About Heath Milligan
Heath is on a mission to commercialise kiwi technologies internationally to create jobs and wealth in New Zealand. Having done Business Development, Sales and Marketing for startups in San Francisco, Europe, Auckland & Tokyo, he’s lived and learnt from the good and bad of tech startup-land and brought home millions in bacon (gross margin $) for the teams he’s worked with.
Heath’s main New Zealand experience was with Endace, driving global product marketing and growing annual revenues from US$4m to US$17m over 2 years while keeping gross margins at circa 80%. He then started Australia sales, during which he won Telstra as a million-dollar client and propelled the development of Endace’s new network appliances.
When not working on growing startup businesses, Heath is out mountain-biking and helping others get into cycling — especially when there’s a great deal to be had on TradeMe!
He holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (Honours) from the University of Waikato and a postgraduate Certificate (Distinction) in Project Management from UC Berkeley extension.