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Management Team


Wynyard’s management team is drawn from leading technology companies and sector specialist bringing together skills as diverse as research and development, software engineering, finance management and commercialisation, along with deep industry and subject matter expertise.

  • Craig Richardson

    Chief Executive Officer

    Craig Richardson is Wynyard Group’s Chief Executive Officer. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Coca-Cola Amatil’s (ASX:CCL) pacific operations and Vice President Finance for BlueScope Steel (ASX:BSL) for the region. Craig has also held senior executive roles in finance, strategy and planning with Vodafone in Sweden and Australia. Craig is a certified practising accountant and fellow of CPA Australia. He is currently a board member of Crown entity Callaghan Innovation.

 

  • Paul Stokes

    Chief Operating Officer

    Paul Stokes was appointed Wynyard Group COO in March 2012 and is responsible for business development, sales, services and support globally. Paul was previously Managing Director of Wynyard Group’s risk management (Methodware) and investigations business units.  Prior to joining Wynyard Group, Paul was Vice President and Global Client Executive for Perot Systems and has previously held roles as Head of Capital Markets for Cognizant, Detica and Roundarch.

 

  • Murray Page

    Chief Financial Officer

    Murray Page is Wynyard Group’s Chief Financial Officer, overseeing Wynyard’s global financial function. With a successful career in finance and business spanning two decades, Murray brings a proven track record of delivering improved business performance and stakeholder value within both listed New Zealand entities and large international companies in Australasia and the United Kingdom.


    He has held a number of key finance and management roles including Chief Financial Officer positions at Tiger Turf Group, BTI New Zealand (where he managed its financial restructure) and Stella Travel Services who acquired BTI. Murray previously spent nearly 10 years with Air New Zealand, holding a number of senior financial and planning roles including Vice President Commercial Planning and General Manager Regional Airlines. Murray has studied at Columbia University, New York and holds a Bachelor of Management Studies in Finance and Accounting from the University of Waikato. He is a Chartered Accountant and member of NZICA.

 

  • Roger Jarquin

    Chief Technology Officer

    Roger Jarquin manages the Wynyard Group Crime Science Research Centre and is responsible for innovation, technology research and product development. Roger brings deep experience in data storage and distributed computation from Jade Software Corporation and leads a multidisciplinary team working in the application of predictive analytics and machine learning. He has previously held senior research and software development roles with Burroughs and UNISYS Corporation. Roger has performed the roles of visiting industry professional adviser to the University of Canterbury and Chair of Software Engineering Advisory Board and was a prime mover in establishing the NZi3 Innovation Institute.

 

  • Ian Scherger

    Chief Marketing Officer

    As CMO, Ian is responsible for Wynyard’s global marketing strategy and leading its brand, product marketing and communications to help drive Wynyard’s international growth.


    Scherger is an international marketer and strategist with a track record of global success and scale.  With more than two decades’ industry experience leading sales and marketing functions focussed on growing some of the world’s best-known technology brands.


    Past roles include executive positions at Vodafone Australia, Clear Communications, Telecom XTRA and Apple. In addition to executive leadership positions, Scherger has been a key advisor to numerous innovation driven businesses on business strategy, brand development and marketing strategy.

 

  • Dean Cooper

    VP Product Management

    Dean joined Wynyard Group as VP Product Management from Jade Software Corporation in 2012. After graduating with a BSc from University of Canterbury, Dean held senior software engineering, product development and solution architecture roles. Dean is a trusted advisor to some of Europe’s largest financial institutions, national infrastructure operators and law enforcement agencies.


    Dean works closely with Wynyard Group’s industry advisors, key customers, technology specialists and the Wynyard Group Crime Science Research Centre to design, develop and deploy compelling risk management, intelligence and investigations solutions.

 

  • Saya Wahrlich

    VP Global Marketing

    Saya is responsible for driving Wynyard’s global marketing strategy supporting the company to deliver its risk and threat assessment, advanced crime analytics and investigative case management solutions to a portfolio of global clients in the national security, public safety, critical infrastructure and financial services. The marketing team is spread across offices in New Zealand, UK and US.


