Strictly Savvy began in 2012 because we saw business owners 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.
Over the last six years we've established a team of savvy 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 place 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.
Virtual assistants are no longer a secret - the concept features in many productivity blogs and is called by some a secret productivity weapon.
Outsource your to-do list to our team of savvy virtual assistants - we are the game-changer you've been looking for! Get in touch...
Did you know we're an award winning 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.
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
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.
Prior to Strictly Savvy, Jo's career was as an executive assistant in the private sector. Those valuable skills have translated into being able to lead a high performing virtual assistant team. She always strives to provide a valuable and efficient service to clients.
Jo loves the thrill of being able to help business owners achieve their full potential.
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 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 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!
/ Executive Assistance
/ Sorting Administrative Chaos
/ Xero Certified
/ Editing, Proofreading, Word & PDF Formatting
/ Inbox Management
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!
/ Customer Service
/ Order Processing
/ Job Management and Scheduling
/ Business Planning
/ Time Management
/ Inbox Monitoring
/ Office Management
/ Microsoft Office Suite
SENIOR VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
Quick with a smile, Sandra’s even quicker to turn EA projects around for her clients - creating order out of chaos, efficiently, so they can see instant and tangible results.
Described as positive and professional, dedicated and responsive, Sandra puts clients and stakeholders at ease, guiding them through critical turning points, sorting out problems, finding solutions, and refining processes to make everything run more smoothly.
A super-organised administrative generalist with senior level EA skills, she handles recruitment support, diary management, travel arrangements, minute taking, event coordination and general office management.
Known outside of work as a Book Club Queen, Sandra also happens to be a go-to person if you need crocheted baby blankets, which she creates (at speed, of course) in her spare time.
/ Executive Assistance
/ Recruitment Support
/ Minute Taking
/ Document Formatting
/ Health and Safety Compliance
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.
/ Xero Certified
/ High-level Bookkeeping
/ Charts and Financial Dashboards
/ Xero and ReceiptBank Setups
/ GST Returns
/ Payment System Setup
/ Workflow Max Certified Advisor
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.
/ Xero + Xero Payroll
/ Accounts and Bookkeeping
/ Database Management
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!
/ Phone Answering
/ Customer Service
/ Training and Support
/ General Administration
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.
/ Graphic design - editorial, branding
/ Social media
/ Adobe Suite
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!
/ Online and app guru
/ Website design
/ Event management using Eventbrite
/ Digital marketing
Think you have what it takes to be part of the Savvy Squad?
Check out our current vacancies here.