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About Brynn

Brynn NeilsonI've been in the communications industry for over 20 years and have been developing Internet strategy for more than a decade Internationally. For fun I tinker with electronics, cycle, write music and karaoke.

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Education

 

Tertiary level courses

Business

  • 12 Month Persuasive Sales & Marketing Program (The Marketing Company)
  • Essential Marketing Boot Camp (The Marketing Company)
  • Business Process, Tools & Technology (NZTE)
  • Marketing - Time To Make More Money (NZTE)
  • Blog Marketing (NZTE)
  • Staff Performance & Efficiency (NZTE)
  • Lean Manufacturing (NZTE)
  • Strategic Pricing (NZTE)
  • Key Success Factors for a Powerful Vision (NZTE)
  • Understanding Business Driver's (KPI's) (NZTE)
  • Successful Negotiation and Deal Settlement (NZTE)
  • Team Building (NZTE)
  • Growing Your Business in Tough Times (NZTE)
  • The Marketing War Room (NZTE)
  • Strategic Planning (NZTE)
  • Business Efficiency through lean methods (NZTE)
  • Proactive Performance Management (NZTE)
  • Crunching the Numbers Made Easy (NZTE)
  • Business Action Plan Course (NZTE)
  • Understanding Financial Statements (NZTE)
  • Cashflows & Budgets (NZTE)
  • Tactics for Taxation (NZTE)
  • Contract Law 2 (NZTE)
  • Effective Leadership and Smart Delegation (NZTE)
  • High Impact Business Workshop 1 (NZTE)
  • Internet Business Fast Forward Programme (NZTE)
  • The Essential Guide to Raising Capital (NZTE)
  • 12 month Liber8me business mentoring programme

Media

  • Introduction to Photography and Design
  • Introduction to Media & Communications and Sociology (Massey)
  • Working with New Media: Histories, Technologies, Practices (Massey)
  • Science Fiction Cinema and the Technological Mythos (Massey)
  • Advanced Media Sociology (Massey)
  • Advanced Media Studies (Massey)
  • Advanced Film Studies(Massey)
  • Special Topic: Propaganda (Massey)
  • German Film (Massey)
  • Gender and the Media (Massey)
  • Television Studies (Massey)
  • Special Topic: Media History (Massey)
  • Cultural Studies & The Media (Massey)
  • Media Practice 1 (Massey)
  • Media Practice 2 (Massey)
  • Communications & Culture (Massey)
  • Film Studies (Massey)
  • Media Literacy & Popular Culture (Massey)
  • Television Studies (Massey)
  • Media Culture Society (Massey)
  • Reading the Media (Massey)

English

  • Introduction to English Studies (Massey)
  • Writing: Theory & Practice (Massey)
  • Speaking: Theory & Practice (Massey)
  • Romantic Literature (Massey)
  • Applied English (Massey)
  • Language & Communication (Massey)
Philosophy
  • Great Western Philosophy (Massey)
  • Art of Critical Decision Making (Massey)
  • Augustine: Philosopher and Saint (Teach12.com)
History
  • High Middle Ages (Teach12.com)

Education

  • Adult Teaching - Modules 1, 2 and 3 (UCOL)
  • Educational Media (Massey)

Psychology

  • Individual & Social Psych (Massey)
  • Social Psychology (Massey)

Computer Science

  • Computer Science Fundamentals (Massey)
  • Algorithms & Data Structures (Massey)
Health
  • Nutrition Made Clear (Teach12.com)
Music
  • Music Theory and Practice (Nga Maoritanga)

Professional History

2017 - 2018
Company: Spinning Planet New Zealand (SPNZ) and Splink
Role: Developing new residual businesses

Main achievements:

  • Created multiple Crypto mining machines that use multiple pools
  • Researching crypto trading and exchange arbitrage and haven't made a loss yet
  • Working with local companies that specialise in finance, legal, technology and trading in a goal to create an NZ cryptocurrency exchange.

2016 - 2017
Company: Spinning Planet New Zealand (SPNZ) and Splink
Role: Developing SPNZ and Splink.me

Main achievements:

  • Last year I invested over $100K in developing my new Internet Marketing software called www.splink.me. Check out our first progress repor t here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mItcatcNcFw
  • Spinning Planet is still creating lots of websites and Internet marketing that are making our clients sales but most of my time is spent ensuring Splink gets launched this year.

2015 - 2016
Company: Spinning Planet New Zealand (SPNZ) and Intergalactic Investments Limited
Role: Developing SPNZ and Intergalactic Investments

Main achievements:

  • Secretary of the Sanson Community Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of the Sanson Club
  • Launched new free Internet service wyfy.nz
  • Began development on our new Internet Marketing system splink.me

2013 - 2014
Company: Spinning Planet New Zealand (SPNZ) and Intergalactic Investments Limited
Role: Developing SPNZ and Intergalactic Investments

Main achievements:

  • Completed and launched my own operating system that gives everyone access to free secure, and industry leading software for design and business: www.brynux.com
  • Regularly taught and improved my Internet Marketing Workshop which is based on Spinning Planet's research of the last decade. I'm presently in discussion with several leading Universities in NZ to create NZ's first Internet marketing degree.
  • Broke our 2013 sales record for the year by creating this marketing plan.
  • Founding member of DIGITS helping low income families access and learn the Internet but also provide a system that others can use to help low income families in their region.
  • Created the digital strategy for Palmerston North Labour Party to ensure success in the 2014 election and engage online users - more info coming soon illustrating how our proprietary software, techniques and processes will usurp other online campaigns and how we are integrating those elements into our new Internet Marketing software to be released in 2015.
  • Started building my International team of developers, project managers and designers in India and the US through www.hubstaff.com.

