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Board of Directors

Nic Birtles Chairman

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 Finch Managing Director

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 Osborne

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.

Bill Lazarus CFO

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.

Key Skills & Experience include:

  • Financial and operational management in international groups with considerable experience in Europe and USA
  • Extensive Corporate Banking experience including MBO funding and syndication, refinancing and private debt placement in both UK and USA
  • Secondary Buyout experience
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Acquisitions, Disposals and Demergers
  • Plc Equity Raising (Placements & Rights Issues) & Takeover experience

Konetic’s solutions offer a secure, high volume, SaaS based eRecruitment solution.

Over the last 12 months Konetic Clients have processed:
  • 250,000 applications
  • 450,000 registering applicants
  • 80,000 first interviews
  • 35,000 offers of employment
  • at an average cost of hire of just £60!
  • Zero security breaches
  • A UK company
  • UK data centres
  • A greener, smarter solution

Contact us for an initial discussion about your eRecruitment needs.

Demanding recruitment processes, made simple.

Govia Thameslink Railway

used Konetic Active to dramatically reduce the cost of recruiting and bring recruitment in-house.

Are You Ready For The Next Step?

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London office

Konetic Limited
Hamilton House
1 Temple Avenue
London EC4Y 0HA

(020) 3053 9160

Chatham office

Konetic Limited
77 High Street
Kent ME4 4EE

(020) 3053 9166

Latest News

Paul Finch on Hiring Through Gamification

Paul Finch was invited to comment by the BBC World News team on 26th Feb 2015 about an innovative approach to select graduate recruits using gamification software.

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