Founded in 2013, The Instillery is a Kiwi owned company with an obsession for helping ambitious businesses realise their dreams by tapping into the true value of cloud technologies and business analytics.
Our global headquarters is based in Auckland and we are proud to operate across Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and of course New Zealand.
We like to think of ourselves as disrupters in the marketplace –lately we’ve been turning heads with the fresh approach we take to delivering critical information technology and communication services for all kinds of businesses.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
Our mission is to combine the best connectivity, infrastructure, platforms and flexible financial constructs to ensure immediate and long lasting value to your business.
To us it should be about simplicity and great service
We are particularly passionate about ensuring businesses don’t pay more than they need to when it comes to their IT and communications support which is why we operate off integrated ‘pay as you go’ consumption models.
Our values are simple
Honesty, transparency and consistency is what we live by. This means that our customers always come first, which is why we partner with the best in the business and recruit the top talent who will do their best to keep the tech talk to a minimum.
CEO & Founder
Mike is an award-winning entrepreneur and regarded within the ANZ market as “the cloud guy”. Mike was born to lead in the IT industry, growing up in the Computerland era and honing his skills through a 14 year career working for Logical, IBM and Cisco on both sides of the Tasman. His passion for the evolution of Cloud & DevOps and commitment to staying at the forefront of the industry is only surpassed by his focus to ensure positive and tangible business results for our clients.
Chief Operating Officer
Jamie has a wealth of leadership and management experience, combined with a rock solid understanding of global sales and operations. Jamie is a pivotal member of our team as we continue to drive sustainable growth across the globe. Combining his people management, operational expertise and drive to win – he’s the guy that makes sure we’re all performing and doing our best to ensure continual client success.
Chief Product Officer
Jeremy is our resident thought leader with a huge amount of knowledge on all things cloud, having worked across service provider environments, local government and large enterprise organisations. Jeremy is responsible for leading our enterprise cloud and security consulting and cloud managed services, with focus also on the productisation of our wider global service offering.
Chief Technology Officer
Matthew is our ‘go to’ man for all things Cloud & DevOps and has a huge amount of knowledge across many technologies. He has an efficient, pragmatic and effective approach to software designing solutions which are simple yet elegant.
Jamie is currently residing in London, heading up our UK operations. He has an epic amount of IT and commercial experience, particularly when it comes to Amazon Web Services suite of products. Jamie’s continued quest for upskilling means he remains at the forefront of the ever-changing IT industry.
MARKETING & PR
Brenna is responsible for making sure we’re seen and heard on that massive global stage out there. With a background in tourism and professional services, Brenna’s a strong believer that transparency and genuine intent to communicate will always deliver results.
Sabrina is the glue that keeps us all together, coordinating and managing us and our enterprise projects. She’s a fabulous multi-tasker, which means she can also be found helping out the activations and support team. You can be sure that whatever Sabrina is focused on, she always has our customers and their business goals front of mind.
Senior Cloud Activations Engineer
Michael joined us in 2015 and is another one of our rising stars from AUT ilk. Quick to get in and roll his sleeves up, AWS certified, Michael sits across the sales and engineering teams and runs multiple AWS workloads for a wide range of companies and applications.
Cloud Activations Engineer
Callum is part of our Cloud Activations team and is responsible for delivering AWS and Microsoft Azure solutions to our enterprise clients. An experienced architect and developer, Callum creates intuitive content management systems, search and collaboration experiences with a focus on UX and clear user pathways.
Cloud Activations Engineer
Eliot is a certified systems and network engineer with great theoretical and practical knowledge of designing and supporting network infrastructure to the highest IT service management standards. Eliot is part of our Cloud Activations team and provides cloud and networking solutions for our mid-market clients.
Cloud Solutions Consultant
Corey works across the sales and marketing team to promote and deliver world-class solutions to our customers. Corey has a unique ability to understand and address customer needs while being very technical in his problem solving and ongoing customer support. He is also very passionate about the power of virtual reality.
Cloud Solutions Consultant
Sam’s part of our sales team and works across our SME division, consulting with our new retail hospitality and tourism customers to evaluate their pinchpoints and recommend custom SaaS solution packages. These technologies include Vend, Kounta, Collect, Meraki and Purple. Sam’s also responsible for managing our online store and our supply chain.
WILSON THRUSH MARSH
Wilson, our part- time male model and certified Cisco Meraki Networking Associate, works alongside Michael to deliver and configure cloud solutions, WiFi networks and a range of analytics for our clients to help them do business.
Gene designs, configures, deploys and supports cloud solutions for our SME customers. A certified Cisco network and security specialist, Gene is also mad about cars and motorcycles and can regularly be found on the racetrack.
BI & Insights Specialist
Si joined The Instillery after stints with born in the cloud SaaS providers – Vend & GeoOp. He is our go to insights guy, and is a talented and self-motivated data analyst who gets numbers and the importance of analysing business data. Si’s also got a real knack for interpreting this in a meaningful way to allow business leaders to make impactful decisions based on real insight.
Joyce recently joined us from Christchurch and is the lady who keeps our numbers in order. As well as being our Xero guru, Joyce is a registered chartered accountant with experience across auditing, commercial and financial management.
Jack is our youngest recruit who is an award-winning web developer and our go to man for all front-end dev work. In his spare time Jack is studying towards a Bachelor of Business and is well versed in CSS, Java, HTML, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Creative suite.
CLOUD MANAGED WIFI DESIGN & DEPLOYMENT
As our wireless networking guru, Ron is responsible for design, installation and support services. Ron specialises in Hot Spot Wireless, Wireless Business Solutions and extending and securing home wireless networks.
NETWORK & SECURITY
Drew is the man to talk to for network infrastructure and architecture. He’s also our big friendly giant and nothing is too much when it comes to getting the job done, on time and on budget for our friends across the ditch.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Ross is a global senior executive with over 30 years of experience in financial and general business management – most recently as COO for Xero. Holding a number of IT directorships, Ross brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of global markets to the board.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Verdon is a professional business leader with over 26 years of senior management experience in New Zealand. He has an extensive background in sales and and has been involved in some of the largest solution sales in New Zealand.