Our team of digital marketers

Thomas Emmerson, digital marketing consultant

Thomas Emmerson
Managing Director

Founder and director of Vanguard 86 Thomas brings experience from international brands such as Honda and Aston Martin. He has been a strong advocate for inbound marketing as the future of digital lead generation and sales for over a decade.

Lee Emmerson - general manager of NZ HubSpot agency Vanguard 86

Lee Emmerson
General Manager

With over 20 HubSpot certifications, Lee is our most accredited Hubspot user. Lee’s passion for people management, both internally and externally, ensures that Vanguard 86 continues to grow under her leadership. 

Rakesh Patel is Vanguard 86's search engine marketing specialist

Rakesh Patel
Digital Marketing Specialist

An early career role working at Air New Zealand fed his passion for numbers. This has become instrumental in his work in search engine marketing. Rakesh is a Google Partner Specialist and expert in Google Ads.

Laura Crombie is a marketing manager for V86

Laura Crombie
Senior Campaign Manager

Working on events, such as the New Zealand Rugby World Cup and the London Olympics, Laura found her passion within the Marketing and Communication field. As Campaign Manager Laura manages client marketing campaigns.

Hannah Enright is Vanguard 86's most experienced marketing platform users

Hannah Enright
Senior Campaign Manager

Hannah comes from a Campaign Management background at Trade Me, and has a strong knowledge of email marketing and automation. Hannah enjoys seeing clients' ideas come to life with targeted campaigns that get results.


Charlotte Verry
Campaign Manager

As a Campaign Manager, Charlotte helps clients achieve their inbound digital strategies. With a background in both sales and marketing, she understands what drives business and makes customers tick.

Lou is a marketing co-ordinator at V86

Lou Harnett
Campaign Manager

Lou is passionate about driving business growth through digital campaigns. She enjoys seeing the pieces of a marketing strategy come together and helping clients achieve and surpass their marketing goals.

Sophie Powick is a campaign manager at Vanguard 86

Sophie Powick
Campaign Manager

Sophie's passion for social media, and her background as a freelance content creator, combines seamlessly with an intrinsic artistic passion to deliver effective marketing communications across a multitude of mediums.

Andrew Dolan is V86's inhouse developer

Andrew Dolan

Andrew bridges the technological gap by enabling businesses to develop custom applications, website features and APIs that help us to deliver better sales and marketing integrations. Andrew's passion for new technology ensures businesses get the advantage of staying ahead of the game.

Kate is Vanguard 86's inhouse digital designer

Kate Ahern

As the agency's lead designer Kate is responsible for maintaining client brand standards and design direction. Kate is instrumental in creating campaign assets, both for digital and print.

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