Who are the team at Chirpy Plus?
Carol and Shaun are the Chirpy Co-Founders. Mother and son (that’s a unique combo - we think it works because there’s an ocean between us - Carol is in Auckland and Shaun is on the Sunshine Coast and loves to irritate the Auckland team with daily pictures of the beach). We are both passionate about helping others and making a difference.
Carol was one of the first woman Chief Technical Officer (Head of IT) in NZ, leading companies such as Bunnings, Fisher and Paykel and Ernst Young. Carol has also appeared in CIO magazine. You can listen to Carol being interviewed here about her journey as a woman working in Tech and how she started Chirpy: http://heroines.libsyn.com/carol-mahoney-chirpy-plus
Shaun, well, Shaun lived in Las Vegas (has some really great stories!) for 14 years and has a background in finance and sales and loves to watch movies in the middle of the day.
Over the last 4 years, we have established a great team nucleus based in Auckland, all with the same passion as us - to make a difference. A large part of our 14 member team is over 55 and we are all very excited about Chirpy.
We have poured our time (and a loooooot of money) into the development of Chirpy over the last 2 years. Chirpy is for us the culmination of all our research and experience. We love what we have created and are passionate (very) about what it can do to make a difference. We hope that you will join us for the journey and be a part of our great community.
Thanks for being a part of our journey and helping us make a difference.
In The Media
Today Extra on Channel 9 - November 2019
Carol Mahoney and Shaun Mahoney spoke to Today Extra about Chirpy Plus.
Heroines: Women in Tech - November 2019
You can listen to Carol being interviewed here about her journey as a woman working in Tech and how she started Chirpy: http://heroines.libsyn.com/carol-mahoney-chirpy-plus
CIO Magazine - November 2018
One of NZ’s first female CIOs is now a startup founder at age 69.
Carol Mahoney smiles when she meets with potential business partners and members for the startup she co-founded with her son, Shaun.
“They always assume he is the technology person,” says Carol, who just turned 69.
The reality is Mahoney is the CTO of Chirpy Plus, and her son, a finance executive, is in charge of marketing.