OUR MISSION

Making our customers world better through cloud technology

At TechConnect, we help businesses unlock the insights that are hidden in their data and use cloud technology to make their world better.

From developing more efficient processes that save time and money to creating new technologies that help solve global and social issues.

Whatever your better is, we’re here to help you bring it to life.
With smart technology, clever strategy, creative problem-solving and talented people we deliver solutions that make a difference to our customers and the world.

THE VALUES THAT GUIDE US

We Care

CARE

We are whole people with passions, pursuits and problems outside of our work. We accept and embrace our humanity and treat each other, and everyone we work with, with care, kindness, empathy and respect.

We Take Initiative

COLLABORATION

We work as a team with our colleagues, our clients and our partners — supporting each other to solve problems, sharing and celebrating our wins, and enjoying the ride together.

We Keep It Simple

COMMITMENT

We are committed to every aspect of our work from kick-off to implementation (and beyond). And we own our mistakes and failures, using what we learn from them to do better in the future.

We Innovate

CREATIVITY

We approach our work with a sense of possibility and openness. If the tool we need doesn’t exist, we’ll build it. If the problem doesn’t have a clear solution, we’ll find a new approach.

We Keep It Simple

CLARITY

We thrive on turning complex ideas and confusing data into simple insights and solutions. Because we believe the most beautiful and effective systems are also the simplest.

MEET THE TEAM

The faces behind the innovation. We take pride in having a growing and committed team. Some of the finest technical minds in the industry are here to provide you with the expertise you require.

Mike Cunningham

Mike Cunningham

Director - CEO

Mike’s experience in managing companies and large projects in the start-up space spans over 20 years. He is a dynamic, strategic leader whose greatest strength is his proven ability to get the job done!

As a Director of TechConnect IT Solutions Pty Ltd, Mike is passionate about taking companies to the next level. He has relished the opportunity to bring to life the idea of helping companies with resource-intensive processes, automating these processes, helping them to run more effectively.

Clinton Thomson

Clinton Thomson

Director - CTO

Clinton is Chief Technical Officer of TechConnect IT Solutions Pty Ltd. He has an in-depth understanding of the business with hands on management experience across a multitude of industry sectors, with a primary focus on marketing and driving growth.

Clinton understands how to successfully use technology in today’s economic climate. This is made possible through his insight and focus on delivering breakthrough results that translate into real-world value for clients.

Clinton holds the Amazon Web Services Certified Developer - Associate and Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Professional certifications.

Giulio Rovera

Giulio Rovera

Director - CFO

Giulio is CFO of TechConnect IT Solutions Pty Ltd. Joining the business at the beginning of 2013; he has an in-depth understanding of the business with a primary focus on business solutions and mission critical 24x7 technology infrastructure.

Giulio has significant experience in leading and managing high performing teams in start-up and global IT environments. With his outstanding technical and organisational skills, he has a proven track record of meeting and exceeding both company and client goals.

Giulio holds the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Professional and Amazon Web Services Certified Big Data - Specialty certifications.

Eric Semwenda

Eric Semwenda

Cloud Software Engineer

Eric has worked in various IT environments with different methodologies, enabling him to quickly merge old and new knowledge to deliver innovative solutions. Living the true DevOps approach, he thrives on challenge, change, and innovation, thinking out-of-the-box when needed.

Eric holds a dual degree in Business and IT (Honors) and has achieved the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate.

Brett Shepard

Brett Shepard

Head of Slipstream

Brett has been in the IT industry for over 20 years and has vast experience in technical sales and management roles. Working predominantly with Data and Cloud based projects, Brett always keeps his knowledge up to date, achieving the Microsoft SQL DBA Qualification and the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate.

Brett Leads some of TechConnect’s largest projects and enjoys providing real business benefits and building strong customer relationships.

Cheryl Miller-Crispe

Cheryl Miller-Crispe

Agile Team Coach

Cheryl is a certified Scrum Master driven by a passion for delivering high value projects using an agile approach. She is the glue between the Development team, our Business Analysts and Product Owners, ensuring they work cohesively to delivery projects that will delight the customer.

Cheryl is passionate about the technology industry, having worked in it for over 20 years - starting as a help desk clerk and going on to leading development teams and all the coding and architecture in-between.

Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Business (Major Commercial Computing).

