Meet the Team

Daniel Watson

Daniel Watson

Managing Director and Owner

Daniel has been the owner/operator of Vertech IT Services since 2010. His areas of focus include creative IT and Cloud Based solutions, business development, and out of the box Technical Solutions.

He loves meeting with clients and working out creative IT strategies that will make a real difference to their business as a whole.

He has a natural leadership ability and is instrumental in developing solid growth strategies for his team at Vertech to ensure that they strive to deliver the best possible solutions and services to their clients at all times.

Married with two teenage children, Daniel is actively involved as a Watch Assistant volunteer with the Spirit of Adventure Trust, as a leader in the local Sea Scouts Troop and was a Sergeant with the Royal New Zealand Engineering Corps Army Reserve

Ben Pearce

Ben Pearce

Senior Systems Engineer

Ben is a Massey University IT graduate with a quiet and conscientious demeanour. But that doesn’t stop him being at the cutting edge of IT. With a passion for helping people and finding solutions, Ben is our first point of contact for all our support queries.

With a vast knowledge of multiple operating systems, software and hardware, he can support almost anything. Since being at Vertech, he has quickly started building upon his skills, becoming a valuable asset to the company and our customers.

If he isn’t walking customers through their issues, he is out kicking goals at the local rugby park.

Duke Le

Duke Le

Systems Engineer

Duke has joined Vertech in March 2018 as an experienced System Engineer. He loves to support customers and solve their problems. He can speak IT in simple English and always see opportunities to improve the process and make life easier for customers.

Migrated to New Zealand in 2016 from Vietnam, Duke then fell in love with The Land of the Long White Cloud, and wants to stay here presently.

In his free time, Duke loves to learn new technology, watch movies and try new foods with his wife Yuna and his little girl Cherry.

Lester Newman

Lester Newman

Service Desk Engineer

Born and Bred in The Mother City, Cape Town, South Africa and recently landed in Auckland.

Lester is a Freshie who previously worked as an IT Service Specialist, IT Support Specialist, IT Engineer and looking forward to being a productive member of the Vertech Team as the newly appointed Service Desk Engineer

He strives to always deliver exceptional service and in his new role at Vertech, Lester will provide IT technical assistance to all our clients.

Lester is married with 3 boys and looking forward to making New Zealand a permanent home for him and his family.

In his spare time Lester loves the simple life, spending quality time with his family and watching his sons play football and cricket over weekends.

Mina Fahmi

Mina Fahmi

Service Desk Analyst

My name is Mina Fahmi, a self-motivated 2nd year university student, currently studying two degrees. A) Engineering, majoring in Mechatronics and B) Science, Majoring in Computer Science.

With interests in infrastructure programming and security. IT has been my passion since I started interacting with technologies when I was 10 years old.  My dream was and still is to work for an organization that focuses on the infrastructure security since the world is not as secure as we all think it is, while trying to integrate it with the artificial intelligence part of my study to achieve the maximum security any individual can have.

I am also striving to take my experience in customer service to the next the level always ensuring the satisfaction of every customer while promoting the quality of the service/product I am providing.


Ethan Watson

Ethan Watson

Service Desk Junior

Because his mother insists on feeding him this lad is growing like a weed and is secretly plotting to depose his dad and take control of the business.

Little does he know but Dad is quite willing to train him up to be able to do so and in the meantime profits from nearly-slave labour.

He absolutely loves getting assigned menial tasks around the office, wiping PC's, generating reports and generally helping out the guys with whatever he can after school.

Loves: Pizza, Sparkling Duet, Youtube, and his Mum.