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The Boost team enjoying a picnic at Waitangi Park on the Wellington waterfront.

Meet the team

See who does what, how we got here and the awards we’ve won along the way

The Boost team enjoying a picnic at Waitangi Park on the Wellington waterfront.

Meet the team

See who does what, how we got here and the awards we’ve won along the way

Here are the people who’ll make sure you have a positive impact.

Clarisa Ambal

Clarisa loves to read books and her favourite author is Paolo Coelho.

Clarisa Ambal
Finance Manager
Andy Gray

Andy asked his parents for a C++ reference for his 16th birthday.

Andy Gray
Innovation Lead
Ben Aluan

Ben’s dream is to become a carpenter.

Ben Aluan
Developer
Darren Pangan

Darren is a left-handed web developer who is married to another left handed web developer.

Darren Pangan
Developer
Emma Dyson

Emma likes to snowboard, paint with oils, play chess and eat yams.

Emma Dyson
Designer
Dave Harris

Dave has more fun playing with Lego than his daughter does.

Dave Harris
Developer
Edwin Rozario

Eddy almost joined the Air Force but couldn’t because of his nose.

Edwin Rozario
Developer
Greg Rogan

Greg has developed a passion for riding peddled and electric one-wheeled devices. Who needs two or even four wheels when one wheel does the job?

Greg Rogan
Developer
Katherine Nagels

Kat is (slowly) learning to speak Italian!

Katherine Nagels
Developer
Gustavo Motizuki

Gus used to sleepwalk when he was younger.

Gustavo Motizuki
Solutions Support
Mette Harker

Mette’s dream is to crew on sailing boats around the world.

Mette Harker
Designer
James Nicolle

When James was 21 he went to over 60 live shows and concerts in 12 months.

James Nicolle
Business Development Manager
Natalie Foley

Nat plays the tambourine like a boss!

Natalie Foley
HR Manager
James Erwin

One of James’ goals this year is to read 52 books!

James Erwin
Designer
Georgia Dunstan-Brown

Georgia can play multiple instruments. Her favourite is the clarinet!

Georgia Dunstan-Brown
Studio Manager
Monty Anderson

Monty spent three months backpacking from Santiago, Chile to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (through Peru & Bolivia) with his friend.

Monty Anderson
Developer
Rebecca Jones

Rebecca loves knitting and has a side hustle where she makes toys for kids.

Rebecca Jones
Agile Lead
Nathan Donaldson

Nathan surfed his way through college.

Nathan Donaldson
Chief Executive Officer
Sulu Fiti

Sulu is an Elvis Presley fan, and has met his original drummer and backing singers.

Sulu Fiti
Relationship Manager
Nick Butler

Everytime Nick’s wisdom teeth get taken out they grow back again.

Nick Butler
Feature Writer
Ruka Yamakami

Ruka was born in Japan but grew up in Fiji and NZ and now has a strong kiwi accent.

Ruka Yamakami
Agile Coach
Nick Schuler

Nick loves all things savoury, cheese is his weakness.

Nick Schuler
Designer
Yin Jie Hor

Yinny has about 20 different type of succulents in her tiny apartment.

Yin Jie Hor
Studio Manager
Oliver Stigley

Olly was an extra in Lord of the Rings. He played a Gondorian and his twin brother played an Orc.

Oliver Stigley
Developer
Paul Mesnilgrente

Paul once played tennis with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Paul Mesnilgrente
Developer
Richard Matthews

Richard is the vocalist of a death metal band.

Richard Matthews
Developer
Sean Romans

Sean’s hobbies are playing guitar and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Sean Romans
Agile Coach
Tim Wright

Tim is a bit of a music nut. He used to play drums in a band, for a while he was doing photography for local gigs, and he enjoys seeing international bands perform live when he can!

Tim Wright
Developer
Yar Htut

Yar once accidentally left his wife at the markets because he was distracted by soccer.

Yar Htut
Developer
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Awards we’ve won

Here are some of the ways our positive and lasting impacts have been recognised. Some awards are for the unique way we work, and others for the work itself.

Nathan, Rebecca and Gavin with their awards at WorldBlu Freedom-Centred Workplace Awards in 2018. Rebecca, James and Ruka accept Boost’s Team Gold Award at the 2019 Wellington Gold Awards.

Awards for the way we work

Team Gold Award

2019

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Wellington Gold Awards

The award recognises the groundbreaking initiatives we’ve introduced in our mission to make Boost the best place to work in New Zealand.

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Top Practice Award

2018

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WorldBlu Freedom-Centred Workplace Awards

We took out the Top Practice Award for the way we use one-on-one coaching to create an employee-centred culture.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

2018

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WorldBlu Freedom-Centred Workplace Awards

Boost CEO Nathan Donaldson was honoured for his decade-long drive to create a freedom-centred culture at Boost, and beyond.


Integrity Prize

2015

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WorldBlu Freedom-Centred Workplace Awards

Recognising Boost’s open, honest, no-blame culture that lets us constantly improve by learning from successes and mistakes alike.

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Awards for the work we do

DigitalNZ logo.

DigitalNZ web application

New Zealand Open Source Awards 2016

Open Source Use in Government

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision logo.

ANZAC Sights and Sounds website

National Digital Forum Awards 2015

New digital exhibition or collection

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IntuitionHQ online usability tester

BoosterSeat 2011

San Francisco innovation residency

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Te Tuhi ā-Hiko te reo interactive

TUANZ Awards 2007

Education Award

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Taiaha & Other Stories learning media

TUANZ Awards 2005

Best of the Best Award

Education Award

National Library logo.

AnyQuestions website

GOVIS Awards 2005

Buzzie Award for Technology in Society

LIANZA Awards 2005

3M Award for Innovation in Libraries

SOLGM Awards 2005

NZ Post Award for Process Management

How we got here

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2000

We started in 2000 as a two-person company designing and building websites and CD-ROMs. We were motivated by our belief that people deserve products they love to use. We quickly became known for our collaboration with clients, strong concept development and focus on the customer's needs.

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2011

In 2011, after seeing Agile deliver better teamwork, higher productivity and greater business value at Boost, we began training and coaching in Agile and Lean. Drawing on our years of experience managing software projects, we support our clients to build their own capability to deliver better software, faster.

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2012

In 2012, we took collaboration to the next level, becoming the first company in New Zealand to be WorldBlu-certified as a democratic, freedom-centred workplace.

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2019

In 2019, we won the Team Gold Award for our drive to make Boost the best place to work in New Zealand.

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2020

Today, we specialise in web and mobile application development using collaboration as the means of managing projects and delivering quality.

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2026

To make sure we continue to empower people to create positive and lasting impacts, we’ve developed our shared vision for Boost 2026.

Make a bigger impact tomorrow