Growing our leadership team in 2022

Gus Sargent
Jan 12, 2022
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Happy New Year 2022. In 2015 I founded Tecknuovo together with my friend from university, and now business partner Kieran Blackstone. In these six years that have passed, we have steered the company through many iterations. Each time growing from strength to strength. I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished as a team, and even more excited for what is coming. We are starting 2022 with ambitious plans to continue disrupting and providing Deliberately Different solutions in the IT consulting space.

To speed us along our journey we have welcomed many new faces to the team in 2022, and among those new hires are the amazingly talented individuals who have joined our leadership team.

  • Derek McManus
    Derek McManus
    Chairman
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Derek McManus

Chairman

Derek is a change agent with a passion for enabling businesses to harness the power of technology. He’s playing a key part in sharping our long-term strategic success by disrupting the industry to empower our customers.

We are excited to welcome on board Derek McManus who has joined Tecknuovo as our Chairman, driving our long-term strategic success. A thought leader in the telecommunications industry with 34 years of experience in mobile, Derek previously served as the COO of Teleónica UK (O2). With a focus on enabling businesses and individuals to harness the power of technology, he is a passionate change agent.

  • Calvin Sellers
    Calvin Sellers
    Chief Financial Officer
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Calvin Sellers

Chief Financial Officer

Calvin leads our finance team to drive the commercial and financial strategies that underpin sustainable growth for both our people and our customers.

Our new CFO, Calvin Sellers, will be driving our commercial and financial strategies to underpin sustainable growth and investment in our people and customers. Along with his decades of commercial and operational finance expertise, Calvin also brings a wealth of strategic knowledge to Tecknuovo having worked as an Executive Coach for individuals, teams, and organisations.

Julie Sadler

Engagement Director

Julie is an award-winning advocate of women in the technology industry. She looks after all our active delivery, strengthening value for our customers and ensuring we’re set up to scale.

Our Director of Engagement, award-winning Senior Female Business Leader Julie Sadler, will be looking after all active delivery, continuing to enhance our reputation while ensuring we are set up for scale. Among many of Julie’s accomplishments, she led the largest IoT infrastructure project of its kind, which was recognised with an award. Julie has been an ally, advocate, and leader in diversity and inclusion for over 15 years. She served on the board of the 02 Women’s Network and led its Step Into Stem initiative.

  • Maya Sargent
    Maya Sargent
    Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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Maya Sargent

Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Maya collaborates with the People and Strategy hubs to develop D&I roadmaps, processes, and practises while establishing key checkpoints to measure success and ensure accountability across the organisation.

In her role as Engagement Lead, Candice Biden will partner with our key clients, understanding their business goals and challenges to ensure we develop the right solution that maximises value. Candice has been leading enterprise-level digital transformations and multivendor initiatives for over 15 years and has extensive experience in programme and product management.

  • Wayne Palmer
    Wayne Palmer
    Chief Experience Officer
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Wayne Palmer

Chief Experience Officer

Wayne champions our culture and values to ensure that our people feel identified, nurtured, and inspired to deliver incredible outcomes for our customers.

In his new role as Director of People and Operations, Wayne Palmer continues to ensure our people are identified, nurtured, and inspired to do incredible work. Wayne has over 20 years’ experience working in technology and the past 13 years focussed specifically on forms of digital transformation using the principles of lean/agile. Wayne is instrumental in keeping the company truly modern and forward-thinking.

  • Claire Beasley
    Claire Beasley
    Head of Compliance
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Claire Beasley

Head of Compliance

Claire ensures that we consistently provide excellent service for our customers by implementing and maintaining exceptional processes internally.

Claire Beasley joins us as Head of Governance & Compliance. Throughout her twenty-year career at Guidant Global, Claire has worked in both the private and public sectors in the UK and Ireland. Claire brings extensive experience in compliance to Tecknuovo, ensuring excellence in service for our clients while overseeing exceptional processes internally.

  • Casey Walker
    Casey Walker
    Director of Growth
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Casey Walker

Director of Growth

Casey works hands-on with our talented network of associates, providing an engaging and compelling experience for every person in our community.

Our Head of Growth, Casey Walker will be working with our associates to bring a compelling experience for every Teckhead. Casey has over a decade of experience in talent attraction, branding, and employee engagement, and has helped businesses from startups to major organisations recognise the value of creative, innovative, and ambitious employer branding/people strategies.

I am eager to see what this next year will bring and what we can create together as we continue to rapidly grow in all areas of the business.

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