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

CEO

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

Jen McKay

Client Services Director

I love helping clients have  “ah hah” moments. Travel, family and good friends make my heart sing.

Andre Clarke

Commercial Director

“When not spending time with my family I can be found casting a fly on the mighty Tongariro river, cooking, sampling a good wine and reading Sci Fi. And I still want to be an astronaut.”

Paul Ardin

National Manager

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

Mike Russell

Wellington Manager

What do I love.  My family and friends.  People and places.  To eat and to drink.  And living in the best little Capital in the World!

Aimee Harper

Sales Support

What is my passion? I love to spend my days painting in my studio! I’m also one that truly enjoys surrounding myself with great company, good food and exceptional wine!

Marelize duPlessis

Sales Support

Follow what sets your soul on fire, like culture, cuisine, countries and authentic connections. Oh – and Bubbles!

Kelly Millea

Client Services Specialist

Loves travelling, socialising and keeping fit  – especially when it means meeting new people and having fun!

Louise Hill

Client Services Specialist

My buzz is balance…and seeing the world through a child’s eyes with my gorgeous girl.

Richard Stone

Client Services Specialist

Travel, beaches, and enjoying the beautiful scenery in New Zealand, but most of all being with my family

Kelsey Hoare

Client Services – Administrator

Wine and cheese lover → organisation queen → reading and outdoors enthusiast  → driven to help

Henna Tirkkonen

Digital Communications Manager

Self-confessed food and wine lover who loves hot Hawke's Bay summer days.

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!

Carole Campbell

Finance Administrator

Happiness for me is about being with family, friends and travelling to new places!

Craig Whitcombe

Product Manager

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

Alex Brodianoi

Full-Stack Developer

Happiness for me? Gaming. Web development. 

Hely Lopes

Product Designer Lead

Design, cycling, wine, travelling, photography, wine, tattoos, avo and good cheese. Did I say wine?

Dave Robertson

Lead Software Architect

There are threes C's in Succcess, Code, Coffee and Craft Beer.

Angel Rajan

QA Analyst

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

Mitchell Warr

Ui Developer

At my best when I'm tweaking art, painting designs, or polishing drawings.

Brian Springer

Software Developer

Developing software and fixing bugs. Whether I made those bugs is irrelevant.

Rachel Kreegher

Product Owner

I love the incredible beauty that surrounds us,  good friends, good food, good health and a good night’s sleep

Briar Moir

Research Manager

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

Ian Richards

Senior Consultant

Helping people make the most of life, music, the sea and No1 my amazing girls