National Executive

Shannan Jones - Director and Chair of the National Board

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.

Maria Armstrong - CEO

Maria has been involved with SMBiT Professionals for 6 years. Originally in the capacity of Vendor Sponsor 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 sponsors.

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 Sponsors.

Zoe Rickard - Director and Treasurer

Zoe  started F1 Business Pty Ltd over 4 years ago servicing the small to medium business market. Before that worked as an IT specialist for Calculation IT.  

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.

Lev Ener - Nat Exec

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Aaron Jervis - Nat Exec

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David Perkovic - Nat Exec

David started DP Computing in 1993 and has been a member of SMBiT Professionals since their inception in 2009. With a head office in Adelaide and an office in Sydney, DP Computing supports clients across Australia. With over 30 years in the industry David understands the issues small business owners face when it comes to IT and is dedicated to helping both clients and other IT business owners get the best use out of IT.

Clint Simonsen - Nat Exec

Clint owns Portable Office Solutions, a nimble technology success partner based in Melbourne specialising in the small to medium business market. Clint has been member of SMBiT Professionals for several years, finding the association to provide some great value for his business.