About us

Our story

Zephyr House, 82 Willis St, Wellington

Our story started in 2004, with a genuine goal of delivering the best business consultancy services in the Wellington Region. Today, Zephyr has evolved and grown into specialist providers of high quality Business Consultants and Managed ICT Services to the market, backed by sound quality assurance and personal involvement from the company’s management.

Over the years we’ve been busy, engaging hundreds of consultants into key roles including Business ICT & Change Managers, Enterprise & Solutions Architects, Programme and Project Managers, Business Analysts, Developers and Test Analysts. And providing Managed ICT solutions to Wellington companies and organisations, ranging from ad-hoc/on-call requests to a fully managed in-house service where Zephyr ICT Managed Services group essentially becomes the ICT department of your business.

Fun, honest and collaborative. We’re independent and proudly Kiwi, and we make it all about people, in the way we conduct ourselves and in how we treat our consultants and clients.

At Zephyr we firmly believe it’s not just all about what we deliver, it’s also about how we are delivering it. We weave our people and knowledge together to grow our clients’ business potential, and we look forward in continuing to extract the best potential from our consultants.

 

Our Management Team

Comprising some of the most experienced consulting business managers within the Wellington region, our management team are experts in their fields and are dedicated to advising and supporting the needs of both our clients and our consultants.

With a strong service ethic, drive and passion our team will consistently add value to your businesses, exceed your expectations, and make a real difference.

For further information about our management team or to discuss any aspect of our services please feel free to contact us today:

David Joyce

Affiliations and Active Memberships

  • NZ Institute of Directors
  • Wellington Chamber of Commerce
  • Project Management Institute
  • New Zealand Computer Society

Key Skills

  • Governance

  • General Business Management

  • Business Development

  • Programme & Project Management

  • Change Management

  • Business Transformation

  • Project Quality Assurance

  • Strategic IT Consulting

  • Management Consulting

  • Process Design & Improvement

Summary

David Joyce is a founding Director of Zephyr Consulting and a practicing consultant.

David has worked as a consultant for many reputable organisations, demonstrating commitment, reliability and professionalism working predominantly in significant software and business change environments. His emphasis has been large programmes, some of which have been of national significance, for government agencies.

David has a reputation for delivering outstanding results in complex and challenging business environments and as a result has often been asked to lead key strategic programmes of work that involve significant business process re-engineering, organisational change, diverse relationship management and the implementation of leading edge technologies.

David is a 'people person' and adopts a pro-active, pragmatic approach in terms of leadership and creates an environment for motivation and delivers a comprehensive array of business and people management skills. David is highly credible when interacting at all levels in an organisation including Senior Management, Executive Teams and Board Members.

David believes that the key to success for Zephyr is to surround himself with high-calibre business and IT professionals who can continue to earn the respect of the wider community through the delivery of quality services.

In his spare time, David is an avid watcher of most sports and enjoys socialising with family and friends over a wine and food. He is also interested in travelling to experience different cultures and arts.

david.joyce@zephyr.co.nz

Team: 
Management

Brent Gerrard

Affiliations and Active Memberships

  • Board Member - Rotary Club of Port
    Nicholson

Key Skills

  • Sales Management
  • Business Development
  • Account Management

Summary

30 years of experience in the information technology business with experience in sales, software, infrastructure and operations. I have been involved in business development for the last 15 years working with corporates, government and SME’s.

brent.gerrard@zephyr.co.nz

Team: 
Management

Debbie Wheeler

Key Skills

  • Account Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Project Management
  • People Management & Leadership
  • Consulting Services
  • Service Delivery
  • Change Management

Summary

Debbie joined Zephyr in 2006, she has over 28 years’ experience in the Service Delivery arena and has managed large teams; she is also experienced in change management and project management.

Debbie understands what adding value means to large organisations, particularly Government and Corporate. She has an affinity with understanding clients’ requirements accurately and the process involved in responding with appropriate solutions. Debbie loves meeting people and enjoys the relationships she builds along the way.

