START UP - NEW BUSINESS
VODAFONE / VIVENDI - EUROPE

MATT HEAP: GROUP FINANCIAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

Vizzavi was a joint venture formed by Vodafone and Vivendi/Universal. With a combined mobile customer base of 78 million mobile customers and Europe's 3G licences acquired, this venture was no small start-up. Matt was the third member of the start up team and his initial key role was to work with the technical director to set up the head office finance, operations and back-office systems infrastructure to support a potential $100 million burn in the first two years of operation. Matt worked with Vodafone and Vivendis executive teams throughout Europe, managing the change program to consolidate eight European country office operations.

Vizzavi was a strategic success and provided the infrastructure, content and revenue models for the global brand now known as Vodafone Live.

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