About Fred Schebesta

Everything you ever wanted to know about Fred Schebesta

Fred Schebesta on Sky News on the 31st of July 2013

The easiest way to explain yourself most times is to let someone else do it. I think James Thomson of Smart Company did an amazing write up of my past in his piece.
What do I do well?

I was born a challenged guy, I always wanted to find something new and figure out how it worked. Reverse engineering things comes naturally to me but then I twist it. I find something new, give it a spin and roll it out as something new. I combine other peoples ideas and thoughts and interpret them into new areas to create new things.

What have I done in the past?

Built Freestyle Media (Now Market United) up into a thriving online marketing agency in Australia which was acquired for $1.3m in 2007 by Q ltd. I didn’t do this by myself, infact my confidant and business partner Frank Restuccia and the great crew at Freestyle made it successful, I just started it off and kept creating new things! You can watch a video of some of the things I learnt building that company on TheAge.

Spun Hive Empire out of Freestyle Media in October 2009 with Frank again. Hive Empire owns Finder.com.au a comparison network of websites. We started comparing credit cards in 2006 but had to take a break while we transitioned Freestyle Media over to its new owners. Finder.com.au is now comparing all sorts of things: home loans, savings accounts, personal loans, life insurance, mobile phones, broadband and plans to do more!

What is in the future?

  • Make finder.com.au into an awesome comparison experience for people struggling to find and compare products.

Go any suggestions for me?

  • Contact me, I promise to reply.
  • I am open to offers of services, partnerships, ideas, suggestions, offers to come and work with me and just some honest feedback.

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