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Alex works with organisations to make rapid and fundamental changes to their...
Alex works with organisations to make rapid and fundamental changes to their business by leading the development and deployment of new technology, by communicating awareness of the organisation’s current state and creating a clear strategy for what is possible. From the development of large-scale payment processing platforms to regulatory compliance for HealthTech systems, Alex thrives in an entrepreneurial and investor led culture. An advocate of continuous delivery and mixed-method lean methodologies, Alex works with product teams rapidly iterating concepts and developing market ready products and services.
At Freeman Clarke, his work encompasses novel mobile-first social networks through to strategic support of artificially intelligent clinical care platforms, with organisations ranging in size from four/five-person startups through to multinational enterprises. As well as remaining on top of the latest software development practices, infrastructure approaches and trends within the industry, Alex is specialist in application of information security and data protection, and new/emerging technologies – especially distributed ledger, automation and extended reality.
Andy joined Freeman Clarke in 2022 having been an Executive Leader at...
Andy joined Freeman Clarke in 2022 having been an Executive Leader at Board Level (Capgemini, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Managing Director of several mid-sized IT companies) responsible for the definition of strategy, development of roadmaps and ultimate delivery of large scale, complex, often international technology programmes, including Business Case, IT Strategy, IT Governance, Operating Model, Organisation Design, Enterprise Process Design.
Andy has experience in managing international CIO/CTO Advisory practices working with many clients to deliver Digital Transformations across many sectors both Private (Technology, Financial Services, Utilities, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Transport) and Public (Central and Local Government) including ERP, AI, RPA, Cloud, IoT, Security, Data & Analytics
MBA Manchester Business School specialising in Strategy, Finance, and Economics.
Andy Jones joined Freeman Clarke having had an extensive career in senior...
Andy Jones joined Freeman Clarke having had an extensive career in senior IT leadership positions that culminated in being co-founder and CTO for Jewelstreet, an online designer jewellery marketplace. Andy has wide-ranging digital, ecommerce and online experience as well as operational and infrastructure services. He is used to working at board level and setting and delivering strategic direction for IT and making sure it underpins business growth. As well as founding Jewelstreet, before Freeman Clarke, Andy was CTO at Applegate Directory and Outcome Technologies and Group IT Director at Complinet.
Ashle joined Freeman Clarke as a highly passionate and seasoned Chief Technology...
Ashle joined Freeman Clarke as a highly passionate and seasoned Chief Technology Officer with over 20 years’ experience within the global IT industry. Working at C-Suite level across a variety of sectors including healthcare, e-commerce, retail, FMCG, education, and legal services, Ashle offers expertise in digital transformation, road maps, strategic business direction, and future growth.
Using his entrepreneurial approach towards technologies, Ashle provides versatility in building and mentoring technical teams, developing apps, process automation and taking companies on an e-commerce journey, both in B2B and B2C from an initial offering to international sales channels, using leading industry platforms.
Ashle’s financial and commercial acumen has demonstrated exceptional successes by strategically steering business development and growth to drive sales, revenue, and profitability levels through accurate identification of market trends and expansion opportunities.
Brian joined Freeman Clarke in 2020 to work with clients on value...
Brian joined Freeman Clarke in 2020 to work with clients on value creation, growth and innovation.
Brian is technology partner in a PE firm, NxD and advisor to start-ups (healthtech, music technology, AI, telematics and 100 startups in the world’s largest accelerator) and turnaround CTO (e.g. building the connected car platform with Samsung).
He has won multiple technology awards, including HealthTech Innovator of the Year, creating and delivering business and digital business strategies at the highest levels in Government (CTO in the Cabinet Office), FTSE100 (Prudential, Corus, BA, BT) and Fortune 500 companies (Mars, Cargill, Marsh) as well as many startups and SMEs.
Carolyn joined the West Midlands team in 2017 and has a wealth...
Carolyn joined the West Midlands team in 2017 and has a wealth of experience at both operational and executive levels, with considerable experience delivering robust and cutting-edge IT solutions for business critical, highly-available & secure environments across a variety of sectors including media, healthcare, and social housing. Carolyn is highly experienced in formulating and delivering IT strategies, service management, successful project delivery, and business leadership. She has a passion for technology and its use as an enabler to deliver business growth and transformation. Since joining the team, she has been working with Harris Lamb, a property consultancy business headquartered in Birmingham with offices across the Midlands, and Birmingham-based Peters, the UK’s leading supplier of children’s books and furniture to schools and public libraries.
Prior to joining Freeman Clarke, Carolyn held senior leadership roles at Castleton Technology Plc, Bromford Housing Group, Alliance Medical Ltd, and Autotrader. She holds an MBA from Manchester Business School.
Cheryl joined Freeman Clarke in 2021 with over 20 years experience as...
Cheryl joined Freeman Clarke in 2021 with over 20 years experience as a Senior IT Leader with the ability to translate technology to senior management and executives enabling her to deliver results in challenging environments of continuous change across diverse sectors.
Cheryl works to understand a business strategy and using her experience in successfully leading both SME and Corporate organisations and technical teams through complex and fast paced transformations, enables her to develop an IT Strategy and managing the roadmap to help the business to achieve their short and long term goals.
Chris joined Freeman Clarke in 2020 to help our clients grow their...
Chris joined Freeman Clarke in 2020 to help our clients grow their businesses through the thoughtful and appropriate use of technology. He has in-depth experience managing large and complex change programmes and understands how to overcome the challenges these present whatever the size of your company.
For the last 5 years, Chris has worked to advise start-ups and early-stage companies on technology strategy, building their teams and delivering to a cost-effective plan. Prior to that Chris spent 25 years working in technology within the financial services industry in London and New York for blue chip firms Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. He held a range of positions from software engineer to project manager to senior executive managing technology departments of several thousand people across multiple continents.
Chris Hewertson joined Freeman Clarke in 2021 following his return to the...
Chris Hewertson joined Freeman Clarke in 2021 following his return to the UK after 5 years in Germany delivering digital transformation for a Europe’s parking largest parking operator. Chris is extremely adaptable, and able to draw upon knowledge gained across a variety of sectors, including telecoms & technology services, financial services, and large-scale multi-site operations including hospitality and pan-European on/off street-car parking operations.
