Brian Ford is an original 1993 founder of F&J Professional Computer Services. Qualifications and training as an Electrical Engineer (communications) provided a sound foundation for the evolution of that time which was the entry of the Personal Computer into business. The skills and aptitude to support this technology for local business, along with the team F&J attracted, fashioned a reputation for expertise and reliable service.
F&J Professional Computer Services focused on IT service and maintained that brand for some 23 years. It was felt the time had come to reposition the company’s identity with a more aligned role with how technology plays a part in today’s progressive businesses.
Evolve Technology will continue the highly-respected level of quality and innovative technology solutions, service and support with many of the team that joined and grew F&J over a decade ago.
Today Brian’s role is focused with this team and our clients to bring together the support, solutions and infrastructure that meet the needs of today’s rapid changing technology environment.
From 1998 to 2008, Jay managed the IT infrastructure for the South East Asia division of international surf brand Billabong. After being in this role for over 10 years, he saw the need for outsourced I.T Services and Skills that were not being supplied with value to SME businesses. Thus, Jay then joined the Evolve Team to continue the company’s growth forward as the Premier IT Company in South East Queensland.
Jay enjoys the variety and challenges of working with a wide range of successful business in different horizontal markets, to deliver I.T solutions that support their success. This is proven by the extremely successful clients that Evolve works with.
On his time away from Evolve, he enjoys travelling with his wife and two daughters to beach-side locations. He is an avid surfer involved in North End Board-riders, one of Australia’s best surfboard riding clubs.
Jay has a Bachelor of Information Technology from Griffith University. He also holds Lotus Notes Certification, Act Certification, Project Management training from Kepner Tregoe and Microsoft Certifications.
Daniel has worked with Evolve Technologies since 1999. During that time, he has transitioned from a Computer Technician to our highly experienced and valued Technical Services Manager. He has seen the company evolve from a small local team of 5 engineers to where it is today. Daniel’s main role involves technical consultation to our larger and longer serving clients as well as liaising with the other company engineers on technical queries and service SLA’s. With high exposure to every form of server and network management he has become an integral part of the technical pre-and post-sales decision making.
Just some of Daniels training includes – Bachelors Degree in Information Technology, MTCNA – MikroTik Certified Network Associate, MCP – Microsoft Certified Professional, Sophos Certified Engineer, Sophos Certified Sales Consultant, Vmware Technical Sales Professional , VSP 5.5.
Antony has been with the company since 2013 and is one of our Senior Network Engineer and is passionate about IT.
Antony comes from an IT and Telecommunications background and has been in the industry for a little over 10 years. He joined our team when he moved from Samoa to Australia in 2013. Antony’s background is in Server management and Network management/design and building.
Tom joined the Evolve team in March 2019.
Tom has cultivated a vast range of experience across the ICT board in a variety of IT positions. Tom has previously provided technical support at Education Queensland, has run a small IT company on the Gold Coast and was responsible for building and implementing IT systems and solutions at Villa World Limited.
Tom brings extensive experience in Linux, Mac and Windows computers/servers, software development, hardware/electronics repair, database administration, virtualisation technologies and system deployment.
Out of work, Tom and his partner Brooke enjoy getting out and about, travelling and working on various home projects.
Kyle joined the team in August 2017.
His qualifications include certificates 1, 2 and 3 in Information Technologies.
He thrives on setting up business systems and solutions for his clients in the most efficient way possible.
When Kyle is not at work he is always tinkering with technology in relation to on-line gaming, video editing, Video Broadcasting and creative outlets like digital art and design.
Jeff joins our team in 2019 and brings with him 30+ years ICT experience, supporting evolving technologies in the private sector, large corporate, local and state governments.
Having performed in many roles, owning his own business and managing teams in high demanding environments, Jeff understands the importance of delivering a quality service, providing accurate timely communication, keeping the client informed, not taking unnecessary shortcuts and “keeping the lights on”.
Jeff is ITIL V3 and Prince V2 certified plus many other ICT and management certifications.
When not at work, Jeff enjoys time with family and friends, boating, fishing, travelling and riding through the hinterland on his motorbike.
Robert has been with the company since 2000 and is our Senior Service Engineer. He comes from an Electronics background and has been in the industry for over 40 years and has also worked in the UK. Robert is the field engineer for many of the national organisations we’re affiliated with eg. AWA, ASI, Allstar, Promim, RSS, ABM and carries out all their onsite warranty and maintenance work.
Terry joined the Evolve team in November 2019 and brings with him 10+ years ICT experience having supported technology within medium to large businesses and working in the corporate IT sector throughout New Zealand and Australia.
