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Glazier Systems was established in Wellington in 1995 by Tony Stewart, Rod Drury, Andrew Kissling and Pat Ryan. It was a software development company that specialised in developing systems for Microsoft Windows hence the name.
Glazier grew rapidly until, in 1999, it was acquired by listed company Advantage Group for $7.5 million in cash and shares. At the time Glazier had 55 staff and offices in Wellington and Auckland.
In 2001 Tony Stewart lead a management buyout of the former Glazier Systems Wellington office and formed Intergen. Intergen carried on where Glazier left off and in 2012, Intergen has over 320 staff and offices in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Sydney, Perth and Seattle.
In 2001 Mason Pratt, Brendon Ford, Doug Taylor and David ten Have left the Wellington office of Advantage Group and founded Provoke Solutions. Provoke was based on many of the core ideas of Glazier. Provoke Solutions has over 100 staff and offices in Wellington, Auckland, Manilla, Singapore and Seattle.Last modified on 21 April 2013, at 01:27