Recognised as one of the top 100 transformational CIOs in the UK (Number 2 in 2015 CIO 100 Awards) he brings practical experience in both private and PE funded business transformations, M&A, and carveouts.
Colin joined Freeman Clarke in 2022 bringing with him over 30 years...
Colin joined Freeman Clarke in 2022 bringing with him over 30 years IT experience, more than 20 of these have been operating at board level focused in global Manufacturing, FMCG, Agriculture & Fresh organisations. To complement Colin’s need to understand a business, its operations and challenges his comprehensive ‘hands on’ knowledge of all areas of technology has allowed him to accelerate the pace of change bridging the gap between business, IT strategy & solution delivery. Recent engagements have encompassed Digital & IT organisational transformations, M&A, Infrastructure Upgrades, Cyber Security & Risk Management Programmes.
Colin also volunteers as a member of the Audit, Risk and Investment Committee for EngineeringUK, a not for profit organisation encouraging young people into STEM careers and is co-founder of a PE backed open source low/no code platform.
Darren is a technology and business leader, previously holding roles in organisations...
Darren is a technology and business leader, previously holding roles in organisations around the world ranging from FTSE 30 enterprises through to mid-tier growth companies and start-up ventures. Darren has deep and wide-ranging experience in digital transformation, organisational culture growth, and whole of business change. This is linked to strategic roadmap development and business visioning across many industries and sectors.
Darren’s passion is helping businesses ethically mature and grow through the use of technology, data and business insights. He enjoys building great relationships enabling clients to draw upon his skills and experience to deliver proactive real-world value to their customers and businesses.
Dave has been with Freeman Clarke since 2013. He works as a...
Dave has been with Freeman Clarke since 2013. He works as a trusted IT expert across multiple sectors, from bioscience to manufacturing and construction, with company structures from family-owned to Board-run with investment backing.
Dave has clear focus on how IT can improve and even a transform a business. He fulfils his clients’ visions by fully understanding the business operations and then aligning IT, data, processes, and suppliers to meet long-term goals. His wide range of experience means that he is always looking for innovative ways to create opportunities and solve problems.
His ownership, diligence and delivery has resulted in numerous long-term engagements.
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David joined Freeman Clarke in 2015. Previously he was CTO for a...
David joined Freeman Clarke in 2015. Previously he was CTO for a financial services software provider, dealing with all leading pension and banking institutions. As part of Freeman Clarke, David now works with several medium and large companies, writing and implementing IT strategies, delivering digital transformation projects, and redesigning both IT support and software development teams to ensure optimum performance and best practices.
David joined Freeman Clarke having successfully held senior IT leadership and director...
David joined Freeman Clarke having successfully held senior IT leadership and director roles in a number of organisations within B2B, B2C, media, professional, publishing, outsourcing, BPO and FTSE100 corporate sectors, including Impellam Group, Williams Lea, Callcredit and EMAP plc. David has significant experience in the translation of business requirements into tangible and realistic IT deliverables, along with experience of driving change management, business transformation, service transition strategies, technology roadmaps and data centre consolidation. David has in depth experience of building both onshore and remote IT teams.
David has 25 years’ experience in IT services in both management and...
David has 25 years’ experience in IT services in both management and technical roles. Prior to Freeman Clarke, David built from start-up and sold two IT support companies. David has extensive knowledge of the SME sector helping organisations apply technology to solve business issues and create value. Based in London, David works with clients across the South East, his current clients are in bio tech, insurance, exhibitions management and a charity additionally his experience encompasses financial services, professional services, property, retail and recruitment. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, cycling and swimming. Read the Oxitec client story.
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David joined the London and Northern Home Counties team in 2016 and...
David joined the London and Northern Home Counties team in 2016 and has been supporting clients in manufacturing, HVAC, insurance, security, publishing logistics, public health, office relocation and financial services since that time. He helps his clients to navigate through the technology minefield by understanding their goals & challenges before agreeing a clear direction and taking ownership for their IT.
David’s career began in manufacturing, before becoming the CIO/IT Director within a number of sectors including Legal, Enterprise Development, Not-For-Profit, IVF and Rail Regulation, an ISP and the NHS.
Based in Essex, David also supports clients in London, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Kent. He is highly ethical with a passion for business improvement and delivers value from day one. When not working, he enjoys motorcycling, sailing, cycling, skiing, DIY and golf.
David, based on the Wirral, joined Freeman Clarke in 2015 as a...
David, based on the Wirral, joined Freeman Clarke in 2015 as a Principal in the North West region. David’s IT career has included 10 years at Accenture followed by successful IT Director roles in a variety of sectors including Multi-Channel Retail, FMCG, and Financial Services mainly in the Leeds and Manchester area. At Freeman Clarke, David has helped The Big Life Group, a leading Manchester-based charity, and David is currently providing part-time IT Director services to two other clients in Warrington: The Delivery Group, an Ecommerce, Retail and Postal Logistics business; and Assura, a FTSE 250 company, in the Primary Care Property sector. Read Assura PLC, The Delivery Group, The Big Life Group client testimonials.
Debra helps organisations succeed with technology. Her expertise…
Debra helps organisations succeed with technology. Her expertise is in business transformation and leveraging technology to deliver business goals. Her professionalism, focus and leadership ensure the delivery of critical initiatives needed for the company to grow whilst maintaining an IT service that is robust and reliable.
She works by understanding the business and its goals, aligning the IT strategy to growth plans with a focus on effective delivery. Debra ensures that the current state and risks are clearly understood, communicating what is possible. This ensures that all IT investment is focused on accelerating business improvement initiatives whilst providing a robust IT service.
Debra works across multiple sectors including legal, medical, financial, entertainment and hospitality services.
Before joining Freeman Clarke, Des spent for 18 years in Financial Services...
