PreviousNext has a team of twenty Drupal developers, designers and project managers in our Sydney studios and in key locations around Australia. The calibre of our clients means we attract the best Drupal talent in Australia, and our hiring policy means the team averages 10 years experience, enabling us to leverage our combined knowledge and ensure quality on each new project.
The best Drupal talent doesn't necessarily live in Sydney or Melbourne, so we also have a highly tuned distributed teaming approach that allows some key team members to work with us despite living in regional areas. This structure means that the core team on any project can be comprised of specialist designers and developers who have experience relevant to the project, guaranteeing our clients have top-tier experts in every role.
We've provided brief bios for some of our core team below:
Kim Pepper - Technical Director / Founder
Kim leads our Drupal development and open source technology services. With his formal background in Computer Science, Kim has worked as a Tech Lead developing mission-critical Java applications with medical technology company iSoft, high scalability systems for contextual content analysis company Mooter Media, and web development with leading digital agencies Spike, Oven Digital, Nethead and MassMedia. Kim's skill-set covers the gamut of web technologies, with a pedigree in Java development, Ruby on Rails, ASP.NET, Python and PHP. He also manages the deployment of high-throughput, scalable system architectures using cloud computing services and virtual hosting environments.
Kim's career history and client references are available at http://au.linkedin.com/in/kimpepper
Owen Lansbury - Managing Partner / Founder
An international award-winning designer and usability expert, Owen has studied and worked in interactive design for 20 years, leading teams for a range of prominent web development firms including Spike, Oven Digital, IBM Innovation Centre and One Digital/Isobar in Australia and the USA before branching out independently in 2005. Prior to co-founding PreviousNext, Owen was a user experience and interface design consultant for top-tier clients including Yahoo!7, News Limited, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Telstra/BigPond, Fox Sports, Quiksilver, Fremantle Media and the Commonwealth Government.
Owen's career history and client references are available at http://au.linkedin.com/in/owenlansbury
Steve Cook - Operations Director
Steve first became involved in the new media industry in 1996, and since then has worked at each level of production through to head of department in high profile companies such as Spike, OneDigital and Amnesia Razorfish. This has afforded him a comprehensive understanding of the myriad aspects of web development, most importantly the technologies, skills and people involved with them. His close work with PreviousNext founders Kim & Owen over more than a decade has led to him overseeing the firm's project management team and processes.
Steve's career history is available at http://au.linkedin.com/in/futureandsimple
Rob Barac - Business Director
Rob's known PreviousNext's founders since the late 1990s when they worked together at OvenDigital. Since then, Rob's gone on to lead digital teams at major agencies including Singleton Ogilvy Interactive, Euro 4D Worldwide, Tribal DDB and Publicis Mojo in very senior roles. His experience in end to end customer management and solutions delivery means Rob is ideally placed to head up PreviousNext's business development and client relationship activities as the firm grows beyond a smallerRobs consultancy.
Rob's career history is available at http://au.linkedin.com/in/robertbarac
Pamela Barone - Senior Project Manager
Pam is an Emmy Award winning web producer from her work at NBC Olympics, with an extensive writing background, spanning all aspects of digital media. A New Yorker transposed to Sydney, she has proven success on high-profile projects, is quick to master new technologies, and develop best practices to maximize efficiency. Her project management role at PreviousNext includes coordinating the development team and guiding clients through the project delivery lifecycle and ongoing site management. Read some of Pam's blog posts and presentations »
Chris Skene - Drupal Consultant
Chris' experience covers all aspects of the web development process, as well as marketing, information management and the semantic web. He has worked in government, education, not-for-profits and the publishing sector, helping organisations optimise their knowledge assets for public consumption in networked world, and align their information strategies with their business model.
Chris’ specialties include Information architecture for the web; Government, non-profit & NGO online strategy; linked data and the semantic web; enterprise Drupal; user-centered web strategy and design; social marketing; communications strategy. He is often working on-site with PreviousNext's Canberra clients. Read some of Chris' blog posts and presentations »
Lee Rowlands - Senior Drupal Developer
Boris Gordon - Senior Drupal Developer
A computer science graduate, Boris has worked with Drupal since the mid 2000s, and has a reputation for pushing new and creative approaches to complex Drupal development problems. Read some of Boris' blog posts and presentations »
Christian Biggins - Senior Drupal Developer
Since January 2011 Christian has applied his expertise to projects for Vividwireless, Global CCS Institute, NSW Government and other PreviousNext clients. He has spent more than a decade developing web-based applications, bespoke search engines, high availability data strategies and advanced SEO methodologies. Christian also has a deep understanding of web accessibility and provides this expertise across PreviousNext's projects. Read some of Christian's blog posts and presentations »
Will McRae - Senior Drupal Developer
Will worked closely with Kim Pepper at Mooter Media as a Java Developer and has been a constant fixture with PreviousNext since its inception in 2009. A computer science graduate, Will specialises in complex API integration between Drupal and legacy systems, and developing Drupal modules for highly customised functionality.
Jack Taranto - Drupal Themer
Jack is a Drupal theming expert and works alongside the Drupal Developers to translate visual designs into an HTML/CSS-based Drupal 'Theme' on any given project. Jack is one of our original team members and has led the Drupal theming on myriad projects including NSW Government, Australian Conservation Foundation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Australian Law Reform Commission. Jack has an extensive background in front-end development and has worked on large scale Drupal projects for the past eight years. Read some of Jack's blog posts and presentations »
Robert Caracaus - Drupal Themer
After approaching PreviousNext for an internship as part of his International Business degree from San Diego State University, Robert stayed on in the Avalon studio in the role of a Drupal Themer. Having worked with Drupal since 2007, Rob's core interest is in developing responsive themes for mobile compatability, along with a keen understanding of the interplay between social media and websites.
Nick Schuch - Drupal Developer and Systems Administrator
Nick joined the PreviousNext team as a leading Drupal developer in 2012 alongside Lee Rowland, whom he worked with previously. Nicks specialties include Drupal and keeping the systems that host Drupal websites live. Read some of Nick's blog posts and presentations »