Alex Waddell is Sigmoid’s Director of Growth and Capability, responsible for creating and implementing a sustainable, competitive, and ‘point of difference’ growth strategy for the company. His role also includes developing and delivering client training and development programmes.
Since joining Sigmoid in 2006, Alex has served in numerous operational roles. For over 9 years, he developed and implemented core foundational systems and processes throughout the finance, operations, marketing, and information technology functions.
Prior to Sigmoid, Alex assisted with human resource project roles within IAG NZ and Vodafone NZ. Before entering the human resource and management fields, Alex was a kayak instructor.
Alex’s education has spanned many disciplines. He earned two Diplomas; one in Graphic and Design and one in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. He holds two Bachelor Degrees; one in Sport and Recreation and one in Business. He was also awarded two First Class Master Degrees in Human Resources from Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
Alex was a research affiliate at AUT having presented at the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management conference [Why we must EAT to grow: The employees’ perspective of senior leader influence on organisational learning] and published with co-author Edwina Pio in the Journal of Management Learning [The influence of senior leaders on organisational learning: Insights from the employees' perspective].
When not working, Alex loves getting out into New Zealand’s great outdoors; he particularly enjoys hiking, surfing, and kayaking.