Thinkers, innovators, cyclists, climbers, foodies.

Founding partners

  • Carl Penwarden

    Carl Penwarden

    Sales Director, BE

    With a background in Customer Relationship Management and IT Product Development, Carl is skilled at listening to clients, and understanding their ideas. With a plan formed, he makes things happen. Carl understands the complexities of application development, and customers’ needs for tangible and rapid outcomes from investment. He enjoys leading, motivating and engaging the Abletech team.

  • Nigel Ramsay

    Nigel Ramsay

    Managing Director, MTech (Hons)

    Extensive experience in analysing customers’ needs, and changing technologies, gives Nigel the acumen, and understanding that customers come back for. He continues to code software alongside his teams, and he values customer input throughout the development process. This results in cost-effective outcomes of the highest quality.

  • Marcus Baguley

    Marcus Baguley

    Technical Director, MSc (Hons)

    As an architect or systems designer, agile project manager or team mentor, Marcus works with solutions from beginning-to-end and is never too far away from code. He’s been deploying successful systems worldwide since 1992 and ensures Abletech customers receive outstanding solutions, swiftly.

The rest of the gang

  • Alexandre Barret

    Alexandre Barret

    Technical Consultant, MSc

    Alexandre graduated from Enspiral Dev Academy in 2015 and he also has a degree in Engineering. He loves creating robust and tested applications using Ruby on Rails. When he’s not coding, you’ll find him on the dance floor lindy hopping or tinkering with Internet of Things projects.

  • Andrew Pett

    Andrew Pett

    Technical Consultant, BSc

    Andrew studied Computer Science at Victoria University. He enjoys tackling the challenges and responsibilities of back-end and front-end web development, and has a particular place in his heart for Elixir right now. Previously Andrew worked remotely from Canada and enjoyed exploring that part of the world.

  • Cameron Fowler

    Cameron Fowler

    Technical Consultant, BE

    Cameron majored in Software Engineering at Victoria University and enjoys working with Rails and Vim. He has solved problems using technologies ranging from geospatial databases, to billing engines to single-page mobile friendly interfaces. When he’s not in front of the computer he’s often mixing sound in some of Wellington’s biggest indoor concert venues, rock climbing, or playing squash.

  • David Oram

    David Oram

    Customer and Technical Lead, BSc

    David has worked as a Software Engineer for over 25yrs. He understands how to bring new value to a business through a combination of technology and process. Dave likes to work collaboratively with clients, to understand their needs, then design and build solutions providing real business utility. He also enjoys building good team culture, through mentoring and team leadership roles. In his spare time David enjoys watching his boys play sport, and getting outdoors with his family.

  • Dawn Richardson

    Dawn Richardson

    Technical Consultant, BSc

    Dawn graduated from Victoria University with a double degree in Computer Science and Finance. She has experience with Ruby, Elixir and Javascript. Dawn loves working across all areas of the technology stack. Dawn is a previous organiser of Wellington Ruby Girls events and is passionate about using technology for positive social impact. Dawn is currently based out of Vancouver, Canada where she works remotely for Abletech and spends her weekends adventuring; rock climbing, snowboarding and paragliding.

  • Fiona Sanggang

    Fiona Sanggang

    Technical Consultant, BSc, DipGrad

    Fiona initially studied Biochemistry at Massey University and worked for AgResearch in Dunedin. She became interested in Bioinformatics and this led to a postgraduate diploma in Computer Science from Otago University. Fiona loves the way there's always something new to learn. Outside of work Fiona enjoys going to the gym, knitting and baking.

  • Jo Wilson

    Jo Wilson

    Communications, BA, DipTchg

    With a background in broadcasting and teaching, Jo brings a variety of skills to the Abletech team. She writes content for web or mobile applications, and enjoys any form of communication. Jo enjoys going on beach and camping adventures with her family.

  • Jordan Carter

    Jordan Carter

    Technical Consultant, BInfSc

    With extensive experience with Ruby on Rails, Jordan has provided solutions for customers ranging from startups to government ministries. He majored in Computer Science at Massey University and joined Abletech in 2011. Jordan is interested in artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous flight, Wellington’s great coffee, and even better boutique beer.

  • Joseph Leniston

    Joseph Leniston

    Technical Consultant, BBI

    Joseph has many years of development experience. He has worked with Ruby on Rails, Java in Enterprise, and on Android. He enjoys utilising new technologies to help businesses achieve their goals. Outside of work he likes walks around Zealandia, and the Orongorongo River in the Remutaka Forest Park. He likes good coffee or locally brewed beer.

  • Kalo Pilato

    Kalo Pilato

    Technical Consultant, BSc

    With a background in IT Account Management and Audio Engineering, Kalo has always had a keen enthusiasm for emerging technologies. He studied Computer Science at Victoria University, and is particularly interested in Android development, the Internet of Things, and Ruby on Rails. When he’s not in the office you can find Kalo exploring Wellington’s mountain bike trails, tinkering with Arduinos, or enjoying a local brew in his music studio.

