Velrada expands team

19/08/2021 - 15:00

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Perth-based technology consultancy Velrada has made several new hires to support its growth as it continues to consider ways to raise capital.

Robert Evans said demand for cloud-based technology services continued following the pandemic.

Perth-based technology consultancy Velrada has made several new hires to support its growth as it continues to consider ways to raise capital.

Appointments in the company’s Perth office include Zel Hilliar, who will be senior delivery director, and Sean Byrne who has been promoted to the position of regional executive director of Western Australia.

Mr Hilliar, who has also joined from DXC Technology, has more than 15 years’ experience of program delivery with Microsoft products.

Mr Byrne has been working as WA state delivery director at Velrada since January and previously worked as a principal advisor at Rio Tinto and as a principal at Deloitte.

Velrada group solutions director Dominic Nolan will lead a new division to develop and further commercialise the company’s PowerWorker SaaS solution.

Interstate hires include Marx Tidon, who will be director of the firm’s newly formed global application managed services business, and Jane Nelligan who is joining as global commercial director.

Mr Tidon joins the company from DXC Technology where he worked as manager customer support ANZ.

Before this, he was global support manager with Sable37.

Ms Nelligan previously worked as lead consultant at technical services company BSA and national risk operations leader at Deloitte Consulting Asia Pacific.

Velrada has also appointed Brisbane-based Jeremy Johnston as global BizApps practice director.

Three regional executive directors have been recruited to manage offices in Victoria and South Australia; the United Kingdom; and New South Wales, ACT and Victoria.

Velrada chief executive Robert Evans said demand for cloud-based technology services continued to grow during the pandemic.

Mr Evans said the new team members and organisational structure would provide a local focus to clients.

He previously told Business News Velrada had been exploring ways to raise capital.

Mr Evans said the company had considered options including an IPO or possibly private equity investment.

Velrada was recognised as Microsoft’s Growth Partner of the Year in 2021.

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