David founded Apex back in 1997 after returning from 5 years in various IT roles in the UK. He has a Bachelors Degree from Auckland University and a post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management. As Managing Director David's role is incredibly varied and covers everything from Server Administration to Accounts.
Outside of Apex David spends much of his time working on his lifestyle block and is kept busy with continual house renovations and spending quality time with his wife and two young children.
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Strategy & Marketing Director
Karyn as co-founder is primarily responsible for the marketing and strategic direction of the company. Karyn has qualifications in Business Management from the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM). With over 13 years experience in the Search Engine Marketing field, Karyn has a wealth of knowledge in the industry and is heavily involved in product/service development for both the SEM and Website Development sides of the company.
Outside of work Karyn's main interests centre on her two daughters activities and both she and her husband are involved on various school and sporting committees. As often as possible, she does like to take advantage of the wonderful Taranaki weather with extended walks along the coastal walkway.
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Keri is tasked with managing both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable along with Payroll and generally making sure that the Apex wheels run smoothly.
Keri is married to our Managing Director, David, and together they have two young children that keep her run off her feet with the variety of extra-curricular activities they are involved in.
Social Media Marketing Specialist
Sonya has been working at Apex since 2006 and brings a strong business administration background to her role. Sonya has worked for various companies across many industries from real estate to investment banking and currently runs her own social media marketing consultancy; Cue Social Media. At Apex, Sonya has previously worked as a website marketer and is currently responsible for managing our clients social media campaigns. Sonya lives and breathes social media and works to educate, facilitate and incorporate social media into the online marketing solutions that we develop for our clients.
Outside of Apex, Sonya is the wearer of many hats balancing her time between running her own business and meeting the needs of her busy young son.
Business Development Manager
Suzanne is our Business Development Manager and commenced with Apex in 2009, based in our Christchurch office. Suzanne holds a Degree in Psychology as well as qualifications in Personnel Management and Marketing. Suzanne is from Gloucestershire in the UK and has made New Zealand her home since 2003. Having previously worked for various multinational companies, Suzanne brings a wealth of web-related knowledge and experience ranging from user-centred design through to programming and optimisation. Suzanne works closely with our clients to understand their unique business requirements and identify smart web solutions that satisfy their needs and present their business in the best possible light online.
At the weekends, if you don't find her with her nose in a book somewhere she will be in Kaikoura acting as, her partner Mark's, photographer's assistant.
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Business Development Manager
As Business Development Manager based in our New Plymouth office, Leanne works closely with our clients to help them achieve the best possible business success online.
Leanne is passionate about helping people in business - helping businesses to be more successful. Her degree in Psychology led her to customer service, project management and consulting roles with multinational technology companies. This is an ideal basis for her Business Development role with Apex.
Leanne has a wealth of practical knowledge to pass onto our clients to help them achieve the best possible results online.
Beyond work, Leanne loves spending time with her family - husband, son and daughter. The family enjoys time together at the beach and keeping active on new Plymouth's Coastal Walkway. Leanne loves living in New Plymouth, and all the natural attractions that the Taranaki region offers.
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Senior Manager - Search Marketing
Mark started work at Apex in 2009 after moving north from his home town of Wellington. This move followed a four year stint in the UK where his work life focused largely on online marketing, including Search Engine Optimisation and managing profitable AdWords campaigns for a range of UK businesses. Prior to living in the UK Mark had also worked in a number of marketing roles in both the corporate and SME environment here in NZ. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University (majoring in Marketing and Commercial Law) and a Diploma of Web Development. Mark is a Google AdWords Qualified Individual and an experienced Google Analytics practitioner and is responsible for the day to day management and direction of the Search Marketing team at Apex Internet.
Away from work Mark can often be found exploring the Taranaki coastline, searching for waves and enjoying the beaches with his wife Mel and their two young boys.
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Senior Web Developer / Team Manager
Nigel commenced with Apex in 2004 shortly after graduating from WITT with a Bachelor of Applied Information Systems. Nigel specialises in web application development and has been instrumental in the development of Orbit our Content Management System. As ITC Manager, Nigel has overall responsibility for our internal systems and management of our Web Development team. As well as being our 'go-to-guy' for all things technical, Nigel is skilled in project scoping and needs analysis and has proven skills in taking fluid ideas and concepts and converting them into practical real world business applications.
