GORDON TAN

3 words to describe yourself:
Happy. Analytical. Driven

Who is your entrepreneurial hero and why:
I’m going to be cliché and say Elon Musk – but only after I heard the story he took all the money he got from selling Paypal, invested it in new startups and didn’t have enough money to pay rent. What a boss.

What has been your biggest life learning?
The obstacle is the way. I wish someone had told me that earlier in life but I now have it tattooed on my arm to remind me.

What is your take on the entrepreneurialism movement/buzz?
At some point about 10 years ago people decided it was cool to become an entrepreneur. There is a massive disconnect between expectation and reality which people often find out the hard way. 

What’s your life about right now?
Answering the big questions. What do I want the rest of my life to be about, and what is my legacy

What ingredients are you bringing to scrappi?
I bring the tech skills to Scrappi. I’ve also started and run multiple SaaS companies, with one right through to acquisition so I bring experience in this area. I’ve also got investments across a number of industries, so I’m pretty good with breaking apart business models.

Why will Scrappi be your most successful business yet?
I knew of both Aaron and Sel before I even met them as both are very successful entrepreneur’s in their own right and having everyone’s complimentary skills, experience and networks combined is a winning formula.


SEL WATTS

3 words to describe yourself:
Bold. Curious. Feisty. 

Who is your entrepreneurial hero and why:
Gary Vaynerchuk – he says it how it is, is down to earth and knows how to hustle!  He can back up everything he says with personal experience.

What has been your biggest life learning?
If you want to take over the island you need to be prepared to burn the boats! No plan b! Like GT I also have this tattooed on my arm as a constant reminder to never quit on my dreams.

What is your take on the entrepreneurialism movement/buzz?
I rant a lot about this and there is not enough space to say it all! Let me just say that startup entrepreneurs need to focus on learning how to grow sustainable and profitable businesses, not just how to pitch and raise capital!

What’s your life about right now?
Pushing the boundaries in business and as a mum of 3 boys whilst sharing with the world my take on this adventure called life!

What ingredients are you bringing to scrappi?
I bring a passion for marketing our businesses. I have learnt a lot about this space through growing wattsnext my HR company that started in 2007. I have a love for social media and experimenting with different platforms and am excited about sharing our ventures with the world.

Why will Scrappi be your most successful business yet?
With a team like this how can we not succeed! We have a lot of years of business experience behind us, we are super driven and we are committed to having lots of fun along the way!


AARON ZAMYKAL

3 words to describe yourself:
Motivated, Organised, Influential

Who is your entrepreneurial hero and why: 
Jim Rohn. The legend of personal development and entrepreneurship, who inspired me to change so that my life continues to change.

What has been your biggest life learning?
To take personal responsibility for everything, allowing me to learn and grow.

What is your take on the entrepreneurialism movement/buzz?
It's an awesome movement that has the power to change the world. Be warned, it requires execution, dedication, an effective network and perseverance. 

What’s your life about right now?
I have a young family which I'm dedicated to nuturing. I take on business opportunities that are fun, I can learn from, and make a positive impact on society. 

What ingredients are you bringing to scrappi?
My strength are around systems, strategy execution and financial management. Working across several industries, I have experience in startups as well as established businesses. I'm a student of human behaviour and how this impacts a company's financial performance.

Why will Scrappi be your most successful business yet?
The Scrappi business model is awesome and maximises our strengths. It's inspiring working with Sue-Ellen and Gordon - both successful entrepreneurs. I think our diverse skill sets compliment each other while our values are aligned. Collectively I know we are focused on creating sustainable businesses; the results will follow.