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Chett Carmichael

Senior Consultant - Business Development


A passionate problem solver who finds fulfillment in serving others 

Work experience

Business Development Consultant

Ovations Group
Apr 2013Present

As a business development consultant my focus is to work with the relevant practice leads to  generate revenue through IBM software and services sales. Some of my key tasks include prospecting, lead and opportunity generation and  sales pipeline management. A key focus of my role is is to introduce new logo customers to our customer base 

IBM Client Technical Professional

IBM South Africa
Jun 2010Apr 2013

As a Client technical professional  the primary focus of my role was to assistant the IBM software sales team to close software opportunities. This was done through the successful delivery of software demonstrations , proof of concept and proof of technology exercises.  It was also expected of me to manage opportunities in CRM and ensure progression of the sales pipeline.

Highlight -  In June 2012, I was placed on IBM's Emerging Leaders programme

Consultant - Technical Specialist

Ovations Group
May 2007May 2010

Having joined Ovations in May 2007,  I was tasked in developing my skills as a consultant with a focus on Enterprise Content Management. I developed a deep understanding of both concepts and  products while consulting to a host of customers in the financial services sector.

Highlight :  Rated in the top 10 performers of Ovations for 2008 and 2009 


Systematics IT
Jan 2006Apr 2007

Systematics IT provided new and innovative  support services to SME type organizations.The support was built around a subscription based service that included hardware and software sales. As the business grew corporate gifting was included as part of our service offering.

Retail Analyst

Vodacom South Africa
Jan 2004Dec 2005

My role as a retail analyst was to ensure the successful roll out of IT infrastructure to all of the new and existing  Vodashops and franchise stores countrywide. Once these stores we up and running, I made sure that these had a 100% up time during trading hours.

IT Engineer

Vodacom South Africa
Jan 2001Dec 2003

My role was to provide C Suite desktop support services to the Executive leadership team of Vodacom as well as key departments in the business



University of SouthAfrica Universiteit

B.COM Infomatics ( to be completed) 

A+, N+ , Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

University of SouthAfrica Universiteit
Jan 2000Dec 2001

Technical certifications for an IT systems engineer career.


Relationship building

Building strong relationships with partners and clients.  Using interpersonal skills to network in an effective way

Business Development

Business development is the creation of long-term value for an organization from customers, markets, and relationships.

Infomation Technology Strategy

The overall plan which consist of objectives, principles and tactics relating to use of the technologies within a particular organization.

Business Process Management
Enterprise Content

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is the strategies, methods and tools used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes

Systems Integration
Enterprise Architecture

Ironman 2017! 


I hit a long ball however my short game needs a little work