We help accounting firms meet their compliance obligations in a unified and integrated way
Connectworks takes the worry out of ongoing client management, with our online compliance management software.
Changing the game
Compliance management made easy, quick, and intuitive – giving accounting firms time back to do other things
A familiar leadership team
We're here to help
Our team loves to help accounting firms streamline their practices, and know that sometimes you just need a helping hand.
Speed up everyday compliance tasks
Our ‘workflows’ are streamlined processes that guide your team through everyday compliance tasks in a familiar and easy-to-follow manner. Workflows provide guardrails that help ensure your team is doing compliance correctly and efficiently.
Better, faster client management
With Connectworks you can bulk file annual returns, assemble document packs, and execute precedents more quickly with templates. Streamline client management, while making space to do more of what you love to do.
Collaborate more easily with clients
Connectworks allows different parties to work together on tasks to get things done more efficiently and with transparency – helping you build trust with clients. We make it easy for others to contribute on entities, to make sure things get done quickly, and correctly.
Meet the team
A team that understands accountants and tech.
Meet the leaders at Connectworks, their roles, their background and their experience.
Hamish is our Executive Chairman. He’s the lead investor in Connectworks, helps shape our future direction along with the rest of the leadership team.
He has a passion for using technology as a transformational enabler in the accounting industry. He wants to make the job of being an Accountant more enjoyable and assist Accountants to provide a better service to their customers. Hamish was a practicing accountant before he co-founded Xero. Hamish was pivotal in Xero's early growth where he helped shape the product and grew the customer base in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom principally by listening to and working with Accounting firms.
He is no longer a practicing accountant and instead manages his investments including direct involvement with a select few technology businesses, with Connectworks being his most important.
Darryl is our Strategic Advisor. He works with our team to set future direction and make strategic choices that help ensure we deliver the best outcomes for Connectworks and our customers.
Darryl is an experienced software entrepreneur, advisor, and investor. He was one of the original team at Xero, and later went on to found Atomic.io. He has served as an advisor to dozens of high-growth companies including Hatch and Goodnature and is an active investor in Storypark, Upstock, and Tapi. Darryl previously held leadership positions at BNZ, DNA Design, and Time Warner.
Darryl loves the outdoors, exercise, travel, science, puzzles, and hanging out with family.
Debbie is the Chief Financial Officer at Connectworks. She focuses on operational excellence and good financial discipline to achieve milestones and deliver results.
Debbie is a Chartered Accountant and has had various roles within public practice accounting businesses, internal finance, and more recently her focus has been on fast-growth SaaS businesses. Her experience includes a pivotal role in a fast-growing modern accounting business, extensive client-facing experience, team management, as well as being part of ownership and leadership teams.
Debbie is a keen snowboarding enthusiast in the winter and a mountain biker in the summer (we have snow and mountain bike trails on tap ⛰️), and when she's not doing that her two kids keep her moving.
Al is the Chief Revenue Officer at Connectworks. He is responsible for ensuring our marketing, sales, and customer success teams are continuously providing the right value to the right people within the accounting industry.
Al has been leading successful SaaS B2B and eCommerce companies within New Zealand and Europe for the last 15 years. Al is a people and systems thinker and finds his passion in solving complex problems alongside a motivated and happy team.
He is a self-proclaimed startup nerd, globe trotter, and the occasional surfer (when the Wellington wind allows 🌬️).
Amanda is our Chief Product Officer. She looks after all aspects of the Connectworks product, ensuring the product continues to bring value and delight to accounting firms as they look after their clients' entities.
Amanda is an experienced leader in the SaaS industry. She was the first product designer at Timely, growing their product design team and driving key aspects of how they grow and evolve the product for their customers. Previous to Timely, Amanda was at Southgate Labs – collaborating with a number of early-stage New Zealand startups, in addition to creating their own software products.
Amanda loves swimming, tennis, salsa dancing, and going on adventures with her two kids.
Adrian is our Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for Connectworks technology strategy and direction and growing the delivery team's capacity and culture.
Adrian is an experienced People and Technology Leader with a background in software engineering and solution architecture. Over the past few years, he has been helping Connectworks progress from an early startup to a company with significant growth potential.
Adrian is a keen table tennis and chess player and teaches piano in his spare time.
Matt is our Chief Operating Officer. He connects the dots across Connectworks (pun intended 😉) to ensure our aspirations and reality are aligned. Matt’s tasked with ensuring we’re running a lean business structured for sustainable success.
He is an experienced people and software product leader. He was an early employee at Xero, founding their partner consulting processes and leading multiple core functions of their product team. Matt coaches other leaders and is passionate about growing people and building strong teams.
Matt loves cycling, hiking, gaming, and hanging out with his kids.