Agilyx Leadership

John Catarinich

John Catarinich is a founding director of Agilyx and Chief Executive Officer

As a seasoned finance, legal and strategy professional with a passion for transforming organisations using technology and human capital to drive change and improvement, John founded the firm.

John created Agresso Australia (now Agilyx) believing that Australian organisations needed greater choices in dynamic business solutions which enable customers to address change quickly, efficiently and cost effectively while building value and delivering real improvements in performance. Effectively serving a market sector we call “Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC)™”.

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Starting his career in Chartered Accounting, John has since worked in senior finance, legal and strategic advisory roles for several leading blue-chip companies in Australia, United Kingdom and Asia prior to founding his own firm specialising in strategy and enterprise performance improvement.

Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, John has practiced in corporate, commercial, risk management and insurance law prior to starting the firm.

John is a qualified accountant holding Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Degrees from the University of Technology, Sydney and Masters of Taxation Law from the University of Sydney, as well as Post Graduate qualifications in Strategic Change Management. John is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia and the Law Society in NSW.

As a keen believer in empowering individuals and as part of his responsibility to the community, John undertakes pro bono work for the Redfern Legal Centre and serves kids in need through his role as National Deputy Chairman of a Australia’s leading Children’s Charity – Variety, the Children’s Charity.


Chris Develin

Chris Develin is a founding director of Agilyx and Chief Solution Architect

Chris’ mastery of Unit4 Business World is matched only by his dedication to ensuring that customer organisations can leverage the greatest benefit from the implementation of Business World. Chris achieves this through innovation in solution design and by challenging organisational `sacred cows` as part of our implementation approach.

Working with Unit4 Business World for more than 15 years, Chris represents our resident `solution expert` and has a comprehensive knowledge of Business World’s underpinning easy-change Architecture.

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Chris has managed complex implementations in Europe, North America and Australia. His product knowledge, insights and industry knowledge have also seen him working closely with Business Worlds R&D labs in Norway on a range of business specific development and functionality. As a qualified Accountant, Chris has experience working in a variety of complex businesses across a range of industries in both Australia, Canada and United Kingdom.

After returning to Australia more than a decade ago, Chris has also undertaken numerous business consulting projects with clients across a wide range of sectors using his innovative approach in business analysis and delivered many innovative client solutions, leveraging the power and flexibility of Business World.


Tim Bird

Managing Director – New Zealand

As General Manager, Tim leads the Agilyx New Zealand team. He has broad industry experience and a passion for delivering change and improvement through an outcome focused management style.

Tim is a highly experienced business solutions consultant with more than 10 years Business World experience, both locally and in Europe, delivering robust business improvement transformations to complex organisations living through change.

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As a qualified and respected management accountant with a flair for business analysis, problem solving and innovative design, Tim is credited with having an extremely strong ability to turn vision and requirements into practical deliverable solutions.

As a seasoned consultant Tim is very well versed in helping others articulate their thoughts and needs through the ability to listen, reflect, ask questions and check understanding so as to fully comprehend the issues and situation. Tim has extensive experience providing solutions for organisations in the government, education, health, not-for-profit and commercial service sectors.


Shelley Zapp

President of North America Operations

Shelley Zapp launched the Agilyx expansion in North America at the start of 2016 as President of North American Operations.

Shelley most recently was the CEO of Unit4 North America, selling and implementing agile ERP solutions. During her tenure as CEO, Shelley led her team through significant growth, growing the team and customer base to a point where the company had sextupled in size.

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With more than 25 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry, her career has covered all aspects of software delivery, from the early years when she was a software developer and designer to the second half of her career where she has held responsibilities as Director of Development, VP operations and CEO.


Tim Buric

Chief Technology Officer

Tim Buric has been involved with Agilyx for more than 5 years and manages our Customer Support and Technical Services Team in Sydney.

With more than 20 years experience in Technology delivery environments, Tim has held both operational and management  roles ranging from Implementation Consulting, Training and Support Management.

His experience as both recipient and provider of support services provides him with a unique perspective which helps to differentiate the support services offered by Agilyx.

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As a manager of service delivery and with the support of his team, Tim is the customer’s champion for Unit4 Business World, ensuring that customer support issues and inquiries are resolved in an efficient and timely way – with a personal dimension.

“Walking in the shoes of my customers, I have always been amazed at the sometimes robotic response of support services provided by some large vendors. Knowing the value a personal approach delivers, I encourage my team to think outside the box when solving problems and involve the customer.”

Working closely with the Business Worlds R&D Team on technical matters, Tim is passionate about broadening and improving our service offering and ultimately developing deep and enduring relationship with our Customers and their own teams working with Agilyx.


Sean Jones

Director of Sales 

Sean has held a number of different sales positions over the years, having recently joined Agilyx to head up the Sales team.

After studying business and management in Sydney, he worked in CRM sales, delivering and understanding complex software solutions for clients in a number of different industries. Sean brings a fresh new approach to our Sales team with his great technical knowledge & experience.

Graeme Thomson

Director of Professional Services

Graeme has a strong background in professional services and consulting organisations having started his career in chartered accountancy. He has worked in both senior technical and management roles, and has over 17 years’ experience working with Unit4 Business World.

Graeme has built up an enviable reputation as a Unit4 Finance Systems specialist with a broad functional and technical skill set. Originally from the UK, Graeme has worked all over the world and with his background, billing and project costings are his specialities.

Pedro Monteiro

Customer Service Manager

Pedro has worked for Agilyx since 2014 and manages our customer support and developer team at Agilyx Australia. With more than 6 years’ Unit4 Business World experience, both locally and in Europe, Pedro has held a range of positions such as Technical Consultant, Implementation Consultant and Support Management.

His experience has given him a comprehensive perspective as both a recipient and provider of support services. Working closely with the Unit4 Business World R&D Team, Pedro is passionate about broadening and improving our service offering and ultimately developing great relationships with Agilyx customers.



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