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Our People

Graham Innes

Position – Projects and Support Manager for Distribution customers in Europe & USA Location – UK

Length of Service – 7 years

Why do you enjoy working for Pentana Solutions? I enjoy working at Pentana Solutions as I get to work with a really excellent team of people

Whitney Hesmer

Position – Global Marketing Coordinator

Location – Melbourne

Length of Service – 1.5 years

Why do you enjoy working for Pentana Solutions? I love the diversity of work and the various opportunities in my career that Pentana Solutions has afforded me. I started out in one area of the business and after only one year, changed to a completely different department. It’s such a complex company and there is so much to get your hands on – you’re never doing the same thing for more than a week. The company supports you in a way that is hard to find elsewhere, whether it be training, mentoring or allowing you to grow in any and every direction throughout the business.

In addition to your role, are you involved in any other Pentana Solutions extra-curricular activities? I am part of the Make Customers Happy committee – a committee founded to do just that, make customers happy. Whether it be by inspiring employees to go above and beyond for our customers or implementing processes to better improve our customer service, the Make Customers Happy committee aims to make a difference and put a smile on people’s faces. I’m also part of the Future Stars program, a mentor program for up and coming young employees in the business that aims to make us ready for management roles within the business. It’s the perfect example of how Pentana Solutions invests in its employees and promotes from within. The values I have learned from the program will stick with me throughout the rest of my life both personally and professionally.

Nick Acquarola

Position – Product Manager, 5 Star Hub

Location – Melbourne

Length of Service – 17 years

Why do you enjoy working at Pentana Solutions? I spent 3 years with a non Pentana Solutions DMS and feel great to be back “home” at Pentana Solutions working on the 5 Star Hub. What brought me back “home” you may ask? Proudly I say to you…..Our R.I.T.C.H. principles, our vision and mission statements …and indeed our ATTITUDE…..GLOBAL INNOVATION LEADERS TRANSFORMING INDUSTRY. These may seem like just words to you to you right now, but I was around and involved when the R.I.T.C.H. principles were born …..yes, I’ve been around for a while….R.I.T.C.H. is in my DNA. To see the R.I.T.C.H. principles as still a revered subject and a “way of life” is awesome and testament to its custodians. R.I.T.C.H. is much more than an acronym that we can all recite….it is a rule…. that we should all abide by and use…. both in our working careers and private lives…. I recommend it! The “5 Star Hub” is an innovative solution that will link 3rd parties to Pentana Solutions applications (e.g. DMS) and other DMS/ERP’s. The “5 Star Hub” will be the middleware that controls and monitors all transactions between these groups creating a single point of contact and support for these critical systems. My role is the primary driving force for this product within Pentana Solutions, responsible for leading and directing the future of the product.

In addition to your role, are you involved in any other Pentana Solutions extra-curricular activities? I am a member of the Fifteen Year Plus Club. This is a great initiative taking advantage of our ‘home bred’ IP. We get to spend some time the CEO to discuss the company, its innovations and its future. Most of us have ‘been there and done that’ and enjoy having input and working towards the continued success of this organisation. I am certainly on the lookout for any way I can contribute to our success.

David Sharp

Position – ERAnet Development Manager

Location – Melbourne

Why do you enjoy working for Pentana Solutions? I have good, capable and competent staff working for me. I have been able to have an influence on the development process, and be a part of the decision making process that affects me. The company has been willing to embrace change. I am looking forward to many more challenges ahead.

In addition to your role, are you involved in any other Pentana Solutions extra-curricular activities? I have participated in the Future Stars program and have organised the introduction of Students from RMIT University to work as interns on scholarships here at Pentana Solutions.

Sudchaya Chatsumpun

Position – Office Manager

Location – Thailand

Length of Service – 11 years

Why do you enjoy working for Pentana Solutions? I enjoy working for Pentana Solutions as we have a really close team, even though we are a global business. I feel that I get really good support from Head Office in Melbourne, the team in Thailand is very good, and we enjoy an engaged and safe work environment.

In addition to your role, are you involved in any other Pentana Solutions extra-curricular activities? I am a Thailand Ambassador of the Culture Club, this means I get to be involved in planning and executing local activities to ensure that our culture and R.I.T.C.H. principles are promoted on both a local and global level.