Chief Commercial Officer
Tell us a little about your professional history & how you came to be CCO at TSG
Having started with a career in accountancy, I pivoted into IT in 1998 after holding a number of senior financial and general management roles in the automotive, leisure, and transportation industries.
I then stepped into an IT sales role for a business applications partner specialising in Great Plains. Following a successful 5 years as a Business Development Manager, I took on my first sales leadership position, again in the Business Applications space (specifically Microsoft). It was here that I progressed from sales management to Managing Director of the world’s largest Great Plains partner, and where I remained until 2014.
After a short break and a very brief stop in TSG (2015), I became the Chief Sales Officer for a new Dynamics partner Quantiq in 2016 where I was tasked with helping them grow the revenue 30% YoY. I inherited a team of 5 and on exit in 2021, the sales organisation that I was responsible for numbered 36. Quantiq was acquired by Avanade in 2021 and I remained there to help integrate what was the Qunatiq business into Avanade.
Following this, I was presented with the opportunity of rejoining TSG as Chief Commercial Officer to help supercharge the sales organisation and support the planned and continued growth.
What is the most rewarding part about your role and working here at TSG?
The sense of autonomy and agility is key to my role here at TSG. I’m empowered with the ability to ‘make a difference’ and implement much of my previous experience into the organisation to help with our ambitious growth plans. Being part of the Senior Leadership Team affords me the responsibility that I need to maximise what I have to offer.
Away from work, what do you enjoy doing?
Away from work, I enjoy all sports but particularly Rugby and Football (Nottingham Forest) although my participating days are behind me! I am also a very proud owner of a Rhodesian Ridgeback which also introduces various time demands on me. I have two daughters aged 21 and 17, the eldest of which studies at Newcastle University. I also have a favourite quintessential “local Pub” in the village where I live in South Buckinghamshire and it is not unusual to find me in there!