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Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of executive-level CIOs and CTOs. We work exclusively for ambitious mid-market companies.
Freeman Clarke’s rigorous selection process ensures that our technology leaders have deep experience in business and technology. But our pedigree speaks for itself: Deloitte, eBay, Ernst & Young, HSBC, Prudential, Sony, Volvo and more. Learn more about our team members below.Hear what our clients say >
Co-founder and President
Steve co-founded Freeman Clarke in 2012 having held senior leadership positions at...
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.
Co-founder and President
Graeme co-founded Freeman Clarke in 2012 having run IT services businesses, built...
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.
Simon has been advising the founders and senior management team at Freeman...
Simon has been advising the founders and senior management team at Freeman Clarke since 2018 and was made Chairman in 2020.
Having founded a leading independent management consultancy and also a Professional Services Automation SaaS business he brings over 20 years experience of growing advisory companies. Simon leads on strategy formation and monitoring our progress towards the ambitious development goals we set ourselves as a business and across the senior team at Freeman Clarke.
Director of Marketing
Gemma joined Freeman Clarke in 2015 after spending 11 years in Sydney...
Gemma joined Freeman Clarke in 2015 after spending 11 years in Sydney where her marketing career first began. As Director of Marketing, she is responsible for the creation, development, and delivery of our multi-channel marketing strategy. This drives brand awareness and business growth for both the UK and US operations.
Kingsley brings 30 years of experience to Freeman Clarke in technical and...
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.
Prior to joining Freeman Clarke in late 2020, Al held various senior...
Prior to joining Freeman Clarke in late 2020, Al held various senior IT leadership positions over the past 30+ years at J.P. Morgan Chase, Chubb Insurance, and AXIS Capital in addition to providing management consulting expertise to a broad range of privately held and publicly traded companies. He has led and delivered significant transformations of enterprise-wide technology organizations while continually optimizing the delivery of IT services to provide superior customer service in a cost-effective and well-managed risk-optimized environment. Al has led globally dispersed technology teams from the U.S. and has international experience leading critical IT functions while based out of the UK as part of an international assignment as the CAO for European technology. He was also a key player in the one of the earliest large-scale Managed Services Agreements under-taken by a major Financial Services firm and has successfully leveraged Outsourcing to complement the capabilities and value delivered across the companies he has been employed by.
Andrea has more than 20 years of experience building and leading business...
Andrea has more than 20 years of experience building and leading business operations and technology teams across a broad range of industries including healthcare, higher education, government, and fortune 500 companies. Andi has expertise in transformational data and analytics platforms, systems integration, automation, eCommerce, customer data platforms and cybersecurity.
She formerly served as CIO of the Community Preservation Corporation, a community development financial institution, and led several global technology teams at JetBlue Airways including Software and Data Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, and IT Security.
Holds a B.A., in Psychology from American University, an MBA, from the University of Baltimore and an M.S., in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy from New York University.
Ben Cabrera is a performance driven executive with a proven record of...
Ben Cabrera is a performance driven executive with a proven record of transforming organizations, IT systems and operations in challenging environments. He joins Freeman Clarke after his most recent role was as CIO of Covanta Corp. a $1.87B global leader of Energy from Waste solutions.
Ben has held senior business and technology leadership roles in the aerospace, pharmaceuticals, energy and waste industries. His multi-industry experience has consistently delivered innovative, scalable and cost-effective solutions. Ben is a tri-lingual ex-Pat with extensive experience in Europe. Latin America and Southeast Asia. A former U.S. Marine, Ben holds an Executive MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business Management and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from NJ Institute of technology.
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Bob has many years of experience in creating and managing complex technology...
Bob has many years of experience in creating and managing complex technology platforms, with particular expertise in cloud architecture, financial systems, high-volume transactional web services, information security, and forward looking technologies such as AI and IoT.
He formerly served as VP of Software Development at JPMorgan Global Asset Management and has held senior technology roles such as CIO of DebtResolve, Inc., CTO of Authentidate, Inc. and CTO of HealthScout, Inc. As principal of Timegen Consulting LLC, Bob has been consulting CIO / CTO for enterprises and startups alike, including Financial Times, McGraw Hill, and the Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island Foundation. Bob holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering and a BA in Physics and Mathematics, all from the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
Jon has spent 25+ years in senior technology leadership positions at various...