Before joining Freeman Clarke, Des spent for 18 years in Financial Services bringing over 25 online products to market. As the senior IT leader within a consulting business, he was responsible for the development, operation, infrastructure and security of all online products & services. Working closely with his peers, he took the business from start-up, through to a number of acquisitions & mergers, to finally residing within a FTSE100.
Des is passionate about personal growth, and remains a coach & mentor to a number of technology leaders
Gareth joined the North West region at Freeman Clarke in 2021 bringing...
Gareth joined the North West region at Freeman Clarke in 2021 bringing with him over 12 years IT leadership experience delivering large scale systems, e-commerce and infrastructure projects. Holding a number of IT Director positions in B2B and B2C businesses with manufacturing and complex supply chains. Gareth has experience in both family owned and private equity businesses. Throughout his career, he has been heavily involved in mergers and acquisitions in highly acquisitive businesses.
He has proven experience in building and scaling lean, but significant technology teams within all disciplines of IT. His analytical approach and technical abilities have seen him deliver pioneering Tier 1 systems in more traditional businesses enabling them to have a competitive edge.
Gareth has created and implemented several IT strategies to underpin growth, whilst being a disruptor within the industry. As a result, has won awards for his ERP implementations and approach to change management within organisations. His success is complemented by his approachable, inclusive and honest leadership style.
Hugo joined Freeman Clarke after working with a range of SMEs as...
Hugo joined Freeman Clarke after working with a range of SMEs as Interim CTO, CIO & IT Director and running change & transformation programmes. Hugo has implemented Cloud solutions, ecommerce platforms, ERP systems and led Agile teams improving productivity. Previously Hugo was IT Director at Sporting Index, where he launched them on all digital channels and took them through two rounds of MBO. Hugo is now working with clients in manufacturing/supply chain and logistics in Essex and East London. In his spare time Hugo enjoys working on his family smallholding in Suffolk.
Iain joined the East Midlands team and works as IT Director with...
Iain joined the East Midlands team and works as IT Director with AllTruck in Leicester, specialists in contract hire and truck rental, where his IT transformation programme won their Business Partner of the Year Award in 2016. He is IT Director at Cornelius Group in Bishops Stortford, a European manufacturer and distributor of speciality chemicals, additives and ingredients and as CIO at Armitage Pet Care in Nottingham, defining and delivering IT strategies to help them both transform and modernise the technology used to ensure the clients gain real business value to support their growth. He has delivered IT strategies for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in Northampton and an Education Trust in Norwich and has worked with a Facilities Management company, helping to deliver a business optimisation programme and also with an importer and distributor of cut flowers and citrus fruits, to help them design and move to a new purpose built pack house and distribution facility. Prior to Freeman Clarke, Iain also held senior IT leadership positions at CEVA Logistics and TNT Logistics. Read AllTruck client story.
Ian is in the London team at Freeman Clarke and has extensive...
Ian is in the London team at Freeman Clarke and has extensive experience as a CIO CTO & IT Director. Ian is an expert in digital and business transformation. He has delivered marketing automation solutions, deployed finance and ERP systems and multiple cloud SaaS applications and IaaS platforms. Ian has sector experience in FinTech, FMCG, media, retail, food, travel, manufacturing, aerospace and defence. Corporate roles include CIO at Regenersis and Martin-Baker Aircraft.
Ian is an experienced IT Director/CIO with over 25 years of experience...
Ian is an experienced IT Director/CIO with over 25 years of experience at a senior level, much of it in acquiring and bringing smaller businesses up to standard. He has experience across many sectors, including insurance, public sector, logistics and business services. Ian’s goals are to focus investment in line with business strategy, whilst ensuring suppliers are managed and services are properly supported. Ian is working with clients across Kent and Sussex.
James has over 20 years’ experience in technology gained across a range...
James has over 20 years’ experience in technology gained across a range of sectors including asset investment, risk, financial services, accountancy, automotive and professional services.
A passionate, strategically minded and commercially aware technology leader, James has enabled businesses to adapt and grow by developing and delivering on technology strategies that align with their overarching vision (e.g. pivoting from non-technical to SaaS-enabled, and advising on technical architecture and people capabilities to ensure continued growth). James has been at the forefront of technology and business, from founding his own software consultancy and brokering a joint venture with a PE backed partner to enabling technology change in fast-paced corporate environments.
James seeks to drive a culture of innovation and uses agile methods to drive both stakeholder and customer value. He is certified Carbon Literate and passionate about using his technology leadership platform to make a difference in the world.
Jeremy treats every client situation as unique, understanding each…
Jeremy treats every client situation as unique, understanding each business’s individual issues and opportunities. He then works with the leadership team to achieve their goals using technology.
The goals often include helping the business grow to the next stage; targeting new markets; automation; dealing with aging IT systems; rescuing critical projects; due diligence and post-M&A integration, and mentoring the IT management.
Whatever the goal, the idea is always to make technology into an asset rather than a liability.
Jeremy earned his business knowledge in IT leadership positions across the legal, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and private equity sectors. He has an MBA training from Alliance Manchester Business School. He is a Fellow of the BCS and CIO100 award recipient.
Jim joined Freeman Clark after working with SME’s over the past seven...
Jim joined Freeman Clark after working with SME’s over the past seven years in interim CTO, CIO and CEO roles helping them define and execute their business and technology strategies to meet their company objectives. Prior to that Jim worked in senior IT Director and Board roles for leading national and international companies in Europe and the USA. These roles involved responsibility for digital transformation, legacy system modernisation, application and infrastructure consolidation and project office leadership. He has led several software companies in the development of new products and built high calibre teams to accelerate delivery to market. Having started his career in business Jim has always focussed on ensuring that technology, and technology teams, are aligned with the goals of the business to drive revenue and profit.
Joe joined Freeman Clarke in 2015 with a wide experience of managing...
Joe joined Freeman Clarke in 2015 with a wide experience of managing technology for the UK and international companies. He is currently working with clients in a range of industry sectors including biotechnology, sports services, intellectual property and wealth management. Prior to joining Freeman Clarke, he held positions such as IT Director at Davies Group and Chief Knowledge Officer at Evotec. Joe has a particular interest in knowledge management and developing high-performance teams. Read the Oxitec client story.
