Leadership

Leadership

The Agilisys Leadership Team is responsible for the strategic direction of the company.

The team works in collaboration with employee owners from across the company to ensure that we continually meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, as well as providing a positive and engaging environment for all our employees.

Leadership team

Steven Beard

Chief Executive Officer

Steven is the Group Chief Executive who joined the Agilisys Board initially as Chief Financial Officer taking charge of the group’s finance, procurement and India operations. Steven has extensive experience with high growth entrepreneurial organisations, especially within the business services sector.

He joined Agilisys from Xchanging plc, the global business process and technology company; over his 10 years there he held a number of senior positions at both the company’s UK and US operations, serving on the plc Management board. Prior to Xchanging, Steven was CFO of Redwave plc, the U.K.–based venture capital business. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Jonathan Bradshaw

Director of Technology

Jonathan is the Director of Technology with responsibility for technology strategy, and the development of new technology products and services across the Agilisys Group. He has extensive experience leading the design and delivery of large scale business systems.

Prior to Agilisys, Jonathan held senior technology and transformation roles at Xchanging, IBM and Capita working across many industries. He has deep knowledge of insurance in particular and spent five years in a delivery leadership role transitioning the London Insurance Market to digital processing. Jonathan is an alumnus of Downing College, Cambridge holding a BA in Physics and the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

Ashley Bryant

Director of Customer Service

Ashley joined Agilisys in December 2010 at the formation of the Elevate joint venture between Agilisys and the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and assumed the role of Director of Customer Service in June 2016. Ashley is responsible for the delivery of digital and customer contact services as well as leading on growth and development of the business. Since joining Agilisys Ashley has been responsible for developing solutions for new clients and delivering transformation across our customer service operations, introducing new services and insights to enhance the customer experience.

Prior to joining Agilisys Ashley has worked across the public sector delivering customer service operations and transforming access to services for citizens across the UK.

Iveta Cabajova

Group Finance Director

Iveta joined Agilisys in February 2010 as Group Financial Controller and in June 2013 assumed the role of Group Finance Director. Iveta is responsible for Finance, India operations, and Estate & Facilities Management. Iveta is tasked with supporting the business in delivering financial objectives and ensures that financial governance is followed. Iveta holds a Master Degree in Corporate Real Estate Finance from CASS Business School and is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant.

Nicky Cox

Managing Partner

As Managing Partner Nicky is responsible for the delivery of transformation programmes and projects across all of our customers. He also leads the highly successful Graduate Internship Programme at Agilisys.

Nicky previously led the London Borough of Barnet strategic partnership and has led many public sector and private consulting engagements for Agilisys. Prior to that Nicky held consulting roles at PA Consulting Group and the Forum Concept working for private sector clients including First Group, Esselte and BP.

Mark Gordon

Commercial Director

As the Commercial Director for Agilisys, Mark is responsible for client satisfaction and commercial growth. Mark has previously worked for Agilisys in the AGMA region. Mark brings a wealth of external experience to the Commercial Director role from a variety of positions in the consulting, contracting and outsourcing industries. His background encompasses global, PLC and private equity businesses.

Sean Grimes

Director of IT Services

Sean is responsible for our business-wide core capabilities, including IT and Cloud, and Business Process Services, ensuring these offerings continue to develop to meet customer needs. Sean is also responsible for strategic development of our Healthcare business.

Sean joined Agilisys from Cambridge Management Consultants, where he spent six years managing several strategic engagements throughout Europe. Sean holds a first class degree in Business Studies and Quantitative Business Analysis.

Richard Hanrahan

Director of Sales & Marketing

Richard is responsible for the sales and marketing activity across Agilisys, focusing on how we communicate our message to the market, articulate our value to prospects, and present that value in an integrated and consistent way across all communication channels. Richard brings a wealth of experience to this field, having served in senior leadership roles across the sales and marketing function for many years. Having led our Customer Service division for four years, Richard has real clarity and insight into the challenges that our customers are facing and how our products, services and solutions can help them meet those challenges.

Before joining Agilisys Richard was involved in the design and delivery of transformational outsourcing projects for organisations including The Listening Company, beCogent and Dataforce.

Andrew Mindenhall

Business Development and Client Director

Andrew is the Business Development Director and one of the founding members of Agilisys, responsible for winning new business and building strategic relationships with clients. Andrew started at Agilisys over 13 years ago as the Director for Human Resources before going on to lead a number of our strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining Agilisys, Andrew held senior operational roles at Waddingtons plc, Marshalls plc, and Bettys & Taylor's Group.

Simon Mounsey

HR Director

Simon is responsible for HR across Agilisys, including our strategic local government partnerships. Since joining Agilisys in 2003 from major recruitment provider, Manpower, Simon has been responsible for implementing Agilisys’ Performance Management Framework and for the HR transition delivery of each of our strategic partnerships.

Nigel Muirhead

Products Director

Nigel is responsible for the development and growth of our digital platforms and client satisfaction. Prior to this Nigel led several strategic partnerships including those with Rochdale, St.Helens and Sandwell Councils.

Nigel previously worked for M&S and Fujitsu Services in a variety of roles including HR, Logistics, Services and Account Management.

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Charles Mindenhall

Founder

Charles Mindenhall is Co-Founder of Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s leading Venture Builder. Blenheim Chalcot traces its roots back to netdecisions which Charles and his business partner Manoj Badale founded back in 1998.

Blenheim Chalcot specialises in building digital businesses that transform industries. It has portfolio sales of over £300m, more than 3,000 employees, and a successful track record of over 40 companies across IT services and software platforms, financial services, education and media.

Charles is a Trustee of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. He chairs OnSide London and the Technology Trust and is a Trustee of OnSide, iCould and the Bridges Charitable Trust.

Charles has an MA in Philosophy and Psychology from Christ Church, Oxford University, and was formerly at Monitor Company.

Manoj Badale

Founder

Manoj Badale is Co-Founder of Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s leading Venture Builder. Blenheim Chalcot traces its roots back to netdecisions which Manoj and his business partner Charles Mindenhall founded back in 1998.

Blenheim Chalcot specialises in building digital businesses that transform industries. It has portfolio sales of over £300m, more than 3,000 employees, and a successful track record of over 40 companies across IT services and software platforms, financial services, education and media.

Manoj is Chairman of The British Asian Trust. He was also Chairman of Operation Smile UK for over ten years, and a founding Trustee of the Technology Trust.

Manoj has an MA in economics from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University and was formerly a partner at Monitor Company where he spent time in the UK, Germany and India.

Steven Beard

Chief Executive Officer

Steven is the Group Chief Executive who joined the Agilisys Board initially as Chief Financial Officer taking charge of the group’s finance, procurement and India operations. Steven has extensive experience with high growth entrepreneurial organisations, especially within the business services sector.

He joined Agilisys from Xchanging plc, the global business process and technology company; over his 10 years there he held a number of senior positions at both the company’s UK and US operations, serving on the plc Management board. Prior to Xchanging, Steven was CFO of Redwave plc, the U.K.–based venture capital business. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Ewan Stradling

Director

Ewan is the founder and CEO of BMS Finance, a specialist direct lending business. BMS provides debt finance to high growth SMEs in the UK and Ireland.

Prior to founding BMS Finance, Ewan worked with a range of companies, as Group CFO for the Netdecisions Group, including Agilisys. He was responsible for the group’s commercial, legal and finance functions. His experience included numerous corporate transactions, a substantial turnaround and restructuring, following the dotcom crash, and board positions as an investor director. Prior to joining the Netdecisions Group, Ewan worked for Investec in the corporate finance department. He specialised in M&A within the small and mid-cap sector.