Our Leadership Team | Verity Consulting
“Mike, our Verity leader, lives by his values and champions people, community, and relationships. His extensive IT and strategic management consulting experience includes working across national, regional and global levels in the UK, Singapore, and New Zealand.
He strives to make an impact that will effect positive change and believes in doing good business with sustainable outcomes.
Mike says his love of family, football, and good food (chilli and hops) keeps him going. His other passions are running, scooters, and long haired Weimaraners!”
“Emma is passionate about all things delivery and excels at leading successful business and digital transformations, making positive change happen within organisations.
She is an experienced IT leader with expertise across multiple disciplines including Project Management, Agile Training and Coaching, Release and Change Management, Software Development, Security, and Infrastructure.
In her spare time, Emma loves to whip up some good dishes in the kitchen or work out in the gym, lifting a barbell or two!”
Principal Consultant: DevOps & Automation
“Jimmy has been delivering software development projects for over two decades, spending time in the trenches in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK. This wealth of experience has given him a deep understanding of the crucial elements that will ensure successful delivery.
His knack for effective communication at different business and technical levels helps him to bridge the gap between the business and IT and be a trusted advisor for business owners and senior stakeholders.
Jimmy loves to volunteer and is involved year-round as a coach and administrator for junior sports teams.”
Principal Consultant: Testing
“Robert is a seasoned IT professional who has been working in technology for over 28 years (22 of those in testing). He brings broad technical knowledge and rich life experience to his role!
Robert’s focus is on growing Verity's test practice capability. He’s in it for the long haul, with the motto of "it takes passionate people, purposeful processes, and transformative technology to grow great testers."
Before working in tech, Robert was a farm hand, soldier, pay clerk and a builder. Throw in returning to Uni to get his degree in business studies and it makes for a lot of life experience!”
Principal Consultant: Testing
“Dimitrios is an accomplished IT professional with over 23 years of experience, including 15 years as a Test Manager in both the private and public sector. He is proficient in DevOps, Agile, and all stages of the testing lifecycle.
With a talent for building and improving test practices, Dimitrios is a versatile and motivated leader who can set up a test team from scratch, enhance performance in existing teams, or lead a specialized team in challenging circumstances.
Dimitrios is well-travelled (he is an ex-merchant seaman after all) and full of surprises! In his free time he is an avid beekeeper and a fitness enthusiast, always on the go!”
Principal Consultant - Performance & Volume
“Donald has close to 20 years of performance testing and engineering experience gathered from across the USA, UK, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and the last seven years in New Zealand. His global experience has made him a true specialist when it comes to delivering good outcomes for his clients’ challenging projects.
Donald’s keen interest in the latest technology combined with passion to go the extra mile helps him to deliver tailor-made solutions to meet business needs. His outstanding communication skills have made him a trusted partner for clients, helping them navigate complex challenges on both the business and technical fronts, and a strong reputation for delivery. In his spare time, you’ll find Donald exploring our beautiful New Zealand outdoors, whether it’s hunting in the bush, diving in the seas, or taking his new off-roader to explore the unknown.”
Principal Consultant - Automation
“Chandra is a highly experienced IT professional with an impressive 20-year career in quality assurance and testing. He's a seasoned pro at making sure software works flawlessly and consistently leads cross-functional teams to deliver reliable and functional critical software systems. Before joining Verity, Chandra held leadership roles at major tech companies where he made testing processes run smoothly, reduced defect rates, and improved the overall quality of the software. His expertise ranges across various domains, including finance, insurance, telco, and e-commerce.
Chandra is passionate about mentoring and helping people to learn and grow. He's also great at finding the right balance between being a tech expert and helping a business meet its goals. Outside of work, Chandra enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his family.”
Business Development Manager - Auckland
"With over 25 years of technology recruitment and IT consulting experience, Tony has a proven history in building highly skilled technology teams that leverage their collective skillsets to deliver outstanding business outcomes and great results. He prides himself on getting things done and is an advocate for our customers, going above and beyond to ensure that the experience they get with Verity is of the highest standard.
Based in Auckland, he is focused on cultivating strong relationships with our clients, identifying consulting opportunities where our talented group of professionals can deliver value through their subject matter expertise, technical capabilities and thought leadership skillsets.
Tony is an avid fan of rock music, sports cars, and electric guitars. He enjoys any code with a football and is happiest when spending time with his family on a beach, either locally in Takapuna or back home in his native Croatia.”
Business Development Manager - Wellington
"Patrick’s experience as both a successful IT Recruiter and an impressive track record in QA, testing and professional services sales make him a valued member of our Verity team. He is passionate about helping organisations achieve their best outcomes and works to connect the talented team at Verity with customers who need their expert skills. Patrick is values driven and believe that doing business with honesty and integrity is the essence of establishing positive, strong, and lasting relationships.
Outside the workplace, Patrick's passions are family, friends, football, golf, boogie-boarding, and the special needs community. He is actively involved with Special Olympics and is on the board of Evaro to help empower adults with disabilities. Coffee is another big love, and he welcomes the chance to connect over a cuppa.”