    Saya brings vast experience in strategy, business development, marketing and leading global teams in large multinationals to grow brands, build products and market solutions. Before joining Wynyard, Saya held various management and marketing roles at 3M NZ Ltd, the most recent being ANZ Strategic Business Development Manager where she was responsible for scoping mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, alliances and identifying technology partners.

 

  • Sara Mottus

    Director of Human Resources

    Sara is responsible for driving Wynyard’s global HR and culture strategy, including talent acquisition, employee engagement and professional development initiatives. Prior to joining Wynyard in 2013 Sara held consultative and advisory HR roles in the higher education sector with the University of Canterbury as well as within the information technology sector with Jade Software Corporation in New Zealand. Most recently Sara has been in the construction and property development industry in Sweden. Sara has a strong background in recruitment and selection and has during recent years specialised in organisation and competence development linking HR activities to business strategy and performance.

 

  • Gareth Cronin

    VP Engineering

    Gareth Cronin is Wynyard Group’s Vice President of Engineering responsible for growing and leading the company's engineering and development group. With a proven track record of working in rapidly growing product environments and leading teams through periods of significant expansion, Gareth brings more than 15 years of technology and leadership experience to his role at Wynyard Group. 


    Gareth joined from Orion Health where he led the Product Development Group and teams responsible for building the company products in its global development centres.

 

  • Jeff Frazier

    Senior VP Americas

    Jeff Frazier is Senior Vice President Americas responsible for driving the growth and success of Wynyard in the U.S., Canada, Central and South America. A technology leader with a distinguished public service career as a Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent, Frazier has held various public sector leadership positions in municipal and federal governments.


    Most recently, Frazier led Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector’s $8.5 billion business, which includes Government, Public Safety and National Security, and International Organizations and prior to this was Managing Senior Director of the Global Public Sector for Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group’s (IBSG).


    Frazier has served as a Director for the International Affairs Council and Communities in Schools, North Carolina. He was an appointed Council member to the North Carolina Governor’s Innovation Council and the North Carolina Governor’s China Advisory Council, and an appointed member of the United Nations International Police Advisory Council. Frazier is an Eisenhower Fellow being named a Douglas Dillion distinction in 2012. His Eisenhower Fellowship included study in Australia, Korea, and New Zealand.

 

  • Nevin Grieve

    VP EMEA

    Based in London, Nevin is responsible for Wynyard's European, Middle East and African (EMEA) sales strategy. Nevin has a clear understanding of the challenges our clients face and has built a solid reputation in understanding the drivers and underlying needs for smart solutions. Before joining Wynyard, Nevin spent 18 months as Director Global Channel Sales for an AIM-listed start-up, where he developed and executed its worldwide reseller programme. Before this he held senior positions at Detica, most recently as Global Head of Government Markets Detica NetReveal where he led the sales and marketing activity of the Government markets globally.

 

  • Arun Raj

    VP Global Services

    As VP of Global Services Arun Raj is responsible for Wynyard's professional services and technical support globally, ensuring ongoing customer satisfaction and retention. Arun leads a global team of domain consultants and technologists specialising in Risk, Investigations and Crime Analytics across Government, Critical Infrastructure and Financial Services industries.


    Arun was previously VP Global Services for Wynyard Group’s risk management (Methodware) and investigations business units. Prior to joining Wynyard Group, Arun was Client Partner Financial Services for Cognizant and Program Manager at electronic payments specialist RS Software where he was responsible for service delivery of large technology services engagements using a global delivery model.

 

  • Jon Piercey

    VP APAC

    Jon Piercey is responsible for sales and developing new customers in the Asia Pacific region. Jon was previously VP Sales for Wynyard Group’s risk management (Methodware) and investigations business units. Jon has more than 20 years sales experience with leading software vendors and specialist knowledge in enterprise risk management. Prior to joining Methodware Jon was Business Development Manager for Cura Risk Management Software, and Australian Country Manager for Information Builders, a global business intelligence software provider.

 

 

 

 

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