Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Genie Systems Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Craig Brown Augments Global Sales Campaign of OrderWare, the Premier Enabler for Internet Based Business-to-Business Commerce

AUCKLAND – 15 September 2000 – New Zealand e-Commerce software company, Genie Systems Limited, announced the appointment of Craig Brown to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr Brown will be responsible for overseeing the financial activities of Genie Systems on a global basis, as the company maximises the success of its award winning flagship product OrderWare. By using the Internet for business-to-business trading, the OrderWare suite delivers real business outcomes for Genie Systems’ clients.

Joining an executive team of seven, Mr Brown will report to CEO and Co-Founder Mike Hendry who is now based at the Genie Systems office in San Francisco. Commenting on the appointment, Mr Hendry said Craig Brown was an experienced financial officer and a strong negotiator. “An expert in complex financial modelling, Craig will be an invaluable part of the Genie Systems team,” he said.

Before joining Genie Systems, Mr Brown was Financial Controller for a large multinational corporation involved in the design, manufacture, and marketing of advanced wireless solutions for worldwide telephone networks. Prior to this he was closely involved in the NASDAQ listing of MAS Technology in 1997, which was seven times over-subscribed at IPO. A Chartered Accountant (ICANZ), he has also held senior consulting and auditing positions at Ernst & Young.

About Genie Systems Limited

Established in 1998, Genie Systems has offices in New Zealand, Australia and the United States. The company provides packaged applications for real time, end-to-end business-to-business e-Commerce via the Internet, trading exchange, corporate Extranet or corporate Intranet. Its flagship suite, OrderWare, is a fully featured collaboration and exchange package with fully integrated supply chain management and procurement capabilities to enable B2B orders to be placed over the Internet.
OrderWare facilitates Web-based order entry, supply change management, internal procurement and product cataloguing. It also contains an additional packaged application to streamline the frequently complex process of interfacing with back-end third party applications. In addition OrderWare has fully integrated Web-based workflow management, enabling business processes to be truly delivered online between organisations.
In June 2000 Genie Systems secured a major licensing deal with Unisys to provide the e-Commerce capability for that company’s global Application Service Provider (ASP). Available throughout Australasia, the service is based on the OrderWare suite.

More information on Genie Systems is available at

For further information, please call:

Nigel Varcoe, General Manager, Genie Systems Limited, Tel 09 573-3326, Mobile: 021 947-331,
Nicholas O’Flaherty, Director, Bullet PR Limited, Tel: 021 303-181, E-mail:

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Trade: NZ Trade Deficit Widens To A Record In September

Oct. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's monthly trade deficit widened to a record in September as meat exports dropped to their lowest level in more than three years. More>>


Animal Welfare: Cruel Practices Condemned By DairyNZ Chief

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says cruel and illegal practices are not in any way condoned or accepted by the industry as part of dairy farming.

Tim says the video released today by Farmwatch shows some footage of transport companies and their workers, as well as some unacceptable behaviour by farmers of dragging calves. More>>


Postnatal Depression: 'The Thief That Steals Motherhood' - Alison McCulloch

Post-natal depression is a sly and cruel illness, described by one expert as ‘the thief that steals motherhood’, it creeps up on its victims, hiding behind the stress and exhaustion of being a new parent, catching many women unaware and unprepared. More>>


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


International Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news