2012 - 2013
Company: Spinning Planet New Zealand (SPNZ) and Intergalactic Investments Limited
Role: Developing SPNZ and Intergalactic Investments

Main achievements:

  • Formed Intergalactic Investments Limited to be the parent company of Spinning Planet technology developments and partnerships with other technology development companies.
  • Designed and have begun production of two Software as a Service based products to be offered by the end of 2012.
  • Presently working with technology development companies to showcase New Zealand technologies available for investment.
  • Got Spinning Planet approved to teach NZTE courses in Internet strategy, SEO and Adwords.

2011 - 2012
Company: Spinning Planet New Zealand (SPNZ), Manawatu Chamber of Commerce (MCC)
Role: Developing SPNZ and MCC

Main achievements:

  • On belalf of the Manawatu Chamber of Commerce spearheaded the launch of New Zealand's largest free wireless network. Find out more here
  • Negotiated 3 year contract to support Texas based Internet marketing company with offices in Australia and the United States.
  • Negotiated 3 year contract to create software and servers to collect data from gaming machines nationally and provide online cash management system.
  • Doubled Spinning Planet annual turnover
  • Designed and built Spinning Planet's new Cloud IaaS web servers.

2010 - 2011
Company: Spinning Planet New Zealand (SPNZ), Manawatu Chamber of Commerce (MCC), Sustainable Manawatu (SM), Palmerston North Linux Users Group (PLUG), e107 Project.
Role: Developing SPNZ, MCC, SM management

Main achievements:

  • Joined the Sustainable Manawatu Task Force in early 2010 and helped the team develop a Constitution, attain sponsorship, open an information centre and market Sustainable Manawatu to the community.
  • Hired two new staff to increase Spinning Planet's productivity and opportunities. In a recession we managed to increase our new customers per annum by 24%.
  • Have begun building our new "cloud" based web server platform which has already significantly improved server reliability/speed and our ability to integrate with new cloud based services such as Google, and Amazon Ec2..
  • In conjunction with the Spinning Planet team and a marketing Intern from Massey University we created a 50 page marketing manual and have started targeting Auckland and Wellington customers which has significantly increased new customers.
  • The Spinning Planet team has improved our customer support and services whilst also developing new services which have been added to our new website.
  • I worked with Manawatu Chamber of Commerce to achieve a number of new policies and strategies to move MCC forward over the next 5 years.
  • Joined the International management team of the e107 Project and are helping develop a Constitution, 5 year business plan and policies and procedures to ensure that e107 remains one of the top 5 Open Source content management systems available in the World.

2009 - 2010
Company: Spinning Planet New Zealand, Manawatu Chamber of Commerce
Role: Developing Spinning Planet management and sales

Main achievements:

  • Doubled Spinning Planet productivity through the use of Lean manufacturing business principles.
  • Created sustainability goals for Spinning Planet to be the first emissions free web host in New Zealand. We've reduced overall power consumption by 80%.
  • Significantly improved servers and our services to customers to be more reliable and cost effective.
  • Started as the Technology and Media office for Manawatu Chamber of Commerce (MCC) and then got elected as Chairman.
  • Working with fellow MCC Strategic sub-committees such as Lobbying, Special Projects and Membership to improve MCC services to members and influence positive change in the Manawatu.
  • Have worked with Manawatu Chamber of Commerce suppliers and staff to improve our services to members and internal processes.
  • Completed 12 month persuasive Sales and Marketing course with the Marketing company
  • Completed New Media paper at Massey University

2004 - 2008

Company: Spinning Planet New Zealand
Role: Developing Spinning Planet

Main achievements:

  • Tripled income in 18 months
  • Tripled our clients in 18 months
  • Built our own data centre with multiple fiber data connections, enterprise class redundancy and security.
  • Moved all core internet services from the US to our own data centre in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • Automated most of our Internet services such as website setup, backups, security, etc.
  • Setup international VOIP telephony service: click here for more info.

2002 - 2004
Company:
Spinning Planet New Zealand contracted to UCOL
Role: Contracted to design and teach Third Year Design and Multimedia courses

Main achievements:
Designed and taught many courses including, but not limited to, media studies theory, interactive design, 3D animation, web design, professional practice, research, video & sound design.

2000-2002
Company:
Spinning Planet LLC (United Kingdom and United States)
Role: International Web Design and Development

Main achievements:

  • Travelled the globe as a freelance designer trading as Spinning Planet
  • Installed an Internet Café in London
  • Started Spinning Planet LLC in Kingman and built up core a core clientele of US clients.

1989-1999
Company:
NZMADE.COM
Role: Internet Design and Constancy

Main achievements:

  • Jointly built Ezibuy Clothing Limited's first E-Commerce Website - Australasia's Largest mail-order distributor
  • Jointly built the Millennium Technology website - Subsidiary of Magtek Corporation who invented the magnetic swipe card
  • Jointly designed the hollywoodmusic.com website and video streaming system

Company: Massey University
Role: Independent Contractor

Main achievements:

  • Achieved Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications
  • Achieved Distinction through the Royal Schools of Music
  • Tutored in Television Studies whilst doing Masters
  • Multimedia tutor for Institute of Natural Resources teaching 3D and HTML
  • Produced a number of multimedia CDROMs for Massey departments.
  • Designed and built Massey's first digital video editing suits
  • Contracted as cameraman for TV3 and TVNZ to supply news footage
  • graphic design, and software development. Since its successful launch in January The Media House has allowed me to retrieve news footage for Television New
  • Communications Lab Technician for Massey University Human Resource Dept.
  • Vice President of the Massey University Students Association
  • President of the Massey University video production club
  • Audio engineer for Equalizer recording studios in Wanganui