Mike has over 16 years of experience within the IT industry, starting out in the UK and then living in Christchurch NZ for the past 10 years.
Following a University degree in Business Information Systems, Mike utilised these skills in his initial role as an IT support engineer at VT Group and upon moving to NZ took on the role of Senior Systems Engineer with an aim to grow the relatively new business. With the experience gained as a business owner and director of Onetec UK Limited, Mike utilised these learnings to build strong relationships with clients, vendors and service providers, and undertook the position of Sales Manager and Virtual CIO.
Mike's reputation and understanding of the industry from a senior technical level, and focus on business solutions made him a key member of the Management team within CodeBlue, and a driver of continuous improvement within the business and that of his clients.
For the past couple of years Mike has held the role of Chief Information Officer within R. Redpaths Limited, one of New Zealand's most established & respected electrical wholesalers. With two years of projects now under his belt, he has assisted in a full digital transformation of the business, incorporating BI and analytics into a now highly progressive and successful business model.
The result of this success has saw the formation of a new business called Cube, offering similar CIO and technology services to similar wholesalers in the industry and customers of Redpaths.
This business has merged with the team at The Instillery South and is about to launch into the South Island as the leading Cloud Journey provider in New Zealand.
The drive to make customers the best they can be through the use of technology and digital transformation is a focus and motivator for both Mike and the business.