Jo grew up in NSW’s Snowy Mountains. She attended boarding school in Sydney for her high school years, before moving to Wagga Wagga to study a Bachelor of Education at Charles Sturt University. She has spent time living in the US and the UK and has travelled extensively through Europe and Asia.
In 2013, Jo established a comprehensive learning and tutoring business which grew to operate in three regional towns in southern NSW. Since 2014, Jo has worked remotely as a sponsorship manager for a Sydney-based corporation. This role was the motivation behind co-founding the sponsorship and event management company Agri Alliance, which operates in the agricultural industry in 2016.
The idea for Pointer came when assessing employment needs for Agri Alliance. Jo and her co-founder had been discussing the concept of outsourcing roles within the company to people with a far better knowledge and understanding than themselves. Jo began to look at her own network of highly qualified, professional friends who were living in regional areas. She realised that it was not only Agri Alliance that would benefit from their skill set and experience, but others would as well. These professionals were being held back from remote employment due to lack of awareness and opportunity, and so Go Remote was born! Following a name change and rebrand six months after launch, Pointer is now the one stop shop for candidates to find remote work, and a hub for employers to find the best person for a role, regardless of where they live. View Jo Palmer's LinkedIn profile here.