Felix Potter

Director Software Development, Mobile Messaging at MACH

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Career summary

2009 – present

MACH

Director Software Development, Mobile Messaging

2006 – 2008

QM Technologies

Chief Information Officer

2001 – 2006

QM Technologies

IT Development Director

2000 – 2001

QM Technologies

IT Production Manager

2000 – 2000

Elderslie Services

Technology Team Supervisor

1996 – 2000

Rio Tinto Technology

Senior Systems Architect

1995 – 1996

InterWorld Communications

Partner / Founder — Operations & Support

1994 – 1996

Jarvis Software

Team Leader

1991 – 1994

Jarvis Software

Analyst / Programmer

1991 – 1992

Winthrop Technology

Sales & Support Officer

See the section Employment History for details, including selected projects and other highlights.

Employment history

MACH

Würzburg, Germany

MACH is a private company in the telecommunications industry that provides services to Mobile Network Operators and other organisations. The main services are in the areas of roaming billing, financial settlement, and technology. MACH is the largest provider of data and financial clearing solutions for wireless roaming, and more than 50% of the world’s roaming calls are processed through MACH systems.

May 2009 – present

Director Software Development, Mobile Messaging

  • Managing the Software Development group of MACH’s Mobile Messaging unit.

Relocating to Germany & travelling

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

During 2008 my wife and I relocated from Australia to Germany.

QM Technologies

Sydney, Australia

QM was a public company (ASX:QMT) that provided business process outsourcing (BPO) services in the area of customer communication management to many of Australia’s largest companies.

Aug 2006 – Apr 2008

Chief Information Officer

  • Managed the National Technology Group (NTG) containing up to 45 people distributed nationally, and with an operating budget of around $5M per year.

Jul 2001 – Jul 2006

IT Development Director

  • Managed a group of up to 20 people distributed over three locations, and with an operating budget of around $2M per year.

Dec 2000 – Jun 2001

IT Production Manager

  • Managed a team of eight developers to develop document composition applications for one of the largest insurance companies in Australia, working in an integrated manner with the client organisation.

Elderslie Services

Sydney, Australia

Elderslie Services was a private company that provided technology services to companies in the Elderslie group, as well as to external organisations. The main services were software development, application hosting, and helpdesk.

Apr 2000 – Nov 2000

Technology Team Supervisor

  • Managed a team of five people consisting of software developers, IT operations staff, and helpdesk staff, as well as various consultants.

Rio Tinto Technology

Perth, Australia

Rio Tinto Technology was a division of the Rio Tinto mining group that provided technology services to Rio Tinto business units, covering 35,000 employees globally. The services included software development and knowledge management consulting.

Dec 1996 – Apr 2000

Senior Systems Architect

  • Lead development teams of up to eight people on projects of up to 18 months.

InterWorld Communications

Perth, Australia

InterWorld was a three-person partnership with five employees, and was one of the largest Internet service providers (ISPs) in Perth at the time, as well as one of Perth’s first web and e-business development companies.

Feb 1995 – Feb 1996

Partner / Founder — Operations & Support (on leave from Jarvis Software)

  • Created a successful ISP with two business partners soon after leaving university.

Jarvis Software

Perth, Australia

Jarvis Software was a private company that developed and sold its own software products, as well as providing consulting and contract programming services.

Sep 1994 – Dec 1996

Team Leader

  • Lead development teams of up to six people on projects lasting up to six months.

Jul 1991 – Sep 1994

Analyst / Programmer (part-time while studying)

  • Designed and constructed software modules and systems, independently and as part of teams of up to five developers.

Winthrop Technology

Perth, Australia

Winthrop Technology was the on-campus computer sales and support department of The University of Western Australia.

Feb 1991 – Feb 1992

Sales & Support Officer (part-time while studying)

  • Provided sales and support for Macintosh and Windows PCs and software.

Education history

University of Western Australia

Perth, Australia

UWA is a leading Australian research university, and is ranked second in Australia for the quality of its undergraduate programs.

Jan 1991 – Jun 1995

Bachelor of Science

  • Double-major in Computer Science and Information Technology.

Hollywood Senior High School

Perth, Australia

Hollywood SHS covered year 8 (the first year after primary school) through year 12 (the final year of schooling) and prepared students to attend university.

Jan 1985 – Dec 1989

Years 8 – 12

  • Tertiary Entrance Examination (TEE).