Adrian, graduated BE (Chem & Materials) and practiced as a professional chemical engineer in a variety of roles including systems design, sales and general management over a period of 15 years in the pulp and paper and automation industries. He graduated with an MBA in 1991 and subsequently gained considerable senior executive experience in multi-national companies including ABB, Trigon and Salmond Smith Biolab, where he held positions as Chief Executive. Thereafter, he spent four years with Ernst & Young as a senior consultant focused on start-up clients, before establishing his own consulting company. Entrepreneurial Consulting has been active in the start-up space, shepherding numerous early-stage companies through to commercialization. He has been asked to serve in a range of advisory board roles for entrepreneurial companies, played a leading role in his consulting firm’s incubator program focused on the New Zealand innovation space and was also engaged by a major corporate to establish its corporate venturing initiative.
Over the last 15 years Adrian has taken on the full time role of Chief Executive of MoleMap, where he focuses on product innovation and country roll-out strategy, supplier relationship management, investor relations and overall organizational leadership. His considerable experience in the areas of photography, electronics design, system design and software development, among other areas of technology and engineering, make a major contribution to MoleMap’s strategic planning and technology development. He is currently leading the company’s foray into Artificial Intelligence through a research partnership with one of the major players in this area.