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Rory Houston

Advisor Newcastle Area, Australia, AU

Founder/CEO, Houston Property Group Pty Ltd and Qualified Flying Instructor - Lead-in Fighter Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force.

Founder/CEO, Houston Property Group Pty Ltd and Qualified Flying Instructor - Lead-in Fighter Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force.

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Houston Property Group Pty Ltd


Founder Houston Property Group Pty Ltd July 2011 - present
Qualified Flying Instructor - Lead-in Fighter Squadron Royal Australian Air Force July 2011 - present
Co-Founder/CEO Choosly January 2013 - May 2014
Air Vehicle Operator - Task Unit 633.2.7 Royal Australian Air Force October 2010 - May 2011
Qualified Flying Instructor - Basic Flying Training Unit Royal Australian Air Force January 2009 - October 2010
Fighter Pilot - 75 SQN Royal Australian Air Force January 2006 - December 2008
Pilot under training Royal Australian Air Force January 2002 - December 2005

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Software development
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Realtors
  • • Financial Services
  • • Construction
  • • Real Estate Investing
Markets of Interest
  • • Financial Services

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I've raised $2m for my last two development projects from external sources - both of which are mid life projects with a value pipeline of $8m. I created Houston Property Group as a management entity for the developments, the company is profitable.

I am capable of self funding my next startup.

I am a fighter pilot of the Royal Australian Air Force, the lessons from which are vast and many. However in keeping it short we are put through some incredible periods of stress, workload, and intense pressure - whilst operating at the hight of concentration. Dealing with and managing these at the highest of level brings a never give up attitude and drive like no other. It brings to business an element of confidence and problem solving I have not seen matched.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Co-founders must have different but complimenting strengths, and a healthy balance of common thinking but varied opinion. I believe in a confident approach but ego needs to stay at the door. If you can discuss your weaknesses as easily as your strengths, you're kicking goals already.

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Shaon Diwakar
They're my school  •  Co-founder, NewsMaven. Previously Indie Developer, Independent Software Developer.
Rory is the quintessential self-starter. He knows what goals he needs to complete and goes out and gets things done without complaining or c ... ompromising on his principles. It's part of the DNA he's picked up being a top-gun in the Air-force. I'd recommend Rory to anyone!
Brendan Yell
We worked together  •  Mentor, muru-D and Community Development Director, AU/NZ, SoftLayer, an IBM Company.
Rory's experience in the air force gives him all the skills needed to be a successful founder. I'm very looking forward to seeing what he do ... es next. He has a planned and methodical approach while still being very action oriented.
Julia Szatar
We worked together  •  Business Development Director, NSW Government (Australia) | Trade & Investment | San Francisco.
Rory is driven, a strong communicator and has a good sense for the gaps in the market. He is also fearless as demonstrated by his unique exp ... erience in the Australian Air Force.
Herbert Yeung
We worked together  •  Co-founder & CTO, RetailMaven and Co-founder & CTO, News Maven.
He has been through a vigorous startup incubator process (picked as one of ten successful teams out of 120 team applicants) for the Slingsho ... t Inaugural Incubator. He has also excelled in his time as an entrepreneur by not only developing leads but also investment opportunities for his team. He also has had experience being in Silicon Valley and been at Techcrunch Disrupt (the leading tech conference in the US). He has shown great leadership (as CEO of Choosly), tenacity in what he does and is always willing to learn.
Adam Loong
We worked together  •  CEO & Co-founder, Skildare. Previously Executive Officer of F/A-18 Operational Fighter Squadron, RAAF.
Rory understands the discipline required to be successful. He has proven this by becoming a world class fighter pilot. He has successfully t ... aken the skills and expertise he has learnt in this environment and adapted it to his passion of entrepreneurship.
Jason Fitch
We worked together  •  Founder and CEO, Kumudra Group Pty Ltd. Previously Founder and Managing Director, Firefly Capital Management Pty Ltd.
Hungry, driven, motivated, sharp thinker, very good communicator and has the ability to think outside the box. As well as being honest in ho ... w he does business.

Adam Loong
CEO & Co-founder, Skildare. Previously Executive Officer of F/A-18 Operational Fighter Squadron, RAAF.
Adam has a select quality that is clearly displayed every day thanks to his background as a fast jet pilot in the military. These traits are ... also found in successful entrepreneurs. Through working with Adam in the RAAF I can personally commend his ability to continue through the challenges and find a winning solution. This has been proven through the high level decorations received whilst serving both the Australian and US military as an Australian representative as well as his accomplishments as the CEO of Skildare.