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Chett Carmichael

Principle Consultant - Business Development


I built a telescope when I was 7. Not because I liked tinkering, but because I needed to see the stars and my parents didn't have the budget for a real telescope. Curiosity, determination, and a refusal to be intimidated by big challenges have always described my approach to life. Today I enjoy applying these characteristics to the challenges that businesses face.

I am extremely curious, highly motivated and dedicated to the success of every task I take on. Recently I have learnt to grow and nurture my leadership skills. Thinking creatively to resolve problems is no longer the exception but the norm for me . Being a social creature with excellent interpersonal skills, I work best in a team, however, I maintain the discipline to work on my own when required.

Overall, I am an ambitious individual who is constantly pursuing success, be it professional or personal. My entrepreneurial drive and sense of humor is what keeps me going.

A passionate problem solver who finds fulfillment in serving others 

Work experience

Key Accounts manager

MAY 2019present

May 2019, Ovations appointed a new Sales Executive. As part of a revised sales strategy, I agreed to transition to an account management role with the sole focus of managing the Ovations key accounts. Combined, these accounts represented more than half of the company's revenue. This role allows me to leverage my relationship management competencies, which I thoroughly enjoy. Some of my activities include opportunity identification and management , stakeholder management, account billing  and operations, and maintaining brand awareness in the accounts. 

Highlight: Building relationships with key stakeholders in the banking and telecommunications sectors.  

SAles and marketing lead

Jan 2017may 2019

In early 2017 , amidst trying economic circumstances for the business, I stepped up to new challenges at Ovations. In addition to sales activities, I jumped at the opportunity to immerse myself in strategic marketing activities in an effort to maintain and drive up net new revenue. Some of my tasks included sales operations such as pipeline and activity management and marketing  strategy and execution through a combination of digital, print, and key events.  


  • Promotion to Principle consultant level ( Nov 2018)
  • Implementation of an integrated sales and marketing CRM platform. 
  • 'Digital Transformation Made Human' re-branding (through this work, I was asked to present at well-known presentation training company, Missing Link's 'Smart Mofo' event).

Business Development Consultant

Ovations Group
Apr 2013dec 2016

As a business development consultant my focus was 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 was 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.


The ability to help organisations to solve issues, create value, maximize growth and improve business performance.Using business skills to provide objective advice and expertise, and help an organisation to develop any specialist skills that it may be lacking.

Business Process Management

Business process management  is a discipline involving any combination of modeling, automation, execution, control, measurement and optimization of business activity flows, in support of enterprise goals, spanning systems, employees, customers and partners within and beyond the enterprise boundaries.

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

the process of linking together different computing systems and software applications physically or functionally, to act as a coordinated whole.

Enterprise Architecture

Well defined practice for conducting enterprise  analysis, design, planning, and implementation, using a comprehensive approach at all times,


5 x Ironman 70.3 


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