Meet The FiveP Team – More Than Your Everyday SharePoint Experts.

A passionate team of industry professionals – the team at FiveP share a vision of making enterprise grade technology solutions open to everyone.

FiveP is a team of 21 and growing, based in Melbourne, Australia. We come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and countries, with each of us bringing something unique to the table. We believe that the only way to create great things is to have great people who truly enjoy their job. While our individual stories are different, one thing we have in common is a true passion for what we do and a pride in how we do it.

At FiveP, we have a collaborative working style that places trust, honesty and transparency at the heart of everything we do. We work with your team, listening carefully to make sure we learn everything we can about what you need and what you want to achieve.

From our consultants to our project managers, our solution and infrastructure architects to our business analysis team and beyond, everyone at FiveP is driven by the chance to solve problems by empowering people through the SharePoint platform.

We might be a little bit different from what you’d expect from a team of SharePoint consultants. We work hard but have a seriously great time doing it. When we’re not solving problems you might find us chatting about the latest and greatest innovations in one of our ‘Knowledge Share Sessions’, putting together new DJ playlists for the office or perhaps heading off to pick up a selection of Vietnamese rolls on our ever-popular ‘PPD (Pork, Pork, Duck) Fridays’.

Please select a team member below to learn more about them.

David Dennis

Managing Director

As one of FiveP’s founders, David is a driving force behind the business’ core belief that any business of any size should have access to enterprise grade technology. He is deeply passionate about this new landscape, one that gives every player a seat at the table. Harnessing over 20 years of industry experience, his impact and influence within the business is varied and wide reaching. As well as working closely with FiveP’s channel partners and ensuring the culture of the business is in line with its strategic objectives, David is constantly pushing for new ways to ‘level the playing field’ through cost-effective technology solutions. A proud father and husband, David keeps his energy levels up with regular CrossFit sessions at the gym.

Alex Pizarro

General Manager Sales & Marketing

Another of the business’ founders and a current board member, Alex Pizarro takes on the role of FiveP’s General Manager – Sales and Marketing. This position sees him placed at the forefront of client facing operations –  building strategic relationships, engaging with new and existing partners and driving the overall growth of the business and the brand. Alex is a passionate supporter of FiveP’s belief that every business, regardless of its size, should be able to harness the power of enterprise grade technology. Out in the market, he is able to spot new and emerging business needs, and respond by building innovative product sets that will give his clients a competitive advantage in their marketplace. A budding musician and car fanatic, when he’s not tinkering away under a bonnet, you might find him plucking some strings on his beloved guitar.

Mehdi Qerim

Non-Executive Director

FiveP’s Executive Director Mehdi has a wealth of commercial and sales experience. He has held senior roles in the corporate and outsource sectors, including CEO of online energy retailer Click Energy and director of a global credit and collections management business. Also heavily involved in the property development and tech industries, he spends his free time watching his beloved Bombers, with his family or devouring DVD box sets.

Vinny Iyer

Sales Director

Vinny has toured in rock bands, claimed a hole in one, appeared on the Today Show and Family Feud yet his greatest achievement was welcoming his daughter into the world in March 2016. He is fearless, he is innovative and at FiveP his creativity, enthusiasm and vast experience propel our clients to transform using the best cloud technology.

Marcus Simkin

GM Dynamics

Marcus brings a breadth of industry experience to FiveP, having previously served as CEO of a professional services firm within the Information Technologies sector. As FiveP’s Dynamics 365 General Manager, Marcus combines industry knowledge with a strong business acumen, applying both to ensuring his clients are best positioned to achieve impressive outcomes from strategic business objectives. When not busy delivering transformative strategies, you will find Marcus outdoors with his 5-year-old son or sharing a good meal in front of a great view with his wife.

Jane Prowse

Head of Technical Services

With her 20 years’ experience delivering Web solutions based on Microsoft technologies, Jane is an extremely talented team leader committed to making sure FiveP’s clients’ projects are successful. She has a passion for solving problems and this, combined with her business leadership and good old fashion geek smarts, makes her someone who you want to have on your team. When not heading the FiveP technical team, Jane will be found spending time with her husband and beautiful girls.

