CIO, CTO, or CISO: Which one do I need?
Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of executive-level CIOs, CTOs and CISOs. 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 & Director of New Ventures
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 CIO and non-executive director. Graeme is accountable for our revenue, and oversees the Marketing and 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.
Dean Graves is Freeman Clarke’s US CEO. Dean will apply his strategic...
Dean Graves is Freeman Clarke’s US CEO. Dean will apply his strategic talent and deep experience in growing already successful businesses to the US arm of the company, where there is enormous demand for fractional IT leaders in mid-market companies.Before Freeman Clarke, Dean was Managing Partner of Praxis Group Consulting, a firm that provides due diligence and oversight services to private equity houses. He was President and COO of Environmental Data Resources (EDR), a company sold in 2018 to Silverlake Partners and Battery Ventures. At EDR, he oversaw daily operations, including business and product development, as well as designing and implementing a successful five-year strategy and business plan.
Before EDR, Dean was a Managing Partner of LogicSource, Inc., a start-up supply chain platform for mid-market companies that, in four years, grew to annualized BPO spend of $1B. At LogicSource, he created a five-year business plan and hired the leadership team responsible for executing corporate strategy.
Prior to LogicSource, Dean was Managing Director, Global Services, at Williamslea, Inc., where he was credited with growing the business into the world’s largest service provider for bank research, deal support, litigation support, workflow, and production, with over 12,500 employees in 65 countries.
Chief Commercial Officer
Paul is a growth advisor and non-executive director to several professional services...
Paul is a growth advisor and non-executive director to several professional services firms in the UK and further afield. He has worked in numerous consulting firms, digital agencies, and recruitment businesses throughout his 20-plus-year career. Between 2014 and 2018, he built and sold Comotion, a group of professional services firms focused on digital transformation. Paul is London-based, and when not working with Freeman Clarke and our clients, he is invariably managing his two very high-energy sons, Benjamin and Daniel.
Gemma joined Freeman Clarke in 2015. Before that she spent 11 years...
Gemma joined Freeman Clarke in 2015. Before that she spent 11 years in Sydney, working in marketing across a number of sectors including, retail, banking, and technology. As Marketing Director, she is responsible for the creation, development, and delivery of our multi-channel marketing strategy, which focuses on communicating to ambitious mid-market businesses. Her efforts drive brand awareness and business growth for both the US and UK operations.
Anthony is the Managing Partner responsible for New York. He is an...
Anthony is the Managing Partner responsible for New York. He is an experienced business technology and operations executive who has been recognized for strategically enabling positive business outcomes via innovative technology transformations. He has led and built technology and process reengineering organizations to achieve revenue and growth objectives.
As an accomplished CIO, Anthony is an expert in defining and guiding technology vision, strategy, and execution across public and private financial services businesses including Geller & Company, GE Asset Management, Grantham Mayo VanOtterloo, PineBridge Investments, and Fidelity Investments. He is extremely comfortable and effective working in fast-paced environments while driving to accelerate customer ROI.
Ken’s experience spans various industries, including Legal, Government, Consumer Package Goods, Pharmaceuticals/Life...
Ken’s experience spans various industries, including Legal, Government, Consumer Package Goods, Pharmaceuticals/Life Sciences, Insurance, and Non-Profit organizations, where he has successfully implemented vertical solutions.
Recently, Ken served as the Chief Technology Officer for a healthcare marketing agency, where he implemented robust technology solutions in data analytics, customer relationship management, and customer experiences. This included developing mobile application platforms, designing responsive web architectures with content management solutions, and crafting effective social media strategies alongside performance measurement tools.
Having established himself as a trusted advisor, Ken effortlessly engages with top business executives, providing valuable insights and guidance to address complex challenges such as cost reduction, outsourcing, new product development, and merger and acquisition strategies. As a former CEO, he has firsthand experience of running a company, coupled with an extensive network of contacts, and a track record of profitable growth.
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.
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.
