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Welcome to our team of Consultants, Advisory Board and Advisory Panel;  giving our clients great insights into the challenges and opportunities for their sectors, as well as enhancing the value and speed of execution for Search and Advisory projects.

Our Team

Andrew Greening

Managing Partner, Search & Talent Development

Focus

International Practice Development & Delivery

Experience

Odgers, Korn Ferry, Norman Broadbent, NatWest

Interests

Offshore Sailing & Powerboats, Motorsports, Hockey

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Andrew Greening

Managing Partner, Search & Talent Development

   26 years in Executive Search with success defined by quality delivery and dedication to long term candidate/client relationships

•   Former Top 5 (Europe) / Top 15 (Global) consistent performer out of 200+ partners for global Search firm

•   Acquiring Main Board Director Odgers International, previously Korn Ferry, Norman Broadbent, early career NatWest

•   Defining strategies for Talent Identification and Development from VC backed start-ups to major corporates across the Americas and EMEA regions

   Founder - Clipper Greening Ventures – The World Program; assisting fast growth companies build international teams and maximise performance

   5 years Chairman of Governors, Times Top 100 HMC School – major restructure of Board and Leadership team to drive future success

•   Professional education at Harvard and London Business Schools

Outside of Greenings
Family time in Canada and England – offshore sailing, skiing, snowmobiling and motoring tours

Frances Armes

Senior Partner, Talent & Organisation Development

Focus

Payments, Financial Services, Education

Experience

London Business School, Mondex, Oliver Wyman, Retail Decisions

Interests

Golf, Travel

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Frances Armes

Senior Partner, Talent & Organisation Development

   Over 25 years experience in commercial consulting in banking and financial services sector, payments industry and executive education

   Significant experience in talent development, career coaching and performance management

   Extensive experience of leading large international teams and positioning HR to work closely with the business to bring long-term practical solutions to business leaders

   Working with Frances gives individuals, teams and organisations access to commercially aware thinking applied to personal and organisational growth and development

•   Fellow of CIPD

•   Certified Integral Coach (New Ventures West)

Prior roles:

   HR Director, Retail Decisions

   Global Head of Human Capital, Oliver Wyman Financial Services

   HR Development Manager, Mondex

   Professional Development Manager, and Executive Education Programme Manager, London Business School

Outside of Greenings:

Keen amateur golfer who dreams of a lower handicap and experiencing new cultures and experiences through travel

Souheil Badran

Senior Advisor

Focus

Global Payments, Analytics, Omni-Channel, Security

Experience

International leadership roles at Digital River, First Data and VeriSign

Interests

Motorsports, Cycling, Travel

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Souheil Badran

Senior Advisor

•   Souheil Badran joined edo in May 2015 as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

•   At the intersection of payments & advertising, Souheil leads edo in its mission to transform shopping and saving by delivering solutions for personalized offers that are seamlessly available through consumer credit and debit cards, and mobile devices. Souheil brings extensive experience in high technology organisations – leading strategic development, sales and marketing, product management, operations, mergers and acquisitions and high-growth initiatives

•   Souheil joins edo from Digital River (acquired by Siris Capital) where he was the group executive and General Manager for the company’s Payments Lines of Business. Souheil was responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s global payments and SMB strategy, including product and business development, operations, sales, and marketing

•   Prior to Digital River, Souheil was senior vice president and general manager of First Data Corporation’s e-commerce solutions group, a team that focused on e-commerce payments and Omni-channel commerce

•   His speciality in financial services and international e-commerce also includes previous executive leadership positions at VeriSign, Digital Insight (acquired by Intuit) and Metavante Corporation (acquired by FIS)

Fiona Batt

Head of Programme Delivery

Focus

Design, Delivery & Project Management of HR Development Solutions

Experience

Amex, Fidelity, NatWest & Start ups

Interests

Offshore Sailing, Dance, Coaching

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Fiona Batt

Head of Programme Delivery

•   20 years in HR Development within the financial services arena, delivering Talent & Organisational Development to major corporate across the US and EMEA regions, including NatWest, American Express, HR Access Solutions (Fidelity Investments)