Mutya Peuckert

Mutya Peuckert

Sales Administrator

Mutya has over 10 years’ experience developing strong customer relationships in different industries. Driven by her dependable and hardworking attitude, she takes pride in contributing to an exceptional working culture and is always looking to develop her skill set further – Although, she still enjoys a good laugh!

Bridging the gap between our customers, sales and support teams within the business, Mutya will be a great asset to the TechConnect Team.

Andre Beauzec

Andre Beauzec

Head of iGaming

Andre is an accomplished Big Data architect specialising in creating end to end Big Data processing solutions in the cloud. He is skilled in cloud computing, information management, business analytics, business intelligence, data science and database management, and loves sharing his skills and expertise with the team.

Andre has achieved the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data and the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science.

He has also successfully completed the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and the Certified Big Data Specialty.

Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes

Delivery Manager

Paul is an articulate, outcome focused and a customer centric Delivery Manager, with both Project Management and Agile experience. Paul has over 25 years in the IT industry. He has worked across the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) as a Developer, an Analyst, a Project Manager and a Scrum Master within key Australian and UK organisations, managing, and doing, all aspects of planning, defining, designing, developing, testing and deploying digital products to deliver business critical outcomes.

Paul has an MSc in Information Processing, is a PRINCE2 Practitioner and is a certified Scrum Master (PSM I).

Jackson Huynh

Jackson Huynh

Infrastructure Engineer

Jackson joined TechConnect’s Graduate Program in 2018 after completing his Master of Engineering Science Management at the University of Queensland. Recently, Jackson has been involved in various projects in the Electronic and Biomedical fields, giving him hardware design and data analysis experience. Through these projects, he has been amazed at the power and flexibility of Amazon Web Services solutions and has decided to pursue a cloud career pathway.

Jackson is now working as a part of the TechConnect Managed Services team and is enjoying helping TechConnect’s customers get the most out of their AWS services.

Jackson’s certifications include Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, Amazon Web Services Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, and Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate.

Warren Venter

Warren Venter

Customer Success Manager

Warren has many years of experience in architecting and building Microsoft infrastructure solutions. As TechConnect’s Pre-Sales Architect, he uses this experience to create robust cloud solutions for customers.

Warren continues to expand his knowledge across a broad range of cloud services to ensure that our customers have access to the most up-to-date solutions and advice.

Warren has several industry certifications covering both Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, these include:

Mazzi Nabavi

Mazzi Nabavi

Solutions Architect

Mazzi is a highly passionate individual with 18+ years of experience in various IT industry setups. He thrives by learning more every day while keeping focus on business deliverables. He has a track record of production experience in architecting complex, highly available, scalable and multi environment cloud infrastructures.
As a TOGAF Certified consultant, Mazzi is able to understand enterprise challenges and offer suitable solutions for time and budget defined in scope.

Mazzi is passionate about Big Data, Machine Learning and AI.

Mazzi holds several industry certifications including:

Jess Neate

Jess Neate

Marketing Coordinator

Jess is our marketing coordinator, a proven brand builder with expertise in digital and traditional media marketing.

Having completed a double bachelor degree in Business (Marketing) and Digital Design, she also holds a diploma in graphic design with extensive industry experience in customer service, administration and business management.

Jess has also completed the Amazon Web Services Business Professional Foundational Accreditation.

Dr Will Brown

Dr Will Brown

Data Scientist

Will joined the TechConnect graduate program in 2018 following the completion of a Ph.D. in Biophysics. Will thrives on detailed data analysis and the insights it provides. He is also experienced in mathematical modelling and simulation.

Will achieved the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification in 2018 and enjoys working with the myriad of technologies used by the TechConnect team as he gains experience in the IT sector. Will’s current interests lie in Big Data and Machine Learning, but he relishes the opportunity to solve any problem thrown his way.

Dr Tim Cleaver

Dr Tim Cleaver

Solutions Architect

Tim has worked for multiple tech start-ups as a data architect. His current interests lie in Big Data and the application of Machine Learning technology to deliver real business value that exceeds customer expectations.

Tim earned his doctorate in Artificial Intelligence studying belief-intention interactions in intelligent software agents. His academic background and experience in a variety of technologies bring a unique perspective to the team.

Tim’s industry certifications include Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, Certified Developer Associate and Certified Big Data Specialty.

