Our team is passionate and highly qualified with enviable experience individually and collectively. Yes, we’ve handpicked the best but our people deliver much more than the sum of their technical skills; they’re also resourceful, inventive and easy to have around.

Our first-line support is provided through our fully trained partners, located around the country. Our service engineers have direct access to our dedicated and highly certified Specialists based in Auckland and Wellington, as well as our overseas manufacturers’ Technical Assistance Centres.

We have unrivalled capability in application and network optimisation and we work well with others. We’re the team to have your back.


Craig Burston, General Manager
Based in Auckland, Craig has responsibility for Optinet’s overall day to day operations and strategic direction. Craig has over 25 years in the IT industry with senior roles including; client relationship management, new business development, sales management and start-ups. His focus is to grow the business through relationships, innovation and delivering great solutions for complex requirements.

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Gareth Williams, National Service Manager
Gareth is our Service Manager responsible for Optinet’s service operations. Gareth has over 29 years’ experience in the ICT industry and 10 years managing a large network support for one of NZ largest Service Providers.


Jason Nand, Business Development Manager
Jason has a National Business Development across existing and new Optinet clients.   This role drives him to use his extensive Pre-Sales knowledge across the Networking and Security portfolio, with over 10 Years’ experience in the NZ Technology Sector and roles with Ingram Micro and Westcon Group, Jason helps his clients understand the ever changing technology landscape and the infrastructure investments they should make.

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Damon Lord, Network Consulting Manager
Damon has been with the company since 2005. He plays a key role in pre-sales design, installation and support of our solutions for our Auckland client base. Originating from the UK, Damon has 15 years of experience in IT and is certified in Blue Coat, Fortinet, and F5, and holds an Honours degree.


Jaco van der Westhuizen, Account Director
Jaco is based in the Auckland office and responsible for managing the ongoing relationship with our major customers. Jaco is an experienced Sales Executive with more than 15 years of experience in security solution sales across United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand. His areas of expertise include all aspects of security, including perimeter, web, email, network, managed security and cloud computing. His expertise is on the protection of high-value information assets, helping NZ companies to protect and manage their systems throughout their lifecycles.