Michael Stribling

Lead for Digital Services


Michael is Spark’s Digital Services Lead, accountable for identifying and delivering digital service ecosystems that New Zealanders love. Within his Tribe sits Spark’s early stage growth businesses, including the Internet of Things, smart consumer products, connected vehicle products and the Wedo services marketplace. He has accountability for Spark’s early stage investments in disruptive New Zealand businesses and is also a member of the Executive Council for the New Zealand IoT alliance, and a member of the Business Advisory Council for the AUT Business School. Michael was previously Spark’s General Manager Strategy, accountable for Spark’s group and market strategy and for its merger and acquisition activity. He led the acquisition of a number of technology businesses, in particular the acquisitions of cloud IT businesses Revera and CCL. Prior to Spark, Michael had extensive strategy and change experience working as a management consultant for Deloitte in New Zealand and the UK. He holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a BBus in Economics and Accounting.