Jaime Brian

Jaime Brian

Head of CloudNinjas

Jaime is the master of all things planning here at TechConnect. She has a background in leading large and complex projects with significant scope and risk, managing all aspects from planning through to operations and customer relations.

Her wealth of experience as a Business Analyst and Product Owner, along with her passion for operational efficiency make her a great fit for our team.

Jaime holds a Bachelor of Information Technology.

David Rowe

David Rowe

Solutions Architect

David has a passion for software development and automation in cloud platforms. With a wide range of knowledge and skills, he takes pride in finding the right solution for each problem.

David holds a Diploma in Computer Networking and a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. David’s focus is on Software Development and Intelligent Systems. He is also an Amazon Web Services Certified Developer Associate.

Jack Chiang

Jack Chiang

Cloud Software Engineer

Jack is a diligent individual who is currently completing his Bachelor of Information Technology. His strengths lie in his wide range of development and analytical skills, he is looking to further grow his versatile skillset after recently transitioning into the field of AWS with TechConnect. Jack currently develops and deploys Content Delivery Networks in various geographical locations in the world whilst studying for the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate.

Outside of work you can find Jack enjoying video games, DIY projects or being a motor-vehicle enthusiast and working on his car.

Kirsten Cunningham

Kirsten Cunningham

Team Lead - Gaming

Having spent the last 20 years in IT, Kirsten exhibits a broad range of skills and loves what Amazon Web Services is capable of and allows her to achieve.

Kirsten has achieved the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data and the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science certifications recently.

She also holds the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Certifications.

Matt Norman

Matt Norman

Cloud Software Engineer

Matt comes from almost 10 years of local government experience in both Control Systems Engineering and ICT Database Administration. With degrees in both Computer Engineering and Computer Science, he has recently transitioned into the field of AWS with TechConnect with great enthusiasm. Matt is currently supporting our clients from within the Managed Services team while studying for the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys going to the gym, gaming and traveling overseas whenever the opportunity presents.

Jaydon Hansen

Jaydon Hansen

Data Engineer Graduate

Jaydon joined the TechConnect team through the graduate program after finishing his Bachelor of Science at the University of Queensland (UQ). He comes from a Bioinformatics background so has experience with solving complex big data problems and has more recently developed an interest in Cloud Computing.

Jaydon thinks that Cloud Computing is key in accelerating scientific research both now and in the future, as data and compute requirements are very quickly exceeding the capabilities of on-premises facilities. He is a certified Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect - Associate.

In his spare time, Jaydon enjoys tinkering with programming side projects and practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Maxime Henn

Maxime Henn

Data Engineer

Maxime joined the TechConnect team after graduating from a Bachelor of Science. She specialises in content delivery networks, and has in-depth knowledge of web caching systems and global internetwork routing.

She has an interest in web programming and artificial intelligence and is always eager to broaden her skills.

Maxime also holds theCertified Solutions Architect - Associate, Amazon Web Services Certified Developer - Associate, and Google Associate Cloud Engineer certifications.

Ethan Phan

Ethan Phan

Data Engineer Graduate

Ethan joined the TechConnect graduate program right after finishing his Bachelor of Computer Science majoring in Machine Learning at the University of Queensland (UQ). He has special interest in Machine Learning, AI algorithms and is eager to deep dive into Cloud Computing. With high responsibility and work ethics, Ethan believes TechConnect is the best place to learn new skills and transform his knowledge into practical solutions for businesses.

Outside of work, you might find Ethan training in the gym, flying his drones, or getting into nature like camping and trekking.

Adam Richards

Adam Richards

Delivery Manager

Adam brings to the team more than 15 years in Project Management, with a focus on delivering projects and programs with large budgets. Specialising in complex upgrades, migrations and system integration projects, Adam thrives on working with high performing teams and driving outcomes on complex projects. Adam’s strengths in continuous improvement, stakeholder management and vendor management in multidisciplinary and cross-cultural teams set him apart as a Program and Project Manager.

Adam is a PMP Certified Project Manager with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He is currently in the process of becoming AWS Certified and has completed his Amazon Web Services Business Professional Foundational Accreditation.

Mark Priestner

Mark Priestner

Data Engineer

Mark has been in the IT Industry for over 20 years and comes with a strong background in Software and Database Development primarily using Microsoft Technologies.

