The Kettering team are all seasoned professionals with many years deep, relevant experience.
We have all worked in “real jobs” and have many years of consulting to our target clients. Many of our team has worked for us since we started in 2005.
Rob Cheesman, General Manager
Rob has more than twenty years of experience as an accountant (CPA), process improvement and ERP implementation consultant. Rob has an industry background in manufacturing and has been involved in improvements to processes and systems for businesses both in Australia and overseas. Rob will focus on the ROI for your business. He is particularly skilled in getting the right information to the right people at the right time so they can be proactive in managing the business.
Rob will run the odd marathon in his spare time and enjoys family holidays at the beach and overseas.
Luis Zavaleta, Senior Account Manager
Luis has an extensive background in the ERP industry having worked in ERP consultancy and as a customer of ERP before moving to Account Management and Sales. His experience expands the Americas, Asia and Australia. This unique blend has allowed him to be effective in gaining a deep understanding of the unique opportunities for manufacturing companies. He is now responsible for expanding KPS’ leadership in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, ensuring that all customers receive the highest level of service and value from KPS.
Luis enjoys motorsports, playing just about any sport and holidaying at home and abroad with his family.
Terry Bloom, Senior Account Manager
Terry has worked in the ERP industry for over 26 years, with the vast majority of those being in the QAD landscape. His background includes progress programming, implementation consulting, pre-sales and account management. Terry holds several APICS certifications and works with companies to ensure they leverage technology and best practice to effectively manage their supply chain in an ever-changing manufacturing environment.
Based in Melbourne, Terry enjoys travel and making the most of spare time with family and friends.
Nathan Grivas, Account Manager
Nathan has a background in Sales and Engineering and has been working with QAD customers for the past 3 years. Nathan enjoys collaborating with customers to learn more about their business and help them discover solutions to meet their requirements.
Outside of work, Nathan enjoys spending time with friends and family and likes to stay fit by playing tennis and working out at the gym.
Matthew Lee, Business Solution Consultant
Matthew enjoys collaborating with clients to address their business challenges through more effective & efficient processes enabled by technology and has been doing so for over 30 years in various roles such as software development, business analysis, project management, service delivery, implementation, and solution architecture. Aside from his 20+ years of QAD experiences, Matthew has managed global teams & projects, and has attained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from UNSW, APICS CPIM, and an MBA from the Macquarie Business School.
Outside of work Matthew is an avid Mario Kart Racer whose glorious reign over his 2 kids is likely to end soon.
Kim Christofis, Principal Consultant
Kim has a background in Manufacturing and Logistics Management. Kim has successfully managed and implemented QAD in Australia and overseas with a focus on business improvement and automation. Companies utilise his skills in automation to improve efficiency in the business.
He specialises in Manufacturing, Forecasting/Planning and Inventory Management focusing on Customer Satisfaction/order fulfilment.
Kim is a proud Harley-Davidson owner and enjoys long rides with fellow enthusiasts around Australia and overseas.
Yashobhana Wanigasekara, Principal Consultant
Yash has a background in Manufacturing and IT Services and has worked both in Australia and overseas. He has a broad knowledge of QAD and has been the lead consultant for many of our new implementations and upgrades for customers in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
Yash is our integration specialist, enabling our customers to integrate seamlessly to external parties (including 3PLs) and to other applications such as EFTPOS solutions.
Yash is a huge cricket fan and, with his two boys, enjoys both watching and participating in the game.
Sam Dimasi, Principal Consultant
Sam has a long history working in numerous organisations across various industries. Specialising in Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Sam has a keen interest and desire to assist organisations in their continuous improvement journeys, with a focus on delivering effective results.
Sam enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle and walking his dog Jax in his spare time.
Natalie Cameron, Operations Manager
Nat has worked with QAD, delivering application services for over twenty years. Nat has worked in manufacturing in Australia and overseas and understands the complexities each client has in ensuring their ERP works best for them. With a keen focus on continuous improvement she has worked to develop the Application Managed Services offering and built a team which provides first line Support for on-premise clients.
