Business Heroes: CEOs to Watch, 2023

Digital Edition 2023

Performance Works International

Jeremy Blain

Jeremy Blain believes that education, corporate learning, leadership and business transformation a disciplines but not an industry. His work involves working with various industries. in the years he has been in his career his focus is on how to build the next generation.  According to him, that is not just in terms of those coming into the organization. In an interview with CIO Global, he shares his beliefs and why he took a jump from the retail industry to corporate training.

Ooze Studios

Jesse Ocean

Once upon a time in the bustling city of Melbourne, Jesse Ocean embarked on a journey that would transform the marketing agency landscape. As the founder and CEO of Ooze Studios, Jesse’s story is one of innovation, growth, and a commitment to making a positive impact. Jesse, a digital pioneer with a decade-long background in finance and marketing, felt a calling to address the shortcomings he observed in traditional marketing campaigns. Too often, these campaigns lacked a revenue focus, prompting Jesse to envision a more efficient approach.


Lionel Lodge

Lionel Lodge, the dynamic CEO of SyncLodge. With a lifetime immersed in the world of entertainment, Lionel’s journey has been nothing short of fascinating. From his early days, influenced by his father’s prominence in the UK music scene, to becoming a versatile musician, entrepreneur, and now a pioneering leader in sync licensing, Lionel’s story is one of passion, innovation, and relentless pursuit of excellence.


Mikael Hoier

Mikael Hoier, the dynamic CEO at LOWENCO A/S, whose journey from being an Electronic Technician to a seasoned leader is truly inspiring. Armed with a technical background, Mikael has seamlessly blended his technical expertise with a flair for sales, navigating a successful career spanning 22 years. His roles have ranged from Sales Manager and General Manager to Sales Director/CCO, culminating in his current position as CEO.

1706 Advisors

Stacy Kahan

Stacy Kahan, the visionary Founder and CEO of 1706 Advisors, boasts an impressive three-decade-long career marked by innovation and excellence. As the driving force behind the company, Stacy crafts and oversees marketing strategies, spearheads business development initiatives, and plays a pivotal role in transforming 1706 Advisors into a collaborative and thriving enterprise. Stacy’s journey to the summit of her field was inspired by her father, whose commitment to flexibility, continuous learning, and adept problem-solving deeply influenced her. When she founded 1706 Advisors, Stacy prioritized understanding every facet of the business, a philosophy that propelled her to the CEO position.