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About Ambit

Josh Comrie

Josh Comrie | Chief Executive Officer

Josh is an experienced entrepreneur who founded Potentia: New Zealand's leading ICT recruitment brand, followed by Aspire Executive Search. Josh has overall responsibility for implementing strategy, leading organisational culture and working with Tim and Gareth to continually develop Ambit to deliver measurable results for clients. He oversees Ambit’s sales and marketing functions. As an experienced investor and director, Josh is focused on delivering stakeholder value for customers, partners, staff and investors. “Ambit is focused on delivering customer value, rather than simply selling technology. Our success is measured by that of our customers and partners.

Gareth Cronin

Gareth Cronin | Chief Technology Officer

Gareth is a senior technology leader who has created innovative solutions and built high-performing software development teams at some of New Zealand’s major software businesses. Gareth is responsible for defining, establishing and communicating Ambit’s technical vision and strategy. His focus is on ensuring that the platform is stable, scalable, meets customers’ needs, and can evolve over time. Gareth is constantly on the lookout for new tools, technologies, and techniques that can help keep the platform and customers’ businesses at the cutting edge. “With our seasoned leadership team and an energetic development and delivery team attuned to solving today’s most challenging business problems, we can flex our products and solutions to meet any customer’s needs.

Tim Warren

Tim Warren | Chief Operating Officer

Tim is a former developer and finance and technology executive. He has extensive business experience and a unique background, combining enterprise and software with executive leadership roles in financial services, including global brands. Tim runs the general day-to-day operations of the company, as well as contributing to customer acquisition and service delivery. Tim’s focus is on ensuring that Ambit’s customers are highly successful. “Our total focus on customer success means more value, lower cost, faster delivery and superior outcomes.”

James Hoseason

James Hoseason | Non-Executive Director

James is a highly motivated, capable and dedicated individual with over twenty years board experience in both domestic and international companies meeting the needs of complex organisations in a variety of both consumer and business-facing environments. James provides strategic oversight and governance for Ambit and takes pride in the delivery of quality outcomes, adding value to the business. "The ambit solution gives immediate, tangible, measurable cost savings the minute it starts working for you. Furthermore, our unique platform approach means every customer benefits every time we improve the platform. Ultimately, that means lower cost, faster delivery and superior outcomes.”

Nick Houldsworth

Nick Houldsworth | Non-Executive Director

Nick Houldsworth joins the Ambit board as a Non-Executive Director. In his day-job, Nick is the Executive General Manager, Ecosystem & Xero Learn. A self-described “app-a-holic” and co-host of the Xero Developer Podcast, Nick leads the team responsible for Xero’s Developer API and app marketplace. Before joining Xero, Nick was the first employee and CMO at Vend, a Xero partner, where he helped scale the business, and also led partnerships with companies including Apple, PayPal and Shopify. He holds a bachelor of Science from Auckland University of Technology, has owned several small businesses, and briefly played guitar in Scotland’s 2nd most popular folk band.