It's time to take the pressure off.

Hand over almost ANY task to our savvy, award-winning virtual assistants and demolish your to-do list without the stress.



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Have you ever felt like you are so busy juggling projects and admin that you can’t focus on revenue-generating activities? 

Maybe you’re overwhelmed, burning the midnight oil while manually completing day-to-day processes. 

Or perhaps you never seem to find the time to market your business to attract new clients. Now that you’ve found us, all of that can change. 

We're that little bit of magic you've been looking for. The best virtual assistants to come in and takes the pressure off.

Meet the squad >



Making business owners' lives better since 2012.

Jo Jensen founded Strictly Savvy in 2012 as she recognised business owners were struggling to get everything done. They were overwhelmed and not coping with the day-to-day running of their businesses. The dilemma was that they knew they needed help, but didn't want the risk and hassle of employing someone or going through the lengthy recruitment process.

Enter our highly skilled team. The best virtual assistants based all around NZ with a multitude of skills, talent and knowledge. We have opened up the opportunity for business owners to leverage a whole team in one, without any of the added stress.

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By building a team with such an extensive array of skills, you can ask us to take care of almost any task.

Whether you call us your outsourced office admin team, business support team, a virtual secretarial service or simply one of your team members - you can get help with many of the things on your to-do list that will free up your time to spend it where it's needed most.

If you're a busy coach dropping the ball or a tradie doing your invoicing at night, we will come in and get things back on track.

Outsource your to-do list to the best virtual assistants in NZ - it's a game changer for your business, and your life!



We're a business for good.

Giving back is an important part of what we do.

Every new client that joins us gets to choose a cause close to their heart, which we will make a donation to on their behalf. 

Help us celebrate milestones by making life-changing impacts.





Get support from an award winning team

Our industry-leading team of virtual assistants is ready to help you take your business to the next level.

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The Savvy Squad

Access a powerhouse crew of smart, get-it-done, no drama kind of people. Many apply, but only the savviest make it through.

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Jaymie

CLIENT SUCCESS MANAGER 

It's likely when you get a call from Strictly Savvy, you will hear the voice of our lovely Jaymie at the other end. Whether you're curious about becoming a client of ours, or are an existing client, you'll probably get to chat with Jaymie quite a bit. 

As Client Success Manager, Jaymie works her magic throughout your VA journey, making sure all is going smoothly, from the sales process, to the onboarding, as well as regular ongoing check-ins.

All about taking collaborative action, Jaymie's described by our clients as grounded, patient, professional and adaptable. Multi-faceted, she has a background in the farming and construction industries. Oh, and she also happens to be an expert maker of kombucha and anything sourdough (so yum!).

As a high-level bookkeeper and life-admin to clients previously herself, Jaymie knows the ins and outs of the Savvy process and is looking forward to chatting with you soon!

Get in touch with Jaymie to discuss how you can get the help you need.

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Brenna

GRAPHIC DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER

Passionate about graphic design and photography, Brenna captures emotions in her work, making moments and messages memorable. She loves to create a buzz. 

She comes to Strictly Savvy with a degree in Innovation Design (and an Industrial Design major) and has worked as both a wedding photographer and designer. Brenna’s spent a lot of time with start-ups, helping clients find their feet, figure out who they want to talk to and how, helping clarify and then express a brand identity. Positive, upbeat, “plucky as hell”, Brenna really streamlines the creative process with her close attention to detail, clear organisation and constant communication. 

In her spare time, Brenna ditches the digital camera and grabs her dad’s old film camera. Going “back in time” helps her appreciate subtle differences in creativity. 

Talk to Brenna about any creative project you have in mind!

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Kathryn

MARKETING MANAGER

With a wide range of experience in e-commerce management, legal assistance, social media marketing, and bookkeeping, Kathryn brings an exceptionally versatile skillset to the team! She prides herself on being able to pick up new tasks and procedures with ease and accuracy.

