Meet Our Awesome Team

  • Richard Pederick
    Richard Pederick CEO, Senior IT Consultant

    Richard started Forerunner Computer Systems in 1997 after developing a solid understanding and passion for all things technology-related.

    Richard enjoys all aspects of IT from general IT troubleshooting and repairs, through to designing, building and installing networks and servers. He is always up-to-date with the latest advancements in technology.

    When Richard is not working, he enjoys travelling, spending time with family, and being a ‘handyman’.

  • Joseph Soliven
    Joseph Soliven IT Consultant

    Joe joined the Forerunner Team in 2012 after moving to Adelaide from the Philippines with his family. Joe brings a wealth of knowledge, extensive IT experience and charisma to the Team. Joe enjoys developing and sharing his skills, whilst providing quality customer service to clients. Joe enjoys solving challenging computer issues, and running computer training sessions that are tailored to meet client needs.

    Joe enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching movies, and fixing things around the house.

  • Jake Patterson
    Jake Patterson IT Consultant

    Jake joined Forerunner in 2013 as an IT Technician/Consultant. Jake is a pro-active and motivated member of the Forerunner Team. He has a valuable IT skill set and enjoys a challenge. Jake has a keen interest in troubleshooting general computer issues, and setting up new computers and business IT systems.

    In Jake’s spare time, he enjoys caring for animals, learning about the latest advances in technology, cars, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

  • Forerunner Tech Guy
    Forerunner Tech Guy Tech Guru

    The Forerunner Tech Guy joined the Forerunner Team in late 2012. With a real passion for technology and a thirst for knowledge, he is a valuable member of our Team.

    Our Tech Guy motivates the Team and keeps everyone on their toes. He certainly enjoys playing practical jokes around the office. He takes great care in his appearance, with perfect hairstyling and cutting edge fashion sense.

  • Kishan Jeetun
    Kishan Jeetun Lead Web Developer / Software Architect

    Kish joined Forerunner in April 2013 as our resident web design and development guru. Kish has many years of experience in the creative digital media industry, and completed a double bachelor’s degree in Computing & Information Science and Media Arts at the University of South Australia.

    In his spare time, Kish enjoys researching digital content promotion and new web development technologies, fishing along the beautiful peninsula’s of South Australia, and following the mighty V8 supercars.

  • Chenghao (Peter) Pan
    Chenghao (Peter) Pan Software Engineer / Web Developer

    Peter joined our Digital Media Team in September 2014, after graduating from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) degree. Peter has a strong interest in web development and programming technologies, especially those considered to be “cutting edge”. Peter enjoys a challenge and finding suitable solutions, and is a valuable part of the Forerunner Team.

    Peter is interested in fitness, watching and playing various sports including basketball, watching movies, and travelling.

  • Petrea Stacey
    Petrea Stacey Director / Web Project Manager

    Petrea joined the family business in 2005 while completing a Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in Multimedia) at the University of South Australia. Originally joining in an administrative and marketing role, Petrea soon added customised computer training, web design and web development to our list of services. Petrea and her team now cater for a wide range of Digital Media services.

    When Petrea is not in the office, she enjoys reading a good book, movies, travelling, and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

  • Jessica Hayden
    Jessica Hayden Administration Officer

    Jess joined the Forerunner Team in January 2017, as an Administration Assistant. With a background of digital administration and technical support for an internet service provider, Jess holds valuable knowledge within the IT industry and makes for a great fit at Forerunner.

    Jess enjoys keeping up with the newest technology when she isn’t in the office, as well as travelling, playing music and sewing in her spare time.

  • Tony Pederick OAM
    Tony Pederick OAM Chairman

    Tony supported Richard in the start up for Forerunner Computer Systems in 1997. Tony has a very long professional history with a solid background in finance. His experience ranges from Director and Management positions in large retail stores and legal firms, through to positions on board for local government, not for profit and community organisations. Tony is a self-proclaimed “finance man”.

    In his spare time, Tony enjoys reading a good book, travelling, and spoiling his three grand daughters before sending them home to their parents.