IT IS OUR CHALLENGE TO BE SOMETHING MORE THAN GREAT
Sorted employ leaders, not managers. We lead our team to success and are not afraid to be hands on. We know that leadership and learning are integral to one another and don’t only provide staff on the floor with learning opportunities, but have a leadership team with the desire to grow and be their best. Our leaders are here to inspire staff, be a gateway to our best interaction with customers, and grow the confidence in everyone by making them see what they can achieve. For us, leadership is action, not a position.
REWI TE WHATU - DIRECTOR
“I want us to be respected as a great supply chain partner, not only a 3PL business, and enjoy seeing our people being part of this journey.”
With a Bachelor in Technology and Communication in his pocket, Rewi entered the Transport and Logistics industry as a Business Analyst and worked in a variety of roles including National Business Development Manager, Branch Manager, Strategy Manager and National Distribution Manager at Toll, TransOtway, PBT and Number One Shoes. After 16 years of experience in the industry, he didn’t think twice about the opportunity to become Kris Webster's business partner in 2014. Rewi has become the strategic and analytic influence in the business and strives to have an open door policy for all staff in this matter. He leads all technological solutions and oversees the operations for Sorted, whilst managing a busy work life balance with his son Eli, his partner and his love for the gym.
KRIS WEBSTER - DIRECTOR
“I am passionate about our business and our constant improvement and success. I am proud of developing people that can deliver exceptional results both personally and professionally.”
Kris has been spreading his energy and humour in the transport, courier and logistics industry for more than 20 years. Starting as a Courier Owner Driver for Post Haste, Kris has excelled in many roles from Sales Consultant, Cadet, Branch Manager, Regional Manager and National Operations Manager through to Courier General Manager for PBT. During these years Kris grew his experience and had ambitions and the enthusiasm to start his own company in 2010, out of which Sorted Logistics resulted in 2011. Today Kris oversees Marketing, Sales and the Office Administration functions at Sorted whilst managing a busy household with 3 daughters and his wife, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
MARTIN WHEELER - NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
“After watching Kris and Rewi succeed with Sorted, it was a no brainer for me to represent a business commercially that was shaking up the market”.
Prior to joining Sorted Logistics as a shareholder in 2015, Marty acquired over 21 years of transport, logistics and management experience through roles such as Sales Manager, Branch Manager, General Manager and Executive Team Member at Mainfreight, Toll, Pace Couriers and Contract Logistics. After years of experience in people development and implementing supply chain solutions for customers like MyFoodBag and Repco, Marty saw working with Kris and Rewi in a dynamic company as an opportunity he couldn’t miss. Today he takes care of maintaining customer relationships and building contractual agreements along with a focus on new business for Sorted, whilst spending his down time with his wife Kirsty and his kids Jamie and Cameron.
JOHN DAVIS - INTERNATIONAL MANAGER
“I was inspired by Sorted's approach of viewing clients as partners rather than plain numbers on a sheet of paper, and enjoy our dynamic way of working.”
John Davis is the eyes and ears of Sorted's International department with more than 19 years of international freight and brokerage experience. Having completed a Commerce Degree, he left New Zealand for 3 years which sparked his interest in the International Freight sector. Upon his return, he started his career with a role as Export Operator for a multinational organisation and gained valuable experience moving through various roles such as Operations Manager, Branch Manager and New Zealand Country Manager. Today John manages Sorted`s Internationals department, overseeing international and coastal movements and working closely with our warehouse and transport teams. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors when not hanging out with his wife and 2 daughters.
JOY KUHNS - HR MANAGER
“Sorted is a very dynamic company where I am supported in what I do – I find the work invigorating and appreciate the fact that the Directors are so dedicated to everyone. “
Joy quickly became an invaluable support for our leaders after working in start up companies in Silicon Valley, ELORET, and at NASA Ames Research Center for 10 years. While in California, she gained her Master of Science in Organisational Development and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics, and taught Management & HR at Ara for 9 years. When Sorted looked for an HR Manager, Joy could not look past the opportunity to open up an internal training school and work for a business that values honesty, respect, passion, pride and teamwork in its core. At Sorted, Joy is responsible for the recruitment and strategic alignment of staff to our growth strategy through design and delivery of training, and the day-to-day operational aspects of HR. She hopes to inspire others to live their passion in the same way she does.
LANA LECKENBY - FINANCE MANAGER
“When I first met with Kris, Rewi and Marty, I was presented with a young, innovative and fast growing business. I can see daily the giant leaps forward that are being made, and how each employee goes above and beyond.”
Lana was whole heartedly welcomed to join Sorted’s journey after working as a Senior Consultant in the Private Client Services Team and EY Christchurch. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, Taxation and Finance at the University of Canterbury and obtained her Chartered Accountancy whilst working. When offered to come aboard Sorted’s leadership team, Lana experienced a passion and drive that was contagious, and the Sorted journey quickly became one she wanted to be part of. At Sorted, Lana’s team bring together the back office functions that enable Sorted to sustain the rapid growth financially. Whilst constantly developing new processes for Sorted, she manages a very active lifestyle including teaching highland dancing and spending the weekends with her partner and family out on the lake behind the boat water-skiing.