What is Capex? Capex is a management consulting and software development company. Founded in 1997 the company has one goal – to provide our clients with the best available strategic advice and systems to manage capital resources.
Each Capex team member is an expert in their respective field. We provide a unique blend of finance, operations, project management and information technology expertise. To complement our small group, Capex also uses contract consultants on an as needed basis.
Every person representing Capex Stratagio is chosen because they have a particular set of experience and skills of value to our clients and the solutions we provide on their behalf.
Tony Street is a leading Australasian strategist and consultant on capital expenditure management. A chartered accountant by profession, he is well experienced in large-scale, high level corporate capex management and continues now as a consultant at the leading edge of developing world best practice in disciplined capex management.He has had much hands-on experience at senior management level in capital intensive industries. For example, in a former role with NZ Dairy Group, he was directly involved in all project management and capital expenditure decision making. During an intense eight years, in which the group undertook several large scale dairy industry amalgamation and expansion projects, Tony evaluated more than 4,000 proposals for capital expenditure.
A University of Waikato researcher who then compared the capital management processes of many New Zealand companies concluded that NZ Dairy Group was at the forefront. Some of Tony’s work at the time was published internationally in a text on the subject of capital expenditure planning and decision making. In 1997 Tony entered into management consultancy, forming a company called Capital Expenditure Consulting Ltd. In the next year he assisted a large and diverse range of clients in both public and private sectors. Then in 1998 Tony formed Capex Services Ltd with
Peter Mackay. Among other clients, they helped 12 of New Zealand’s 23 public hospitals with their capital management systems and with several large scale projects in the face of severe funding restraints then operating in the public health sector. Meanwhile increasing competitive pressures in the corporate field have also obliged corporates to find better and more disciplined ways of capex management. Capex Consulting was and still is instrumental in achieving much of this necessary change. Then in 2001 came a further step. Tony and a small team of IT professionals designed and developed a software application – now known as Capex Stratagio. Since its inception this valuable software product has been continuously upgraded to meet the varied and ongoing needs of medium to large sized corporates. Consequently today the Capex Stratagio stands as a world class calibre product at the very cutting edge of best capex practice. Importantly, use of the best available software, Stratagio is needed as corporate capital outlay decisions become even more crucial.
A recognised leading Australasian practitioner and strategist in capital resource management, Tony has the following areas of special expertise:
- Developing capital expenditure management systems and software
- Project management and project accounting systems – budgeting, forecasting & project accounting
- Property development feasibility analysis, financial modelling and leasing appraisals
- Developing innovative and value adding capital investment business cases
- Development and presentation of training systems to support the above disciplines
Jeff Jackson has held four Chief Executive roles in large agribusiness organisations in New Zealand, including: NZ Dairy Company, Affco(NZ) Ltd, Fletcher Fishing and the New Zealand Wool Board. He was also the Chief Operating Officer for Via Lactia Bio Sciences. He has many years experience as a company Director for organisations involved in the IT,energy, fertilizer,textile and food industries.
Building on his experience as a CEO and Director his current focus is on improving business performance through the development of organisational capability and decision making.
In 2003 in association with Dr Marty Schimdt in Boston USA, he established Solution Matrix Pacific Ltd to assist clients in Australia and New Zealand to develop effective business case development processes. For the past 3 years Jeff has collaborated with Tony Street in developing a fully integrated software module for compiling business cases with strategic drivers. This module forms an important element of the Stratagio software application.Decision makers follow a structured process that requires scenarios to be identified. For each, impacts are considered in terms of Processes, Customer; Service Delivery, and Resources(Capability), and the Value Proposition. The qualitative assessment of scenarios uses a matrix scoring system. Decision makers can assess ‘soft benefits’ more objectively – particularly in relation to new business and customer service initiatives. Different scenarios can be compared in terms of alignment to business objectives.
- Chief Executive:
NZ Dairy Group Ltd, Fletcher Fishing Ltd, Affco(NZ) Ltd, NZ Wool Board.
- Chief Operating Officer: Via Lactia Biosciences Ltd, Morgan and Banks Ltd.
Mercury Energy, Bay of Plenty Fertiliser, Excell Corporation, Datacom Ltd, Ballance, Wool Research Organisation of
New Zealand.Essentia Foods and Business Technology Group.
- Accounting: CA & CMA
- Management: NZIM Management Diploma
- Harvard Business School : AMP 86
- Institute of Directors
- Human Resources Institute of New Zealand
Azmi holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Western Michigan University in the US and a Bachelor of Computer Science degree also from the US.Azmi is a former senior lecturer in graphics and multimedia at the University Tenaga Nasional in Malaysia. He has had 5 years experience in the development of accounting packages and specialized software for freight industries in the USA.
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) software
- Developing multi-dimensional CAD software
- Multimedia and graphical user interface applications