Rod is a founder and CEO of online accounting software company Xero. He has extensive experience in software development, and since founding Glazier Systems in 1995, he has developed a reputation for technology entrepreneurship. Working from home in the Hawke’s Bay allows him to pursue his love for adventure sports whilst demonstrating the ability to work in the technology sector from any location.



Visit the TalentNZ website to read Rod’s full summary, learn more about the initiative and to join the TalentNZ Network.

The TalentNZ initiative builds on the thinking of Sir Paul Callaghan who envisioned New Zealand as ‘a place where talent wants to live’. Through our Sir Paul Callaghan Science Meets Humanities Scholarship two young scholarship recipients asked 30 Kiwis seven questions, resulting in 210 ideas. The project aims to further the concept of moving New Zealand towards a talent-based economy.

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