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Simon Goodenough

Simon Goodenough

Simon is an experienced, hands-on Chairman & CEO that works with PE backed Enterprise Cloud and IT Managed Services organisations. He has a demonstrable track record of growing small-to-medium sized IT businesses and aligning them with the demands of their client base. Simon became CEO of DSP in 2018, having led a Management Buy-Out supported by YFM Equity Partners. He has been with the business since 2013, initially as Non-Executive Director and then Investor Chairman. 

Prior to joining DSP Simon was Co-Founder of Quantix, a LivingBridge backed business that transformed the remote Oracle and Microsoft DBA support services landscape in the late 2000s.

Professionally Simon enjoys harnessing new technologies and investing in youth; at present this means innovating new managed services that are built on Machine Learning, Data Science and Automation, as well as offering internships and training to support this. Personally Simon is a passionate family man, a keen runner and supporter-cum-sponsor of his local amateur rugby club.

Meet our leadership team

Our leadership team is made up of a variety people from different backgrounds and industries. They have come together to offer their varied wealth of experience, boundless enthusiasm and technical knowledge from their specific areas of specialty. 


Some of these industry leaders have been within the IT solutions industry for as much as 30+ years and have passed down their knowledge to the next generation of DSP staff, creating a strong and well educated team.

Although we are an IT solutions company we still have plenty of personality and human connection, it’s how we relate to our customers and help their businesses grow to their full potential.

John Hawkins

John Hawkins


John Hawkins is a well-respected and successful serial Chairman of both Private Equity backed and Public companies, with an excellent track record in creating value & achieving excellent returns for Investors. 

John has extensive experience of strategic growth and implementation, particularly expansion of global markets, drawing on his experience as a CEO where he lived and worked in the US, Far East & North America. 
Tracy Westall

Tracy Westall

Non-Executive Director

Tracy is a highly respected figure in the UK digital technology sector, having operated as a board-level executive for over 30 years.

She has a strong commercial background and a high-profile portfolio of non-executive directorships and board memberships including the Department for Transport, WM5G Ltd, Birmingham Tech Week and as a Governor at Birmingham City University.

Charlie Love

Chief Financial Officer

Charlie is a commercially and value focused CFO with a background in private equity, services, and regulated financial service businesses. He has spearheaded significant value creation within both publicly owned and private equity backed enterprises with recent successful exits for private equity owners from London market insurance businesses. He has experience in global strategy, and finance and operations including mergers and acquisition origination, execution and integration. 

Charlie develops diverse support function teams to partner with business leaders and deliver exceptional business outcomes.

Phil Brown

Phil Brown

Chief Technology Officer

My role at DSP is to help clients embrace Cloud technology; I work with organisations of all sizes, from the toe dippers to the large scale migrations. 

Each engagement provides interesting challenges; but more importantly great opportunities for organisation to redefine how they utilise and consume IT.  It’s my primary objective to help the organisation make the best choices when it comes to Cloud.

Marina Christie

Marina Christie

Chief Operating Officer

Marina is a highly experienced solutions-focused and results-driven operations executive with over 15 years of experience in driving process improvement, cost optimisation, leading cross-functional teams and driving transformational change. Marina’s focus at DSP is on managed service delivery functions, long-term project engagements and business operations.

Lee Walker

Lee Walker

Chief Revenue Officer

Lee joined DSP in August 2015 having worked for 15 years within the Partner community. The mission on joining was to drive DSP's efforts in the Oracle and Cloud marketplace through sales, Alliances, and Practice Directorship.  

His experiences of working within the Oracle Partner community and beyond, through Quantix and Interoute (GTT), have provided the perfect platform for Lee to head the next stage of DSP's sales activities.

Mark Vivian

Mark Vivian

Chief Experience Officer

Mark joined Claremont in 2011 as an Operations & Services Director and became CEO in 2012. Throughout his time at Claremont, Mark oversaw a strategic shift in the business from a pure-play consultancy to a Managed Services Provider. Following the acquisition of Claremont by DSP in 2022, Mark was appointed to the Group Board and became CXO.

