The Company

Protégé Solutions was formed over 20 years ago as the Australian representative company for National Semiconductor (now part of Texas Instruments). Subsequent to this partnership, the company was repositioned as an IT consulting company with the later addition of software applications development.

Though registered as an Australian company, the organization's principals are based in the stunning, UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Santiago de Querétaro in central México.

These days our location and yours need not even be in the same hemisphere let alone the same city for us to provide you with excellent service. And we have demonstrated this by successfully providing our services to organizations in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand as well as our country of choice, México.

Steven Cinquegrana, Principal Developer and CEO

Steve CinquegranaSince graduating from Monash University, Steve has worked as an electronics designer and firmware developer for some well-known organizations including NEC and National Semiconductor, though in recent years he has primarily consulted in the IT industry.

His primary areas of expertise lie in the not-for-profit and tertiary education sectors. His skills center on database design, administration and programming and applications development – particularly with VB.NET and ASP.NET – and focused on Blackbaud products such as The Raiser's Edge and The Financial Edge.

Nearly 15 years' experience with all aspects of The Raiser's Edge – including back-end SQL, macro development, plug-ins, etc – puts him on the upper tier of Raiser's Edge expertise.

Read more about Steve's experience on LinkedIn. You can email him at stevec@protege.com.au.

Leigh Stewart, Marketing & Communications Professional and Director

Leigh StewartLeigh is a senior communications and marketing professional with around 15 years' experience in the not-for-profit sector. She obtained her Graduate Diploma in International Human Rights Law from The University of Melbourne in 2009.

With a track record in developing multi-channel communication strategies and delivering effective direct-marketing campaigns, Leigh was responsible for significantly increasing fund-raising income while at Oxfam Australia, managing multi-million dollar income and expenditure portfolios.

You can read more about Leigh's experience on LinkedIn. And you can contact Leigh at leighs@protege.com.au.

Together ...

... we have combined experience of 30+ years in the not-for-profit and education sectors. Contact us for professional advice to help you grow your organization.


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