Navigate uncertain times with a scalable resource.

Business owners were struggling to get everything done, and we knew we could help. 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.

Since 2012 we've been growing a team of high-calibre virtual assistants with a multitude of skills, talents and knowledge. We have also developed streamlined processes and systems all of which directly benefit our clients, set us apart from the average business and places us as the leading virtual assistant company in New Zealand.

By building a team with such an extensive array of skills,
we're able to assist you with almost any task.

Whether you call us an outsourced office admin team, business support team or a virtual secretarial service - we can assist with anything that will free up your time to spend it where it's needed most.

Virtual assistants are no longer a secret - the concept features in many productivity blogs and is called by some a productivity secret weapon.

Outsource your to-do list to our team of savvy virtual assistants - we're that little bit of magic you've been looking for! Get in touch...

Did you know we're an award winning team?

Strictly Savvy awards won

Our team.

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

Joy Hewitt, Business Development Manager, Strictly Savvy

Joy Hewitt

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Joy brings energy and enthusiasm to her role, and has a key focus on developing rewarding and meaningful business relationships with clients.

With a natural curiosity to learn and meet new contacts, Joy enjoys engaging with people of all walks of life, and where business owners are concerned – learning how the business operates is key, as this allows her to determine how engaging the services of a virtual assistant can help free up their valuable time so they can focus on growing their business.

Joy is often out and about as the face of Strictly Savvy, and is currently the President of her BNI chapter in Wellington.

M: 027 453 9029
E: joy@strictlysavvy.co.nz

Anesha Ralston

HEAD OF CREATIVE

The multi-talented Anesha is a powerhouse of creativity and organisation. 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 creative who 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 software, and working with all kinds of websites.  

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

Specialties:
/ Graphic Design
/ Website Design
/ MailChimp
/ Digital Marketing
/ Online and App Guru

Talk to Anesha about any projects you have on your mind!
E:
anesha@strictlysavvy.co.nz

Jo Muggeridge, Founder, Strictly Savvy

Jo Jensen

FOUNDER

Jo is one cool, calm and collected leader. She does love the thrill of helping business owners achieve their full potential. However, her level-headedness balances well with her constant drive to conquer the next challenge. 

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. 

Before founding Strictly Savvy, Jo worked as an executive assistant in the private sector. She built on what she learned, and blended those valuable skills with her passion to innovate. Jo now leads a high performing virtual assistant team that delivers valuable and efficient service to clients, helping them reach their goals and dreams.

Lance Jensen, Director and CFO, Strictly Savvy

Lance Jensen

DIRECTOR & 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.

Rochelle Candy, Office Manager, Strictly Savvy

Rochelle Candy

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 set up 
/ Sales and customer service
/ Process documentation

Anna Williams, Senior Virtual Assistant, Strictly Savvy

Anna Williams

SENIOR VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Anna is a highly interactive Senior Virtual Assistant, and now recognisable phone personality at Strictly Savvy.

Up-front but understated, she’s our go-to for trades-related 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 customer service. 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:
/ Customer service
/ Order processing
/ Job management and scheduling
/ Inbox monitoring
/ Office management
/ Microsoft Office Suite

Laura Rowlands-Quinn, Virtual Assistant, Strictly Savvy

Leanne Rookes

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

Sandra Davies

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

With such a comprehensive range of administrative skills, you would be forgiven for thinking Sandra has six arms! 

Friendly and service-oriented, Sandra prides herself on her relationship management skills and is right at home liaising with stakeholders and clients. 

Whether you are looking for a dedicated EA or an administrative generalist with senior-level skills including recruitment support, minute taking, event coordination, or complex word processing and document prep, Sandra is the super-organised, responsive support person you are looking for.

Specialties:
/ Executive assistance
/ Recruitment support
/ Minute taking
/ Document formatting

Kylie May, Xero Bookkeeper, Strictly Savvy

Kylie May

BOOKKEEPER | XERO CERTIFIED

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 six years 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.
 
But it’s not just her blend of professional and practical experience that makes Kylie more unique than you’d expect. Underneath her quiet exterior is someone with a knowledge of all things Motorsport...which may explain why she’s so driven!

Specialties:

/ Xero Certified
/ High-level Bookkeeping
/ Charts and Financial Dashboards
/ Xero and ReceiptBank Setups
/ GST Returns
/ Payment System Setup
/ Workflow Max Certified Advisor

Karen Edmonds, Bookkeeper, Strictly Savvy

Karen Edmonds

BOOKKEEPER | XERO CERTIFIED

As well as setting keyboards on fire with her insanely fast typing speed, Karen is a Xero and Xero Payroll certified numbers queen who loves reconciling and reporting almost as much as she loves rugby. 

She combines her skills and trustworthiness as a treasurer on a committee, and through using tools like Airtable she manages sports teams and helps ensure fees are paid and uniforms are accounted for. 

Around the Savvy office, Karen is known for her kind and caring nature and is a solid client favourite for her ability to transcribe at the speed of light and whip accounts, bookkeeping, and payroll admin into shape.

Specialties:
/ Xero + Xero Payroll
/ Accounts and Bookkeeping
/ Transcriptions
/ Database Management

Teesha Masson, Designer and Photographer, Strictly Savvy

Teesha Masson

GENERAL MANAGER

Team Lead for the Creative crew at Strictly Savvy, Teesha is a creative dynamo.  A visual brand expert, she’s passionate about helping clients express their personality in fresh new ways through photography, collateral, documents, websites and social media profiles.
 
She loves design and photography projects, creating headshots, banners and graphic packages - even tackling 60 page annual reports! 
 
Teesha works fast, but can always be counted on to deliver high quality. She’s also constantly upskilling to stay ahead of the latest tools, apps and techniques.
 
Clients also tell us they love how she stays steady under pressure, and makes real and lasting connections with them throughout the process.

Specialties:

/ Photography + Videography
/ Graphic design 
/ Adobe Creative Suite
/ Website Design

Jaymie Morgan

BOOKKEEPER | VIRTUAL ASSISTANT 

With solid experience in the farming and construction industries, Jaymie brings a unique blend of professionalism and trade banter to handle clients' bookkeeping & administrative needs.

Efficiency with an exceptional attention to detail is the name of the game, the more complex the task, the more enjoyable the challenge is for her.

With that said, Jaymie is dedicated to her clients and focuses on building positive and trustworthy relationships. She prides herself on always being engaged and adaptive to any situation.

Specialties:
/ Xero certified
/ Xero conversions & set up
/ MYOB & ACE Payroll
/ High level bookkeeping




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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!

Check out our current vacancies here.

 

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