Bob Brittaine, an electronics engineer by profession, owned and managed a successful UK IT services company, employing 300 staff, before selling it to a PLC in 2007. Bob continued with the new entity, heading up Sales and Marketing and integrating his former company. He also is the President of Euroserv, an association comprising IT services companies across Europe, a post he has held for over 20 years. In 2010, Bob formed a consultancy business focused on assisting owner-managers in achieving their personal aims and strategic goals. With these aims in mind, Bob joined CMI in 2012 as an investor and Chairman, as the business embarked on an expansionary phase to develop CMI into a UK National Managed Services business. With a wealth of experience and track record in the IT services sector, Bob brings the pragmatic input and advice where needed and the energy to develop the business.
With interests also in property portfolio and property development, Bob also finds time for gardening and following F1 motor racing.
Ken Roulston has worked in IT for over thirty-eight years and has extensive experience in the IT Services arena. Ken started out as an engineer before realising that selling IT services and hardware interested him most. He joined the original CMI and, through organic and acquisitive growth. he was instrumental in the formation of Aurora UniComp, which was subsequently purchased by the Viridian Group, becoming Sx3, now Capita Plc. He then went on to spend time in Telecoms and the Internet industry but came back to IT Services with the formation of the new CMI in 2009.
Ken’s goal is for the CMI team to offer an unrivalled level of client service. He says he doesn’t have a lot of spare time so what little he does have is taken up with researching his ancestry, travelling, compiling spreadsheets (yes, they relax him!) and cooking.
Mike O'Neill has been working in IT for over 20 years and has a solid technical background. Having started his career as a support engineer, Mike’s business management skills helped him quickly progress into senior management roles. A Chartered IT Professional, he has worked with a number of successful organisations including ION Technologies, UNITE Solutions and Ethos IS before joining CMI in 2008.
In his free time, Mike enjoys chilling with the family and supporting Manchester United football club.
Graham Stead is a rare mix of the “Techie” and “Commercial” and has been in the IT Industry for over 30 years. He started out as a field engineer back in the day with HP but, after 8 years, seized the opportunity to start his own business and Solsis was born. The business was eventually sold to CMI.
For Graham, the business was always about providing a strong client focus and whilst he loves winning the deal, the longer-term relationships he has built with clients are what matter most.
His boys keep him busy when he’s not working and he enjoys a round or two of golf (but says he doesn’t play enough to improve his handicap!). He may well be too busy training for things like the 3-peaks challenge, which he loved, or the 50-mile walk he did in 24 hours, or his London-to-Paris bike ride last year, which he hated, or supporting Chelsea!
Jeremy is a Chartered Accountant with extensive commercial and financial management skills within a broad spectrum of organisations, from SME’s to multi-nationals, including a national bakery chain, a leading embedded software company and an educational investor with interests in East Africa. Jeremy was also based in Geneva for three years whilst working for telecoms giant SITA as Vice President, Finance. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
His extensive experience has seen him work for a variety of organisations including RAC (Royal Automobile Club), Galileo International, the global computer reservation system for the travel industry, and KPMG.
In his spare time, Jeremy is a governor of a primary school, a trustee of a Registered Charity and enjoys classical music, singing, and foreign travel.