About Parashift

Parashift was established in 2013 with the mission to ‘make life simple’. While our head office is in Adelaide, our attention is national with offices and a client base in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

Since our inception, Alfresco has been at the core of what we do, providing innovative open source solutions to Federal and State Governments and medium to large businesses.

Our name is derived from ‘Paradigm Shift’, defined as a fundamental change in approach. We believe in:

  1. Open source software as the way of the future.
  2. Using a modular ‘best of breed’ approach to software, through open standards
  3. Collaborative Agile-based projects, where the client is at the centre of everything we do

Parashift is a Premier partner of Alfresco in Australia and New Zealand, partner of Red Hat and a Platinum partner of Ephesoft and ArkCase.


Make Life Better


Client Centric

You are at the centre of everything we do.


We seek beauty in design and function.


We appreciate the world is a melting pot of ideas, cultures and backgrounds.


We love what we do.

Executive Team

Kieren Fitzpatrick
Managing Director

Kieren is one of the three co-founders who has has led Parashift from our inception. His responsibilities as managing director include strategy and finance, while also leading the sales & marketing division.

He began his career in finance and then moved into the technology industry, initially in sales, and then into various management positions.


  • Associate Diploma of Insurance
  • Certificate IV Finance
  • Associate Institute of Company Directors

Henri Guillaume
Client Director

As one of the co-founders, Henri is charged with managing the needs of our clients to the highest level that is befitting of a client-centric company. In addition, he is also responsible for the general administration of the company.

Henri has worked in most corners of the planet for many organisations that are household names.


  • BSc Hons in Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey
  • MSc in Computing Science, Imperial College of Science and Technology
  • PRINCE2, ITIL v3, and Cameron & Green certified

Peter Lesty
Technical Director

As a co-founder, Peter sets the technical direction of Parashift. His responsibilities primarily target technology strategy and client solution design, and he runs Parashift’s engineering team.

Peter started his career at a major ISP, and rapidly moved through the ranks before becoming Parashift’s technical guru-in-chief.


  • Alfresco Certified Engineer
  • Ephesoft Certified Engineer


We believe in…


On premise, cloud or both. You choose what’s best, and not the vendor.

Open Source & Open Standards

Believe in your code, then show us, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Sunlight needs to touch everything easily through open standards, so no proprietary darkness please.


How do you make the best decisions if you don’t know what you don’t know? Agile provides development as you go.  You set the pace and direction and at the end of each stage, you have a production-ready system.

Cross Platform

As a result of the proliferation of manufacturers in the marketplace and the popularity of ‘Bring Your Own Device’ policies, organisations need their ECM systems to work in a Windows environment as well as they do in Mac OS or Linux.


Four walls and seven years ago, the iPhone changed everything. Actually it’s a little longer. Anyway, you get the gist.

Dog Fooding

What we recommend to our clients, we use ourselves. This way we can fully appreciate their quality, capabilities and limitations.