In her spare time Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and close friends, she loves fishing and does admit to enjoying the odd glass of wine.

debbie.wheeler@zephyr.co.nz

Team: 
Management

Graeme McInteer

Affiliations and Active Memberships

  • NZ Institute of Directors
  • Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

     

Key Skills

  • General Business Management
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Personnel Management & Team Building
  • Business Requirements Capture
  • Systems Definition
  • Application Design and Development
  • Systems Implementation & Deployment Planning

Summary

Graeme McInteer is a founding director of Zephyr Consulting and a practicing consultant. He has undertaken numerous assignments for various commercial and government organisations, utilising his expertise in understanding Business Process, Team Leadership and an ability to capture the requirements of supporting technology.

Graeme has used his Consulting skills in a variety of roles, including; Project Manager, Development Team Manager, Team Leader, Business Analyst, Systems Analyst and Developer. As an experienced consultant he is flexible and willing to work in any of these roles where he can deliver value.

In addition to his Consulting career, Graeme was the founder and General Manager of a successful IT Consulting company for 16 years prior to establishing Zephyr in 2004 with David Joyce. This experience has provided an excellent grounding in the business development and management of consulting organisations, which has seen Zephyr prosper and deliver quality services to the Wellington Business and IT community.

Graeme performs the Managing Director role within Zephyr while undertaking part time consulting assignments for established clients.

Outside of work, Graeme enjoys fine food and wine and attending the Gym in an attempted re-balancing of his indulgence. He enjoys all sports being an avid Phoenix and Hurricane supporter, while also breeding and racing thoroughbred horses. His three boys have all (recently) ‘left the nest’ and he and his wife Linda are looking forward to mixing life at Zephyr, being Gran and G-Mac and travelling the world over the next 20-40 years.

Graeme.mcinteer@zephyr.co.nz

Team: 
Management

Tony Dorman

Affiliations and Active Memberships

  • Mana Squash Club
  • Titahi Bay Tennis Club
  • Western Suburbs Football Club

Key Skills

  • Account Management
  • Change Management
  • Governance
  • Infrastructure
  • People Management & Leadership
  • Service Delivery
  • ICT Strategy

Summary

Tony has been involved in the ICT industry for over 30 years. He has a “technical” background, but in recent years this has broadened to include the various facets of building and operating a successful ICT company. Due to this, he has a broad skillset and this includes very good knowledge and understanding of Finance, Governance, HR, Leadership, Marketing, Strategy and Sales.

Tony has many long term relationships in the ICT industry, both with customers and suppliers, largely from by being friendly, genuine and extremely loyal.

In recent times, he has become very interested on how “Cloud” solutions are able to achieve better outcomes for customers. And what drives him is a passion for helping companies and organisations to use technology, and for them to be successful.

Outside work, Tony's interests includes eating good food, house improvements, sports, socialising and the odd glass of wine.

Team: 
IT Managed Services & Support
Management

Lynda Turner

Key Skills

  • Business Development
  • Account Management
  • Market Management
  • Product Development
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Vendor Management

Summary

Lynda has over twenty years’ experience predominantly working in marketing and account management roles within the ICT industry. She has a broad range of experience from product development and market management to business development and account management.

As Key Account Manager for a number of major companies, she has worked on a number of significant projects responsible for initiation, end to end delivery and on-going support.

Lynda enjoys building long term business relationships which enables her to develop a good understanding of a business and how the use of the appropriate technology and resource can get desired results.

Team: 
Management

Anna Collie

Key Skills

  • Administration
  • Facilities Management
  • Event Management
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Support

Summary

Anna is our Office Manager extraordinaire and brings with her an extensive background as PA, Office Manager and a variety of support roles within commercial real estate, hospitality, travel, eyewear and childcare industries.

Anna helps keeps our Zephyr ship humming like clockwork, not only does she makes sure our consultant’s payments are in order, she also manages the administrative and financial relationships with our suppliers, is the chief organiser of our extensive social events throughout the year, and provides the day to day essential support to our wider team.

The youngest of 7 siblings, who is partial to Italian food (Japanese being a close second), Anna loves sports and likes to keep active.

