In 2004, taking that long European summer break that I’d promised myself, I stood on the Palatine Hill in Rome, reading the Lonely Planet guide-book that described how Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus “high on the Palatine, overlooking the oxbowcurve of the Tiber river”. It was that moment when I decided the second half of my career.
Ending the holiday with my family, I returned to Sydney and started a consulting business later that year, and called it Oxbowcurve
Consulting (something about that word and the moment left an impression on me).
Working initially from my kitchen table, I sketched out the essentials of what that great consulting business could look like. I printed cards, phoned some contacts and got the ball rolling. I soon moved the operation to the CBD of Sydney, and took space in a serviced office.
By 2007, the business had become Generator Talent to better define our focus and work. We expanded our practices, moving to our own permanent George St office. We added staff and our first Partner, Paul Bethell. Since that time, we’ve grown to a business of multiple Partners, and now operate a true Trans-Tasman business.
While a lot has changed since that day in Rome, we still hold true to our goal of being the type of business that we’d like to work with if we were still clients: “WORKING WITH OUR FRIENDS, DOING WORK WE LOVE, WITH CLIENTS WE LIKE”. It’s as simple as that!
Glen Petersen, CEO