   Development of people related strategies to ensure this most valuable resource is attracted, retained and coached to achieve business goals

   Bespoke design solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing client frameworks or provide the required cultural change

   Ensure solutions-oriented deliverables by focusing on the measurable Return of Investment (ROI)

   Experience in project managing with a track record of successful implementations of HR programmes; working with local and global teams, in both corporate and ‘start up’ environments

   Areas of specialism include Management & Leadership Development, Performance Management, Organisational Change, Project Management, Recruitment & Selection including Assessment Centres

Professionally qualified as/in:

•   CIPD Associate

•   NLP Accredited Practitioner

•   Practicing Situational Leadership

•   Change Management

   Training Design

Outside of Greenings:

Enjoys her spare time with family and friends, sailing, dance classes and logic puzzles

Charlie Butler-Henderson

Senior Partner

Focus

Embedding Greenings as the preferred provider of Senior Talent in Sport

Experience

Decades in Motorsport, still actively racing/competing with proven experience and in-depth knowledge of Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial Development.

MSA International C Race License holder

Interests

Amateur Golfer, learning the Saxophone (Baker Street by the end of 2018) and Rowing.

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Charlie Butler-Henderson

Senior Partner

With over 30 years in Motorsport from Karts to Sports Cars to the British Touring Car Championship, Charlie wants to make the world of sport a more accessible industry. 

He has a natural ability to foresee, engage and link people with a knowledge and passion for what it takes to achieve in Sport.

   MINI Champion 2015.

   Instructor for Nigel Mansell Racing School, Senior Instructor for the world’s premier Motorsport Corporate experience Palmersport, also acting as host and compere for major events.

   Consultant to major automotive manufacturers in developing and testing motorsport cars and components.

   Precision driver for the BBC’s most successful car show, commentating for Porsche TV at Le Mans and in 2018 achieving a personal dream, tackling the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb!

   Charlie has trained and taught influential figures from the Royal family to Hollywood A listers as well as coaching the Red Arrows on track!!

   Member of the RAC MSA, holds an International C Race License. 

Not one to shy away from the spotlight, with a worldwide audience of around 750 million, Charlie drove into the 2012 Olympic Stadium in one of five black cabs with Geri Halliwell, (Ginger Spice) performing on his roof, as part of the closing ceremony!

Outside of Greenings:

Charlie strives for success, loves to have fun and enjoy every moment. Amateur golfer and learning the Saxophone

Sheila Carney

Senior Partner, Search & Talent Development

Focus

North America and International Search Delivery

Experience

Senior Leadership in both National and International Search Firms, with a focus on the Financial and IT sectors

Interests

Golf, Hiking, Travel

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Sheila Carney

Senior Partner, Search & Talent Development

Sheila is an experienced, quality driven Senior Search Expert and has an extensive background in the Financial and IT sectors. Known as someone who “makes things happen,” she’s built durable, referable relationships because she’s earned the trust of clients and colleagues with her competence and commitment.

She has two decades of experience working with a range of clients, from start-ups to highly respected Public Companies. She has held senior positions with the world’s largest search firms in the U.K., Canada and Australia.

As a former Senior Director for a multinational software company, Sheila also acquired first-hand knowledge of the corporate mindset and best practices for hiring high-calibre individuals. Central to every role has been Sheila’s passion for excellence, along with the drive to deliver an outstanding service for everyone concerned.

Always wanting to set the bar high and deliver expert counsel, Sheila is a lifelong learner. Apart from her LLB Law, she has earned the designations of Certified Behavioural Interviewer, Certified Career Management Coach and is a Certified Personal Branding Strategist.  

Outside of Greenings

Sheila also enjoys travel; soaking up the conversations of good company on an early morning hike, or, playing golf wherever she can.

