ten (10x) rapid growth. Our mantra is that whatever your mind can conceive, we can help you achieve. My role is to maintain relationships with our key investors and establish new ones, and to steer policy and oversee the acceptance process for new incubation candidates.

Life Member

Ecademy - BlackStar

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

April 2005February 2013 (7 years 11 months)

National Executive Secretary

Australian Business Coalition

May 2011November 2011 (7 months)

The Australian Business Coalition (The ABC Party) is a political party of the people for the people. This great nation is like a public company. It has an elected board of directors, and many millions of shareholders, the Australian people. The shareholders have the right to expect that it is run like a company with the same level of corporate and social responsibility that we expect of great companies.

Leader - AUS Ecademy Business Club

Ecademy

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

June 2006November 2011 (5 years 6 months)

Social Media Strategist

EasyBiz Finance Pty. Ltd.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Financial Services industry

May 2011October 2011 (6 months)

Principal Consultant

INKOM Wealth Management

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Financial Services industry

January 2011July 2011 (7 months)

Business Mentor & Social Media Strategist

CPR Roofing Pty Ltd.

October 2010July 2011 (10 months)

Business Mentor & Social Media Strategist

Destiny Parradise Pty Ltd

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Events Services industry

January 2011April 2011 (4 months)

CEO - Ad Interim

Focus Liquidity ILP

Partnership; 51-200 employees; Financial Services industry

May 2009May 2010 (1 year 1 month)

- Created business strategy for peer-to-peer business / commercial micro-lending platform

- Led phase one development team to create alpha system design blueprint

- Negotiated joint ventures with software development an implementation firms

- Established incorporated limited partnership and sourced initial $250K seed funding. Rasied ultimately $2.5 million venture capital.

- Platform developed to RC level and soft launched in closed community.

- Sold system designs and IP to large financial services company prior to public launch of a fully fledged production version

Management Team Leader

Freelife International

Privately Held; Myself Only; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

May 2007July 2009 (2 years 3 months)

- Recruited senior management team to lead rapid global expansion of a direct sales organisation.

- Oversaw development and execution of a three-tier training
program to duplicate standardised training.

- Increased distributor retention to more than 75% over 6 months (industry standard is less than 25%).

- Personally developed a $2.5 million annual turnover global business in Direct Sales within 12 months.

Leader - The Law of Attraction on Ecademy Business Club

Ecademy

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

February 2007August 2008 (1 year 7 months)

Executive Producer

The Secret of Action and Networking Days - The Sand

March 2007June 2007 (4 months)

- Established 40-man global team to create, develop, and execute events with world renowned speakers.

- Generated more than $500,000 in tickets, back-end sales, and sponsorship in the space of 11 weeks.

- Sold concept and systems to a overseas operator.

General Manager

Pschorr (Australia) Pty. Ltd.

February 2006December 2006 (11 months) Sydney, Australia

- Mandated to develop the Pschorr beer brands in Australia through establishment of multiple hospitality venues.

- Established team to deliver operational documentation, and design a personnel training system.

- Successfully negotiated agreements with vendors, contractors, and local and regional regulatory bodies.

- Oversaw community outreach program to win buy-in from community stakeholders.

- Raised in excess of AUD$3.5 million equity capital from private investors.

- Despite the hospitality venues development being shelved in late 2006, sales of the group brands increased in Australia by 18% during the 8 months of the project.

IT Manager - CIMS Program

ABN AMRO Bank N.V

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Banking industry

June 2005February 2006 (9 months)

- Lead team to deliver IT requirements of a web-based global CIMS platform on time, within budget.

- Managed relationships with stakeholders, external vendors, and internal service departments.

- Commissioned to define the global security policy for CIMS.

- Transferred ownership to internal department and installed new vendor management upon completion.

IT Manager

SafeBoot

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

July 2003September 2004 (1 year 3 months) Netherlands

- Mandated to provide fresh leadership and shape the IT department during period of organisational change.

- Commissioned to design, and execute roll-out of, a standardised and centrally managed global infrastructure.

- Program managed team to implement a global VoIP solution.

- Introduced ITIL framework for central IT services with per country SLA’s.

