Co-founders, Jane, Lucy and Rachel have a passion for making school’s, clubs and parents’ lives easier. The idea for “wrapping up” all parent payments for more than one child across many organisations and for mulitple purchases came about after Jane and Rachel had been running the successful Wellington Sushi Lunches business for 5 years.
From the outset the co-founders have recognised the importance of assisting schools and clubs to become more efficient; saving them time and money. They understand how much every dollar counts and the importance of compliance and trackabiity of all payments, which are the underlying reasons why Wrap it Up was created.
Founder & Director
When Jane sees a gap in the market she doesn’t just talk about it she starts up a business! Wrap it up is now the 4th successful business Jane has been involved in. Jane’s business acumen has been finely tuned with an MBA as well as a career in marketing, branding and product development. For Jane a successful business means not only developing good business ideas but securing strong partnerships with her customers and finding ways to make their lives easier.
Rachel is the ultimate jack of all trades and has worked across a wide range of fields. One thing about Rachel is she has energy and passion and having started the successful sushi lunches business along with Jane 5 years ago, was ready to leap at another challenge. As her customers know, Rachel is an efficient operator and if there’s a problem or query she’s there to fix it; for Rachel ensuring her customer’s needs are met is crucial.
With a successful career in project management, current chair of the parents and friends committee at her school and mother of two active boys, Lucy knows the value of good management and organisation. Utilising her considerable talent as a project manager Lucy has honed in on the needs and wants of schools, clubs and parents. With that in mind Lucy feels Wrap it Up is the future, simply because signing up with Wrap it up gives you back time, time to get on with the things that really matter.
Director & CEO
Nick is passionate about businesses which make people’s lives easier, so it’s no surprise he jumped at the chance to head Wrap it Up. He’s a mover and shaker in commercial leadership and growing services companies and for the past 15 years has been the Managing Director of a US-listed HR services business across New Zealand, Australia and Asia Pacific. With a keen interest in his community, Nick is a trustee on the Creative Capital Arts Trust and on the Board of Trustees at Brooklyn School. Any free time he has is spent skiing, fishing, mountain biking and making the most of life’s adventures.
Lynn brings strong business skills to Wrap it Up’s talent mix. Working as a business analyst for Kiwibank, she led the redevelopment of the bank’s Internet and intranet sites and large integration projects. Lynne has two children and is a keen sportswoman; she’s a regular at the gym, runs and plays netball. She also loves travel – she met her Scottish husband when he was her tour guide in Africa.
Client Development Manager
Andrew’s our man on the ground in Auckland believes passionately in the difference Wrap it Up can make for schools and clubs. He knows how efficiency and wise use of resources get results and this is why he’s such a great advocate for our business.
Improving performance is Andrew’s goal and he has broad commercial and education experience helping organisations and people do just that. He’s worked with Drug Free Sport and the New Zealand Olympic Committee, where he engaged with schools, national and international sporting organisations and elite athletes. As a competitive national triathlete, improving performance is a personal goal as well.
IT is what pushes Jim’s buttons. He spent 18 years building his business into one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned IT firms, before selling it to staff in 2014. His energy now goes into governance roles, focusing on emerging companies. Jim is Chairman of the Liberate IT software company, a member of the Institute of Directors and provides pro bono support through Business Mentors NZ and other sources. Father of four and a committed Wellingtonian, Jim’s a keen mountain biker, loves the outdoors and is working on lowering his golf handicap.
Andrew (Boz) is Wrap it Up’s tech head - he’s a genius at systems solution architecture, design and business analysis. Boz came to us via our development partner, Signify, which he is a Director of. He’s also a Director of Circinni the leading IT Migration and deployment experts. Andrew is a passionate boatie taking every opportunity to fish and chill. If, on occasion, we can’t get hold of him, it’s usually because he’s out fishing with Nick!