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Gauvin departs Hostworks

Gauvin departs Hostworks

After 10 years, Gauvin looks for a new business to start up

Managed services provider, Hostworks founder, Marty Gauvin, has left the company after 10 years to look for new start-up opportunities.

Hostworks was acquired by Broadcast Australia in early 2008 for $68.9 million.

“It’s a year on from when the sale concluded to Broadcast Australia and I spent a year there partly because I wanted to see just how much scope there was for me in a large organisation and what sort of opportunities presented themselves but, ultimately, I concluded that I enjoy starting and growing businesses, where I have a greater level of control,” Gauvin said.

His vacated role will be split between COO, Peter Wildy, sales director, Klaus Bartosch, and CFO, Kylie Turner.

“I’m keen to put my mind on the next business,” he said. “Hostworks was the fifth business that I started. I'm certainly looking in the technology area, but possibly at a business with more intellectual property to it.

"It’s still early though.”

The company began operations in 1999 and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2001.

Throughout the years, Gauvin has taken part in a range of Commonwealth Government innovation programs such as Venture Capital and COMET committees of Innovation Australia.

He has also sat on committees for AusIndustry innovation programs including Commercial Ready and the Industry Cooperative Innovation Program (ICIP).


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