Darrin Brown

Business Partner

Darrin joined RightWay in order to work with business owner operators. He is passionate about building relationships with companies to meet their tax and compliance needs, while looking at long-term advice that will enable a business to achieve their goals.

My unique approach combines the discipline and rigor today’s growing businesses need to win on the world’s stage with a genuine “softer side” of business strategy and partnership – a strategy I’ve successfully deployed across businesses ranging from three-person start-ups to $100 million global enterprises.

For more than a decade I've combined strong quantitative financial acumen with a unique ability to coach and guide business leaders to challenge the status quo and realise their business’ potential.

I get excited about the stuff that my business partners don’t want to think about, which is why my relationships across auditing (EY), tech start-up (The Hyperfactory), real estate (Harcourts), manufacturing (Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts) and media, E-Commerce and events (NZME) have become true business partnerships vs. being “just the beanie” at the table.

Given that I’m as comfortable brainstorming on a whiteboard as I am being grilled by a corporate board, I can uniquely translate entrepreneurial passion into a financial strategy and business roadmap that is equal parts scrappy start-up as it is scaled global business.

I provide the full range of business advisory and accounting services for growth-phase businesses under the RightWay banner. Most importantly I do so in my infamous approachable, caring and fun manner.

On a personal level, I'd rather spend a weekend discovering new mountain biking trails with the family than queuing up for the newest “must be seen in” club in Auckland, and feel as at home with the six sheep in the front paddock as I do wrangling six corporate executives in the C-suite.

​I’m a Virtual CFO. I help growing businesses boost their bottom line and scale with sanity.

    Location

  • Wanaka

    Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Strategy
  • Business Planning
  • Cashflow & Forecasting
  • Business Acquisitions

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