I co-founded VIPR in 2009 with my brother Bob. Prior to VIPR, in 1996 we successfully launched and subsequently sold Moneynet.co.uk, the first personal finance comparison site in the UK. At VIPR I oversee management of the business and I am fully involved in client relations, as well as product strategy and development. Owning a business is very challenging, so when I do get some spare time I enjoy cooking, which I find very relaxing.
I started my career in the insurance market working as a Lloyd’s broker for over 20 years, including 15 years with Marsh. In 2010 my brother and I launched VIPR, where I am responsible for overall strategy and sales. The company is growing steadily and we have established ourselves as market leaders in our specialised sector. Boating and cycling are two of my passions, which I pursue when I have free time on my hands.
I have been at VIPR for over ten years overseeing the development team, which involves steering the direction of products, launching new products and delivering training and demonstrations to clients. There is nothing better than a happy client, which my team strive to maintain. I am a father of three, a gadget junkie and am always on the lookout for the latest technology.
I joined VIPR in April 2018 following an extensive career as Head of IT for a number of insurance companies. As a successful IT professional, with an MBA in technology management I have a wealth of knowledge to bring to the VIPR team. As COO my main role focuses on driving VIPR’s excellent service delivery. This also includes working closely with the board in developing our strategic direction and maximising the potential of our products. Outside the office I enjoy keeping fit through my passion for running and cycling.
I joined VIPR in 2015, and take responsibility for writing test scripts and product testing. Originally I trained as a Cobol programmer working for the MOD and continued developing mainframe systems for 15 years before moving over to web development. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two children and our pets – we have two dogs, five chickens and a snake!
I have twenty-five years of experience of software development in a number of industries, from military and health to broadcasting. I have now been at VIPR for five years planning projects to ensure they are delivered on time, as well as finding project opportunities. In my spare time I like to keep fit and often find myself throwing a punch or two in the boxing ring.
As Business Relationship Manager I am the main point of contact for clients, acting on their behalf to ensure project requirements and deadlines are met.
My goal is to develop client relations and to improve business processes. My previous experience includes five years working within Lloyd’s of London and I also completed an LLB Law Degree.
I have now been at VIPR for 20 months supporting the development team with existing and new software. I am well in tune with the insurance industry having spent five years working with a life insurance company and in the financial services. Outside of work I have a passion for the seas and love scuba diving when I can.