Meet our global judges
Our global judges will select one winner for each of the four categories, from the pool of regional winners across the globe.
Co-founder & partner, SMB Group
Laurie brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry to her current role as cofounder and partner at SMB Group.
Director of Transformation, BDO Global
Becca is responsible for bringing together and aligning the business services offering across BDO's 164 member firms around a common purpose to drive value to their clients and their own business.
Global Head of Partnerships, Stripe
Jeanne oversees Stripe’s relationships with financial partners such as leading banks and card networks, major technology partnerships, and overall business development.
John is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of business expertise. He has a background in venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions, building, plus experience growing software companies and highly motivated teams.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
As CEO, Sukhinder leads the growth and performance of Xero globally. With more than 25 years’ in Silicon Valley as a CEO, digital leader and board member, she has experience building and scaling global companies including Google, Amazon, Yodlee, Joyus and StubHub.
EGM, Customer Experience, Xero
Nigel leads the award-winning global customer experience team at Xero. His teams present knowledge, enable community collaboration, and provide digital support to the exponentially growing customer base, which currently sits over 3.7m subscribers.
Meet our New Zealand judges
Our NZ judges will select one winner for each of the four categories, from the pool of entries across New Zealand.
CEO, Auckland Business Chamber
Simon serves as the CEO of the Auckland Business Chamber where his passion is for making it easier for SMEs to do business in Auckland.
Sue de Bievre
CEO, Plugin Accountant Limited
Susannah is founder of Beany and Plugin Accountant. She is an intrepid entrepreneur and feminist with a penchant for disruption, spotting problems and fixing them.
Founder & CEO, 1Centre
Miriana is passionate about enabling businesses to have a great experience when onboarding with a new supplier and agreeing trade credit terms. She wants her credit teams to have access to relevant and up-to-date trade data to make decisions about extending credit now and in the future.
New Zealand Country Manager, Xero
Bridget is the country manager for New Zealand, responsible for overseeing the execution of New Zealand’s go-to-market strategy, revenue, market share, and advancing Xero’s brand as a leading small business platform.
Lead Product Designer, Xero
Maarten is a lead product designer at Xero.