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Our values and collaborative culture are very much inspired by our leadership team, in our mission to deliver value and unprecedented results for our clients, our partners, our people and the wider social community. Meet some of our leadership team by reading their profiles below.

Executive Team

Keith Clark

Keith Clark

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President & CEO

Godalming, UK

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Keith Clark (KC) has been responsible for MTI for the last 16 years of his 26 years with the Company. KC joined MTI in 1990, appointed to create and build a European & US services business, before moving to a more senior multi-functional role, which included the introduction of private equity to help finance business growth. KC was Worldwide COO for MTI Corporation USA, before the separation of the two companies in November 2007, and subsequent successful transition to make MTI Europe independent. KC remains a prime force in leading MTI’s evolution from manufacturer, to systems integrator, to global solutions & services provider, delivering profitable year-on-year growth in every area of the business, across every region.

Between 1971 and 1980 KC served with the military, developing managerial, technical, operational and logistics skills that would prove an asset in his move to the private sector. In 1980 KC joined Systems Industries, a prominent technology integrator, where he worked in various senior operational management roles for 10 years, prior to MTI. With over 36 years’ experience in the technology sector, KC has long been acknowledged as a respected industry figure, who cares passionately about MTI, our people, our clients, our partners and the relationships we build.

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Ian Parslow

Ian Parslow

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Senior Vice President Sales

Godalming, UK

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Ian Parslow is responsible for MTI global sales. Reporting to Ian is a team of highly experienced Vice Presidents, Sales, Marketing & Operational Practice Directors, Sales & Technical Managers, spread across all practice areas and regional offices. Previously VP of Sales, UK & Ireland at MTI, in his latest role, Ian continues to be instrumental in MTI’s evolution to global solutions and services provider, working with his teams to; refine sales strategies and approaches, develop new direct and indirect market opportunities and revenue streams, to deliver year-on-year profitable growth and to ensure MTI meets ambitious targets for the next phase of business growth.

Ian started his technology career with a regional, high-end data storage VAR, working with a portfolio of international vendors. Between 1996 and 2000 Ian was in a senior sales role at StorageTek, subsequently acquired by Sun Microsystems. Prior to joining MTI in 2004, Ian worked at EMC for four years, in a variety of sales and sales management roles, culminating in the position of Channel District Sales Manager, responsible for a team focused on EMC’s key partner; BT. With over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, Ian brings a wealth of knowledge from working with organisations of all sizes across public, social and private sectors, combined with an infectious energy and a passionate commitment to deliver excellent, lasting results for our clients and our partners.

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Tony Conway

Tony Conway

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Vice President Customer Services

Godalming, UK

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Tony Conway is responsible for every aspect of global services delivery for MTI, which includes extensive support operations, covering thousands of client and partner contracts worldwide.  In line with company strategy, Tony has developed consistent, profitable, direct and indirect annuity streams. He is supported in each country by highly skilled and experienced operational Directors, all of whom are committed to the highest levels of client service. As well as being responsible for professional, consulting, maintenance and support service delivery teams, over recent years Tony has ensured MTI’s successful evolution to a global solutions and services provider by developing an extensive managed services portfolio, including a specialist team and 24x7x365 Secure Operations Centre (SOC), also responsible for the design, delivery and on-going proactive management of MTI business systems.

Following his achievement of a Dip in Telecommunications Engineering, Tony started his career working for Data Products, a high-speed printer manufacturer, subsequently acquired by Hitachi in 1984. Tony then joined Systems Industries, a prominent technology integrator, where he worked in various senior customer service and support roles for six years, prior to joining MTI in 1990. With over 30 years’ experience in the technology sector, Tony has long been a respected industry figure, passionately committed to operational and service excellence, continuous improvement and value through people, solutions and services.

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Rainer Held

Rainer Held

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Senior Vice President, Finance

Wiesbaden German Head Office

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Rainer Held is responsible for MTI’s global finance and administration functions, with teams operating across France, Germany and the UK.

