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Sara Zabukovec

Chief of Staff to the CEO at A Cloud Guru

Melbourne, Australia (moving to Austin, TX in H1 2021)

Current Industry

EdTech / Education

Date Joined

December 11, 2020

Referred By

Scott Amenta

Sara Zabukovec

Hi! I'm Sara -- I'm an experienced senior leader (VP) who transitioned into the Chief of Staff role in early 2020. I've worked across a broad range of industries (management consulting, tech, and venture capital), and have worked within startups, scaleups, and enterprises.

Before transitioning into the Chief of Staff role, I led a 20+ person People & Culture team based in Australia, the US, and the UK for A Cloud Guru. My focus prior to transitioning into the new role was on delivering the large-scale organisational, cultural and people systems integration of A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy whom we acquired in December 2019.

Although my specialisation is in People & Culture, my focus as Chief of Staff is on the ownership and management of our org-wide operating system, internal communications, and organisational health.

Top Areas of Focus

Business Operations
People & Culture
Internal Comms

CoS Start Date

Mar 1, 2020

Current Industry

EdTech / Education

Company Size




Previous Experience

Pro Tip

When you're working in a high velocity environment like a startup, it's even more important to build networks within your org with leaders and employees who can tell you what's really going on. It can be tempting to only invest your time in building relationships with the exec, but if you want to be a great counsellor to your principle (in my case our CEO) you need to know what's happening at the front line. The insights you can glean from key, high-performing employees and more people leaders shouldn't be underestimated!