Our Amazing Team

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Having a great team is the most important ingredient for any business and at SiteHost we have assembled a team that works hard each day to give you the best hosting experience possible. We have a very hands on approach so all team members have a wide range of skills and responsibilities - it's not unusual to see someone doing phone support, then helping install a server, before writing code.


Quintin is the Technical Director and co-founder of SiteHost. He comes from a development background and has spent the last 10 years becoming an expert in more technologies than we have room to list. Quintin now runs enough infrastructure to ensure that he rarely gets a good night sleep, but he still happily gets up at 3am to look after our customers’ servers. Quintin also has a keen interest in security which has seen him invited to speak at several conferences. When he’s not looking after the SiteHost infrastructure he likes to play football and has recently taken up squash.


Nathan co-founded SiteHost in 2004, and ever since then has been busy with the rapid growth. Having been tinkering with technology since he was knee-high in the grass, Nathan’s geekiness extends beyond computers and has accumulated experience in some quite varied disciplines along the way. His key focus areas are management, sales and procurement. In his limited spare time not occupied with work and his family, Nathan plays football and volunteers as a business mentor.


Albie manages to balance his time between development and operations work at SiteHost. Most of his day is spent deep in the backend systems getting his hands dirty. Before joining SiteHost, Albie worked on many things including Internet Kiosks, SIP Servers and some Embedded Programming. When he’s got time to spare he likes to listen to music and is a part time DJ.


Ben is a bit of a generalist at SiteHost, continuing the sort of role he previously held at Pitch, a small creative studio he co-founded. This means he works across development, design, support, and sales. When he’s not working he loves gaming, good food, being lazy and patting dogs.


Bruno joined SiteHost after working for a large corporate in Brazil doing monitoring and application support. Despite his Systems Information degree, he prefers the dynamics of sysadmin work and is always keen to try new technologies. When he’s not working or studying he makes time for gaming and watching Netflix until his wife forces him to leave the couch. Bruno is also yet another member of the SiteHost coffee fanatic club.


Dennis is a member of our operations team largely focusing on hardware. He spends most of his days putting together servers and testing various hardware for quality control purposes. Dennis has many talents and constantly impresses us with the tasks he takes on and the problems he can solve. In his spare time Dennis loves playing basketball, has a passion for gaming and is quite the cook.


Erik is part of our operations team and enjoys the challenge of troubleshooting tricky technical problems. Erik moved to New Zealand from Germany where he was working in IT Support after studying electrical engineering and computer science. In his free time he likes to brew beer, cook, do the occasional day tramp, plus take time to enjoy quirky movies and music.


James is a developer who we bravely rescued from the agency life, or so we like to think. He would probably say that rescued is debatable. When he’s not correcting our spelling or grammar (please report any mistakes on this website to him) he’s a bit of a gamer and huge movie and TV buff.


John is part of our operations team and has more than 10 years experience in development, system administration and project management, some very handy skills to have. He’s been using Linux since ’97, which is back when connecting to the internet involved hearing horrible beeping and screeching noises. When he’s not looking after our customers servers or optimising systems he enjoys cooking and exploring the outdoors.


Jean has been working in the industry for almost 10 years, starting as a developer but quickly changing focus to operations. This ended up with him running large scale infrastructure for big projects back in France. After a year of travelling around the world he has decided to settle down here in New Zealand and live the kiwi life. Rugby, diving and enjoying a beer in the sun now make up his favourite hobbies.


Kris is part of our development team at SiteHost. He spends most of his day working with PHP but likes to play with a wide range of languages and frameworks. He is comfortable running servers and spends some time in our operations team. When he’s not working he likes to produce music, watch ice hockey and get out of the city on the weekends.


Lyndon is part of our operations team and while he's one of the youngest people on staff don't let that fool you. After finishing his studies Lyndon joined a tertiary training institute as an IT Tutor and Network Administrator. Lyndon spends his spare time being a total geek, one of his hobbies is making sure his computers are as hard to use as possible.


Mike provides accounts support to our clients keeping everyone happy by putting his excellent customer service skills to use. He also plays a large role in making sure the SiteHost office is running smoothly. Prior to joining SiteHost Mike has worked for Navman Wireless and Orcon Internet. In his spare time he likes to paint models and play Airsoft.


Shelby joined us shortly after graduating from the University of Otago with a degree in Computer Science. Shelby is a keen problem solver and enjoys being handed complex problems to tackle. He can usually be found in the office solving these problems by writing object-oriented code, having worked with PHP and Java in the past. In his spare time Shelby likes to play games, practice photography and learn about new technology. Plus he has a knack for collecting and restoring retro computers, his favourite being his Power Mac G4 Cube.


Tom has been in the hosting industry for nearly 10 years now, which basically makes him a battle hardened veteran. He is passionate about new server solutions, big platforms, and anything where he can get stuck in and his hands dirty. In his free time he likes to tinker with his 105 year old boat, get active by running, mountain biking or rock climbing. Whenever he gets the opportunity he also likes to travel to interesting and exotic places.


Tommy joined SiteHost after graduating from the University of Auckland with an honours degree in Software Engineering. You'd probably find him in the Operations room trying to solve problems or in the kitchen making the perfect coffee. In his spare time Tommy likes to play games and football in the weekend or stay in bed and watch TV shows all day.

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These guys are doing it right. - “@aurynn: Sitehost: Zero to all done in an hour or so. Number of humans I had to wait on: Zero.”

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