Whispir is a leader in the provision of a secure SaaS platform that threads together the daily flow of communications across many channels into rich and useful conversations. Whispirâs conversation platform matches and connects the right people to the right information. Rich content creation, contextual automation and cross-channel interaction, from one secure platform.
Founder, innovator, product and marketing focused SaaS operator and entrepreneur (and one time Architect). A serial founder and company builder, I am an experienced operator, product and marketing executive, having spent time in CEO, COO, CMO and CPO roles. I have had more than 15 years building and leading SaaS companies with a focus in the business-to-business space. My enduring interest is in the power of communication to deepen relationships between businesses and people. I am currently Co-founder and CEO of Operata, the world's first experience management platform for voice applications. In late 2016 I formed Founderfounder to build and invest in SaaS businesses. Founderfounder works as an investor and strategic advisor to ambitious seed stage startups. Recently I worked in North America as CMO & CPO of Smooch.io (Acq:Zendesk). At Smooch we were working to humanise the relationships between businesses and their customers by powering software makers to build conversations into their products. Prior to this, I was co-founder and COO at Whispir (ASX:WSP), a venture-backed communications SaaS company where I led product, development, operations and customer success. With diverse C-level experience from product/market fit, go-to-market strategy to market establishment and expansion, I have worked internationally in high growth businesses in the Australian, New Zealand, Asian and North American markets. As an operator from startup to scaleup, my experience encompasses 15+ years of board experience, capital raising and corporate and business development. I am also an active technology investor with investments in areas spanning the creative, design and communications space. I am a supporter of Melbourne startups through my probono work with Founderfounder and my mentoring and coaching of local founders. For more on my professional background visit: www.romillyblackburn.com