John joins the Thames Valley region of Freeman Clarke and is a...
John joins the Thames Valley region of Freeman Clarke and is a highly experienced, versatile & results driven Global IT Leader. John has extensive experience across multiple industries and sizes from B2B, B2C to manufacturing, technology and international corporate markets. John demonstrates a collaborative approach to successful IT departmental leadership, engaging with all business stakeholders both internally and externally. He has a proven track record of being able to translate business requirements into tangible, realistic technology deliverables and outcomes. As well as extensive IT knowledge, John is an experienced people and team manager, having managed teams of up to 70 and providing service to over 10,000 users. John lives just outside Oxford and has a first class degree in Chemistry.
John has 20+ years of experience in both management, operations and technical...
John has 20+ years of experience in both management, operations and technical roles having delivered impactful business and customer solutions and technology transformations. John has built technology teams and has managed the sale and merger of a number of technology centric businesses, having delivered effective technology roadmaps providing innovative products and services with high business and customer impact.
Previous projects include delivering global marketing sites, establishing customer focussed technology cultures, international eCommerce solutions and expanding a market disrupting SaaS business and has held senior technology and business management positions ranging from CIO, IT Solution Director, Head of IT and Operations and Managing Director.
With a desire to drive business change by aligning IT to the business strategy John ensures value is optimised and suppliers are effectively managed. He has also implemented ERP, managed IT operations and led agile product and development teams delivering multiple online products.
John has worked for start-ups to international medium enterprises within the travel, property, banking, psychometric assessment and training sectors.
In his free time John likes to spend time outdoors running or cycling, having recently competed in marathons and triathlons.
He holds a remote sensing and Geographic Information System PhD from Plymouth University.
A multi-sector CIO providing consulting services with the goal of bringing best...
A multi-sector CIO providing consulting services with the goal of bringing best practices to all organisations, irrespective of growth phase, size or IT maturity. With more than 25 years IT/business senior leadership experience in PLC and SME organisations, he has delivered successful transformational strategies in a range of challenging situations. Adapting to the unique context of every engagement, he creates sustainable change for organisations. He is a passionate ‘people-person’ with a team-centric ethos.
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A technology and business leader with over 25 years experience of digital...
A technology and business leader with over 25 years experience of digital transformation, change management, IT department and programme leadership. A proven track record of defining and delivering business and IT strategies, improving operational efficiency and driving digital engagement with customers. Expert at mapping product or business roadmaps to technology strategy and articulation of complex issues to executives. Engaging at both a strategic board level yet able to become hands on when needed.
Julian Price joined Freeman Clark in early 2018. He brings with him...
Julian Price joined Freeman Clark in early 2018. He brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in the technology sector where he has led the development of solutions for a diverse range of organisations across the Retail Banking, Public Safety and Entertainment sectors. Working on behalf of Camelot Group, Microsoft and Compaq Computer Corporation he has built high-performing teams and award-winning solutions across the US, Canada, France and Germany. A subject matter expert in online safety, privacy, consumer protection, and education he has influenced buy-in from cross-functional staff to C-suite leaders. He established Microsoft and MSN as leaders in child and online safety globally. As Chief Technical Officer of the UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, Julian collaborated with government agencies, Homeland Security, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency to design and build technology solutions for a new police force. He was recognised twice with Microsoft’s Circle of Excellence awards presented by Bill Gates himself. Julian’s commitment to shaping technology as a lever for change and business growth started more than two decades ago when he consulted on technology to Compaq Computer Corporation’s clients, Lloyds TSB, Barclays and Natwest. Julian is a native Londoner and currently resides in Hertfordshire where he can be found playing tennis and leading events for his local club.
Julian drives clarity. What is it we’re trying to achieve? What can...
Julian drives clarity. What is it we’re trying to achieve? What can we achieve? What is the best to do it? What is getting in our way?
Julian is often brought in when business systems are not delivering value. The first step is finding out why. All engagements start with him talking to people across the business — the MD/CEO, warehouse operatives, customer service staff.
Many times the tech is the easy part. But there may be awkward truths that need facing about structure, people, tech, KPIs, etc. Julian will enumerate these issues, often drawing on experience from other sectors to facilitate change. He then works with the client to deliver value.
Julian has worked in PE, for family businesses and multi-nationals, for established businesses and start-ups.
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An accomplished CIO for large Corporate and SME Organisations, he has also...
An accomplished CIO for large Corporate and SME Organisations, he has also worked globally with most of the major technology vendors and service providers across the I.T. Sector with a particular focus over the past 3 years in Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and Automation, advising and supporting Organisations to derive short and longer term benefits.
With significant achievements across a range of Industry sectors, he has particular strengths in making technology the advantage for a business, by driving change, delivering on an architecture that enables rapid and agile response to business opportunities.
In the Financial services sector he has detailed knowledge of the Retail Banking and Insurance sectors in terms of core business processes, digital, transformation and customer insight initiatives, working with Organisations such as HSBC, Visa, Lloyds, Nationwide, Lloyds of London. In the Telecommunications and Media sector he has detailed knowledge of the focus on Customer Experience and monetising data and content, working with Organisations such as O2, Vodafone, EE and BT, the BBC and The FA.
He is able to ‘hit the ground, running’, developing or refreshing strategy, aligning I.T to the Business, driving new innovative programmes,– ultimately to ensure that Business value is realised and helping it grow.
Working with leading organisations, all with vision and ambition to achieve aspiring...
Working with leading organisations, all with vision and ambition to achieve aspiring goals, Kev takes leadership in developing and delivering technology strategies and digital transformations. Extensive experience across diverse sectors including manufacturing; Oil & Gas; Financial Services; Recruitment; Legal; AEC; Care; Property Services; Consultancy, and Retail. Aiding boards in developing the vision and realising the benefits of an aligned digital strategy to drive efficiencies, reduce risk, increase revenues, and improve client satisfaction. Leveraging on extensive experience across multiple IT disciplines and executive leadership to design and deliver strategies; Transformation Programmes; governance; architecture; organisational alignment; change management; evaluations & selection; innovative solution design; and implementations to achieve successful outcomes. Read Amberjack and St Monica Trust client stories.
