Adam Stead — Digital Strategist & Web Expert
Entrepreneur Adam Stead has over 10 years’ experience in the web development industry; Creating websites, custom web applications and a webSMS platform among a number of other customised online marketing solutions. With extensive experience in PHP, Java, user experience, ecommerce and generally everything else, not much happens on the internet without Adam knowing about it!
Adam has worked with a range of clients from large Government departments and corporations to SME’s and privately owned companies. However, in Adam’s eyes his greatest achievement is being a valued member and contributor to the open source community.
As vice president of the Web Industry Professionals Association (WIPA); Adam is championing tighter regulation of the web development industry to improve the overall quality of work and increase the value of this rapidly growing industry.
Flynn McFarlane — Digital Marketing Expert
Flynn McFarlane quickly gained a passion for business and at an early age, starting his first business in high school at age 17. Through running his own business Flynn quickly discovered the many hard lessons he had to face.
Following high school Flynn started University to further develop skills to further his career in the business world. Through his studies, he discovered the theories behind already seeded thoughts, as well as completing a marketing internship at Coca-Cola Amatil.
Throughout University Flynn was still deeply involved in marketing practice, applying everything he was learning to his job with an entertainment company as marketing and promotions manager.
After completing his studies and gaining valuable industry experience, Flynn started a marketing consultancy firm One1one Marketing, which he later sold. Now as lead digital marketing expert and business strategist, Flynn helps businesses grow and exceed their goals. Specialising in online marketing integration for small to medium sized business.
Truman Butterworth — User Experiance Designer
Truman comes to us all the way from New Zealand (SilverStripe is from NZ too!) with experience working in world-renowned creative agencies. Truman is a true creative with amazing passion for outstanding design.
Specialising in user experience and user interface web design, Truman is all about providing a rich online experience for users. He will work with you to take your concepts into visual wireframes and designs, bringing your ideas to life.
Truman also has a passion for mobile and responsive design, further enriching the user experience for your customers.
Ben Wang — Back-end Developer
Ben heads up the development team as an experienced web developer with over 6 years of experience from all over the world. He has worked on a number of large scale projects specialising in PHP, MySQL, XML, JQuery and a number of open source platforms (with extensive experience in SilverStripe). Ben also holds a Master of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science with double Honours in Computer Science and Business Administration.
As Hive Web Studio’s Lead Developer, Ben takes charge of key client projects and oversees all project development work. His experience working with larger clients shines through with his process-based strategy, programming expertise and project management.
Daniel Snare — Production Manager & Front-end Developer
Daniel has been achieving great things since before he even graduated high school. His web development talents were recognised through a Prime Minister's Award - Business and Innovation Industry in 2006. He then took this to the next level by receiving an award from the ABW Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 National Awards for his multimedia start-up business.
Graham Alterator — Accounts Manager
Graham has worked in the finance industry for over 40 years in a number of different roles, bringing a lifetime of experience to our team. As our accounts manager Graham liaises with our clients for all accounts matters and works closely with the directors on the operation of the company.