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Grant Leibbrandt

An innovative thinker and inspiring leader, Grant has many years’ experience founding and running businesses in the B-2-B services industry. He has been involved in all aspects of his companies, with a focus on business and innovaation. Grant believes in building sustainable relationships, networking and creating solutions. His strengths lie in his client-centric approach and out-of-the-box thinking.


  • Planning-
  • Marketing-
  • Sales-
  • Web & Online Marketing-
  • Finance-
  • Exit/Succession-


  • Manufacturing-
  • Tourism, hospitality, accommodation and food services-
  • Administrative and support services-
  • Professional, scientific and technical services-

Spoken Languages:

State: Victoria

Primary Locations:

  • Melbourne CBD-
  • Melbourne East-
  • Melbourne South-
  • Melbourne South East-

Locations by request:

  • Geelong-
  • Mornington Peninsula-
  • (Occasional visits)

Mentoring available by:

  • In Person, Face to Face in (Victoria) or by Phone and online

I can also deliver mentoring by phone and online

Current Occupation:

Founder of StartUp, Owner of Explore Innovation and SBMS Mentor

Detailed CV:

“Business, marketing, and innovation have always been my focus,” 

From 2002-2008, Grant was founder and Managing Director of a business service and events company that grew quickly and built a client base of blue chip companies. In 2006, he rebranded the company, diversified and geared it towards organisational development and change. He has experience in all areas of small business having run this company from start-up to exit.

In 2008, Grant further diversified by offering innovation and internal communications services to companies. From 2009-2015, he was Managing Director and Owner of a corporate team building company in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he acquired a partnership and recreated the business, driving change and enhancing operations.

As part of this, Grant designed an accredited management course and implemented a re-branding process before selling the business and moving to Singapore. From 2007-2016, Grant also founded and acted as Chief Designer and Facilitator for a business solutions company. He now runs an innovation and capacity building business and volunteers with SBMS.



  • Masters in Innovation
  • B.Comm.Fin.Acc
  • Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Certified Innovation Games, DiSC and NLP facilitator
  • Customer experience
  • Business Model Innovation

SBMS is proudly supported by the Victorian Government & Small Business Victoria