Kevin Best is the founding Director of Efinity. Kevin formed Efinity as a result of his experiences from implementing a website solution while he was the Sales & Marketing Manager for Genesis Energy. The Genesis experience left him believing there was a gap in the market for a specialist web services company that specifically focussed on business outcomes rather than just technology or design. Apart from his marketing role at Genesis, Kevin has been a business manager at Powerco Ltd where he was responsible for the development & implementation of the successful Home Power Prepayment Metering System and the Energy Centre remote kiosk-based transaction system. Outside of technology Kevin can be found at various football venues around the region, either watching his children, playing or coaching the next generation of wannabe All Whites.
Julie-Ann has over a decade of project management experience and extensive analytical skills, she brings strong people skills into play, to meet customer and stakeholder expectations. Julie-Ann is highly proficient in prioritizing and delegating the project workload, ensuring that the team are focused on delivering the end goal. Julie-Ann loves to travel for both work and pleasure and when not at work loves to play golf and enjoys fishing. Since moving to New Plymouth with her husband, Julie-Ann has learnt how to catch whitebait.
Davina is married to Kevin Best and is one of the owners of Efinity. She has been instrumental in keeping the back-end financial and business processes operating correctly for the last 16 years. Davina & Kevin have 3 beautiful children who they dedicate a great deal of their lives towards and they enjoy the company of their family and friends and many sporting and social activities.
Aaron has been at Efinity since the start of 2012 after being drawn to New Zealand from the UK. He holds a BSc Honors Degree in Computer Science from the University of Essex and is a specialist in back-end development using the Microsoft technology stack. He is a keen problem solver and is adept at seamlessly integrating solutions with external software and services. His careful attention to detail and expert advice throughout the development process results in effective and innovative solutions. In his spare time, Aaron likes to play and watch soccer (or ‘football’ as he is very keen to correct), as well as keep up to date with the latest technological trends.
Chris has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry and brings strong experience in finance, inventory and enterprise level applications to the Efinity team. He has worked with Taranaki businesses such as TSB Bank, Tenderlink and Fitzroy Engineering. Chris has a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences degree from Waikato University. He is a practical problem solver that is driven to find the right solution for each problem. When Chris is not at work he can be found somewhere down the coast surfing, fishing or windsurfing.
Chris, originally from Indonesia, was a web designer wannabe who finally found his niche in front-end (FE) development: an area where he can enjoy engineering great designs and with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation. He has been with Efinity since the end of 2009 after finishing his Masters degree in Computer and Information Sciences from AUT University. Specialising in HTML, CSS, and JQuery, he also has a keen eye for usability, accessibility, and FE optimisation. He enjoys reading, board games, basketball, as well as keeping up to date with his 2 favourite teams: Utah Jazz and AC Milan.
James is a senior project manager with experience onboarding large global Oil and Gas companies onto Trackit Energy. He specializes in digital transformation and acts as the focal point between our clients and our development staff. James has a strong passion for excellence and enjoys the odd mince pie.
Johan joined the Efinity team soon after earning his MCIS from AUT and has been with Efinity since 2015. Prior to Efinity, Johan has worked in the commodity finance in Singapore for 4 years, developing an enterprise system for managing high value international trades. Johan is a keen learner and has experience working with various web technology stacks, such as Oracle and Microsoft technologies, and most recently with mobile app development. He is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining the wide-ranged digital solutions that Efinity provides to its customers. Johan is an ardent lover of chocolate and plays the piano in his free time.
Zak Patterson worked at Efinity from December 2018 to September 2019 as a backend developer, Zak unexpectedly passed away in September 2019 and we will always remember our friend Zak as a gifted developer, kind, funny, hardworking and charming, RIP.