Our Mission

A while back, we noticed a curious thing.

We were hearing a lot of chat about ‘distributed leadership’ and the need to give people a greater voice in business decisions, but precious little action to back it up. From what we could see, most businesses were still using a command-and-control approach - missing a huge opportunity to leverage the expertise inside their business.

It got us thinking. We did some digging, and it turned out leaders weren’t just paying lip service to the idea of involving their teams - they just didn’t have the tools to do it.

CEO’s told us they wanted a way to measure what really matters according to solid, up-to-the-minute research. It would need to help them quickly identify new opportunities and threats. Finally, it had to come with full support, so that managers at all levels of the business would use it confidently, as often as needed - building a culture of continuous improvement. And so AskYourTeam was born.

We’ve developed a system that allows you to uncover the knowledge held at all levels of your business. It builds strong, accountable leaders and positive, productive teams. Most importantly, it drives measurable success.

Don't guess - ask.
Who is behind AYT?

Our Team

Chris O’Reilly


When not working on business strategies its paua strategies at a secret beach with my boys

Jo Dowley


I am passionate about ‘F’s’; Family, Friends, Food (especially curries), having Fun and my Faith

Paul Ardin

National Manager

Paul’s passion (after helping organisations transition from Good to Great) is anything with adrenalin….ski’s optional!

Sarah Montford

Customer Success Specialist

Passionate about helping those in need | Coffee Addict | Ambitious | Grammar Queen

Craig Whitcombe

Product Manager

Busy building software that makes people awesome. Often eating while doing so.

Finn Young


Happiness for me? Gaming. Web development.  Vaping.

James Tamarapa

Business Analyst

Jack of all trades, master of none | Fried chicken fan

Michelle Marotta

Company Accountant

An outgoing and social person who enjoys good wine, food and music…not necessarily in that order!

Henna Tirkkonen

Digital Communications Manager

Self-confessed food and wine lover who’s madly in love with the gorgeous sunny Hawke’s Bay summer days.

Mike Russell

Wellington Manager

Jude Manuel

Senior Partnership Manager

I have a favourite breed of dog – you’ll never guess what it is!

Angel Rajan

QA Analyst

Reading is my favourite hobby.  I love to cook and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Rhema Nantham

Customer Success Specialist

Passions include: developing young women for leadership, knowledge expansion, whānau fun time, chicken nuggets.

Hely Lopes

Product Designer Lead

Passionate about design, cycling, travelling, photography, wine, tattoos, coffee and good cheese.

Briar Moir

Customer Success Specialist

I’m curious, conscientious and driven to make a difference…. After that it’s garden, golf, family and friends.