Jo Dale

Senior Partner, Search & Talent Development

Focus

On-Boarding, Development and Executive Search delivery

Experience

JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Barclays, London Business School

Interests

Nordic walker, house restoration and volunteer business mentor

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Jo Dale

Senior Partner, Search & Talent Development

  With 30 years cross-border experience working across diverse sectors including Finance, Government, Technology, and Further Education Jo has significant experience in executive development, personal performance and strengths-based senior recruitment.

  Jo’s talent and expertise lies in working on the mindset and behaviours of leadership. Whether that’s about revealing hidden strengths, building lasting, positive relationships or tapping into resilience and confidence to build success. 

  She’s passionate about people performing at their best in a way that works for them. Putting into practice the latest research in neuroscience, influencing and the virtual world of connecting, Jo brings out possibility and opportunity for those she works with.

  A certified CTI coach who is challenging and inspirational in her approach, a quick and creative thinker, who offers insight and illumination along with enthusiasm and a sense of humour.

Outside of Greenings:

A keen Nordic walker who is a serial fixer-upper of houses and is a volunteer business mentor

John de Lavis

Managing Partner, Advisory Services

Focus

Payments, Analytics, Connected Devices & Schemes

Experience

International leadership roles at Netspend, MasterCard, HSBC & Midland Bank

Interests

Football, Rugby and International Equestrian Eventing

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John de Lavis

Managing Partner, Advisory Services

   Over 30 years experience in the global payments and retail banking sectors with the last 20 years in senior executive or C suite roles

   Undertaken a number of senior strategy roles in HSBC and MasterCard

   Significant experience in practical and successful innovation and start-ups - First Direct, MasterCard chip and e-business strategies, MasterCard Advisors and many new products at NetSpend and Metabank

   Considerable P&L experience at HSBC and other businesses

   Strong operational experience in a number of different payment businesses – from transaction management through to risk and compliance and operational quality

   Significant experience of organisation design and transformation at Midland, HSBC and MasterCard. Responsible for the end to end Europay acquisition and integration and for enabling organisational growth at start ups

Prior roles:

•   Head of UK Payment Businesses HSBC

•   Chief Product Officer for MasterCard International

   COO NetSpend

   COO Metapay

Outside of Greenings:

Advisory Board of Fordham Business school

Three day eventing – sponsor to aspects of Canadian Olympic team

Interested in skiing, sailing, rugby and soccer

Cambridge and MIT Alumni associations

Sloan Fellow, MIT

Classical music, English French and Classical literature and philosophy

David Elleray MBE

Founding Partner, Sport & Events

Focus 

Referee Excellence, Football Regulation and Governance

Experience

IFAB, Football Regulatory Authority, FA Referees’ Committee, Harrow School

Interests

Football, Cricket, Sport for Schools

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David Elleray MBE

Founding Partner, Sport & Events

When John Motson began his Match of the Day commentary on a top PL match with “Today’s referee, David Elleray, is probably the country’s most famous schoolmaster” he encapsulated the two strands of David’s distinguished intertwined sport and education careers.

•   Over 40 years successfully combining top level work in sport and education; the only clash was in 1998 when he declined refereeing in the FIFA World Cup finals in France as he was a candidate for the Headmastership of Harrow

•   Schoolmaster at Harrow School for 32 years: coaching sport, Head of Geography, House Master (18 years) and Director of Boarding (9 years)

•   England’s top football referee: 17 years at the highest level and 8 years as an international referee; refereed the FA Cup final and international finals in Europe, Africa, Asia and S. America

   Member of the FA Council since 2002; Chairman of FA Referees’ Committee

   Works extensively for the FA and IFAB (International body responsible for the Laws of the Football worldwide)

   Closely involved with governance and integrity as Vice Chairman of the Football Regulatory Authority and Chairman of the Compliance Monitoring Group

•   Appointed in 2010 by S. African authorities to sit with a high court judge on a Commission of Inquiry into corruption in S. African football

