Anyone in a room with Dave can’t help but get inspired by his energy - especially when it comes to spreading the word about Figured. Dave has an impressive career history in senior leadership roles for a number of leading technology companies and, before joining Figured, was managing the digital solutions for business markets at NZ Post.
Chris Lowe has a great deal of experience leading and scaling technology companies, most recently at WorldFront. He has led many strategic deal processes, including agreements with key channel partners and has also been on teams scaling technology companies such as Navman. No stranger to farming having grown up on a lifestyle block farming angora goats and sheep. Chris enjoys spending time with family and friends, at the beach, hitting the slopes or ruining a good walk on the golf course.
Richard is a seasoned tech leader imported from the United Kingdom (although he strongly claims to be a kiwi). With impressive experience managing and building amazing SaaS products and teams and a knack for high paced complex product environments, Richard ensures the product not only runs well, but keeping our customers problems at the heart of what the team does everyday. He’s also the proud father of our Head of Cuddles, Bear - who has more instagram followers than he does!
Our people nerd with a passion for building effective teams and creating a fun, open culture with high productivity. Zainab has a decade of experience in recruitment and relationship management, which she has now combined to lead all things people - whether that’s hiring amazing talent, developing people or driving workplace culture. We know the team’s happiness levels, and growth of talent at Figured, are in safe hands. When she’s not busy looking after us - or her pet caterpillars - she’s growing her three little humans (Sunday baking is her absolute fave).
A Yorkeshireman with an interest in tech and innovation, David moved to NZ for a few months… which eventually turned into five years. He has previously led strategy and change across retail, banking and supermarkets both in the UK and New Zealand. With a head for transformation, innovation and thought leadership, he is now leading the charge for Figured in the UK. David loves anything outdoorsy, especially cycling, hiking or trail running. He’s a keen skier, and an even keener father of two daughters.
Born and bred in Southland, John is a country boy from New Zealand's rural heartland, with a passion for technology’s ability to transform the industry. This, paired with a background in the agri sector working for one of New Zealand’s largest lamb and beef exporters, means John is inspired by the opportunities that Figured has to make farming rock. He leads the NZ & Australia markets, as well as our marketing and customer success functions globally. In his spare time, John is a big fan of anything Strava related, and exploring the great outdoors.
Sarah is our GM of Strategic Partnerships. She has years of experience managing strategic sales and enterprise partnerships, having worked in business and market development roles at NZ Post, KPMG, and most recently as Chief Revenue Officer at Worldfront. Figured is a partnership business and developing strong relationships with our banking and ecosystem partners are core to our growth strategy. Sarah is a super proud mother of two young daughters which means most of her time away from work is spent being their social co-ordinators. When she does get some downtime, she loves Pilates, music, boating and the odd glass or two of french rose.
Gabrielle spent years working for household names like Qantas, BNZ, Telstra, Vodafone and M&C Saatchi in Australia and New Zealand, but she’s most at home in an agile business that matches her values and desire to make a tangible difference. When not geeking out about marketing and tech, she’s a self-confessed film fiend, and can’t turn down an offer for a great cocktail. Although a kiwi based in Tāmaki Makaurau, the rest of her whānau are all Aussies so she’s proudly bilingual in Kiwi and ‘Strayan.
Stephen grew up on a dairy farm in Taranaki. After spending some time farming, he decided to put his software engineering degree to use moved to London in 2004, because that was about as opposite as you could get to Eastern ‘Naki. He spent 10 years in the UK pursuing his software engineering career, working on large scale international projects. He has extensive experience in the tech scene in various software engineer and development manager roles, and now leads our development function. Stephen loves spending time with his family, or riding anything with two wheels. If he can mix both of those on a weekend, then life is truly perfect!
Jeremy grew up in Canada. And intrepid in nature, ultimately made his way to NZ. Finding an affinity for developing software, Jeremy has worked for a range of NZ start-ups and increasingly on data-driven projects. Coming from a rural upbringing, with his folks operating a soybean farm back home, NZ and Figured have become a natural fit. When not writing code, you'll find Jeremy in the back shed doing a bit of wood or metalworking, brewing beer, or researching the next hobby with his clutch of Kiwi kids.
Andrew has a family background in farming, and has spent the past 10 years helping global businesses adopt new software. So it was only fitting that he combined his love for the two and joined us as a BDM for the South Island, NZ. Having been a personal trainer in a past life, Andrew’s ideal weekend consists of hitting the trails for a run, followed by spending time with friends and family.
Dave is responsible for growing our relationships with our North Island partners and ensuring they have the right tools and tech they need to succeed. He has held various BDM roles for software companies, and owns, runs and manages his own tech startup. Dave is very passionate about how technology is an enabler in driving business growth, and loves sharing this passion with our partners. Dave hangs his rural flag on the fact he’s married into a farming family - through his in laws - but regardless, he’s not one to shy away from the outdoors. He’s a westie who lives out on the coast of Muriwai, loves to surf, and is an aspiring trail runner.
Proud cat mother of two, Jessie is a native Timaruvian who loves to brunch and is partial to an afternoon nap. She made her way north to Auckland, spending two years working in the payment industry across provisioning and merchant services. With her customer service background, a mind for trouble-shooting and an endearing personality, she’s just the person you want at the other end of the line.
Scott is the absolute definition of service-with-a-smile, leading the team to provide outstanding levels of customer service to Figured users and partners. He’s backed by experience at MYOB, BankLink, is a provisional member of CAANZ and CPA and holds a double major in accounting and marketing. So we think Scott’s pretty well placed to help ensure customers have a great experience getting set up and using Figured to its full potential.
James is an agri chap through and through, having been raised on a sheep and beef farm and now coming full circle championing the Figured brand. He started his journey with Figured in New Zealand, before moving to support Figured’s growth in Australia, and now works closely with Figured's UK Managing Director to develop collaborative relationships with our UK & Ireland partners. When he's not connecting with key clients, James dabbles in a bit of Europe travel, and is always on top of the cricket.
Early in her career Rachel saw the important role technology plays in improving business functions. It was this realization that has given her a drive for continuous improvement and has driven her career in our industry. With a family history of crop and dairy farming in the America’s Midwest, Rachel has a deep connection with the farming community and is passionate about the success and sustainability of North American farmers. She has extensive experience in the SaaS world including selling accounting and farm management software platforms. With a natural interest in the world around her, Rachel loves to travel and experience new adventures; her best travel partners are her husband and daughter.
Alex is our US Partner Success Manager who is passionate about cultivating meaningful relationships while delivering exceptional customer experiences. She has worked for high growth start-ups providing vertical SaaS solutions to partners in the Ed Tech, AI and Recruitment space. Alex is a New York native, current Denver transplant and an honorary Canadian (according to her peers from University) with a love for travel and outdoor activities.