Our Story

Our Founder

Craven Coetzee

Craven Coetzee is an experienced, proven ICT Consultant, Business Manager, and Systems Analyst.

Prior to founding this company, he had over twenty years of experience as an ICT Consultancy Business owner where over 80 percent of that company’s clients were corporates consisting of some large attorney firms and accounting firms. Prior to that, he had over ten years at a business software development/small business and home IT support company. 

In addition, he also managed and supported the IT for retail and manufacturing companies; many were distributors to international companies.

Over the years, he has acquired considerable experience managing, maintaining IT infrastructure, and implementing compliance, policy, privacy, disaster recovery plans, and security procedures.

He sold his business and emigrated to New Zealand in January 2019 and worked for a small mobile tech support company growing their business base and bringing a wealth of skills to their small enterprise. 

In spite of the lack of responsibilities in the role, he made a determined effort to be positive and to keep his ICT business consulting skills relevant and fresh by continual upskilling and invested hundreds of hours in extra-curricular research, online courses and further self-study in ICT, cloud services, and business service management.

After a long, arduous three-year wait for his residency, on the 26th of January 2022, he was finally able to take steps to regain his independence and freedom when he resigned as an employee. On the 2nd March 2022, he founded IT NEAR U LIMITED to once again go out on his own and carve his own path in New Zealand.

To those that know him, it is not in his nature to just slap a band-aid on something and just fix an issue as it presents itself. He gets to the root of the cause and attempts to implement systems and procedures to prevent it from happening again. He inspires this business ethos in his employees to ensure client systems run smoothly and configuration and support across clients are consistent.

Craven is an IT enthusiast. He does what he does because he derives great satisfaction in making his client’s IT systems and processes work better.

Our goal is to grow the business, train up Kiwi techs, employ the best consultants and offer the best ICT service and support possible in the Wellington region, and then consider expanding to the rest of New Zealand.

Join us on our journey with the IT computer support company near you, IT near U.

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