Meet the Team

Here at Digital Eagles we are incredibly passionate about having the right mix of technical abilities, customer focus, digital strategy and analytics. This ensures that our customers get the support, service and results to help their business grow.

Our mission is to be New Zealand’s leading digital marketing provider. By leveraging our expert team, proven systems and demonstrated results, we seek to develop the most trusted and transparent experiences for businesses in the digital marketing world.

Ryan Jenkins
Chief Eagle - CEO (Founder)

As the Founder and CEO of Digital Eagles Ryan brings over 15 years of digital marketing, marketing strategy, leadership, sales consultancy and management experience.

Ryan is very passionate about helping businesses of all sizes achieve their marketing and sales goals.

Dan Sim
Co-Founder - Head of Partnerships

As the Co-Founder of Digital Eagles Dan brings over 10 years of marketing experience. Dan has worked across many sectors both in New Zealand and New Zealand.

Dan is a specialist in the advertising and digital marketing industry and also has a Bachelor of Commerce in marketing and management. Dan loves being creative to help businesses scale and grow quickly and effectively.

Dejai Scott
General Manager ANZ

Dejai joins the Eagles Nest with over 10 years experience as a contemporary value-based General Manager. Leading and developing high-performance teams, Dejai’s success has seen him drive SME’s financial, operations and client services achieving significant positive growth across multiple aspects of businesses.
With strong and proven enhancement of company culture, Dejai is an exciting new addition to the Eagles nest!

Trent Matheson
Growth Strategist

Having grown businesses in many industry sectors, online and offline for over a decade, Trent has developed solid sales growth for his clients.  A get it done attitude coupled with strategy and innovation enables Trent to get the job done quickly and effectivly. He loves to celebrate client success with his dedicated delivery team.

Soar like an eagle… and surround your business with best in breed.

Ifthi Idris
Growth Strategist

Experienced and talented business development manager with 20+ years’ experience in local and international marketing has the motivation and right skill sets needed to ensure targets are met and everything gets done on time and to budget. Highly organised, ambitious, driven and possesses the capability to develop maximum sales and profitability. Having superb communication skills means that I am more than able to build a profitable relationship with customers and key decision-makers alike.

Joyti Kumar
Account Manager

Joyti brings over 10 years experience in customer service, sales and digital marketing. Joyti is truly passionate about ensuring that customers are supported as well as getting the best results possible.

Joyti’s passion and experience for business ensures that all of our customers are in really safe hands.

Sulna VanWyk

Coming from an extensive background in lead acquisition, sales and client retention for one of Australia’s leading universities, Sulna puts her customers first and finds her passion in seeking positive outcomes for her clients. Sulna’s sunny disposition is infectious in the Digital Eagle’s nest and has apparently won a legitimate award for her smile… true story!

David Hyman
Digital Marketing Manager

Specialising in growth marketing strategies and conversion rate optimisation, Dave has a wealth of experience in digital marketing with a particular focus on return on investment. With 5+ in digital marketing agencies, Dave has seen a wide range of campaigns for many different industries and understand what it takes to get a campaign thriving. Dave loves drumming, table tennis and his NFL Fantasy team, but nothing makes him happier than getting a win for a client!

Darren Vassallo
Head of PPC

Darren has over 8 years in digital marketing and is an expert in google search, shopping and display marketing as well as a great amount of experience in Facebook advertising. He enjoys helping clients identify opportunities and gaps in their existing marketing strategy and utilising his skills in paid marketing to improve all campaigns. He also loves a beer and will happily share one whilst going over your results on a Friday afternoon.

Rob Ramirez
SEO Specialist

Rob is an experienced SEO Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the education, e-commerce and energy industries. With a passion for getting solid organic results and improving conversions for clients, Rob strives to improve digital strategies through comprehensive content and strategic thinking. While his BBQ might be low and slow on a Saturday, his results are the opposite!

Marc Brauer
Social Media Manager

Marc’s enthusiastic approach to Social Media is heavily supported by his 7+ years of digital marketing experience across a huge number of industries. Managing high tier clients in previous agencies, Marc has a knack for producing huge returns on client campaigns and promoting a quality level of service whilst doing it. Outside of work, Marc prefers the finer things in life including travel, food and blogging about all of his experiences.

Bianca Giles
Social Media Strategist

Bianca is a social media strategist passionate about producing high-performing, data-driven and results-focused campaigns for our clients.