During more recent years, Mark’s focus has been more on developing Data Warehousing and end to end Business Intelligence solutions with his experience covering a wide range of industries including Pharmaceutical, Finance, Childcare and Retail.

Malin Bergendahl

Malin Bergendahl

People and Culture Leader

Malin has over 10 years’ experience in the generalist HR field, recruitment, payroll and compliance. She is passionate about creating cultures of collaboration, and implementing change to achieve workforce excellence. Malin also enjoys working with early stage ventures to help navigate the people and culture opportunities and set up effective systems and processes.

Malin holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business (Major in Human Resources).

Jay Blake

Jay Blake

Data Engineer

Jay joined the TechConnect team after completing a Master of Data Science. With his background in research and data analysis, he’s a great addition to our team. Jay has a strong interest in learning new skills and cloud technologies and is enjoying the new challenges at Tech Connect as a Data Engineer.

In his spare time, Jay likes to get out into nature and enjoys camping, diving, and travelling.

Zoe Frylink

Zoe Frylink

Support Officer

Zoe has several years’ experience within financial administration and office management. She is currently in her second year of study towards a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). She thrives in solving complex problems, refining internal processes, and utilising data to inform decision-making.

Zoe currently oversees functions regarding the billing and finance areas of TechConnect. Additionally, she provides administrative support to key senior staff and takes responsibility for the general office management functions of the company.

Outside of work, Zoe likes to listen to live music, enjoy good food with friends, and binge the occasional TV-show or anime.

Conor Mulvenna

Conor Mulvenna

IT Support/Graduate Infrastructure Engineer

After graduating with a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering from Queen’s University, Belfast, Conor spent 5 years working in a variety of roles in defense and manufacturing, specializing in software implementation and resilience. Conor has joined the TechConnect Team in a hybrid role as an Infrastructure Engineer as part of our Managed Services Team and a Support Engineer as part of our Shared Services Team.

Conor loves the outdoors, from hiking to biking, but spends most of his free time under water either as a scuba instructor or just exploring the weird and wonderful world that is our oceans.

Jeremy Savage

Jeremy Savage

Data Engineer Graduate

Jeremy joined the TechConnect graduate program in 2021 after completing his Ph.D. in theoretical physics. His research in simulating quantum mechanical collisions on molecules gave him a broad range of computing, mathematical, and data analysis skills. He is excited to channel these skills into a career in data science and cloud computing.

Jeremy was born and educated in Perth and enjoyed the grand adventure of driving across the Nullarbor with family and possessions in tow. He is an avid board gamer and will never turn down a game of Tigris & Euphrates.

Matthew Dickson

Matthew Dickson

Cloud Software Engineer

Matthew joined the TechConnect graduate program after working for several years in the IT industry in a managerial role. He holds a Bachelor of Information Technology and a Bachelor of Multimedia and is excited to continue his studies in the cloud space.

Matthew is currently deploying Content Delivery Networks globally as well as assisting in overcoming different challenges that these networks face. He has also achieved the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification.

In his spare time, you can find Matthew building custom gaming computers, gaming, reading comics and buying collectibles.

Arne Klopper

Arne Klopper

iGaming Lead

Arné is an accomplished and passionate technology enthusiast working in various industries over the last 17 years. With solid experience in team management, solution architecture and design, software and database development, business analysis, business process management and most recently getting more exposure to enterprise architecture.

He spent the last 4 years focusing on cloud infrastructure environments in the enterprise, specifically focusing on security and governance. He has been focusing on Azure and AWS environments, achieving the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification in 2018, and is currently pursuing his passion for Microsoft Azure by working towards the Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.

Arné holds a Diploma in Computer Science (Dip.Comp.Sci), and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Informatics.

Byron Sack

Byron Sack

Customer Success Manager

Byron is an established emerging enterprise expert with over 20 years of ICT experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge in business strategy and delivering value. This is strengthened by his vast technical background and a passion for unlocking value from data. He is a highly motivated, resilient individual with a track record for building and managing focused teams and displays strong stakeholder engagement skills. He believes in servant leadership, teamwork and grit.

Working across a broad range of industries and cloud technologies Byron has achieved noteworthy organizational growth, innovation and customer success with a passion for cloud technologies, big data analytics and machine learning.
Byron industry certifications and accreditations include Amazon Web Services Business Professional and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) 2016 Cloud Platform.

