Nick Houldsworth


Nick is a creative, driven SaaS leader and marketing executive. 

His primary role is Chief Marketing Officer at Vend, which was featured in the Montclare top 250 SaaS companies in the world, and a top 10 finalist in Deloitte Fast 50 two years in a row.

Since 2011 Nick has been a key member of the leadership team, helping take Vend from just a handful of customers, into one of New Zealand's most successful tech companies, and an internationally recognised SaaS leader.

Nick is currently responsible for a global marketing team of 20, driving >80% YoY growth through a sophisticated programme of digital, brand and product marketing. He has also helped secure and take to market a number of high profile strategic partnerships, including Apple, PayPal, Xero and more.

Nick is passionate about the opportunity for technology to transform modern commerce, and create opportunities for countries like New Zealand to export high value businesses to the world. He is active in the local industry, sitting on the board of Coachseek and Tradify, two NZ based SaaS B2B businesses, and mentoring regular industry events.

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