Thinkers, innovators, cyclists, climbers, foodies.

Founding partners

  • Carl Penwarden

    Carl Penwarden

    Board Chair, BE

    Before taking up the Board Chair position, Carl served as Abletech's Managing Director. His perceptive skills in customer relationship management and IT product development helped to grow the business into the successful position it now enjoys. Under Carl's leadership the Abletech Board has an effective governance culture, and the board and management are strongly connected.

  • Nigel Ramsay

    Nigel Ramsay

    Technical 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 Sales Consultant, BE

    With a background in Software Engineering, Cameron draws from his vast knowledge of development as he designs the best possible solution for clients. He is results focused and puts clients first. Cameron is a skilled communicator and seeks to fully understand clients' needs so he can tailor the best plan for each one.

  • Cass Guinut

    Cass Guinut

    Technical Consultant

    Cass discovered code in 2018 and has loved it ever since. She graduated from Enspiral Dev Academy in 2019 and hopes to use her skills to help empower women and solve problems related to sustainability and equality. Cass is passionate about rock climbing, all things food, travelling and learning new languages.

  • Christine Garrett

    Christine Garrett

    Accountant, BCA, CA

    Christine is Xero and MYOB Certified. She works (part-time) making sure suppliers are paid, customers are invoiced and month-end reports are generated. Christine's favourite walks are up Mt Kaukau and in the Otari/Wilton reserve.

  • 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.

  • Dylan Hoefsloot

    Dylan Hoefsloot

    Technical Consultant, BSc

    Dylan studied Computer Science and Computer Graphics at Victoria University. He enjoys full-stack development and designing elegant solutions. Dylan has experience with coding in Java, Ruby, C and C++. He enjoys learning about modern programming languages, emerging technologies, and compiler design. In his spare time, Dylan enjoys eating sushi and rewatching The Office.

  • Elizabeth Miller

    Elizabeth Miller

    Digital Project Manager, BA, EMBA

    Elizabeth has extensive experience working with software teams as a Business Analyst, Delivery Lead and more recently a Technical Product Owner. Outside of work Elizabeth can be found running around Wellington’s south coast or learning to cook different cuisines from around the world.

  • Erik Ferčák

    Erik Ferčák

    Technical Consultant

    Erik has extensive experience with a wide range of development tools including PHP and Ruby. He enjoys a variety of roles from tech lead to devops and everything in between. When he's away from the keyboard Erik likes bouldering and travelling.

  • 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.

  • Janna Dela Cruz

    Janna Dela Cruz

    Technical Consultant, BSc

    With a degree in Computer Science and years of experience coding in C#, Python, Elixir and JavaScript, Janna loves developing software. Through design, development and deployment, she enjoys making software fast, automated and scalable. Originally from the Philippines, Janna enjoys NZ's outdoors, baking and reading crime novels.

  • Jo Wilson

    Jo Wilson

    Communications, BA, DipTchg

    With over 30 years' experience in media and communication, Jo brings valuable skills and knowledge to the Abletech team. She handles both internal and external communication, all modes and channels, and plays an active role in fostering team values and culture. Jo loves living in Wellington where the beaches are close and the screen industry is world-class.

  • 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 Lead, BBI

    Joseph has many years of development experience. He has worked with Ruby on Rails, Elixir, JavaScript, and Swift on iOS. He enjoys helping businesses achieve great results with our skilled development team. Outside of work he likes bush walks with his kids, and mountain biking at Makara Peak. 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, BA

    Kate graduated from Enspiral Dev Academy in 2016 after being introduced to coding while on an OE in South America. She has been working as a front-end developer for Abletech ever since. Kate also has a degree in Media Studies and Film and a certificate in Graphic Design. She loves working in Javascript, React and UX/UI design to create the best possible user experience. Outside of work Kate enjoys watching theatre, running and eating french fries.

  • 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.

  • Michelle Harvey

    Michelle Harvey

    General Manager

    Michelle optimises Abletech's business operations by connecting the directors, board, clients and team. Under Michelle's sound leadership the team maintains the high level of reliable service that Abletech is renowned for. Michelle has extensive senior management experience in banking and finance. When she's not inspiring and leading the team, Michelle enjoys yoga and travel.

  • 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 whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, and skiing.

  • Pam Ramsay

    Pam Ramsay

    Payroll & Share Plan Co-ordinator, BEd, Dip Tchg

    Pam’s been part of the Abletech team since the very beginning and works behind-the-scenes keeping everything in order. She is responsible for our payroll processes. Pam enjoys the outdoors and her family’s favourite Wellington spots include Otari, Zealandia 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.

  • Shane Mingins

    Shane Mingins

    Technical Consultant

    Shane has extensive experience in software development, in various languages, technologies and domains. Shane is an excellent communicator and is passionate about producing high quality software that meets the needs of customers.

  • 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. Tania currently works part-time and balances this with childcare.

  • Tim Williams

    Tim Williams

    Technical Consultant, 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 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