MEET THE TEAM
BEN CREAMER - GENERAL MANAGER
Ben's Microsoft background started in the early days of Windows NT and he was involved in building part of Australia's second biggest network (at the time). This technical foundation in delivering solutions has provided Ben with the experience to advise businesses on the most appropriate use of Cloud services and technology.
Prior to joining Sharing Minds, Ben was in charge of a multi-million dollar Government Cloud project and before this Ben built and grew a Microsoft Professional Services business. His team delivered a range of projects including Intranets, Portals, Document Management Solutions, Electronic Forms, Office 365 Migrations and training programs.
Throughout his career Ben has been designing, creating and delivering training solutions to thousands of customers around the world. His management experience has seen him run the IT and Training department with over 40+ staff in one of Australia's largest training companies.
Ben's passion for working with Partners has seen him build a range of close professional associations through a no-nonsense win-win approach. This has led to long term relationships where Ben is a trusted supplier of solutions and will increase the services Sharing Minds can deliver to our customers.
Ben's leadership skills were refined in his early days in the Royal Australian Air Force where he led and managed staff through a variety of challenging situations. The military provides a fantastic training environment for young leaders and a range of skills to utilise in a growing organisation like Sharing Minds. His leadership style is to understand, challenge and motivate staff to reach their personal goals.
Adam Clark - Chief Technology Officer
An experienced, passionate and talented executive and technologist with over 16 years' experience in the information management, collaboration and Information Technology industry, Adam is constantly seeking ways to help improve business process, and find new and innovative ways to utilise technology to achieve optimum business outcomes.
As the founder of Sharing Minds in 2008, Adam has lead the business through multiple phases of growth. He is a natural leader bringing significant strength and innovative thinking to everything he puts his hand to.
Adam has excellent knowledge in many areas of IT and business with an ability to draw both together to ensure that technical and business outcomes mesh to form a cohesive outcome. Adam's skills work to resolve complex problems in architecture, IT platforms, cloud solutions, Business Process Management, Business Continuity and digital disruption. Add to this Adam's formidable experience with Microsoft SharePoint and other associated platforms, and he is well versed to meet the challenge of the ever evolving technology landscape.
BIRGITTA STANDER - SERVICE DELIVERY MANAGER
Birgitta is the essential link that connects the Consultants, Support and Development teams together across all Sharing Minds offices, ensuring every client is kept up to date and deadlines are being met.
Birgitta works closely with the Consultants to ensure requirements and customisations are clearly documented and requests are followed through with the Development Team. She is intricately involved in leading our Project Teams through complete project life cycles, using internationally accepted practices and procedures. Birgitta has a strong working knowledge of both Waterfall and Agile Principles and Methodology. Her focus is on continuous improvement, building and supporting team collaboration and dynamics, to deliver the best products and services to our clients.
Throughout her career, Birgitta has consistently been identified as an extremely motivated and versatile team member, achieving University level qualifications. She then became a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) along with other project qualifications, and has gained experience across various industries in Project and Commercial Business Management. Birgitta is an active member of the Agile Community and an advocate for Women in Technology.
Ian McVicar - SERVICE DELIVERY MANAGER
A driven, highly practiced technology executive with over 30 years’ experience providing technology guidance and vision to large corporate and SME organisations. Ian is a results-oriented individual that gets the most from his teams and encourages individuals to aspire to be the best that they can be.
Always challenging the status quo, Ian continually seeks to improve the ways business and corporates utilise technology. His character is to always be looking for mechanisms that drive efficiencies, reduce risk and eliminate costs, at the same time as increasing revenue.
Extending from his retail background, Ian has a strong customer service ethic, an attribute that flows through all of the teams he has managed over a lengthy career. Ian insists upon honesty, integrity and passion, whether that is dealing with his staff, peers or clients and is well respected for his commitment to these attributes.
Ian holds a Masters Degree in Information Systems Management and has attended Executive Management training at Harvard Business School in Boston. Ian is a thought leader in an ever changing technology landscape and has developed strategic plans and roadmaps for numerous organisations.
In a world where technology is now changing almost hourly (let alone daily), Ian is dedicated to providing guidance and assistance to businesses of all shapes and sizes in setting their technology roadmap in motion.