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Ep077 – Trena Blair (Founder – FD Global) on the need for authenticity

My guest for Episode 77 of The Startup Playbook Podcast is Trena Blair, the Founder and CEO of FD Global Connections.

Few people would have as varied or as successful of a career as Trena.

After starting her career as a teacher, she moved into the corporate world before being headhunted to help get Optus of the ground in Australia.

Since then, Trena has held several senior roles, including the VP/GM (Aus/NZ) and Regional VP of Marketing (APAC) at American Express.

Trena has since left the corporate world to start her own business, FD Global Connections, which helps startups and businesses expand into the US market.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How to approach transition and opportunities
  • The challenges of delivering to your brand message
  • The benefits of creating structure
  • How and when to expand internationally

PLAYBOOK MEDIA – Growth through Data-Driven Storytelling

THE E-COMMERCE PLAYBOOK

ACCELEPRISE AUSTRALIA

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Show notes:
Optus
Amex
FD Global Connections
Bob Mansfield
Cable & Wireless
AT&T
Adrian stone podcast
Seinfeld
New York Immersion Program

 

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Rohit Bhargava (LinkedIn)

Credits:
Intro music credit to Bensound

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