Jack Gordon-Crosby DipBus
Managing Director - OptiFleet & BestCar
Jack began his working life as an advanced trade certified automotive engineer before completing a diploma in business studies, with a view to applying his detailed vehicle knowledge to the business world. He led the vehicle division for one of New Zealand's biggest group-buying organisations from 1997 - 2011 and during this time took the business unit from transactional vehicle brokerage to a best-practice driven fleet sourcing partner for Government, corporate clients and SMEs. As our Managing Director BestCar, Jack's primary focus is on the delivery and development of our online vehicle sourcing services. As product and market specialists, his team are trained on how to test the true fit for purpose requirements of our clients and ensure they are connected with the products and suppliers who can fulfil these requirements. Jack's impeccable knowledge of the NZ motor vehicle industry, matched with his frank and enthusiastic demeanour have helped to establish his position as a trusted advisor to many of New Zealand's most prominent fleets.
GM - Operations & Communications
Holly comes from a strong and varied sales and client service background paired with an excellent grasp of procurement and fleet management disciplines. Her role prior to OptiFleet, centred on helping clients to leverage their investment in buying-group membership fees - reducing their business risk and expenditure. As OptiFleet's Operations and Communications manager, Holly's whole focus is on making it easy for your business to work with ours, and to keep you abreast of industry changes that may affect you. Holly is also responsible for the day to day business operations and the delivery of social and marketing communications for both OptiFleet and BestCar's upcoming innovations. If you have any ideas for how we can improve our service to you, Holly would love to hear from you.
Nathan's exposure to technology started at a young age, kicking off when his father purchased an IBM PS/2 for his insurance business, back in the 80s. Leaving school at 17, Nathan finished his Bachelor of Information Systems degree at 20, the youngest in his graduating year. Majoring in software development, this started Nathan's interest in how software and technology can automate and speed up otherwise complex, manual business processes. Nathan's responsibilities at OptiFleet include the day to day running of the BestCar systems, as well as seeing how new developments in technology can improve the current platform.
Jane joined OptiFleet in 2016 as a consultant analyst. Her diverse career has included stints as a road safety engineer, software programmer and test analyst, but she now specialises in business analysis. Jane manages to combine an analytical mind with strong communication skills and a love of clear, concise writing. At OptiFleet, she works on the fleet consultation side of the business.
Lead Data Analyst
Rob's diverse career started out with a decade of owning and running a fast food business. He quickly learnt that in this low margin cut-throat world the value of good business systems and accurate information was essential for success. Leaving the hospitality world behind, Rob's applied his love of data and analysis to several industries providing insights for his clients. Rob's mantra is "if you can measure it, you can manage it". When not crunching numbers, Rob enjoys camping and motorsports.
Lead Software Engineer
Richard is a software engineer with a bachelor's degree in Information Systems with over 10 years' experience in the IT industry. Over the last 10 years he has worked in a wide range of industries from Point of Sales to GPS telematics. He has been involved in a number of successful start-up businesses with customers spanning the globe. Richard started working with OptiFleet in 2012 to assist in the delivery of our highly specialised government procurement vehicle platform. When he is not in our Wellington office Richard lives in Tauranga with his wife Kate.