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Kia ora, we’re Sharesies

We’re a wealth development platform with the purpose of creating financial empowerment for everyone. Our vision is to give someone with $5 and someone with $5 million the same investment opportunities.

Share in the opportunity

Sharesies exists to make investing easy and accessible. Before, investing was too hard, too complex, and too damned scary for too many. Deciding to build an accessible digital investment platform was a no-brainer.

Our investing experience works towards giving people the confidence and control to invest. We believe that by giving someone the opportunity to invest—while supporting them to learn—we’ll create a community of financially empowered people.

Now, over 600,000 investors are using Sharesies in Aotearoa and Australia. We’re continuing to break down the barriers to investing for more Kiwis, and create new ways to help people develop their wealth.

Meet the team

We’re a diverse team working toward creating financial empowerment for everyone.

Many of us who call Aotearoa home are based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) and Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). There’s also a bunch of us on Gadigal land in Sydney, Australia.

Founders and directors

As a fast-growing company, Sharesies’ founders and directors make sure we’re acting in the best interests of our investors and our shareholders.

  • Alison Gerry, Director and Chair of the Board

    Alison Gerry

    Director and Chair of the Board

  • Ben Crotty, Co-founder and Design Chief

    Ben Crotty


  • Brooke Roberts, Co-founder and 3EO

    Brooke Roberts

    Co-founder, Director, and 3EO

  • Jon Macdonald, Director

    Jon Macdonald


  • Leighton Roberts, Co-founder and 3EO

    Leighton Roberts

    Co-founder, Director, and 3EO

  • Martyn Smith, Co-founder and Chief Product Engineer

    Martyn Smith

    Co-founder and Technical Director

  • Richard Clark, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

    Richard Clark

    Co-founder and Technical Director

  • Sonya Williams, Co-founder and 3EO

    Sonya Williams

    Co-founder, Director, and 3EO

Our values

We have a unique culture of talented people brought together by shared values and sense of purpose. Our values help us to work together, and to solve problems for our investors.

Always care

Care for each other, investors, and ourselves. Support strong communities and partnerships, and build motivated, confident investors.

Chase remarkable

Make it loveable, be bold, and set a new benchmark of achievement. Lead the way to equal opportunities, and build a sustainable financial technology business.

In it together

Value the team and have each other’s back. Create a supportive and high-performing culture and workplace.

Working towards equity

At Sharesies, we're always working to create a truly equitable and inclusive workplace—which is why we’re committed to publicly reporting their gender pay gaps on the Mind the Gap registry.

  • 0.51%Sharesies' median pay gap

  • -0.15%Sharesies' mean pay gap

  • 8.6%Overall median pay gap for New Zealand*

  • 30.2%Median gender pay gap for the financial and insurance services industry*

*Source: Manatū Wāhine | Ministry of Women’s Affairs. Figures accurate as at April 2024

Why the pineapple?

The pineapple is arguably the crown jewel of the fruit world. Favouring the long term, it takes 2-3 years for the spikey wonder to bear fruit. An admirable growth strategy, if you ask us.

It has a rich history of symbolism. In 17th and 18th century Europe, the pineapple became a status symbol of wealth, flaunted by the few who could afford such extravagance. But once in the hands of the masses, it told a new story of democracy.

In the Americas, sailors would place a pineapple outside their doorway as a sign of safe return, becoming a symbol of hospitality. The Hokkien word for pineapple is ong lai, which sounds like the phrase meaning ‘incoming fortune’.

And now, as always, the pineapple is a fruit best shared with others.

Though symbolism can be adopted, it’s also earned. Our logo will be defined by our actions, adding a new chapter to the long history of the pineapple. A symbol for sharing the knowledge, sharing the opportunity, and sharing the love.

We’re a certified B Corp

Sharesies is a passionate member of the global B Corp community using business as a force for good. We’re part of a culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

We’re carbon neutral

We offset the carbon footprint of our business operations with certified carbon credits from Ekos. These carbon credits are sourced from projects that grow and protect forests across Aotearoa and the Pacific Islands. We’re set on keeping our carbon emissions low, and looking for ways to lower them even further.

EKOS zero carbon certification for business operations.

Help us create financial empowerment for everyone

We’re building a diverse and caring Aotearoa-based team. We work hard, enjoy a good laugh, and have each other’s backs. If that sounds like you, check out the jobs we’ve got on offer.

Three Sharesies’ staff sitting around a table.