Wayne Small is an acknowledged expert and highly acclaimed international speaker, specialising in Small and Medium Business I.T. In recent years, he has performed training on behalf of Microsoft Australia to audiences ranging from 20 to 500. He has been a special consultant to numerous vendors like Trend Micro and StorageCraft, as well as being heavily involved in a volunteer capacity in the SMB I.T. Professional community. He wasawarded the highly coveted MVP award (Microsoft Valuable Professional) – the highest commendation offered by Microsoft to a non-Microsoft employee, for 16 years running, in recognition of his services and contribution to the I.T. Professional community. Wayne is also the author of numerous publications such as including books, and various magazine articles, and has been invited to present in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and across Asia. In 2007, CRN Australia Magazine inducted Wayne into the CRN Hall of Fame for his community efforts, joining the likes of Bill Gates and other leading IT Industry personnel.
Wayne has been involved in the IT Industry for over 30 years, starting with Computer hardware design at the age of 9 and then progressing to running his own computer repair business at the age of 12. He has held various roles over that time from Technical Support through to Account Management and Marketing Support. His focus is traditionally on the Small to Medium Business sector with some exposure to the corporate world as well.
In 1997 Wayne started Sydney based SMB IT Consulting Company called Correct Solutions. He grew the company over the years to an 8 strong team with multi-million dollar revenues. In 2005, Wayne merged Correct Solutions with two other companies to bring greater strength to the organisation. Further acquisitions since then has seen the team grow to nearly 60 staff with offices in Sydney, Brisbane and the Philipines and is one of the most respected SMB IT Resellers in Australia. In late 2006, Wayne stepped back in Correct Solutions and handed over the reins to Ryan Spillane. Wayne’s focus now is on training, presenting and writing on both technical and business topics for the SMB IT Professional and Reseller. He also provides consulting services to SMB IT Professionals and vendors to help them get more out of their business at a technical and business level.
Wayne is also involved in a number of advisory groups helping vendors and distributors better understand the needs of the SMB IT reseller. Specifically Wayne has conducted design and process reviews for both software and systems processes for StorageCraft, Trend Micro, and Microsoft. Wayne has also been involved in other projects for Kerio, Vodafone, and HP.