Aust & NZ

Meet our Executives

Pentana Solutions is led by a dedicated team of senior executives that drive the company daily to deliver on our promise and vision for the industry. Their combined expertise, experience and passion propel the company forward in its determination to transform the industry, today and the next.

Steve Kloss - CEO

Steve Kloss started at Pentana Solutions in 1990 in the Customer Support Centre and has since had various roles including Territory Manager, State Sales Manager and Marketing Director before being appointed to the position of CEO in 2002. Steve’s passion for the automotive industry, the company and its customers drives his vision for global innovation, customer service and industry changing invention.

Nev Blackley - Chief Operating Officer

Nev has been with Pentana Solutions since 1998 and has been in various roles including Installations, Consulting, Project Manager, and managing our Enterprise Solutions and Quality Assurance Business Units. Originally an apprentice mechanic, Nev has worked in the automotive industry since 1981 in various operational & management roles within the parts and service departments of a dealership.

Stefan Grammenos - CFO, Executive of Facilities, Joint Company Secretary

Stefan has been with Pentana Solutions since 2006 and is responsible globally for the Financial Accountability Pillar of our business which includes Finance, Credit Control, Billing, Sales Order Management, Purchasing & Building Facilities, Accounts Payable, Analytics and Reporting, Delivery Management, Business Management Group and Company Secretarial teams.

Stefan has been part of the global expansion of the business, partaking in M&A activity globally and has played a key role in strategically integrating these acquisitions into the business operationally, financially and culturally.

Stefan is currently a FCPA MBA with over 15 years management experience, having previously worked for a top 250 firm among other various senior financial positions throughout his career, also holding the Executive of HR role for 9 years in the business.

Morrie Camporeale - Chief Information Officer

Morrie is at the helm of development, or as the business calls it – Innovations. With many years experience in the automotive retail space, as well as the requirements of distribution or manufacturing operations, he is well aware of the very connected and global nature of today’s market. His goal is to deliver a mix of best of breed solutions to retailers, distributors and OEM’s in ways that drive efficiency from the core of their business.

Stan Koulousias - Executive

Stan is responsible for the growth of Global Enterprise which includes the Retail team, MDS/Distribution (including PareX & PareXPlus) as well as OEM Engagements. The Global Enterprise Retail Unit has a very clear objective, which is to lift their current revenue to 1 million a month by the end of the 2016-2017 financial year. This goal is in addition to the 24.4 million contributed by the non-retail elements of his sales portfolio.

Rick Pinto - Executive

Rick joined Pentana Solution in 2000 and is currently responsible for the management of all Retail DMS customers. Rick’s rich experience in the automotive industry both domestically and abroad gives him understand all faces of a retail dealership. In addition, Rick’s technical background in I.T. Services and Solutions ensures that he is able to provide technical solutions to business challenges that exist in automotive.

Rick’s belief that good customer service is key to long lasting relationships, makes him the perfect candidate to lead our retail sales team across the globe.

Richard Kerr - Executive

Richard has been with Pentana Solutions for over 10 years and is responsible for Global DMS New Business, the Integrated Partner Program, as well as Transactional Products globally. In his time with Pentana, Richard has spent significant time in all markets that Pentana Solutions operates in - including two and a half years based in the Pentana Solutions United Kingdom office. Prior to Pentana Solutions, Richard gained a wealth of sales, sales management and general management expertise from the I.T &T, outsourcing and manufacturing sectors.

Andre Roza - Executive - Cloud and Infrastructure

Andre joined Pentana Solutions in 2013 to lead the Global Infrastructure team and was acknowledged as Rookie of the year in 2014. In 2018, Andre joined the Executive leadership team and was charged with exploring and developing new growth opportunities across technology along with managing Pentana’s Global Infrastructure and Cloud environments. Andre’s portfolio was expanded in 2021 to include Customer Services.

Tammy Kokkinos - Executive - People and Culture

Tammy has been with Pentana Solutions since 2009 when she began her career as a Global Payroll Administrator. In 2011, Tammy identified the need for a dedicated Human Resources department which was separate from the payroll function. Upon completion of her studies in Human Resources and Management, she implemented the Human Resources department at Pentana Solutions with the support of the business. As a result of her hard work and dedication, Tammy took on the role of Executive of People and Culture. In addition to Human Resources, the Executive role also encompasses Learning and Development, Internal Communications and Events.

Josef Bortignon - Executive - Global Delivery

Josef joined Pentana Solutions in 2013 as the Customer Services Manager for Australia and New Zealand and was awarded the Customer Service Satisfaction award in 2014. Josef’s role quickly expanded, taking on additional regions to eventually lead customer services globally in a General Manager capacity, to drive consistency and visibility through the implementation of global disciplines, processes and infrastructure. Josef’s impact was acknowledged receiving the Management Leadership award in 2016 and in 2018 he took on the role of General Manager - Delivery. In 2019 Josef was appointed Executive of Delivery, including Installations, PMO and Data Services. In 2021 Josef’s portfolio expanded to include CRM, CRM Contract Centre, Business Intelligence and Consulting Services.