Meet the Experts

Expert In Residence – Mary Karolyi

ABOUT ME: I have spent my entire career working in finance for start-ups and scale-ups. I worked my way up post high-school into a financial controller position at the age of 27 with a fast-growing tech company and I have been working with high growth technology and professional businesses ever since. I am passionate about technology, building businesses and facilitating change.  I get a great deal of personal reward out of seeing the businesses I work with not only survive, but thrive!
In 2018 I founded The HQ Hub – ‘Finance Solutions for Start-ups and Scaleups’ – in response to what I saw was a growing need for startups to have professional, cost-effective and elastic financial/commercial expertise.  Young businesses need access to highly experienced CFOs and business professionals, yet they often can’t afford them or don’t realise they need them until they are well into their business journey. HQ Hub is the finance business partner and advisor that startups need.

WHY ‘SCALING UP SENSIBLY’: Running this program at Happy Hubbub for female founders is a passion project for me. As a working mum myself, I understand the logistical constraints many entrepreneurial mums are faced with; time-poor and juggling multiple roles, care responsibilities at home on top of the complexities of building and managing a business. I want to ensure the success of these innovative women, giving them the support and expertise they need. Scaling Up Sensibly will allow female founders to plug into the startup ecosystem and tap into supportive and sensible advice, giving them real strategies to ensure ongoing success.

– Mary Karolyi

Visiting Experts

Katrina McCarter is the founder and CEO of Marketing to Mums. She is a marketing strategist who specialises in understanding mothers as a powerful market sector, through experience and research. Katrina is the author of the best-selling business book, Marketing to Mums: How to sell more to Australia’s most powerful consumer.

Emily Jaksch from HR Gurus is a talented award winning HR Strategist, Master NLP communicator and motivational educator who’s on a mission to help create the next generation of millennial leaders.

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