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August 29, 2006

Going global from New Zealand


Rod Drury is an experienced technology entrepreneur passionate about software development and building value.

Rod was founder and CEO of AfterMail which was acquired by Quest Software in January 2006 and subsequently won Best Exchange Product at TechEd 2006 in Boston.

Rod co-founded USA based Context Connect Incorporated  which provides Directory solutions for mobile devices. Rod was recently awarded a significant patent in the Directories area.

Prior to this Rod was CTO of Advantage Group where he spent significant time in the USA working with leading international technology companies.

In 1995 Rod established Glazier Systems, one of New Zealand’s leading software development and consulting companies. Glazier Systems was acquired by Advantage Group in 1999 and continues today as Intergen.

In the late 80’s to early 90’s Rod worked primarily for Ernst & Young/Arthur Young, as well as spending several years working on telecommunication billing systems both in New Zealand and the USA.

Through his career Rod has maintained a close relationship with Microsoft and was selected as New Zealand’s first representative on the Microsoft MSDN Regional Director program, holding the role from 1997 to 2000. Rod achieved Microsoft MVP status for his work in the early days of Active Server Pages.

Rod was an Independent Director of TradeMe, New Zealand’s most successful eCommerce Internet site when it was recently sold to Australian Public Listed Company Fairfax. Rod continues on the TradeMe Advisory Board. Rod joined NZ Trade & Enterprise Beachheads Program Advisory Board in August 2006 and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.


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