Rebecca Speirs

Adapt & Improve Consulting

➡️ I am the person you’d hire if your company wants to define a pragmatic way forward 🧭 in complex and ambiguous contexts 🌊 • I evolve products and services to help customers and stakeholders get the outcomes they seek • I'm good at ​synthesising and distilling complexity into elements that enable prioritised decision-making, and facilitating agreement on next steps

20+ years experience helping organisations adapt and improve, predominantly in digital and financial services, in Australasia and the UK. Also experienced in mining and government.

Career highlights include: -facilitating risk-based strategic decision making for a mining company -website refresh for an Australian fintech as part of a transformation -experience in a scaling New Zealand startup -integrating Xero payment services with a bank -auto-decisioning for small business lending -self-service investment portfolio management

Australian Fintech

-Home loan platforms

-Led roadmap for websites of two Australian home loan platforms - Lendi and Aussie -Delivered a refresh to the Aussie.com.au website to consolidate platforms -Results post-launch included: improved discoverability, increases in new users (20%) and engagement time (8%), and a 137% increase in new customer enquiries to brokers

B2B & Enterprise SaaS

-'Minimal loveable product' on a new platform for lease accounting scaleup - at Nomos One (nomosone.com) -Automated lending decisioning for Small Business banking - at Bank New Zealand (bnz.co.nz)

-Nomos One is a B2B SasS scaleup with a vision to provide effortless lease accounting -Led the lease management product workstream, presenter for product webinar -At Bank of New Zealand, re-designed Small Business lending application processes to help deliver 60% auto-decisioning - commended by stakeholders for collaboration and teamwork

B2B2C Digital

-Self-service investment portal - Craigs Investment Partners (craigsip.com) -Xero & banking integration - Kiwibank (kiwibank.co.nz)

-Led a strategic review of Digital Onboarding for Craigs Investment Partners and scoped a transformation to enable self-service portfolio trading online, including defining APIs. -Led discovery and delivery approach for a digital portal launching on time, to scope, and $300k under budget - the sponsor noted my expertise was fundamental to success -Led integrating Kiwibank business banking with Xero - commended by Xero for thorough scenario analysis facilitating convergence of thinking across organisations

Mining Investment Decisioning

-Leading strategy workshops and integration between interrelated studies - Core Lithium (corelithium.com.au)

-Working closely with the Studies and Project teams, particularly Study Leads and PMO Lead, to ensure integration between parallel and interrelated work streams -A strong focus on facilitating options identification and assessment using methods including design thinking, driving risk-based decision making, and enabling delivery of work packages against tight timelines using agile ways of working -Commended by exec for facilitating a multi-day strategy workshop for the exploration and studies teams

Focus

-Leading definition of prioritised and pragmatic roadmaps -Building and maintaining customer-facing digital experiences -Simultaneously balancing context and vision with detailed analysis -Synthesising and distilling complexity into elements that enable decision-making -Facilitating agreement on what success looks like, impacts of change and next steps

Services

Longer term, earlier stage assignment

6 months+, 50 hours/month

140/hr AUD

Short term assignment

3-6 months, 50 hours/month

200/hour AUD