Our Team

What makes Cucumber special isn’t a technology, framework or tool (or even a methodology, philosophy or approach). What makes us unique is our people. We search high and low for the best marketers, designers, analysts, developers, project managers and relationship type folk and then we do our very best to convince them that they should come and work for us. Most of the time they agree (we can be very persuasive) and that - simple though it seems - is the secret behind a team of people from Israel, Ukraine, the Czech Repulic, the UK, Holland, Russia and even New Zealand that our customers love to work with. 

We asked some photographers to come in and take some snaps of us and (of course) make us look better than we do in real life. They assure us that they succeeded but you're welcome to pop in to our offices and decide for yourself. 

Jodie Tipping

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Jodie Tipping

Director

Jodie’s career in technology started the day she bought a technology company. She speaks fluent Japanese, grows her own vegetables and has a gold medal in multi-tasking.

Jodie’s career in the web started the day she bought a web company.

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Clare Swallow

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Clare Swallow

General Manager

Every business needs one and Clare is our chief juggler of many balls. She is also to-do list obsessed and likes to proclaim that online shopping is research for her role!

Clare likes to proclaim that online shopping is research for her role!

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Ian Gray

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Ian Gray

Business Manager

Ian has a pet goat named Bertie, 3 horses and a lot of chickens. He used to have a garden too but then he got the chickens. He is doing a horticulture course and hoping to learn how to defend his garden.

Ian is Cucumber's resident green thumb.

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Peter McHannigan

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Peter McHannigan

Strategy & Web Analyst

Peter has more degrees than the rest of Cucumber combined (it’s not that the rest of us are stupid, it’s just that Peter is really smart). He is a fruitarian and Oxford comma policeman. He runs ultra-marathons barefoot and writes in a neat font. We are saving up to buy him shoes.

Peter runs ultra-marathons barefoot and writes in a neat font. We are saving up to buy him shoes.

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June Mobley

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June Mobley

Finance Manager

June is Cucumber’s CFO, COO and OCM (Official Camp Mother). She has her finger on the pulse of pretty much everything and navigates the business around twists and turns with the same ease as she does her Goldwing.

June is Cucumber’s CFO, COO and OCM (Official Camp Mother).

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Tim King

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Tim King

Chief Technology Officer and Sitecore MVP

Tim came to Tauranga from Australia but he has a British accent so we think he may be from there originally. He is our Sitecore King (who writes this stuff ?)

Tim came to Tauranga from Australia but he has a British accent so we think he may be from there originally. He is our Sitecore King (who writes this stuff ?)

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Mark Hendry

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Mark Hendry

Service Delivery Manager

Mark owns way too many cars. At last count it was 5 ..... or possibly 6. Oh and a motorbike ....

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Rozanna Lillas

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Rozanna Lillas

Rozanna Lillas

Roz likes nothing more than to scooter around the streets of The Mount with her daughter Kaia and her sugar addiction gives her the energy to do it.

Roz likes nothing more than to scooter around the streets of The Mount with her daughter Kaia and her sugar addiction gives her the energy to do it.

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Carol Machaj

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Carol Machaj

Digital Business Analyst

Carol is an amateur triathlete, qualified masseuse and started out as a software developer back when women didn’t do that sort of thing. She is from the UK but her surname is from Poland.

Carol is from the UK but her surname is from Poland.

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Matt Varley

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Matt Varley

Project Manager

Matt studied golf and maths at St. Andrews, has modelled jumpers for GQ magazine, was a snowboard instructor in Switzerland and he's our Project Manager. We're as surprised as you are.

Matt has modelled for GQ magazine and was a snowboard instructor in Switzerland.

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Dean Wood

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Dean Wood

Business Manager

Dean has run 4 marathons but has never run from ice cream. A self-confessed petrol head, he has to watch Bathurst every year with only a tub of ice cream and a slab of pizza for company.

Dean has run 4 marathons but has never run from ice cream. A self-confessed petrol head, he has to watch Bathurst every year.

