Our leadership team is committed to growth. And it shows. We have featured in the Sunday Times Tech Track list and Investecâ€™s Mid Market 100 list.
MD and Chairman
Adam oversees Certecoâ€™s role within the consultancy industry and steers us towards achieving our vision and delivering our objectives. He has developed a strong leadership culture within the business.
Adam is a tech entrepreneur with over 30 years experience business and technology consulting. He jointly founded Certeco and prior to that was a founder of IS Integration, the UKâ€™s largest independent IT quality management and testing consultancy, which he sold to AppLabs in 2006. Adam is a Chartered Director and Fellow of the IOD.
Richard oversees Certecoâ€™s financial operations and manages relations with some of its key customers and business partners.
Prior to jointly founding Certeco, Richard was managing director of Programme Control, a consultancy specialising in managing business technology change initiatives for the banking sector. Richard has over 30 years of experience working on transformational change programmes in the financial sector.
Graham Â Smith
Graham heads up business development within Certeco and helps innovate many of its new service initiatives. He maintains regular day to day contact with key clients and ensures that we deliver on our promise to our clients and their customers.
Graham was a senior director at IS Integration with Adam and had worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years before jointly founding Certeco.
Phil is a banking specialist and develops and maintains relations with Certecoâ€™s high profile client base. His expertise in service innovation keeps him involved in the development and delivery of Certecoâ€™s services.
Previous to Certeco Phil worked on some of the UKâ€™s largest financial services change programmes and was a senior director at Programme Control with Richard Mossman.
Senior management team
Augusto is COO at Certeco, with responsibility for the management team and the execution of Certecoâ€™s strategy. Augusto oversees the consultancy and operations at Certeco, ensuring the brand values are at the core of everything the company works on.
Augusto is a technology and consulting specialist, with over 15 yearsâ€™ experience across all levels of the industry, from grassroots through to senior management. In this time Augusto has created, developed and grown multiple professional services businesses.
Joining Certeco in 2014, Augusto, together with the senior management team, designed and implemented a new operating model to reinvigorate the company and kick start its next growth phase.
Augustoâ€™s prior experience ranges from medical software design, to large telecom mergers and banking platform optimisation programmes. He has developed a specialist background in data analytics and enterprise performance management, developing consulting businesses in this space in Australia, prior to joining Certeco.
Head of solutions
Danie is head of solutions at Certeco. With the responsibility of managing the practices and the delivery teams, Danie ensures Certecoâ€™s approach is at the core of every project Certeco works on and that the company delivers efficiently and effectively for its clients.
Danie is highly experienced business change and programme management professional, with over 20 yearsâ€™ experience in the technology industry. Specialising in delivering strategic change programmes and managing large teams, prior to Certeco, Danie was a programme manager at the University of Lincoln where one of her key remits was leading a ÂŁ6 million programme to transform the student experience. Prior to that, Danie was a senior manager at Microsoft Consulting Services, with overall responsibility for ÂŁ30 million portfolio of projects, from data warehousing and cloud computing, to desktop migration.
Danie has also held deputy CIO positions for a government defence department and worked as an independent consultant for many large organisations, managing onshore and offshore programmes. Danie started her consultancy career at IS Integration, which was the UKâ€™s largest independent testing consultancy.
Head of Finance
Cathy leads Certecoâ€™s financial team and is responsible for the smooth running of Certecoâ€™s finance engine.
Cathy has worked in financial management for many years with a specialist focus on the consultancy sector. She has been at Certeco since its inception in 2009.
Head of Human Resources
Tim leads the people and development function at Certeco, which is the foundation stone for our business.
Tim has over 30 yearsâ€™ experience in human resources, having worked as a specialist HR consultant and most recently as HR Director at Cap Gemini consulting.