CHECKOUT Tennealle O’Shannessy | #151

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Nathan Bush is a director at eCommerce talent agency, eSuite. He has led eCommerce for businesses with revenue $100m+ and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 People in eCommerce four years in a row. You can contact Nathan on LinkedIn, Twitter or via email.

Growth CEO and Non Executive Board Director, proven experience scaling highly successful online marketplaces, ecommerce platforms and an online education start up. Over twenty five years professional experience, with demonstrated expertise in business operations, strategy, leadership and business transformation across a number of industries.
Currently CEO of Adore Beauty, Australia's #1 online beauty retailer. Previously Managing Director - Americas at SEEK, a leader in digital employment marketplaces. In this role Tennealle led the emerging Americas portfolio, working closely with local CEOs to drive strategy and the evolution of SEEK’s business model. Prior to this Tennealle held a number of strategy focused positions at SEEK including the start up and scale of Online Education Services, a public-private partnership between SEEK and Swinburne University which was awarded the 2015 BRW Fast 100 winner.
Previously Tennealle was a consultant with global tier-one management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney focusing on strategic and operational CEO-agenda issues. In this role she led a number of business transformation projects across a range of industries.

In this episode of Add To Cart, we checkout Tennealle O’Shannessy, CEO of Adore Beauty. From starting out in Kate Morris’ garage with a $12,000 loan from her boyfriend’s parents to listing on the ASX in 2021 at a valuation of over $650m – it has been a wild ride so far.  Adore now partner with over 150 cosmetics brands and stock 10,000-plus beauty care products. Today, they sell over $180m of product every year to over 800 thousand active customers. 

Questions answered in this episode include
  • What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever bought online? 
  • Who is your favourite retailer? 
  • Which retail fad do you wish was history?
  • Can you recommend a book or podcast that our listeners should immediately get into? 
  • Finish this sentence.  The future of retail is… 
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