Trevor O'Hara

London, United Kingdom

Founder & CEO at Workabode
Trevor's Skills
Business Development
Fundraising
Marketing
Background

About Trevor

I'm a Founder & Entrepreneur. I have a passion for starting my own businesses, being a board member/non-executive director of and investing in highly disruptive businesses that meet the following 4 criteria:

1. The industry must be in the middle ages in terms of development.
2. The business is capable of creating uncontested market space.
3. The business can render competition irrelevant by implementing outstanding customer experience.
4. The business has global and universal appeal.

I've been blessed to have had a career with a strong focus on start-ups. My early career focused on Telecoms and IT and then later on hospitality and aviation start-ups with a high emphasis on customer experience.

I've taken products from early concept through to full commercialisation, and globalisation. As Founder & CEO of my own start-ups, have held many roles, but key skills have always been around leading and inspiring teams in small companies, selling and then executing the vision, getting new customers in the door, leading multi-million pound investment/funding rounds, and taking companies global.

I have been even more fortunate to have lived and worked in over 15 countries, to have picked up a few languages along the way, to have built a fantastic network, and to have met some of the planet's greatest business and creative brains.

And for my sins, I'm writing what I think is turning out to be a book, entitled "Re-Work: How Mobility Is Transforming the Way We Work (And How To Thrive)". Look out for it late 2014.

Specialties: Growing early stage companies, fund-raising/investment, helping early stage entrepreneurs, taking companies global, sales and business development, building entrepreneurial and global teams, customer experience, maintaining world championship status at Connect 4.

Work Experience

Lead Sherpa/CEO

Workabode

May 2014 - December 2016