Introducing the TIN Team…

Greg Shanahan

Founder & Managing Director

As captain of the TIN team, Greg’s dedication and passion for the technology sector led him to establish Technology Investment Network (TIN) in 1999. Under his direction, the TIN Report has enjoyed growing recognition and influence since its inception in 2005. Greg oversees the report content each year.

A well-known figure in the high-tech sector, Greg’s background includes a decade working in marketing management roles for Fisher & Paykel (in NZ and the US). His in-depth industry knowledge is underpinned by his role as co-founder and MD of high-tech medical device company Veriphi.

Brendan Boughen

Operations Manager

Brendan is an experienced communications professional and business writer who has been active in the NZ tech industry for over a decade as a PR consultant for a wide range of tech companies, including several years as the Senior Comms Manager at Microsoft NZ. He is also familiar to many as the cartoonist known as ‘Jim’, whose cartoons about technology have regularly appeared in print and online tech news channels over the years.

As the Operations Manager for TIN, Brendan’s primary responsibility is to produce the TIN Report and its associated publications from concept to launch, including overseeing all writing and editing, and wrangling the TIN research team.

Jane Evans

Senior Research Analyst

Jane joined TIN this year with extensive industry knowledge following many years working as a senior commercialisation consultant with research groups and deep tech start-ups in Australia and New Zealand. She leads the TIN research team, which undertakes the qualitative and quantitative analysis for this and other TIN reports.

Marinka Teague

Research Analyst

As a TIN Research Analyst, Marinka is involved in the gathering and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative TIN company information. Having spent nearly 20 years in the market research and evaluation sectors she looks at how we can best apply our current data to support the sector and respond to specific client needs.

Ashley Hibbard

Brand & Digital Manager

Ashley spearheads the design and development of the TIN website and works to broaden the reach and interaction of the TIN community through marketing, branding, and social media. She has worked in various roles within the IT sector in the US & NZ.

Sarah Gardyne

Digital Design Coordinator

With an extensive background in graphic design and professional photography, Sarah’s focus is the design and execution of TIN’s online communications.

Bettina Sinclair

Sales & Relationship Manager

With more than 18 years of experience in communication, marketing, and events, Bettina’s strategic and organisational skills are well utilised in her role as Sales, Relationship, and Events Manager for TIN. Tine fosters the growth of the TIN membership community by delivering memorable events and growing TIN’s engagement with the tech sector.

Kate Dobbin

Communications Manager

With a wealth of PR experience in the UK, Kate joined the TIN team to manage media and publicity for TIN Report launches and other prominent publication releases and events.

Petra Borter

Administration and Accounts

Petra’s 10+ years administration experience and background in finance sees her effectively managing TIN’s accounts and payroll functions, as well as assisting in the day to day running of the office.

Shyam Prasad-Jones

Research Analyst Intern

Shyam brings his experience as the current Editor-in-Chief of the University of Auckland’s Investment Bulletin, completing an exchange at King’s College London, and winning the GD1 Venture Capital Competition, that helped him develop the qualitative and quantitative investment analysis skills he brings to TIN’s research and analysis efforts.

Sebastien Michel

Events Coordinator

Sebastien is in charge of making TIN’s events both worthwhile and memorable to the NZ tech sector network, drawing on his background in event planning and marketing for the IT sector in France, and over 20 years of practical experience with technology, people and ideas running an online travel business in New Zealand.