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Global Leadership Team

Board of Directors


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Sean Diljore – Director & Chairman

Sean has been the Chairman of the Board since October 2012.

Prior to taking on this position, Sean has held various other directorships with private companies involved in the mining industry and remains involved in this sector. Sean has significant experience, both from a legal standpoint and as a director, in assisting companies to manage growth, expand their business and increase their profitability.

Sean is a solicitor with a Queensland based firm who has experience in Corporate, Mining, Taxation and Superannuation law. He also assisted in the creation and continuing management of the mining services division of the Law Firm. Sean has recently opened up the Gold Coast branch of the firm and is tasked with leading this office. Sean is also an Associate of the Tax Institute of Australia.

Additionally, Sean is currently the CEO of Oasis GRP Pty Ltd, a small private company who provide safety items and zero harm technology to the mining industry.



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Stephen Bradshaw – Executive Director

Stephen Bradshaw originally founded simPRO in 2002 while acting as the managing director of an electrical contracting business in Brisbane.

He had faced a challenge in finding a browser-based software suite capable of managing his complex business requirements. He couldn’t find one that provided the flexibility he needed so he decided to build his own.

After putting together a development scope & team, Stephen and his team had created simPRO Enterprise for his own business. After many of his peers in the industry saw the success his own business was getting as a result of the system, Enterprise was then expanded and implemented into many other organisations and the company was born.

Prior to founding simPRO, Stephen’s background has always been in business in the electrical industry. Starting life as an electrician in the British Army, Stephen then branched out and started his own company in the UK, growing it into a successful contracting company taking on large projects.

Looking for a sunny change, Stephen then sold his company and moved to Australia to co-found another electrical contracting company from which the idea for Enterprise was born. Steve has now seen his vision turn into a reality and continues to work directly with many organisations across many industries to revolutionise the way they do business.



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Curtis Thomson – Executive Director

Curtis Thomson has a background in Construction, network & software engineering and business system development & implementation.

Curtis started his career in the construction industry working with various contractors to meet builders’ obligations in defect liabilities on completed properties and issues concerning structural warranties.

After developing the business system and processes around that area of the industry and successfully implementing it within Divine Pioneer Homes, Curtis identified a need in the industry and went on to found the company Avatar IT Solutions in 2000. From here he built a team to work with various organisations to assist in procuring and implementing business systems and improving their IT infrastructure to help streamline their operations.

Curtis then co-founded the distribution company for simPRO Enterprise (simPRO Software). He has strived to work on both internal business units and processes and has worked closely with many companies using the system to improve their own operations. Within simPRO, he has worked as the technical director where he was the executive sponsor of various leading-edge development projects and was also directly involved in designing and project managing core system functionality.

His experience in the role of General Manager of the Australian Operations allowed him to develop new business units specifically aimed at improving customer service and further streamlining existing processes. Curtis now heads up the global corporate solutions business division, which gives the company exposure to new and exciting global opportunities.



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Benjamin Levin – Partner, Level Equity

Ben Levin founded Level Equity and is a partner and the co-CEO of Level Equity Management, LLC. He has been an investor in growing media, software and services companies since 1997 and is a frequent speaker on the growth equity industry.

Prior to Level Equity he was Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners and previously held positions with Mentmore Holdings Corporation, the private investment arm of a New York City based family office, and in the mergers and acquisitions division of Salomon Brothers. Ben graduated from Harvard College.


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Charles Chen – Principal, Level Equity

Charles Chen is a principal at Level Equity. Prior to Level Equity he was an investor at Technology Crossover Ventures in Palo Alto, where he originated, evaluated, and executed growth equity investments in software and internet businesses.

He was previously a member of Morgan Stanley’s Technology Investment Banking Group and a business development manager on the mobile team at Facebook. Charles holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.




Board of Management & Executive Team


Sean Diljore Headshot

Sean Diljore – Director and Executive Chairman

Sean has been the Chairman of the Board since October 2012.

Prior to taking on this position, Sean has held various other directorships with private companies involved in the mining industry and remains involved in this sector. Sean has significant experience, both from a legal standpoint and as a director, in assisting companies to manage growth, expand their business and increase their profitability.

Sean is a solicitor with a Queensland based firm who has experience in Corporate, Mining, Taxation and Superannuation law. He also assisted in the creation and continuing management of the mining services division of the Law Firm. Sean has recently opened up the Gold Coast branch of the firm and is tasked with leading this office. Sean is also an Associate of the Tax Institute of Australia.

Additionally, Sean is currently the CEO of Oasis GRP Pty Ltd, a small private company who provide safety items and zero harm technology to the mining industry.



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Alan Bignell – Chief Operating / Financial Officer

Board of Management & Executive Team

Alan Bignell is simPRO Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer reporting to the CEO and attending all simPRO Group board meetings.

As COO, each simPRO country General Manager reports to Alan. At present, this includes Australia, New Zealand & United Kingdom. Once in full operation our United States business will also fall under Alan’s remit.

Alan is responsible for the operation of simPRO’s Net Promoter Score system that simPRO uses to understand client needs and improve client outcomes. He is passionate about simPRO being recognised as a leading client services company. He is also responsible for simPRO Support operations with the Support Manager reporting to him. simPRO Support provides simPRO clients with call, chat and ticket support from bases in Australia, the UK, and the Philippines.

