Devicie Appoints Shane Harding as Chief Executive Officer
Today we announced the appointment of Shane Harding as Chief Executive Officer of Devicie. Shane joined us seven months ago as Chief Operating Officer. His appointment is part of a multi-year succession plan to ensure Devicie has the right mix of proven operators who’ve scaled businesses before, and technical innovators who see and solve problems in a unique way.
It’s an exciting day. I'm proud of what Devicie’s achieved so far and of the exceptional team we’ve built. Moving forward I’ll have more time to focus on the areas I love most–product innovation, customer success and advocating for in-house professionals who need trustworthy solutions to enable them to solve complex problems.
Primed for fast growth
Over the past four years Devicie has developed and launched an industry-first device management SaaS product to harness the power of Microsoft Intune. The startup raised $14 million in a Series A funding round led by New York VC giant Insight Partners and is used by some of Australia's leading public and private sector companies.
Shane is the kind of leader we can trust to take our customer-centric values, vision and growth to the next level. Working with Shane has allowed me to see how someone experienced, who’s at the top of their game, sets foundations for fast-growth and scales an organisation quickly whilst retaining quality, a great culture and a product our customers love.
Being able to have senior leaders transition roles easily is testament to the strength of our executive team. We work together fantastically. We listen to each other. There’s no ego in it, it’s the best idea wins. There’s a lot of trust between us, so as an executive team we’re going to shift and do whatever we need to make our mission successful.
A seasoned growth expert
Shane has two decades of experience working in fast growing scale-up companies, investment funds and management consultancy. He’s a proven leader, having helped bring companies through the growth phase to achieve outstanding valuations and successful exits.
Previously he was Chief Strategy Officer at Australian Life Tech, helping lead the business to a $71M acquisition by myDNA. Prior, Shane was Chief Product Officer at Oneflare, where he led product and marketing, growing the company into Australia’s fastest-growing and second-biggest service-based marketplace.
Early in his career he was Product and Growth Lead at MYOB where he was an integral part of bringing MYOB Essentials to market, which unpinned a successful $2billion IPO and Head of Growth of one of Australia’s first early-stage investment funds, Future Capital.
Over the last decade he has advised and mentored dozens of founders running high-growth companies, including through the global incubator Tech Stars, where he is All Star mentor.
“I chose to work with Devicie because it’s a company that’s unique on so many levels, empowering IT professionals to solve infrastructure and security challenges whilst also improving productivity and employee experience,” says Shane.
“Implementing and configuring the tools to deliver a laptop ready to go in 30 minutes instead of the standard two weeks is hard. Keeping that laptop, and an entire fleet of devices, consistently operating efficiently and securely is even harder. The cofounders of Devicie solved that problem, organisation by organisation, implementation by implementation, setting by setting, for 20 years before they productised what they’d learnt.
“Data security impacts everyone. We are perfectly placed to solve a problem that effects almost every company globally. It’s an unbelievable opportunity. The number one growth fund globally backs us and our team because they see it too.”