A chartered accountant with a strong commercial focus, Rainer is a key figure within the executive management team. Before joining MTI in 1996, Rainer was in a financial management role at McDonnell Douglas Information Systems and has almost 30 years of international financial management experience, gained predominantly in the IT industry.

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French Management Team

Damian Saura

Damian Saura

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Vice President Sales

Paris, France Head Office

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Damian Saura is responsible for sales and marketing operations across regional offices in Paris and Lyon, focused on driving the next phase of business growth for MTI France, through MTI’s portfolio of solutions and services.  Damian’s team includes a group of sales and marketing professionals and technical specialists, with experience across a diverse range of vertical markets, offering thought leadership and a consultative approach, helping organisations accelerate business transformation through IT. As well as developing new business streams and initiatives, Damian is also responsible for maintaining and further developing our strategic advantage and close working local partnerships with key vendors such as Cisco, Citrix, EMC, Oracle, SAP and VMware.

Prior to joining MTI in 1998, Damian held a senior sales leadership position at Amdahl Computing, responsible for public sector/government sales. Damian also spent 8 years at EMC in a variety of sales and sales management positions, culminating in the role of EMC Country Sales Manager for France.  Before EMC he worked for Micro Informatique Diffusion Group VRG and Sigrid Societe de Services Informatiques et d’Ingenierie. Damian started his IT career with Philips as a research engineer in 1985 and he studied computing and electronics at Paris VI University and Lyon University.  With over 19 years’ experience in the IT industry, Damian brings a wealth of market knowledge from working at all levels, within organisations of all sizes, from multi-nationals to small medium enterprises, to include major household names, public sector and media organisations.  Damian and his team are hugely motivated and committed to develop long-term partnerships that deliver real and lasting business value to our clients and partners.

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Nicolas Naulot

Nicolas Naulot

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Director Customer Services

Paris, France Head Office

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Nicolas Naulot is responsible for the MTI France Customer Services Division. His team includes a group of highly qualified and experienced consultants, responsible for professional, consulting, assessment and delivery services.  Nicolas also has an experienced and accredited team of service engineers, focused on local delivery and support of MTI solutions and services for French clients and partners.  All service teams utilise industry standard frameworks such as ITIL and Prince2 and are further  underpinned by an extensive range of proactive monitoring and management services through MTI’s global 24 x 7 x 365 Secure Operations Centre (SOC).

With his experience in the technology services sector, Nicolas brings significant experience in the successful delivery and on-going management of a wide variety of complex contracts across a diverse range of industry sectors.

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German Management Team

Thomas Rettig

Thomas Rettig

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Director Customer Services

Wiesbaden, Germany

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Thomas Rettig is responsible for the MTI Germany Customer Services Division. His team includes a group of highly qualified and experienced consultants, responsible for professional, consulting, assessment and delivery services. Thomas also has an experienced and accredited team of service engineers, focused on local delivery and support of MTI solutions and services for German clients and partners. All service teams utilise industry standard frameworks such as ITIL and Prince2 and are further  underpinned by an extensive range of proactive monitoring and management services through MTI’s global 24 x 7 x 365 Secure Operations Centre (SOC).

Prior to joining MTI 1993, Thomas worked for the Digital Equipment Company in Germany for over 10 years, progressing from an initial role as a service engineer to Area Service Manager, responsible for the whole of the Frankfurt division.

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UK Management Team

Craig Russell

Craig Russell

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Sales Director, Datacentre

Godalming, UK

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Craig Russell is responsible for the Datacentre Practice for MTI in the UK.  Reporting to Craig are Datacentre sales and pre-sales teams that cover the whole of the UK (from our offices in Godalming, Manchester and Scotland).  Craig is responsible for driving significant, profitable growth of the Datacentre Practice through MTI’s portfolio of solutions and services, by developing new business streams and initiatives and by maintaining and further developing our strategic advantage and close working relationships with key vendor partners such as Cisco, EMC and VMware.

