Chief Executive Officer
Gary has been leading software companies focused on the telecoms market for almost 20 years. Early in his career he established a new telecoms software division within ICL/Fujitsu which he ran for five years before going on to be a leader of Intec Telecoms. Here he played a pivotal role in growing the business to over £100m turnover in an eight-year period.
Gary has extensive experience in all aspects of software and services business, spanning sales, engineering and M&A. However, throughout his career, Gary has kept close to the market – always conscious that his overriding responsibility is to make sure our customers are delighted with the products and services we deliver.
Chief Financial Officer
Russell leads our financial operations. He is the conscience of the business, ensuring we take commercially viable decisions. A Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience across a variety of sectors, Russell joined MDS Global from Agrivert Group Ltd where he was Group Finance Director. Prior to working at Agrivert, he was Group Finance Director at Sorex Holdings Ltd, where he helped the group deliver an impressive track record of profitable growth before subsequently being acquired by BASF Plc in 2008.
Outside of work, Russell is a keen sportsman and regularly participates in a wide range of sports including football, running and table tennis.
SVP Business Operations
Barry is responsible for the overall commercial service relationship with our customers. He has gained over 25 years’ extensive leadership experience in managing customer care and experience teams in the telecommunications and IT service provision industries. Today Barry leads MDS Global’s Business Operations, which supports customers 24/7, 365 days a year.
Between 1983 and 1993 Barry was also a professional Rugby League player for Widnes RLFC, during which time they became World Club Champions and he collected many honours within the game. The commitment and experience gained from involvement in top-flight sport is now focused entirely on our customers!
SVP Sales & Alliances
Ben leads the global Sales and Alliances team. He is responsible for driving company revenue growth, and guides the sales, strategic accounts and alliances worldwide. Ben has over 25 years’ telecoms experience in enabling global technology providers in the telecommunications sector, both large, multi-national integrators, and small, dynamic start-ups. Ben specialises in building a driven, global sales teams to execute SaaS/complex sales, and his personal passion is challenging and enabling customers to execute disruptive digital transformation strategies.
Ben spends his free time with his family and children, and enjoys completing biking challenges and swimming.
Amanda leads the Human Resources and Development department and has over 20 years’ experience within the retail, pharmacy and IT industries. Her key areas of specialism include management development and leadership, change management, organisational development, project management, employment law and relations, reward and recognition, and recruitment. Amanda is also a qualified Executive Coach.
Amanda is focused on continuous improvement and believes that people are key to building a high-performance organisation. Amanda is keen to encourage corporate responsibility, so MDS Global supports a number of local charities
Martin oversees MDS Global’s UK and Ireland based engineering organisation, ensuring quality, efficiency and innovation in day-to-day operations. Martin’s responsibilities include solution design, architecture, QA, development and technical delivery. Martin is enthusiastic about new technologies and strives for innovation.
Martin brings a wealth of technical and business experience developed through his 19 years in the telecoms industry. Prior to joining MDS Global, Martin held roles within operations, management, solution design and enterprise architecture for companies such as Telefonica UK and TalkTalk Technology.
VP Product Management
Stephen is responsible for the product roadmap and development, ensuring that MDS Global takes the most appropriate technical direction and delivers best-in-class product software. Stephen has over 20 years’ experience working for major software vendors – defining, building and implementing a range of market leading software products for the telecommunications industry.
From the start of his career as a programmer, Stephen has always had a passion for the detail of software development. He still enjoys understanding new technologies and actively experimenting with them.
VP Strategy & Innovation
Andy has 25 years’ experience in the telecoms industry with a broad background in IT, finance, revenue assurance and service management. He is responsible for defining the company’s strategy and future direction. Through his work in Australia, the US and Europe, he has extensive international telecoms experience, working on major projects with operators, service providers and MVNOs.
Andy is a keen advocate of lifelong learning, so he spends his free time acquiring as many new skills as possible. He is currently learning full-stack web development.