Mark is one of the longest standing employees at the I.T. team and his experience with the company reflects many of the realities of post-quake business in Christchurch.
Starting work for both the I.T. team in temporary Hornby offices soon after the 2011 quakes just five days after arriving from the UK, was a literal jump into the deep end – doing a role that was new, for a start-up business, in a city that hadn’t yet started recovering from the earthquakes.
“The I.T. team was basically a rapidly growing start-up with just seven staff when I came onboard, still figuring out what our client offering looked like and how we wanted to structure the company. Connon was doing all the sales and business development at that point and being able to jump in and work in that area was critical to helping manage the company’s growth.”
Since then Mark has been instrumental in helping to grow the company to its current size.
As an Account Manager, he spends a lot of time dealing directly with clients and particularly appreciates the chance to meet with them in person whenever possible.
“My clients stretch from Dunedin to Auckland, so being able to work with a diverse range of businesses and organisations nationwide definitely keeps things interesting. My role is to ensure that each client is getting maximum value from our services and to help them address any new IT related issues that we may be able to support or advise them on.”