ABOUT US - Bizdom Business Coaching Hawkes Bay Wellington & Hawkes Bay

Who
are
we?

We’re a little different to your average accounting practice. That’s because we do much more than balance your books and file your tax returns. We help you work smarter, not harder, to build a life you love, on your terms. We keep your goals at the heart of everything we do, and use the wisdom we’ve gained through building businesses ourselves to help you achieve them.

We’re not a big corporate consultancy. We are a boutique, specialist professional services firm, and we proudly keep things personal.

THE VALUES THAT DRIVE US.

  • FAMILY FIRST Flexing to the needs of our home, work and client families
  • INNOVATIVE Industry leading, setting best practice
  • PASSION We do what we love and love what we do
  • EMPATHY We listen, we care, we understand - with heart and backbone
  • RESPECT Awareness of people - their time, differences, beliefs and values

Our people

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MARK GREER. PRINCIPAL

06 281 2745 B.Com(hons), CA, CPP, MIoD

From a rural Hawke’s Bay family background, Mark is certainly not your typical Chartered Accountant. With a career founded on an honours degree in accounting and commercial banking, Mark now works closely with businesses daily. His CV includes a proven track record of building businesses nationwide through strategic thinking and focused execution, with his success grounded in an understanding of the real-life challenges they face.

To Mark, a great business delivers the three freedoms – Time Freedom, Mind Freedom and Financial Freedom. Within the numbers, Mark can see potential begging to be developed. He helps these businesses progress from crawling to walking, then running to flying. He helps people make smarter decisions, putting achievable goals in place and holding clients accountable as they work towards building a better business.

Not only is he a self-made man, but he’s also a thought leader who has helped many other business owners achieve their financial and life goals.
Mark lives and breathes the core values developed within his business, Bizdom – the first of which is ‘Family First’.

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mark@bizdom.co.nz
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06 281 2745
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0275 441 101
I’m not content with keeping clients’ financials in order, because within the numbers I see the potential that’s just begging to be developed. With Bizdom I’m helping businesses to progress from crawling, to walking, to running, to flying. MARK GREER.
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CHRISTINE SINGH. PRINCIPAL

BCom/B.Sc, CA

Christine is passionate about helping people achieve their goals. She studied at Victoria University doing a conjoint degree majoring in Accounting, Tax and Biotechnology. She joins us after 5 years experience in a Chartered Accountancy firm leading a team of accountants and working closely with ambitious business owners to help grow their business.

Outside of work Christine enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with her new Chocolate Lab, Turk.

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christine@bizdom.co.nz
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04 595 4972
I enjoy talking about net worth tracking, personal wealth creation and achieving financial freedom. I get a real kick out of improving a client’s financial position. CHRISTINE SINGH.
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LESLEY PATCHELL. PRINCIPAL

CA

Helping business owners to become what they always wanted to be is Lesley’s reason for being. Her career includes nearly 20 years in public practice chartered accountancy firms, so there’s no commercial situation that’s beyond her experience. Lesley has a close eye for detail and is an experienced business coach who understands how to get the best out of people using empathy and proven coaching techniques. These skills, coupled with a technical tax and accounting background, make her a valuable asset for Bizdom’s clients.

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lesley@bizdom.co.nz
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04 595 4971
Helping people to understand where they are, then plot a course to be in a better place in five years’ time is my greatest satisfaction. LESLEY PATCHELL.
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NICOLE TAANE. Business Manager

BBS, ACA

Nicole joins the team at Bizdom as their newly appointed Business Manager.
Nicole’s accounting career spans over 12 years working for two local Hawkes Bay CA firms. She has graduated from Open Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting, and has recently completed her requirements to become an Associate Chartered Accountant.

With an extensive background as a Senior Accountant, Nicole is able to meet the needs of her clients with a broad knowledge of both business and accounting. Her passion to help businesses thrive and achieve their goals make her an asset to the team. Along with good attention to detail and time management, Nicole also has experience with training and mentoring other Accountants.

In her spare time Nicole loves to spend time with her two children and Husband in sunny Hawkes Bay.

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nicole@bizdom.co.nz
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06 281 2746
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TALIA SMITH. TEAM LEADER

ACA

Talia is an Associate Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in local Chartered Accounting firms teamed up with a 5-year stint working in finance overseas.  She is a born and bred Hawkes Bay girl and loves to see Hawke’s Bay businesses thrive.  She enjoys getting to know her clients and their businesses and likes to provide them with practical advice rather than using complicated accounting terms.

