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Rod Andersen

Advisor Sydney, Australia, AU

Advisor and Lecturer, iAccelerate and Managing Director, TACTICIAN Pty Ltd.

Advisor and Lecturer, iAccelerate and Managing Director, TACTICIAN Pty Ltd.

4 vouches

Involved In


The Allegion Group
Callidus Partners Pty Ltd




Advisor and Lecturer iAccelerate February 2015 - present
Managing Director TACTICIAN Pty Ltd March 2014 - present
Co-Founder and Director The Allegion Group July 2010 - present
Co-Founder and Director Callidus Partners Pty Ltd August 2009 - February 2013
Director Laminar Consulting 2004 - 2010
Worldwide Partner Rogen International September 1998 - December 2003
Executive - Learning Corporate Vision Pty Limited June 1992 - August 1998
General Manager The Australian Gas Light Company December 1976 - May 1992


University of Technology Sydney Management 1987 - 1992
TAFE Management Certificate 1979 - 1983
Meadowbank Boys

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Sports
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Professional Development

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Lean startup • Leadership • Pitch competition • Change Management • Culture change • Executive coaching • Leadership Development

Key Accomplishments

Personally coached and/or trained over 150 entrepreneurs in persuasive pitch presentations. Within my cohort, they have won The Big Pitch, The Chinese Australia Millennial Project Pitch, UoW and iAccelerate Pitch, Shark Tank participation, together with multi million dollar funding.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Only in true partnership

As an Advisor

My clients would suggest that they hear the truth about their approach both from content and their style of delivery. They are then provided with simple yet powerful tactics, tools and coating to far exceed the quality of pitch that they would deliver. "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

Vouches Received

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Deb Young
We worked together  •  Founder & Creator, Stretch & Glow Yoga | An online oasis for busy mums.Worked , .
Rod is an extremely gifted facilitator & master of pitch training & delivery techniques. If you are a startup looking to refine your message ... & hone your delivery skills - Rod is the person you need. I have been coached by Rod both in a group & individual setting & he is attentive, professional, & extremely quick to respond. I highly recommend him as an advisor, coach & pitch training specialist.
William Ashford
They're my friends  •  Water Resources Engineer, XYZ for Good and Sales Representative, LEV5L.
He's incredibly personable and has a unique ability to pitch and sell any idea.
Genevieve Gatt
We worked together  •  Innovation Development Support Officer, University of Wollongong. Previously Acting Media Director, Cherry Media.
Through iAccelerate Pitch Training each year Rod is able to help resident companies refine and perfect their pitch and enhance the passion i ... n their delivery ready for pitching to investors.
Leanne Connelly
We worked together  •  Director, Me3D Pty Ltd. Previously Program Manager, BlueScope.
Rod has heped us with business planning and pitch training. He is a great communicator and trainer and he has helped us unravel the core of ... our business and come up with new chanels to market.

Alan Beadnell
Co-Founder, Joindup Pty Ltd. Previously Data Collaboration Software Project Manager, NSW Department of Education.
Alan has a wonderful ability to connect and relate with others. He has a calmness and yet a strong commitment to the task at hand. Alan is p ... assionate about innovation and about taking ideas to market.

Alan Beadnell
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Joindup Pty Ltd. Previously Data Collaboration Software Project Manager, NSW Department of Education.
Alan has a unique ability to take ideas to action. He has a strong resolve to see things through, learns from others and he a desire for his ... efforts to assist others.