Boon Tee - Director and Chair of the National Board
Boon was a founding member of the SMBiT Professionals and has been involved with the association as the Vice President for the Adelaide Chapter since. He is currently the President of the Adelaide Chapter. Boon founded PowerBiz Solutions, a managed services provider based in Adelaide focussed primarily on Small Businesses and has been in operation for over 20 years. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Cloud and Datacentre Management and is committed to making technology practices effective and efficient for businesses.
Maria Armstrong - CEO
Maria has been involved with SMBiT Professionals for 4 years. Originally in the capacity of Vendor Partner Rep, then as a member and volunteer on the Melbourne Chapter Committee. In June 2019 Maria was appointed CEO of the association. Maria started ‘IT Life’ in the software space, at Veritas Software and then Captiva Software, focussing and working closely with the channel. Both these organisations operated predominantly at the enterprise end of town. Maria has found the SMB space refreshing, working closely with business owners, seeing their dedication and drive and advising the businesses for growth. Currently undertaking an MBA, Maria is passionate about knowledge and using information to improve and grow businesses. With a history spanning more than two decades in the IT industry, Maria has enjoyed being part of a rapidly evolving sector and looks forward to driving transformation toward a strong future for our association, our members and our partners.
Vivien Dehamer - Company Secretary and Operations Manager
With extensive experience gained within the corporate and IT provider markets in Australia and UK, Vivien is a highly experienced and effective administrator. Prior to joining SMBiT Professionals in 2011, Vivien gained significant conference management and stakeholder engagement experience within her roles as the Administration Manager of IT Now Group and Executive Assistant to the CEO of Aviva Australia. Within her role at SMBiT Professionals, Vivien provides a critical point of contact for the Board, National Executive Committee, Members and Partners.
Bryce Telfer - Director and Treasurer
Bryce founded All Managed IT after 13 years in the industry. He has developed expertise in Exchange, VMware, Microsoft products, Cyberoam, & Cisco with MCSA, CCNSP, and VMware certifications. All Managed IT is a Fujitsu Select Partner & Authorized Service Partner, supplying and supporting on-site and cloud solutions. Bryce has been a member of SMBiT Professionals since 2009 and is committed to building beneficial partnerships with other SMBiT Professionals members and supporting the community.
Don Tibbits - Director and Partner Relations
Don runs Baw Baw IT, an IT consultancy in Melbourne, providing bespoke information system solutions to small business clients. He has had a diverse career, spending many years working as a chef and travelling the world and has experience in a wide range of small businesses. Don holds Diplomas in Network Engineering and Technical and Systems Support, qualifications in training, software development and small business management, as well as various proprietary qualifications, including Microsoft Certified Professional. He is currently studying for a Diploma of Risk Management. Don was a foundation member of SMBiT Professionals and is an active member of a number of other professional associations, including ACS, AISA, CompTIA, IAMCP and RMIA.
Michael Priest - Director
Michael has been a member of SMBIT Professionals since 2011 and works closely with Managed Service Providers around the world assisting them get the most out of their internal systems through automation, as well as working with vendors who service the IT Industry with integrating their solutions with the ConnectWise product suite. With over 15 years’ experience within the industry Michael is committed to ensuring that work hours are spent being as productive as possible.
Shannan Jones - Director
Shannan runs Cybersite Solutions, a managed services provider based in Perth focusing on the SMB market, and celebrates its 10th year this year, along with continuing to be a Microsoft Silver Partner. He is currently President of the Perth Chapter and has been a SMBiT Professionals member since August 2012. Shannan has been active within SMBiT Professionals in bringing several deals to members, along with being an active member in many other IT groups giving him insight into the small business IT industry both locally and globally.
Paul Macdonald - Director
Paul has been a member of SMBiT Professionals since early 2012 and is the current President of the Melbourne Chapter since 2017. Paul started Aussie Communications over 20 years ago servicing the small to medium business market with a hybrid view of where communications meets IT and now working with cloud solutions and consulting to the SMB sector. Paul is committed to bringing modern technology solutions to small businesses to help improve their processes by automation and efficiency.