- Oversaw tender process for new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

- Program managed migration of multiple CRM systems to a single online web environment.

Project Manager - Virtual Data Centre

UWV/GAK

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

November 2002July 2003 (9 months)

- Commissioned to develop a plan for the migration of 8 data centres into one central virtual facility.

- United stakeholders, gaining unanimous buy in, for the implementation of a unified virtual data centre model.

- Oversaw European Public Tender process and co-authored final report.

- Upon leaving the project, engaged to liaise with and advise the vendor delivery team.

Founder & Managing Director

Critical Data NET

19962003 (7 years)

- Established first offsite data backup service for SME’s in Europe.

- Migrated to Internet based system in 1999 serving clients outside of Europe

- Built a 2,500+ stron client base, employing 35 staff, with annual revenue in excess of NLG 6 million.

- Sold business in 2003.

Service Desk Manager - SOZAWE

Gemeente Rotterdam

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

March 2002October 2002 (8 months) Rotterdam Area, Netherlands

- Engaged to provide leadership to the Service Desk of SZW during period of cultural and organisational change.

- Mandated to design and implement operational ITIL processes within SZW.

- Chaired task force to define new systems and procedures for delivery of reliable and effective services.

- Created transition projects to transform unit to a customer centric service organisation.

- Mandated to establish and execute Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) between SZW and client departments.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

January 2001July 2001 (7 months)

- Head-hunted to provide leadership to MCS Belgium team for the Euroclear Online program.

- Mandated to re-establish the relationship between Microsoft and the client Euroclear Bank at board level.

- Established task force to identify core values, requirements, and expectations from all stakeholders.

- Drafted a memorandum of understanding, and accepted by both parties to mediate bilateral discussions.

- Authored report on restructuring of the relationship that was ratified all stakeholders.

- Re-launched program and passed control back to MCS Belgium.

Interim Manager - Infrastructure - ICTA

AEGON

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AEG; Insurance industry

19992000 (1 year)

- Mandated to restructure contracts for national and international telecoms and data services.

- Oversaw telecom and data services tender process and co-authored final report.

- Advised AEGON’s international Common Interest Group for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning.

- Co-authored the revised global DR/BCP policy recommendation.

- Chaired task force for the definition of a standardised network.

- Oversaw technology standards group, and compiled recommendations for the transition to outsourced services.

- Program managed 5 transitional infrastructure and Common Office Environment projects.

Interim Manager - Team Leader - Network & Telecoms

AEGON

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AEG; Insurance industry

19981999 (1 year)

- Engaged to provide leadership to the Network and Telecoms Team with budget responsibility.

- Manage operations for national data and telecoms network infrastructure including global WAN.

- Program managed centrally managed Switched Ethernet Network roll-out to 5 countries.

- Program managed network infrastructure Y2K activities, coordinating with the larger AEGON Y2K Program.

- Auxiliary member of the 4 man negotiation team to outsource ICT operational units.

- Chaired committee to establish IT policies, processes, and procedures for move to an outsourced environment.

Operations & Support Manager

Gandalf Nederland b.v.

19961997 (1 year)

- Appointed to provide leadership to the Benelux IT Operational & Support Team with full P&L responsibility.

- Commissioned to implement ITIL in Benelux and author ‘IT Infrastructure Operations & Support Manual’.

- Conducted client survey to confirm areas of customer satisfaction and identify shortcomings.

- Implemented SLA’s for Professional Services, Technical Support, and Repair departments.

- Re-conducted survey 6 months later demonstrating an increase in customer satisfaction by over 75%.

- Mandated to develop blueprint for migration of all Benelux Data Centres, and oversaw tender process.

Director - European Operations

Interweb, inc.

July 1994December 1996 (2 years 6 months)

- Created business strategy, and developed products as digital incubator for SME’s in North America and Europe

- Developed & implemented three-tier service platform of products, education & training, and value-added services.

- First year revenue in excess of US$ 1.8 million with 28% retained earnings.

- Lead team to create the final report to the United Nations for SIDSNET Feasibility Study for affordable Internet connectivity to 27 island nations in the South Pacific

- Programme managed setup of a small data centre for SME’s to host online applications and websites.

