Staff Profiles

MATTHEW COMB Bsc (MathInf) - Managing Director
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Matthew has twice featured in Business to Business as a young entrepreneur. At 18, Matthew was the architect of the software system for Australasia's most successful maths tuition outfit NumberWorks which now has 44 centres throughout New Zealand, Australia, England and the Philippines.

After developing a number of industry solutions, at the age of 25, Matthew went to work in Italy where he developed software capable of reconstructing internet traffic in real time.

In 2004 Matthew returned from Europe to form Fern New Zealand and has been in demand ever since. He has worked for some of New Zealand's leading companies including; Navman as software lead on a Navman / Telecom joint venture, eCargo a Carter Holt Harveys subsidiary, Ultra Computers / Intel and many more.

GERARD SLURINK B.ICT - Technical Director
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Gerard has been working as a programmer, software designer and software architect for the last 15 years. He also has expertise in areas such as network administration and company IT infrastructure.

Having worked for customers throughout Europe, he has developed a wide variety of software such as CBT, multimedia, databases, system tools, network and internet software, decision support systems, security programs, end user utilities and more including solutions used by a number of banking groups and the medical community.

Having worked for others for many years, Gerard decided to team with Matthew to combine their skills and experience in order to create software the way it should be.