   Combining sports and education continues e.g. Chairman, Independent Schools FA 

•   Awarded honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University for ‘outstanding contribution to education and sport’

Outside of Greenings:

Watching a variety of sports and supporting his large number of Godchildren

Phil Goodeve

Senior Advisor

Focus

Payments, Financial Services, FinTech, VC, Private Equity, M&A

Experience

International Publicly Traded Financial Services Chairman, President, CFO, Investment Banking, Bain Consultant. Bank of America, HSBC

Interests

Sailing, Skiing, Tennis

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Phil Goodeve

Senior Advisor

   Phil has over 25 years experience in global financial services, half of which have been at executive/’C” level

   A Harvard MBA, Phil has been a strategy consultant in financial services internationally with Bain & Company; Global co-Head of financial services investment banking, President of a leading publicly traded private equity fund. He has raised $30 Bn in capital, done 10+ IPOs, 15+ turnarounds and 100+ M&A deals

•   Phil lives in Florida, and has two children. As well as being an accomplished sailor and skier, he won an award for charitable involvement and spent two years helping the global poor via microfinance

Kim Hartgrove

Senior Partner, Executive Search

Focus

International Executive Search Delivery, HR Advisory

Experience

Deutsche Bank, First Data, Lucent Technologies & BZW

Interests

Formula 1, Cycling, Skiing

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Kim Hartgrove

Senior Partner, Executive Search

   Over 25 years experience in the investment banking & payments markets.

•   Significant European experience in Corporate Recruitment, Executive Search, M&A and HR Advisory.

   Extensive work in senior searches, business partnering, HR consulting and delivery.

   A commercially focused partner

Prior Roles:

   VP Distribution, Global Research, Equities, Deutsche Bank

   VP, Chief of Staff to Regional CEO, First Data EMEA

   Director Recruitment, First Data EMEA

   Director, M&A First Data, First Data EMEA

   Assistant Director, Global Equities, Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW)

Outside of Greenings:

An avid F1 spectator, cycling, skiing participator and a Justice of the Peace

Sophie Hobbs

Senior Advisor

Focus

Financial and Operational Leadership, Strategic Planning, Acquisitions and Divestitures

Experience

International leadership in a variety of environments; both large and medium-size large companies, start-ups and non-governmental not-for-profit organizations

Interests

Travel, Gardening, Photography

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Sophie Hobbs

Senior Advisor

   Sophie is a partner in the Atlanta practice of Tatum, a professional services firm focused on supporting the office of the CFO and the CIO

   Sophie has over thirty years’ extensive international experience as a financial executive, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Global Finance for large international corporations, start-up companies, and service and manufacturing enterprises, as well as non-governmental not-for-profit organizations

   A strategist with operations and financial experience, she now concentrates on interim leadership assignments to help firms manage critical projects, challenges and transitions such as rapid growth, M&A, sale and IPO readiness, and CFO transition

   Sophie has dual French and American citizenship, is fluent in German, has lived and worked in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia (where she has also travelled extensively)

Outside of Greenings:

Sophie's “favourite waste of time” after spending time with her husband, a retired Arthur Andersen partner, is gardening and drinking the wines they try to collect

Chris Holdsworth

Senior Advisor

Focus

Payments, consumer finance, analytics and human capital

Experience

International leadership roles with RBS, Bank of China and Talent Q

Interests

Sport, travel and Chinese contemporary art

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Chris Holdsworth

Senior Advisor

   Over 15 years in the payments and retail banking sectors and last five years in human capital consulting

   Number of senior roles within the RBS Group

   Managed a series of fast growing international businesses, predominantly in the B2B area

   Managed businesses through M&A activity

Prior roles:

   CEO of human capital consulting business sold to Hay Group

   Deputy CEO of JV between RBS and Bank of China

   Head of Business Analysis team at RBS covering both card issuing and acquiring businesses