Laura joined Freeman Clarke in 2022 with over 30 years of experience...
Laura joined Freeman Clarke in 2022 with over 30 years of experience in a wide range of senior management positions in finance, change management, and IT. She has a deep understanding of the IT industry.
Laura has worked on both the client and supply side of IT and understands how to deliver in this multi-faceted environment. She has led complex IT programmes for large organisations in most sectors including logistics, finance, retail, utilities, and public sector. Her roles have included both IT and business process outsourcing.
Lance comes with significant IT leadership and commercial experience having successfully held...
Lance comes with significant IT leadership and commercial experience having successfully held senior IT leadership and CIO positions, growing global Organisations by empowering their IT. Previously Global CIO at SThree , FTSE and ICAP but equally adept at working with startups and SME’s
Ability to hit the ground running and quickly segregate IT into “Run the business”, running high availability services, managing risks and security, and reducing the cost for effective IT, and “Grow the business” which is driving innovation for business growth and the digitalisation roadmap.
Lance describes himself as a Data Driven CIO He has a passion for Technology and a real passion for Data and how data insights can empower your business. “The trick is to harness your data and technology to produce outcomes”.
Les joined Freeman Clarke in 2016, bringing with him extensive business and...
Les joined Freeman Clarke in 2016, bringing with him extensive business and technical experience gained over 27 years working with major multinational organisations in both the Retail and Energy sectors. As part of the Southern Home Counties Team his client base is equally diverse, shaping strategy and mentoring the in-house IT team for a major law firm in Maidstone and as IT Director of a global healthcare company, is defining the future IT strategy and leading the selection and implementation of a new ERP solution in support of ambitious, international growth objectives. Able to think strategically, Les has a proven track record in delivering high quality, companywide IT solutions and services in complex, global corporate environments and enjoys developing and leading high performing teams in support of business change.
Madhu has 20+ years across IT disciplines and has held senior technology...
Madhu has 20+ years across IT disciplines and has held senior technology positions ranging from CIO, CTO, IT Ops Director, Lead Architect, Strategy and Head of IT, and Operations.
Her experience spans start-ups to FTSE-100 companies across manufacturing, higher education, healthcare, aerospace, government, insurance, and telecoms.
She brings technology together in a way that maximises business value and alignment between business and technology strategy. She has implemented CRM, ERP, security, networking, and billing systems and delivered innovative cloud migration and IoT architectures.
Madhu is a trustee of the University of Bristol, has won multiple awards and is a regular speaker at conferences. She holds a Masters degree in Software Engineering and a PhD in Networks and Modelling from Imperial College, London.
Manvinder has over 22 years’ experience as a senior IT leader and...
Manvinder has over 22 years’ experience as a senior IT leader and over 34 years in IT. Covering 7 industry sectors, 10 companies, 5 countries with SME to large multi-nationals. He has been a CIO in Ricardo Plc, CRU, Ecore, and Castel amongst others. Manvinder has started up in-house IT organisations from scratch and was also MD of a Castel IT subsidiary in Morocco.
Manvinders’ focus is to deliver business value and competitive advantage through technology with a specialism in IT strategy, M&A, and Cyber Security. Manvinder has led multi-cultural teams harnessing the experience and knowledge of individuals. He has also worked on several in-house and outsourced organisations.
Marcus joined Freeman Clarke as an accomplished IT leader with 20+ years’...
Marcus joined Freeman Clarke as an accomplished IT leader with 20+ years’ in a variety of industries working across Europe. He has a proven track record of engaging with clients on the development, sourcing, implementation and transformation of technology to maximise investment benefits and drive business performance. With wide-ranging experience from bespoke software development and integration projects to infrastructure and cloud migration projects, Marcus enjoys working with all aspects of technology.
Marcus is an influential leader who is incredibly solution-focused that can motivate, educate and bridge the gap to achieve results by building long-term and mutually beneficial client, and stakeholder relationships. Excellent communication, commercial, and management skills, with a wealth of experience delivering projects that add value to any organisation from SME to Global.
Mark joined Freeman Clarke after more than 25 years supporting Global and...
Mark joined Freeman Clarke after more than 25 years supporting Global and UK companies maximise their investment in IT. Prior to joining Freeman Clarke, Mark successfully held senior IT leadership roles in several companies, working in Europe, US and the UK, including Bombardier Transportation, Siemens, TNT Express, Boots, Eversheds Sutherland and Thames Water, supporting sectors in Manufacturing, Engineering, Utilities, Retail and Legal; playing a significant role in acquisitions to deliver organisational and technology change. This is backed up with the commercial acumen to manage tier one suppliers like Accenture, IBM and CSC. With a background in Strategic Planning, ERP, Asset Management and Digital Transformation with a strong capability in programme and project management. Mark has proven that he has a track record of transformation change experience. With a focus on delivering business value, his core strengths are focused on IT strategy development and delivery, programme leadership, application delivery, change management, service excellence, team mentoring and leadership
Mark has worked extensively across Manufacturing and Business Services sectors throughout Europe...
Mark has worked extensively across Manufacturing and Business Services sectors throughout Europe with Unilever PLC and Sodexo SA. Mark has a real passion for supporting company technology needs through acquisition and subsequent transformations; building and developing high performing teams; and leveraging the best from ERP investments. Latterly Mark has supported several manufacturing businesses developing their CyberSecurity strategies and programmes to secure business in the Defence sector, both in UK and US. Mark is SC cleared
Mark joined Freeman Clarke in early 2020, following over twenty years’ experience...
Mark joined Freeman Clarke in early 2020, following over twenty years’ experience in commercial IT leadership roles. He has worked in both privately owned and PE/VC backed businesses, in a number of verticals, primarily Retail, Payments, Logistics and Legal. He is very customer focused – the Retail grounding – and has specific experience in tight cost and budget management, maximising benefit from infrastructure and systems assets, and solving business problems through technology. Keen to embrace technology developments, he was part of the team that launched one of the first retailer ecommerce websites in the UK, and (much) more recently led the team that built the first AI-powered virtual legal assistant.