He has owned his own businesses and understands the importance of delivering a quality service and providing timely communication to clients & stakeholders. Terry thrives on technology and enjoys learning about new innovations in technology that provides a purpose and can help businesses Evolve.
When not at work, Terry enjoys travelling and has an interest in composing music and performs as a DJ both locally & Internationally – known as ‘Funky-T’.
Brett has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry. Brett has worked in a number of roles with large multinationals and small customer centric companies and understand the importance of process and strategy as well as the personal and customer service. He possess specialised knowledge in SOE development, LAN/WAN networking, Domain administration and technical support. When not working Brett enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exploring nature and taking time to relax on one of the many Gold Coast Beaches.
Aaron has been with the company since he graduated school in 2013. Since then he has had the opportunity to grow alongside the company and actively apply what he has learnt in his degree of Information Technology, to his role as Network Administrator. With an avid interest in all things IT as well as a passionate desire to learn, Aaron is already exceeding customers’ expectations in quality of work, and customer service.
Aaron has MCP Certifications and has passed exams such as – Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements. He has completed a Bachelor of Information Technology from Southern Cross University.
Lauchlan started with Evolve technologies in 2016 where his primary roll was as Service Co-ordinator. From there he has transitioned into the role of Accounts & Administration Manager, ensuring all requirements of the business are met and our clients accounting queries are answered in a timely manner.
Lauchlan is a results-driven professional with extensive experience in the administration and support of information systems and is currently completing his Bachelor of Business Degree with a focus on Information Technology subjects to grow his knowledge base & skills to ensure Evolves’ clients are in good hands.
When Lauchlan is not in work mode, he is enjoying the outdoors and venturing around the Gold Coast and surrounds enjoying all our beautiful town has to offer.
Scott joined the Evolve team in March 2018 after migrating from the UK.
He brings with him over 20 years experience within the telecommunications and IT sectors, which include working for large companies like British Telecommunications and The Environment Agency. He has worked both in the field and within an office environment proving his versatility.
Scott’s qualifications include Microsoft Certified Professional, VMware certified associate, StorageCraft Master Engineer, Sophos Certified Engineer, MikroTik Certified Network Associate.
In his free time, Scott likes to enjoy all things outdoors with his wife, and making the most of the sunshine which is a rare commodity where he comes from!
Seain enjoys the challenges that come with managing enterprise scale organisations. His background from working for Telstra as a Business Solution Manager, has solidified his customer service focus. Seian has a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology from the
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.
Outside of work he is always busy looking after his four beautiful children.
With more than four years’ experience providing custom IT solutions for SMBs in the multicultural capital of Europe : Brussels , Sebastien’s skillset is very diverse and includes: Network infrastructure installation and troubleshooting, Server setup, storage solutions, cloud infrastructure administration, email migration, backup & security software as well as multilevel IT support. Sebastien is passionate about innovative technologies and enjoys finding the right tool for the job depending on the client’s specific IT needs. Now having moved back to Australia, Sebastien spends most of his free time enjoying the surrounding nature of the gold coast by mountain biking and hiking.
Sebastien has a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology. ESET Remote Administration Qualified Instructor (2018). VMTSP v9 – Veeam Technical Sales Partner for Backup & Replication v9 (2017). CNSP – Cyberoam Certified Network Security Professional (2015). CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate (2014) and more..
Kristen joins our team with over 20 years’ experience in customer service and training and development working with a number of large corporations and IT companies and understands the importance of providing exceptional customer service and solutions with every contact.
Working at the forefront of the business as Customer & Service Co-Ordinator, her role will see your service and support requests and IT related enquiries being lodged and managed in an efficient and timely manner.
When not working, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family, boating, skating and cooking.
Since joining EVOLVE technologies in December 2013, Adrian brings with him 30+ years of IT experience within the Hospitality, Retail and Corporate Businesses area.
Working in and managing IT Teams within companies such as Jupiters Casino (Gold Coast) and Billabong Australia. Adrian’s passion and drive are the delivery of Client projects and providing the best customer service and support to EVOLVE’s growing client base.
Outside of work, you will find Adrian and his Partner off the beaten track exploring and hiking our beautiful Queensland backyard.
Jacob joined the Evolve team in January 2020 and although young and spritely, brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.
Jacob strives to implement and develop technologies that improve businesses capabilities and assists in researching and Implementing ways to make tedious, manual day-to-day jobs automated, easy and less time consuming.
An avid software developer – primarily business logic, he has obtained a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology. Jacob is hungry to learn as much as he can and apply what he has learnt in today’s modern society to benefit our valued Clients and their employees. Fun Fact: He was also involved in a NASA related project.
In his spare time. Jacob follows motorsports, works on software projects, runs game servers, enjoys tenpin bowling and spending time with my family and friends.