Eric is Principal with more than 30 years experience in technology. He...
Eric is Principal with more than 30 years experience in technology. He has held key positions as a software engineering manager, enterprise architecture manager, and cybersecurity manager. He has built and managed high performing teams and always identifies and applies the business value of technology, including cloud migration, large application and system design, and vulnerability detection and remediation.
Before joining Freeman Clarke, Eric served as CTO for integration vendors WSO2 and IONA Technologies, Chief Architect for the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse, Chief Architect for the Treasury and Trade Solutions Division of Citicorp, and Chief Security Architect for Citi Consumer Bank.
He has authored or co-authored widely read university textbooks, including “Understanding Web Services,” “Understanding Web Services with SOA,” and “Principles of Transaction Processing.”
Frank is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur, having occupied C-level positions in...
Frank is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur, having occupied C-level positions in several prominent companies. His technical expertise, operational management capabilities, and business development prowess establish him as a standout leader.
Frank successfully built a startup that generated $18 million in revenue within two years. He has been named one of Westchester County’s “Rising Stars” and earned a spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s prestigious “Hot 100 Fastest Growing Businesses in America” list for two consecutive years. Frank has consistently demonstrated his proficiency by overseeing large teams, implementing extensive technology infrastructure projects, providing strategic oversight in software development, and establishing robust cybersecurity controls for multiple organizations. He spent the past decade as Chief Information Officer at Iridian Asset Management.
Frank holds an MBA in Management Information Systems and a BS in Computer Information Systems from Manhattan College.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pat joins Freeman Clarke in the US region having successfully held CTO...
Pat joins Freeman Clarke in the US region having successfully held CTO and executive level technology leadership roles in several business sectors including Manufacturing, Retail, Quick Service Restaurants, B2B, B2C, SAAS, and Ecommerce. He has help lead technical operations and strategy for large multi-national companies as well as start-up ventures. He is an inspirational leader who is passionate about creating innovative strategy and industry-changing solutions that improve company performance and productivity.
Previously, as CTO, Pat spent several years with Subway Restaurants transforming all aspects of technology including POS and digital consumer commerce platforms. Achievements included the world’s largest POS ecosystem rollout to over 38,000 locations in over 75 countries.
Earlier, Pat also held positions as CTO at Bic Corporation, Divisional CIO and EVP at Kodak, Sr. VP of Software Development and Client Services at SmartEquip, Chief Technologist and CTO at TheMarkets.com, and various positions as he rose through the ranks at Hyperion Software (now part of Oracle)
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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.
Thomas is a highly experienced IT leader with over 20 years of...
Thomas is a highly experienced IT leader with over 20 years of expertise in seamlessly integrating business and IT functions while spearheading transformative projects. He has consistently demonstrated effective leadership across the entire spectrum of IT, cultivating high-performance teams and promoting transformation, operational excellence, productivity, and efficiency.
Thomas excels in collaborating with cross-industry business teams, executives, and board members to strategize, communicate, and facilitate the alignment of technical capabilities with corporate objectives. His demonstrated leadership acumen and strategic orientation have consistently translated into the provision of top-tier IT service delivery, thereby enhancing the growth, capabilities, and performance of his respective organizations.
Thomas possesses several industry certifications in the fields of technology and cybersecurity. He has earned a Master of Science degree in Executive Technology Management from Columbia University, located in New York City, and is presently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration from Drexel University.
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.
Talent Business Partner
Kathryn joined Freeman Clarke in 2022 as VP Talent Partner and is...
Kathryn joined Freeman Clarke in 2022 as VP Talent Partner and is responsible for talent acquisition within the US.
As a people focused recruiter, Kathryn is passionate about meeting and matching the right opportunity for prospective talent and business.
Kathryn is an experienced recruiter having worked within agency-based recruitment to leading and establishing a recruitment function inhouse. Kathryn is resourceful in her sourcing of passive and active talent, possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills, and is adaptable in her recruitment approach.
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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