Having worked in such a wide variety of both corporate and creative roles, Kathryn is equipped with the skills required to lend a hand at each touchpoint of the business. A big thinker who is calm under pressure with a keen eye for detail, Kathryn has taken on the role of Marketing Coordinator, with a focus on developing and implementing our internal marketing, and keeping our online presence in top shape.

A self-confessed coffee snob and foodie, Kathryn spends her weekends hunting down the perfect oat milk latte, whipping up a new recipe, or finding new spots to explore with her dog Winston.

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Teesha

GENERAL MANAGER

General Manager at Strictly Savvy, our all-star player Teesha is multi-faceted: organised, collaborative, persuasive and empathetic.

As GM, her focus is primarily on our Savvy team, developing our culture, supporting and upskilling team members, and cultivating our Savvy values. Her ultimate aim? To make sure our amazing clients get top quality services.

Don’t worry, for those who know and value her design skills, she still gets to express her dynamic personality and creativity through our internal marketing and collateral (and she’ll still be on the occasional client photoshoot!).

We feel very lucky to have someone who blends a love of technology with artistic skills and who can be counted on to stay steady under pressure, as well as communicate quite happily with all personality types!

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Jo

FOUNDER

Jo is one cool, calm and collected leader who loves the thrill of helping business owners achieve their full potential. As a self-professed delegation queen, she loves automation and always finds the latest technology tools to boost productivity and efficiency. 

In recognition of all of the above, Jo was awarded Young Business Person of the Year for 2015 at the Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards for her outstanding leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity and vision for the future. 

She also co-founded an online business, The VA Foundry, that allows her to work from anywhere she bases herself, coaching women around the globe to build their thriving virtual assistant businesses. This latest venture has now led to the creation of a yearly online Virtual Assistant Summit, the annual NZ Virtual Assistants Awards plus a weekly podcast Jo co-hosts: The Sam + Jo VA Show.

Lance Jensen, Director and CFO, Strictly Savvy

Lance

CFO

Lance is the co-driver at Strictly Savvy. He loves business, and working with smart, positive and courageous people - so he fits right in.

As an even-keeled quiet leader in everything he does, Lance brings comprehensive business coaching and business management skills to the Savvy table and acts as both Director and Chief Financial Officer. 

He’s helped this fast-growing business stay on track and achieve its goals, while helping grow sales and develop staff. Lance shares life lessons learned after building businesses, succeeding in property and share investing and constant upskilling.

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Lauren

TEAM LEADER

Loving a fast-paced environment, Lauren is a multi-tasker extraordinaire. She operates under the mantra ‘there is an online tool for everything’ and is all about making her client’s lives easier.

Having diverse experience as a VA for companies in the skincare, wedding, beauty, coaching, online business and publishing industries, Lauren is equipped with a wide-range of knowledge and can help no matter what the situation.

Lauren has also been there for the many stages of her client’s journeys, from ones just at launch needing processes established, right through to being an EA for established companies.

Lauren will smash out any task you put in front of her from organising events, assisting with customer enquiries, project and event management, database research, process implementation, reporting, and the list goes on!  

Specialties:
/ Executive Assistance
/ Marketing and Social Media
/ Online Business Management
/ Process Creation and Implementation

Rochelle Candy, Virtual Assistant and Office Administrator.

Rochelle

ADMINISTRATOR & VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Rochelle can be quiet, but it only means she’s deep in thought. Known for her precision and diligence, she’s always looking for ways to support her clients and colleagues, and focused on delivering the right outcomes and best service.

Right now she runs a tight ship as not only the Administrator for Strictly Savvy, but also as a virtual assistant. Handling everything from payroll to arranging contractors, Rochelle’s passion is creating clear processes and ensuring everyone is on the same page.

We’ve said that she’s super-focused, but when her job’s done, that’s when we all get to enjoy her personality and sense of humour!

