Q & A with Karl Redenbach

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Mr Karl Redenbach, (LLB 2000, BA 1999), head of a global technology company LiveTiles, was named joint 2014 CEO of the Year by the Australian Human Resources Institute.

In late 2014, nSynergy, the technology company which Mr Redenbach co-founded in 2002, at the age of 25, was acquired for $25.35 million by Rhipe (formerly NewLease).

Congratulations on your recent award, 2014 CEO of the year. 

Thank you. I am extremely proud to be a Monash Law graduate and I am very happy to represent both Monash and Australia here in New York City.

Monash Law has provided me with the opportunity to grow my career and business with the legal, commercial and social skills I learnt many years ago.

Why did you choose to study Law at Monash?

Monash had the most progressive law school at the time, not just in Victoria but in Australia. I knew from the outset that I wanted to pursue a career in business and felt a Law degree from Monash would give me the right grounding and skills.

What are your fondest memories of your time as a Monash Law student?

I was the president of the Law Students’ Society (1999) and through that developed a great set of close friends and an important network of peers. I’m still close friends with about twenty former students from my LSS days, who are now located in various places around the world and working in different fields and organisations (including Citibank and Goldman Sachs). These friends have helped me to progress to where I am today by providing me with professional support, advice, networks and, in some instances, becoming customers.

My experience as President of the LSS also gave me invaluable early leadership and people management opportunities.

What advice would you give current Monash Law students and/or recent Monash Law graduates?

My main advice is to maximise your opportunities to form lasting and genuine friendships by being involved in organisations like the Law Students’ Society.  I really encourage you to make an active effort to get involved and you will benefit from the fountain of knowledge and support which can be provided by your peers.

The best piece of advice I’ve been given was simple:  Just do it, give things a go! Don’t be scared of failure or making mistakes because if you are prepared to fail you are likely to succeed!

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