Ceo & Opportunity Wrangler
Melanie is the founder of Geo AR Games and the ideas person behind our product range. She has got a varied 20 years background from both a technical and management perspective in the Entertainment and Media industry and holds a Post Grad Dipl in Entrepreneurship, a Dipl in Business Coaching and has spent the last 7 years immersing herself in game psychology and Augmented Reality. Her original AR WORLD idea goes back to Feb 2011 with the first prototype being developed back in 2012. Mel has been through 2 business incubators: Start-up Chile and Lightning Lab, which provided the springboard for Geo AR Games, our first product "Sharks in the Park" and later on "Magical Park".
Business Development Manager
Always at the forefront of technology development and marketing, Andrew has worked across the Corporate and Public sector to bring new thinking and innovation to a wide range of organisations.
Andrew cut his teeth in the early days of cellular and mobile data solutions and was influential in bringing personal 3D printing to schools and small business in New Zealand. With the evolving future of augmented and virtual reality, he is a passionate advocate for embracing this new wave of technology and exploring ways for organisations to better engage with the environment and with communities.
Strategy Adviser & Director
Rudi co-founded a UK based SAP consulting business, growing it from 2 to 400+ staff within 9 years before exiting in a trade sale in 1999 before the dot.com and Y2K bubbles burst. He has a keen eye for business process and is happy to help entrepreneurs break out of their comfort zone and is the director and co-founder of the Flying Kiwi Angel investor group in New Zealand.
As our company director, Rudi brings insights from the innovation and startup space, helps develop future risk scenarios and opportunities to grow or re-direct the business.
Product & Innovation Director
Stephen is New Zealand’s most experienced gamification consultant and and experienced technology marketer, business consultant and game designer.
A former chair of the New Zealand Game Developers Association, Stephen has spoken on gamification, digital business and learning at TEDxAuckland, the Marketing Association’s Marketing Summit and Digital Day Out, Internet NZ’s NetHui, as well as Safety 360 and ULearn.
Stephen is also Managing Director of the successful New Zealand game developer company InGame which is known for serious and educational gaming and he is a director of technology and innovation marketing agency Pursuit PR.
Marketing, Social Media
& Community Manager
Lajja graduated from the Film & TV school with a focus on Social Media. She grew up around digital entertainment and is very savvy with producing user friendly content. What makes Lajja a real gem at Geo AR Games is her technical knowledge and the ability to film, direct, produce and copywrite family friendly content.
Oliver has 25 years high-level international business development and sales experience in the ICT/ mobile, technology and energy sectors, having successfully built relationships and closed deals in 75+ countries across Asia, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa. With a keen interest in how cutting edge technology can improve lives around the world, his skillset and connections are a valuable addition to the Geo AR Games team.