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The Brains Trust


TOMMY

TOMMY

Non Executive Chairman

Tommy is the Non Executive Chairman for Lateral and CEO of Lateral Capital Ventures which specialises in making strategic investments in only the most innovative and disruptive of technologies. He splits his time between Australia’s east/west coasts and Asia, focusing his efforts on business development, investing, structuring deals and capital raising. He has over 15 years’ experience in business development, marketing, running businesses with multiple successful exits and acquisitions. His legal and business acumen has created a diverse network in Australia and Asia from early start ups to corporate and government accounts. In 2016, Tommy was a winner of the prestigious 40under40 award that recognises and celebrates Western Australia’s 40 leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40. Tommy is currently the CEO of Lateral Capital Ventures, a boutique Venture Capital firm specialising in Tech investments. He is also the Executive Chairman at BluestorK Foundation, a non for profit charity helping orphans, Non Executive Chairman at Lateral, a custom software development company, Non Executive Chairman at Buzvil, Non Executive Chairman at Tamad Technologies, CEO at the National Currency eXchange, Investor Relations Officer at Eclipse Metals Ltd (EPM.ASX) and Council Member at the Australian Korean Business Council and Australian Digital Commerce Association. 

Thushara

Thushara

Chief Executive Officer

Thushara’s operational skills and knowledge of diverse technologies underscores more than 20 years’ experience in the IT sector throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, mostly focusing on strategy and project management. He has worked in many areas of IT enabling him to effectively match business needs with technology solutions and manage successful delivery, making him a visionary in the tech space. Drawing on his extensive experience in a range of projects and organisations, he knows how (and how not) to use IT to deliver the best results. He is a Board Member of Safety House WA and is one of those crazed people for whom computers are both a hobby and a career, and genuinely believes technology is trying to make the world a better place. Thushara is the only person in our office that does not have a Facebook account and in fact is very passionate about it. He likes to treat himself to a few extra cold vodka lime soda's as well as cleaning up the mess Tommy has created.

The Solvers


Bill

Bill

Senior Business Analyst

Bill’s a down to earth Yorkshireman who has worked in IT for over 25 years and has held every IT role from a developer through to an IT Manager. He has an accounting background and a wide experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, insurance and distribution. And he used to walk 10 miles to work, barefoot, in the snow, uphill in both directions.

Brian

Brian

Senior Business Analyst

Brian has worked in IT for over 20 years and has vast experience in software design and development over a wide variety of industries including agri-business and finance. His technical know-how in the LANSA toolset is second to none and his analytical and problem solving abilities are first class. He is a keen soccer follower and is as passionate about sport as he is about IT.

Clinton

Clinton

Senior Developer

Clinton has been building enterprise software products for 15 years, working across various industries including telecomms, healthcare and mining. He's always on the lookout for opportunities to improve processes and quality. Most of his spare time is spent enjoying the company of his young family and the occasional long, winding motorcycle ride.

Dom

Dom

Developer

Dom is a gifted software developer, always willing to take on a new challenge. He is very particular about the look and feel of the software he produces and will refuses to release any software that does not meet his own exacting standards. He has a number of years experience with the full LANSA toolset, many scripting languages, and the Aeropress coffee maker.

Isabella

Isabella

Personal Assistant

With extensive experience in design, service and personal assistant roles, Isabella decided it was time to step up to the fast paced and exciting role of personal assistant to Thushara and the Lateral team. Isabella has interests in design and business, and in her free time works with brides to create their perfect makeup and hair styles for their big days on the weekends.

James

James

National Business Development Manager

James has 8 years business development experience in Australia. He prides himself on finding the best possible solution for his clients. Working extensively in Transport and Logistics, he has learnt to think outside the box. He has an international expat background and loves to travel. When necessary, he can make a half decent Espresso Martini.

Jason

Jason

Service Support Manager

Jason’s a .NET web developer as well as a SQL Server expert who has never written a single cursor in his life; a source of considerable pride and constant lecturing. Jason has strong leadership and management skills, in addition to excellent customer service skills. He leads the Service Delivery department ensuring our clients are happy, and assisting them with their technical issues and mishaps. Jason is a Kendo master with quite an impressive bamboo sword. He drives a Mercedes SLK, and doing his bit to further the stereotype, plays RPGs with actual dice.

Jim

Jim

Tester/Designer

Jim originates from the world of the Petrochemical and Mining industry, with over 10 years experience in the field. Leaving that behind, he has decided to engage both his technical and creative mind and try his hand at Software Testing and Graphic Design. With an appreciation of digital art and an eye for aesthetics, Jim enjoys putting his heart into his work and his skills to the test to deliver that ‘WOW’ factor. Outside of work, he enjoys showing off pictures of his baby daughter, playing games with friends and is keen on Martial Arts.

