PowerHouse helps businesses, government and institutions with technical solutions, people development, business processes optimization and learning. Our consultants have an average of 12 years in experience delivering successful engagements.

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People

Powerhouse believes in a people centric approach in the application of both technology and business process optimization. A successful technology implementation or enhanced business process can have an adverse impact on morale and productivity if change is not prioritized, planned and executed from inception.

To support this model, we work with your internal change or OD department to ensure that change is planned and orchestrated. Where such resources are not available, we have behavioral psychologists and organizational development professionals to support the change effort especially those affecting the entire organization.

What We Do

Learning

  • Technology classes (Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco)
  • Consultative skills development
  • Experiential learning and workshops

Organizational Development

We apply the use of behavioral science knowledge in the delivery, development, optimization of processes and strategies leading to organizational effectiveness. For example: We have facilitated interventions in organizations leading to effective collaboration between IT and areas such as HR, Marketing, Finance and Legal.

Coaching and mentoring

  • We work with Leadership (Managers and Directors) to provide coaching in self-awareness and the effective use of self.
  • Our Technical Leads provide mentorship during and after the implementation of solutions.
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Business Process Optimization

Our business process optimization consulting services uses best practice business frameworks and process digitalization to support our clients in implementing highly effective processes. Powerhouse helps your business update your operational strategy, simplify specific activities or implement end-to-end management processes. Using Lean management principles, we can eliminate inefficiencies and optimize processes.

We also help our clients establish mechanisms for monitoring and controlling process performance. Process controls enable our clients to determine deviations in delivering the expected service levels and applying countermeasures to continuously improve the service provided. Benefits include:

  • Enhancing information requests and transactional agility
  • Streamlining your administrative or inter-departmental processes
  • Facilitating business processes for faster response time
  • Increased productivity

Technology

PowerHouse brings its diverse technology and industry experience to every engagement. Our solutions are holistic. We offer consultation on roadmaps, applications, development, system integration, storage, cloud computing, and mobile technologies that may influence your knowledge sharing strategy.

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PowerHouse solution framework

Services

Development

  • SharePoint Solutions
  • Automated Systems Testing
  • Company Portals
  • REST APIs
  • Project Management

Systems Architecture

  • Systems Integration
  • SharePoint Migrations
  • Hybrid Cloud Solutions
  • Internal Infrastructure
  • Records & Information Taxonomy

Operations & Maintenance

  • Web Applications
  • SharePoint
  • Internal Infrastructure
  • 24x7 Support
  • Help Desk

Our Team

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Kuda Nhiwatiwa

Managing Partner

Kuda Nhiwatiwa is renowned for his implementation of knowledge and information management solutions (MCITP, MCDBA, MCSE, Security+, CIW CI, A+). By utilizing technology as a business enabler, Kuda thrives in customer-centric business environments. He specializes in melding people, process and technology to provide holistic solutions and interventions for clients. He also has experience in organizational and systems development in a global and multicultural context. In his role as Managing Partner, Kuda brings his expert consulting, organizational development and learning experience to clients leading to increased value and sustainable change.

Microsoft has acknowledged Kuda’s knowledge and experience by selecting him as an Ambassador to represent Microsoft in events. In addition, Kuda has written courses and worked as a Subject Matter Expert at events such as TechMentor. He has also trained Microsoft Partners and Enterprise Clients nationally and made conference presentations in key verticals.

As founder and Managing Partner for PowerHouse Enterprises, LLC for over 15 years, Kuda has provided services to clients globally in various industries including healthcare, education, oil and gas, insurance, banking, manufacturing, legal, and both federal and state government. When not working, Kuda enjoys traveling globally. Most recently he visited Turkey, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Singapore, Burundi, Japan, Kenya, and Spain. Kuda enjoys playing sports and is an avid sports fan that enjoys watching American football, soccer, basketball and tennis.

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Andrew McInally

Project Leader

Andrew McInally entered the IT industry with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education forming the foundation to a further 15 years industry experience. Over this time Andrew has developed a range of technical, business and communication skills through various leadership and management roles. With strong communication, business and technical skills, Andrew continues to provide a high level of technical skill in addition to providing leadership and support. Andrew has continued to formalise these skills with the completion of a Masters of Information Systems Security, various Microsoft certifications including Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (2008) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer – Security, VMWare Certified Professional (VCP 5.0) and PRINCE2 Foundation Certifications.

Andrew has led the Technical and Project Management teams in a number of IT consultancy businesses, most recently being a team of 22 in a Queensland-based business supporting over 1500 users locally and internationally. Recognising the opportunity of cloud-based and collaborative systems, Andrew's business was the first in the region to successfully deploy Microsoft/Telstra's cloud-based BPOS (Office 365) offering. Since that time Andrew and his teams have assisted over 3,000 users in both corporate and educational fields to leverage internal knowledge and systems through comprehensive implementations of Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint. Andrew continues to recognise the benefits of new technology, and assists businesses to realise their potential through optimised, integrated business systems, both on premise and online.