Specialties: 
/ Accounts
/ Systems Setup 
/ Sales and Customer Service
/ Process Documentation
/ Tools and Apps Implementation

Anna Williams, Technical Lead, Strictly Savvy

Anna

TECHNICAL LEAD & SENIOR VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Anna is a highly skilled Senior Virtual Assistant, recognisable phone personality, and app-stack specialist at Strictly Savvy.

Up-front but understated, she’s our go-to for trades-related and app advisory clients. All about keeping their teams working efficiently and their customers up to speed, Anna’s in charge of office and job management, accounts and software testing. She reassures all involved, keeps things calm and running efficiently - and makes it fun at every opportunity.

Anna’s worked as an EA to a wide variety of consultants in New Zealand and abroad, blending an attention to detail with a quietly competitive streak. She admits she loves to take on challenges, like picking up work efficiency apps quickly.

Comfortable with fast-paced change, Anna’s known outside of work for her spontaneity - like picking up the kids for last minute weekend mystery trips!

Specialties:
/ App-stack Advisory & Implementation
/ Xero & Xero Payroll Certified
/ Fergus Expert
/ Job Management and Scheduling
/ Regional Business Partners Network Manager
/ G Suite Setup Specialist

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Leanne

SENIOR VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Priding herself on her consistency and reliability, Leanne comes to the Savvy Squad with 12 plus years as a legal secretary and PA under her multi-talented belt. 

Highly organised and committed to quality, ‘precision’ could very well be Leanne’s middle name, as she thrives when asked to complete tasks that require her utmost focus and accuracy.

Originally hailing from Taranaki, Leanne now considers herself a Hutt local, having spent the last ten years here. Living with her partner, as well as a dog named Dougal, and her cat Geordie, when not busy with Savvy clients, Leanne enjoys taking road trips in their Chev van to see American car shows (no, not for the cars, just for the clothes and shoes!)

Specialties:
/ Transcriptions
/ Personal Assistance
/ Legal Secretarial Duties
/ Calendar Scheduling
/ Document Formatting
/ Recruitment and HR Admin
/ Systems and Processes

Gabby Bradley, Virtual Assistant, Strictly Savvy

Gabby

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

As a multi-talented service delivery and accounts manager, Gabby brings a wealth of knowledge to our clients. She thrives with heavy workloads where she has to juggle lots of balls at once wearing many hats.

Having worked in many trades-based businesses, Gabby has a real knack for coordinating teams and people to get the job done. Nothing ever phases her and she's a very task focussed person.

She loves streamlining processes and finding better and more efficient ways of doing things. You'll always know that she has the tasks under control with her super diligent nature.

Gabby's a straight-talking operations powerhouse.

Specialties:
/ Trades Specialist
/ Xero and Payroll
/ Processes and Systems
/ Property Management Admin
/ Job Scheduling

Lorien Kerr, Virtual Assistant, Strictly Savvy

Lôrien

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

With years of customer service and experience working in a dentist practice, Lorien brings her talent for supporting people and keeping calm under pressure to the Strictly Savvy team. She's a list-maker extraordinaire and loves processes and systems - if there's a process that can be implemented, she's all for it.

Having worked with many tools and apps, she's a master at picking up new systems. Lorien gets a kick out of keeping our clients organised and on track with their daily goals.

She's a fantastic EA with a willingness to learn, improve and support. You can rest assured that Lorien will always have your back and put her hand up to help in any way she can.

Lorien's a pleasure to work with and our clients enjoy feeling supported and under control.

Specialties:
/ Executive Assistance
/ Systems and Processes
/ Customer Service
/ Phone Answering

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Donna

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

A lover of processes and an administrative powerhouse, Donna brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to the Savvy Squad. Her friendly voice is likely the one you will hear on the other end of the phone when you call us, she absolutely loves the one-on-one conversations she gets to have with our clients, and our client’s clients!

