Connie

What I do at Kilimanjaro

As Financial Controller at Kilimanjaro, I am the vital link between our strategy and action. I am a member of the management team,  and I am responsible for converting the visionary ideas and dreams into hard dollars in a budget. I am then tasked with managing that budget.

On the back of running our own payroll, I formed the Employer Services team, and still spend much of my time nurturing this division.

What I bring to the Tribe

I am able to put my emotions aside and create rational, fair and mutually acceptable solutions, epitomising our ethic of “think win-win”.  This makes me the first port of call for customer relations. My previous experience both in the IT industry and in mid-sized businesses has given me an appreciation that we have something special at Kilimanjaro. I ensure that we celebrate our successes, in style.  Where most tribes “Think, then think some more”, my decisiveness helps us to “just do it”. I am known for keeping the team in good spirits, including beer and wine.

Sean

What I do at Kilimanjaro

My role within Kilimanjaro is to build on existing relationships within our client base and  help answer the question of “How do we do things better ?” This is achievable through business process improvement by analysing existing business processes compared with industry best practices to provide innovative solutions, whether achievable through the “core” EXO product suite or development of Add-on Solutions to provide efficiency and value in our clients businesses.

What I bring to the Tribe

Having implemented ERP solutions for the last 10 years (first with Microsoft Dynamics GP and now MYOB EXO) I have been responsible for implementing end-to-end business solutions across a wide range of industries.  I bring not only a deep technical product knowledge but experience in analysing business needs and translating that into system efficiency processes.

Jason

What I do at Kilimanjaro

My primary role is to keep the tribe moving.  Whether this is the logistics of how we continue to move (through the methodology) or the day to day running we keep moving.  It is important that our tribe is the leader in our field, moving faster than all others.  Together with this, we continually improve efficiencies and up skilling of our tribe members which in turn benefits our clients.  I ensure that all tribe members follow our Golden Rules and reinforce the importance of these on a daily basis.  I love to work with every member of the tribe and enjoy watching them grow.  I strongly believe that our people are our greatest asset.

What I bring to the Tribe

My formal qualifications are in Engineering where I majored in software engineering.  Applying the principles in engineering to software solutions is very near to my heart and something I believe in.  This can be seen through our structured methodology that has evolved with us over all these years.  It can also be seen in the internal systems we have in place such as our own Wiki and structured way of organising and presenting information.  I feel there is always a solution and an answer to every question and working these through with my team is what I bring to the tribe most.  There is no better feeling than solving what seems to be an impossible question for a client working with a team.

Ronnie

What I do at Kilimanjaro

My primary role is to guide the tribe up the mountain. This means maintaining a level of awareness of what’s happening over the horizon, and nurturing my tribe to respond quickly to those opportunities or threats. I provide leadership and motivation, and try to encourage my tribe to live within our Golden Rules. Formally, I am responsible for the selection and appointment of  our leadership. I assist my team leaders to develop policies, objectives and indicators. I monitor the progress and performance of our tribal team leaders. I like to maintain relationships with our key clients and allies. Statutory compliance and financial performance are important to me. The most important task is understanding every member of the tribe, and helping them to achieve personal excellence.

What I bring to the Tribe

I have more than 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, management consultant, senior executive, director and agribusiness professional. My diverse background, combined with strong analytical and facilitation skills, has given me a deep insight into businesses across most industry sectors and in various stages of development. My background explains the Kilimanjaro name and is central to our commitment to working with clients as a “farmers not hunters” –willing to invest for the long-term and keen to nurture lasting and trusted relationships. I like to think I have some wisdom, but not in the sense of being a “wise old man”. I also bring youth and humour.