A problem solver by nature, and a developer and project manager by training, through his career Mark has advised and designed solutions for stakeholders at all levels in business, and can communicate technical strategies and concepts clearly.
Mark is a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).
Martin works with a number of clients across the East Midlands. These...
Martin works with a number of clients across the East Midlands. These include Nottingham Trams who operate and maintain the tram network for Greater Nottingham, Pedigree Wholesale, a leading supplier of pet foods and products and Sleaford Quality Foods who supply high quality ingredients to the food industry. Martin has been helping to develop their IT strategies and associated implementation plans to achieve challenging corporate goals including the direct project management of two ERP system implementations. Martin’s experience also spans across a range of other sectors including IT Services, Brewery and Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Freeman Clarke, Martin held senior leadership roles and directorships at Financial Services and Telecommunications companies including Capital One, TDX Group and Esendex. In addition, he has worked in the Engineering sector for Rolls-Royce, Thomson CSF (now Thales) and Marconi. Holding an MBA from Warwick Business School, Martin has extensive programme and software development leadership experience and a passion for delivery. Read Sleaford Quality Foods client story
Mat helps businesses understand their current IT organisation, infrastructure, and environment. He...
Mat helps businesses understand their current IT organisation, infrastructure, and environment. He also helps Boards define a clear IT strategy that meets both the commercial and operational needs of the business.
Mat will create clear deliverables and work with key stakeholders to define requirements and conduct a detailed supplier selection process. He ensures that the IT team is optimally structured to deliver the IT strategy, and he assists with any hiring requirements.
Mat specialises in software development. He has assisted a number of clients with problematic software development issues, restructuring teams and introducing software development methodologies to maximise the effectiveness of the development team.
Overall, Mat bridges the gap between the technical requirements of the IT team and the commercial and strategic needs of the business.
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Matthew joined the Freeman Clark East Midlands and South Yorkshire team in...
Matthew joined the Freeman Clark East Midlands and South Yorkshire team in 2021. An unashamed technology evangelist with the ability to help organisations reach their digital potential. 25 years of experience under his belt with the last 15 years working with some of the UKs largest organisations.
Matt helps organisations unlock their potential using technology that can accelerate business growth and drive down operating costs. He has experience of building successful teams at scale to enable small businesses to enter into new markets and new digital business models. An open LinkedIn networker and happy to discuss how to solve business problems or even a chat on how to storyboard your next big idea.
Michael brings a wealth of business and technical leadership experience from across...
Michael brings a wealth of business and technical leadership experience from across many sectors. He has a passion for using technology to elevate businesses and fostering a high performing engineering culture to deliver organisational change. He has a proven track record of delivering operational excellence as well as incubating innovation and mentoring future talent.
He has a natural ability to communicate at all levels and is equally at home in the boardroom setting strategic objectives or in a development meeting working through a technical problem.
In addition to his leadership experience, Michael is an entrepreneur and was invited to join an MIT backed accelerator to work with innovative tech for good start-ups. He is keen to use technology to help solve problems and have a positive impact for the future.
Mike is an experienced executive with a hybrid mix of commercial and...
Mike is an experienced executive with a hybrid mix of commercial and technology skills. Highly skilled at aligning commercial drivers and vision to technology strategy, and delivery across a wide range of industries and business sizes. Creating new business models and leveraging emerging and cutting-edge technologies for commercial gain.
Mike has a proven talent for identifying and developing business opportunities and delivery models that offer tangible bottom-line value and positive NPV.
He has a background in Software as a Service (SAAS), managed services and cloud platforms, as well as mobile technology. Mike helps businesses move from classic IT platforms and business processes to more modern solutions, driven by the business case and the bottom line return on investment case.
Mike joined Freeman Clarke having held a number of permanent and interim...
Mike joined Freeman Clarke having held a number of permanent and interim CIO/CTO leadership positions within businesses ranging from small start-ups to complex multi-site international organisations. He has significant experience of business strategy and digital transformation across several industries including professional services, real estate, IT managed services and higher education.
Prior to joining Freeman Clarke, Mike was a Partner and Board member at Malcolm Hollis LLP. He has experience in process redesign, enterprise architecture and programme delivery gained from successfully delivery of a range of programmes including Dynamics 365 CRM and ERP, Business Intelligence, GDPR and BIM.
As IT Director at De Montfort University he integrated and modernised several disparate IT teams, established a ground-breaking educational partnership with HP and led several sector-wide initiatives. He also has also worked for Eversheds, KPMG and ComputerLand.
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Mike brings to Freeman Clarke over 20 years of senior IT leadership...
Mike brings to Freeman Clarke over 20 years of senior IT leadership experience gained within a number of large UK and global businesses from Sky, Easyjet to DX Group. Prior to joining Freeman Clarke Mike was Chief Information Officer at Domestic and General. He is an energetic, results driven director with a strong reputation for delivering top line growth and bottom line returns. He is a proven leader with a strong ability to formulate and deliver a clear and concise strategy along with operational excellence and innovation.
Mike is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the RNLI
Mohan Gharial joined Freeman Clarke in 2019 having previously held senior IT...
Mohan Gharial joined Freeman Clarke in 2019 having previously held senior IT leadership positions in large organisations primarily in the Healthcare, Life Sciences and IT sectors, including GlaxoSmithKline, Abcam, Roche and Wipro. He brings over 30 years of experience, covering IT transformation, IT and Business programme management and service delivery.
He has a proven track record in defining and successfully delivering IT strategies to drive business outcomes and improve operational efficiencies. Mohan has led large global teams, defining and implementing IT operating models and delivering culturally sensitive and sustainable organisational transformations.
Having also worked for a large global systems integrator and service provider, he has particular expertise in driving the best value from outsourcing and offshoring engagements. Outside of work, Mohan is Vice-Chair of a secondary Academy school, a Scout leader and a trustee of a national charity for children with disabilities.
Neil has more than 30 years of technical experience within the private...
