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We are a team of technology professionals designing and building web and mobile apps from our office in central Wellington. We love thinking, collaborating and creating with clients who, like us, want to make New Zealand a better place.

Boost is two designers, nine developers, two Agile coaches and a feature writer, supported by a finance manager, studio manager and business development manager, and a culture lead! The team is led by Nathan Donaldson, CEO and founder of Boost.


Our team happiness rating

We want Boost to be the best place to work in New Zealand so every month we ask the team how happy they are at work. Here's the running average of our past four surveys.


Meet the team

Rebecca Jones
Agile Coach
Oliver Stigley
Developer
Lauren Carey
Agile Coach
James Nicolle
Business Development Manager
Monty Anderson
Developer
Emma Dyson
Designer
Gustavo Motizuki
Developer
Darren Pangan
Developer
Tim Wright
Developer
Yar Htut
Developer
Nick Butler
Feature Writer
Ben Aluan
Developer
Nick Schuler
Designer
Ruka Ikeda
Finance Manager
Richard Matthews
Developer
Dan Henton
Developer
Gavin Coughlan
Culture Lead
Nathan Donaldson
Chief Executive Officer
Andy Gray
Innovation Lead
Theo Paul
Developer
Natalie Foley
Studio Manager
Katherine Nagels
Developer
Edwin Rozario
Developer

How we got here

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.

Technology doesn't stand still, and neither have we. The industry has evolved, and what we do has changed. However, experience has merely strengthened our founding beliefs and approach to software development.

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.

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


Our Partnerships

Worldblu logo

We are very proud to be one of around 50 companies worldwide to be certified by WorldBlu as a freedom-centred workplace, and the first in New Zealand.

WorldBlu only certifies teams that pass a rigorous assessment against the 10 Principles of Organisational Democracy, confirmation that we’ve created a culture at Boost that is open, honest and empowering.

Being an organisational democracy supports how we work with clients by bringing collaboration into all levels and aspects of our workplace.

Contentful

We’ve partnered with Contentful to provide a content management solution built for the modern world.

Contentful is an API-based cloud Content as a Service platform that keeps backend content separate from frontend presentation. This gives you a platform that’s easy to maintain, scale and secure. It lets you manage your content in one place and distribute it across all your channels. Your content editors get an intuitive editor and powerful workflows. Your developers get the flexibility to develop at speed, integrating multiple applications and using the technology stack that best meets their needs.

CA Technologies logo

We have a long-standing partnership with CA Agile Central, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development.

We use CA Agile Central's software to collaborate closely with our clients. It lets us plan, track and manage our work effectively, pulling everyone together into a single team. You get a clear picture of the work we’re doing so you can make sure it ties to your business strategy and the value you want to give your customers.

Globally, CA Agile Central supports 144,000 users and more than 1,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100 companies.