Hey You, the order-ahead app, has appointed a new CEO, Shaun Cornelius, founder of Choosi, and more recently the former OurDeal.com.au CEO. This coincides with Hey You receiving a further $2M funding from existing investors Reinventure and Exto Partners where Cornelius will lead the company in its next growth phase.
Cornelius, who was part of eBay Australia’s leadership team, has extensive experience leading high-growth Australian digital businesses from startup to exit.
The company will benefit from Cornelius’ strong background in business and finance, where he will lead the team to rapidly scale and diversify Hey You’s product offerings, including adding new categories later in 2016.
Founder Rebekah Campbell said his appointment is pivotal to the company’s next stage.
“Shaun’s experience will be invaluable to the company as we enter a stage of growth focused on investing in our product roadmap and solidifying our position in the market,” she said.
Cornelius joins Hey You as a seasoned entrepreneur, his latest project Our Deal successfully selling to Groupon in 2015. Prior to this, he founded insurance comparison site Choosi and led Infochoice, which was sold to iSelect.
“Hey You is an exciting business with a highly engaged set of merchants and customers. The market is evolving and there is huge opportunity for Hey You to further expand its footprint. I’m looking forward to working with Rebekah Campbell and the team to lead its product vision and strategy into its next stage of growth,” said Cornelius.
Since merging Beat the Q, E-Coffee Card and Posse in January 2015, Hey You is now processing 13,000 transactions every business day and is used by 200,000 Australians in over 700 venues.