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Our story.

Strictly Savvy - Where your life and business transform: as if by magic.

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 are 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.

We're 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, regularly attending networking events around the Wellington region.

M: 027 453 9029
E: joy@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

OFFICE MANAGER

Rochelle is someone who always gets things sorted. Passionate about getting the right outcomes, she now runs the Strictly Savvy office.

Handling everything from data entry to spreadsheets to proofing and reconciling accounts, we count on Rochelle for her precision and diligence.

With a background in retail as well as admin, she’s used to being a multi-tasker, customer focused, and results driven.

She says some might be surprised by how competitive she can be - but it’s all about getting the highest quality results. Rochelle fits right into our fast-paced and savvy team.

Keeley Witika, Virtual Assistant, Strictly Savvy

Keeley Witika

SENIOR VIRTUAL ASSISTANT


Keeley thrives on variety, change, and challenge. She loves to sort administrative chaos and works with clients from executives to consultants to teachers. 

Described as passionate, colourful and hardworking, Keeley takes the lead on projects from inbox management to leading teams, getting others on board along the way.

A planner, organiser and list-maker, Keeley makes things happen - with a bit of moxie. Unapologetically herself, and with a natural flair for communication, Keeley’s become the go-to person for maintaining peace of mind for clients in particularly stressful situations.

Proactive and productive, efficient and decisive, we count on Keeley to make our clients' lives easier!

 Specialties:
/ Executive Assistance
/ Sorting Administrative Chaos
/ Xero Certified
/ Editing, Proofreading, Word & PDF Formatting
/ Inbox Management

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
/ Negotiation
/ Business Planning
/ Time Management
/ Inbox Monitoring
/ Office Management
/ Microsoft Office Suite

Laura Rowlands-Quinn, Virtual Assistant, Strictly Savvy

Laura Jameson

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Willing to get stuck into anything, and then pick up and run with it, Laura takes care of her clients' businesses with enthusiasm.  With more than 10 years' experience in customer service, she's known for her natural friendliness, especially when dealing with people over the phone. 

Comfortable in high-pressure situations, Laura also defuses them with her warmth, sincerity and calm nature. 

New to the Savvy Squad, she says that she's already enjoying the fast pace that comes with being a virtual assistant and thrives in a fun and hard-working environment. 

Outside of work, she tells us she's a keen veggie gardener, so we're looking forward to a taste of what she harvests!

Specialties:
/ Phone Answering
/ Customer Service
/ Training and Support
/ General Administration

Kylie May, Xero Bookkeeper, Strictly Savvy

Kylie May

BOOKKEEPER | XERO CERTIFIED

Kylie comes to us with a professional accounting background and six years experience as a successful small business owner.

She has managed customers, suppliers and staff, and has experience with compliance and project administration. Such practical experience combined with Kylie's common sense approach and excellent understanding of accounts is an asset to the clients she assists here at Strictly Savvy.

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

GRAPHIC DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER

An uber-skilled and experienced photographer, we think Teesha may just have been behind the camera before she was in front of it. In addition to her photography skills, Teesha is also a graphic designer with a passion for editorial design as well as an absolute whizz with all things social media and online (including being a fountain of knowledge when it comes to MailChimp!).

An integral part of our projects team, Teesha works at speed; focusing her expertise on producing stellar social media comms and implementation – specifically on the platforms of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Specialties:
/ Photography + Videography
/ Graphic design - editorial, branding
/ MailChimp
/ Adobe Creative Suite
/ Annual Report Design

Anesha Ralston, Designer and Online Specialist, Strictly Savvy

Anesha Ralston

DESIGNER & ONLINE SPECIALIST

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.

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, when she straps on a tool belt to do-over houses with her husband!

Specialties:
/ Online and app guru
/ Website design
/ Event management using Eventbrite
/ MailChimp
/ Digital marketing

Gabii Love

GRAPHIC DESIGNER / CREATIVE

As a graphic designer, Gabii loves to help others communicate with a larger audience: to streamline what they're trying to say, take out the jargon and turn it into graphic communications. 

With a degree in Media Design and diploma in Creative Advertising, Gabii loves putting a project together end-to-end: from document designs, to branding, getting all the visual content ready for publication. Previously working for big advertising companies like DDB and Saatchi & Saatchi, she is now focusing on implementing this for small businesses in her work at Strictly Savvy. Just because you’re a small business doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality work.

Specialties:
/ Graphic Design
/ Adobe Creative Suite
/ Social Media Management
/ Annual Report Design



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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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