After 6 years Mase is still the pin-up boy for Provoke

After 6 years Mase is still the pin-up boy for Provoke

Mason (‘Mase’) Pratt, chief executive of Provoke Solutions, has has been named NZIM/Eagle Technology young executive of the year.


How young? Well, he’s first boss I’ve had who is younger than me (and I’m still in my mid-30s).Mase was a founding partner of Provoke, in 2001, at the age of 25. His citation points out that at the time ‘the IT industry was experiencing a significant downturn, which in hindsight was possibly the worst time to start a new company with no track-record or client-base.’

I could be putting words in his mouth, but I suspect his 2007 quote would be:

‘I’m cool – and so is our software.’Full article over on Computer World