Having already co-founded and successfully exited a subscription-based start-up in the UK, Matt founded Oxygen Advisors in 2014. After moving back to New Zealand, Matt quickly saw that many high-growth companies here either didn’t have the capacity or the capability to manage their internal finance functions - and the genesis of the Oxygen Advisors idea grew organically from there. Matt qualified as a Chartered Accountant through PwC, but has spent the last 11 years working within or alongside some of New Zealand’s most exciting high-growth companies.
As a qualified Chartered Accountant, Luke started his career with KPMG before moving to commercial roles with Spark, Lion and Skycity. His work has always been focused on start-ups, new product development and innovation teams. Luke also gained SaaS experience with Vend and completed a Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (MCE) at the University of Auckland, before joining the Oxygen team in 2018.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant through KPMG, Chris spent a number of years working in finance teams within the advertising industry. His work took him across the globe to Europe, where he spent five years working in various media agencies in London. After moving home to New Zealand, Chris was ready for a change in direction so joined the Oxygen team where he thrives on the variety that his role as a vCFO offers. In particular Chris enjoys meeting different entrepreneurs and supporting them as they grow their companies.
Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant through Ernst & Young, Megan moved into the Corporate Travel division of Flight Centre. Megan then expanded her corporate experience, spending four years at Standard Bank, based in London. After moving home to New Zealand, Megan joined Oxygen Advisors, where she is now an integral part of the team.
After graduating with honours from the University of Auckland in 2015, Joanna joined Fonterra’s Business Graduate programme, working in the Group Finance and Supply Chain Commercial divisions. In 2016, Joanna took on the challenging yet rewarding role of motherhood, which saw her leave the corporate world. Returning to work, Joanna focused on tax and small business advisory. Still balancing her career with her busy home life, Joanna joined the Oxygen team in 2018 as a Management Accountant.
Taking the leap into the unknown world of high-growth startups five years ago, Amy was the first finance team hire under the CFO at Vend. Amy was soon responsible for everything from day-to-day accounts admin and payroll to running new systems and processes, across Vend’s four offices globally. This experience set Amy up with startup-specific knowledge along with the problem solving skills required to fix triage issues within a global startup. Amy loves the pace, excitement and challenges that a high-growth environment offers.