Bert Franzen is the founder and principal consultant of electAssociates. Bert's extensive HR and Industrial relations expertise offers a balanced and unique approach to delivering high quality services. He clearly understands your business and the related HR dependencies which need to be addressed in order to ensure operational efficiency as well as legal compliance.
Bert has an extensive business background. He has successfully managed companies with 300+ employees and budgets of $70 Million. Over the last 6 years Bert's focus has been on working with clients who provide mission critical solutions to markets as diverse as banking and finance, treasury, telecommunications, mobile business solutions, general consultancy and health sectors.
Bert has a talent for working comfortably with all from the most senior and junior in order to gain consensus and alignment of purpose.
Over the years he has serviced Australia's who's who of business and through experience understands the importance of “getting it right the first time every time”.
Bert is active on several technology community organisations including Chairman of the software judge panel of the prestigious Australian Government supported Consensus Software Innovations Awards, Chairman of the Judging panel for the Green Technology Awards; Judge with Austrade's IT Secrets awards, long term committee member of the Australian Tandem User's Group ATUG, and also runs leadership workshops on the importance of Emotional Intelligence in Effective Communication and Leadership Development.
Strategy and Development
Patrick’s more than 20 year global experience in senior executive positions in both the telecommunications and ICT sector has provided the perfect background to guide electAssociate’s product strategy and continued future development.
As the current Managing Director for Creative Virtual; a leader in the field of virtual self service solutions, and having held previous CEO positions with Enghouse Australia, Arc Solutions and in Europe as Director of Arc Solutions and Datapulse, Patrick provides a wealth of experience that now helps to provide electAssociates with the strategic rudder it needs to guide it through the next phase of its development.