Who we are
Darren has had a long and successful career helping businesses develop by working in a number of corporate roles, primarily in the financial services sector. These roles allowed him to work with a broad range of business people from farmers to entrepreneurs to large corporate entities and local government.
He has also started businesses in IT, construction and entertainment industries, allowing him to understand from a personal perspective the challenges of entrepreneurship and sustaining successful businesses.
Darren’s passion for entrepreneurship, business education and successful business leadership, motivated him to help establish ‘Rotorua X’. This has become a leading networking forum. Rotorua X has the vision of creating future business leaders by providing leadership development, business education, and inspiration. This forum helps connect local business people with the right people, to help their businesses prosper.
Darren had received many awards for his professional abilities, including 2012 Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Person of the Year and was recently award the 2013, Institute of Directors Aspiring Director Award.