Neil has more than 30 years of technical experience within the private and public sector. With three Director roles under his belt, Neil has set and delivered IT strategies and extensive transformation programmes to either setup new IT functions or turn around underperforming ones. Before moving into leadership roles he held a number of technical and management roles across the whole spectrum of IT including software development, infrastructure and support.
Neil is currently working with Robinsons Brewery, an independent family brewer based in Stockport. Robinsons have been brewing for almost two centuries and own around 260 pubs, inns and hotels across the North West. He is also working as IT Director with Sleeperz Hotels, who have created a range of compact city centre lifestyle hotels around the UK.
Neil joined Freeman Clarke after working as a CTO, CIO and IT...
Neil joined Freeman Clarke after working as a CTO, CIO and IT Director at a range of companies in both interim and permanent positions. He has worked in Startups, through to mid-side companies going through funding right up to multi-national organisations turning over £500m. Previously Neil has worked at MyProtein, helping them through to a successful sale to The Hut Group, and SurfControl plc helping them with mergers and acquisitions and eventually the sale of the business to WebSense. Neil’s skills are broad and cover everything from strategy to systems architecture, software development and transformation projects. He has also worked in many different market sectors including Cyber Security, Betting, FinTech, leisure and e-commerce in both B2B and B2C environments.
Nick is passionate about harnessing technology to bring fresh energy into growing...
Nick is passionate about harnessing technology to bring fresh energy into growing companies, underpinning their foundations and allowing them to leap-frog competitors. He has significant leadership experience in helping companies overcome their challenges and create real business value through the intelligent and strategic use of technology.
Nick’s business experience spans Civil Engineering, Warehousing & Logistics, Manufacturing, Technology & Telecoms, Financial Trading, Utilities, and Public Sector, where he has successfully delivered global solutions including ERP, CRM, and bespoke operational systems. Nick has also delivered extensive digital transformation programs, as well as taking a leading role in the development and commercialisation of new technology products.
Nick has significant international experience, but more recently has assisted clients in Slough, Farnborough, Guildford, Woking, Twickenham and central London.
Nigel joined Freeman Clarke in 2019 with over twenty years’ experience of...
Nigel joined Freeman Clarke in 2019 with over twenty years’ experience of devising strategies, and delivering effective solutions, to meet the demands of rapidly changing businesses.
Nigel has in depth experience in the Data, Energy, Utilities, Telco, Travel, Consumer Goods, Automobile and Postal sectors. He is used to working at board level to drive business performance and improved customer experience through innovative solutions. He has expertise in leading the development of global corporate IT strategy.
His experience includes global deployments of CRM, ERP, Business Intelligence and cloud based solutions, as well as bespoke and eCommerce solutions.
He has a track record in building internal teams and solid supplier relationships.
In recent years, Nigel has worked for Royal Mail Group and Experian.
Nigel joined Freeman Clarke in 2021 with a broad set of industry...
Nigel joined Freeman Clarke in 2021 with a broad set of industry experience and has been an active member of highly successful leadership teams, helping to drive significant revenue growth whilst building, nurturing, and maintaining a company culture able to sustainably support the ambitions of the business and the people employed there.
He is also a highly effective public speaker and has been the most requested and highest rated keynote speaker at Dell events across EMEA.
Nigel has an ability to leverage business acumen and technology expertise to deliver innovative solutions that enable the achievement of both short- and long-term objectives.
Paul is a strategist, with a clear commercial acumen who has a...
Paul is a strategist, with a clear commercial acumen who has a clear understanding of the business value of IT and the future directions of the industry. Besides being a strategist, Paul is result and success oriented, an outstanding leader and has a clear history of delivering Technology driven Business Change Globally.
He has significant global experience having fulfilled expat engagements in Europe, United States, Middle East, and Asia. Also, has a track record in delivering innovation to business through both the use of Innovative New Technology and Business Process Improvement.
Paul has a broad base of experience across many industries inc. Financial Services, Business Services, Technology, Real Estate, Energy, Aerospace in both private and public sector environments. Paul has also completed the build of a new cognitive home that has won a number of awards for the most intelligent home in Europe through it’s use of IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Paul is an MBA-qualified IT Director, who joined Freeman Clarke in late...
Paul is an MBA-qualified IT Director, who joined Freeman Clarke in late 2014 after a career with blue-chip companies such as International SOS, RBS Insurance, The Post Office and AIG. Paul uses his extensive IT and business experience with Freeman Clarke clients across London and the South East to help stabilise and grow their businesses through the use of technology. Paul has implemented cloud-based solutions to help clients constrained by manual processes, migrated companies to cloud-based IT platforms to deliver scalability and secure remote working, and restructured IT teams to better support clients’ businesses. Paul was a CIO100 Award Winner in 2021 for his work with one of our clients.
Pete is an IT Director with a passion for delivering business growth...
Pete is an IT Director with a passion for delivering business growth through technology innovation and transformation. Pete has been an IT Director at 4 rapidly growing organisations in the Insurance, Wealth Management, Not for Profit and Public sectors, helping them utilise data assets and technology to implement successful business strategies. Prior to his Directorships Pete spent 10 years at Deloitte and Ernst & Young advising clients in the Retail, Financial Services and Manufacturing sectors on technology and business change.
Rich joined Freeman Clarke in 2020 and has over 15 years’ experience...
Rich joined Freeman Clarke in 2020 and has over 15 years’ experience as a startup CTO across a wide range of sectors, including transport, e-commerce and retail entertainment technology.
He has most recently worked as a consultant for technology SMEs and provided DD for Gresham House and Octopus Ventures. His expertise is in bridging deep technology, systems and UX design across to the commercial world, helping businesses grow products and customer bases.
Richard has worked with a range of organisations including aviation, logistics, construction,...
Richard has worked with a range of organisations including aviation, logistics, construction, education, charities and in the food sector. He understands each sector and their requirements and how IT can help meet those challenges.
His wide-ranging background — in IT, consulting, and business — means that he can quickly analyse an organisation, develop a strategy and roadmap, and deliver the projects that will deliver value to the organisation.