Donna knows exactly how to organise people and write up detailed procedural documents. Her attention to detail when it comes to wrangling calendars, appointments, emails and phone lines is impressive, and she is always looking for ways to improve existing processes.

Originally hailing from Taranaki, Donna loves music, dancing, and travelling around NZ. We’re lucky enough to have both Donna and her twin sister Leanne on the Savvy team (no, you’re not seeing double), what a dynamic duo!

Specialties:
/ Customer Service
/ Process Documentation
/ Bookings and Scheduling
/ Email Management

Briar Edwards, Virtual Assistant

Briar

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT 

We knew Briar would be a perfect addition to our Savvy Squad as soon as we heard she was known as the ‘tech-savvy’ one at her previous jobs. Quickly picking up tools, systems, processes and finding better ways of working is her specialty, and now, Briar is our resident HubSpot implementation expert.

Having been customer service focused for the last 10 years, Briar’s no stranger to building relationships, problem solving and working under pressure to meet any client’s needs. Spending 5 years in the travel industry, she’s also the perfect VA to book your flights, accommodation, and any other work-trip or vacation needs!

When she’s not at Savvy, you can catch her travelling herself - especially up the slopes snowboarding!

Specialties:
/ HubSpot
/ Customer Service
/ Calendar Scheduling
/ Travel Arrangements

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Gem

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Providing quality support and helping people are the main drivers for Gem at work, as well as what brings her the most joy. Her cheerful and enthusiastic nature is sure to put a smile on your face, and her dedication and persistence ensures a solution is found to every problem.

Gem's high-level communication and organisation skills have seen her enjoy working in the customer support and administration fields over the past 10 years. Prior to this, she studied film & television production and spent three years living in Sydney whilst working in the industry, so she is well equipped to be paired with any type of business.

Outside of work, Gem is an avid gamer, an animal lover, and photographer. She loves spending her weekends exploring this beautiful country with her husband or snuggling up at home with her three fur-babies.

Specialties:
/ Customer Support
/ Email management
/ Calendar scheduling
/ Coordinating events/travel

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Anesha

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

*Currently on maternity leave*

The multi-talented Anesha is a powerhouse of creativity and calm. Anesha is one organised individual, always working hard to make her clients’ dreams come true! Most often helping them promote themselves on social media and in their marketing and collateral, she designs and streamlines, goes above and beyond, and makes real and caring connections.

She’s a motivated and outgoing leader to her team of creatives and loves supporting businesses with their dreams. With an eye for detail and an ability to think creatively as well as analytically, Anesha’s comfortable with a wide range of online tools and systems.

As Strictly Savvy's longest standing team member, she's well versed in the ever changing landscape of anything tech, design and strategy.

Her positive calm nature comes in handy off the job too, raising two beautiful young girls with her husband in sunny Papamoa!  

Mia Thomas, Graphic Designer

Mia

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Adoring design and especially focused on the strategy that goes in behind everything that she creates, Mia is determined to create work that our clients will be wowed by.

With a broad design background, she’s keen to take on any kind of project but feels that she really excels when it comes to digital communication and branding. Mia is enthusiastic with a drive to help businesses make their dreams come true. She is efficient and has all the right questions to ask, helping clients determine what they need to succeed. Her listening and communication skills are second to none, resulting in her designs exceeding the mark.

When she isn’t sitting in front of her computer she loves to run or get into the gym, as well as explore the best places for brunch with her friends.

Specialties:
/ Graphic Design
/ Content Creation
/ Marketing Collateral
/ Brand Strategy and Identity

Lauren (Loz), Graphic Designer

Lauren (Loz)

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Eager to learn and develop new skills, Lauren brings a hard-working and positive approach to all tasks. With a passion for graphic design, she strives to find creativity in any task no matter whether big or small.

