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Announcing our 1st CEO.

Rapid growth sees our founders doubling down on Operata.


In the 2 years since we started building, Operata has been rocketing forward. 

Great partnerships with AWS and others.
Fantastic customers such as Telstra and Origin.
An amazing 
team.
A product we're proud of.

We have set the foundation. But now it is time to take it to the next level.

It is in this spirit that we are thrilled to announce our founders are taking it up a notch to drive the next phase of Operata's evolution.

Serial SaaS entrepreneur and operator Romilly Blackburn will step up his involvement in his role as Operata's first CEO. Cofounders Andy Scott and John Mitchem will each take up the newly created roles of COO and CTO.

With 15+ years experience in voice and messaging SaaS, Romilly co-foundered listed communications workflow software provider Whispir  (ASX:WSP) and served as its' COO. He was CPO & CMO of Smooch.io, the leading B to C omnichannel messaging software company acquired by Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) and established Founderfounder - an advisor and investor in early stage SaaS businesses.

“Romilly’s decision to join Operata as CEO is a strong reflection on Operata's culture and our product. He brings a wealth of experience and outstanding entrepreneurial track record to drive the next stage of our growth.” said John Mitchem, Co-founder of Operata.

“John and Andy’s background as cloud comms customers, gives them unique insights into the importance of voice in CX to enterprise and the need that are unmet by existing tools,” said Romilly. "I am excited to join them for the next phase of building Operata. To double-down on our mission to restore the promise of voice: one of better connection between businesses and their customers.”

"Our diverse culture and backgrounds at Operata are underpinned by a sense of shared purpose and values. It is this that has helped us build a great team." added co-founder Andy Scott. "We are seeing strong growth for the Operata platform and look forward to continuing to attract top talent to the business as we grow."

About Operata

At Operata our mission is to help businesses have quality conversations. It's about better connection. We are doing this by building the world's first experience management platform for voice applications. Operata customers include leading insurers, telcos, banks and MSP's. Operata is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Visit us at operata.com

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