Great vision without great people is irrelevant. – James Collins
Michael Love stepped into Siem Reap about 4 years ago with a clear vision. He wanted to create a great company built with the right people.
This is fundamental. Finding the right people who want to make a difference in their own lives as well as others. It’s about working together to make that happen for the team and having a genuine impact in the world.
Michael’s first priority was to get together people wanting to make an impact, so he built a team in Siem Reap, offering internet presence management services to local businesses and NGOs. Whilst providing these services and working with great people, Michael developed OPTe.website, a fully hosted WordPress network.
When Michael met Florian Gleich, a 20 year conceptual designer from Germany, OPTe began to take form. Florian had been freelancing in Siem Reap, reforming local businesses one strategy and one design at a time. Florian commenced using Michael’s WordPress hosting platform, coming on board with Michael’s vision of a new way to create, host, and maintain WordPress websites.
Florian envisaged OPTe, a genius alien like octopus, who is able to shape herself into different forms, produce multiple versions of herself, network throughout the globe, providing amazing value and beautiful solutions to the world.
The combination of talent was increased by entry of Sunni Dawson, an Australian lawyer, writer, business planner, strategist and people lover at the end of 2016.
The three leaders launched OPTe in January of 2017. Their individual passions combined to offer OPTe’s three tier corporate structure. The first aspect to OPTe is it’s Network, pioneering an all-in-one online solution for creating WordPress websites.
OPTe Solutions, led by Florian, is a full service business presence solution, providing unique branding and strategies for local and international clients. The final, yet critical to OPTe’s operation is OPTe Training. OPTe training is all about raising the IT and design sector in Cambodia through providing real educational and work opportunities for Cambodians.
OPTe is a company with big plans. These intentions are already being realised in OPTe’s first few months of operation. OPTe’s brands and strategies team has been creating amazing branding solutions for local and international clients, OPTe’s Network solution is being used by a couple of hundred happy subscribers, and OPTe Training is currently training and employing three Cambodian team members.
Michael, Florian and Sunni are excited about leading OPTe into it’s next phase of expansion, with their joint vision of making substantial contributions to the WordPress community, the quality of SE Asian websites, their team members, and to the economic development of Cambodia as a whole. It’s a big ocean, and they are focused on making a generous splash.