In his spare time Nigel can be found helping out at the local youth group, snowboarding on Mt Ruapehu or mastering the latest Xbox games.
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Project Manager / Web Developer
Shay joined Apex Internet Ltd in 2009 as a recent graduate with a Diploma of Web Development from Natcoll in Wellington. Originally employed as a junior developer, Shay has shown a natural affinity for understanding the Web and more importantly conveying our clients real world business requirements into functional web based business applications. Along with working on quoting new project work, Shay now manages the scheduling of development work, Project manages this work through all facets of the development phase and still likes to get involved with actual coding when time allows.
Outside of work, Shay plays in Basketball and Indoor & Outdoor Netball teams. Shay also enjoys spending time with friends and attempting house renovations.
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Kyrsten joined our Online Marketing team in 2013. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Kyrsten worked as a digital project manager in Barcelona, New York, and Los Angeles, where she led web development, experience design, and content strategy initiatives across a wide variety of industries. During this time, she frequently contributed to writing efforts on her projects and developed an aptitude towards developing compelling content. Kyrsten received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California where she studied Creative Writing and Photography. She works with the Online Marketing team to create content for Apex's clients to help them achieve their site, search, and business goals.
Outside of work, Kyrsten spends her time surfing, working on her latest painting, and exploring the North Island.
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Tess joined our Online Marketing team in 2012 having graduated with a Bachelor of Management studies majoring in Marketing in May 2011 from the University of Waikato. As a certified Google Adwords Individual, part of Tess' role is to manage a number of AdWords campaigns for our clients across a wide range of industries as well as support account managers and senior management in the day-to-day management of our client's online marketing campaigns.
Outside of work, she loves to follow sports and on weekends can most likely be found on the rugby sidelines. She also enjoys running along the walkway, catching up with friends and spending time at her parents farm around the coast from New Plymouth.
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Aaron joined our web development team in 2012 as a Junior Web Developer. Aaron is responsible for the development of many of our client websites turning great designs into highly functional sites. Originally from Gisborne, Aaron moved to New Plymouth in 2004 after graduating from Otago University with a degree in Information Science.
Outside of work Aaron can be found opening the batting for the Taranaki cricket team and spending time with his wife Lisa and two young kids.
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Briar van Ameringen
Briar completed a Bachelor of Design with honours majoring in Visual Communications in 2008 and has since worked within the design industry on a variety of branding, marketing, print and digital projects. Originally from Tauranga, she's worked in Whangarei, Wellington, Auckland and New Plymouth and now calls the Winterless North home again. Briar worked with Apex as our in-house Designer throughout 2013 and, as we were determined not to lose her awesome skills and knowledge, she is now working with us remotely.
Briar is responsible for all things design related and enhancing our clients' business profile - ensuring that our clients' websites look beautiful, have an exceptionable user experience and attract the required audience. She loves injecting personality and style to a tired website and nutting out a difficult design problem.
In her spare time Briar enjoys cycling, is a new convert to the sport of kite surfing, loves to cook up a storm, and uses pottery, gardening and illustration projects as an outlet for her creativity outside of work.
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As a proud member of the Search Marketing Team at Apex, Dan works to ensure our clients receive world class service and support. He is passionate about Search Engine Marketing and obsesses over providing quantifiable and easily understandable results. Originally from the USA, he graduated with a degree in Business Marketing from Texas State University. After selling his business in Texas, Dan pursued his passion for travel by working in sales and marketing roles in Hawaii, Australia, and finally New Zealand.
Having "fallen in love with Taranaki" Dan cannot imagine leaving the "friendly people and fantastic lifestyle" offered in New Plymouth. Most weekends you can find him surfing and cycling along the surf highway.
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Ian joined Apex Internet in 2013 when he moved to New Plymouth from "sunny Scotland" with his wife and young daughter. Ian has nearly two decades of software development experience and is well-versed in both front and back-end coding languages, allowing him to provide robust solutions that are powerful, yet lean.
When he's not working, you can expect to find him at his home computer, learning new programming languages or playing online computer games with friends. He also enjoys getting outside with his family for walks and bike rides.
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