Robert McDonald - Iridium Partners

Robert McDonald

Founder - Unicloud Business Solutions

Web, Operations and Systems Specialist

Robert McDonald

I have a wide range of skills across a variety of industries from hospitality to home improvement, fuel and even pet retail and vet services, with a real focus on leading and investing in people to deliver outstanding business outcomes.

Before joining the team at Iridium I held the role of Chief Operating Officer for Animates Holdings NZ Limited and Vetcare NZ Limited.  Prior to this I was the Retail Sales Manager for Z Energy Limited responsible for the operation of around 240 service stations across New Zealand. I have also held senior roles with Bunnings New Zealand, Starbucks Coffee (Restaurant Brands Limited) and Mitre 10 NZ, where I was responsible for store operations and Member recruitment / store transition.

During this time I have also developed many business operating systems to improve efficiency and productivity, ranging from Business Intelligence to Intranets, E-learning, Human Resources Management Systems, Workforce Management and  Project Management tools with automated workflow systems. I have a real passion for developing systems that allow people to focus on what clearly matters to achieve business outcomes.

I have a unique ability to understand business requirements quickly and effectively translate that into simple, easy to operate systems for teams that allow them to focus on core business tasks.