Manaaki Live | Ryan McQuerry | Outside In Plant Scapes
Ryan is an experienced Director with a solid history and a passion for doing business beautifully. Strategy and vision, creative problem-solving, intelligent design, excellent customer care and building company culture are areas he excels in. Ryan loves to use his expertise to connect with people, developing strong industry networks, inspiring staff to be the best they can be and expertly managing client relationships. Ryans past 18 years of work history have revolved around horticulture and design. Owner and founder of Outside In Plant Scapes. Ryan is a plant lover, loves to talk and has a nice little story.
Manaaki Live | Greg Cross | Soul Machines
In this episode of Manaaki Live Pat macFie talks with Greg Cross co-founder of Soul Machines
Greg Cross is one of the original tech nomads, who has spent his career travelling to and living in every major technology market in the world. He now lives in New Zealand but creates businesses that compete on the international stage. Prior to teaming up with Dr. Mark Sagar to create Soul Machines, Greg co-founded one of the world’s leading wireless power companies, PowerbyProxi, which was sold to Apple in 2017. Through an early career in multiple technology companies, Greg has made his mark as a business leader with a career that includes launching BellSouth NZ, one of the biggest start-up technology investments made in New Zealand, and leading Microsoft New Zealand as Managing Director. Greg was also CEO of Advantage Group before leaving for the USA to pursue various business opportunities including a role as Entrepreneur in Residence in Silicon Valley for an international VC firm. Since his return to New Zealand Greg has taken on multiple Chair positions including the Icehouse, NZ Trade and Enterprise’s Global Beachhead programme, and SLI Systems. Greg is also the Sir John Logan Campbell Executive in Residence at the University of Auckland Business School, and was inducted into the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall of Fame in 2019. Greg is responsible for growing and building the business and sits on the Board of Directors of Soul Machines.
Manaaki Live | Dave Armstrong | Vega Lend
Dave heads up our Vega’ business division, he comes from a strong background in banking and capital raising.
Originally from Scotland he chased his kiwi lass over to New Zealand 10 years. ago and they now raise their young family together in Christchurch.
Dave specialises in complex finance with structured funding solutions through a mixture of debt and private equity. Alongside this Dave has vast experience across all business funding vehicles including working capital. solutions, trade finance and growth capital.
Dave is an active networker and runs. local business events in Canterbury where he is based. Make sure you tune in to watch his online show “Market Intel” which interviews business advisors and leaders across NZ. Outside of work. Dave has Keen interests in cooking, boxing and single malt whisky!
Manaaki Live | Nick Davenport | Lanaco
Face masks. Should we all be wearing them? Experts and world leaders can’t seem to agree. But the real question is, with Chinese factories working overtime and a global shortage of supplies: where would we get them from? The answer is Lanaco. This Kiwi company is now producing over 1 million face masks a month using wool from South Island high-country sheep. And CEO Nick Davenport will be chatting to us about why homegrown industries need greater investment, the importance of having capacity to scale, and so much more.
Manaaki Live | Jordan River | Mai FM
In this episode of Manaaki Live Pat MacFie talks with Jordan River or as you may know him as “theriver Jordan”. Producer, Mai FM breakfast announcer and allround cool guy Jordan River gets deep and real with Manaaki Co Founder Pat MacFie
Manaaki Live | Shane Hunter | NSNZ Boss
In this episode of Manaaki Live Pat MacFie talks with the man behind the muscles, NSNZ Boss Shane Hunter – CEO of Nutrition systems, NZ Founder of Grisby Fitness and Co Host of NZ Boss podcast
Manaaki Live | Miria Flavell | Hine Collection
In this episode of Manaaki Live Pat MacFie talks to the amazing Wahine behind Hine Collection, Miria Flavell. “What inspired this brand for me was being quite ‘over’ seeing the same type of body images all over social media. Activewear & Fashion Label Accounts were a huge place for that. So I became really passionate about the idea of creating an active wear clothing line that catered to women of all shapes and sizes. My mission was to help make ALL women feel AMAZING, CONFIDENT and COMFORTABLE in our activewear” – Miria Flavell, Owner of Hine Collection
Manaaki Live | Edna Swart | Ed&I Swim and Body
Edna Swart isn’t your typical 30 year-old. She quit her corporate banking job to build up her ed&I swimwear line to become the well-known and popular brand it is today, using social media as a key communication tool for promoting her business and her personal brand. Plus, her star is on the rise thanks to her appearance in TVNZ web series BossBabes. Edna’s drive and passion for what she is doing is inspiring. We chatted to her about how she got to where she is now