Our Team
About Us

Our Team

Danie Blom Danie Blom

Danie Blom

Managing Director

Born in South Africa, Danie has a Masters of Engineering and started his Telecommunications career in 1983. Danie emigrated to Australia in 2001, launched accesstel and has spent the last 18 years developing his extensive business network. He believes adding value to customers is the key to success. When he’s not the Managing Director of accesstel, he’s cycling, traveling, enjoying a glass of wine, designing houses or involved in community work.
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Renier de Klerk Renier de Klerk

Renier de Klerk

General Manager

Engineer, leader, customer champion. Renier has been with accesstel for seven years, and loves nothing more than to work with his team to deliver outstanding results to accesstel's customers. Renier is deeply passionate about people: his family, his team and his community. When he's not learning and finding solutions to complex problems, Renier is out riding his mountain bike and holding on for dear life. Renier was born in South Africa, and graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering (First Class) from the University of Pretoria.
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Johan Geldenhuys Johan Geldenhuys

Johan Geldenhuys

Technical Director

Johan was accesstel's second employee and has worked in a variety of roles here for 12 years. Armed with a degree in Computer Architecture and Administration at CTU College in South Africa, Johan made the move to Australia for the opportunity to work with some interesting technology that solves operational challenges. There's no doubt that finding ways to solve business problems that add real value to our customers is Johan's favourite aspect of the job. When he's at home he's building his own IoT sensors and systems for home automation, motorcycling or woodworking.
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Geoff Schomburgk Geoff Schomburgk

Geoff Schomburgk

Head of Strategy & Business Development

With over 25 years’ experience in professional services and strategy consulting, Geoff has a passion for innovation which currently includes applying Internet of Things (IoT) to solve real business problems. Geoff has a Bachelor of Engineering and MBA and is also a Non-Executive Director and business mentor to several Not For Profit (NFP) organisations. When not working, you’ll find Geoff riding his bike or drinking a glass of red wine.
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Rick Oatley Rick Oatley

Rick Oatley

Key Account Manager

With formal Engineering qualifications that include a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons), Rick’s career spans Manufacturing, Government and more than 30 years in Telecommunications. His roles have included leadership positions in Manufacturing, Industrial Design, Line management, Operations, Business Development and Sales. When he’s not working with customers on their business challenges, Rick enjoys sustainable farming, family, and spending time in the bush.
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Daniel Muller Daniel Muller

Daniel Muller

Program Manager

The newest member of the accesstel family, Daniel is a qualified A-Grade electrician. His technical and on-site knowledge is a valuable asset to his role as Program Manager. He enjoys tinkering with technology and learning about the latest advancements. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his boys, playing video games and riding his motorbike.
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Andrew Dent Andrew Dent

Andrew Dent

Senior Systems Engineer

Andrew was accesstel's fourth employee and he’s been here for over eight years! He’s passionate about the growing industry and thrives on working autonomously when working on technical customer support and system upgrades that deliver real business value. When he’s not socialising with the team you can find Andrew spending time with his kids, riding his bike or watching any type of sport.
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Winnie Thong Winnie Thong

Winnie Thong

Financial & Event Manager

Winnie graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Business in Retail Management and Marketing. She's been a part of the accesstel team for nearly eight years, managing the company's financial division and marketing efforts. She enjoys organising accesstel's events and being able to meet customers. During her spare time she loves to travel and cook with loved ones.
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Deven Kruger Deven Kruger

Deven Kruger

Systems Engineer

After getting his Bachelor of Information Technology (Systems Administration) from RMIT, the opportunity to work with some of APAC's biggest telecommunication companies on a multitude of technologies made working with accesstel the easy career choice. Deven has been with us for almost seven years so we must be doing something right! The excellent work/life balance means he's also able to enjoy the work environment while mountain biking, playing guitar and travelling in his spare time.
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Nez Palay Nez Palay

Nez Palay

Content Specialist & Logistics Coordinator

Nez has a degree in Public Relations and has been with accesstel for two years. She loves that we’re a family friendly business. It means she can work flexible hours and spend more time with her two boys, playing video games and doing puzzles. At accesstel she’s in charge of organising the office and making sure our customer’s orders go out when we say they will. She’s recently taken on marketing responsibility and you can read her work on our blog. When she’s not with her kids you can find her reading, walking and writing.
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Steven Schmoll Steven Schmoll

Steven Schmoll

Systems Engineer

Steven has a Masters of Information Technology (Software Development) from Swinburne University, which has equipped him to handle the interesting projects we throw his way. When he's not creating integrations with new devices or dashboards, you can find him gaming, model making and working on woodwork projects.
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Daniel Blom Daniel Blom

Daniel Blom

Support Engineer

Daniel studied science and mechatronics at Monash University, he joined accesstel over a year ago to gain experience and knowledge in testing hardware and assisting other engineers with their work. He loves that the experience he's gaining can be applied in real life use cases. When he's not making our engineers lives easier he's experimenting with 3D printers and using game engines to simulate mechatronic systems.

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