In my early 20’s, I began my career working as an accountant in my home town of Wellington.
I vividly remember a moment when I was helping a florist set up her business on Xero, and she broke down in tears of relief at the realisation her Sundays were no longer going to be spent hunkered down at the table sorting through paper receipts. She would finally have the day back to spend with her two young boys.
It was at that moment I knew my purpose was to help as many small business owners realise the potential of managing their numbers productively, and ultimately get back more time in their day to focus on other parts of their business.
Since my early days starting out in the industry, I’ve had a rich career working in both New Zealand and Canadian markets.
I was working with one of Xero’s very first partners when they migrated onto the platform, and I witnessed first-hand the impact that technology had on a small business when coupled with an effective advisor.
After spending five years on Canadian soil, I recently made the move back to New Zealand with my family to continue serving Xero partners in my new role as Head of Partner Sales for New Zealand’s go-to-market team.
I feel incredibly proud to be leading our Kiwi sales team in Xero’s home market. Looking to the second half of the year and beyond, we’re focused on providing our Xero partners with as much value as possible, so they can continue their vital work advising small businesses across Aotearoa.