Richard is experienced at designing processes and plans to enhance revenue, reduce costs, and minimise business risk whilst also ensuring IT infrastructure, third party providers and cloud services are effective. He has designed and delivered B2B and B2C business critical software applications.
Rob is a technology and innovation specialist combining a career in IT...
Rob is a technology and innovation specialist combining a career in IT with business and communication skills, to understand clients goals and utilise technology to deliver them.
Rob joined the North West team in 2019 and helps his clients implement new technology to eliminate manual processes, reduce costs and increase sales.
With over 20 years commercial IT experience, Rob has previously set up and managed the IT teams and infrastructure for several SME’s and has also worked in corporate for News International.
In addition to his IT experience, Rob has also spent 6 years as MD of an SME. This provided him with a keen understanding of what business needs technology to deliver, and how IT can add value.
Commercially driven, Rob works to get the most out of IT budgets and ensure projects deliver a return on investment.
Simon joined Freeman Clarke in 2021 and has been providing interim and...
Simon joined Freeman Clarke in 2021 and has been providing interim and fractional CTO services for 20+ years.
Simon’s focus has been on helping companies achieve their next growth phase or solve issues with their existing products. To do this he has fulfilled the roles of CTO, VP Engineering, VP Product and technical architect, often all at once.
Simon has worked in many geographies including UK, US, Sweden, Eastern Europe and established subsidiaries in Europe for several US companies, taking the lead on the internationalization of products and managing outsourced/offshore teams.
Steve is a business-focused IT specialist. He helps organisations…
Steve is a business-focused IT specialist. He helps organisations align their Information Technology to their business objectives to create a practical, scalable IT strategy.
Steve starts by establishing the current status of the business and its IT investments. He then helps the business to identify the necessary IT improvements to reach its goals, creating an IT Roadmap for Growth. The business can then prioritise its future IT investments to achieve its business goals, and IT expenditure can be clearly linked to business plans.
Steve joined Freeman Clarke with more than 30 years of successful IT...
Steve joined Freeman Clarke with more than 30 years of successful IT leadership experience in a variety of exciting and challenging geographies, across a diverse range of industries including education, legal, medical, lifestyle, express-delivery, supply-chain and commercial software. Steve has held leadership positions such as CIO, VP IT Service Management and Operations, and GM of Business Applications. Working closely with his business counterparts, he has helped to bring about significant organisational benefits and deliver customer value. Steve has a keen interest in implementing proven best practices, developing amazing teams, nurturing highly productive supplier partnerships and in breaking down siloes; emphasising collaboration and communication across the organisation. Steve is a keen lifelong learner and in his spare time likes travelling, food, cycling, reading, movies and developing his passion for coffee roasting and brewing.
Steve joined the Freeman Clark Thames Valley team in 2021 to share...
Steve joined the Freeman Clark Thames Valley team in 2021 to share his innovation and strategic skills with SMEs.
Not only does he have the experiences of big corporates – with big infrastructures, but also of smaller businesses with very little. He has successfully taken his own technology ideas and built them into valuable companies.
He is comfortable interacting at all levels of a business – from plant operators in heavy industry and oil-and-gas to executives working on boards with some of the largest investors. He has a track record of spotting strategic opportunities and assembling solutions to attack them.
Steve is a technology and business leader with significant…
Steve is a technology and business leader with significant experience of digital transformation, change management, IT department and programme leadership. He has a track record of defining and delivering business and IT transformation strategies with a focus on improving business results. Steve has significant experience in implementing and delivering in Agile environments and also uses Agile techniques as a way of bringing more formal projects back on track where necessary. He thrives on navigating between the cultural, operational, technical and the commercial. He is highly motivated by making a genuine positive impact on the organisation’s bottom line. Steve is often described as a ‘driver’ who interacts and influences at all levels from board to junior level staff.
Tim has successfully held senior IT leadership and director roles in many...
Tim has successfully held senior IT leadership and director roles in many organisations ranging from FTSE100 through to start-ups, covering the logistics, postal, publishing, insurance and retail sectors. Tim has significant experience in setting up and managing projects for success, managing business requirements and creating solutions across processes, people and IT. Coupled with abilities to define strategic roadmaps and leading successful teams, Tim joined Freeman Clarke to draw on this experience to help clients drive value from technology. He enjoys building strong relationships enabling him to provide proactive and personal advice and guidance.
Tony joined Freeman Clarke in July 2014 and is working with a...
Tony joined Freeman Clarke in July 2014 and is working with a number of clients including Chillisauce, a leading events management company, and high-profile city law firm FoxWilliams. Prior to joining Freeman Clarke Tony was CTO at Espresso Education latterly bought by Discovery Education UK, Technical Director at TVnewsweb, an innovative media start-up and IT Director at Ultimate Travel.
Tony is a results-driven and business-led senior IT leader/business technologist with a successful background in B2B, B2C, educational, legal, media, SME and global corporate sectors.
Warwick joined Freeman Clarke with over 20 years’ experience in managing complex...
Warwick joined Freeman Clarke with over 20 years’ experience in managing complex IT environments at board level. He currently provides IT Director services to engineering consultancy Hydrock group Ltd, renewable energy company Future Biogas and biotech company Immunocore. Prior to joining Freeman Clarke, Warwick worked for companies in Engineering Design, Construction and more recently leading a global multi-vendor outsource for the UK’s largest independent logistics and parcel company TNT Express. Warwick is focussed on driving business value from IT and maximising investment in well-managed, appropriate technology, so SMEs can focus on their core business. Read Immunocore, Future Biogas Client Stories.
William is a dynamic CTO/CPO, who helps early- and growth-stage organisations move...
William is a dynamic CTO/CPO, who helps early- and growth-stage organisations move to the next level. He leads on product and technical strategy with a deep understanding across functions, from advanced science and engineering to marketing and fundraising. William has a diverse background including earning a PhD in Physics from Imperial, over a decade of experience building software, and founding and growing a venture-backed SaaS startup serving life science organisations. As a CTO/CPO, William has worked with startups ranging from cryptocurrency platforms to novel cancer diagnostics, covering areas from go-to-market to data science, machine learning, and deep science.
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