About Us

Why Zigloa

At Zigloa, we strive to reduce stress and avoid risk related to food label compliance reviews. Our team are perfectionists and understand that our clients are too regarding compliance.

After all that effort of developing a product, the last thing users want to do is spend hours/days trolling through the Food Standards Code from FSANZ, trying to remember all the exceptions and details needed. Zigloa is designed to help.

Team Zigloa

Alana Srubar-Vernon
CEO (Chief Executive Officer) LinkedIn

For a very long time, Alana was a professional student, turned academic scientist/lecturer. A transformation in personal circumstances led her to make a career change, launching Alana into the business world. Alana brings scientific discipline to business solutions. Her analytical and interpersonal skills allow her to successfully manage client relationships, ensuring that customers achieve their business goals. At Zigloa, Alana is the front face of the company, managing customer interactions.

Alana’s favourite vegetables are freshly harvested corn (from the garden) and eggplant (especially in Indian cuisine). When Alana’s not solving business problems she enjoys; hiking/tramping, reading (mostly non-fiction) books, travelling, learning Czech, and volunteering at a historical bush railway as a train guard.

Cathy McArdle
CPO (Chief Product Officer) LinkedIn

Decades of passionate experience in labelling and compliance reviewing, have given Cathy an in-depth understanding of the food standards code that has been critical in the developing Zigloa. As a leader in the food industry in New Zealand, on all matters related to labelling, customers can be well assured that the best knowledge has been brought to the table. Knowing the ins and outs of all the complex parts of the Code can be mind-bogglingly difficult, but Cathy makes it look simple.

Cathy’s favourite “vegetable” is chocolate ice cream (because she can, as an adult). Outside of her obsession with food labelling Cathy likes; reading magazines, second-hand clothes shopping, the occasional (ok, maybe it’s not occasional) binge session on Netflix, and baking using the recipe as more of a guide rather than instructions.

Maxwell White
CDO (Chief Design Officer) LinkedIn

Self-taught, his attention to detail for the entire lifecycle of a project and flair are sought after in the United Kingdom and around the world. Basing his clean designs on math and grid systems, he also accomplishes incorporating Scandinavian and Japanese influences into his meticulous work. Zigloa is fortunate to have piqued his interest to invest his efforts in bringing you a user-friendly platform to interact with.

If you can pry him away from staring at his screen, developing the next best project, he’s into; learning Estonian, travelling, and fighting to keep the #1 customer spot as his favourite local pizzeria.

Sprout Accelerator

Zigloa is excited to have been selected as part of the 2019 cohort for the Sprout Accelerator Program. The Sprout Accelerator backs bold agri-tech businesses and entrepreneurs who are moving fast, thinking big and committed to building solutions for problems that reach from farm to fork. We look forward to sharing the results of this mentoring and accelerator program with our users.

The team at Zigloa brings together diverse knowledge needed to develop the web app to streamline compliance reviewing. Each team member has their own skillset that has made this possible.