Our Team

From left: Sean O’Sullivan and Dave Garrett.

Dave Garrett - B Com Otago University

Founding Director

Otago University invited Dave into 3 of their Commerce faculties’ Honours programs.  Few students at Otago University have achieved this honour over the years.

Dave has previously held position with Deloittes and senior management positions with public companies including Telecom.

Dave heads Empower’s development team and manages all technical development and technical support to clients. 

Dave provides strategic business and manufacturing advice to new and existing clients to ensure successful implementation and maximum on going gains from Empower Software.

Sean O’Sullivan - B Com (Hons) Otago University

Founding Director

Otago University invited Sean into the honours program in Marketing. 

Sean has previously held senior management positions with Aluminium Systems Ltd and Fletchers Aluminium.  In both roles Sean worked with and supported total of 150 window and door manufacturers long term.  Sean designed 3 suites of aluminium window and door profiles, known as the “SOS” suites (short for Sean O’Sullivan).  The suites of window designs were purchased by Fletcher Building in 2000 one of NZs the largest Intellectual Property purchases at the time.  The “SOS” suite has been the sole standard window and door system used by 100+ Fletcher franchisee fabricators for 18 years to date used in approximately 20% of the New Zealand residential construction market each year.

Sean heads new client implementations, client and partner account management and sales.

Sean provides strategic business and manufacturing advice to new and existing clients to ensure successful implementation and maximum on going gains from Empower Software.

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David makes himself available to new Empower clients as a contractor to assist with 1) business process assessment and 2) set up advice, to help ensure quick and successful implementation of Empower Software.

David Lawrence has used Empower for 18 years to date, using Empower Software daily in senior production management roles.

David is a Qualified Joiner.  Previously David worked for several progressive kitchen manufacturers in New Zealand and Australia including managing division of Criterion Manufacturing in New Zealand manufacturing cabinetry who employed 300 staff, operating triple shifts and 365 days a year.

Empower has a highly qualified, experiened and dedicated team of software developers and software support staff to assist clients with technical support.  Empower’s technical support is time unlimited.