The majority of my experience lies in project management, sales, marketing, capital raising, finance, new ventures and entrepreneurship in North America and New Zealand.

What I’m up to now

Economist; Head of Business Development — Mish Guru

Mish Guru is one of those companies that doesn’t come around often. We saw the potential Stories had on Snapchat in captivating an audience in a whole new way on mobile. Recognizing its limitations, we built a web application to effectively manage and optimize vertical video. Five years and 4+ billion viewed snaps later we’re doing stuff nobody  is doing at a business level (not even Snapchat or Instagram). If you work in agency-land, media, sports, events, or for a big brand or university and you’re wanting to get serious about Storytelling hit me up.

Recent stuff

Head of Equity Crowdfunding — PledgeMe

PledgeMe helps Kiwis fund the things they care about. They’ve been doing that since 2012 when the company founded as a rewards-based crowdfunding platform. In 2014, PledgeMe attained its license to assist companies in equity crowdfunding and in 2015 did the same thing for peer-to-peer lending.

I oversaw PledgeMe.Equity and looked after our Auckland Office. PledgeMe is a team of do-gooders & get-shit-doners helping Kiwis raise funds for things they care about. They rock.

Director – Agregado

My experience and passion is deeply immersed in the sport, event & entertainment space and I have a company that helps build programming and capacity in the NZ sport sytem. Last year it:

  • Setup a pretty awesome international track meet for Athletics New Zealand;
  • Managed the national roll-out of a new online membership portal with Hockey New Zealand;
  • Provided consultation for Sport NZ’s Community Sport Investment through to 2020 on behalf of Badminton New Zealand;
  • Assisted in the submission of the first successful NZ Major Events funding application by Badminton NZ for the NZ Badminton Open.

Governance Experience (past & present)

  • Board Member – Beyond the Finish Line (Vancouver, BC). Five member Board who oversee the Alumni Association for the University of British Columbia Track & Field Team – one of the most decorated and accomplished athletics programme in Canada (2014 – Present).
  • Executive Committee Member – The Distiller Auckland Inc. (Auckland, NZ). Incorporated and governed the Auckland business incubator and shared workspace (2013-2015).
  • Council Member – Young Thunderbirds Alumni Council (Vancouver, BC). Co-founder and initial council member of group setup to constructively work with University of British Columbia’s Athletics Department during 2014 Sports Targeting Review (2013-2014).


  • Master of Commerce, Entrepreneurship – University of Otago
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (minor Commerce & Economics) – University of British Columbia


Canadian. Kiwi.

(For more info on this work or to see past employment check my Linkedin profile.)

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