Meet the team

Paul Spain

Chief Executive & Futurist

Paul established himself as a technologist in the early 1990’s and quickly gained a reputation as a leader working with clients such as Microsoft, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather and TrustPower. At the age of 24 Paul established Gorilla Technology to bring the best technology leadership to NZ’s small to medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

Paul now works closely with Gorilla’s clients helping them strategically leverage technology in order to achieve their goals more effectively. He commentates on technology and business subjects on TV, radio and online, hosts both the NZ Business Podcast and NZ Tech Podcast and is an international public speaker and futurist.

Outside of work Paul loves spending time with his family Selina and Pablo. He also loves travelling – which his media and speaking engagements often help facilitate. Some of the biggest companies in the world such as Microsoft, Intel, HP and Ford bring him to attend events in locations such as USA, UK, India, Taiwan and Australia.

Abraham Gibson

Strategy & Growth

Abraham is a seasoned entrepreneur, with over 15 years dedicated to driving the growth and success of technology startups. Originating from New Zealand, he has leveraged his expertise across global markets from APAC to EMEA and North America. Beginning his journey in Marketing and Sales, Abraham has honed his skills to encompass Governance, Strategy, Finance, and HR, making him a multifaceted leader in the startup ecosystem.

Currently, Abraham collaborates with Gorilla on a fractional basis, partnering with Paul to strategise and execute Gorillas ambitious growth plans.

Luke Hogan

Technical Operations Manager

Luke is a results driven ICT Professional with a proven work ethic and a strong interest in technology leadership. He brings a range of experience supporting and implementing ICT projects from a technical and management level to Gorilla.

His passion lies in leveraging a diverse skillset encompassing IT Infrastructure, Project Management, People Management, and Agile methodologies. By harnessing these capabilities, he strives to inspire and empower teams, enabling them to surpass project goals and drive tangible benefits for clients. 

Yifan Wu

Product & Programme Manager

With over 18 years of experience spanning project management, product management, and account management in IT industry, Yifan offers a comprehensive skill set to Gorilla Technology. Holding a Project Management Professional certification, Yifan merges theoretical knowledge with practical expertise. Yifan’s career includes diverse roles in finance systems, loyalty programs, and software design.

Since joining Gorilla Technology in September 2023 as a senior product manager and programme manager, Yifan has spearheaded various projects and products, ensuring delivery to the highest standards. Yifan’s commitment to staying updated with emerging technologies underscores our value as a dynamic and adaptable professional within the industry.

Christine Hynes

Office & Finance Manager

Christine is the dynamic force behind Gorilla’s office operations and financial management, ensuring seamless functioning and efficiency. With nearly a decade of experience at Gorilla as an accomplished administrator, she brings a diverse skill set to the table, enabling Gorilla to thrive in its endeavours. Christine’s dedication and expertise play a pivotal role in shaping Gorilla’s success story, making her an invaluable asset to the team.

Jean Jacques Burger

Account Director

Jean Jacques Burger is a dedicated account director with over 25 years of experience in global account management and support. He has worked in various regions including New Zealand, Europe, the United States, and Africa, managing accounts ranging from small non-profit organisations to Fortune 500 companies.

Jacques is committed to building strong real relationships with clients and ensuring their technology needs are met. He has also successfully managed, implemented, and launched major global software projects and has served as a senior solutions consultant. At Gorilla Technology, Jacques will ensure that your business and our partnership are well taken care of.