MBA, CPA, GraDipBus, B.Com
Ivan has an MBA degree with a graduate diploma in business from Waikato Institute of Technology, with extensive construction experience gained through his work for a large Canterbury-based construction company.
Ivan is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 10 years’ experience in the fields of finance, accounting, information technology, business analysis and process design and implementation.
He has worked in both the Philippines and in the US for a number of Fortune 500 companies including Xerox, Shell Oil, Colgate, Palmolive and Mitsubishi Motors until he and his family fell in love with New Zealand and moved here in 2011.
He joined a small construction company in Christchurch in 2012 when it had only 15 people and a small net worth. Initially employed as the Finance Manager, Ivan applied his international skills and experience across the company. He set up systems and processes, reporting tools, overhauled the financials, and conducted a profitability analysis to determine what construction projects would generate the best revenue and the required scale to deliver profits.
Two years later, the company grew from 10 to 200 employees.
In February 2015, Ivan set up with his wife, Elizabeth, AllStaffNZ, a recruitment company to supply much-needed labour for the post-earthquakes Canterbury rebuild. AllStaffNZ has since provided local and international employees to a number of local companies, mainly in the construction and contractor industries.
Ivan and Elizabeth have an 8 year old girl and 6 year old boy. Outside work, Ivan practices his culinary skills by cooking for his family and friends a range of Filipino, Japanese and Spanish specialties. The family loves travelling so much that Ivan says there are only three towns in New Zealand that the Presquitos are yet to visit!