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.
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 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 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.
Chief Financial Officer
An entrepreneurial Finance Professional with over 20 years’ board level experience in both public and private equity backed technology businesses as an executive and non-executive director.
Adept at successfully shaping and implementing high-level strategy and helping businesses to grow.
Experience in working with both VC/PE investors and management teams has enabled a deep understanding of the inter-dependency between investors and entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
Chief Operations 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 COO.
Director of Innovation
This opportunity is even greater today. The pace of change in IT is phenomenal and managing a company during these times is incredibly exciting.
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.
Koby joined DSP in June 2021 to lead the Finance team. Koby is responsible for the financial operations including; financial reporting, budgeting, treasury management and maintaining systems of internal controls, in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational policies and strategies. Koby has extensive experience ranging from FTSE100 companies to PE-backed businesses.
Prior to DSP, Koby had previously held a variety of senior financial management roles with The Up Group, Globe Business Media Group and Kantar TNS (WPP plc). Prior to moving into industry and commerce, Koby was an auditor with Ernst & Young.
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.
Head of Managed Services
Neil joined DSP in 2020 following the acquisition of Explorer where he established a well-respected Technical Services practice within the industry. With over 20 years of experience providing database services to a broad range of customers, Neil brings a wealth of knowledge to DSP.
Now leading a team of highly talented Service Management and Technical consultants, who are responsible for the implementation and delivery of DSP's Managed Service solutions, Neil strives to exceed the high standards expected by all DSP customers by delivering an industry leading Managed Service solution.
Head of Development
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.
Head of Service Excellence
Andy joined DSP in 2021, having already worked with us for many years as part of his own monitoring business.
Andy is responsible for ensuring we maintain our consistently high standards of customer service throughout the business.
Head of People and Talent
Carol's background is in Finance and HR, with previous roles at Ernst and Young. She is a member of the ICAEW and a Chartered Member of the CIPD. Carol is passionate about all things People. She was Director of Finance and People at Claremont for ten years, before taking the lead on People and Talent for the DSP Group, following the acquisition of Claremont in 2022.
Head of Recruitment
With around 15 years of recruitment experience within an Oracle and Microsoft environment, Andy is seen as a subject matter expert within the Oracle and Microsoft recruitment world. He has successfully launched new recruitment processes and methodologies across a broad range of disciplines within the IT recruitment field and has been successfully putting these into place in a number of partners organisations.
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.