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Concurrent Systems, founded in 2005 has grown from humble beginnings to a thriving business employing over 60 staff members.

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Leadership

Meet our leadership team

Wayne M. Smith - Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Smith is a technology entrepreneur and the founder of Concurrent Systems. He has served as CEO since its inception in 2005.

Mr. Smith was previously the Managing Director of an IT company, specialising in Healthcare software development and products, where he successfully grew the staff complement to over 40 people.

His continuous involvement in software engineering and various major software development projects, e.g. Johannesburg Stock Exchange trading software, and Aerial Reconnaissance management software for the South African Air Force, ignited his passion for producing high-performance, high-quality transaction processing systems.

Mr. Smith holds a BSc Honours in Computer Science from the University of the Witwatersrand, specialised in genetic algorithms and computer visualisation.

He is a member of the INCOSE organisation and has a special interest in System Engineering. He is dedicated to uplifting corporate governance.

As CEO, Mr. Smith is focused on ensuring that the business delivers high-quality software as well as continuous support to all Concurrent System clients.

Damian Burnett - Sales and Operations Manager

Damian joined Concurrent Systems in 2020 to head up the global sales and operations teams.

Prior to joining Concurrent Systems, Damian has spent over 15 years in a variety of commercial, advisory, technical and management roles at Digitata and Aircom International. 

Damian has helped numerous operators throughout Africa and the Middle East realise commercial success through the delivery, positioning and launch of intelligent pricing solutions and has also spearheaded the design, development and commercialisation of new products in the OSS space, helping operators to improve their network performance and customer experience. 

Damian holds a BSc Honours in Computing and Information Systems from London Metropolitan University.

Christene Wessels - Product and Engineering Manager

Christene joined Concurrent Systems in 2012 and assumed the Product Owner role of SmartShop, an industry leading mobile benefit management and orchestration platform in 2015. Since then she has moved into the Product Lead and Engineering Manager role, responsible for championing the Concurrent product suite.

 

She has experience in product management of digital advertising mediums, call centre management and the investment banking arena focused on the telco and communications space. 

Christene holds a BA Honours (PSY) degree from the University of Pretoria.

Ahad Zubairy - Support & IT Manager

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Ahad Zubairy serves as the Global Support & IT Manager. He joined Concurrent Systems in 2015 as a Support and Integration Engineer and has since served Concurrent Systems under the capacity of Customer Success Manager and Head of Delivery.


Prior to joining Concurrent Systems, Mr. Zubairy worked with Nokia Siemens Networks, SimTelco and Ericsson in support, product and project management roles.


Mr. Zubairy is a certified Prince2 Project Manager and holds an Electronics Engineering degree from Pakistan and an ITIL certification for IT Service Management.

 

Steve Cope - Manager: Special Projects

Steve has been involved in technology since his mid 20’s, initially cutting his teeth in large corporates including Microsoft and Dimension Data, both locally and internationally. Initially technical and subsequently moving to management he’s intimately familiar with the workings of technology companies, not only the business mechanics but also the softer sides of what make endeavours in this space successful. 

 

Over the last decade Steve has applied those learnings in various successful startups as well as consulting to technology companies looking to introduce change within their operations.

 

Steve serves as a special projects manager within Concurrent Systems with a focus on Crediverse as a product.

Josephine De Oliviera - Financial Manager

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Mrs. De Oliveira was appointed as Financial Accountant of the company in 2006 and has since moved into her present position as Financial Manager.

She is responsible for the full accounting function and ensuring that the financials comply with International Financial Reporting Standards.

Mrs. De Oliveira holds a BCOM Honours, an ACMA, and a CGMA from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Lynton Hayns - Principle Support Engineer

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Mr. Hayns serves as Principal Support Engineer at Concurrent Systems, overseeing the technical side of Support and Integration for all products and services within the business.

Mr. Hayns joined Concurrent Systems in December 2008 as an Integration and Support Engineer, moved through the ranks to Support Team Leader and also served as Product and Operations Support Manager. His focus on excellence, customer service and problem solving made him the ideal candidate for his current role where he is technically involved in all major projects and support related incidents.

Mr. Hayns has more than 13 years’ experience in the telecommunication industry working originally at Telkom and Nokia Siemens Networks.

Mr. Hayns holds a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering, as well as an ITIL certification for IT Service Management

Jessica McLeish - Human Resources Manager

Ms. McLeish has been serving as the Human Resources Manager for Concurrent Systems since April 2018 when she joined the company.


She is an experienced Human Resources Manager with a demonstrated history of working across various industries. She is skilled in Recruitment, Talent Management, HR Strategy, Customer Service, and Personnel Management. 


She is a strong human resources professional and holds an Honours degree in Industrial Psychology focused on Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of Johannesburg.

 

Amer Azzaz - Account Manager

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Mr. Azzaz is the Account Manager for Concurrent Systems with over 10 years’ work experience in the telecommunications and IT industries.

 

Before joining Concurrent Systems, Mr. Azzaz held various managerial positions at MTN, including Senior Manager: Service Delivery & Enterprise Application, to develop the operations and architecture and swap out major telecom BSS systems, starting from Charging System, Billing System, CRM, ERP and vast VAS services.

 

He was in-fact one of our customers, and greatly understands “the other side of the fence” which has served Concurrent Systems’ customers well.

 

Mr. Azzaz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems.

Zeeshan Ahmad - Account Manager

Zeeshan Ahmad is an Account Manager at Concurrent Systems with over 19 years of experience in Telecom Industry. He is an experienced Business Analyst, Project/Product Manager and business process developer.

Prior to joining Concurrent Systems, he has worked in various multicultural organisations such as Telenor and Etisalat Groups where he led multiple swap-out projects for BSS, VAS and channel solutions platforms.

His hands-on experience on the CRM (Siebel), Charging (IRB, CBS), business partner, commissioning and campaign management platforms (CMS) along with deep insights into business processes and customer needs makes him a valuable asset to the team.

Zeeshan holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Pakistan.

Tony Rodrigues - Account Manager

Tony Rodrigues joined Concurrent Systems as a Sales Account Manager in January 2019 and comes with over 25 years’ work experience in the telecommunications and IT industries.

Prior to joining Concurrent Systems Tony held various Account and Sales positions at Airspan Networks, Alvarion Networks, Cambium Networks and Peerapp.

Tony Rodrigues holds both a National Technical certificate from Johannesburg Technical College and a Project Management Diploma from Damelin Business College

Sharon Mosima - Account Manager

Sharon Mosima joined Concurrent Systems in 2015 in the role of Administrative Assistant and has since advanced into multiple roles within the company such as Office Manager, Sales Lead Link and Account Manager.

 

She is an optimistic and enthusiastic Account Manager and Sales Operations Coordinator professional who is skilled at developing the right action plan and finding solutions for each of her client’s unique needs. 

 

Through her bubbly personality, Sharon Mosima has earned the trust of her client base and maintains strong client relationships. She attributes her success to her ability to listen to customers and put their needs first.

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