Entrepreneur, WordPress Enthusiast & Digital Marketing Strategist

Resume

Grant Derepas
Grant Derepas
WordPress Enthusiast & Entrepreneur

I run G-Force, where we provide small and medium sized businesses with creative solutions to digital marketing problems from custom website development to SEO and other online marketing forms.

Experience

2010 - Present

Founder
G-Force Web Technologies

My pride and joy is my own business that I started in 2010 out of a desire to break away from the standard 9-5 corporate job structure that is almost forced upon the average person today. Currently I’ve serviced over 75 small business clients with the majority returning with regular work. Additionally I run a number of solo projects within the business.

2013 - Present

Technical Director
Common Room

I oversee the technical aspects of Common Room; a personalised noticeboard app for university students. This involves everything from the app’s development to supporting systems and server administration

2013 - Present

Technical Support Analyst
FastHit Web Hosting

After taking a break from professional employment to finish my university degree I found myself with too much time and not enough money and decided to get another job to balance things out. My role at FastHit sees me managing the customer support wing and sourcing new technologies to better serve our customers. Day to day I can also find myself doing anything from server installs/uninstalls in the datacentre to provisioning new software for both internal and customer use.

2011 - 2012

Support Analyst
HostAway

This was a role that I had previously applied for and when the opportunity reopened I jumped at the chance to work in a datacentre and get some experience in the network/server administration area. At HostAway I did everything from basic level 1 phone/email support to physical upgrades to the datacentre including installing new hardware, optimising cooling and remapping our cross-connect network.

2011 - 2011

Sales Account Manager
Altech Computers

I took a shift into the corporate world for a brief 8 month stint in 2011. Altech are a national computer parts wholesaler and I oversaw over 200 clients in my role. My love for tech made keeping up to date with our extensive (10,000+) product list easy and allowed me to provide in-depth information to my clients.

2010 - 2011

Web Designer
IT That Works

My first professional experience as a website designer. As the business was small and mostly focused in the IT support sector I was a one man Web Division and as such handled everything from customer contact and pricing through to front and back end development and then into ongoing support.