Robert MacDonald

Robert MacDonald

Director and CEO

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Structural),
MIE Aust, NPER

  • Founder of Benchmark Estimating Software along with his wife Lynda MacDonald
  • Over 35 years’ experience in estimating, IT, business development, project management, construction programming and risk
  • Has assisted Highways England with the development of estimating processes and parametric costing models
  • Also a Director of MIEngineers, a highly successful global consulting engineering company
  • Is an Independent Expert for New Zealand’s Transport Agency
  • Fantastic leader and mentor for all the Benchmark team
  • World-renowned expert in his various fields
Lynda MacDonald

Lynda MacDonald

Director
  • Founded Benchmark Estimating with Robert MacDonald
  • Over 30 years’ experience operating various successful businesses
  • Financial Director for Benchmark Estimating Software
  • Also a Director of MIEngineers, a highly successful global consulting engineering company
  • The brains behind our continued financial success and strategy, Lynda instils key values of integrity, fun and equal opportunity
Nigel Watts

Nigel Watts

Product Manager

Masters of Information Technology (Hons)
Graduate Diploma Engineering Control Systems
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons)

  • Started at Benchmark Estimating in 2001
  • Over 23 years’ experience incorporating software development, systems engineering, systems documentation, and IT marketing, sales and customer support
  • Passionate about solving customer’s issues and challenges, and keeping up with the ever changing technological market
  • Leads a skilled and dedicated team of consultants, analysts, programmers and QA personnel to deliver a robust, quality product that leads the world stage
Bevis Pyle

Bevis Pyle

Client and Corporate Services Manager
  • Holds a Cert 4 in Assessment and Workplace Training
  • Associated with Benchmark for over 20 years
  • 30 year career specialising in Training, Business consulting, Project management, Strategic planning and Change management
  • Implemented Benchmark Estimating Software in over 170 companies and trained over 2,000 users
  • Lectured in Project Management at leading universities
  • Leads a team of global trainers & consultants, skilled at assisting customers to implement Benchmark Estimating Software for maximum ROI in minimum time
David Power

David Power

Partner Account Manager
  • Accomplished business manager with over 17 years’ experience in the IT channel
  • Builds and manages a channel structure of global distribution partners
  • Significant IT experience with some of the largest IT distributors
  • An expert in all things security and general IT whiz
Claudia Hartl

Claudia Hartl

Marketing Manager

Masters in International Business and Business Administration, with majors in Marketing and Brand Management

  • More than 12 years’ experience in Marketing, Communications and Business Development, with a strong focus on the IT sector
  • Passionate about marketing cutting edge products (such as our software!) with a track record of finding unique growth opportunities
  • Leads a team of marketing specialists to ensure our customers and prospects are fully aware and informed of all company and product developments
 Frank Prestipino

Frank Prestipino

Project Manager, Business Strategy
  • Over 35 years’ experience in Information Technology with his first job as a systems analyst in 1980
  • Experience from roles such as Vice-President - SME (Oracle, Singapore and USA), State Manager (SAP), President (UnicornHRO)
  • Passionate about the Human Development Movement through leadership education and coaching
  • Formerly CEO of one of Australia’s premier private Business Colleges ICMS focused on Professional Services industries
  • Experienced with major M&A IT acquisitions globally including leading several major international IT project implementations
  • Author of “Getting to BIG the small WAY”, Mc-Graw-Hill NYC a book about the learning organisation
  • Guest lectured at Stanford University, MIT and the USA Air Force (Business Academy)