New Zealand

Level 1, 15 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110

United States

175 SW 7th Street, # 1107
Miami, FL, 33130

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OUR TEAM

With offices in Miami, New York City and New Zealand,  DROPIT is the market leader in creating innovative fan experiences. The company's patented mobile platform changes the way consumers engage with brands. Staging over 500 live adrenaline-pumping auctions worldwide, the DROPIT experience yielded an average 92.5% returning users and a 55% engagement with millennials. 

Since its founding in 2015, DROPIT has worked with major brands including the NBA Phoenix Suns, MLB's Cactus League, Burger King and Air New Zealand to name a few. The company has plans to expand its partnerships to professional sports leagues, teams and global brands internationally. 
About the DROPIT Experience
Over 60 seconds, the price of an auction item rapidly drops, with the first person to "swipe up" claiming victory. The live auction on the DROPIT mobile app runs simultaneously on large digital videoboards, entertaining fans on various monitors throughout a venue and user's mobile phones.
 

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Howell

Peter is an experienced business and marketing strategist, with expertise in recognizing business and partnership opportunities and leading new technology innovations.

As CEO, co-founder and Executive Director of DROPIT he focuses on building and nurturing relationships with majors sponsors, advertisers, major league sports teams, and a wide range of technology partners in the sports sector. He also works closely with the DROPIT team of business

advisors and investors in New Zealand.

Peter has 15 years of business experience and a successful track record of entrepreneurship. Peter has previously cofounded the following start-up businesses:

  • EKEN Sports Limited
     

  • EKEN Pty Limited
     

  • SScom Limited: developed and marketed a mobile App for local classified trading called SellShed
     

  • Elemental Nutrition Pty Limited

  • Continental Trade Partners Pty Limited

Brendan Howell

Chief Operating Officer

Brendan has 17 years of business experience in brand development, operations management and business planning. As COO, co-founder and Executive Director of DROPIT he is responsible for managing DROPIT’s operations and IT development team and marketing the benefits of the DROPIT fan engagement experience to sports organizations and sponsors. During his last two years on the ground in the U.S. he has built and solidified strong affiliations with sports organizations and sponsors, including the recent partnerships with Daktronics and the NCAA Football’s Alabama Crimson Tide.

 

Brendan has previously co-founded a number of business start-ups with his brother Peter; EKEN Pty Limited, EKEN Sports Limited and SellShed. His roles in these companies included governance, sales, product design, sourcing of manufacturing and products in China, negotiating contracts and athlete relationships and managing staffing. Prior experience includes roles in sales and marketing and IT recruitment consulting. Brendan is a qualified aeronautical engineer.

Chief Technology Officer

Maxime Poulin

What do you do at DROPIT?

Oversee the technical team at DROPIT and find solutions in order to drive innovation for our products.

Where are you based? 

Montréal, Canada 

How did you come to be where you are at this point in your career? 

Specializing myself in information management and security, I’ve worked for the last 10 years in IT project management roles that always had to do with auctions, from selling wrecked cars and heavy equipment to antiques and artwork. I have a Bachelor degree in management, specializing in information governance, audit and security from HEC Montréal and I’m currently finishing my master’s degree in Business Intelligence Strategy at the University of Sherbrooke.

 

Why did you join DROPIT?

After working as consultant for while at DROPIT, my love and belief for our products just grew overtime and it was just a natural fit in my mind to join this awesome team. Working for a startup like dropit was a no-brainer for me with all the exciting challenges and stimulating innovation that it entails.

Office Manager

Sara Regnault

What do you do at DROPIT?

Operations/Administration: I am the person greasing the wheels so everyone's day-to-day flows.

Where are you based? 

Beautiful and Sunny Miami

How did you come to be where you are at this point in your career? 

Always knew my forte was organizing, planning, numbers and overall administration and operations so I have had the opportunity to do just that for a variety of industries from F&B to media production and hospitality and now I have the opportunity to be involved in the Sports/Entertainment and I am loving it.

 

Why did you join DROPIT?

DROPIT is an amazing company with incredible potential. When the opportunity to join DROPIT presented itself I did not have to think about it twice and immediately knew this was a place I wanted to be part of and call home for the next stage of my life. The potential for growth and learning at DROPIT is phenomenal and the culture and vibe of the day to day makes it even more fun and exciting. 

Front End Developer

Anusha Nath Srivari

What do you do at DROPIT?

