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Leadership at Ascent.

Our forward-thinking team is dedicated to building impactful relationships, driving innovation and creating a great place to work.

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Executive team and board members

Executive team and board members.

Stewart Smythe

Chief Executive Officer

Stewart leads the strategic direction and acquisition-led growth of the Ascent business. Prior to Ascent, Stewart spent 8 years in Professional Services at KPMG + Accenture) and then 8 years in Internet / Telecoms, initially in private businesses but including the floatation of C&W onto the LSE in 2010 where he sat on the PLC board.

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James Whitehouse

Chief Operating Officer

James is focussed on end-to-end delivery, operational excellence and customer experience across all Ascent locations. Starting out in consultancy with PwC and The Berkeley Partnership before joining BJSS’s leadership team, James owns Ascent’s operating model and technical communities.

George Earp

Chief Commercial Officer

George is a highly experienced and strategic business executive and Board member with a proven track record in driving commercial success and revenue growth. As Ascent’s Go-To-Market leader, he simplifies customer challenges and delivers rapid ROI in the dynamic tech landscape.

George Earp

Chris Bates

Chief Financial Officer

Chris is a Fellow of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales) and has held CFO positions within international Private Equity-backed businesses for over 10 years. Prior to this, Chris worked in senior finance and general management roles in FTSE-listed businesses, and was previously a board-level Director at Ricardo plc.

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Senior leadership.

The team involved in the strategic direction of the business at a technology, engagement, product and people level.

Murray Foxcroft

Chief Technology Officer

Murray is an experienced and empathetic leader, responsible for Ascent’s technical vision and strategy. He is a Generative AI domain expert and passionate about the power of the Azure ecosystem.

Simon Sear

Chief Digital Officer

Simon helps customers design and deliver change that drives growth and efficiency, working with senior leaders to rapidly innovate, solve complex problems, uncover opportunities and create momentum.

Henry Brown

Chief Data Officer

Henry loves helping organisations drive value with data, from monetisation strategies to advanced statistical techniques that predict outcomes and enterprise data architectures geared for scale and growth.

Layla Marshall

Chief Product & Marketing Officer

Layla collaborates with senior technical and commercial leadership to take new platforms, services and solutions from business case to profitability: supporting, accelerating and derisking customer innovation.

Konrad Pfeffer

Managing Director, DACH & Insurance Lead

Konrad is a domain expert in insurance, with strategic consultative skills and practical engineering experience forged and honed on many innovation and modernisation programmes in the industry over the last two decades.

Alexandra Hemns

People Director

Alex is an accomplished CIPD and ACC-qualified HR and coaching professional. With 20 years’ experience and a focus on sustainable people development, Alex creates work environments geared for personal and team success.

Andrew Calleja

Director of Engineering

Andrew is a results-driven software development leader with a 20+ year career history of delivering transformational products, processes and services to FSI, retail, manufacturing and logistics businesses.

Nick Woodley

Head of Cloud & Platform

Ashley Mandell Lynn

Head of Operations

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Subject matter experts.

The technical and domain specialists that deliver value to our customers and business every day.

Xinye Li

Head of Data Science & BI

Claudio Cauchi

Principal Engineer

Daniel Frömmel

Department Lead Software Engineering

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Steffen Kampmann

Department Lead Data Engineering

Tim Bull

Solutions Director

Tim has been at the forefront of digital transformations for over 20 years, leading CTO, CIO and IT Service Outsource programme agendas to deliver next-generation business benefits. As a Solution Director with 2 major outsourcers and several leading tech and cloud services companies, Tim’s ‘business value delivery first’ credentials are cross-sector, cross-tech: pragmatic, tangible and with a laser-focus on realising measurable benefits.

Mohammed Brückner

Senior Enterprise Architect

Matt Pace

Head of Delivery

Alex Kirezoglou

Mergers & Acquisitions Manager

Paul Henwood

Solutions Architect

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John Aquilina Alamango

Head of Software Engineering

Kurt Farrugia

Head of Digital Experience

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Regional management.

The Country General Managers who ensure the smooth operation of our pan-European delivery centres and drive success in our customer markets.

Chris James

General Manager, UK

Josef Stegschuster

General Manager, Germany

Diogo Dias

General Manager, Portugal

Rado Tsonov

General Manager, Bulgaria

Robert Gonzi

General Manager, Malta

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