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Pentech People: Our Network Professionals

Ty Kahu – Managing Director

As the Managing Director for Pentech, Ty is responsible for setting the company’s direction and strategy. He also oversees Pentechs operations management processes, ensuring he understands the business across the board.

His technical background is tempered with business acumen and he uses these skills to empower Pentech people to deliver company goals and fulfill customer expectations. When not bouncing around new ideas and resources, he’ll most likely be found coaching on the volleyball court.

Haydn Price – Sales Director

Haydn is relationship-focused, naturally friendly and a genuine customer advocate. His background includes operations, network engineering, sales, account management, consulting and management. He’s worked in the ICT industry for more than 35 years and is driven to provide outstanding customer service. He also drives a pretty mean golf ball in his spare time.

Chris O’Kane – Business Manager

Chris is a professional sales person due to both his extensive experience and formal training by the Sales Academy while at TelstraClear and Gen-i. Important to Chris is his credibility, capability and honesty, so these values are the foundation of his relationship with clients. Outside interests include developing his lifestyle block.

Bishwa Sharma – Senior Technical Consultant

Bishwa is our Senior Technical Consultant but we know him as Mr Trouble Shooter. With more than 20 years network engineering experience behind him in companies such as IBM and Logical Networks and a CCIE qualification, he is highly respected in the industry. Customer-focused, friendly and responsive, he loves a challenge and there’s hardly a fault that he can’t fix. And Bishwa’s also a high flyer outside of work having gained his pilot’s licence.

Jan Schoenfelder – Network Consultant

Since arriving in NZ in 2006, Jan has worked on large enterprise networks, network design, consultancy and engineering. Prior to that, his 20 years of experience included working for IBM in Germany. He is also a Cisco certified trainer. Jan also branches out to the great outdoors when not working and is another 4WD enthusiast.

Chris Geenty – Office Manager

Chris keeps the office running smoothly and efficiently. She is in charge of all things administrative, sales support and general office management. Outside of work, she’s found on a netball court or a mountain bike.

Paul Duxfield – General Manager BIZview

Paul has held various technical, consulting and management positions in the networking field during the last 25+ years. His experience is focused on network strategy, design and security – areas which suit Paul’s analytical and enquiring mind perfectly. He is also constantly looking to maximise business value from telecommunications networks. Free time is spent enjoying off-road motorbiking.

Liam Close – Network Engineer

Liam is passionate about delivering solutions that work for the long term. His customer-friendly approach comes from his background in enterprise support. He has studied both information security and networking, providing a well-rounded analytical approach to communications. His ability to quickly understand new technologies ensures that he is constantly striving to diversify his skill set. In his spare time, Liam pursues his interests in all things sports.