Ian Calpin

Head of Regional Expansion Vodafone Australia
Sydney, Australia
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Ian Calpin

Head of Regional Expansion Vodafone Australia
Sydney, Australia

Originally from the USA, sales strategy guru, known as "merman" for his love of water sports, especially surfing international hot spots and water polo.

  • YOU IN 4. Aquatic, relaxed, experience-collector.
  • PASSION PROJECT. I'm currently working with UTS, Leichhardt Council and my Balmain Water Polo Club on a $4m project to build a new facilty for our club. It will offer year round playing facilities & world class competition grounds for the ~350 playing members of our club.
  • PROUD AS PUNCH. Marrying my wife Ashley (cue sappy music and candles)
  • BIG GOAL. Currently working out what my next big career step will be. Balancing short term interest and pay, with a longer term view of where I want to be in 5-10 years and what needs to happen today to enable that.
  • FAVE QUOTE. “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” - Bill Gates. Keeps me focused on doing things the right/most efficient way
  • GUILTY PLEASURE. A couple of cheeky beers down at Dawn Fraser Baths in Balmain.
  • CHILL OUT. Going for a surf, or swim down the beach.
  • ON WE. The opportunity to meet a very eclectic and diverse group of people.