Nat and Phil enjoy spending their time off walking in the bush around Brisbane and the occasional visits from their boys.
Noel Infante, Technical Consultant
Noel has more than twenty years of experience in QAD and Progress, involving all facets of the Systems Development Life Cycle. He has exposure in several industries including Discrete and Process Manufacturing, Automotive, Food & Beverage, Packaging, and Pharmaceutical.
He is an avid sports fan. His favourite team is the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers.
Laura Shyhun, Administration Manager
Laura has a strong background in supporting manufacturing businesses in Administration and is excited to develop her skills more. She also enjoys continual learning and has studied both business and accounting in her spare time. Laura mainly handles the finance side of things as well as supporting the Sales team and managing admin tasks. She is also involved in marketing, events and management of client profiles.
When not at work, Laura likes to spend time with her family, friends and enjoys going to the gym to keep herself active.
Cherie Buttsworth, Service Desk Team Leader
Cherie is an IT Professional with over 18 years of diverse experience within the technology industry, skilled in technical support across a wide range of software applications and Microsoft platforms. Having worked in various industries Cherie brings a wealth of knowledge to the Service Desk, is passionate about understanding and improving how people work, and providing solutions that facilitate a smoother customer experience.
Outside of work she enjoys baking, working on creative projects and spending time relaxing at the beach.
Robert Cheesman, Service Desk Consultant
Robert started working with Kettering in 2019 and has worked predominantly on QAD’s browses and QRF reports. He works mostly in the support role, as is always happy to help with any issue you may be facing.
When not busy with service desk calls, he is often found working on continuous improvements for Kettering, to help it run faster and more effectively. Robert is also currently studying IT at QUT.
Away from work and university, Robert enjoys playing video games and making music, mostly on the guitar.
Zubair Sayyed, Service Desk Consultant
Zubair has previously worked with QAD India and has over 7 years of experience in QAD application implementation and support. He has great knowledge in ERP functional module Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Distribution, EAM, and EDI. Besides application he has a good hold on technical programming in Progress 4GL and debugging issues.
Zubair is currently working on the service desk supporting customers with their problems and queries. He also works with the project team on EDI and Bank Driver implementation as well as support.
Away from work, Zubair enjoys watching & playing all forms of sports, exercising and cooking.
Chris Heard, Consultant
Chris has 15 years experience in Manufacturing Industries before working as a Consultant in the ERP industry for the last 30 years, with the vast majority of those being in the QAD landscape. He has been involved in Implementation Consulting, Project Management, Training and Solution Development. Chris has recently gained a Certificate of Achievement in a Train the Trainer Program run at Adelaide University.
Chris specialises in Manufacturing, Forecasting/Planning and Inventory Management but has also been involved in the implementation of all QAD Modules over the years.
Chris enjoys watching all forms of sport, exercising and looking after his Marine Aquarium.
Vishal Agarwal, Consultant
Having worked in programming and with QAD for over 20 years, Vishal’s experience has been both as a consultant and within companies. He enjoys not only the technical programming side, but the thoughts behind the development including the analysis and design to ensure the client gets the result they are after.
Vishal enjoys continuous development of his skills as he feels this is necessary in this fast paced world.
Damien Sandery, Senior Consultant
Damien has been an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) consultant for 20 years with Professional Services experience providing consulting expertise to multimillion-dollar companies across diverse industries. Respected in developing knowledge of client’s business and identifying implementation requirements to enable the configuration of the ERP and other software solutions to meet the client needs.
He is skilled in providing ERP product expertise to the client in his domain of responsibility across business functions for Manufacturing, Distribution, and Financials. Damien is also experienced in providing ERP interoperability solutions that increase business productivity and improve business processes within business system functions and with 3rd party applications.