Lauren joins Strictly Savvy with a degree in Design Innovation, majoring in Communication Design and minoring in Marketing. She continues to develop a broad range of skills across design while producing a range of personal brand and illustration based projects in her spare time. She enjoys seeing a vision come to life while building great relationships to ensure the process is fun and enjoyable.

Outside of work, you can find Lauren out and about enjoying the sun, or catching up with friends and family at her latest go-to food spot.

Specialties:
/ Illustration
/ Content Creation
/ Branding & Collateral

Kylie May, Senior Bookkeeper, Strictly Savvy

Kylie

SENIOR BOOKKEEPER

Kylie is a dynamo when it comes to crunching numbers. But she doesn’t stop there. She digs deeper to find the insights behind the data, the critical info about cash flow that business owners need.  

With a professional accounting background, and experience as a successful small business owner herself, Kylie has first-hand project management experience and compliance knowledge. She understands challenges her clients face, and adds immediate value with her high level bookkeeping skills and Xero and Excel expertise.

Specialties:
/ Xero Certified
/ High-level Bookkeeping 
/ Charts and Financial Dashboards
/ Xero and Fergus Setups
/ GST Returns
/ Workflow Max Certified Advisor
/ Payroll Setup and Processing

Kerry, Virtual Assistant, Strictly Savvy

Kerry

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Bringing her wealth of knowledge from previous roles, Kerry is a caring, proactive and diligent executive virtual assistant. Being in high-level roles, she is a self-managing superstar with great time, event, diary AND recruitment skills.

Kerry quite often has many balls up in the air, so you can guarantee that she likes to keep organised, which allows her to work at high volumes without compromising quality. Being across everything from travel bookings, document formatting, inbox wrangling, database management, to full diary and project management - there is almost nothing she can’t do.

With proven experience supporting the likes of Directors and CEOs in government agencies, she’s fully equipped with a skillset that ensures a high standard of delivery for both her clients, as well as their clients. Kerry is happy to sink her teeth into any project or task, and brings discretion, empathy and cultural awareness to everything she does.

Specialties:
/ Executive Assistance
/ Event Management
/ Recruitment
/ Document Management and Proofreading

Corrinne, Virtual Assistant, Strictly Savvy

Corrinne

BOOKKEEPER

Stepping into the virtual assistant world from back in 2013, Corrinne knows what it takes to keep organised, as well as calm under pressure, while still meeting deadlines. Prior to the VA world, Corrinne was already working in similar roles as a personal assistant and bookkeeper, so she has the perfect mix of being detail and people focussed.

Corrinne has extensive knowledge in the bookkeeping realm, spanning across bank reconciliation, accounts payable and receivable, invoicing, payroll, PAYE, GST returns and more. As well as bookkeeping, she also dabbles in the PA space from email and diary management, to document creation and appointment booking.

Supporting all types of clients from directors, to not-for-profit companies, she has a wide range of experience across industries and that above all – great communication is her thing!

Specialties:
/ Payroll and PAYE
/ Accounts Payable and Receivable
/ Xero Certified
/ GST Returns

Casey Allen, Virtual Assistant, Strictly Savvy

Casey

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Assisting in everything from recruitment, sales support, processes and systems, marketing, and anything admin, Casey is the perfect right-hand woman for busy businesses.

Casey comes with 17 years’ experience across various types of businesses and takes enjoyment from playing a pivotal role within a company. She gets her fuel from helping them to grow, streamline, and take the pressure off their crazy workloads.

Adaptability, accuracy, and efficiency are the keys to Casey’s success, and she will quickly become an integral part of your team.

Specialties:
/ Processes and Systems
/ Recruitment
/ Project Management
/ Sales

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Think you have what it takes to be part of the Savvy Squad?

You'll be naturally organised and efficient, thrive on working under pressure and love to have fun. Your work ethic has seen you become the go-to-person in your previous roles and you love the idea of helping business owners achieve their dreams of continual growth, increased productivity and all round greatness!

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