Throughout the 1990’s the founders of Accordo Group held senior roles in the software industry. Working with a variety of global software vendors, they witnessed the difficulties and frustrations faced by organizations acquiring and managing software. To address this problem, in 1999 the Accordo Group was created, offering independent, informed and affordable software license consulting services.
Now, more than ten years later, our clients include some of the world’s biggest software vendors along with hundreds of thousands of their customers, spanning more than forty countries.
We have built a large team of software licensing experts, an array of analysis tools, and a range of mature methodologies for putting our expertise and tools to work on behalf of vendor and customer organizations.
With a head office in New Zealand, we have team members deployed throughout the world. We comprise more than twenty nationalities and speak more than a dozen languages.
Vicky McCullough – Director
Vicky is a founder of Accordo Group. Her IT career spans more than twenty-five years, during which time she has held senior positions in several prominent software companies. She has long and deep experience in almost every aspect of software licensing and now ranks as a leading authority on managing the software asset.
Wayne Jackson – Director
Wayne is a founder of Accordo Group. He has been in or around the IT industry for more than thirty years, and has held a wide variety of roles in management, sales, training, business analysis, data modelling and software development. He was the principal designer and developer of the Accordo CAT system, which is now used in forty countries around the world. When not working on Accordo business, Wayne enjoys golf, sea kayaking, hiking, photography, and almost any sport.
Dr Chris Moxon – Chief Executive Officer
Chris has extensive experience managing growth companies in the software and services sector. His previous roles include Managing Director of Oracle New Zealand, Global Chief Executive of Methodware, and New Zealand Managing Partner of Ernst & Young Consulting. Chris has a 1st class honours degree in Engineering and a PhD.
Corinne Madden – Worldwide Operations Manager
Corinne joined Accordo Group in 2003 from a project management, education and process improvement background. Her experience in system implementation, combined with her relentless attention to detail ensured that she rose quickly to the role of Worldwide Operations Manager and valuable member of the senior management team. Corinne’s interests outside of work include her small menagerie of animals, fitness, cooking, entertaining and reading.
Tony Sparks – Technical Services Manager
Tony has extensive technical and commercial management experience gained from over twenty five years spent within global technology sectors and from the senior management roles he has held both at home and abroad. His knowledge spans software development, telecommunications, managed services and data centre environments where he specialised in risk management, team culture, productivity improvement (LEAN), quality control and technology best practice (ITIL) amongst other aspects.
Joanna Smith – Training Manager
Joanna brings to Accordo a wealth of experience in training adults using a wide range of technologies. With a first class MA in Linguistics, she has taught languages and intercultural communication in the education sector for more than a decade. Her research interests have included best practice in adult teaching and learning, including eLearning. While she considers New Zealand home, Joanna has lived and worked in many countries across Asia, Europe and North America. She has three children, and in her spare time, she enjoys pottering around the garden and keeping fit.
Heather Wong – Worldwide Sales Manager
Heather has over 20 years' experience working for Large Account Resellers in Procurement, Software Licensing and Account Management roles. Her professionalism and commitment to the Customer is paramount and has been recognised through many achievement awards. Heather joined Accordo in 2007 and works closely with all parts of the business, this knowledge along with a strong Software Licensing and Account Management background makes her a valuable member of the senior management team. Personally Heather enjoys spending time with her family, travel and entertaining.