Komal Singh

Company: Velocity
Email: komalsinghk1997@gmail.com
Phone: 027 862 5989

I'm a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce conjoint student, majoring in Psychology and Marketing at the University of Auckland.

I have been involved with mentoring positions in the past - as a UniGuide for 3 years at UoA, and now as a UniGuide Leader, mentoring new UniGuides.

I am also heavily involved with Velocity, the University of Auckland's innovation and entrepreneurship program, as one of the Marketing Leads, mentoring a team of 8 individuals. With the help of Velocity, I have learnt a lot about start-ups and entrepreneurship through.

I would love to help out any way I can by providing any guidance on any thoughts or ideas, or if anyone would like advice about university and university life in general!


Richard Li

Company: Ernst & Young
Email: Richard.Li@nz.ey.com
Phone: 021 081 29239

Strategy and Transaction Analyst with experience working across Financial Transactions, Logistics Planning, Asset Management and Real Estate Development.

BCom (Business Analytics/Information Management and Finance) Graduate from the University of Auckland.

Ashley Harris

Company: The University of Auckland
Email: ashleyharrisnz@gmail.com
Phone: 022 162 0236

I am a third-year Computer Science and Statistics student at The University of Auckland with a passion for all things tech and business! I have experience working as a data analyst consultant at EY, and as a product manager and developer for a startup called Own My Data.

I am knowledgeable in areas of technology including data science, software engineering, and computer science, and I am also in the Challenges Committee for Velocity, the University's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club.

I would love to offer advice on innovation, starting a business, technology, navigating university effectively, and career pathways in business and technology.

Chris Scullin

Email: chrisscullinnz@gmail.com
Phone: 027 497 2274

I have over 30 years of business experience ranging from self-employment as a Commercial Photographer to Senior Management in two multinational companies - Roles including Sales, Marketing and Operational Management give me a broad range of skills.

I am passionate about innovative ideas and challenging the status quo. For me, the best way forward involves confidence and a positive attitude.

Mitchell Carlyle

Company: Velocity (UOA Student Organisation)
Email: mitchellcarlyle@gmail.com
Phone: 021 086 59883

A Bachelor of Commerce and Property conjoint student, currently in my third year of studies, majoring in Marketing and Management.

I have been involved in YES before (albeit to a limited extent) and am currently Challenges Lead in Velocity; the University of Auckland's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme, which is similar to YES in a number of ways.

Through work and studies, I have been put in touch with valuable contacts and learned some profound things regarding start-ups and entrepreneurship. I am also close friends with a handful of entrepreneurs.

Brayden Print

Company: University of Auckland
Email: brayden.print@protonmail.com
Phone: 021 144 2275

I am a 5th-year Law (Honours) and Commerce conjoint student, majoring in International Business and Information Systems. I have 16 months of consulting experience at KPMG and this year I begin a new role at one of New Zealand's largest law firms, MinterEllisonRuddWatts.

I am fortunate enough to be the Alumni Team Lead for Velocity, which is the innovation and entrepreneurship programme at the University of Auckland.

I am here to help with anything that you may need - whether that is related to your business or to university more generally - please feel free to reach out to me!


Doug Lloyd

Company: The Third Age Consultancy Limited
Email: doug.lloyd202@gmail.com
Phone: 021 136 5367

In private practised Doug is the Founder and the Managing Director of his own company, The Third Age Consultancy Limited, specializing in the business of ageing and marketing and advertising communications.

He is the past Chair of Autism New Zealand and is a Board member Autism New Zealand Charitable Trust He was Senior Lecturer (above the Bar) in Marketing and Advertising at Auckland University of Technology, for 15 years, teaching on the University’s Bachelor of Business Undergraduate and MBA degrees.


Lavisha Gopaldasani

Company: University of Auckland
Email: lavisharg25@gmail.com
Phone: 021 0877 1983

A Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in information systems and Marketing.

I have done a marketing internship at Xero and am currently tutoring a paper in databases and business intelligence at UoA. I am also involved with Velocity - UoA's innovation and entrepreneurship organisation so have learnt a lot about start-ups and entrepreneurship.

Feel free to reach out to me regarding any kind of help related to your idea/pitches or even if you just want someone to talk to about university - advise with courses or uni life in general.


Sam Kerry

Company: Ernst & Young
Email: svmkerry@gmail.com
Phone: 022 312 7687

Kia Ora! I'm Sam, a psychology and economics major who works in consulting at EY.

I'm based in the financial sector, which basically means I work with banks and insurers (which probably sounds uninteresting to you and I would have thought the same at school).

