Nicholas (Nic) Birtles has been Chairman of Konetic since mid 2005 and has served as a Non-Executive Director of Konetic since 2003.
Originally from England, Nic has recently spent over nine years living and working in California’s Silicon Valley, where he held roles such as Chief Executive of Constellar (a leading Enterprise Application Integration EAI software vendor) and Executive Vice President of World-wide Operations for Gupta Corporation.
Prior to moving to Silicon Valley, Nic was Senior Vice President of Europe for Gupta & also Senior Vice President of Europe for Ingres Corporation (a leading Relational Database Vendor) while it grew from zero revenues to over $100 Mil pa in less than 5 years. Nic started his IT career over 40 years ago initially as a Programmer, then moved in Sales, Marketing & Management.
Nic was also on the Executive Council of the CSSA (the UK IT Industry Association now called Intellect) for several years, where he chaired their Single European Market Committee. He is currently the Chairman of the Entrepreneurship Committee for the Information Technologists Livery Company.
Currently Nic is also an Angel Investor & Chairman in several early stage Software Companies. Nic has also written many published articles on IT Sales & Marketing Strategies plus co-authored a book, on the subject of motivation for business success, called "Ever Onward".
Paul was appointed to the board of Konetic as Managing Director in January 2012. He has shaped and steered the company strategy into a SaaS customer focussed , highly secure and trustworthy business. Paul is a pragmatic, results orientated Business and IT Professional who has held a successful career in IT Services for over 35 years. Paul uses his combination of business acumen, leadership, IT knowledge & client engagement to identify issues, design answers, deploy and successfully implement business success. Specialties: Business Management & Development, Board Room, Contract Management, IT & Project Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sales & Marketing, Management Development, Business Strategy and Planning.
Kathie is currently Director of Routech (a consultancy/interim management organisation specialising in developing Channels, Alliances and Partnerships for technology companies who want to do business in the UK/Europe) and non-Exec Director of Konetic.
Kathie’s career has spanned VP level roles in Sales, Alliances & Channels, Business Development and broad business-to-business Marketing across such Technology companies as IBM, Oracle, Exodus Communications and BT Global Services.
Kathie is Australian and has an MBA from City University Business School, London.
A commercially orientated Group Finance Director with considerable corporate finance, financial and operational management experience in Europe and the United States, both in international listed companies as well in a Private Equity backed MBO.
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