Theresa Williams

Theresa Williams

Chief People Officer

Theresa has over 20 years of global experience driving transformational change and strategic initiatives for organisations undergoing transition and growth. Her expertise includes organisational development and transformation, Mergers and Acquisitions and business operations.

Her role across the DSP Group focuses on supporting business growth objectives by shaping and delivering strategically aligned company culture and people solutions.

Jon Cowling

Jonathan Cowling

Director of Marketing

Jonathan joined DSP in 2013, bringing with him a wealth of experience in helping SME’s deliver successful business generation and GTM solutions.

Recognised as an authority on digital B2B marketing practices, Jonathan continues to build and implement best practice data-driven inbound marketing strategies - focused on helping companies realise the benefits of Data Management and Cloud Platform consultancy and support services from DSP.


Espe du Plessis

Group Finance Director

Espe has extensive experience in finance including strategy, M&A, business partnering, transformation and international expansion within private equity backed groups in the tech and telco sector. He is recognised for developing and building teams, processes and systems to support fast-growing organisations and advising boards on commercial and operational strategies.

Simon Greenwood

Simon Greenwood

Development Services Director

Simon who joined DSP in 2020 is a well-respected subject matter expert on Development technologies and leads our team of Development Consultants, this division also includes EMAE’s leading APEX practice.

With over 25 years of experience in IT management, project management, and Software Development, Simon has consistently demonstrated his ability to lead and inspire teams, align technology with client objectives, and deliver results that significantly impact the bottom line. He has an extensive background in Oracle software development and a strong track record of driving efficiency and growth within organisations. Prior to DSP Simon was a company director of Explorer UK.

Dev Nayak

Dev Nayak

Director of Innovation

I joined DSP back in 2000 to help our clients realise the competitive advantage of database technology and make business sense of the complexity of IT. 

This opportunity is even greater today. The pace of change in IT is phenomenal and managing a company during these times is incredibly exciting. 
Lee Spowart

Lee Spowart

Head Of Cloud Solutions

Lee is a highly skilled professional with over a decade of experience in database administration and Cloud technologies.

Beginning his career as a Database Administrator, Lee distinguished himself in managing complex databases and optimising performance to meet business needs. With a keen focus on continuous learning, Lee seamlessly integrated Cloud technologies into his skills portfolio.

He has subsequently held several leadership roles across MSPs within the technology sector and now heads up our Cloud Solutions team at DSP. 

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Jonathan Stuart

Head of Managed Services

Jonathan is an Oracle technology and E-Business Suite professional services specialist with extensive experience in delivering Oracle-based solutions and building associated businesses and service lines. He comes from an Oracle technology background but equally understands business requirements and how services can be delivered effectively.

His approach is always to deliver services with a strong emphasis on attention to detail, proactivity, and integrity leading to consistently high customer satisfaction ratings.

Kevin Orr

Kevin Orr

Head of Professional Services

Kevin joined DSP in 2017 to build and lead a new Project Management capability. Now as Head of Professional Services he brings a high degree of professionalism, organisation and customer focus to the Professional Services function.

He is a highly motivated and service driven individual, bringing to bear many years of experience in the IT and Telecommunications sectors, now leading a team of exceptional talent to deliver best in class services to our customers.

Emma Jarvis

Emma Jarvis

People Consultant

Emma is a highly experienced people consultant, with over 25 years' experience working in a range of diverse organisations and industries.

She is a qualified member of the CIPD and has worked in a number of key HR positions, providing strategic HR advice on projects and people issues.

Who we are

Our leadership team are completely committed to working with your business to bring it to a whole new level of success. Between us we represent a diverse host of different and unique skills sets. Aside from our leadership team we also have numerous other staff members who work together tirelessly to help us achieve the best possible results.

We believe that we can not only propose effective business solutions to your company but that our own business is an accurate representation of how to run a business with efficiency and panache. Here at DSP we are immensely proud of our staff who are the driving force behind our success.

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