The story to date

Delivering technology, sharing skills, building capability

  • Early 2015

    The acquisition

    Cevo began in 2015 when a premier provider of professional and managed services acquired a Sydney based devops consultancy specialising in software licensing.

  • May 2015

    The Victorian chapter

    With a new brand and lease on life, Cevo focused on providing engineering, cloud and devops services to some of Australia’s most prestigious technology companies, ambitious start-ups and innovative enterprise organisations.

  • March 2016

    Independence

    Cevo gained independence when our parent company was acquired. We became a part of a group of companies including Chamonix and Expose Data in providing premier consulting services across Australia.

  • 2017

    Gathering momentum

    The core team are a group with deep roots in the agile and devops movements. We are striving to help our clients achieve real, meaningful, valuable change in their technology adoption, software development practices and across their organisations.

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Our team

Meet the Cevo crew

Johnny Sammon

Johnny Sammon

Delivery Consultant

Johnny enjoys to wear multiple hats in high performing Agile development teams. His career has been spent mainly in IM/BA and QA roles and he likes to coach others in these areas. Johnny is a people person keen to learn what motivates the people around him to build amazing team culture and in turn deliver value for the business.

Ranjeet Pethe

Ranjeet Pethe

Delivery Optimzr

Ranjeet is a multifaceted software consultant. He is extremely passionate about optimisation and strongly believes in ‘Jugaad’ and ‘YAGNI’. He is always looking for opportunities to implement them. He has worked as an Iteration Manger, Test Strategist, Business Analyst and Team Lead among various other things, over the past two decades.

Bhushan Manekar

Bhushan Manekar

Infrastructure Automation Consultant

Bhushan has great passion for infrastructure automation, and continuous application delivery. He is also experienced in migrating applications & infrastructure to AWS. His ‘can-do’ attitude & inclination towards adapting new technologies is a great asset to companies looking for next generation IT infrastructure solutions.

Stan Yudin

Stan Yudin

Cloud Automation Consultant

Stan is a passionate, highly motivated and result driven technologist who is quite forward thinking in his approach to solving problems. He is continuously seeking knowledge and thrives on challenges. With a global perspective due to his previous experience Stan is a great cultural fit for organisations who need someone who can hit the ground running.

Jason Keane

Jason Keane

Automation Engineer

Jason is an experienced agile technologist, with a passion to continually learn and further develop his skill set. He understands the need to constantly adapt to new environments and is experienced at working with broad stakeholder groups to produce the best outcomes.

Casey Leask

Casey Leask

Technical Craftsman

Casey has a passion for improving software development processes and helping companies deliver software faster through iterative releases and adapting agile concepts to match their needs.

Tom Partington

Tom Partington

Systems Performance Engineer

Tom is a systems performance engineer with a passion for building fast, resilient, and scalable systems. He believes the best way to do this is through collaboration, automation, and effective instrumentation.

He is continuously learning, and is always excited by opportunities to share this knowledge.

Rob Lugton

Rob Lugton

Quality Architect

Rob is a QA with a strong technical background. In his career he has done everything from Business Analyst to data analytics to delivery engineering alongside his QA role, and is comfortable talking to a variety of different stakeholders. He is interested in providing solutions and processes that deliver measurable, maintainable benefit to clients.

Ebony Worth

Ebony Worth

Talent/HR

Ebony is a self-starter, results-driven talent acquisition specialist, with strong communication and collaboration skills. She is a commercial, customer-focused individual that takes a progressive approach to talent attraction, which has seen her build and develop strategic business relationships within a range of matrix environments.

Elliott Gorrell

Elliott Gorrell

Software Developer

Elliott has always had a passion for technology knowing from an early age he would one day be working in the tech field. He has a love for crafting quality code and the agile lifecycle. His move to Cevo allows him to assist organisations in their evolution into becoming more dynamic and efficient through the use of agile practices.

James Strain

James Strain

Automation Engineer

James appreciates that his passion and enjoyment comes from helping businesses to deliver better experiences to their customers, more rapidly and frequently. He has a broad range of experience in software delivery, and has a particular focus on test and infrastructure automation.

Jagannath Vaikuntham

Jagannath Vaikuntham

Quality Craftsman

Jagannath loves technology and the value it creates.

Currently he is working on improving his expertise on Test Automation, Devops (Docker, AWS), Machine Learning and NodeJs; and figuring out how these multiple disciplines can be amalgamated.

