Here at BTP we have staff from all walks of life who have found themselves within the IT realm bringing years of not only IT, Phone & Security experience but also real-world experience out of IT. From an ex-film producer to an ex-baker and from a frisbee world champion to an ex-medical professional. Here at BTP we like to think of ourselves as a well-rounded & approachable team ready to tackle your IT & Telephone requirements.
Michael Jenkin – Technical & Managing Director
Michael Jenkin, BTP’s Technical Manager and co-founder alongside Sam Webster in 2008, boasts an impressive career in IT since 1991. His diverse experience spans retail, wholesale, software development, security testing, project planning, and various technology roles. Michael’s expertise extends to his contributions in technology books and notable magazines, including MacWorld.
Internationally, he presented solutions for Microsoft, played pivotal roles in large projects, and influenced Microsoft Small Business Server during his time at the company’s headquarters in Redmond, WA. Remarkably, Michael received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award five consecutive times.
In the SMB sector, Michael earned consecutive SMB150 awards, ranking among the top 150 IT professionals worldwide. As the APAC chairman for GITCA, he collaborated with millions of IT professionals across the Asia Pacific region, fostering relationships with industry giants like Microsoft.
Notably, Michael served as the 2017 APAC Regional Representative for MVP Reconnect (rMVP), promoting connections among Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals in the region.
One of his significant projects involved providing IT services for the Australian Scout Jamboree (AJ2004), supporting 11,000 scouts and 3,000 leaders over 65 hectares of land in the Adelaide hills for 11 days.
Outside of IT, Michael finds solace in photography and has achieved publication success. His commitment to community involvement underscores his dedication to excellence in all endeavors.
Johnny Landherr – Operations Manager & Purchasing
Johnny, who has been a dedicated member of the BTP team since 2011, holds the crucial role of Operations and Purchasing Manager at BTP.
With an extensive background in customer service management gained from years of experience within various South Australian Phone & Print businesses, Johnny is well-equipped to handle our customers’ needs efficiently. In addition to his customer-focused responsibilities, Johnny also handles the quoting and procurement of a wide array of IT and phone-related products. This includes but is not limited to backup software, anti-virus software, and subscription licensing for products such as Microsoft and other cloud-based solutions.
Johnny is your go-to person for obtaining quotes on a diverse range of items, including:
- Servers and Backup Hard Drives
- Tablets, Laptops, and Desktop Computers
- 3cx Phone Systems
- Monitors, Printers, Cables, and more
- Microsoft Licensing
- Anti-Virus Licensing
- Backup Software
- Microsoft 365 plans
- Domain names, Certificates
Feel free to reach out to Johnny for quotes on any of these items, or anything else you might need assistance with – he’s here to help!
Gary Brown – Accounts Manager
Gary is an experienced account manager with over 30 years’ experience. Gary specializes in building and nurturing strong relationships with our clients. With a keen understanding of client needs and ensuring their satisfaction plus seeking new opportunities for growth. Gary excels in fostering long-term partnerships while addressing any concerns that may arise. Gary is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and results.
Raymond Jiun Yee Chin – Senior IT Specialist
Raymond has been a vital member of the BTP team since January 2013, contributing significantly to our success in servicing clients quickly & effectively.
With extensive experience in overseeing IT facilities, Raymond has excelled in managing complex scenarios, with a notable focus on the medical sector. He thrives on challenges, finding his greatest fulfillment in conquering technically intricate issues. His expertise extends to virtual systems and alternative operating systems, making him a valuable resource for innovative solutions.
Raymond’s ability to tackle and successfully navigate challenges is a testament to his unwavering dedication and problem-solving skills. He relishes the opportunity to resolve complex technical problems, ensuring smooth operations for our clients.
In our pursuit of providing top-notch solutions, Raymond stands as a key contributor, consistently delivering his impressive knowledge and expertise to address the unique needs of our clients.
Don Collins – Senior IT & Telecommunications Specialist
Don is a seasoned professional with a diverse background, catering to networks of all sizes, from small business setups to expansive educational institutions there is not much Don has not seen first-hand in the digital world. Don’s expertise extends to being a advanced certified 3CX telephone technician, showcasing his proficiency in telecommunications solutions. What truly sets Don apart is his remarkable knack for problem-solving; he thrives in challenging situations, consistently delivering effective resolutions when others cannot.
Beyond his technical prowess, Don’s heart lies in community engagement. He finds immense fulfillment in addressing issues and going the extra mile to ensure his clients’ happiness. Don’s commitment to putting clients first is evident in his unwavering dedication to their needs. With a genuine passion for making a positive impact, he is a valuable asset to any team or project, combining technical excellence with a strong sense of community and client satisfaction.
Kushal Kulasuriya – IT & Cybersecurity Specialist
Kushal is one of our IT Specialist, spearheading the Cybersecurity department at BTP. Armed with a solid foundation in Cybersecurity and a degree that underpins his expertise, Kushal has spent over three years in the field, refining his skills in protecting digital assets and upholding the integrity of our IT systems. His passion for the cybersecurity domain, coupled with his unwavering technical acumen, positions Kushal as a stalwart guardian against the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats.
Within the organization, Kushal’s proactive stance ensures the seamless operation of our IT infrastructure, providing innovative solutions and strategies that outpace emerging threats. Beyond the confines of our digital realm, Kushal’s dedication extends to scanning the dark web for potential threats, serving as a vigilant protector of our digital fortresses.
In this dynamic era of cybersecurity, Kushal’s role is not just about safeguarding data; it’s about safeguarding trust and continuity for our clients. With his commitment to staying at the forefront of cybersecurity trends, we can confidently navigate the digital age’s challenges, knowing that Kushal is at the helm.
