Meet the TEAM
Webz are a small innovative team of qualified Software Developers, Designers, Copywriters, and our own Photographer. Guided by Directors Simon Black and Matt Hudson, our team has a long history in software development, project delivery and UX working in, for and alongside some of NZ’s largest banks, telcos and corporate technology organisations.
We believe in a balance of work and life - which means high importance is placed on effective processes - so we work smarter, not harder! We have a strong network of qualified service providers ready to expand our service delivery as and when its needed, giving us flexibility that works well for our clients.
Simon Black ~ Director (BSc, Dip Comp Sci)
Simon has been a business owner for over 20 years and has a background in large scale software delivery and corporate IT consultancy. He began developing the Webz framework software in 2007, winning the Electra Business Awards 'Owner Operator' category in 2013. He is also an active member of the Waikanae Fire Brigade.
Matt Hudson ~ Director (B.Com)
With an extensive background in Project/People Management and E-commerce, Matt is responsible for the daily running of Webz, while keeping an eye on the 'big picture'. He and his partner are kept busy with the development of a 16 lot subdivision in Kapiti, and any spare time is spent in the outdoors or online gaming.
Jeremy Ironside ~ Lead Developer (BInfSci - Comp Sci)
After graduating from Massey with a degree in Information Science, Jeremy became employee No. 1 and has been developing for Webz ever since. With a thorough knowledge of the platform and a knack for problem solving, Jeremy is the go-to expert for any development challenges.
Yvonne van Leeuwen ~ Business Development (BAppA)
Yvonne is the face of Webz. She liaises with our clients to get The Brief - and then pulls the content together with you. She guides the design process and keeps everyone on track. Professionally, Yvonne has a degree in Applied Arts, majoring in digital design, and is a photographer. In her spare time, she loves everything to do with the outdoors, and being with her family.
Jashon Brown ~ IT (BSc)
Jashon graduated from Victoria University in August 2017 with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science). Jashon’s passion for software development is driven from his love of video games and when not coding for clients, can be found playing in his band or surfing the local breaks.