Non Executive Director @ National Retail Association
Advisory Board Member @ Afterpay Touch
University of Stellenbosch
I am an entrepreneur and New Retail Evangelist currently enjoying a diverse and exciting portfolio career. I am regarded as pioneer of online retail, having co-founded the highly successful DealsDirect.com.au in 2004, which grew to become the largest online department store in Australia. After nine prosperous years at DealsDirect, I exited the business to private equity in
I am an entrepreneur and New Retail Evangelist currently enjoying a diverse and exciting portfolio career. I am regarded as pioneer of online retail, having co-founded the highly successful DealsDirect.com.au in 2004, which grew to become the largest online department store in Australia. After nine prosperous years at DealsDirect, I exited the business to private equity in 2013 to create NORA.org.au, The Voice of New Retail. I am motivated to share knowledge and actively promote best retail practices and innovation in retail in Australia. New Retail is our future, a retail that is technology-driven, increasingly global, and deeply customer centric. As the CEO and Executive Chairman of NORA, I enjoy speaking at industry events, engaging with key stakeholders in the space, meeting government and being a catalyst for collaboration. I am passionate about uplifting the spirits of retailers nationwide and to to provide a more holistic and optimistic approach to retail in Australia. I am particularly inspired by our younger entrepreneurs innovating in the new retail sector.
To complement this not for profit role at NORA, I have a portfolio of directorships and advisories with dynamic companies who are all enablers of new retail in Australia, and beyond. I also have equity interests in a two global eCommerce ventures, in China and Africa. I am also an active advisor to some dynamic charities, utilizing technology for good.
I am a registered psychologist with a keen interest in organizational psychology. I am busy writing my second book, " New Retail-Its Not Online or Offline"
Member @ FIRAE (The Forum for International Retail Association Executives) promotes networking, collaboration, and information exchange among retail trade association executives around the world to enhance the success of the global retail industry through the development of more informed and effective retail trade associations.FIRAE meets twice a year, with its annual meeting held in New York in January and a mid-year meeting in a member host country. From December 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) Greater New York City AreaAdvisory Board Member @ I am pleased to announce my appointment as an Advisory Board Member to Criteo. Thanks to Jeremy Crooks and Max Ueno of the Criteo executive for the appointment. I have known and worked with Jeremy for longer than we would both care to admit! Jeremy is a leader and pioneer in digital marketing in Australia, and Criteo provides robust digital advertising solutions. I am particularly enthused about the power of remarketing ( retargeting), helping retailers have a re go at conversion after checkout abandonment. Leakage at checkout still sits at well over 95% in most cases.
In summary, Criteo is a global leader in digital performance advertising, working with over 5,000 companies around the world. Criteo has over 800 employees in offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia serving more than 40 countries. For more information, visit www.criteo.com From December 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) Sydney, AustraliaExecutive Chairman and Founder @ The National Online Retailers Association ( NORA), is Australia's newest industry association. With a board of dynamic " New" Australian retailers, NORA is committed to the future well being of the Australian retail ecosystem. NORA and its board are bullish about the future of Australian retail, advocating for an Australian renaissance that is technology led, increasingly global, deeply customer centric and with a robust footprint in the consumer direct model. From August 2013 to Present (2 years 5 months) Sydney, AustraliaNon Executive Director @ Reed Exhibitions excels in creating high profile, highly targeted business and consumer exhibitions to establish and maintain business relations, and generate new business. The Retail Portfolio of Reeds includes Online Retailer, Reeds Gift Fairs, Ecommerce Expo Melbourne, Life in Style. From September 2013 to Present (2 years 4 months) Sydney, AustraliaNon Executive Director @ I am delighted to have been appointed as an Independent Non Executive Director to Paperless Warehousing, Established in 1988, the Paperless Founders and the Team have improved and modernised workflow by digitising the traditional paper based activities and replacing them with them with real time Radio Frequency Scanned or Interactive Voice Directed Tasks and/or RFID. Paperless have successfully implemented numerous major projects in various industry sectors across Australia and their software has been implemented in over 12 countries. It was my pleasure to have worked with Paperless when I was leading DealsDirect. It is a commercial relationship that goes back over a decade. The Paperless Board are keen to see Paperless play a pivotal role in the ongoing evolution of new retail in Australia.Paperless will continue to roll out new technology and services which will assist their clients in capitalizing on current retail shifts. From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Advisory Board Member @ Delighted to be asked by Nick Molnar and the Afterpay team to come on board as an advisory board member for this exciting innovative Australian payments model. Imagine a payments model where the online retailer can ship to customers BEFORE they pay ( risk free) and provide extended payment terms,seamlessly. It's coming. From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Founding Committee Member @ The Boomerang Project was established in 2001 by a group of Australians concerned about the impact of Aids on orphans in South Africa. We came together because we decided we couldn't sit on our hands and do nothing. This foundation support has led to the thriving Rehoboth Children's Village in Kwa-Zulu Natal.The children's villages provide a home-like solution with intensive care and treatment (spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical and medical) throughout their lives. www.boomerangproject.org and www.rehoboth.org.za From June 2001 to Present (14 years 7 months)
MBA, Industrial Relations @ University of Stellenbosch From 1985 to 1986 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology @ University of Cape Town From 1978 to 1980 Paul Greenberg is skilled in: Internet Entrepreneur, Board of Director experience, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Psychology, Organizational Development, Start-up Consulting, Professional Mentoring, Regulatory Affairs, Retail, Consulting, Integrated Marketing, Program Management, Performance Management, Board of Directors
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