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Gus Sepulveda is a Senior Engineer and Managing Director at Queenstown IT.
Originally from Patagonia in the south region of Chile, Gus holds his home culture close to his heart but is a true Queenstown Local having been a resident since 2003.
Prior to starting Queenstown IT in 2007, Gus worked as an IT Consultant for the Chilean Government and University where he completed studies in Chile; he was also an avid contributor to some of today’s most popular Open-Source platforms.
Additionally, Gus strive to be the first adopter, biggest influencer, and best promoter of relevant technologies for his clients which include some of New Zealand most iconic enterprises and individuals. He routinely shares his insights in optimising business results through the use of technology, fueling innovation, and enabling IT operational excellence.
Gus holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Major in Networking and Security from the Catholic University of the North in Chile and a New Zealand Diploma in Business from the Southern Institute of Technology in New Zealand.
With more than 20 years of knowledge & hands on experience in Consultancy, Programming, Networks, Infrastructure, Technical Support, and Design; Gus has established a reputation as a progressive Entrepreneur & Managing Director for 3 successful companies with a passion for business excellence and helping others.
A contributing supporter of the community in many ways from volunteering his Translation Services at the Queenstown Courthouse and Police; to being an active member of the Institute of Directors NZ and sitting on the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Advisory Committee for the Tech Industry.
Angela van der Palen
Originally from the Netherlands; Angela arrived in Auckland in 2011 to complete a placement for her Hotel Management study. She fell in love with the country instantly and decided she wanted to call New Zealand home. She relocated to Queenstown in 2016 and is now well settled with her partner and daughter.
Angela completed a Bachelor in Business Administration with focus in the Hotel Industry. She has years of hospitality experience, mainly at the Front Office, in multiple countries. Her career grew over the years and she ended up as a Front Office Manager in a Queenstown hotel. With a team of 18 people in a 24 /7 business Angela learned the importance of multi-tasking, communicating and supporting quickly. However the daily focus were our customers; making them feel cared for, valued and respected. These experiences and skills are easily transferred in Angela’s current role.
In her time off work, Angela’s time is mostly spent with Gus and their daughter. Together they found a new hobby; swimming. When the little one gets a bit older, Angela is looking forward to start baking goodies together.
Originally from West Yorkshire, England; James and his partner moved to Western Australia in early 2015 before relocating to Queenstown in February 2016.
James has around 6 years experience working in a variety of IT positions from Technical Analysis, IT Engineering through to Solutions and Enterprise Architecture. He has primarily held positions in the Finance, IT Service and Health Sectors. Notable projects include a Technical Lead position on a Public Sector IT upgrade with circa 22,000 devices and Infrastructure Architect on a Financial Services merger.
James has a variety of interests including Football (Soccer!) with Huddersfield Town being his number one passion, he also enjoys Travel, Snowboarding, Language and Technology!