Green Monkey was born with the idea of providing high quality products to discerning cyclists in New Zealand and around the world. We are a small Rotorua-based company, committed to selling retail and custom products direct to our customers.
Green Monkey Velo began with our experiences of doing business in China and Asia-wide coupled with enjoying the freedom two-wheels bring. Our wealth of experience and connections has been transferred to Rotorua, where Kiwis can enjoy our top customer service and quality brands. To read more about our story, click the button below: The Green Monkey story
If you are a shop and wish to stock our brands, please get in touch via the contact page to be considered a re-seller.
Daniel is the founder of Green Monkey and spent the better part of the last decade working in the bicycle industry, mostly in Asia-Pacific. He has a Master of Tourism and a BComm in Marketing Management as well as a BA in Chinese. Daniel has spent many years living in China and speaks Mandarin fluently. It was in China where DJC Media was established by Daniel to help bike industry brands enter China and Asia wide. Before Daniel relocated from China to Rotorua NZ early in 2016, together with his Texan-wife Jennifer Carruthers, the plan to start the Green Monkey business was hatched in Thailand. The idea was to provide custom product solutions for the New Zealand market as well as carry a number of quality international brands. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking in the famous Redwoods, road riding, hiking, and taking photos. He is also looking after his new son who was born in the Chinese Year of the Monkey and thus will represent the Mascot of Green Monkey Velo.
Jennifer is a co-founder of Green Monkey and holds a Bachelor of Communications & Media. She also holds a Diploma of Yoga. She is skilled in customer relations, administration, photography, teaching. You will find her helping with customer service while as a stay-at-home mum. Jennifer moved from China to Rotorua together with Daniel Carruthers in 2016 and fell in love with the amazing outdoors Rotorua has to offer. In her spare time, she loves walking in the forest, doing yoga, and taking photos.