Our Team

Meet the JumpShift team

Managing Director

Carl is the Managing Director and founder of JumpShift, and his focus is on improving the effectiveness of organisations through more motivated and productive people.

Carl has over 15 years experience of improving organisational performance through defining their identities and developing strategies. Carl has worked at Accenture and Rightmove.co.uk, as well as founding businesses of his own – Browniepoints.co.nz and boutique strategy consulting company Real Consulting.

Carl won the 2010 Platinum-Triangle Fulbright Scholar in Entrepreneurship and holds an MBA from Babson College in the US where he graduated Valedictorian. He also has a Bachelor of Technology (Hons.) from Massey University, and was awarded the 2011 Massey University Distinguished Young Alumni.

Between work and study, Carl does all he can to be in salt water – fishing it, surfing it or diving in it.

Head of Digital Services

Darshan has worked in multiple industries in technical and managerial positions around the globe. Before joining JumpShift, Darshan was part of the marketing leadership program at WR Grace (Boston) and led strategic projects for the specialty chemicals company. Previously he has managed and expanded his family business across the Indian subcontinent.

Darshan graduated with honors from Babson College in Boston, US and ranked third in B.E. (Chemical Engineering). Winning Babson’s Next Big Idea Competition gave him the opportunity to pitch his idea to billionaires Mark Cuban and Daymond John at Babson Shark Tank. Passionate about entrepreneurship, Darshan has organized various startup events in Boston such as the 8-week Lean Startup Challenge.

Darshan enjoys swimming with his twin daughters and loves adventure sports.

Operations Manager

Janine is our Operations Manager, or otherwise known as our in-house Super Woman!

Janine holds many years of experience in Remuneration and Benefits consulting both in New Zealand and the UK.  Prior to joining JumpShift, Janine was responsible for the development and management of the remuneration survey function at AonHewitt, as well as the implementation and support of salary review software across organisations.  Janine also has experience in working in HR Systems and Analysis within a corporate environment.

Janine holds a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Employment Relations and Management.

Having returned to New Zealand 5 years ago, Janine’s love of travel is still as strong as ever – with particular interest in immersing herself in the people and their culture.

Lead Facilitator

Peter is an experienced management consultant, who has delivered profit growth programmes to over 50 businesses as well as holding senior management positions.

Peter has led Landmark Education’s, ‘Team Management and Leadership’ programmes and has facilitated hundreds of teams.

He is a Six-Sigma Black-Belt, Lean and TOC practitioner.

When he’s not improving all things people and teams, Peter is busy raising a 2 year and a 6 month old, and landscaping a Grey Lynn villa (which is basically an excuse for him to play big sandcastles).

Lead Facilitator

Anna has 16 years experience developing people and helping teams and organisations to be more effective by building leadership capability. She has worked with a wide range of organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in New Zealand, the UK, Europe and Australia, and has also held positions in Business Development and Operational Management.

She has extensive experience in the design, delivery, management and evaluation of leadership development programmes, and training facilitators, coaches and mentors. Working with a range of organisations in the public and private sectors she has successfully enabled senior managers to achieve dramatic growth in their leadership capability with associated organisational results.

She holds a BSc (Joint Honours), Post Graduate qualifications in both Education and Management, and has recently completed a Masters degree focused on coaching and the psychology of peak performance.

In her spare time Anna can usually be found in or on the water, up a mountain or preferably sliding down it.

Lead Facilitator

Tim has had a strong track record of driving business improvement in a number of industries. He facilitated a Lean improvement in the building industry with Fletcher Building before putting a commercial hat on with Serono Pharmaceuticals in Northern Europe to develop their financial management processes.

Since Tim returned to NZ he has worked with both small startup businesses and large corporates; managing change programmes, building world-class processes and developing improvement capability. Tim takes a hands-on approach to business improvement as demonstrated in leading Operational Excellence with Fonterra’s Supply Chain Group. Recently, Tim has been leading change improvement programs in the health sector.

He has a Bachelor of Technology with 1st Class Honours and is certified with the American Society for Quality as a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Tim is based in Auckland, and when he is not with his three children, he loves to get outdoors whether it be on skis or the mountain bike.

Product Design + Communications

Emma’s diverse business background means she excels at developing pragmatic solutions that get results. Emma spent time as the Direct Marketing Manager for NZ’s leading direct marketing company, before moving to the UK to work for one of the UK’s top 5 online retailers.

Back in NZ, Emma was an Event Manager for the EMA before putting her business acumen to good use, in co-founding, growing to profitability and selling NZ’s largest online gift store, Browniepoints.co.nz, with husband Carl. She has continued to ensure business’s success in helping create and develop business plans for some of New Zealand’s largest corporates as well as smaller SME’s and NFP’s.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Hons.) and recently completed a paper in Judgement and Decision Making at Harvard University.

When Emma isn’t busy chasing after her one and two year old, she loves getting creative in the kitchen or on the sewing machine.

Lead Online Facilitator

As well as being JumpShift’s Online Learning expert, John Eyles is currently Visiting Fellow at AUT University, Chair of the EON Foundation and Managing Director of an education consulting company.

John has been a pioneer of technology-enabled learning for the past 15 years. Most recently working on projects for the BBC and Urban Planet Mobile that use mobile phones to teach English. Prior to this he was Head of Research and Alliances at Telecom New Zealand–looking three to five years into the future at opportunities and threats for the business, a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology and CEO of English-To-Go Limited, which in association with Reuters news ran the world’s largest lesson in 2001.

He has led one of New Zealand’s largest English language schools, worked in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia and spent six years in Japan as a university lecturer and consultant to the Japanese government. John enjoys travel around South East Asia and has four children.

Research Advisor

Nick Petrie is JumpShift’s Research Advisor and is a Senior Faculty member with the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL) Colorado Springs campus.

Nick is from New Zealand and has significant international experience having spent ten years living and working in Japan, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Norway and Dubai. Before joining CCL, he ran his own consulting company and spent the last several years developing and implementing customised leadership programmes for senior leaders around the world.

Nick holds a masters degree from Harvard University and undergraduate degrees in business administration and physical education from Otago University in New Zealand. Before beginning his business career, he was a professional rugby player and coach for seven years. http://www.nicholaspetrie.com/

Nathan Searle

Nathan is a Director of Jumpshift with a passion for personal productivity, and achieving higher performance through people.

Nathan has over 15 years of experience in global business transformation and change, focusing on winning strategies for growth, driving performance through an aligned business, and building world class capabilities within businesses.

Nathan has worked as a Director for a large $20b global exporting business, alongside global businesses in a consulting capacity, and more recently is supporting start up businesses.

Nathan holds a Masters Degree in Psychology from Canterbury University (NZ) and is a member of the Institute of Directors (NZ).


Don is a Director of JumpShift, and brings 10 years of continuous improvement experience and learnings from a variety of industries including Engineering, FMCG, Aircraft, Dairy and multiple SME’s.

Don has held senior and junior continuous improvement roles, senior management roles, and been an apprentice – all providing him the ability to share his learnings, and build the capability of people and teams at all levels within organisations.

Don has qualifications in Lean, Six Sigma and TOC and his passion is in building the capability of the people he works with ensuring that mind-set changes are embedded into the way we work.

Don has won Global Excellence / CEO awards within the industries he has worked, but his greatest reward is his family including his son with whom he shares his passions of fishing, sport, and living the Kiwi dream.