Owner/Operator – Mitre 10 MEGA Kapiti
Vince’s role with Mitre 10 MEGA Kapiti has three main dimensions. As the Owner/Operator he acts as a brand ambassador and is ‘always on’ building rapport with his local community. In his capacity as the Managing Director he leads his team strategically and as a shareholder he is responsible for ensuring the company delivers on its requirements of return for shareholders.
A professional retailer Vince gained his first part time retail job while in college before taking on a full time role after completing university. He quickly climbed the ranks to Supervisor, Department Manger then General Manager. During this time Vince specialised in new store set ups and was given the opportunity to pull together his dream team from within the business to get the job done.
Having gone on to tackle several senior operations roles Vince took on the challenge of business ownership when the opportunity to own and develop a Mitre 10 MEGA in Kapiti came about. Being a member owned business is a real point of difference for the brand and is what drives it’s ‘family feel’.
Vince’s favourite aspect of working in retail is the Customers. He enjoys spending time on the shop floor and having his finger on the pulse – it takes up about 20% of his work week in some shape or form. Vince’s role also allows him to get involved at a community level. He is a firm believer in giving back to the community that provides your livelihood and he demonstrates this by getting involved in a variety of local charitable organisations and projects.
One of Vince’s career highlights has been accumulating a skill set in his native Canada that allowed him to relocate to New Zealand and assist others in the successful development of their businesses.