One of Talia’s skills is her knowledge of various accounting software.  She loves to help clients get the most out of their software to help them understand their numbers and more importantly save them time!

When not at work, you will find Talia at the gym, playing netball or spending time with her husband and two girls.  She also has a slight addiction to renovating so will usually have a DIY project on the go!

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talia@bizdom.co.nz
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06 281 2749
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VICTORIA CORNELIUS. Head of Marketing & Administration

Victoria or Vik as we call her, is Mark’s Virtual right hand lady, she helps keep Mark to task. She is also Head of Marketing and Administration here at Bizdom.
Vik is tasked with leading the administration and Marketing team and is constantly exploring and striving for ways to improve systems and processes.

With over 10 years experience with businesses in the CA industry, Vik knows how to manage Mark and fill the gaps in his professional life. Vik and Mark work closely as a team to ensure the best possible results for clients. The work of a great Executive Assistant is self-appointed and requires a high degree of professional independence, initiative and self-discipline and our Vik has it all along with a sprinkle of admin OCD. She is an organisation queen.

As Vik is virtual, away from Bizdom she spends her time darting between her two home towns, Mount Maunganui and the Coromandel and is often here there and everywhere taking care of her Virtual Assistant Business.

 

 

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vik@bizdom.co.nz
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06 281 2746
Teamwork divides the task but multiplies the success. Here at Bizdom we are hands on to help Mark and his clients reach their goals and achieve their personal success. VICTORIA CORNELIUS.
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MINETTE BALLIE. CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Originally from South Africa, Minette and her family have been in New Zealand for just over two years. Bringing over 10 years of accounting experience from South Africa, and two years in New Zealand, Minette has been working with small to medium businesses to see where she can help them obtain better profitability and building lasting professional relationships as well as the big one – saving them tax.

She loves working alongside her clients, getting to know their businesses and finding out the day to day. Minette enjoys learning what makes clients passionate about what they do and how she can fit into their brand and accommodate them in reaching new heights.

On weekends, she loves spending time with her partner and two children, exploring the beaches and going for walks – BBQing at every opportunity that the Wellington weather allows.

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minette@bizdom.co.nz
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(04) 595 4973
I believe success is measured by how we impact peoples lives and what difference we can make by helping. MINETTE BALLIE.
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SUMMAH WILLIAMS. CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Summah is currently in the process of obtaining her Business degree, majoring in Accounting. She has always had a passion for numbers, detail and client relationships. With an approachable and caring personality, Summah makes the effort to show all clients how valuable they are to her and Bizdom.

Outside of work Summah prioritises spending time with family and friends, travelling, and enjoying the outdoors.

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summah@bizdom.co.nz
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06 281 2747
Being passionate about business and numbers, as well as understanding the importance of maintaining relationships are all key factors to success. SUMMAH WILLIAMS.
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STEPHANIE BUTCHER. CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Steph is currently in the process of achieving her Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Accounting. She originally went to University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Commerce but after taking her accounting paper she realised the passion she had for accounting and numbers, quickly changed her degree and hasn’t looked back.

With a farming background Steph not only enjoys being a city girl but loves to head home and put her gumboots on.

Steph thinks the most rewarding part of being an accountant is helping others succeed and achieve their goals. Her five-year plan is to complete her degree and get her CA.

Outside of work Steph loves spending time with her Samoyed, Beau and getting outdoors.

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stephanie@bizdom.co.nz
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06 281 2748
The most rewarding part of being an accountant is helping others succeed and achieve their goals. STEPHANIE BUTCHER.
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REBEKAH CAKEBREAD. ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT

Originally from the UK, Becky moved to the greener pastures of NZ with her family in 2011. She hasn’t looked back since, and most definitely calls beautiful NZ home!

Becky has experience in a variety of administration roles within the accounting industry, in firms large and small, ranging from Personal Assistant to Payroll Consultant. In each role, she has gained valuable skills and experience, which she brings to Bizdom in her new role as Office Administrator..

Having recently moved to the sunny Hawke’s Bay, in her free time Becky enjoys getting outside and exploring all her new backyard has to offer with her partner. She loves spending time with her family, friends, and her various animals!

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right" - Henry Ford REBEKAH CAKEBREAD.
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