Matt Narayan

Head of Professional Services

With over 15 years’ experience working in the technology industry, Matt is an experienced professional business analyst and brings a wealth of capability to any project. Matt’s relaxed manner and good sense of humour is never outweighed by his professionalism in providing the best for our customers. He challenges the norm and constantly drives innovation at FiveP Australia. When he has 30 minutes of free-time he will be found on the web catching up on current affairs.

Daniel Pickering

Dynamics Consultant

Dan brings his experience working in various industries to deliver practical and holistic Dynamics 365 CRM solutions. In his current role here at FiveP as a Dynamics Consultant, Daniel’s goal is to deliver functional solutions for our clients that enhance the capabilities of the entire business to engage with customers and clients. Outside of work hours Daniel is encouraging his cheeky young son to explore the world or cycling in one of Melbourne’s many bunch rides.

Melanie Bruix

Project Manager

Hailing from the south coast of France, Melanie brings a European flavour to the FiveP team. Having studied Industrial Engineering, with a Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, her career started in IT and Telecommunications with roles in Procurement, Quality and Delivery Management. Her effective mix of analytical thinking and natural people skills, coupled with her engineering background, are put to good use in her role as a Project Manager at FiveP, where successful results call on both attention to detail and big picture vision. Openly embracing Melbourne’s ‘foodie culture’ since moving here, Melanie can often be found sourcing the city’s latest and greatest culinary destinations or working it off out on a run or a hike.

Dominic Wall

Principal Architect


FiveP’s Principal Solution Architect Dominic, had a humble farming upbringing around New Zealand’s central North Island. His free-flowing approach to life changed dramatically when he enlisted in the army as a communication systems operator, eventually working in specialist project teams defining battlefield command, control and communication technology. After the army, Dominic moved into consultancy and senior architect positions across government, education and commercial industries, developing a deep knowledge and understanding of designing solutions that deliver real value for people and for business. His meticulous approach, inquisitive mindset and eye for opportunities others overlook, have found a welcome home in his role at FiveP.

Hameer Khawaja

Solution Architect

Working in IT since 2003, Hameer has been exposed to a diverse set of tools, technologies, environments and expectations. His sense of finding the perfect harmony between technology and clients’ requirements is constantly evolving. This led him to develop a passion for information management, business process automation and business productivity tools in general. Hameer now masters platforms like Office 365, SharePoint, .Net and Dynamics CRM to deliver successful business outcomes to FiveP’s clients.

When his wife and kids allow it, you’ll find Hameer watching documentaries, engaging in deep theological conversations and playing basketball.

Shikhar Tyagi

Project Manager

Shikhar is an experienced project manager and business consultant with experience in managing strategic technology projects in Cloud Technologies, Enterprise Information Management (EIM), data warehousing and application development domains. He has led and delivered numerous IT projects for big Australian corporates in banking, telecommunications, utilities and government sectors. Working closely with FiveP’s client’s senior leadership teams to create and deliver essential advantage, Shikhar has helped them achieve tangible benefits by bringing foresight and knowledge, deep functional expertise and a practical approach. When not delivering IT projects, Shikhar loves to play board games with his sons or lend a helping hand at his family restaurant over the weekends.

Himali Shanmugaratnam

Project Manager

Himali is an experienced project manager and business analyst with extensive experience in managing technology projects in software application development in retail, HR and online digital companies.  Her dedication, can-do attitude and get the job done approach motivates project team members to achieve challenging and time-constrained goals.

When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends or watching tennis.

John Harach


John is a self-motivated consultant experienced in Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365. A hard working individual and team player who always strives to contribute to the success of our clients, he’s always willing to do what’s needed to get the job done. As a technology enthusiast with an ability to think outside the box, John enables FiveP’s clients to bring his strategic advice to life. When John’s needing to escape from technology, you’ll find him shopping or drinking coffee in Melbourne’s notorious laneways.