Having obtained a degree in business and marketing, Craig started his sales career with EMC in 2003, joining MTI in 2006. During his time at MTI, Craig has held a variety of sales positions within the MTI Datacentre Team and has demonstrated rapid advancement through business development, sales and sales management roles, to reach his current position as Sales Director for the UK Datacentre Practice.  

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Brendan McCormack

Brendan McCormack

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Director, Customer Services

Godalming, UK

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Brendan McCormack is responsible for the provision and quality of services to all MTI Datacentre clients in the UK.  His team includes a group of highly qualified and experienced consultants, responsible for professional, consulting, assessment, testing and delivery services Brendan has an experienced and accredited team of service engineers, focused on local delivery and support of MTI solutions and services for UK clients and partners. All service teams utilise industry standard frameworks such as ITIL and Prince2 and are further  underpinned by an extensive range of proactive monitoring and management services through MTI’s global 24 x 7 x 365 Secure Operations Centre (SOC).  Brendan also has an experienced Contracts Administration Team that services all MTI UK clients and partners.

Prior to joining MTI in 2008, Brendan spent a number of years at EMC in various services and technical support positions, culminating as Commercial and SMB Service Manager for EMC UK South.
Before his tenure at EMC, Brendan worked for IBM, StorageTek and Wang.  Brendan also holds an MBA and BSc (hons) in mathematics and computing.

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Andrew Tang

Andrew Tang

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Service Director, Security

Godalming, UK

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Andrew Tang is responsible for all technical and service delivery aspects for MTI Security. His team includes a group of highly qualified and experienced consultants, responsible for professional, consulting, assessment, testing and delivery services Through a consultative approach and best practice, using industry standard frameworks such as ITIL and Prince2, Andrew’s team works hard to achieve client and partner objectives and exceed expectation, through tailored solutions and services from the extensive security portfolio. The portfolio includes security solutions, consulting, professional services, CHECK and CREST penetration testing and IT Health Checks (ITHC’s).  Assessments are tailored to meet various compliance standards such as PSN CoCo, PCI DSS, ISO27001, Data Protection Act (DPA), eGaming and N3 NHS IGSoC and all of the testing team retain SC clearance or above.

After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BEng (Hons) in Integrated Engineering Systems, Andrew started his IT career at Henley Industries. Moving to Logicalis in 1996, he became a Senior Systems Engineer, responsible for installing technology solutions for a wide variety of clients, from large financial institutions in the City to small medium enterprises.  After appointments at Acxiom and IT Manager at STL, Andrew found his passion for IT and Network Security as the Technical Director at e92plus. During his tenure of over 7 years at e92plus, Andrew developed a team that was both commercially aware and technically responsible for supporting resellers from a pre and post sales perspective. Andrew currently holds a number of industry certifications, including CISSP, MCSE and MCTS.

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Jean Dignand

Jean Dignand

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Sales Director, Security

Godalming, UK, Global Head Office

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Jean is responsible for the development and execution of the MTI Security strategy.  His team operates from offices in Godalming, Worthing, Manchester and Scotland, across all verticals, with clients located throughout the UK. Working as trusted advisors with customer’s cyber security strategies, his team provide tailored solutions incorporating professional and consulting services as well as best of breed technologies from strategic vendors such as Forcepoint, CyberArk, Trend Micro, Palo Alto etc.

Jean is driving significant, profitable growth through MTI’s portfolio of solutions and services, to address protection, detection and remediation requirements. Security solutions can be delivered using a traditional on premise concept, as a managed service or in a hybrid approach, tailored to meet specific client requirements. A key focus for the Security practice is to continue to be holistic, collaborative and co-ordinated to address all of MTI client’s application, data, infrastructure, environment, managed services and security requirements to deliver the secure software defined datacentre, which the market is demanding.

With nearly 30 years’ experience in sales and sales leadership roles with organisations such as Salesforce.com and Hewlett Packard, Jean understands the importance of a consultative approach to customers’ requirements to ensure successful projects. This approach is echoed throughout the MTI Security practice today.

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