•   Head of RBS’s multi-currency acquiring business, Streamline International, which is now part of WorldPay

Outside of Greenings:

•   Senior advisor to Prometheus Partners, an Asian corporate finance group

•   Trustee and Treasurer of Camden Spear Trust, a charitable organisation supporting unemployed youths in London

•   Interested in most sports (still playing football on a weekly basis), travel and contemporary art

Tim Jones CBE

Senior Advisor

Focus

Financial Services and Payments Innovator

Experience

NatWest, ITG Inc., Capital One Bank (Europe), Mondex, Purseus, Simpay and Tibado

Interests

Electric guitars and cars

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Tim Jones CBE

Senior Advisor

   Tim Jones is an experienced CEO with specialisms in financial transactions including payment systems, retail banking and pensions. Tim is the former CEO of NEST Pensions in the UK and serves additionally as an Independent Director at ITG Inc., a NYSE listed institutional broker dealer in New York

   Earlier in his career, Tim spent seventeen years at NatWest Bank in the UK where, from 1990, he led the development of Mondex digital cash, as well as becoming Chief Executive of Retail Banking in the late 1990s

   Tim is now introducing Tibado, a new global digital cash venture, to which he will be devoting his full attention from 2016 as he concludes his period leading NEST

   Tim is married with three grown up children and has homes in East Sussex and London

Karen Lang

Head of Research

Focus

International Research Delivery

Experience

Logica, Paribas, Accenture

Interests

Scuba Diving, Swimming, Travel

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Karen Lang

Head of Research

   Karen heads up the Research function for Greenings International and has been an integral member of the team that has differentiated our offering, engaging with candidates across the globe and across multiple sectors

   Karen studied French and German at Oxford Brookes University and moved to Paris after graduation for Arthur Andersen (Accenture)

   She subsequently joined Logica in their HR function whilst studying part time for her IPD qualification; latterly she was HR Manager in the Financial Services division, (retail and wholesale banking)

   Karen moved into Executive Research in the late 90's and has supported Andrew and the team across Europe and the Americas for the last 10 years

Outside of Greenings:

Karen lives in Kent with her husband and three dogs and enjoys holidays in the British Virgin Islands and anywhere else with a warm climate

Claire Macleod

Senior Partner, Education

Focus

Education: Schools, Academies, Colleges, Universities and associated organisations

Experience

Hays Executive, Active Executive Recruitment, Claire MacLeod Associates

Interests

Sailing, Photography

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Claire Macleod

Senior Partner, Education

   More than 20 years in consultancy, research and business development in the UK and North America

   Established and grew the national search and consultancy practices for the Education sector at Hays Executive and Active Executive Recruitment

   Works closely with executive management and boards to provide specialist advice and assistance to a wide range of public and private sector organisations

   Placed Chief Executives and Managing Directors to NGOs, research institutes and private and not-for-profit organisations who serve the Education sector

   Skilled in meeting facilitation, senior management training and strategic development

Prior roles:

 •   Claire ran her own firm, specialising in international executive search for top-ranking universities including: Bristol, Cambridge, Lancaster, Manchester, Oxford and Warwick

Outside of Greenings:

•   Became a school governor in 2007 and was elected Chair in 2010. Ofsted rated the Board as Outstanding in 2011

   Former RYA Senior Instructor, still loves to sail

•   Keen amateur gardener and photographer, who loves Instagram

   Snowboarder and pianist

Samantha Murray

EA to Managing Partner

Focus

Executive Assistant Supporting Managing Partner

Experience

Countrywide, Evolve Sport, Swissport

Interests

Travel, Sports, Cars

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Samantha Murray

EA to Managing Partner

•   Samantha spent most of her childhood in the Middle East

   Upon her return to the UK, she completed her university degrees in International Business and Travel & Tourism

•   She supports the virtual interface between Greenings International, clients, and candidates around the globe, ensuring the smooth delivery and arrangements of meetings and the highest quality of service and care

