Meet the Team

What I Do

What I do: It’s my job to lead our amazing team towards our goals – tweaking and steering as we go – and to help them achieve their own goals along the way.

David Freeland
CEO
I Like

A lazy Sunday breakfast in the sun.

I Don't Like

Bad coffee, waiting in line, being told ‘No’.

What I Do

I lead a great team of highly technical experts to develop all the tools, features and products that our customers and our business need. It's great because it's always new, it's fast-paced (yep, Agile) and my team and I do it while having lots of fun! It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.

Igor Zvezdakoski
CTO
I Like

A challenge. Yeah, cliché I know, but as someone who loves technology, being challenged by new and interesting concepts is part of my core. I'll go with another cliché - I also like long walks on the beach (must have wi-fi, or 3G at the very least)

I Don't Like

Complacency and Inertia. Those things cause everything to go stale and become boring. Who likes being bored?

What I Do

I focus on providing business grade SMS services to enterprise & government level clients, assisting with day to day communications. I also help them find new and creative ways of maximising the benefits of SMS.

Petros Romas
Senior BDM - Enterprise & Government
I Like

Sports, technology, going out with family & friends, dancing with wolves, Top Gear.

I Don't Like

Facial tattoos, snakes, dancing with the stars.

What I Do

I’m involved in drumming up new business for SMS Central. I enjoy working with businesses to help streamline processes and produce excellent customer comms.

Daniel Field
Business Development Director
I Like

Travelling. Football – all kinds, but mainly the one that’s played with just your feet. Hanging out with friends and family, and laughing at my daughters’ antics.

I Don't Like

Comments about my thook kiwi accent. Sydney traffic. Red light cameras – don’t ask.

What I Do

I look after level 2 support so in the rare event you run into any issues, I can help you out. I also take care of our support site and internal knowledge base to make sure your queries are answered ASAP if my brain isn't available for picking.

Chris Stojanovic
Customer Support Specialist
I Like

Games (board, ball, video, card or otherwise), food and travel

I Don't Like

Airport delays, error messages, underwhelming portion sizes

What I Do

I look after the health of our SMS gateways and make sure customers who want to integrate with our API have the proper support to do so.

Kenneth Chai
Gateway & Integration Master
I Like

Long drives/rides, going to new places, photography.

I Don't Like

Bad weather.

What I Do

I create new (and constantly improve on) existing portal & API functionality. Working with an agile team to deliver clean, tested code & a bug free product.

Sam Liu
Gun PHP Developer
I Like

New tech, gourmet food, inspiring books & films.

I Don't Like

Malfunctions and bugs (real & software).

What I Do

I basically try to constantly break SMS Central’s platform to find its defects and report them back to the developers, and making sure they are fixed. It’s my responsibility to maintain standard policies and procedures for the testing processes.

Tharun Varghese
QA - Software Engineer
I Like

Travelling to new places, experiencing different cultures, watching movies, enjoying South Indian food, chips and playing cricket.

I Don't Like

To be late (sorry, not much I don’t like).

What I Do

I oversee the Finance Operations of SMS Central.

Tara Duffy
Finance Manager
I Like

Regular cuppa, catch ups with friends, yoga, cooking and trying to exhaust my do with long walks.

I Don't Like

That there are not enough hours in a day.

What I Do

I report to the Finance Manager in regards to all things finance. I crunch the numbers!

Charlene Nhlamba
Assistant Accountant
I Like

A sense of order , yoga & pilates , intelligent conversation, creativity , all things artsy and good music.

I Don't Like

Unpleasant smells … (who does ?)