About

Cloud Fit is the creation of Andy Carruthers.

Andy has been involved in a number of businesses over the past 20 years, including TimeZoneOne as CFO and CEO at Line 2 Line. They employ 30 staff and turnover $5M pa

He is a budget advisor with the Family Budget Service, a volunteer surf life guard and father of three. He is a keen surfer, runner and mountain bike rider.

SKILLS

Financial Payroll, GST, Accounts payable / receivables, management reporting, cash flow management / forecasting, end of year tax return preparation

Information Technology Leader for CRM development (50 users) / Database design; Systemisation of 50 seat call centre.

Relationship Management Business-to-Business contracts; employer/employee; Team Leader/Sales Manager with sales teams

Sales Professional Business-to-Business products and services; Cold calling expertise;

Team Builder and Trainer Technical, product and Sales skills

Contracts Management and Employment Negotiations Company Director – Business to Business; staff recruitment, leasing of office space

Motivator and Mentor / Public Speaking Results-focussed sales teams; facilitator of seminars

Organisation Development and Change Management Creating and implementing robust workplace systems and practices over 15 years within the industry and with Line 2 Line Concepts; proactive anticipatory adjustments to the organisational values, mission and structure

Results Producer Establishing and exceeding sales and performance targets in a variety of commercial environments

Strategic Thinking Company Director responsible for creating innovative marketing solutions for a variety of business

EDUCATION

New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services certified budget adviser 2010

Surf Life Saving Guard Award 2008

TEC, The Executive Connection Member of the Wellington CEO’s Group 2004-2006

Landmark Education Facilitation and Leadership Training 1998-2001

Victoria University 1990-1991, Intermediate year for Architecture and BA papers
Hutt Valley High School B Bursary

INTERESTS

Family;     Financial education;    Property Investing;   Surfing;    Surf Lifesaving;

Mountain biking;  Trail Running;  Golf

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

1994 – present

Idea Unique Ltd t/a Timezoneone
CFO / Founder

I am one of three founders that started the business in Christchurch 1994. In sixteen years we have expanded the business from a local design business with three staff to a global design company that exports New Zealand creative services to the USA. We have a team of 15 staff across our Christchurch and Chicago offices.

I manage all of the companys’ financial affairs and work with my partners to lead the company.
1993 – present

Line 2 Line Concepts Ltd
CFO / CEO / Founder

I founded the company in 1993 with a colleague. We have run a number of fundraising publishing projects for Police and other public organisations.

We were one of the first businesses in the country to actively acquire customers for Telcos and Power Company’s when deregulation of the electricity and telecomunications was first introduced. We established a reputation for achieving sales results that were unobtainable by the internal professional teams our clients had established

At its peak, Line 2 Line employed 100 team members across New Zealand and Australia. I was involved in managing publishing and fundraising projects for the following clients and running the financial affairs of the company.

Hamilton City Council
New Zealand Police Association
International Police Association Journal
Wellington Golf Association Program
Canterbury Regional Council
Police Managers’ Guild Trust
Clear Communications.
Trust Power
The Hub Business Services
Call South
Country Energy in Melbourne Australia
WorldxChange
Telstra Clear
Telecom NZ

2002-2004

Cash For Life

Founder / Lead facilitator

Created a financial education course to improve peoples cash flow, we created a 12 week program that included weekly seminars, one to one coaching, games and activites.

1995

Positive Young Entrepreneur

Founder

Created a group to support networking and encourage young entrepreneurs in Wellington. I ran four events with guest speakers that included Mark Blumsky (Past Mayor of Wellington).

1991 – 1993
Telco Communications Inc Wellington / Adelaide / Melbourne (Head Office Boston USA)
Sales Consultant / Sales Manager

Worked as a telephone sale person in Wellington, I was promoted to sales manager of 8 team members. Responsible for leadership, training, recruitment and reporting. I was promoted to open and manage sales offices in Adelaide then Melbourne.

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