EOHMC Director Profiles

​​​Brian Harding – Managing Director

Managing Director of EOH MC Solutions  and a founding member of the forerunner entity, Airborne Consulting, Brian has extensive management experience in the IT industry, spanning over 25 years and he has fulfilled many varied roles in this time. His previous job prior to starting Airborne Consulting was Marketing Director for Software Futures, and prior to that he was the Executive Head of Microsoft Solutions for the company.    

Brian has a fundamental belief in getting the basics right and places the emphasis on the need for a cohesive strategy. He has extensive experience in driving organisational change, implementing balanced scorecards and developing marketing strategies.

Brian core belief is based around people and keeping things simple. He strives for organisational efficiency and clarity of role and purpose; and believes that a clear, simple business strategy, as well as making the right choices and making sure that you quantify a clear message and value proposition, are key success factors in any business. He is passionate about driving productivity and his belief system is based on an outcomes approach and an abundance mentality.

Brian believes in giving people the scope and freedom to grow and challenge themselves through their careers at EOH MC Solutions.

 

Clydie Cronje –Operations Director

Clydie has been in leadership roles for most of his life and understands that discipline is paramount. He believes that successful businesses are built on strong, clear processes and that people are naturally equipped to do anything they put their minds to and should be measured by the results of their work.

Clydie started his IT career in 1992 as a mainframe developer and has progressed through the ranks into project, program and business management. He has managed more than 200 software development projects in his career and is a certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Practitioner, setting the lead at EOH MC Solutions where all the project managers are certified Scrum Masters.

Clydie heads the Operations portfolio where more than 20 concurrent projects might be underway at any one point in time. He has been key in implementing the EOH MC Solutions software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodology and Project Office processes and controls. He believes in using the best that technology and frameworks have to offer and then tailoring these to suit the business size, needs and outcomes.


Stuart Kelly - Technical Director

An experienced software architect and software production team leader, Stuart has a significant 16 year track record in designing, producing and integrating world-class software solutions for South Africa's largest organisations.

Stuart keeps abreast of the latest technology developments within the software industry and believes that the best way to learn is through hands-on experience. Stuart understands modern architectures and technologies and how designing, implementing and integrating these through the entire software production life-cycle can bring huge benefits to a business.

Well versed in structured iterative development methodologies such as RUP (Rational Unified Process) and MSF (Microsoft Solutions Framework) Stuart appreciates the value to be derived from the less structured Agile methodologies and actively incorporates these into the EOH MC Solutions project engagements.

The growing presence of mobile and cloud technologies and improvements in the software development engineering processes are what keeps Stuart excited and his in-depth understanding of these concepts make him a valuable contributor to our client initiatives.

 

Chris Lazari – Director Infrastructure Services

A certified MCSE with security specialization, Chris holds an honours degree in Business Economics. He started his career as a financial manager in software development organizations, later migrating to operational roles where he headed both finance and IT infrastructure. As a result he has extensive management, financial and technical experience, particularly in the Microsoft technology stack.

Responsible for the IT management at the V&A Waterfront since 2006 and leading the Infrastructure division at EOH MC Solutions since 2007, Chris has the ability to align your business and technology goals, while keeping an eye on the financial reality of the solution (his financial background ensures that he always gets the best value for your IT budget). Passionate about technology and the way that it can enhance business efficiency as well as provide a competitive edge, he is constantly researching new technologies and ideas and is responsible for growing alternative business streams for EOH MC Solutions.​

Chris will help you to develop a comprehensive IT strategy and help you decide what needs to be done. He will then use his expertise and associated network of vetted partner companies… from ISP’s to hardware providers…. to implement a solution that is right for your business and budget.

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