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Who is Deployed?
Meet our team
Geoff is the founder and Managing Director of Deployed. He is passionate about seeing businesses succeed and become leaders in the local and global market. Geoff has started, built, and grown businesses in the financial services industry and in the digital communications industry.
Working with other businesses, Geoff understands the struggles they go through in relationship to growth and staying competitive in an ever-changing marketplace. He set out to lessen that struggle by founding Deployed.
Energetic and driven, he loves connecting with like-minded businesspeople, learning and growing. Geoff is on the board of the NZ Entrepreneurs Organisation, and believes evolution and positive change is the key to success. “You have to always be looking for the next opportunity, and when you see it, take it.”
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Nick Redstone is a highly accomplished people manager with over 15 years’ experience in sales management, operations, commercial negotiations, and strategic planning. An effective leader who has worked across multiple market segments he brings a unique blend of skills to his role. Pragmatic and down-to-earth, he believes in “common sense becoming common practice” when it comes to business.
Angela McDonald is an experienced manager with a reputation for going the extra mile to ensure her clients see the growth they want. Living in the Philippines for eight years she has a deep understanding of the people and culture. With a background in recruitment Angela has a proven track record of maintaining relationships over the long term and seeing the big picture. Passionate about meeting new people and hearing their stories, she firmly believes “You never know whom you will meet today, who will change the way you work, think, or see things tomorrow.”
With over 10 years’ experience, our finance manager has been in the role for more than five years. Through this they have worked in different roles including general accounting, taxation, treasury, budgeting, payroll, and legal. Previously they worked in external auditing, shared services, advertising, and business process outsourcing. Our finance manager graduated with a degree in Accountancy from the University of Santo Tomas, and earned their Masters in Business Administration from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.
Our HR manager has more than 10 years of human resources experience; managing compensation and benefits, employee relations, payroll, talent acquisition, performance assessment, and developing HR processes and policies. They have experience in various industries including eCommerce, import and export, IT outsourcing, and business process outsourcing.
Our finance professional has more than four years’ experience working in an outsourcing company that mainly caters to Australian and New Zealand companies. At present, they work for a New Zealand accounting firm where they have specialised in assisting clients to clean up their accounts, migration to Xero from other accounting systems, and ensuring that all accounts are reconciled. Our finance professional prepares annual report packages and income tax returns for SME’s in a number of different industries – ranging from sole proprietor ventures to companies.
Administrative Support Specialist
Our admin support specialist has over seven years’ experience in administration – including providing general admin and clerical support to management, organising events, project coordination, monitoring and acquisition of monthly supplies; as well as handling office renovation, repair, and maintenance. They are equally adept when working with vendors and clients, and are proficient at supervising and managing other staff.
Our website developer has over six years’ experience. They previously worked as a full-time offshore senior developer for a Singapore-based IT solutions company. They have created eCommerce websites and custom app projects, as well as having been involved in training junior staff in the latest web technology and development methods.
Our tax professional has over nine years of accounting experience. The breadth of their professional experience is extensive, having worked in both commercial accounting and chartered firms. They hold a double degree in Accounting and Commercial Law from Victoria University of Wellington. They have since returned to the Philippines and work as CloudEngine Room’s Lead Accountant where they manage and train local accounting professionals in the New Zealand tax system. Their aim is to grow the accounting team within the Philippines office.
Our accountant has a background in bookkeeping and is adept at tax processing for both the Philippines and elsewhere. They have also worked managing payroll and have experience using a variety of accounting software including SAP, Oracle and Xero.
Our accountant’s job focus is on preparing GST returns for SMEs – sole traders, partnerships, and companies working in various industries. They also review and code general ledgers to prepare for tax returns and assist in importing accounts to Xero. They have additional experience as a financial statement auditor where they were involved in assessing compliance, evaluating operational inefficiency, and performing tests to gauge the reliability of the client’s accounting system.
Accounting Administrative Assistant
Our accounting admin assistant specialises in managing complex problems across financial services, dealing with accounting workflow, and handling GST and invoicing to assist clients during annual returns and company registrations. They have extensive knowledge of Xero and WorkflowMax accounting software.
Administrative Support Specialist
Our administrative support specialist has over six years’ experience in recruitment as a project coordinator/documentation officer. They handle admin and finance work, CRM management, virtual interaction with the local team, informing local clients on policy updates and renewals, and they also deal directly with insurance providers when required.
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