With more than 350 staff, FTS Group has the technical expertise and in-house experience to tackle the most complex of challenges.

As one of the largest privately owned IT services companies in Australia, FTS helps both the public and private sector adapt and grow by delivering business and technology outcomes. FTS offers clients scale, market reach, deep capability, strong management processes and the stability customers look for in a business partner that delivers results.

Headquartered in Sydney with over 350 people across Australia, FTS carries expertise ranging from digital advisory services, change management, training and recruitment, through to bespoke software development, data & AI, managed services and enterprise application integration. This unique offering provides clients the ability to scale and grow the level of engagement as their organisation transforms. FTS defines its differentiation as the intersection of where business needs translate into technology solutions.

We are building, buying and partnering our way to become the most valued Australian company delivering business and technology outcomes.

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

STEPHEN KOWAL

Chief Executive Officer, FTS Group

As FTS Group CEO, Stephen is accountable for overall leadership and direction of the group.  Stephen has extensive executive management experience in managing IT businesses, previously leading DXC Sales in ANZ and prior to that as the President for the CSC Australia and New Zealand Insurance and Banking business.

Stephen has in-depth experience in Insurance, Banking, Government and Natural Resources sectors holding senior roles in both the IT and commercial fields including several CIO roles within the USA, Chile and Australia.

Stephen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Graduate Diploma in Finance, and Diploma in Insurance. Stephen is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Senior Associate of Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP), and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

KUNAL SHAH

Chief Financial Officer, FTS Group

As CFO, Kunal is responsible for the Group’s overall financial performance, back-end operations and developing and maintaining strong finance teams within FTS Group. Kunal has 21+ years of experience in the Accounting and Finance areas with his first 3 years in the field of Audit and Assurance, then ventured into the commercial world, working in the manufacturing, construction and technology industries.

Kunal joined FTS group as the CFO in 2015, and has led various projects for the harmonisation of accounting policies and financial systems across the federated group of companies within FTS Group. Kunal has extensive experience working with the sales and operations teams providing commercial and contractual guidance.

Kunal has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting) from Gujarat University and a Master’s of Business (Accounting) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

JULIA MERTEN

HR Leader, FTS Group

As HR Leader, Julia’s focus is to enhance organisational effectiveness and performance through people at FTS Group. She provides leadership coaching and support, oversees talent acquisition, performance feedback and management, provides HR support and runs projects to support FTS’s rapid growth.

Julia has 20+ years’ experience in HR, Quality Management and Change Management, joining FTS from one of our group companies, Cubic Consulting, and has held roles in Accenture and DA Consulting Group.

Julia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Social Science) with Honours in Psychology from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Certificate of Change Management, from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW).

JASON FROST

Chief Executive Officer, ANATAS

Jason has led ANATAS since 2015, strengthening Partner to Vendor relationships and growing the team significantly.  Jason has 25 years’ experience in software solutions and consulting services leadership, most recently with ACI, Kofax and Software AG.

Under Jason’s leadership, ANATAS now focuses on a small number of key technologies – webMethods, Dell Boomi, Parasoft and RedHat.  Customers are at the heart of the ANATAS business and the management structure ensures that customers are guided at all levels of business strategy, implementation delivery and project success.

Jason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Computer and Information Management) from Western Sydney University.

DAVID DEKKER

Chief Executive Officer, Cubic Consulting

David joined Cubic Consulting early 2019 as CEO. He is responsible for growing the business and ensuring a world class delivery experience for Cubic’s customers.  During his tenure he has shifted the focus towards improving user adoption, signalling an outcome-based approach with a focus on Change Management, Communication and Enterprise Learning solutions.

Prior to joining Cubic Consulting David worked for 5 years for SAP, Germany’s biggest publicly listed company.  After successfully leading a team focusing on selling and delivering user enablement solutions in the Netherlands, SAP asked David to move to Australia and do the same for the ANZ region.  This experience is helping David grow Cubic Consulting’s services into areas like CRM, HR, Procurement and ERP.

David holds a Master’s in Science (Public Administration) and a Master’s in Arts at Cum Laude level (Philosophy), both from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands.

JAMES BERESFORD

Chief Executive Officer, Talos and FTS Data & AI

James is passionate about helping people make smart, informed decisions and eliminating inefficiency. The former drives the focus of his business on delivering Data & Analytics solutions, the latter on Robotic Process Automation. His aim is to combine the two elements to help create the intelligent digital workforce, and informs his leadership approach.

James has been in consulting over a decade, building solutions for Government and Commercial customers with a strong focus on end user outcomes enabled by his skill in building a dedicated team to achieve these outcomes for customers.

James has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Manchester and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff.

JON RIETHMULLER

Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy 42

Information Communication Technology (ICT) forms the major area of Jon’s working life over the past forty years. During this period Jon has played a major role with a leading Australian software company (Technology One) through development of consulting practice methodologies, team development, client services development and leadership management. Jon has extensive experience and proven capability in leading successful teams to plan, develop, implement and meet both business and personal objectives.

Participating in projects in Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Australia, Jon has had exposure to working with a broad range of client industries, including: banking, higher education, recruitment, local government, state and federal government, finance, meat & livestock, pastoral, health, retail, utilities and software. To support his activities Jon reads extensively on business, management and leadership trends.

JEFF BUGDEN

Chief Executive Officer, KoBold

Jeff brings a 45-year track-record in technical, managerial and executive roles throughout Australia in industry and Defence.   He established Ball Solutions Group (Australia) in 1996 – growing it to 200 employees – and established Kobold Group and SME Gateway in 2003 – achieving revenues of $50m in 2018.

Jeff is a Member of the Order of Australia and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical), a Master’s in Science (Avionics and Flight Controls) and is the holder of three Diplomas (Administrative Studies, Science, Navigation Studies and Corporate Directors Studies). He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

KEIRAN MOTT

Chief Executive Officer, Veritec

Keiran was appointed CEO of Veritec in August 2017 and prior to that held a Senior Executive position at Veritec since its inception in 2013, playing an integral role in its growth and development.

He has 18+ years’ experience in the IT industry, starting his career as a Business Analyst working in the field of business application software development where he led a number of ground-breaking projects, including the introduction of scanning technology for the Australian Electoral Commission.

Keiran is a promoter of Canberra SME’s and actively participates in the local ITC industry.  He is an ACT Council Member of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA),  Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem.

Keiran is a certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance) and a certified Business Analysis professional (International Institute of Business Analysis).

LATEST PUBLICATIONS.

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ANATAS, an FTS Group company, is pleased to announce they have won the ‘Hybrid Integration & API – New Logo Win of the Year’ category in Software AG Asia Pacific Japan Partner Awards 2020. The Awards program acknowledged Software AG partners who made a significant contribution during 2019. ANATAS was awarded the accolade for signing new clients, and for their superior knowledge of Hybrid integration and API Management. ANATAS was named as a winner alongside other partners including; Telstra Corporation limited – Australia, NTT-Communications – Japan, Best New Partner : Infomina Sdn Bhd – Malaysia,  PT. Mitra Integrasi Informatika – [...]