As CFO, Alan oversees the simPRO Finance team and all things financial. Cashflow management, funding of country operations, reporting, budgeting are primary functions of this role.

Alan started with simPRO in June 2012 after working as the CFO at Railways credit union. In that role he was responsible as a CFO for $550M worth of assets and 55 staff, treasury, interest rate pricing and margin management, system development and integration, board reporting, budget forecasting and compliance. Prior to joining the credit union, Alan spent six years as the CEO of Manchester Unity (a public company), four years as CEO at Sureplan Friendly Society (an insurance company) and worked in various other financial controlling roles.



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Vanessa Winter – Chief Commercial Officer

Board of Management & Executive Team

Vanessa Winter is simPRO Group Chief Commercial Officer reporting to the CEO.

Vanessa is responsible for ensuring the integrated commercial success of simPRO. She provides high level strategic leadership to develop, implement and manage commercial strategies to maximise the company’s sustainability, increase reputation and market share, and drive revenue growth globally.

Vanessa leads the international sales, marketing and product teams to ensure these integral functions align to meet strategic commercial objectives. She executes global marketing and communication strategies for cost-effective user acquisition, conversion, engagement and renewal; develops and implements sales strategies across key market segments; drives product development; takes ownership of the customer interface with our product and services; and identifies key commercial opportunities to expand internationally.

Since joining the simPRO team in early 2012, Vanessa has helped the company to maximise the effectiveness of existing marketing campaigns, developed new marketing campaigns, driven reductions in cost of sales, implemented automated systems, set strategy and structure to the sales team and driven the sales efforts to achieve the results required to meet our goals.

Prior to joining simPRO, Vanessa was Director of Marketing with Guvera, an online music streaming company that makes music available to subscribers on demand. Here she set the branding and channel strategies to put the company in front of consumers across Australia and the United States. Prior to working with Guvera, Vanessa was Brand Strategy Director for a funds management group.



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Jonathan Eastgate – Chief Technology Officer

Board of Management & Executive Team

Jonathan Eastgate is simPRO Group Chief Technology Officer reporting to the CEO.

As Chief Technology Officer Jonathan oversees simPRO’s software development teams (including web and mobile) along with the IT and Infrastructure team that, plan, deploy and maintain both our internal IT infrastructure and Global Data centers.

Since joining simPRO Jonathan has been instrumental in evolving simPRO’s suite of product to meet the needs of a quickly expanding client – with a focus on the deployment of a large scale cloud network to service clients globally.

Jonathan’s team has also been responsible for delivery of simPROs software into corporate clients. Recent projects have included large scale deployments of simPRO software and infrastructure in to corporate clients such as Woolworths and Energy Australia.

Jonathan joined the team in April 2011 after serving as the General Manager for a Manufacturing company, XO. In that role Jonathan was responsible for the operations of the company across Australia and New Zealand and was directly involved in the development and deployment of business and machine systems that saw XO develop world class lean manufacturing processes, delivery time frames and fault rectification. Jonathan reported directly to the board of directors of XO’s parent company in Europe. During this time Jonathan was also instrumental in providing assistance to other companies within Asia Pacific through his sessions with QMI Solutions – aimed at assisting manufacturing to make the move to more automated, streamlined manufacturing processes.

Prior to that Jonathan gained his experience working with a number of well established public and private IT companies including Jumbo Corporation, BMW and Mincom. In these roles he was charged with deploying and maintaining their global infrastructure and to achieve their IT strategies. Jonathan also co-founded and built the first ISP in Mackay QLD and went on to sell that company to TPG.



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Rhiza Lahoylahoy – Executive Financial Controller

Executive Team

Rhiza Lahoylahoy is simPRO Group Executive Financial Controller reporting to the CFO/COO.

In cooperation with the CFO, Rhiza is responsible for the overall financial management of the company, its financial reporting and transparency, and for multiple corporate functions including budget and forecast, cash management and tax. In this capacity, she collaborates with simPRO’s country General Managers to advise and support them on performance metrics and financial decision-making.

Since joining simPRO, Rhiza has played a pivotal role in revamping the financial systems and processes of the company. She and her team have implemented a new accounting system to provide faster, more granular financial visibility and scalability required for an expanding global software company.

Previously Rhiza worked as Management Accountant with RungePincockMinarco, a leader in the provision of consulting, software technology and professional development services to the global mining industry, and she also held various key corporate finance and analyst roles with companies in the financial services industry.



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Erika Entz – Chief Learning & Development Officer

Executive Team

Erika is simPRO Group Chief Learning & Development Officer.

A highly motivated leader with a hunger for continuous development of individuals, leaders and organisations, Erika’s passionate dedication inspires others to achieve their best and beyond.

As Chief Learning & Development Officer, Erika is responsible for all internal and external education, incorporating both learning & development and technical documentation. She drives the strategic development of simPRO’s corporate onboarding and learning programs, and formulates practical plans for creating a learning organisation.

Since joining simPRO almost eight years ago, she has helped hundreds of clients start and succeed in their simPRO journeys in her roles in Australia and the United Kingdom as Implementation Consultant, Client Account Manager, Implementation Manager, and globally as Learning & Development Manager. With years of experience managing business operations in various fields, including the trade services industry that simPRO serves, Erika brings unique insights into clients’ business needs at all levels.