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Join date: Nov 6, 2020
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I am a British and Australian citizen who has been living in the UK (London) since 2013. Born and raised in Sydney Australia I now consider London as my home.


I am a Finance / Information Technology professional who has worked in large banking organisations, medium size media companies as well as small business.


After contracting for 5 years to a large British bank (working as part of Technology Currency Major Risk Projects and Change) from Dec 2013 to Dec 2018, after arriving in London, I decided to take a year off travelling in 2019 during which I both recharged/reflected and considered next steps.


During early 2020 I seeded, and then co-founded GK | Oracle EPM Cloud Consulting (gkepm.com), trading under the company name Graham Kirton Limited, which is a specialist laser focused Oracle Enterprise Performance Management organisation providing cloud based finance solutions to large corporates, local authorities and charities.


During July 2021 I began the process to develop and then subsequently form RISESI Limited - RiseSI.com, registered at International House, 36-38 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3NG. RiseSI - Leading Oracle Systems Integrators is dedicated to ensuring the provision of leading Oracle application and database consulting and personnel services.


I have a background in the start up and development of companies (both in the UK, and development of my father's SMB in Australia), project management, risk, change and commercial analysis and have focused primarily on Oracle, IBM and Thermeon technologies.


During 2021 I decided that moving forward I would work with true leaders, talent and candidates who meet a certain ethos - people who are most importantly invested, ethical, responsible, skilful, team orientated and possess humility, and that these qualities would drive a core philosophy at RISE.S.I that “Our People Are Our Success”. You can learn more about this philosophy at ourpeopleareoursuccess.com.


Our Oracle specialists have and will underpin the continued development at RiseSI as partners, directors and dedicated experts, driving a united company forward following a hybrid firm / productised consultancy model, operating in a uniquely propelled way.


I am joining this organisation to meet people to both network with from a business perspective (I'm happy to make time and chat to anyone regarding business ideas or matters), but also to simply meet fellow Australians and Brits with Australian ties with whom I can speak with and share UK and Australian experiences.


I have a keen interest in technology, management theory and development of positive organisational cultures, economic empowerment as well as sailing and cycling.


Thank you for taking the time to read,

Drew





Drew Kirton
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