The founder and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) of RedBalloon Days, Naomi Simson is passionate about pleasure! Given that the average life has 27,610 days she wonders how many are truly memorable. Naomi has a big vision of changing gifting forever in Australia and New Zealand, backed by enthusiasm, energy and drive. Juggling her commitments as CEO, President of the Entrepreneur’s Organisation (Sydney Chapter) 2007… 2008 and mother of two, Naomi also inspires others regularly as a professional speaker, writes her own blog naomisimson.com, is a columnist for SmartCompany.com.au and has recently completed her first book.
Naomi’s corporate marketing experience at IBM, KPMG, Apple Computer Australia and Ansett Australia, combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, provide a strong foundation for success. She was recognised as Westpac NSW Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. RedBalloon Days is the recipient of many other awards which include, #29 in the 2006 BRW Fast 100; finalist in the 2006 NSW Telstra Business Awards; 2006 BRW Fastest Growing Start Ups list for the 2nd year (as the only female); 2004, 2005 and 2006 Hitwise award for the most visited website in Australia and New Zealand in the gifts and flowers category. And she is still having a good time!