Meet our Executives
Pentana Solutions is led by a dedicated team of senior executives that drive the company daily to deliver on our promise and vision for the industry. Their combined expertise, experience and passion propel the company forward in its determination to transform the industry, today and the next.
Steve Kloss - CEO
Steve Kloss started at Pentana Solutions in 1990 in the Customer Support Centre and has since had various roles including Territory Manager, State Sales Manager and Marketing Director before being appointed to the position of CEO in 2002. Steve’s passion for the automotive industry, the company and its customers drives his vision for global innovation, customer service and industry changing invention.
Nev Blackley - Chief Operating Officer
Nev has been with Pentana Solutions since 1998 and has been in various roles including Installations, Consulting, Project Manager, and managing our Enterprise Solutions and Quality Assurance Business Units. Originally an apprentice mechanic, Nev has worked in the automotive industry since 1981 in various operational & management roles within the parts and service departments of a dealership.
Stefan Grammenos - CFO, Executive of Facilities, Joint Company Secretary
Stefan has been with Pentana Solutions since 2006 and is responsible globally for the Financial Accountability Pillar of our business which includes Finance, Credit Control, Billing, Sales Order Management, Purchasing & Building Facilities, Accounts Payable, Analytics and Reporting, Delivery Management, Business Management Group and Company Secretarial teams.
Stefan has been part of the global expansion of the business, partaking in M&A activity globally and has played a key role in strategically integrating these acquisitions into the business operationally, financially and culturally.
Stefan is currently a FCPA MBA with over 15 years management experience, having previously worked for a top 250 firm among other various senior financial positions throughout his career, also holding the Executive of HR role for 9 years in the business.
Morrie Camporeale - Chief Information Officer
Morrie is at the helm of development, or as the business calls it – Innovations. With many years experience in the automotive retail space, as well as the requirements of distribution or manufacturing operations, he is well aware of the very connected and global nature of today’s market. His goal is to deliver a mix of best of breed solutions to retailers, distributors and OEM’s in ways that drive efficiency from the core of their business.
Peter Aitken - Executive - Special Projects
Peter joined Pentana Solutions in 1984 and has been in various roles encompassing the installation, support and development of the ERA product. His expertise stems from a background of strong customer service and degrees in Accounting and IT. Peter has driven the inclusion of customer and industry needs in the ERAnet product, through the establishment of the Customer Development Committee (CDC) and through the appointment of Product Managers with strong dealership experience behind them.
Stan Koulousias - Executive
Stan is responsible for the growth of Global Enterprise which includes the Retail team, MDS/Distribution (including PareX & PareXPlus) as well as OEM Engagements. The Global Enterprise Retail Unit has a very clear objective, which is to lift their current revenue to 1 million a month by the end of the 2016-2017 financial year. This goal is in addition to the 24.4 million contributed by the non-retail elements of his sales portfolio.
Rick Pinto - Executive
Rick started with Pentana Solutions as Helpdesk Support in 2000 and has since built his way to the top, working in various facets of the business, such as Tech Support, SSG, Specialty Solutions and Sales. In 2005, Rick progressed as Project Manager for LSF Solutions, where he was presented with the Extra Mile Award for his hardwork and dedication.
Rick has since managed many business units, which he was then recognised for his “leadership, strong customer service, commitment to excellence and resilience” and was presented with the most prestigious company honour, the ACE award. Now as an Executive, Rick is responsible for Retail Customers Sales across the globe and he is determined to drive Australia and New Zealand’s sales team to infinite success.
Richard Kerr - Executive
Richard has been with Pentana Solutions for over 10 years and is responsible for Global DMS New Business, the Integrated Partner Program, as well as Transactional Products globally. In his time with Pentana, Richard has spent significant time in all markets that Pentana Solutions operates in - including two and a half years based in the Pentana Solutions United Kingdom office. Prior to Pentana Solutions, Richard gained a wealth of sales, sales management and general management expertise from the I.T &T, outsourcing and manufacturing sectors.
Andre Roza - Executive - Cloud and Infrastructure
Andre joined Pentana Solutions in 2013 to lead the Global Infrastructure team and was acknowledged as Rookie of the year in 2014. In 2018, Andre joined the Executive leadership team and is now charged with exploring and developing new growth opportunities across technology along with managing Pentana’s Global Infrastructure and Cloud environments.
Prior to Pentana Solutions, Andre managed an Infrastructure supporting domestic and multi-national customers, dealing with sensitive and time critical applications. With experience supporting Application, Audit, Customer Service, Finance and Sales, Andre understands the changing and varying needs of customers.
Tammy Kokkinos - Executive - People and Culture
Tammy has been with Pentana Solutions since 2009 when she began her career as a Global Payroll Administrator. In 2011, Tammy identified the need for a dedicated Human Resources department which was separate from the payroll function. Upon completion of her studies in Human Resources and Management, she implemented the Human Resources department at Pentana Solutions with the support of the business.
To date, Tammy has built the foundations of the Human Resources function at a generalist capacity and has led and driven many strategic people initiatives that have focused on employee retention, recognition, recruitment, induction, training and engagement as well as performance management. As a result of her hard work and dedication, Tammy recently took on the role of Executive of People and Culture at Pentana Solutions. In addition to Human Resources, the Executive role also encompasses Learning and Development, Internal Communications and Events.
Tammy is an active member of the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). She was in the Top 10 HRD Rising Star list for both Australia and Asia in 2017 and has also received multiple internal awards for her contribution to engagement and recognition at Pentana Solutions.