Henrik Axelsson

Henrik Axelsson

Business Solutions Consultant

Henrik has worked across a large variety of technology roles before landing at Business Analysis. With a solid background in software development, Henrik has acquired a rich understanding for both the technical and operational aspects of project delivery. This experience has given him a keen eye for striking the delicate balance between technical and operational trade offs.

Simon Bond

Simon Bond

Business Designer

Simon can be found playing Product Owner, Business Analysis, IM/PM or Agile Coaching roles. He is on a perpetual journey to drag IT closer to “the business” and EVERYONE closer to their customers. Simon is an efficiency addict who loves helping teams shift the dial from a focus on outputs to a focus on measurable business outcomes.

Nikita Gandhi

Nikita Gandhi

Infrastructure Automation And Continuous Delivery Consultant

Nikita is a passionate technologist looking to assist organisations in their journey of agile software adoption. Her aim is to establish a culture and environment where software releases can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably with the use of automation.

Melissa Ngau

Melissa Ngau

Customer Solutions & Delivery Consultant

Melissa began her career in testing and quickly discovered the value of building quality in from inception. She has worked in a variety of roles, including Iteration Manager (IM), Quality Analyst, Product Owner and Release Lead. Melissa champions cross-competency collaboration to achieve successful delivery of real value for the customer, and has a passion for coaching and mentoring teams.

Colin Panisset

Colin Panisset

Director, Transformation and Delivery

Colin brings his history of operational excellence together with a desire to improve delivery practices to drive business value through improving culture, empathy, automation and technical excellence. He has a knack for understanding and explaining complex systems, and has presented at events like AWS Summits, Devops Days, and many meetups.

Steve Mactaggart

Steve Mactaggart

Application Delivery Evangineer

Steve loves helping businesses deliver the best solution for their customers in a way that fits both their timelines and their customer needs.

A passionate technologist, he takes great pleasure in keeping abreast of current trends in technology always looking for opportunities to improve current practice with some innovative thinking.

Owen Chung

Owen Chung

Automation Engineer

Owen Chung is a passionate technologist in the game since the turn of the century. He believes tech is an expression of culture. Quality tech reflects a quality culture. His mission is to help tech builders, makers and creators be their best wielding his devops superpowers to drive this cultural change.

Trent Hornibrook

Trent Hornibrook

Infrastructure Coder

Trent Hornibrook is a passionate engineer that wants to reduce the cycle from ‘idea’ to ‘cash’. Having a history of Infrastructure Operations, MySQL DBA and Agile Delivery, Trent loves simplifying complex problems and identifying ways to deliver value sooner.

Robert Rocco

Robert Rocco

Infrastructure Automation and Reliability Engineer

Robert Rocco is highly motivated and goal driven member of the team at Cevo. He is continuously seeking knowledge and thrives on challenges. Finding the best solution for a problem is one of his main focuses, believing you should always be looking to improve.

Andy Shaw

Andy Shaw

Automation Artificer

Andy was once a developer before he became fascinated with devops and being able to automate All The Things. Since then, he’s been enjoying using some of the new technologies emerging in the devops space alongside proven technologies to solve a diverse range of problems.

Adam Nowotny

Adam Nowotny

Software consultant and open-source advocate

Adam started programming after getting his first 8-bit computer Atari 800XL at the age of seven. He has worked in software delivery teams as a developer, agile coach and technical lead for over 20 clients in Australia, Ireland, Poland, China, Brazil and India.

Hannah Browne

Hannah Browne

General Manager

Hannah Browne is a passionate, opinionated deal maker, and the General Manager of Cevo.

A non-technical technologist who is strongly focused on the people component of teams and organisations, because frankly, the technology challenges are almost always easier to solve.

Jamie Potter

Jamie Potter

Executive Director

Jamie works behind the scenes at Cevo ensuring the business is ready for the predicted growth.

He’s been involved in numerous technology start-ups, expansions and exits. He uses his experience to help Cevo build scale into its delivery and operations.

Geoff Rohrsheim

Geoff Rohrsheim

Executive Director

Geoff is a former EY Entrepreneur of the Year winner for the southern region and has had 3 start-ups appear in the BRW Fast 100.

Geoff is passionate about the IT industry and how IT can improve business performance and society in general. He has been solving business problems with the pragmatic use of IT for over 2 decades.

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