My role at DROPIT is to create an environment where a user sees, clicks or uses to input or retrieve information within the web application. I not only bring the designer’s concept to life but also love to make user experience innovative and dynamic!

Where are you based? 

Miami, Florida

How did you come to be where you are at this point in your career? 

I always had an interest in the frontend development from my college days. Soon after my college I joined IBM where I had further developed my interest towards web development. The satisfaction of making something and seeing it right in front of you is really gratifying to me. I love building the UI and seeming it come to life. DROPIT provides an excellent opportunity to pursue my interest in frontend technologies.

 

Why did you join DROPIT?

The entrepreneurial nature of a startup undoubtedly creates a lot of passion which means you will be working with colleagues every day that have the same positive energy and excitement as you do. The challenges and opportunities at a startup like DROPIT constantly change which means you adopt new skills, take on new projects, and will never be bound to a dull, boring routine. My passion towards learning new skills made me choose DROPIT!

 

Working at DROPIT is like being part of a close-knit family, where you can actually be yourself. DROPIT has a creative work environment that is designed to feed your creativity and tap into the right side of your brain.

Intern

James Wood

What do you do at DROPIT?

I am currently an Intern who is working with strategy and Marketing at DROPIT. My role is to assist with these two key areas of the business.

Where are you based? 

Tauranga, New Zealand

How did you come to be where you are at this point in your career? 

Through studying business I have grown a passion for both Strategy and Marketing. I knew this is where I wanted to focus my energy within an organization. I am currently finishing my Honors degree in business management at the University of Waikato

 

Why did you join DROPIT?

I was looking for an exciting and innovative company where I could be able to learn and develop myself. DROPIT  has also allowed me to work in the sporting industry which I am passionate about. Not to mention the company culture and the amazing people here which sealed it for me.

Team Co-ordinator

Taylor Parbery

What do you do at DROPIT?

Coordinate operations, administration and office support ensuring the smooth running of the operational side of the business within the New Zealand team.

Where are you based? 

Tauranga, New Zealand

How did you come to be where you are at this point in your career? 

Throughout my career, I have managed teams of various sizes with the goal of meeting/exceeding the business expectations. I have always been more operations focused and love being able to ensure that things run smoothly in the background. I have managed large teams in fashion and cosmetics, and I am now thrilled to be apart of the E-commerce/Entertainment industry.

 

Why did you join DROPIT?

I have always wanted to be a part of a passionate and enthusiastic startup business. Being involved in the development of a company that has the potential to reach a global market is challenging and exciting. I am very proud to be apart of the DROPIT family and can't wait to show what we are capable of achieving.

Senior Software Developer

Ed Rocha

What do you do at DROPIT?

My work is focused on backend development but as a full-stack developer I am able to troubleshoot any aspect of our infrastructure. My passion is solving problems and applying latest technologies to improve productive and aggregate value.

Where are you based? 

Miami, Florida

How did you come to be where you are at this point in your career? 

Having worked in IT for over 12 years, I have learned a lot working on a wide range of projects from distributed data systems to healthcare survey platforms. Regardless of the industry I have always enjoy challenges and working with latest technology. Dropit offered the perfect environment for me to continue challenging myself and applying the knowledge I have accumulated throughout the years.

 

Why did you join DROPIT?

When I first heard about Dropit I was intrigued. The technology was fresh and exciting so I knew it was a great opportunity. I had some previous experience working with auctions but Dropit offered an exciting, engaging new platform and I felt I could truly make an important contribution and learn a lot along the way. Today, I am glad I make that decision.

Infrastructure Engineer

Sarath Potru

What do you do at DROPIT?

As an Infrastructure Engineer I have to make sure that the production environment is up and running all the time.  I am responsible for provisioning new resources, doing patch work and maintenance for existing resources.

Where are you based? 

Miami, FL 

How did you come to be where you are at this point in your career? 

I always had interest in system administration and networking. Throughout my career I have been working on secure routing and on premies systems. As the current era is moving towards cloud and virtualization, I had put my self in the similar learning path and started learning Amazon web services. I have done all my associate level certifications in AWS, which scaled up my learning. Dropit gave me an opportunity to put forth my knowledge into real time.

 

Why did you join DROPIT?

I believe that the harder the challenges you face the better you become. As a startup Dropit offers a lot to learn, and to increase my learning curve exponentially. Working at Dropit is very exciting, if you are working on things you love and surrounded with great people what else can you expect.