“We engaged Dr Spencer Scoular to help us make sense of a fragmented payroll service within our organisation; to identify and review all our processes and to recommend improvements.  Spencer brought logic and simplicity to the exercise.   With his help we were able to find our way through all the complexities and come up with a solution that we have since implemented and are seeing pleasing results.  Throughout the project, Spencer demonstrated an ability to assimilate large amounts of information quickly and to deliver to a tight deadline. Spencer was a pleasure to work with and he will be top of mind when there is a need for such expertise again.”

Group HR Manager
New Zealand Corporate
August 2016


“I have had the opportunity to work with Spencer through two complex change processes, impacting between 460 and 720 people.  The first involved the centralisation of an entire finance function, and the second was the establishment of a Financial Shared Services organisation coupled with a significant technological transformation of a group wide finance function.   Spencer provided clarity of thought, was key in connecting disparate pieces of the organisation and provided robust analysis, both strategic and financial.  I highly recommend Spencer/Synergy Partners and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Nick Olson
New Zealand CFO of the Year 2012
June 2015

“Dr Spencer Scoular of Synergy Partners was engaged by our Corporate Development Officer to assist me with the integration of our two New Zealand Pipfruit businesses.  With only three months to complete phase 1 integration before the intensive picking and packing season, Spencer effortlessly facilitated the integration of the culturally diverse businesses.  With Spencer’s help, we were able to realise double the forecast first-year synergies  – totally exceeding my expectations.  I recommend Synergy Partners and look forward to working with them again in the future as we scope out Stage 2 mid term integration goals for our businesses.”

GM New Zealand
Large-Scale Horticulture Business
March 2015

“Synergy Partners were engaged by the Board to assist with preparing a new organisational design to support the next stage of the company’s strategic growth in the Asia Pacific region.  Dr Scoular rapidly assimilated the key information related to our business including drivers of success and brought a deep level of insight to the project which was supported by external examples and references. We were impressed by his professional and client focused approach and will not hesitate to engage his skills in the future.”

Medium-sized SaaS business
April 2014

“Dr Spencer Scoular was recommended to me by a CEO colleague as a consultant that is able to quickly analyze complex situations and provide clear and coherent recommendations for future planning. This is exactly what I have experienced with Spencer and I have been extremely impressed by his professional manner, quick turn-around and focussed approach to the project work we have engaged Synergy Partners to undertake. He has now become a trusted and respected member of our wider advisory team and I would not hesitate to use his services again.”

Industry CEO
February 2014