Emilie Sydney-Smith helps organizations around the world to adopt the same methods that have propelled the fastest growing companies into exponential growth. She shares practical, easy processes that she has already used successfully with her Fortune 500 and smaller clients to prepare them to survive and thrive in the era of accelerating change.
Emilie brings 20 years’ broad experience in energy technology screening and commercialization, private equity, capital raising, business development, due diligence, investment, keynote speaking and project management.
Emilie is CEO of ExO Works, a corporate transformation consultancy which helps large organizations to protect themselves against disruption, incorporate the attributes shared by the world’s fastest growing companies and build new business lines that could grow exponentially. She previously led some of the company’s biggest client projects.
Emilie was previously CEO of Unearth Corp, which transfers technology from space programs into the global energy industry.
From 2006 to 2014, Emilie sourced and evaluated potential $20 – 400 million investments in energy production start-ups and technologies. She was at the crux of global energy market intelligence and was consistently top-5 rated by delegates when presenting at conferences.
From 2002 to 2005, Emilie managed corporate development and corporate relations for Sydney Gas Limited. She helped achieve 400% shareholder gains and raised $200 million for this turnaround company, which became Australia’s 230th largest public company. She was instrumental in raising the company's poor reputation to a media-recognized “market leader.” Emilie regularly acted as the company's spokesperson in high-stakes media engagements.
She won first prize in a presentation competition and was said to have given “the best presentation I had heard in 20 years” by an investor.
From 1999 to 2002, Emilie consulted on the sweeping deregulation of the energy and water markets in Australia and New Zealand, facilitating complex negotiations between senior executives, regulators and Government Ministers.
Prior to that, she managed a luxury boutique hotel and events in Indonesia for a local Royal Family/Governor.