Perry FawcettChief Executive Officer
Perry has over 25 years’ experience of leading and growing IT services companies. Perry has held senior sales leadership and general management roles at NextiraOne, Star and IBM Global Services. He was most recently an Executive Director at Bluefish Communications and part of the board that grew that business resulting in a successful sale of the company to Vodafone Global Enterprise in 2011.

Perry has an MBA from Manchester Business School, is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and is a member of the IT Livery company within the City of London, where he contributes to both the Employment and Entrepreneurship panels.

Trevor RollsChairman
Having spent the last 20 years in the Networking Industry, Trevor built and sold two business’s in that space.  Initially an integrator, Prime to 2e2 in 2004 and then more recently Netcrowd, A channel services business to Daisy in 2013.  In addition, Trevor has held a number of IT investments, recently exiting Purestone a Digital marketing agency with a share sale back to the founders and Darasoft a specialist Enterprise Management business.

Having been a seed investor in Derive Logic, Trevor has now further invested and taken a role as non-exec Chairman to enable the next phase in the company’s growth. Having previously built and sold two IT services businesses and in addition to Derive Logic is chairman of TechPulse Group and Non-Executive chairman of Ocean Group & GenerateUK. 

 

Chris GoughChief Information & Digital Officer
Chris has worked in the IT Industry for nearly 20 years, having started working for Texaco as Network Manager. Chris spent many years in the integrator channel working for companies such as Prime Business Solutions, 2e2 and Logicalis.  Chris initially worked as a consultant before taking on more senior practice management roles, focusing on networking, security, data centre and unified communications and in recent years specialising in data centre optimisation and particularly in software licensing.

Having worked with large enterprise organisations, Chris understood the challenges faced in data centre licensing and the lack of expertise in the marketplace. Chris founded Derive Logic which quickly built up an enviable reputation as one of the foremost independent data centre software licensing consultancy businesses.

Justyn WaterworthSales & Commercial Director
Justyn has over 20 years’ experience in the IT sector in sales and management positions. Originally qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor, Justyn specialised in commercial property investments in London before plying his trade in Hong Kong. Returning to the UK, Justyn become Commercial Director of a Leisure Company, turning around the business and delivering a successful sale.

Justyn made the transition to IT sales in 1997. He worked for the likes of BTN Networks (acquired by C&W) and Prime Business Solutions, having several roles including Sales Director. Wanting a more exciting, challenging and rewarding career, Justyn recognised the potential of Derive Logic and joined in 2013 as employee number 3.

Chris GreenNon-Executive Director
Chris joined Derive Logic as a Non-Executive Director in 2018, Chris is also on the board of TechPulse Group. As CFO of TechPulse Group he is responsible for the financial management of all the companies within the group, as well as heading up the financial aspects of MindPulse’s non-executive services. Before joining TechPulse, Chris was Financial Controller at a leading SaaS provider.

Originally qualifying in practice, Chris was awarded two commendations by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants for placing 9th in the world for two examinations. After making the move into industry, Chris’ career has been focussed within the technology sector gaining experience in M&A, financing and due diligence.

Christopher LewisHead of Marketing, Solutions & Alliances
Chris has over 23 years’ experience in Marketing and Alliances leadership in the IT and Technology industries, with a proven track record Chris built several high performing and multi award-winning teams. As a Chartered Marketer with a BA (Hons) and Master’s Degree in Marketing, Chris has held international Marketing leadership roles at organisations including Marconi Plc, SCC, Infor, NextiraOne and most recently was Marketing Director at Dimension Data UK & Ireland.

Chris was invited to serve as a member of Cisco’s Global Partner Marketing Council (GPMC), he has also been an Alumni Trustee at the University of Northampton and worked on student mentoring programmes at the University of Northampton and Wolverhampton University.  Chris has also worked with local schools and academies as part of the Inspire the Future programme.


Paul Stevens-CraigHead of Consulting
Paul has worked in the IT Industry for over 25 years, he has spent many years in senior management or software and license consultant roles for many companies such as Oracle, Hitachi Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).   Since leaving Oracle in 2005, Paul primarily focused on complex vendors such as Oracle, SAP and IBM, incorporating advisory services such as process and contract management, licensing, optimisation and risk mitigation.

Paul joined Derive Logic December 2016 as Head of Consulting and his role to continue the success in supporting partners and customers, plus, lead and enhance a best in practice consultancy team and creating a centre of excellence through experienced consultants and the Derive Logic apprenticeship program. Paul provides customers with expertise and advisory services with reference to IT Asset Management and IT/Digital Transformation initiatives. 

Tony DoyOperations Director
Tony joined Derive Logic as Head of Service Engagement mid-2017 and was promoted to Operations Director in 2018.  Tony previously worked at Ricoh where he was the Senior Service Operations Manager on the Vodafone account, responsible for an outsource service to support the Vodafone IP Security environment across Data Centres in the UK, Milan, Germany, Spain and Ireland.

Tony also served with the Royal Air Force for 22 years, initially as an Electronics Engineer and then transitioning to IT Operations.  He did tours in Germany, Cyprus, Italy and various countries in the Middle East.  He also managed a team of engineers supporting an electronic diagnostic system for the Merlin Helicopter both in the UK and in deployed theatres around the world..


Richard DuttonHead of Sales – Transformation Practice
Richard has a career spanning 30 years experience of working within the Telecommunications and IT industries, working for Professional Services, Consultancy, System Integration and Product Vendor companies.  His roles have included customer-facing client management, financial and operational management responsibilities.  Richard began life as an engineer, progressing to pre sales technical support, into service and operational management and then a Board Director with Alcatel.

Richard spent the last 12 years working with and growing independent professional and managed services consultancy companies, with no allegiance to any technology or product vendors.  Transformation and changing the way that companies adopt technology and transform their operating models has become Richard’s passion. Richard joined Derive Logic to develop and grow the Transformation Practice, delivering programme outcomes, consultancy services and expert skills, to meet the clients’ transformation demands.

 

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