Rod Thomson

Business Broker 
Contact: 0407 337 930 
Rod brings to Corporate Business Brokers his multi-faceted business background and years of experience in a variety of business settings. 
He started as a farm consultant in Tasmania when the farmers were changing from a dairy base to the inclusion of vegetable production. With a down-turn in agriculture production he took the opportunity to hitch-hike from Malaysia to London; a journey taking 8 months. 
On returning to Australia Rod gained the position of Operations Manager for Union Bulkships (jointly owned by TNT and Union Steamship Co. of New Zealand). He was responsible for the overall supervision of freight to and from New Zealand and Tasmania. Rod was later selected for the position of Personal Assistant to the Stores Director of Myer as it moved from a state base to a national operation and later merged with Coles. In 1986 he took the opportunity to become the owner/operator of the Golden Trout Hotel/Motel Conference Centre at Eildon. After increasing revenue to more than $2 million per annum the business was sold in 1989. Subsequently, Rod was then offered the position of General Manager of Geotrack International, a university based geological consulting company that commercialised the investigative technique ‘apatite fission track analysis’. Its customer base was the major oil exploration companies throughout the world. 
In 1997 Rod utilized his acquired business skills and became a business broker. In 2002 he became a licensed Estate Agent and setup his own company specialising in the sale of large hospitality venues. He worked with Spotless Ltd (selling a number of businesses including Leonda on the Yarra) and Peter Rowland. 
In 2009 he joined the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) to establish their business broking/advisory division. Rod is an REIV Accredited Business Broker and in 2011 qualified as a Registered Business Valuer (Australian Institute of Business Brokers). 
Outside business Rod’s interests are keeping fit, horse riding and sailing.