I have over 30 years experience within the IT industry starting with selling the humble Microcom MNP modem! Those were the days.
Over the years I have established a number of US companies within the European market such as Axent, Whittman, Aventail Europe, LogRythm and Vormetric. Each of these companies has introduced me to some truly interesting people, many of whom are now friends.
Taking leading-edge technologies into new markets is always a challenge but by careful marketing and in-depth support, I have managed to develop a strong business brand throughout Europe working closely with trusted partners to deliver total satisfaction to clients at all levels of business maturity.
I take a business approach to data security and strive to ensure the technology meets my clients internal or compliance needs but not at the cost of business efficiency. So by taking a practical approach, the outcome is more cost effective and better secured as the client’s organisation uses the technology rather than fight against it.
I continue to enjoy the challenge of building successful businesses and of bringing new products to market.
Personally, I enjoy cooking, especially Japanese, would love to own some classic cars and I enjoy flying and hold a private pilot’s licence.
A little-known fact is I was a DJ in my ‘younger’ years. I worked many nightclubs and bars and had my own mobile disco which I named Tracer 8, why I haven’t a clue! Let me know if I did a party for you back in the day….
Head of Business Development & Marketing
I started my marketing career over 10 years ago, coming from a sales & business development background, which I have been involved in for most of my business life.
I am now firmly engrossed in cybersecurity as part of my role at Digital Pathways; which involves business development & marketing of our products and services, as well as working with suppliers and partners for all the best of breed solutions that we can offer our diverse range of customers at both SMB & Enterprise level.
As part of my role as Marketing Manager, I have grown the brand to become a recognisable and well-respected company. We now have an array of prestigious awards and some pretty impressive leading industry partners that we work with, adding value to our portfolio of products and solutions. In addition to this, we have recently launched our own range of Managed Security services to the SMB market, providing enterprise-level security products at affordable pricing, without the need of draining already valuable internal resources for our customers.
The world of cybersecurity & data protection is fascinating to me and is a constant learning curve, new products, new ways of hacking our sensitive data and new regulations & legislation all make it an interesting industry to work in. Because of this, I continue to study and improve my skillsets and continue to utilise these skills within my varied roles at Digital Pathways.
When work isn’t at the forefront of my mind; which isn’t very often, my time is spent with my family, enjoying our love of food and cooking, music, (one of my daughters is a singer), travel, movies, reading and sporting activities including running, clay pigeon shooting, sword fencing and skiing & riding my first motorbike after taking my CBT and theory test. Next step my full motorbike licence as well as attempting snowboarding.
Little Known Fact about me: I was in the well known TV programme ‘Men Behaving Badly’