In her spare time, you’ll find Anna on the side line of her son’s football games, playing netball and touch rugby, or at boxing training as she prepares for her competitive boxing matches. 

Team: 
Management

Dempsey Woodley

Key Skills

  • Certified iMIS Professional
  • Front-end development
  • iMIS Rise
  • Wordpress
  • HTML/CSS
  • Information Architecture
  • User experience
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Analytics
  • Web strategy
  • Social media strategy
  • Email marketing
  • Video production
  • Graphic design

 

Certifications

Certified iMIS Professional

Summary

Dempsey is a certified iMIS professional and manager of Zephyr's development & iMIS support services team. Dempsey has six years experience working with iMIS and finding solutions for membership organisations. Dempsey's specialty is front-end development. Dempsey can help build websites or web applications on practically any platform but his skills really come to the fore if you are using iMIS membership software.

Team: 
Management
Development & IMIS Support

Join us

Our focus is on being the best business consultancy in Wellington! We are a highly talented, and experienced group of professionals who are approachable, easy to work with and enjoy having fun.

We believe that we are pretty good at building long-term and productive client relationships which is probably why our clients have been with us for so long.

We work hard to find the most talented, professional and fun people in the industry so if you reckon that pretty much sums you up you should get in contact with us today.

Join us

We are a highly talented, and experienced group of professionals who are approachable, easy to work with and enjoy having fun. We have a vibrant culture and we’ll also give you the right kind of support and development to get where you want to be.

We believe we are pretty good at building long-term and productive relationships, which is probably why our clients have been with us for so long.

We work hard to find the most talented, professional and fun people in the industry who have that special combination of experience and people skills. You’ll join the awesome community of Zephyr consultants and share in their enthusiasm and energy.

If you reckon that pretty much sums you up, you should get in contact with us today!

CONSULTING AT ZEPHYR

Working as a consultant can be pressured and isolating at times especially when you don’t have the support of a network of colleagues to advise, support or interact with. At Zephyr we pride ourselves on the unique service we offer to both our close knit network of hub and contract consultants.

Some of the unique benefits of consulting through Zephyr include;

The Personal Touch:
We support our consultants by meeting and communicating with them on a regular and ongoing basis throughout the course of their assignment(s).

The Corporate Touch:
We realise that consulting can be isolating on client sites, that is why we ensure that all our consultants have a sense of belonging within our Zephyr team and culture. This includes:

  • Personalised Zephyr email address and printed business cards including access to our Zephyr offices and corporate collateral.
  • Indemnity insurance for all contract assignments.
  • Opportunity to attend regular team networking opportunities.

Professional Development:
As part of the Zephyr Quality Framework, we work with our consultants to develop their professional skills and regularly share client feedback regarding their assignments.

We can assist with the development and review of individual KPI’s and advise on any specific areas of concern or professional development that may be required. Zephyr consultants will also have access to our company’s library of resource materials including templates and guides.

Technical Support:
All consultants will have access to our team of technical engineers for their expert advice or assistance.

Contract Negotiation:
We understand that negotiating and tendering for your next contract can be a bit of a juggle. Zephyr takes this hassle away by employing a full-time sales team who work hard to not only secure your next assignment but also to negotiate on your behalf. As a result you can expect to enjoy working on a range of assignments across a range of industries.

Paying our Consultants:
Zephyr understands that being paid in a timely fashion and on a regular basis is extremely important. We pay our consultants monthly on receipt of a duly authorised time-sheet and Tax Invoice which ensures that there is no waiting for the end client to pay and makes it easier for them to enjoy life.

Regular Pastoral Care:
Our consultants are valued both personally and professionally. Our experienced management team will ensure that you are well looked after on your birthday and anniversary with a card and/or delicious cake!

Zephyr Social Programme:
We work hard, but we also know how to have fun. We are known for our parties and have an extensive social programme of events available throughout the calendar year for our hub and consultants.

These often include spouses and family members ranging from regular Friday night drinks to an annual mid-winter event and children’s Christmas party.

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