At Digital Frontier Partners we help grow business and customer value within organisations

Our team can help you leverage digital capabilities including human, technology, data, and ways of working.

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“We strongly believe organisations must continually grow value to create a future of positive change where the organisation, the individuals within it and those it serves prosper”

  “We collaborate with senior leaders building trust and relatedness, and support them to powerfully enact their digital change journey” – Chris Stevens, Managing Partner

Meet Our Team

Our team is at the top of their game and have worked in executive and subject matter expert roles across many industry sectors. We now bring this experience to you through a flexible and values driven approach.

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Chris Stevens

MANAGING PARTNER

Chris is a co-founder of Digital Frontier Partners and has an extensive career in executive IT and business roles, having held the position of CIO in high profile brands as well as the position of COO. In his role within DFP, he works with clients helping them identify new ways to create value and improve business performance within the wider span of capabilities. Through leading many strategy and transformation assignments, Chris brings his experience using an engaging approach to tangibly drive client success. Within DFP, Chris is an active participant with the broader team, collaborating on ideas and injecting challenges to ensure we collectively are a high-performance team in achieving the best outcomes for our clients.

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Peter Hagenauer

PARTNER

As a co-founder, Peter helps clients to transform the way they operate their businesses to deliver best in class customer outcomes. Peter has maintained a career long fascination about how technology has and continues to drive business change. He is adept at connecting business strategy requirements to its supporting technology, people, process and data needs, and communicates these outcomes in clear and concise ways.

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Graham Edmeads

PARTNER / SENIOR CONSULTANT

As a Partner at Digital Frontier Partners, Graham helps clients to transform the way they operate their businesses to deliver best in class customer outcomes. Graham has maintained a career long interest in how technology and software solutions combined with people and culture can enable business success. He enjoys solving complex problems and is adept at connecting business strategy requirements to the supporting technology, people, process and data needs, and communicates these outcomes in clear and concise ways.

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Pieter Snyman

DATA SCIENTIST / SENIOR CONSULTANT

Pieter brings a wealth of global technology leadership experience to DFP, having held positions such as CIO, Chief Data Scientist and Senior Cyber Security Consultant, to name a few in high profile global organisations. A unique characteristic of Pieter is his ability to work hands on at the fundamentals of data science, advanced software development, and cyber threat mitigation while seamlessly assisting other senior executives with strategic planning and the implementation of these advanced capabilities. As a Partner within DFP, Pieter is highly sought after by clients for his experience and ability to help clients solve some of their most challenging Digital needs with clarity and confidence.

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David Kindlen

SENIOR CONSULTANT

David is an experienced Senior Consultant with an extensive background as a CIO and has a track record of developing and delivering strategic outcomes to meet both customer and business needs. He brings some 30 years of experience in the IT industry across the UK, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Specialising in business systems knowledge, technical, organisational change and general management, David has honed these skills over 20 years of Management and Consulting roles in large Corporations at a Group and Senior Executive Level in globally-focused organisations. David seamlessly works across Executive Management, Business Users, IT staff, Vendors and Outsourced organisations in optimising the use of technology for business performance. David thrives on change and brings a grounded approach while helping customers maximise value.

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Aaron McCaughan

SENIOR CONSULTANT/TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECTURE LEAD

Aaron is a highly experienced technologist with a deep specialisation in enterprise architecture. With over 20 years of experience in medium to large organisations and a wide variety of industry sectors, he has led the development of technology strategy, operations and technology focused transformational projects. Aaron’s industry experience includes Rail, Gas & Electricity, Finance and Professional Services. In particular, Aaron has extensive experience in industries where safety, environment, contract management, information management and a strong cyber security posture are critical to organisational success. Due to his depth and breadth of technology experience, Aaron often is invited as the trusted advisor to CIO’s and other expective leaders on technology design and leverage.

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Mike Baird

ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE CONSULTANT

Mike is a seasoned IT strategist who brings a blend of business acumen, technical savviness and deep expertise across the broad spectrum of ICT strategy, planning and architecture. This is backed by extensive experience across a range of industries including retail, postal services, banking, funds management, mining, telecommunications, and defense. He is highly effective in aligning ICT with business needs and optimising value from IT investments. He does this by understanding business goals and value drivers, uses innovative thinking which inform the creation of strategic roadmaps, architectural blueprints, definition of programs and development of business cases which enable fundamental technology change. Mike sorts reality from hype and establishes relationships at senior executive levels and builds bridges between business and IT.

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Kanth Gudipudi

SENIOR ANALYTICS CONSULTANT

Kanth has over 20 years’ experience leading product management teams to deliver a range of software platforms and solutions across various B2B and B2C distribution models. He helps clients use a combination of data and insight driven capabilities in combination with digital product development practices to target and grow customer value. Kanth has extensive program and change management experience across customer journey creation, digital marketing and business intelligence; and has worked in the finance, property and media sectors.​

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Bjarne Hansen

PROJECT MANAGER / CONSULTANT

As a Project Management consultant for Digital Frontier Partners, Bjarne helps clients to strengthen portfolio & program delivery within their businesses to deliver best in class customer outcomes. Bjarne has maintained a career long fascination about how technology projects can be delivered to drive business change. He is adept at connecting business strategy requirements to its supporting technology, human, ways of working and data needs, and communicates these outcomes in clear and concise ways.

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Katherine Bykovec

BUSINESS MANAGER

Katherine efficiently and effectively manages the day to day business operations for DFP. As well as ensuring DFP runs smoothly, Katherine manages customer and supplier accounts to the quality and accuracy consistent with DFP’s high standards. Katherine makes sure the wider DFP team are well supported both internally and on assignments, all while ensuring the day to day accounting processes throughout the firm function seamlessly.

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Pierre Matthee

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Pierre has held global CIO and executive management consulting roles in iconic brands. Pierre brings a combination of broad and deep skills in ICT and business strategy, program and portfolio management and aligning ICT and business functions, particularly in complex manufacturing environments. Pierre works with a wide range of stakeholders from CEO to SME and is able to ‘join the dots’ thereby creating aligned thinking and the foundations for high performance digital change. As a senior consultant within Digital Frontier Partners, Pierre specialises in IT performance for supply chain and manufacturing companies.

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