Francis McDowell

Managing Director

I am a sales and marketing professional and a problem solver who received his degree in business studies from Keele University in the UK. I earned my sales stripes in the big blue chip organisations, IBM, Wang, Rank Xerox and Marconi, developing and managing sales across financial, retail, publishing and telecoms industries and performing various sales and marketing roles until exiting the UK for a sunnier climate in Australia. I am well known for bringing a creative approach to technical challenges and thinking strategically about how clients can take advantage of new market opportunities. I have been in the Australian ICT market for 10 years and have been involved in large business transformation projects applying technology to solve the business challenges of revenue growth, cost optimisation and process efficiency. I have pioneered new techniques in analytics that speed up access to critical business data and empower clients to make better business decisions.

I founded Innovative Thinking (IT) because I saw the need for a business focused approach to solving IT problems. My personal belief is that our success relies on keeping this the foundation of all our engagements with our customers.



Frank Bevacqua

Director, Program Delivery

I am a delivery director with qualifications in Electronics and Leadership Management from RMIT and Six Sigma and PMP accreditations. I have over twenty years experience producing outcomes that drive business performance. My clients in the past have included Telstra, Coles, Transurban, Sprint and NextGen Group. During the transformation of Telstra, I contributed to the implementation of the architectural strategy and the  integration into the  network. My business experience is across a range of markets including telecommunications, retail supply chain, health and transport where I have led global projects in Europe, America and Asia, placing a strong emphasis on understanding and delivering IT systems that drive better business performance. As a co founder of Innovative Thinking (IT) I bring a special expertise in managing the costs of complex projects and passing those benefits back to our clients.