  • Kate Norquay

    Kate Norquay

    Technical Consultant

    Kate graduated from Enspiral Dev Academy in 2016 after being introduced to coding while on an OE in South America. She has a degree in Media Studies, Film and Theatre and is trained in TESOL. Kate interned with Abletech before joining the team permanently. She has enjoyed up-skilling with the Rapid Projects team and gaining experience in front-end development. Kate enjoys theatre, Javascript, reality TV, travel, pizza, and her trusty puffer jacket.

  • Matt Lee

    Matt Lee

    Technical Consultant, BE (Hons)

    Matt has a BE(Hons) in Software Engineering from Victoria University. He enjoys full-stack development, project management and machine learning. Matt has experience with coding in Java, Ruby and Elixir. He enjoys learning about anything AI related, new web frameworks, and developing web applications. In his spare time, Matt enjoys going for walks around Wellington, skiing, and travelling.

  • Matt Ramsay

    Matt Ramsay

    Product Manager, BPharm

    Matt has a strong focus on customer support and improving the value customers get from Abletech’s products. He spearheads strategies for refining our Software as a Service to best meet customers’ needs. Matt likes travelling, he also enjoys sport and photography.

  • Naiki Pohe

    Naiki Pohe

    Technical Consultant, BSc

    Naiki joined the team after a Summer of Tech internship in 2012 and has worked on many internal and external client projects. She’s great at understanding the need for functional yet visually appealing solutions. In her spare time she’s trying to top the Fitbit leaderboard by getting outdoors with family and friends.

  • Natalie Ferguson

    Natalie Ferguson

    Interaction and Web Designer

    Natalie’s company Decisive Flow has an impressive history of working with many companies the world over. Decisive Flow shares offices with Abletech and they are one of Abletech’s key business partners. She enjoys designing interfaces to meet the unique goals of each business.

  • Oliver Greenaway

    Oliver Greenaway

    Technical Consultant, BSc

    Oliver studied Computer Science at Victoria University. He initially joined the Abletech team as a Summer Intern and has continued to work with the team showing a keen interest in back-end Rails development. In his free time Oliver enjoys being in the outdoors, especially skydiving, rock climbing, and skiing.

  • Pam Ramsay

    Pam Ramsay

    Accounts, BEd, DipTchg

    Pam’s been part of the Abletech team since the very beginning and works behind the scenes keeping all the company records in order. She manages administrative systems and keeps operations in full swing. Her family’s favourite Wellington spots include Otari Bush and Scorching Bay.

  • Sam Gard

    Sam Gard

    Technical Consultant, BDI

    Sam graduated from Victoria University with a degree in Media Design. Before joining the team permanently, Sam interned with Abletech and made significant improvements to the AED Locations web app. Her interests lie in front-end development and UI/UX design. In her spare time Sam enjoys a number of sports including football and handball, and has represented NZ in the latter.

  • Santosh Mani

    Santosh Mani

    Technical Consultant, BSc

    Having started his career as an Instructional Designer creating multimedia learning content, Santosh moved on to Java/J2EE and then Ruby on Rails development. With close to 20 years in the public and private sectors, Santosh brings a breadth of industry experience with a passion for code quality. He thrives in agile environments, working on projects that deliver impactful customer experiences. He enjoys playing tennis, reading, and travelling.

  • Suzanne Jones

    Suzanne Jones

    Delivery lead

    Suzanne has extensive experience working with software development teams as a Business Analyst and Delivery Lead. When Suzanne’s not in the office she is shanking a golf ball around the golf course, failing miserably at being pack leader to her dogs, and planning her next trip.

  • Tania Walker

    Tania Walker

    Technical Consultant, BE (Hons)

    Tania studied Software Engineering at Victoria University and graduated with First-class Honours. She is a certified AWS developer associate. She loves learning emerging tech like React and GraphQL. Whilst living in Wellington, she organised a number of Rails Girls events. Tania is currently working remotely for Abletech from Manchester, United Kingdom and is loving being able to balance her work life with travelling Europe with her husband. In her spare time she enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, bargain hunting, exploring the new surroundings and spending time with family and friends.

  • Tim Williams

    Tim Williams

    Front-end Intern, BSc

    Tim majored in Computer Science at Victoria University, and collaborated on building a popular hospitality app, before joining the Abletech team. He works for clients and on in-house apps. Tim is interested in Arduinos and music production software. He also enjoys mountain biking and tramping.

  • Tracey Norrish

    Tracey Norrish

    Technical Consultant, BSc, PGCertPH, BA (Hons)

    Tracey brings a wealth of experience to each project. She majored in Computer Science at the University of Otago. Tracey enjoys solving complex problems with Ruby and tinkering with other languages. She loves living in Wellington where the coffee’s hot, the beer is cold and there’s running and mountain biking trails right outside the window.

  • You?

    You?

    You are an innovative thinker who sees the big picture but you also have an eye for detail. You are keen on web and mobile development. So what are you waiting for?

Join us, we’d love to have you!

Life at Abletech involves constantly evolving by sharing knowledge, problem-solving, and having fun. We’re a versatile bunch with a diverse range of skills.

We are always looking to hire like-minded people, so if you think you’d be a good fit, we’d love to hear from you!

Some of our favourite technologies

  • Ruby on Rails
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • Android
  • Apple
  • Google Maps
  • React
  • Angular
  • Elixir
  • Node.js
  • Cloud AWS