Jon has spent 25+ years in senior technology leadership positions at various asset management firms in the New York area including Colony Capital, one of the largest global diversified REITs, a successful Fortress-funded aircraft leasing start-up called Aircastle and Paloma Partners hedge fund. He transformed the technology platforms at all three firms during periods of rapid growth, M&A and other major changes. He is focused on leveraging technology to drive value and efficiency while using related data to develop key insights and new business opportunities.
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.
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 to maximize their investment in IT. Prior to joining Freeman Clarke, Mark successfully held senior IT leadership roles in several companies, working in Europe, the 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 organizational and technologynological 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 program 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, program leadership, application delivery, change management, service excellence, team mentoring and leadership
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 organizations. 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 program delivery gained from successfully delivery of a range of programs including Dynamics 365 CRM and ERP, Business Intelligence, GDPR and BIM.
As IT Director at De Montfort University, he integrated and modernized 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.
Nick is an accomplished executive with global leadership experience driving market share,...
Nick is an accomplished executive with global leadership experience driving market share, technology advancements, revenue, and operational scalability. Data-driven leader and team builder with success driving 8-figure revenue growth via technical solutions, customer service, and collaboration across business units, as an influential leader at several prominent alternative investment firms and leading the entire IT lifecycle, from roadmap to execution, driving solutions aligned with business outcomes and data-driven strategies. Substantial contributions to the bottom line and team member development with experience hiring, mentoring, and leading high-performing teams, resulting in increased engagement, happiness, performance, and employee retention.
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.
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Omar is a profound technology executive with over 25 years international experience...
Omar is a profound technology executive with over 25 years international experience and a top-tier global MBA. He embodies diverse skills and experience in business operations, corporate strategy, and technology, stemming from his background in Applied Sciences in Electrical Engineering. Omar groomed a significant part of his career while living and working in Europe.
He continues to be a critical thinker, who is competent in identifying opportunity and risk, and demonstrates his proven ability to successfully adapt and excel in diverse business cultures.
Currently Omar is focusing on technology in residential building construction, working with construction managers, architects, and real estate developers in areas of building system design, consulting, vendor and sub-contractor procurement, project management, and implementation. He places an extra emphasis on integrating technology applications and building automation, as he envisions the future smart building.
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 including the US, 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, CTO, VP IT Service Management, Operations, and Head 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 also enjoys the challenges of new technologies and has been involved in the development of AI, Machine Learning and Blockchain solutions. Steve is a lifelong learner and in his spare time likes travelling, food, cycling, reading, movies and developing his passion for coffee roasting and brewing.
Julian joined Freeman Clarke at the beginning of 2017 and is part...
Julian joined Freeman Clarke at the beginning of 2017 and is part of our central team. He is responsible for all recruitment, CPD and HR activities both here in the UK and with our newly expanded team in Singapore. Julian has over 20 years’ experience with recruitment and HR and was most recently with a global charity looking after the recruitment of their international teams. Prior to that he has extensive experience working across a number of sectors including retail, warehousing and consultancy.
Finance Project Manager
Katy joined Freeman Clarke in 2015 and is the Finance Manager in...
Katy joined Freeman Clarke in 2015 and is the Finance Manager in our central team. She is responsible for all financial transactions and reporting both in the UK and overseas. Before joining Freeman Clarke, Katy worked with several blue-chip companies as a management accountant and finance systems analyst. She has wide experience across a number of industries including travel, retail, charities and consumer goods.
Troy joined Freeman Clarke in 2021 and looks after the Finance team...
Troy joined Freeman Clarke in 2021 and looks after the Finance team and function. He has a long career working with various sized companies, from exchange listed multi-corporate to SME across a wide range of industries. While he started in Public practice, for most of his career he has worked in corporate as an Analyst, Management Accountant, Financial Controller, and Head of Finance. He enjoys the work/life balance and working from home aspects of Freeman Clarke.
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