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About Ambit

Tim Warren

Tim Warren | Chief Executive 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. As CEO, Tim is focused on the health of the business, the health of the Ambit team, and the health and continued success of our customers. “Our collective focus on customer success means more value, lower cost, faster delivery and superior outcomes for all.”

Nick Houldsworth

Nick Houldsworth | Chairman

Nick Houldsworth is an independent director and chairman of the Ambit board. In his day-job, Nick is the Executive General Manager - Xero Ecosystem, leading product and technology teams responsible for Xero’s Developer API, app marketplace and partner ecosystem. Before joining Xero, Nick was the first employee and CMO at Vend, where he helped scale the business, and also led partnerships with Apple, PayPal and Shopify and many others. He is an investor/advisor to a portfolio of NZ founded startups including Redshield, Tradify, and Pocketful. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Auckland University of Technology, has owned several small businesses, and briefly played guitar in Scotland’s second most popular folk band.

Josh Comrie

Josh Comrie | Non-Executive Director

Having been the founding CEO for the first three years of Ambit's existence, Josh is now a Non-Executive Director at Ambit. Prior to forming Ambit, Josh was an experienced entrepreneur who founded Potentia: New Zealand's leading ICT recruitment brand, followed by Aspire Executive Search. With a passion for the development of people, Josh provides coaching and support Ambit's senior leadership team.

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 platform 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.”

Ngaio Merrick

Ngaio Merrick | Board Member

Enthusiastic and curious, Ngaio is passionate about people reaching their full potential. She firmly believes the greatest skill any-one can have is in asking the right questions rather than having the answers. An experienced Director for early stage companies, Ngaio brings strategy, governance, mentoring and support to the Ambit team in their growth phase.

Gareth Cronin

Gareth Cronin | Advisor

Gareth is currently the Executive General Manager for Practice at Xero, the cloud accounting software success story and is an Advisor to the Ambit board. He is a senior technology leader who has created innovative solutions and built high-performing software development teams at some of New Zealand’s most demanding technology businesses. Gareth advises Ambit on product and technology vision and strategy.

Atin Batra

Atin Batra | Advisor

Atin is the Founder & General Partner at Twenty Seven Ventures (27V), a Venture Capital firm investing in early-stage EdTech and Future of Work startups across the world. 27V looks for entrepreneurs with an overwhelming drive to build a business that not only creates shareholder value but also leaves a positive impact on our fragile world. Most recently, he was a Principal at the global Venture Capital firm Q Venture Partners, where he helped invest in Deep Tech & connected Hardware startups in North America. Prior to that, he led Hong Kong's first corporate accelerator. Originally from India, Atin spends his weekends (and some weekdays) trail running Hong Kong’s beautiful country parks.