We are business venturists, and we help businesses to outpace the new tide of change

What we do

We create new businesses and reinvent exisitng ones.

We make businesses grow faster by:

  • Identifying new quantum growth opportunities
  • Re-inventing business models
  • Designing, developing and commercialising new products
  • Opening and activating new sales channels and markets
  • Identifying merger, aquisition, divestiment and alliance opportunities

find the
opportunity

make it
a reality

How we do it

We use market-led analysis and design principles to develop strategies which transforms businesses to achieve accelerated growth. Whether you are a larger business or a smaller established business, we follow the same process.

Learn

Find the opportunity

Activities

  • Situation analysis
  • Value chain analysis
  • Desktop research
  • Expert interviews
  • Strategic opportunity assessment

Outcomes

  • Alignment on the market situation
  • Exploration of opportunity spaces
  • Prioritisation of new growth initiatives
  • Understanding of what it will take to validate the preferred initiative

Clarity

Plan

Plan the initiative

Activities

  • Define the offer and business model
  • Validation and benchmarking
  • Financial modelling and risk assessment
  • Organisational requirements

Outcomes

  • Alignment on the potential financial returns and risks
  • An understanding of what it will take to implement the initiative

Confidence

Do

Make it a reality

Activities

  • Build and implement the roadmap to execute the strategy
  • E.g. capital raising, company acquisition, product launch, new market entry, performance tracking

Outcomes

  • Business transformation driven from the agreed strategic initiative
  • New business ventures
  • Major transformations

Commitment

Who we are

We are a group of experienced business leaders, with expertise in transforming organisations and building high growth companies.

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Debbie Humphrey

Founder

Debbie Humphrey

Founder

Debbie has owned and operated her own businesses since she was 20 years old. Gaining a ‘business principles’ grounding in a corporate environment, she became a full-time entrepreneur in 2000. In the past 13 years she has designed growth strategies for large corporations including Fonterra, Bluescope, Carters and Meridian as well as being an owner in over 12 of her own start-ups. This work was recognised by winning the Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005.

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Kimball Fink-Jensen

Market Analytics

Kimball Fink-Jensen

Market Analytics

Kimball began his career in Investment Banking and then selected a range of corporate roles in strategic development projects. Since 2002 Kimball has been consulting to large corporations on developing strategic level plans and financial models for growth projects. He has worked on over twenty strategic growth and process improvement assignments, spanning a broad range of industries.

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Sarah Wollett

Market Insights

Sarah Woollett

Market Insights

With her beginnings at Colmar Brunton as an Account Director, she jumped the client fence in 2005 to lead the Global Market Research team at Fisher & Paykel Appliances. She managed the research programme for all major markets within Fisher & Paykel Appliances, ensuring the customer and the world of the future was at the heart of all new product development work.

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Aaron Humphrey

Business Development

Aaron Humphrey

Business Development

Over the past 25 years Aaron has accumulated a breadth of commercial experience in and around the accounting industry from Chartered Accountancy to Corporate Relationship Management. He has worked with large organisations in an employee capacity and serviced small to medium businesses through his own accounting practice for seven years.

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Sam Robinson

Market Analyst

Sam Robinson

Market Analyst

Sam has a background in accounting and finance and an interest in start-ups, beginning his career in the accounting industry before joining Spring as a business analyst in 2015. At Spring he has worked with a number of businesses to develop financial models for growth projects, as well as being heavily involved in the development of Spring’s own growth product.

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Katie Griffith

Market Analyst

Katie Griffith

Market Analyst

Katie has been the lead research consultant in Spring’s market intelligence team for 2 years, working with clients of all sizes to provide a fresh perspective on their market and identify new opportunities for growth. She has a background in project management and international business.

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Ben Akin-Smith

Digital Strategy

Ben Akin-Smith

Digital Straegy

Ben has worked in the digital space for over 16 years - as a digital agency owner, strategist and planner. He loves the creative process so long as it is driven by insight and focussed on the user. He is curious by nature and a strategist at heart. He has a start-up mentality, while also understanding the complexity of large organisations. Ben is an experienced digital lead the knows the reality of running an organisation and working within client constraints.

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Liam Fletcher

Digital Development

Liam Fletcher

Digital Development

Liam is a senior development manager who is highly experienced at leading agile development teams to efficiently deliver digital solutions. He is passionate about IT solutions that deliver against business objectives and add real business value to a product or process.