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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.

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

Teesha Masson, Designer and Photographer, Strictly Savvy

Teesha Masson

HEAD OF CREATIVE

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.

M: 022 475 7827
E: 
teesha@strictlysavvy.co.nz

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

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 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 Office Manager for Strictly Savvy, and 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

Trina Noda

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Introducing... Trina! In addition to possessing more admin experience than you can shake a stick at, Trina brings invaluable organisational skills from her time working in operations coordination and management.

Using this high-level organisation and communication with Savvy clients, Trina is a scheduling whizz with exceptional customer service skills. Her eagle eye for the finer details means she is an excellent proof-reader, and our clients sing her praises for her ability to expertly coordinate their busy lives.

Trina has a strong work ethic and strives to be the best role model to her three children; showing them it is possible to work hard, play hard (you can find her on the netball court in her spare time), and maintain strong connections with family and friends.

Specialties:

/ Calendar scheduling
/ Co-ordinating teams
/ Personal assistance
/ Proofreading


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 two cats (Fat Gary and 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

Amanda Lockyer

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

With over 30 years working in a corporate, public sector environment, including five years as EA to Chief of Air Force for New Zealand Defence, and four years working in the NZ Government Ministerial Office, Amanda doesn't miss a beat. Highly trained and competent with almost anything 'admin' you can throw at her, we're pleased Amanda has decided to turn her rather skilled hands to the dynamic world of virtual assistance! 
 
Outside the corporate world, Amanda previously established and owned a popular café, so she loves quality food and wine (in particular, an excellent South Island Pinot Gris). Amanda is most comfortable being outdoors; describing herself as sporty, adventurous, and the sort of person who 'likes to get her hands dirty' with everything from driving tractors and swinging hammers, to landscaping!

Specialties:
/ Personal Assistance
/ Executive Assistance
/ Document Formatting 
/ Travel Arrangements 
/ Event Management



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

Taryn Dawidowski

GRAPHIC DESIGNER / CREATIVE

A motivated and outgoing individual who loves building relationships, Taryn comes to SS with a colourful tool belt jam-packed with creative professional strengths. Armed with qualifications and experience across web and graphic design, she puts these skills to very good use; helping our Savvy clients create engaging graphics and visual communications. 

Taryn LOVES her job as creating beautiful illustrations, stunning websites, fit-for-purpose documents, and sleek business branding feels more like play than work!

When she is not putting her all into a creative project, Taryn enjoys travelling, where she likes to put her photography skills to the test with exotic new backdrops. As if all these talents aren't impressive enough, this Jill of all trades is also a trained yoga instructor and has a degree in Political Science and Geography.

Specialties:
/ Visual communications
/ Business branding + graphic design
/ Web design



Join Our Team

#SAVVYSQUAD

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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