Mark Everleigh Head of Global Sales

Mark has been with Techday for over 5 years, bringing more than 10 years of Advertising and Marketing experience to the company. Mark first started at Techday back in 2010 as a BDM, shortly after he was promoted to Sales Manager where he mentored and developed a Sales and Marketing team. Over his time he has seen the company grow massively as Technology evolves and people become more Tech savvy we as marketers have to develop new and more and exciting strategic marketing plans for our customers. With a great Sales, Marketing and development team around him has now given Mark and the company our most exciting new challenge, Taking our offerings to the Global market. We see this as a great opportunity doing what we do best "Providing our clients with great return of investment" Outside of his busy work life, Mark enjoys the occasional round of golf and spending time at the beach with his young family.

Please feel free to contact Mark directly for advice on where your marketing spend should be spent, we have several brands and marketing opportunities which targets all aspects of the ICT marketplace in NZ and within the Global market.

Ryan Matarese-McCallum Head of Delivery

Ryan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in corporate IT sales, marketing and advertising having worked in the 90s and early 2Ks marketing and pitching enterprise solutions to NZ’s medium to large organisations. Seven years ago Ryan took the plunge and dedicated his time and energy to working with youth in non-government and not-for-profit organisations. His adventures took him into places where he was working at the cold face with young people, mentoring, counselling and facilitating programmes for at-risk youth, students, teenage fathers and youth offenders. Outside of the Techday offices Ryan loves quality time with his partner and son, teaching and performing on guitar and helping out young people in the community.

Contact Ryan directly to talk about how Techday can support your technology marketing message. It’s time your story was told...

Heather Wright Editor (The Channel & IT Brief)

An experienced journalist and editor, Heather edits Techday's two print magazines and occasionally contributes to the websites. With Techday she returned to the sector she started out in with New Zealand InfoTech Weekly and New Zealand PC World. Before Techday, Heather was the founding editor of a community newspaper on Waiheke Island, a travel writer and freelance journalist for a range of publications followed. 


As news editor, Shannon is responsible for keeping our sites ticking over. A book snob, Shannon likes to have an opinion about everything from news and technology to what the best Instagram filter is. With a pretty laidback writing approach, Shannon likes to have a good look at what is important to the world and approach it with a red pen and sense of humour. 

Catherine Knowles Staff Writer

Catherine writes across all of Techday. She has spent most of her life developing her writing, more recently taking part in workshop classes at Victoria University and working as a writer for a content marketing company. She is keen to keep seeking out stories and discovering the latest happenings behind the scenes in the world of technology.

Gabi Knipe Designer

Wooing us with her British charm and creative problem solving abilities Gabi Knipe of London or ‘Landan’, as she pronounces it, is the graphic designer in Techday team. Starting out back in 2006 Gabi has been impressively doodling her way through a diverse range of agency and in-house roles. From music merchandising to funky advertising agency through to corporate branding, she has worked hard to give clients the creative attention needed for brands.

With all that creative energy flowing in London how did she ever end up here you ask? Well, having had enough of the awful British weather, she headed where most Brits go - down under on an East Coast Aussie adventure ending in Melbourne. Not wanting to be too much of a travelling bum she made heaps more clients happy with her awesome design skills. But lucky for us, after the classic two-year mark, she finally saw sense and realised that Kiwi was the only way forward.

Ben Wattie Web Developer

Ben is a web developer, born and bred in the windy city who spent the last five years gaining experience as a web developer. As a true geek he is constantly learning new web technologies. Outside of work you'll likely find him in the squash court, playing guitar, reading or in the kitchen.

Patrick Pilcher Reviewer

Pat has been talking and writing about tech for more than 20 years. Hailing from IDC after graduating from Victoria University, Pat was the original gadget guy on Breakfast TV. He eventually moved into a brief stint at One News as a technology correspondent before heading to Telecom. Pat has written about tech for magazines such as Tone and newspapers including the NZ Herald and the UK's Independent.

Eddie Monotone Contributor (Android reviews)

Eddie is a writer and cartoonist from Auckland. His relationship with technology is, like that of most graphic artists, one of equal parts joy and frustration. He revels in the opportunity that Techday gives him to experience new and emerging technologies, and then complain about them.

Damian Seeto Gaming Writer

A freelance writer born and bred in Auckland, New Zealand, Damian has been contributing for Techday since 2009 and is always available whenever a video game needs to be reviewed. Aside from being a big gamer, he is also one of New Zealand's biggest professional wrestling fans. Damian likes Star Wars, Comic Book movies and Metallica too.

Darren Price Gaming Writer

Darren “VicBStard” Price has been playing video-games for nearly 30 years and writing about them for the last six. Darren hates sport, but loves sports video games - which he puts down to a mixture of being annoyingly contrary and extremely lazy. While he is completely tone deaf, he considers Rock Band and Guitar Hero to be his guilty pleasures. A geek from way back, Darren builds his own computers, collects comic books, owns several lightsabers and is a sucker for video-gaming merchandise. Since 2012 he has lived in Sydney where he writes reviews and reports back on the local gaming scene.

Claire Upson Administrator

Claire is the new kid on the Techday block, a fun vibrant person who loves to spend her spare time otter spotting at Auckland Zoo. She has been in administration since she was the tender age of 19 working in industries ranging from medical to industrial engineering, and just recently from the travel industry. Her organisation skills are second-to-none, every envelope accounted for, no question too small, and is always up for a laugh with her co-workers.

Morgan Thomas Event Manager

Morgan has joined the Techday team as the wizard in events and sponsorship. With over than 10 years experience in corporate events both nationally and internationally, in the telco-industries, international business as well as trade and travel he is well rounded and versatile in all forms of Event Management, from 3m x 3m exhibition booth's to dinners for 5,000. His no holes bared approach as led him to run some of the most prestigious events in the southern hemisphere from Fieldays in Hamilton to the Australian Home Show as well as numerous corporate and a Guinness world record to his name we look forward to his ongoing development of the Techday Events platforms.

Chris Coomer Senior Account Manager

Chris has 25 years experience in the media industry. An innovative team player, Chris' s background includes business development, sales strategy and change management. Specializing in the business to business vertical, his experience in marketing and sales strategy development builds lasting and valuable client relationships. With a "client first" philosophy, Chris is excited about the rapid advances in the digital landscape, enabling him to bring accelerated growth to his client's businesses. Chris interests include current affairs, global business and of course the the odd Springbok game and Proteas' cricket test.

Sean Mitchell Publisher

Having started his career at Renaissance in Auckland, Sean joined Apple in Melbourne for a number of years before working in the media space. This started with Review Publishing and later the tech publisher IDG Communications in Auckland. In 2006 he was involved in the launch of The Channel magazine. As they say – the rest is history.