He’s the $3 billion man who embodies New Zealand’s new tech dream, but can he deliver on investors’ starry-eyed hopes? We talk to Xero’s Rod Drury.
Rod Drury was recently named EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2013.
Growing up in Hawke’s Bay, tech entrepreneur Rod Drury had a disabling stutter that dogged him into corporate life in his twenties. “I couldn’t use the phone. Or anything.” says Drury, of his first job at accountants Ernst & Young.
At 27, he took a course to master his stutter, practising his new knowledge by talking as much as possible. These days he addresses 1000 people a week, as the salesman and chief executive for the highest-priced and most glamorous local stock on the New Zealand ...
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