#17 Robett Hollis, Founder, FRONTSIDE

Robett Hollis is a passionately driven Entrepreneur. He founded a media business called FRONTSIDE, one of NZ's leading Content Consultancy & Video Production Agencies which in February 2018 officially joined forces with Saatchi&Saatchi. This company now sits (100%) under Publicis Groupe - The 3rd Largest Communications Company in the World with 80,000 employees in over 120 countries.


In 2006 Robett launched AIRTIME - which grew into NZ's Largest Action Sports Media Network. In July 2018 AIRTIME officially partnered with ICG - New Zealand's Biggest Independent Media Publisher.


In 2013, to support the startup and tech ecosystem Robett created a shared workspace business called ColabNZ - which expanded to New Zealand's Largest Co-Working Workspaces. In July 2018 ColabNZ was fully acquired (100%) by Generator.


Robett went on to acquire the New Zealand Innovation Council & the New Zealand Innovation Awards and launched a 50 million dollar initiative to help more kiwis win in business.


Robett has now partnered with Spark Lab and launched the #YesToSuccess Initiative which aims to help educate and inspire 800,000 New Zealand students.


There is nothing Robett does by halves and I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.


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