Leadership team

Dave Dodds

Dave Dodds

CEO

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.

Richard Wyke

Richard Wyke

Chief Product Officer

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!

Chris Lowe

Chris Lowe

Chief Financial Officer

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.

David Kirby

David Kirby

Managing Director (UK)

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.

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Zainab Al-anbuky

Chief People Officer

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).

John Gibson

John Gibson

GM - Australia & New Zealand

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.

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Ryan Betka

Senior Vice President (USA)

Ryan has extensive experience working in various aspects of the agriculture industry. From being born and raised on a corn and soybean farm in Nebraska, to serving agri clients as an auditor, to working in finance and analytics in the seed industry, this man has understands and appreciates farming. His latest agri adventure is raising show pigs for his nieces - oh and leading our US market. Ryan’s perfect weekend starts with a work-out in the morning, relaxing with a book on the beach for the day, and grilling steaks with good mates in the evening.

Management Team

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Chris Vanderkolk

Head of Marketing

Chris is passionate about New Zealand’s growing global presence on the tech scene, as well as the contribution our farmers have to feeding the world's population. He has extensive experience working in various sales and marketing roles for Kiwi companies, and now heads up Figured’s global marketing function. Chris loves the outdoors, so you’ll usually find him skiing on a Saturday, and mountain biking on a Sunday.

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Stephen Rowe

Head of Development

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!

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Rik Weiss

Senior Project Manager

Rik has family roots in agri and rural America. He has experience working in various data and project management roles, and has led many people, projects and programmes throughout his career. He comes to us from Farm Credit Services America, ensuring our product is built for success in the US market. His perfect weekend consists of long leisurely cycle rides with friends, enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes along the way - and a well-earnt drink afterwards.

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Amy Milbourn

Head of Data

Amy is a customer person at heart, with specialist experience in product innovation, design and development, and project management. She has held various roles in research and marketing, product design and management, and now leads Figured’s data strategy and banking products. When she’s not busy keeping us on track to bring all the great ideas to life, you might find Amy in the beautiful New Zealand bush - trail running or hiking with mates.

Customer Team

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Adam Curtis

Channel Sales Manager Australia

Born and bred in Melbourne, but with claims that he is half kiwi with his Dad from Dunedin. Adam is our new Channel Sales Manager for Australia. He has a background in SaaS and Telco, leading high performing sales teams and channels. Before Figured, Adam headed up outbound sales for kiwi company Timely, so finds himself familiar with the kiwi tech scene. Outside of work, Adam enjoys spending time with his family with three kids, watching Hawthorn win in AFL, or staying up to all hours watching the Formula 1 each week—you might find he needs a few coffees to function on Monday mornings!

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Jimmy Forward

Partner Success Manager Au

An experienced cloud integrator, Jimmy's role is to oversee the implementation of key projects and partnerships for Figured in Australia. He has a broad background in business software working with CRM, point of sale, ERP, ecommerce and accounting software tools across a wide variety of industries. James loves cloud things and solving real world problems with technology. When he’s not busy serving our valued Aussie clients, he likes to dabble in a bit of fishing to catch something tasty, match it with a great bottle, and share it with his beautiful family.

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Andrew Leighton

Business Develop Manager NZ

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.

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Dave McGregor

Business Development Manager (NZ)

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.

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Jessie Agnew

Customer Success Specialist

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.

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Scott Campbell

Partner Success Manager

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.

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Sudeshan Mudali

Partner Success

With extensive background in the software industry, Suds (as we fondly call him), has worked in product, customer success, and for a business applications firm doing consulting. He then moved to New York where he lived the quintessential Brooklyn hipster lifestyle, while working in downtown Manhattan for a SaaS start-up. He loves golf, fitness and really enjoys the challenge of helping our clients make a meaningful impact to farmers and the agricultural industry.

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James Higgie

Business Development Manager (UK)

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.

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Nick Barraclough

Customer Success Specialist

Nick is a born and bred North Shore boy, who went on to study accounting, and then hopped straight into the software industry to help automate the boring stuff. He’s a big fan of the output and impact of New Zealand farms, since he eats so much of their food, so he’s invested in helping them farm smarter. When he’s not helping out our partners make the most out of Figured, he’s up bright & early for a hike, or settling in with a big bowl of pasta & a glass of wine.