Meet your EPIQ team

Team Advantum embodies a culture of creativity and innovation. These guys live to disrupt, create, advance.

Andrea McGibbon

Andrea is skilled in a wide range of disciplines. She joined Team Advantum as Chief Operating Officer in 2014 with the charge to realign the Company with its goals of customer centricity, agility in the face of an increasingly dynamic market and innovativeness which would bring greater levels of efficiency, enabled by technology, to a growing local and regional client base.

A transformational leader who specialises in strategy development and business process engineering, Andrea began her professional life in the insurance industry where she served nine years in Accounting and Finance roles. She transitioned to the shipping industry in 2008 – ready to take on a whole new world – starting as Financial Controller at the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) before being promoted to Group Chief Financial Officer and later Deputy CEO.

Andrea balances the vantage points of business industry executive and IT solutions provider to the benefit of the Advantum network. She brings together the languages of commerce and IT, as if one-and- the-same, through demystifying business objectives for internal teams and for customers, translating complex technology platforms to solutions that bring competitive advantage.

She completed the prestigious Programme on Negotiation and Leadership at the Harvard Law School in 2015 and is the holder of CPA designation (State of Georgia, 2001) along with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting with Economics from the University of the West Indies (UWI). She studied Port Management at the Antwerp Port Training Centre (APEC), Belgium, in 2012, and Project Management at the University of New Orleans, USA, in 2004. She is a team-builder extraordinaire and an uncompromising lover of nature and excellence.

Annmarie Curtis

Annmarie Curtis, an IT and Marketing professional, is the Manager of Client Services at Advantum. Prior to joining Team Advantum in 2008, she spent 10 years in Sales and Marketing at Digital Transtec and a combined 10 years at Centennial Digital Jamaica and Datamac, which gave her a strong grounding in IT.

As Advantum’s Client Services Manager, Annmarie ensures that all customers, both external and internal, receive excellent service in a timely, efficient and helpful manager. A stickler for details, she also has responsibility for ensuring that employees follow established policies and practices. Annmarie is a nature lover, runner, Rotarian and Mom.

Albert Beckford

Football fan, father of two and classical music aficionado. Albert is Advantum’s Research and Business Development Specialist, operating at the nexus of creativity and intellectual curiosity to bring value to our customers.

He joined team Advantum over ten years ago as a financial systems analyst after several years honing his skills in research, organisational development and internal auditing at Cable and Wireless and the University of Technology Jamaica. At Advantum, Albert plays a vital role in product development and strategy. The original go-to guy, he lives by the motto ‘there’s always a better way’.

Simeon Lyons

Problem solver, lover of family, sports and farming, Simeon is an avid reader with a passion for knowledge. He currently oversees all software development and network infrastructure projects at Advantum and is integral to the company’s project selection process, policy development and research & development.

His vast experience in Information Technology, Project Management and Banking operations was garnered over 15 years in the finance sector including tenures at Scotiabank and the Sugar Industry Research Institute. Simeon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Electronics, a MSc. in Computer-based Management Information Systems and is an internationally certified Project Manager with the Project Management Institute (PMI).

These are augmented by his ability lead cross-functional, geographically and culturally diverse teams, whilst building and sustaining strong business relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Tedlar McKennis

Tedlar McKennis is a detail-oriented Manager with technical, analytical and problem-solving skills aimed at improving team and organizational performance. He manages Advantum’s Network Operating Centre (NOC) and leads an incredible team of techies, comprising of engineers and help-desk technicians.

Integral to keeping our clients connected and secured, he shoulders the responsibilities of disaster recovery planning, backup and data replication, server management, network security and systems deployment. Before joining our team in 2012, Tedlar worked with the University of the West Indies Mona, Digicel and West Indies Alumina Company. He loves football, dominoes and trying new things. He believes he is the life of the party, the verdict however, is still out on that.

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