Our People

Iman Eftekhari (MCSE BI, MCITP, CSP) is the co-founder and Director at Agile BI. With over 16 years of experience in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence. He has successfully implemented BI solutions for various organisations across the country, mainly in Financial Services, Retails, Manufacturing, Health, Property, and Public sectors. He is passionate about adding business value using the right technology and engaging business stakeholders using Agile approach.

Iman is the founder and co-organiser of the Sydney Power BI User Group (PUG), Sydney BI Social Group (SYBIS), and is a regular speaker at user groups and seminars in Australia and overseas.

James Beresford is an experienced and certified Microsoft Business Intelligence Consultant who has been working with the platform for over a decade. He has worked with all aspects of the stack, with his speciality being ETL with SSIS and Data Warehousing on SQL Server. He has presented twice at TechEd in Australia and is a frequent presenter at various user groups.

Victor Isakov

Victor Isakov (MCA, MCM, MCT, MVP) is a Database Architect and Trainer who has worked with SQL Server for over 20 years. Victor specialises in architecting SQL Server solutions, high-availability, performance tuning and troubleshooting problems. He has written a number of SQL Server books and regularly speaks at conferences internationally. Currently Victor is the only Microsoft Certified Architect: SQL Server in Asia Pacific.

Jixin ‘Gin’ Jia (MBA, MCSE, MCP, ASA) is a certified Azure Solutions Architect. He is a MCSE in Business Intelligence and Data Management & Analytics.

With a Mathematics, MBA and IT background, Jixin combines advanced analytics and modern BI technologies in building data-driven intelligence. He is a regular speaker about machine learning, quantitative analysis and Microsoft BI in many public forums.

He is now an active Data Science program candidate at Harvard University.

Lesley French has over 25 years experience in the Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing market. Working for Industry leading organisations including Microsoft Data Platform Group and experienced in building and managing Cognos over a period of 19 years in Australia/New Zealand.

Primarily responsible for building the BI/DW business in ANZ, Lesley developed ‘customers for life’ by establishing trusted, long term partnerships across both Federal Government and Commercial sectors such as Westpac, Reserve Bank of Australia, IAG, Centrelink and ATO.

Kale Temple is a specialist in marketing and operational analytics. He has previously co-founded two start-ups, one of which he was the VP of Venture Operations. In this role he ran the core business, designed and implemented their BI strategy; using Tableau and Power BI, as well as used agile best practises to scale operations. He has presented several times throughout Australia at SQL Saturday on Power BI: beyond the basics with Iman Eftekhari.

Kale holds both a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Economics) and a Masters of Economics (Economics & Econometrics) from the University of Sydney. He is currently a mentor at the University of Sydney Genesis Start-Up Program.

Edison Zhu is a Senior Business Intelligence specialist with wealth of experience in full Microsoft BI stack, data modelling, design, development, visualization, Tableau of Enterprise-scale Data Warehousing/BI solutions.

He has over 13 years of professional experience and has been working in the Microsoft BI space for more than ten years now. During this time he has delivered number of successful BI solutions for variety of companies within several industries including finance, insurance, vehicle and IT industry. He is a self-motivated, optimist, team-player and creative individual.

BI Expert

Mohammad Soltani is a Senior Business Intelligence specialist with wealth of experience in Full Microsoft BI stack as well as .net technology.  He has got more than 18 years of experience in analysis, design and development of enterprise-scale database applications, Data Warehouses and BI solutions. He is a self-motivated, optimist, team-player and creative individual.

Microsoft Certified Consultants

Our technical team consists of Microsoft-Certified consultants who have extensive experience in implementing Business Intelligence solutions.

We have certified solutions experts with knowledge and working experience with the latest version of the SQL Server (2016).

Agile / Scrum

We also have Agile Certified Scrum Masters (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional who can mentor and coach your Agile teams.