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Nick Baker

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Nick Baker

Support Consultant

Nick is a web analyst, self-confessed sports addict and almost always wins the office sports sweepstakes. In hindsight, those things may be related. He started in web analytics before Google was invented and drinks a lot of tea. Seriously, a lot.

Nick started in web analytics before Google was invented and drinks a lot of tea. Seriously, a lot.

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Kyle Turner

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Kyle Turner

User Experience Designer

Kyle is our resident designer and he has a twin brother (insert cut and paste joke here). He is the proud owner of a Barbie lunchbox, restores 1970’s furniture and drives a really cool, poo-coloured retro Mazda.

Kyle is our resident designer and he has a twin brother (insert cut and paste joke here).

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Andy Marriott

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Andy Marriott

Infrastructure Manager

Andy is the only person in the world who has managed to successfully hide himself from Google, until now. He once said if he won Lotto he’d still keep working at Cucumber. We reckon that’s because he owns a worldwide hotel chain.

Andy is the only person who has managed to successfully hide himself from Google, until now.

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Ryan Tuck

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Ryan Tuck

Developer

Ryan is an avid Game of Thrones fan and owns a horse-sized dog (they were out of dog-sized horses). He has 3 kids and has been officially diagnosed as “radio sport obsessed”.

What Ryan doesn't know about cricket isn't worth knowing!

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Greg Burgess

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Greg Burgess

Senior Developer

Greg’s first job out of uni was here at Cucumber, then he did the big OE thing and now he’s back but this time we’ve seized his passport. Greg once came to work dressed as a piece of sushi. Fortunately it was dress-up day.

Greg once came to work dressed as a piece of sushi.

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Dimitri Kramer

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Dimitri Kramer

Developer

Dimitri owns an incredibly unreliable car and really enjoys hiking. Just as well really. He is Dutch and his family and friends call him “Swan” for reasons that we don’t believe we will ever fully understand. He is a registered sushi addict.

Dimitri owns an incredibly unreliable car and really enjoys hiking. Just as well really.

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Jack Spektor

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Jack Spektor

Developer

Jack left Ukraine because they don't have meat pies or curry Fridays (fortunately we do) and if we had had a 'Best Laugh' award he would win it hands-down.

Jack left Ukraine because they don't have meat pies or curry Fridays (fortunately we do).

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Rachel Martin

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Rachel Martin

Technical Consultant

When Rachel was a teenager she used to be a regular Code Camp attendee and these days she does hip hop dancing. Basically she is living her life in reverse.

Rachel can code and hip hop dance. Not weird at all.

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Hynek Kvapil

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Hynek Kvapil

Developer

A lover of bad jokes, Hynek had to leave the Czech Republic as he was only the 2nd funniest guy in his village. He really loves his work but we all know he'd rather be surfing.

A lover of bad jokes, Hynek had to leave the Czech Republic as he was only the 2nd funniest guy in his village.

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Shahar Bracha

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Shahar Bracha

Developer

Shahar left Israel to travel the world and after 6 continents he stopped in NZ as Antarctica looked a bit chilly. A wife, children and puppy mean he won't be going anywhere soon.

Shahar left Israel to travel the world and after 6 continents he stopped in NZ as Antarctica looked a bit chilly.

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Roland Rich

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Roland Rich

Technical Lead

Roland moved to Tauranga solely to have a bigger shed. His fear is that after he dies his wife will sell his tools for what he said he paid for them.

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Jael King

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Jael King

Digital Analyst

Jael is a fitness freak who gets really grumpy if confined to the couch. She's also a healthy eater but can be tempted with really good coffee.

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Sergey Alekseev

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Sergey Alekseev

Front End Developer

Sergey was once a Major in the Russian army, has 3 degrees and is adept with a sabre. If he asks for chocolate, ask him how much he wants.

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Tess Gamble

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Tess Gamble

Business Analyst

Despite being an expert in the hi-tech digital world, Tess likes nothing more than writing with an extra sharp 2H pencil. Tess longs to have handwriting as neat as Peter (see above)

Despite being an expert in the hi-tech digital world, Tess likes nothing more than writing with an extra sharp 2H pencil.

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