Executive Team

Our founders remain the Directors of the business. They have distinguished records in major UK and international firms and now devote themselves to building a team of first-class CIOs and CTOs who have an aptitude and passion for the mid-market sector.

Steve Clarke

Co-founder and President

New York

Steve co-founded Freeman Clarke in 2012 having held senior leadership positions at UK and international companies in the telecommunications, consultancy,...

Steve co-founded Freeman Clarke in 2012 having held senior leadership positions at UK and international companies in the telecommunications, consultancy, internet and not-for-profit sectors. Steve leads the operational and people side of the business which includes recruitment and selection ensuring we only get the best of the best. In addition, Steve leads the continuous professional development programme for all our Principals so our clients get IT Leaders at the top of their game. To find out more about joining Freeman Clarke, go to our Join Us page.

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Graeme Freeman

Co-founder and President

New York

Graeme co-founded Freeman Clarke in 2012 having run IT services businesses, built commercial software products, and been a corporate IT...

Graeme co-founded Freeman Clarke in 2012 having run IT services businesses, built commercial software products, and been a corporate IT director and non-executive director. Graeme is responsible for our marketing and sales strategies, oversees our marketing team, and coaches and leads our Regional Directors. His aim is to ensure we build our community of clients and partners, engage with opportunities, and maximise the growth of the business.

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David Birnbaum

Regional Director

New York

David has provided IT leadership in financial services, telecommunications, medical education, and cyber security, including stints as a Managing Director...

David has provided IT leadership in financial services, telecommunications, medical education, and cyber security, including stints as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and CTO at BlueVoyant. Earlier in his career, he merged his Internet 1.0 ISP with a regional telco specializing in the SME space, and had a successful exit after almost ten years as president of the combined entity.  He has worked extensively in Asia, including two years in Tokyo, and is the managing member of a brewery/distillery located in Kent, CT.

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John McCaffrey

Regional Director

Long Island

John heads up the Long Island region and has been providing business and technology services across multiple industries to various enterprises, government...

John heads up the Long Island region and has been providing business and technology services across multiple industries to various enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions for over 38 years.  He is recognized for his breadth and depth of tech knowledge in assessment, planning, financing, procurement and project management. He is regularly acknowledged for his proficiency in innovation and information technology and finance, recently being recognized for building teams that have won IDG CIO 100 awards in 2016 and 2019 along with a 2019 Digital Edge 50 award.  John was also named a leading innovator as one of Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.  In addition, John was recognized for excellence in cybersecurity at the 2017 Smart Cyber Government Symposium.  He is a noted speaker on the spectrum of topics in the IT arena, and engaged by organizations seeking executive level IT planning, budgeting and implementation guidance.

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Kingsley Hill

Regional Director

Northern New Jersey

Kingsley brings 30 years of experience to Freeman Clarke in technical and general management in firms both large and public...

Kingsley brings 30 years of experience to Freeman Clarke in technical and general management in firms both large and public and small and entrepreneurial.  Kingsley is the Regional Director responsible for Northern New Jersey in our recently expanded US initiative.  Kingsley has served as CTO, CIO, COO, and CEO of a number of firms around the world.  He takes on every new role as if he is an owner, doing what is best for his employer/client.  Further he sees the personnel development of his team as a prime directive; “one person can do a lot, but a well led team can do a lot more.

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We have more than 60 Principals in nine teams in the US, UK and Singapore.

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Client stories

We are more than a recruitment agency or “hit-and-run” consultancy. Every person in our team has been hand-picked to work with clients for their long-term business success.

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Simplify Digital

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British Pathé

Expertise to rescue projects and create a secure platform for growth… Read more

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AllTruck plc

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Crown Golf

A proven IT director to oversee management of costs and risks… Read more

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What we do

Our CIOs and CTOs oversee digital innovation, systems, and infrastructure with a long-term view. One of our executive-level IT experts can join your senior team.

Clients often ask for our help with the following challenges...

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IT Team Weaknesses and Gaps

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IT Vision and Strategy

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IT Supplier Selection and Management

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Business insights

Our plain-English executive-level briefings, videos and posts focus on the issues and challenges facing mid-market businesses.

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What do you love most about your role at Freeman Clarke?

We get together every 6 months at our Freeman Clarke Conference to share ideas, experiences and knowledge and to let...

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The benefits of working with a great team of CIOs CTOs and IT Directors

During our recent Freeman Clarke conference we talked to a few of our Principals and Regional Directors about the benefits...

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Using systems & digital to grow your business

Companies planning growth need to have a plan for how their technology can support and drive this growth allowing them...

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