“You have to have strategies and goals. And most of all, high expectations of yourself”
Matt O’Kane is the Vice President of Technical Operations at Freelancer.com. He has worked in high-growth online businesses since 1999, building twin specialties in online product management and software development. He has specialised in large online business websites and apps (from 100,000 users per month to over 12 million) for most of that time.
Matt has held key leadership roles at Expedia (Asia Pacific) and Fairfax Media (Australia).
In study, Matt achieved the highest score in Computer Studies in NSW in high school, and was offered a $40,000 Co-op Scholarship to attend the University of New South Wales studying a Bachelor of Science (Business Information Technology), where he graduated with first class honours. He completed his Masters of Business Administration at the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Matt also has a strong background in community service, having formerly lead CanTeen NSW (The Australian Teenage Cancer Patients Society) and served for ten years as a specialist consultant to Vision Australia working with assisting blind and visually impaired children and teenagers. Matt’s passionate about disability advocacy, as well as involvement in breakthrough medical research, now actively working with the Save Sight Institute – a leading eye disease research unit in Sydney. Matt has also been nominated twice for Young Australian of the Year for community service and career achievement.
He is a regular guest speaker at the University of Sydney’s School of Medicine on topics of disability advocacy.
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