Our Team | PaySauce

Our Team

The awesome sauce which makes everything taste better

Asantha Wijeyeratne
CEO / Co-founder

With a background in accounting and payroll, Asantha successfully built SmartPayroll to have over 10,000 SME's. After exiting SmartPayroll in 2013 he was driven to further improve payroll for small businesses by utilising the latest generation of technology. By always putting the customers needs first, he believes PaySauce will revolutionise how people get paid.

Troy Tarrant
CTO / Co-founder

Troy has over 20 years experience in IT development, product design and architecture. Ten of those years focused solely on HR and payroll applications. He has worked on projects from small business all the way to government. He has built PaySauce using best practice techniques to enable rapid development, security and scale.

Vicky Taylor
Head of Customer Experience

Having previously managed the customer service team at SmartPayroll, Vicky jumped at the chance to work with Asantha again. Vicky's extensive payroll knowledge is second to none. She has built up a team of experts who will ensure your experience with PaySauce is a treat!

Logan Tyson
Head of Growth & Partnerships

Logan loves innovative solutions to old problems. He's excited to help introduce PaySauce to Kiwi businesses.

Ben Colgate
Head of Design

Having worked with some of NZ's top SaaS companies, Ben knows what it takes to keep us ahead of the competition.

Rachel Marsland
Operations

Rachel's extensive operational experience keeps the lights on and things running smoothly. We'd fall apart without her!

Krishnakumar Guda
CFO

Krishna has a wealth of experience in technology businesses around the globe, including as Director of Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Unit Global Services, at Ericsson. Krishna’s background in best-practice technology operations around the globe will be critical to PaySauce’s international growth.

Asantha Wijeyeratne
Director (Non-Independent)

Asantha moved to New Zealand in his twenties and built a number of successful businesses prior to founding New Zealand’s largest SME payroll provider, SmartPayroll. He sold that business due to technical limitations which prevented it from responding rapidly to customer needs. He founded PaySauce to bring a fresh approach to payroll software and revolutionise the way SME owners pay staff and manage employment obligations.

Andrew Barnes
Director (Non-Independent) / Chairman

Andrew has a track record of market-changing innovations and the digitisation of various industries. Andrew is the founder of Perpetual Guardian and Managing Director of Complectus.

Andrew was previously a director and founder of Just Wills Holdings Limited, CEO of Bestinvest, managing director of Australasian Wealth Management Limited, Chairman of realestate.com.au Limited (now REA Group), and an Executive Director of Macquarie Bank.

Gavin Thompson
Director (Non-Independent)

Gavin is the founder and a director of Catalyst IT, New Zealand’s largest open-source IT service provider. He has over 25 years’ experience in developing software systems in the manufacturing, engineering, financial, and government sectors. This experience is critical in advising on technical matters as PaySauce grows.

Mandy Simpson
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mandy Simpson is a director, consultant and keynote speaker with a focus on the business and human impacts of technology. Over the past decade, Mandy has held a number of senior executive roles in New Zealand including Chief Financial Officer at Fronde and Chief Operating Officer at NZX.

Nick Lewis
Independent Non-Executive Director

Nick currently chairs the board of Mojo Coffee, and is on the boards of renewable electricity generator Pioneer Energy and CarboNZero-certified energy retailer Ecotricity.

Nick is an angel investor in early-stage tech companies, and was the first chair of the crowdfunding website PledgeMe.

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