Jon

Jon

Solutions Architect

Jon's commercial experience is a mix of project delivery and consultancy with a wide range of experience within the Microsoft product suite. He possesses a proven ability to lead project teams to deliver agreed upon solutions of the highest quality. He likes to keep active and, allegedly, swims and plays squash regularly. He also likes reading and listening to music.

KEVIN

KEVIN

Senior Developer

Kevin joined our team as an iOS developer but soon proved to be an all-rounder with his Android and .NET development skills. As a fan of technology, friends told him he had too much spare time when they saw him installing home automation. Now they find it cool to see lights changing colours and want it for themselves, but he prefers enjoying it with his little daughter who greatly profits from having a geeky Daddy.

Martin

Martin

Senior Developer

Martin brings over 18 years of consulting experience in the banking and finance sectors, and with it all, the wisdom of how to do things right and how not to do things wrong. As a result he is our in-house IT Generalist, leading our development teams, and quickly comes up with fit for purpose solutions to technical and business process problems. He has a long list of clients including NAB, MLC, Norwich Union, Australian Unity, Rentsmart, Sealcorp, National Heart Foundation, Volkswagen, Lumley Insurance, AAPT, Entity Solutions and Vinnies. He's recently moved back from Melbourne to chase the sunshine, spend more time drinking beers at the Cott and when he has some spare time, he enjoys fixing things, sailing, playing piano and keyboards and producing music.
 

Michael

Michael

Customer Service Manager and Compliance Officer

Michael joins the team with over 10 years’ experience in the IT industry. He is passionate about technology and can get a little OCD with his attention to detail. Having worked in managed service delivery, telecommunications, government and for photographers and bars Michael views IT needs and trends from many perspectives, which of course means keeping the baby boomers Wi-Fi going. He is a keen motorcyclist and loves to play games with his friends online, when his new baby boy isn’t crying!

Nastassja

Nastassja

Consultant

Nastassja turned up in the IT world 8 years ago with no idea about computators or the interwebs. Since then she has come a long way technically, even working in Technical Support, Web Design and Testing before moving into a consultant role and running a Compliance Team. She has a keen eye for detail and is a stickler for following the rules, she is also very passionate about the Quality and User Experience of everything she touches. She likes to spend her time gaming online, in particular CS:GO, Overwatch and Fortnite. Nastassja teams up with Jason to be our biggest Apple fanboys in the office.

Paul

Paul

Developer

Paul arrived fresh-faced and enthusiastic, head full of the useless knowledge that universities pump into their unsuspecting Computer Science students. He started as an intern with Lateral and has now managed to weasel his way into a full time role. Since joining Lateral he has splurged on a 3D Printer kit (unassembled) and a white leather motorcycle jacket which his wife won’t let him wear. He teams up with Lewis in the Android camp, and has a similarly oversized phone.

Sathish

Sathish

Developer

Sathish is a .NET developer with more than 12 years’ experience in building enterprise level software using Microsoft technology solutions. He is a good listener, open to constructive criticism and eager to learn from everyone to improve quality and add value on what he develops. His domain expertise includes insurance brokerage, logistics, mortgage and the healthcare industry. Besides work, he engages in rendering services in cultural communities, enjoys long walks and playing sports.

Robert

Robert

Dev Ops

Robert is young, enthusiastic and qualified with a Diploma in IT Networking, he has graduated high school with a Beazley Medal in the VET education pathway, having ambitions to pursue university level study in the future. Bright eyed and bushy tailed, Robert is primarily in charge of infrastructure duties. He's Lateral's "Google" and your guy if you need something cabled up. Besides tinkering with computers, he enjoys keeping fit by playing badminton on a regular basis.

Ryan

Ryan

Developer

Ryan comes to Lateral with 11 years’ experience in Software Development. He is a Ruby on Rails developer with experience in Angular and React Nature. In a past life he was a horse trainer and track rider and even won the Carnarvon Race club trainer of the year in 2016. He keeps himself busy outside of work jiving the night away when he isn't training for boxing. Ryan sits on the Android side of the office trying to keep his distance from the Apple Fan Boys. 

 

Troy

Troy

Senior Developer

Troy is a Senior Developer with extensive experience in .NET development and much more. He has been developing software solutions for over 18 years in a range of industries including retail, wholesale, warehousing, logistics and education. Troy tries hard to break down the IT nerd stereotype by keeping fit and playing every sport known to man (and yes, table tennis is a sport). He recently got a uni-cycle which he is in the process of mastering; his extended family thinks he is too old for it.

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The new guy

The new guy

We always have an eye out for talented, passionate software developers to join our team. We offer a friendly, relaxed working environment with an emphasis on maintaining a good work-life balance. If you’d like to apply, please send your CV to resumes@lateral.com.au or click here to see who we're hiring. 

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