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Jon Morris

Rodney Area Manager

About Jon

Bill Brown

Infrastructure Manager

About Bill

Haig Flashoff

Hawke's Bay Regional Manager

About Haig

Ant Blackburne

Account Manager

About Ant

Jacob Philp

Customer Support Manager

About Jacob

Wray Wilson

General Manager

About Wray

Geoff Cuthbert

Auckland Central Area Manager

About Geoff

Dwayne Smith

Mergers and Acquisitions Manager

About Dwayne

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Christine has been with us since 2003. She leads a highly capable team that takes care of the money side of our business. This includes making sure our expenses run within agreed budgets, money comes in as it should and our customers and staff get paid correctly and on time. Christine also helps us with our mergers and acquisitions across the country, as well as preparing financial reports for senior managers and Inland Revenue.

Working with numbers is clearly something Christine loves. She also enjoys the people here and the ever-changing challenges of working in a growing company.

Away from work, Christine likes spending time with family and friends, travelling and watching sport; occasionally combining all three at once. You’ll often find her unwinding at a beach somewhere. One of her favourites is the six kilometres of white sand and clear blue ocean at Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Dwayne started earning money from computer sales and training when he was just 13 years old. He wanted a good education and it was the only way he could afford to attend private schools in Masterton. With the young business steadily growing and a successful school career in its final year, Dwayne decided it was time to focus solely on the business. He left school and drove non-stop to Auckland.

Before long he’d built a nationwide company called Horizon Pacific. It provided IT support and internet services to business customers, including most of New Zealand’s real estate companies. To make the most of the ultra-fast broadband roll-out Dwayne created One, a new internet service provider for business. One was the first to connect a business customer to the new fibre network.

Recognising that talented IT people with their own businesses were often bogged down by back office administration, in 2011 Dwayne created the umbrella organisation New Zealand Technology Group. It provides businesses within the group with proven administrative systems and economies of scale for growth.

“I like finding talented IT people who are passionate about what they’re doing, but can’t seem to get their business to that critical mass required for significant growth. We plug them into our admin systems which really work and free them up to focus on what they love doing. It’s very rewarding to see their before and afters, and watch them grow,” explains Dwayne.

Dwayne puts a lot of his success down to staying in close contact with customers and not losing sight of what’s happening on the street and at the coal face.

“I’m onsite with customers every day. That way you see opportunities as they’re emerging, so you can get the right people in place with the right product at the right price before anyone else,” he explains.

The other skill he brings to business is getting to the root cause of problems and adjusting systems and procedures to put things right.

“If something’s not going right, I believe in working out exactly where the issue lies, then adjusting the way things are done,” says Dwayne. “It’s vital to communicate the reasons behind the changes with the people involved in order to win their support.”

“I love what I do, I love being busy and I’m genuinely excited about the talent and growth we’re unlocking through New Zealand Technology Group.”

Geoff has worked in the technology sector for over 25 years.  He spent several years in London working for some of the most well-known investment banks in the world and returned to New Zealand in 2009. 

Joining the group in 2016 as part of the WASP merger and during his time with the New Zealand Technology Group has worked in Infrastructure and Account Management before taking up his current role in 2018.

With his diverse experience Geoff is adept at assessing different requirements in order to provide the appropriate recommendations.

When he is not at work Geoff tries to stay reasonably fit and often hits the pavements at the end of the working day.

Wray was appointed General Manager of New Zealand Technology Services in July 2019.  In the two years leading up to his appointment he had been the Regional Manager of New Zealand Technology Group Hawkes Bay. Previous to this he had worked in the Need a Nerd Group for 10 years finishing up as the Group Chief Executive where he oversaw the merge of the business into the New Zealand Technology Group.

With a diverse background encompassing military service, professional associations, franchising, the public sector and private business ownership he brings a wealth of experience in leadership and operational management to the role.

Jacob's passion for I.T. started at the age of 7 through exposure to his first family computer, a 486SX, which he broke and learned how to fix - a lot.

Jacob started his career in the most corporate of environments at what was then a Telecom New Zealand call centre followed by quick progression into queue management and analysis.

Most recently a Product Manager for an Digital Services Provider challenging the status-quo of NZ telco, Jacob has bought his CX, Product and Marketing experience to New Zealand Technology Group seeking large-scale challenges and encouraging rapid growth.

Jon has worked in the technology sector for over 20 years.  Before joining NZ Technology Group he was an Owner/Operator of an IT Services business.

Joining the group in 2009 he has worked in Services, Sales and Account Management before combining these areas and taking up his current role in 2019.

Using the idea that ‘nothing is impossible’ he has diverse experience in multiple different vendor solutions to meet customer requirements in order to provide the appropriate solutions to exceed customer expectations.

Bill Brown joined our group during the merger of Need A Nerd in 2017, from his previous role as Chief Technology Officer.

Bill has taken up a management role in 2019. He has 15+ years of experience working in the I.T. industry and is certified by a number of vendors, mostly notably Microsoft MCP (MCSA).

Haig Flashoff began working in IT in 1999 and completed his Bachelor in Computing Systems from Napier EIT in 2002.

He was involved in the start-up of MINT Technology in 2004 whilst working for an accounting company.  The idea behind MINT was to act as a purchasing company to obtain equipment for clients. Haig took up a full time role with MINT as he was doing all the IT work across the client base.  He eventually purchased the business.

MINT had a large and diverse customer base across a number of sectors but were particularly strong in the rural and professional services sectors.

Haig merged MINT into NZTG Hawkes Bay in 2017 and is now the head of sales in the commercial IT area.

Christine Winkle - Finance Manager

Christine has been with us since 2003. She leads a highly capable team that takes care of the money side of our business. This includes making sure our expenses run within agreed budgets, money comes in as it should and our customers and staff get paid correctly and on time. Christine also helps us with our mergers and acquisitions across the country, as well as preparing financial reports for senior managers and Inland Revenue.

Working with numbers is clearly something Christine loves. She also enjoys the people here and the ever-changing challenges of working in a growing company.

Away from work, Christine likes spending time with family and friends, travelling and watching sport; occasionally combining all three at once. You’ll often find her unwinding at a beach somewhere. One of her favourites is the six kilometres of white sand and clear blue ocean at Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula.

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