I'm happy to help you and your team get that elusive excellence in your project and have a few laughs along the way. Look forward to hearing your ideas!

Paul McGrath

Company: POD 95 Ltd
Email: pandgmcgrath@outlook.co.nz
Phone: 021 910 014

I have been involved in the YES programme for the last 4-5 years and taken part in the local judging.

I have also being a Business Mentor for the last 12 years. I recently sold my business which I had for 23 years. My expertise lies in general business and starts up, but specialising in technical/IT type organisations.

Prefer a School in the West Auckland Area to work with.

Eric Short

Company: Help BIZ Grow Ltd
Email: ericshort403@outlook.com
Phone: 021 872 007

One on one professional training or coaching plus business mentoring, advisory and facilitation services (self-generated).

I like SME business owners and prospective entrepreneurs to draw on my experience across a wide range of business sectors and all disciplines, retail marketing excluded, for guidance and added value.


Rachana Dave

Company: 0800RACHNA Mortgages and Insurances
Email: rachna.dave@0800rachna.co.nz
Phone: 021 022 90344

I am a Registered Mortgage Adviser. I have a team of 10 people. My area of expertise is in residential, business and construction lending.

I am awarded by the Prime Minister as Best Business Woman of the year 2018 at Indian Business Awards. I am the First Indian Woman in New Zealand who has been awarded as the Best Mortgage Adviser at Indian Business Awards 2017.

Chye Lu Lee

Company: Ernst & Young
Email: chye.lu.lee@nz.ey.com
Phone: 022 177 6222

Previous external auditor and management accountant from the media industry, I now work in the transactions advisory team at EY.

I provide a range of transactional services to clients such as due diligence and seller support services.

Tony Lambert

Company: LF Communications
Email: tony@lambertfamily.net
Phone: 021 935 563

I am an Auckland Business Chamber mentor. Previously a mentor with Business Mentors NZ for 5 years.

Experience in managing small businesses for 20 years. Previously Sales and Marketing Director for Compaq Computer NZ.

Expertise in understanding issues, seeing the big picture and helping people/companies discover ways to solve issues or see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Simply help people help themselves. Talk via email to start then phone.


Mike Mead

Email: mikemead64@gmail.com
Phone: 021 281 3029

Having run and grown a successful company for over 25 years my area of expertise is very much common-sense and hard work!

I have no tertiary qualifications but can give down to earth help and advise - there are no short cuts. Stock management, cash flow, pricing, identifying business opportunities, sponsorship, marketing.

Cindy Yin

Company: Ernst & Young
Email: cindy.yin@nz.ey.com
Phone: 021 238 8638

I'm currently in the Assurance service line at EY. My client portfolio includes businesses from a variety of industry sectors (eg. banks, private equity funds, logistics and listed companies).

I'm also part of the digital assurance team, which will help the transition from traditional audit techniques to be more data-focused so we can gain valuable insights from client data.

Jay Jaiganesh

Company: Ernst & Young
Email: Jay.Jaiganesh@nz.ey.com
Phone: 027 206 7880

Education sector knowledge Mentoring/Volunteering experience.

Sarah Postlethwaite

Company: Ernst & Young
Email: sarah.postlethwaite@nz.ey.com
Phone: 027 3605 111

I am a Management Consultant at EY, focusing on technology transformation in the financial services sector.

I have a strong background in marketing, with expertise in marketing automation, digital marketing, communications, social media management, and copy-writing.

I bring business acumen, and experience in business case preparation, public speaking and pitching.


Gagan Waraich

Company: Ernst & Young
Email: Gagan.waraich@nz.ey.com

Graduate in Accounting & Finance from UOA Graduate diploma in Business Management & Marketing from AUT. Working as an Auditor in Ernst & Young.

Warwick McCormack

Company: The Learn.fast Centre Ltd
Email: warwick@learnfast.co.nz
Phone: 021 688 185

Warwick McCormack is one of New Zealand and the Pacific’s top business coaches and has extensive experience - he specialises in business direction, marketing, sales, branding, entrepreneurial and innovative customer service business approaches.

His main skill sets are his ability to think creatively and problem solves regardless of the circumstances. He can plan how to market a company for $1 or $1,000,000!

Previously he was immersed in the advertising industry, with extensive working experience in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

His client list has included many of the worlds most important companies and covers most industries.

Roy Pearson

Company: Ignite Intelligence
Email: roy@igniteintelligence.co.nz
Phone: 021 027 50333

Business advisor/mentor/coach. Helps Small to medium business increase profit by:

  1. Challenging the business owners mindest
  2. Improving business systems for better productivity