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Avocado's Team

Avocado Consulting is focused on delivering IT change and transformation for Australia’s largest companies and Government agencies. With an extensive history of delivering high profile solutions.

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CEO

Gerardo Barranquero

Gerardo has more than 25 years IT experience, starting out in the Financial Services and Telecommunications industries at some of Australasia’s biggest companies.

Gerardo leads Avocado in delivering the business strategy and supporting key client relationships. He works closely with his leadership team to drive business development, consultant development and practice management. He is proud of the strong growth and reputation that Avocado has achieved and firmly believes it is a reflection of the company’s culture of repeat business instilled in a pool of very talented Avocado consultants.

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COO, Project Services and Operations

Jane Robinson

Jane has more than 25 years of IT and business experience, with specialities in the Financial Services and Technology sector.
At Avocado, Jane oversees operations with a focus on culture, governance, and streamlining processes for growth and resilience. This includes supporting Avocado’s 150+ strong workforce, across offices in Sydney, Melbourne and emerging footprint into Brisbane.
With deep expertise in project management and delivery, Jane leverages these skills to oversee Avocado’s Project Services Service Line to support Business Development and Client Experience.
Jane enjoys solving complex problems through critical analysis, collaboration and fresh-thinking.
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GM, Business Technology Solutions

Zana Stojanovski

Zana has over 13 years’ experience in managing and delivering projects. After working as a consultant at Avocado for nine years, last year she joined the operations team to manage the Southern Region.

With experience across business and IT initiatives, Zana delivers large and complex strategic programs of work. Her career commenced in change management and evolved into testing, analysis, project and program management roles.

At Avocado, Zana is involved in consultant care, business development, delivery of quality assurance, client relationship management and operational leadership.

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GM, Cyber Security Services

Tony Rabottini

Tony has over 25 years’ experience in the delivery of technology solutions and services, and he has been with Avocado for over 15 years.

Tony drives the operations and growth strategy of Avocado’s evolving Cyber Security Services business - ensuring operations are robust, our people are suitably skilled, and our services fit our client's needs. Importantly, with client experience at the heart of our long-term success, this includes prioritising how Avocado delivers service excellence for our clients at each engagement.

Commencing his consulting career within project delivery and quality assurance, Tony later took on business leadership and management roles within Avocado. Over the past 25 years, he has consulted to a variety of Tier 1 & 2 organisations, across a range of industries including Investment and Wealth Management, Healthcare, Telecommunications and Government. This broad sector experience has given him unique insight into the varying complexities of his client's business and an ability to anticipate their requirements with a pragmatic approach. He is experienced in strategy, organisational change, management and delivery of complex IT transformation, business change and risk optimisation.

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CFO

Bissy O’Donoghue

As the Head of Finance, Bissy oversees all the financial, regulatory and management reporting as well as the Payroll function at Avocado. Her team is based in Sydney and Melbourne.

Reporting to the CEO, she is an integral member of the senior management team, providing insight to the critical thinking and strategic direction of the business.

Bissy earned her stripes at a 'Big 4', then went on to have many years experience in both finance and corporate strategy roles, predominantly in the financial services industry before moving into the IT consulting industry.

Along the journey she added to her previous Bachelor of Commerce and Institute of Chartered Accountants qualifications by completing an MBA at the MGSM as well as a Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities institute of Aust.

Other highlights in her career journey have been evaluating and recommending M&A opportunities, strategic planning for start up businesses, contributing to organisational change and business transformation programs and comprehensive corporate strategic reviews inputting to Board level at large ASX listed corporates, but most importantly, raising two amazing children.

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Cyber Security, Practice Lead

David Vohradsky

David Vohradsky is an industry recognised security specialist and published author in the risk management profession, with more than 30 years of IT experience across the financial, government, and retail sectors.
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Marketing Manager

Amy Kitson

Amy leads the integrated marketing and communication activities and project management at Avocado, with a focus on growth. Describing herself as a 'T' shaped marketer, Amy possesses a broad knowledge across Marketing, Communications and Business Development - with specialties in content and digital.
Amy harnesses her creativity alongside strategic communication and technology, to gain insights and innovate new ways of doing things. As a guardian of Avocado’s brand, Amy helps shape Avocado’s brand identity and builds the profiles of our senior leaders.
With experience as a small business owner for almost a decade, Amy brings invaluable skills in leadership, decision-making and relationships to Avocado.
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Client Success Manager

Eugenio Papa

Eugenio has over 20 years’ experience in both the Business and IT industries primarily in Financial Services and Government.

He has worked across various industries and in several countries. Eugenio has been involved and also managed many large programs and projects including large scale Business and IT transformations.

Eugenio is a Service Delivery Manager at Avocado Consulting. He is involved in business development, delivery of consulting services, client relationship management, consultant care and operational leadership.

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People and Culture Manager

Tahlana Hackett

Tahlana manages the shared administration services across the various departments of the business including Human Resources and Recruitment, Finance and Payroll, Operations, Client Services and IT support.

Tahlana is responsible for facilitating the smooth running of operations on a day-to-day basis, and the effective flow of information between all key stakeholders.

Delivering high operational competence and service quality whilst supporting the delivery of key business strategies and operational priorities, Tahlana is focused on improving processes and administration efficiencies to support the continued growth of Avocado.

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Digital and Cloud Solutions, Practice Manager

Mohit Dewan

Mohit Dewan is the Monitoring Practice Manager at Avocado Consulting. He has 15 years of Consulting experience; including six years as a Splunk Consultant and 12 years working in Application Performance Management (APM) – namely working for Government and Finance Industry clients. As practice manager he leads both the growth and development of the monitoring team and the practices commercial objectives. He also provides business and technical expertise to support his client needs.
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Testing, Practice Manager

Greer Gavin

Greer is a dynamic, skilled testing industry professional with extensive experience working in a range of medium to large organisations, primarily in Banking and Financial Services. In her broad career, she has led diverse, multi-vendor and multi-cultural teams and transformed testing practices to meet the ongoing rapid changing needs of IT.
Greer’s expertise lies in building valued practices and teams, and leading transformational programs to help organisations achieve their testing goals. She also has a passion for developing talented teams that deliver great results.
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Principal Monitoring Consultant

Mohamed Chmais

Mohamed is the Monitoring Principal Consultant at Avocado Consulting. He has 23 years IT experience specialising in network and security and is highly regarded as a proficient technical consultant with a logical, concise, and efficient approach. Mohamed adds value by acting as a binder across technology teams (network, security, virtualization, systems and development) to meet gaps needed to successfully deploy solutions required. He enjoys being challenged by difficult situations other experts can’t’ solve.

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Principal Test Consultant

Anthony Lockstone

Anthony is a Principal Test Consultant, operating at a senior level, dedicated to supporting organisations in the management, enhancement, and optimisation of their testing and non-production environment delivery. With an extensive IT career spanning nearly 25 years, Anthony embarked on his journey as a tester during the Y2K era.
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Product Delivery and Governance, Practice Manager

Michael Lopez

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Principal Consultant Client Delivery

John Brandon

John is a highly successful IT manager with over 30 years’ experience across a number of industries including oil and gas, finance, gaming, transport, government and health.

John started his career as a developer and now has a proven track record of leading departments and projects in order to achieve strategic outcomes for his clients.

With a global in-depth experience of complex IT projects working all over the world, John has an in-depth knowledge of all aspect leading to successful project delivery.

Dennis Baltazar
Principal Engineering Consultant

Dennis William Baltazar

Dennis is a Principal Engineering Consultant with expertise in DevOps, DevSecOps, application and cloud security, with a passion for building cloud-native applications in Azure and AWS.
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