CEO, Database Dept
When John Bedwany joined the Database Dept. as CEO he had already worked in more countries, closed more business and consulted to more CEOs and major organisations than most executives would in several lifetimes.
With more than 35 years of strategy, marketing and sales experience across 30 countries John has devoted his business life to creating the “future of selling”. He has literally written the book on Authentic Relationship Management (ARM), his methodology that takes potential customers from asking “who are you?” to saying “you’re my trusted advisor”.
He began his sales career taking a small Australian software developer with a handful of local customers to a global audience, opening offices and winning major customers in Europe, Asia, the USA, South Africa and the UK.
He subsequently joined IBM in the capacity of Director of SMB Marketing APAC, a $5 billion business. After a successful seven year career at IBM the opportunity to work with people who shared his vision and passion and to build something remarkable – a world class organisation that services the world’s largest IT companies – inspired him to leave the corporate world and take on the challenge of leading the Database Dept.
As CEO his understanding of business strategies, his success at sales and marketing and his passion for hard work and achieving results have made him a sought after advisor to senior executives in some of the world’s best known organisations.
His extensive martial arts training and teaching over 38 years gives him the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual understanding to create and grow in a harmonious and balanced manner. It has helped develop his immense passion to respect individuals, whether friends, family, employees or customers and to care for our environment.Visit: www.dbdept.com.au