- Commissioned implementation of ITIL for operations, and setup monitoring framework for global compliance.

- Negotiated sale of business to B2B ISP

Principal Consultant - Venture Capital

Interfinance Limited

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Financial Services industry

January 1993December 1994 (2 years)

- Appointed to the private equity team to participate in evaluation of finance applications.

- Managed candidate relationships during the due diligence process.

- Commissioned to setup and manage German office to service the growing number of European clients.

- Recruited and mentored local business analyst team.

- Facilitated sale of business to large investment house

Founder & Managing Director

Cocktail Privee

March 1989December 1992 (3 years 10 months)

- Established catering business servicing events up to 4,000, serving on average over 60,000 guests per year.

- Outsourced non-strategic operations to larger events company to leverage cross-promotion exposure.

- Achieved DM 2.4 million annual turnover within 2.5 years, with retained earnings of 38%.

- Sold business via management buyout in 1992.

Beverages Manager - Public & Banqueting

Restaurant Victorian

August 1987February 1990 (2 years 7 months)

- Created new services boosting banqueting revenue by DM 3.8 million in first year, increasing profits by 100%.

- Implemented personal development training in both the public bar and banqueting departments.

- Eradicated absenteeism in first 6 months, and increased personnel morale and contribution.

- Implemented incentive initiatives decreasing wastage and increasing productivity at no cost to the company.

- Generated new business exploding annual public bar revenue from DM 500K to DM 5 million within 2.5 years.

Assistant Bars' Manager

Hilton Hotel Düsseldorf

March 1985August 1987 (2 years 6 months)

- Assigned responsibility for personnel training and scheduling, and resource planning.

- Implemented training system significantly decreasing absenteeism and increasing effectiveness.

- Exploded revenue in the public bar outlets by more than 100% over the next 12 months.

- Slashed external personnel costs by more than 31%, saving DM 85,000 from the bars’ department budget.

Paul Lange's Skills & Expertise

  1. Venture Capital
  2. Entrepreneur
  3. Negotiation
  4. Rainmaker
  5. Management Consulting
  6. Strategy Development
  7. Change Management
  8. Business Strategy
  9. Team Building
  10. Mentoring
  11. Social Networking
  12. Online Marketing
  13. Strategic Planning
  14. New Business Development
  15. Organizational Development
  16. Coaching
  17. Social Media Marketing
  18. Business Planning
  19. Executive Coaching
  20. Team Leadership
  21. Start-ups
  22. Leadership Development
  23. Outsourcing
  24. Business Management
  25. Creative Problem Solving
  26. Personal Development
  27. Public Speaking
  28. Business Process Improvement
  29. Vendor Management
  30. Entrepreneurship
  31. Risk Management
  32. IT Management
  33. Social Media
  34. IT Strategy
  35. Marketing Strategy
  36. Rapid Growth
  37. Hospitality Management
  38. Hospitality Industry
  39. Hospitality
  40. Fundraising
  41. Relationship Management
  42. Strategic Communications
  43. Customer Service
  44. Management
  45. Strategy
  46. Marketing
  47. Training
  48. CRM
  49. Strategic Partnerships
  50. Leadership

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Paul Lange's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Dutch

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • German

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Australian

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Paul Lange's Education

School of Hard Knocks

per aspera ad astra cum laude, Entrepreneurship

19671986

Sydney Boys' High School

HSC

19791984

St Aloysius College

19751978

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Interests:

Using Money to Make Money, Food, Cooking, Wine, Beer (Making), Painting, Photography, Sun Worshipping, Meeting New People, Cigars, Networking

Groups and Associations:

Institute of Business Advisors, International Association of Business Communicators, Worldwide Business Strategist Association (HK), International Disaster Recovery Association, Association for Enterprise Integration, International Institute of Computer Professionals, Association of Professional Speakers Europe, Hash House Harriers, LinkedInnovators, LinkedIn Open Networker (LION), LinkedIn Women, LinkedIn Events, LinkedIn and The Secret, MyLink500, Wine & Spirits Group, Friends of Mickey, Ecademy, MyLinkedinPowerForum

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