Tech Sales Leadership for a New Era w/ Tim Sleep & Sean Garvey

I am joined by Tim Sleep and Sean Garvey of Odgers Berndtson, Australia’s fastest-growing retained Executive Search firm. Recently the company conducted a study where they asked 50 country, regional and global Managing Directors of Software and Services companies about their last six months’ experiences in Australia and New Zealand.


They collated their findings into a whitepaper titled Technology Sector MD Insights – The opportunities and challenges of the crisis. How is it affecting our business?

A very pertinent topic for our discussion, and high value for all leaders, especially those in the technology sector.

Tim Sleep

Managing Director Aus & NZ – Odgers Berndtson

In addition to Board and CEO roles, he specialises in the technology and professional services sectors, helping build exceptional Non Executive and executive leadership teams. With over 25 years’ experience in senior executive roles across retail, IT and professional services, Tim is well positioned to understand the characteristics, attributes and skills exceptional leaders require to excel in today’s business environment.

Tim has a BA (Hons) degree from Loughborough University and sits on the Regional Council for RedKite, an Australian charity that supports children and young people with cancer.


Sean Garvey

Partner & Head of Technology Aus & NZ – Odgers Berndtson

Sean leads the execution of assignments at the Country leadership level for Software Vendors, and has worked extensively building executive leadership teams for System Integrators, Digital Platforms, and Telecommunications companies. Sean has over 20 Years’ experience in executive search, during which time he has worked for the largest multinational firms and also set up his own boutique which specialised in the technology and telco sectors before being bought by another firm.

His early career was spent in Key Account Management working for global brands such as Gossard, Jockey and Lyle & Scott. Sean holds a BA (Hons) in Human Physiology from Birmingham University.

Learn more about Tim, Sean and Odgers Berndtson on their website and download their whitepaper here.

Key Points of our Discussion