Thean Jonck

Thean Jonck

Security Engineer

Thean specialises in cloud technologies and has over 18 years of experience within the Microsoft stack. Thean is especially passionate about Microsoft Office 365 and unlocking productivity solutions for customers.

Baxter Meadowcroft

Baxter Meadowcroft

Data Engineer

Baxter is a relatively new face in the scene of cloud computing. With his passion for software development, strong can-do attitude, and willingness to achieve, he believes TechConnect is the best place for him to learn and grow his skills.

Baxter has achieved the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification.

Emma Brodie

Emma Brodie

Data Engineer

Emma has a passion for exploring, transforming, and analysing data. She has over 20 years of IT experience including in the small business, government, higher education and health sectors as a developer, database manager and project manager. A recent addition to the TechConnect team, Emma is inspired by the possibilities the Cloud offers for businesses and organisations of all sizes, and loving the opportunity to expand her expertise in Cloud infrastructure and computing with TechConnect.

Pramiti Shome

Pramiti Shome

Data Engineer

After finishing her master’s degree in data science from QUT, Pramiti started at TechConnect through Graduation program in 2018. While pursuing her Masters, she gained knowledge in Data Analysis, Database Management, Data Mining fields and increased her passion in solving complex big data problems.

Currently, Pramiti is interested in exploring Big Data and Machine Learning fields. Pramiti obtained the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate in 2018.

Vaibhav Vachhani

Vaibhav Vachhani

Data Engineer Graduate

Vaibhav joined the TechConnect team through the graduate program after finishing his Bachelor of Information Technology. He comes from a software development background but is eager to dive deeper into the ‘cloud’ world. He is also passionate about artificial intelligence and its wide range of applications and always keen to learn and create something cool!

Vaibhav is also a passionate football fan who supports FC Barcelona.

Gerard Naude

Gerard Naude

Infrastructure Engineer

Gerard worked as a Java developer in the retail sector for 7 years before getting involved in system engineering roles, where he developed custom Linux distributions and network deployments. He later became involved in the migration of existing services and infrastructure to the cloud, doing a lot of work around software defined infrastructure. Gerard is passionate about open source software and deployments of OSS to the cloud.

Andrew Ridgway

Andrew Ridgway

Data Engineer

Andrew is a data professional with over 10 years exploring data from a varied systems including, but not limited to; payroll, dialler, phone switch, financial and CRM. Having transitioned from Analysis to Warehousing and Lake modelling in the last few years has given him insight into how to complete end-to-end business intelligence solutions, from ingest to modelling to reporting.

Outside of work he is learning to write Android Apps, Building Lego with his daughters and watching plenty of movies!

Arpita Majumber

Arpita Majumber

Data Engineer

Arpita joined TechConnect as a Graduate Data Engineer in 2021, after completing her degree in Computer Science in Bangladesh.

She has vast experience in software development; both desktop and web applications, and is experienced in many programming languages, technologies and databases.

Arpita is enthusiastic to explore Cloud Computing, Big Data areas and keen to learn new technologies.

Ha Hoang

Ha Hoang

Data Engineer

Ha is a data engineer, with 5 years experiences in the IT and data science field. Completing his master’s degree on Electrical engineering: Intelligent System at Yuan Ze University, Taiwan in 2019, he also has his certificate as a Microsoft Azure AI Engineer Associate.

His interest includes Data visualisation, Data engineering and artificial intelligent. Ha is experienced working on various projects, some requiring knowledge on design and analysing data in the aviation and automotive industry, streaming IOT data.

Outside of work, I play video game, badminton, soccer, and love traveling.

Mandy Butcher

Mandy Butcher

Delivery Lead
Ian King

Ian King

Data Engineer
Dave Norton

Dave Norton

Infrastructure Engineer
Kelly Norton

Kelly Norton

Delivery Lead
Kate Medina

Kate Medina

Marketing and Communications Officer
Divine Daarol

Divine Daarol

People and Culture Support officer
Robert Louw

Robert Louw

Data Engineer
Simon Mullin

Simon Mullin

Business Development Manager
Kimi Huang

Kimi Huang

Solutions Architect
Zanthea van Zyl

Zanthea van Zyl

Delivery Lead
George Galanos

George Galanos

Business Development Manager