Damian Dunphy – Professional bio.
Damian graduated from the university of Leicester (UK) in 1991 with a Batchelor of Science (Hon) in Combined Science majoring in Computer Science. He returned to the Caribbean (Barbados) and started work as an information Technology Specialist with Price Waterhouse Eastern Caribbean who had their head office in Barbados and branch offices in St. Lucia and Grenada. In 1992 Damian was promoted to the position of supervisor of his department reporting directly to the partner in charge of IT consulting. Whilst at Price Waterhouse Damian worked with internal and external clients who had a wide variety of needs including network set-up/support, hotel front office system selection/installation/support and enterprise accounting systems set-up. All of these typically included both hardware and software selection and ongoing support.
In 1993 Damian left Price Waterhouse and started his own consulting firm “Professional Software Services” which catered to the same base of client requirements he serviced in his role at Price Waterhouse. His career lead him develop a couple of large software applications for the insurance industry as well as day to day support and software maintenance for many of the multi-nationals who based their headquarters in Barbados as International Business Companies (IBCs) or as Captive Reinsurance management companies. Professional Software services continued to support select clients until Damian migrated to Australia with his wife in 2006.
Damian’s association with one of his insurance clients lead to the start-up of Sunbeach, which became the largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Barbados. Damian remained a majority shareholder in Sunbeach until it went public on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market and also on the Barbados Stock exchange. Damian maintained all technical responsibility for Sunbeach from 1997 through 2004 when he resigned his position to prepare for his move to Australia.
In 2001 Damian co-launched Cariblist.com the Caribbean real-estate equivalent of realestate.com.com.au his involvement with this company continues and he is still the main technical resource for Cariblist.
Since moving to Australia Damian has assumed full Technical responsibility for QTax’s Software Development and internal Software at all nineteen (19) of its permanent/seasonal locations. Damian developed a full online testing/enrolment and examination system for QTax’s tax training school in 2007 and also maintains and improves their CRM/Billing system. He is also redesigning their website.
Damian is in the process of building a portfolio of high quality clients who value one on one personalised service relating to their computer systems and Internet presence. Damian does not maintain any industry affiliations or binding certifications and as a consultant makes his recommendations based on merit and free of industry ties. He bases his business on reputation and quality of service delivered and 17 years of industry experience.
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