People

We are a bright and passionate team of 19 New-Zealand-based programmatic champions and media specialists offering a diverse range of skills, experience and talents. We are tireless in our pursuit of results first - working hard and playing harder.

Say hello to:

Zane Furtado - Programmatic Director

Mob: +64 27 2 834 443

Email: zane@acquirenz.com

Zane has previously worked with multiple ad exchanges, ad networks, DSP’s, DMP’s and SSP’s as a digital marketer. He sits on different councils at the IAB and frequently lectures at Unitec on programmatic topics. Zane brings his overseas experience in media planning and traffic management along with a strong knowledge of social media strategy. He heads the ad ops team from end-to-end campaign management, daily optimisation, strategy development, reporting and account management.

Awards

- Senior Ad-operation Person of the Year - IAB NZ Awards (2016)
- Grand Prix - IAB NZ Awards (2016)

Nick Paschalis - Agency Sales Director

Mob: +64 21 798 890

Email: nick@acquirenz.com

Nick is one of our most recent additions, joining the Acquire account management team after five years as Head of Direct Sales at Yahoo. He’s previously held senior positions with MediaOne Network, Health TV and Fairfax Media.

Anthony Ord - Strategic Director

Mob: +64 27 649 9198

Email: ant@acquirenz.com

Ant is a veteran New Zealand media specialist with over 17 years’ experience working for agencies such as Colenso BBDO, DDB, DraftFCB and Mitchells. He provides digital and integrated strategic thinking and assists with campaign design.

Chris Schultz - Managing Director

Mob: +64 21 994 335

Email: chris@acquirenz.com

Chris leads Acquire’s strategic direction, managing growth together with his senior management team, and is focused on leading programmatic advertising in New Zealand.

Ashwin Sundaram - Head of Custom AdOps

Mob: +64 22 043 9988

Email: ashwin@acquirenz.com

Ashwin joined the Acquire team over three and half years ago. Devoted to his work, he quickly rose to the top, winning Junior Ad Ops person of Year at the IAB NZ 2017 Awards. His focus is on consistently over-delivering campaigns across multiple channels using innovative tools and strategies, while focusing on the bigger picture.