Brad Wood

Senior Developer

Brad developed his interest in computers, technology and coding from a young age whilst growing up in country Victoria.  Moving to Melbourne at a young age to begin his IT career, taking on roles in tech support, systems and network administration, through to software development and consulting, across a wide range of industries, Brad has got it covered with excellent problem-solving skills and ability to understand and integrate complex systems.

Leveraging from almost 20 years of industry experience, working with SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, ASP.NET and JavaScript frameworks, Brad now focusses on understanding FiveP’s clients’ needs to deliver quality solutions and help them get the most out of technology.  When not nurturing his passion for technology and coding, Brad enjoys watching live bands and collecting records with his partner Sharon, as well as spending time with friends and family.

Andrew Beals

Technical Consultant

FiveP’s Seattle (U.S.) native Andrew has over 10 years of IT experience working in various industries such as Finance, Government and Medical. Each of his roles has allowed him to incorporate his extensive problem solving abilities and his technical knowledge. Andrew complements his proven record in providing bespoke customer solutions with a considered approach to customer service, client satisfaction and achieving FiveP’s clients’ objectives. Andrew also has the ability to meet FiveP’s customer needs and opportunities and provide positive solutions and outcomes to even the most difficult scenarios. Outside of work, Andrew is an avid adventurer and veteran rock climber despite his crippling fear of heights.

Peter Merrylees

Senior Developer

Peter has a passion for making tools that enhance people’s lives. As a founder of a small business devoted to delivering software solutions, using internet and mobile technologies, he learned how to serve a customer. He is a full stack developer with an ongoing interest in simplifying all levels of a system – from the user experience to the way data is structured – always striving for quality that can be implemented efficiently. When not developing software you might find Peter running up and down a hockey field or riding a bike.

Candy Guiban-Orbien


Having begun her career in finance, Candy then shifted career lanes into IT, securing a position as part of FiveP’s project delivery team.

Here, her wealth of knowledge, experience and versatility in working across project management, business analytics and project support roles, makes her an invaluable addition to the team. On paper, Candy may appear to be a strictly logical thinker, having studied Applied Mathematics, Majoring in Actuarial Science. However, there is also an artistic side to her story thanks to her love for painting, film and Latin dancing

Jennifer Cheong


Jennifer is an experienced consultant with a passion for process improvement and delivering practical business solutions for our clients. Her strong communication skills, attention to detail, and collaborative working style allows Jennifer to effectively bridge the gap between customers, requirements, and the technical solution.  In her free time she can be found relaxing with her young family rediscovering a love for LEGO, or planning their next vacation.

Kieran Cumming

Senior Developer

Don’t let his youngish appearance fool you, Kieran’s IT knowledge surpasses that of many elders. His focus is on the installation, configuration and customisation of the SharePoint platform. He does anything from back-end code to the user interface, he can script or code his way out of any problem. When not being a code rock star he can be found going on hikes with friends.

Paul Lucas

Senior Developer

Paul has been working in the IT industry for 14 years, with a particular focus on SharePoint since 2003. Paul understands software, he knows how it works and when it doesn’t work, why not. He prides himself on his ability to solve problems and develop high quality solutions for his clients and employers, which have included National Australia Bank, Deloitte Canada and Microsoft UK. On the weekends he may be found taking part in any kind of board sport from Kite-boarding in the summer to Snowboarding in the winter.

Patrick Lee

Technical Consultant

Patrick is passionate, professional, efficient, hardworking and humble. As a Microsoft certified IT Professional of SharePoint, he helps people to get enterprise technologies in order to improve their business processes. He is about delivering professional consulting services, utilising SharePoint technology that provides the best quality support to our customers. When he is off his computer he can be found photographing interesting landscapes around Melbourne.

Ricky Ventaglio

Marketing Coordinator

Ricky is an award-winning creative professional with more than five years of international experience in traditional and digital marketing activities across a wide range of industries including consumer product, IT, professional services and retail. His focus on understanding the dynamics of business, generating leads, Microsoft CRM systems, marketing and sales automation, branding and the online environment is helping FiveP communicate our thoughts on Sharepoint and Dynamics 365. If not at work, Ricky likes working out at the gym, walking his dog Rupert with his partner Kate and can be found playing soccer in a semi-pro league.

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