Her practical marketing experience and Business/Marketing Degree see her well-versed in developing communications strategies across a variety of channels.

Alen Birindzic
Head of Web

Alen’s varied skillset and passion for web development is backed by a mindset that nearly anything is possible and it’s a matter of figuring out how.

As Head of Web Design & Development, Alen will help bring our customer’s visions to life through their websites and ecommerce integrations.

Cassie McBlane
Head of Content

With an extensive background in content marketing, SEO and journalism, Cassie’s passion resides in exploring brand growth through hard-hitting content that drives influence, exposure and success.


Danni keeps things working within the Nest. Her expertise at organisation and support management are essentials skills in a busy, fast-paced office.

With experience in account management, branding and marketing, her diverse skills assist our team in a unique variety of ways. Her passion for the business and getting results makes everyone else’s role that much easier.

Ann Smarty
Strategic Consultant

Ann is a special strategic consultant to Digital Eagles. She is an internationally recognised speaker, educator and digital marketing superstar and has been a leader in the marketing space for a decade. Ann was formerly the Editor-in-Chief at Search Engine Journal.

When not assisting Digital Eagles, Ann runs one of the largest guest blogging communities in the world.

Karthik Thota
Tech Eagle - SEO Tech

As an SEO technical specialist Karthik has many years of experience working with large digital marketing agencies delivering technical SEO solutions for businesses of all sizes.

Karthik’s skills and experience ensure that our SEO customers are getting the best rankings, leads, traffic and sales possible.

customer service

We Get Real Results for Our Clients

I was so thrilled to come across Ryan. What a lovely, honest, genuine person. Thank you Ryan for your time, your expertise and your generosity. Your skills and professional ” can do attitude” are wonderful.
I can highly recommend this business. I will be coming back for more help very soon! My Best Regards, Jane Black (Italian Villa Vacations)

Jane Black

Couldn’t ask for more from Digital Eagles. Very professional and user friendly outfit who listened to what I wanted and produced the BEST site in my industry. Learned a lot about managing my online presence along the way. Would recommend them in a heartbeat – they even threw in a NEW CAR ! (that part’s not true). Seriously, I’m a very happy customer.

Vince Sorrenti

We gave Digital Eagles the task of designing and developing an awesome website within a very tight deadline.Not only did they achieve this, but they were a pleasure to work with and are now helping us out with our digital marketing.Ryan and the team really know their stuff and we would have no hesitation in recommending them


I cannot recommend Digital Eagles highly enough. They have been taking care of our business for over a year now and we saw rankings move faster than the normal estimated period 6-12 months. We absolutely love the team and the added value they bring not only to our business’ SEO but also our business as a whole from a digital perspective. They are an asset to our business and growth. Thanks guys for all the work you do!!cheers Dan & jack Great work

Lawnworks Mowing

Started working with Digital Eagles as part of a project with one of my clients. The team is professional from the onset by getting to understand the business, its objectives which is then formulated into a strategy to execute. Regular touch points are conducted to understand performance and gain insights into where adjustments can/should be made. Clearly a shining light in a very crowded market!since we have come to them for help, we are getting a lot more enquire from the digital media they have increased our enquires from 4 or 6 a month to 1 or 2 a day.
cheers Dan & jack Great work

Thomas Meier

Hi every one just a quite note about Digital Eagles they are a awesome company as they have help our company out so much in the technical side and admin side.
since we have come to them for help, we are getting a lot more enquire from the digital media they have increased our enquires from 4 or 6 a month to 1 or 2 a day.
cheers Dan & jack Great work


Absolutely amazing company and people. they came to me and explained all details and showed me what I was doing wrong and how they can fix it to maximise traffic going to my website. would highly recommend digital eagles to anyone who is serious about business and online business. to be honest if you don’t have these guys working for you then your not making as much money as you should. 5 star boys and I will be telling everybody to come to you

Jason Ebert

I have found Digital Eagles to be consistently professional, efficient and organised in their approach to each request we have ever had of them.And the results they achieve – A+!!!!

Emily Gates

We have worked with more than a few digital marketing agencies over the last year. DE, and especially Sharon, have shown a real interest in our businesses, and seem to have a huge desire to get your business where you want it to go. It’s only early one in the relationship, but the future looks promising

Tyson Tripcony