Brock Pearson – IT Specialist & Telecommunications Trainee
Brock is a dynamic IT professional who embarked on his journey attending a technical college gaining Cert 4 in Networking and has since accumulated four years of valuable experience in the field. Beginning as a Level 1 technician, Brock has rapidly evolved into a pivotal member of the BTP team.
Brock’s deep understanding of our clients’ systems is a testament to his dedication and expertise. His knowledge goes beyond the surface, delving into the intricate details of their setups. This profound familiarity has positioned him as a trusted go-to resource for our clients.
Furthermore, Brock has enthusiastically taken on substantial responsibilities, spearheading large-scale projects for some of our most prominent clients. His ability to effectively manage and execute these projects underscores his commitment to delivering excellence.
Brock is also training under Don’s watchful eye of our 3CX Telecommunications Technologies.
With a strong foundation in IT, a track record of growth within our organization, and a passion for exceeding client expectations, Brock continues to be an indispensable asset to our team and the clients we serve.
Mark Powers – IT Specialist
Mark is an IT specialist with a diverse and impressive career trajectory. With a Diploma of Network Engineering from TAFE in 2006, he has continually showcased his adaptability and proficiency in the tech world.
Mark’s journey started with a Batchlor of Arts in Music and Physical Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1974. He then delved into the world of education as a teacher in Melbourne. However, his career took a unique turn as he became the Marketing Coordinator for Toltoys, promoting Frisbees nationwide.
Transitioning into marketing roles for iconic brands such as Spalding Sports, the Australian Government Publishing Service, and Tennis Australia, Mark honed his marketing acumen. He even ventured into media as the Executive Producer of “The Wine Show” for Network 10.
Mark’s pivot to IT management was marked by roles at the Real Estate Institute of SA, Northpoint Toyota for 14 years and Over the Wire IT. His latest endeavor as a Helpdesk Coordinator at BTP attests to his enduring passion for technology.
Amidst this tech-focused journey, Mark also left his mark in the world of sports, being crowned Australian Frisbee Champion in 1978, 1981, and 1982. His multifaceted career journey reflects his adaptability, passion, and commitment to excellence in both IT and sports.
Samir Thapa – IT Specialist
Samir is a tech-savvy IT support specialist with a rich history of over seven years in educational and IT managed services sectors. He excels in ensuring the seamless operation of hardware and software, boasting extensive expertise in information technology, communication, network and system maintenance, installation, diagnosing, troubleshooting, administrative support, and cloud services.
Samir’s journey into the IT world began at a young age when his fascination with computers and the internet sparked a lifelong passion. He started as a computer repair technician and later pursued a Bachelor of Information Technology from the Australian Catholic University. Alongside his education, Samir actively engaged in IT support roles, helping clients resolve technical issues and fueling his zeal for technology and innovation.
Known for his friendly demeanor and unwavering dedication, Samir constantly seeks to expand his technological knowledge and stay abreast of the latest industry trends. His enthusiasm and problem-solving prowess make him a valuable asset, always ready to tackle challenges head-on.
In his most recent role at Emerge IT Solutions in Katherine, NT, Samir served as an IT support technician, providing invaluable technical assistance to local businesses and further solidifying his reputation as a dependable IT professional. Samir decided to move to Adelaide and take up a position with us, we are lucky to have Samir as part of the BTP team.
Josh Bontrager – IT Specialist
Josh, our newest IT Specialist here at BTP. Josh brings a diverse and captivating set of skills to the team. His entrance into the world of IT was sparked by a passion for building PCs and gaming, which ignited his curiosity for technology. Josh’s networking skills blossomed through participation in regional LAN events and gaming tournaments, where he honed his technical prowess.
With a remarkable six-year tenure at Kelsian Ferry’s in QLD, Josh’s dedication extended across eight sites in the South-East Queensland region, tackling the multifaceted IT needs of the marine industry. His journey, marked by challenges and humorous moments, reflects his tenacity and ability to adapt.
Josh’s career trajectory exemplifies his ascent from a Level 1 helpdesk role to the esteemed position of ICT Coordinator, highlighting his commitment to growth and excellence. In August 2023, Josh embarked on a new chapter, relocating to South Australia, where he continues to contribute his expertise and enthusiasm to our IT endeavors. His rich background and passion for technology make him an invaluable addition to our team.
Kate – Book Keeper
Kate is our dedicated bookkeeper at BTP, ensuring our financial operations run smoothly and efficiently. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for numbers, she keeps BTP running smoothly day after day, providing valuable insights for daily decision-making.
Beyond her financial expertise, Kate harbors a deep passion for sailing, where she finds solace and adventure on the open water. Her love for the sea reflects her adventurous spirit and her ability to navigate both the complexities of financial management and the challenges of the high seas. Kate’s multifaceted talents make her an invaluable asset to our team, bringing precision and a sense of adventure to all she does.
Dani – Office Assistant
Dani, our indispensable office admin professional, plays a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation of our team, working closely with Johnny and Kate. With meticulous attention to detail and a talent for organization, Dani keeps our administrative tasks running like a well-oiled machine, allowing us to focus on our core functions.
Outside of the office, Dani’s heart belongs to her furry companion – her beloved dog. She relishes her downtime, finding tranquility and joy in the simple pleasures of relaxing at home and embarking on long, rejuvenating walks with her loyal canine friend.
Dani’s commitment to both her professional responsibilities and her cherished leisure activities exemplifies her balanced approach to life. Her unwavering dedication and zest for adventure make her an exceptional team member and a delightful presence in our workplace.
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