John McDermott

Consulting Partner

BSc, PGDipBusAdmin, MInstD

John founded Stellar alongside business partners Travis Barker and Grant Broadbent in 2008. He is an experienced manager and information strategist with roots firmly planted in technical delivery. With twenty years of experience covering software development, Business Intelligence, Information Architecture, Project Management, and Strategic Planning, John is well versed in all aspects of the project delivery lifecycle.

John spent eight years in London, working with Deutsche Bank, Virgin Mobile and News Limited. Returning to New Zealand in 2003 he became a Senior Manager at CapGemini NZ and Hewlett-Packard specialising in Business Intelligence.

John is married with two young daughters. He hasn’t lost his interest in travel, and loves to follow sport – not surprising for someone who represented New Zealand in rowing.

Leadership Team

Grant Broadbent
Grant Broadbent

Managing Director

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John McDermott
John McDermott

Consulting Partner

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Shane Kavanagh
Shane Kavanagh

Consulting Director

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Luke Turnbull
Luke Turnbull

Consulting Director

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Sianon Bleakley
Sianon Bleakley

Business Development Manager – Southern Region

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Chris du Toit
Chris du Toit

Chief Technology Officer

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Fernando Ponte
Fernando Ponte

Lead Consultant

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Melissa Broadbent
Melissa Broadbent

Professional Services Manager

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Martyn Spencer
Martyn Spencer

Lead Consultant

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Juergen Backhaus
Jürgen Backhaus

Lead Consultant

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