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James Begley

James Begley is an entrepreneur, a former professional athlete and the founder and chief executive of PickStar, Australia's largest marketplace to book sports stars for events, marketing campaigns and fan experiences. Mr Begley joined forces with AFL champion Matthew Pavlich, building an online platform that provides fast, affordable and direct connections to over 900 sports stars and personalities. So far, the Adelaide-based startup has facilitated over 1000 deals, working with some of Australia's biggest brands including Caltex, Sportsbet, Optus, Coles and Sanitarium along with numerous charities, schools, clubs and fans. Mr Begley was a founding director of Tract Group, a corporate leadership and development company. He spent over a decade helping organisations such as Mirvac, Landcorp, Fremantle Football Club, Bendigo Bank and CGU develop and implement strategies to get the most out of their teams and emerging leaders. His career has been dedicated to high performance from the moment he was drafted to the AFL as a 17 year old. Mr Begley spent seven years as an AFL player, initially with St Kilda before returning to his home state to join the Adelaide Crows. He is also co-host of Rooster Radio, a leading business, entrepreneurship and leadership podcast, featuring more than 100 interviews with Adelaide's brightest and most inspiring people.
Bio last updated 05 Sep 2018

Positions - Current

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Founder, Managing Director
TRACT Group
TRACT Group
2012

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Leadership & Culture Consultant (General Manager, Leadership & Development 2007-2009)
Fremantle Dockers
Fremantle Dockers
2007 - 201027
Programs Manager, Leadership Facilitator
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Leading Teams
2006 - 2007

Roles

2012
Founder, Managing Director
Year started and most recent title

Share Transactions

31/08/18
$0 Other
22/08/18
$18k Bought
22/08/18
$5k Bought
Total value as at the date of the transaction
Source: Morningstar

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