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Corey McGeachie

Senior Developer

Corey has 8 years experience in the IT Industry and 4 years experience with developing SharePoint solutions. He is an expert in designing and implementing business forms, workflows, portals and code based solutions. He also develops and provides customised hands-on training.

Corey is a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified IT Professional and has successfully completed the CTT+ Train the Trainer course.

Corey has delivered many successful projects with companies such as National Energy Board, Alliance Pipeline, AtlasGas and ETS.

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Galia Rosenberg

Behavioural Psychologist & OD Consultant

Galia Cohen Rosenberg, MA in psychology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She is a psychological expert-instructor, engaged in interpersonal behavioral psychology in organizations for over 20 years.

Today she guides, develops training programs, courses and lectures for managers and organizational consultants in a number of Academic Institutions in Israel. In the past she was a military organizational development consultant since 1996 until the end of service in 2012, specializing in advising to a wide range of professional organizations, such as technological institutions, medical organizations, Prosecutor's Office, Human Resources, Education and Finance.

Her last position was a senior role at the IDF center for Leadership Development where she coauthored the concept of leadership development in the IDF. Galia has broad and rich professional training both local and from international study programs. Her unique method, integrates tools from traditional and up to date psychological approaches, to a wide range of useful skills proven to be critical to managerial success and organizational effectiveness.

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Ankit Shah

Senior Developer

Ankit is a SharePoint Architect, Administrator, Analyst, Lead Developer with 13+ years of experience with Microsoft SharePoint and its related technology. He is a results-driven and solutions-oriented solution specialist with the proven ability to work in large organization with various domains such as HealthCare, Non-Profit and Education. He has built a development team with strategic thinking and implementing SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013 on-Premises & Online, Office 365 in large organization across multiple domains. Ankit is also a Migration Specialist. He has upgraded SharePoint from SP2003 to 2007 and 2010 to 2013 on-premises to SharePoint online, including a few farms upgraded by skipping next version to latest available version. He pocesses over eight years of experience building code projects and apps including multi-tier solutions using ASP.Net, VB.Net, C#, JavaScript, JQuery, JSON and Angular JS.

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Eric Robinson

Solutions Engineer

Eric has been with PowerHouse since 2011. Working in SharePoint Administration, he has monitored and managed the internet/ intranet environment. Eric has planned for, installed and deployed the collaborative platform many times. He has configured business servers and databases. He implements best practices during the backup and restore processes. Eric troubleshoots errors and deploys user solutions for your company’s system needs. He has participated in Disaster Recovery exercises.

When not working, Eric loves spending time with his wife and three sons. He enjoys the arts, sports and travel. Driven by a strong sense of community, he is an avid supporter of various local non-profit programs. Eric looks forward to assisting the needs of your organization.

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Avani Shah

Solutions Engineer

Avani is a SharePoint Developer, Administrator and Migration specialist with over 9 years of experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 and its related technologies. She has spent the last 5 years working on the latest version of the SharePoint platform doing Farm setup, SharePoint Installation & Configuration, Managing Security and implement Governance process over SharePoint Intranet project.

As a Migration Specialist she has upgraded SharePoint versions 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 on-premises to SharePoint online, including few farms upgraded by skipping next version to latest available version. Experience with single Sign-on implementer using OKTA on large organization involved 20+ server include in one farm. Successfully implemented Branch Caching at large, multination organization in Health Manufacturing domain.

Working as a Content specialist she has suggested and implemented various feature and functionality including, web parts, designing master page and page templates, Implemented Custom web part with client-side-script like JQuery and JavaScript.

About Us

Powerhouse Enterprises, LLC was founded June, 2001. Our over-arching values revolve around integrity and excellence. We are a boutique consulting firm that uses a people-centric approach in delivering services and solutions that add value and effectiveness. Our roots are in technology. We focus on development, collaboration, data warehousing, business intelligence, cloud services, systems integration and knowledge sharing platforms. Over the years, we have worked in many verticals including Education, Oil and Gas, Finance, Legal, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Technology, Logistics, Federal and local government.

PowerHouse has the deep industry expertise and a portfolio of interrelated consulting, business process, learning, application, and infrastructure services, necessary to create innovative solutions that achieve and sustain measurable results. What differentiates us from most technology companies is our approach which focusses on people, partnering and sustainability.

Success Stories

  • Internal portal for leading Educational Organization. Solution included implementing a content management solution and building a front-end web application using SharePoint 2013
  • New SharePoint Farm Implementation and SQL Clustering for publicly traded Oil and Gas client in Canada
  • Complex Business workflow solution supporting critical review process for Legal department of major US non-profit
  • Facilitated cross divisional team that led to trust and improved collaboration between divisions in a global organization
  • Built automated testing software to validate production systems and reduce QC time
  • Developed consulting skills for internal staff responsible for change and communication in an organization
  • Built rule based peer recognition system to reward employees that have gone above and beyond for an HR department
  • Upgraded a multi-terabyte SharePoint 2010 farm. Migrated content and created hybrid environment using Office 365 with ADFS enabled.
  • Provided tier-3 support and 24x7 helpdesk for SharePoint environment used by a global organization