we are a company that believes that positive attitude is everything. whilst we employ highly skilled and knowledgable people, we actively look to provide opportunity and support which allow our team to achieve their personal goals.
we aim to consistently provide high levels of service by training all our people on our own approach to running complex projects and project office environments. we provide our people with tools which allow them to succeed in the environment in which they operate.
our spread of experience covers individuals with project management professional (PMP) qualifications to those with significant experience in the set up and management of project offices.
Matthew has been working in the project management industry for more than 15 years and has experience in managing large complex programmes, designing and implementing Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices and is a specialist in project prioritisation processes. he grew up in both Cape Town and Johannesburg and attended Wits University, gaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and Accounting. working life started with five years at UAL Merchant Bank in the role of Business Systems Analyst, whereafter his passion for travel and adventure took him to London. Matthew spent 4 years working for Troika, a specialist project management services company, looking after large business and IT related projects at both Barclays and JP Morgan. after a 12 month sabbatical doing voluntary work in Nepal, Fiji and Malawi he came back to South Africa and formed allabout projectmanagement. the company was set up as a specialist Project Management company with a specific focus on providing people, process and software solutions in Project Offices and Project Management Methodologies. more recently allabout projectmanagement merged with Xpert Group to form the largest independent project management company in South Africa, where Matthew performs the role of CEO. Matthew has a passion for project management and especially bringing innovative and practical solutions to what can sometimes be extremely complicated processes. outside of his professional interests Matthew has two young children and likes to express his free spirit through adventure and travel into places far away from cell phones and laptops. he is proudly South African and is excited by the opportunities that our wonderful new democracy offers. spending more time helping others help themselves is high on his future priority list.
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Ada’s personal philosophy is “work hard-play hard”.
she is passionate about Recruitment and the variety of projects which present themselves within a Human Resource’s environment, making it a very fulfilling career. her attention to detail, planning and organisational skills have assisted her in being successful. she believes in the importance of forging sustainable, profitable relationships that deliver value and create a competitive advantage for customers and benefit to all stakeholders.
she is extremely passionate about what she does in her professional and social life.
Ada is the “Nigella Lawson” of allaboutXpert. she absolutely loves baking, cooking and creating new recipes. needless to say she is the best cook allaboutXpert has yet seen.
she also enjoys watching sport, in particular when the Bulls play rugby. in her spare time she plays Action Cricket.
Ayob completed his BCompt Degree in 1993 and has since been involved in financial management within various industries from transport, manufacturing to project management. he joined X-Pert group as a financial controller and quickly progressed to a financial manager role within the same year. he currently occupies the position of FD at allaboutXpert, heading up the finance department. his professional interest leans toward analytical reporting which he believes adds a landscaped view of a companies financial status allowing for informed decision making.
business aside, Ayob spends his spare time involved in relaxing hobbies like photography, fishing and gardening. to add a little adrenalin, he has great interest in motorsport spending every other weekend at the race circuit.
his philosophy in life is “when you reach a crossroad in your life and need to make a decision of choice, choose the one thats more difficult, it’s often more rewarding”.
Dee has an Accountancy qualification and has worked in a number of organisations over the years predominantly in Finance, including:
FNB , Eskom, Deloitte, OK Bazaars, Merrill Lynch and X-Pert Group.
Dee currently heads up the allaboutXpert Academy division, specialising in project management training and qualifications!
Dee has been married for 28 years and has two sons. he is a very big sports fan and a HUGE fan of Western Province rugby and Manchester United football. he is also a very keen golfer and goes to gym fairly regularly.
Dee enjoys socialising with his family and friends and drinking good red wine (life’s too short to drink lousy wine)!
before starting up allabout projectmanagement, Dennis spent two years with Esprit, a financial services company specialising in Asset Based Finance.
in the early days Dennis has been known to perform marketing functions, conduct actual finance deals as well as commandeer repossessed equipment from defaulting clients. clearly he is a man of many talents. he then spent two years with Rand Merchant Bank, also in the Asset Based Finance sphere, but now has a chance to brush up on his previously tarnished image of ‘debt collector’.
two years later, he joined Barclays Global Investments in the U.K, where he ended up managing large projects for the first time. Dennis found project management to be his calling and has remained in this field ever since.
he has 12 years of hands on experience and a great track record in project management. two years later he returned to South Africa and joined Siltek Finance for an interim period where he helped set up a separate entity, again specialising in rental and asset based finance.
after Siltek came Nedbank Limited where he played a specialist role in project and programme office activities.
some four years later, he met up with Matthew Pitman and formed allabout projectmanagement and the rest is simply history.
Graham holds a postgraduate degree in Industrial Sociology, and has completed further post graduate studies in Finance and Project Management. he has also completed his PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification.
following years of work in Project and Program Management in large organisational environments, Graham moved to X-Pert Group in a general management and business development role. his professional interests in project management and business have merged ‘beautifully’ in this role, which has provided opportunities not only to expand the profession of project management but also to expand the business of project management. Graham now occupies the role of Executive Director in allaboutXpert and is responsible for the Resourcing, Academy and Consulting Divisions in the Western Cape.
when he is not working at working, Graham enjoys as much physical activity as he can get including swimming, mountain biking, gardening, and playing with his three children.
Nic grew up in Cape Town and is an avid private pilot. he spent a portion of his life at Syfrets Trust Limited in the occupations of private banking and portfolio management.
at some point in time a new system was required for managing asset portfolios and other asset based securities,which became Nic’s focus for three years. designing and building an application which is still in use both locally and internationally.
it must be said that the systems bug bit a little deeper than anticipated and he moved into the systems arena, then into an operational role and finally ended up at Nedbank Limited in the project and portfolio management space, where he focused his energies for 14 years.
Nic was an original member of the management team that set up Coronation Asset Management at Nedbank. he took his team to the top of the international project and programme management community by coming first in an international benchmarking exercise.
he has oodles of experience and an enviable track record in solution delivery. he’s energetic, driven and committed to quality outputs and now flys gyrocopters in his spare time.
BCom, BAcc CA (SA), HDip Tax Law.
Mireille, a qualified chartered accountant, was appointed to the Paracon Board in 1999 and is primarily responsible for the overall group finance, corporate finance, investor relations and group acquisitions. she was formerly a partner of Grant Thornton, where prior to that, she completed her articles and practiced as a chartered accountant. Mireille also worked in Grant Thornton’s audit division and was responsible for auditing several medium and large companies.
Mark founded Paracon in 1995. he oversees the running of the company’s two strategic business units, Paracon Business Solutions and Paracon Resourcing. before establishing Paracon, Mark ran his own contracting business, Jurgens Computer Consultants, which he established after working in the USA as an IT consultant.