Prior Roles:

   Samantha has previously worked in the aviation and real estate sectors

Outside of Greenings:

Enjoys her spare time with family and friends, travelling, farming, and playing any sports

Viveca Van Bladel

Senior Partner, Executive Search

Focus

US & International Search Delivery

Experience

Virgin Mobile Latam, Tele2, Millicom International Cellular, Korn Ferry, IBM

Interests

Tennis, Alpine Skiing, Reading Fiction

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Viveca Van Bladel

Senior Partner, Executive Search

   Over 20 years of experience in US-based and cross-border recruitment in the telecommunications, financial services & payments markets

   Significant experience in staffing, development and compensation of key executives at both headquarters and country level operations

   Extensive work in start-up companies

•   Management audit experience: the analysis and assessment of competencies of a company's management team to evaluate their alignment with the strategic objectives and policies of the business

   Master of Arts & Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley

•   Member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society

Prior roles:

   Head of Human Resources, Virgin Mobile Latin America

   Head of Human Resources, Tele2 Europe

   Head of Human Resources, Millicom International Cellular (TIGO)

   Principal, Korn/Ferry Luxembourg

   IBM Financial Services Company, Belgium

Outside of Greenings

An avid reader and culinary enthusiast, Viveca enjoys tennis and skiing. She loves to travel and experience different cultures and fluent in Dutch, English, French and Swedish

Julie Waddicor

Head of Client Engagement

Focus

International business development strategy and operations

Experience

Senior Leadership roles in multinational and boutique search firms, management development and coaching

Interests

Horse riding, hiking, travel, theatre

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Julie Waddicor

Head of Client Engagement

Julie has over 25 years’ experience in both internal and external recruitment, management development and coaching. She has held strategic roles in multinational PLCs, AIM listed boutiques and dynamic SME’s and combines a pragmatic, “can do” approach with energy and pace.

She has successfully established businesses from scratch and played a critical role in building a market-leading brand as a founding director of Hays Human Resources. She has a wealth of experience of supporting career development in the professional services sectors, working with apprentices and graduates through to senior executives. 

Julie is known for her commitment, focus and insight which have enabled her to succeed in building enduring relationships throughout her career.

Outside of Greenings
Outside of work, Julie loves all things outdoors, spending time with her horse and exploring the Cheshire countryside on either four legs or two.

Phil Wall

Phil Wall FCA

Senior Advisor

Focus

Payments - M&A, Fund Raising, Turn-around

Experience

International Financial leadership roles BAMS, First Data, Schlumberger, Equifax, KPMG

Interests

Marathon running, Sailing, Travel

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Phil Wall FCA

Senior Advisor

   CFO of Bank of America Merchant Services, the largest payments company in the US

   EVP & CFO of First Data Corporation, the largest payments company Globally

   VP Finance for Europe card services, SVP Finance for First Data International business unit

   Prior roles: Prior to joining First Data, Phil's experience spans several different industries, countries and skill sets. He started as an engineer for Schlumberger on oil exploration rigs for 5 years in Europe and Indonesia

   CFO for the credit referencing company Equifax in Europe

   Chartered Accountant with KPMG in England

Steve Wright

Senior Partner, Stadia Solutions

Focus

Technology Solutions & Payments Infrastructure

Experience

International leadership roles at NCR, ACI, Start-ups, global consultancy for FX co and e-commerce

Interests

Football, Cricket, Rugby

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Steve Wright

Senior Partner, Stadia Solutions

   A keen sportsman in his youth, Steve took the choice to develop a career in technology when it became clear that attributes other than keenness would be required to become a professional footballer.

   In over 25 years in the payments technology industry Steve has worked with some of the world’s leading and most innovative payments suppliers. During that time he has held international leadership roles at ACI and NCR, as well as UK based roles at ICL/Fujitsu and Rank Xerox. At ACI he led the EMEA team that delivered growth in revenues from $30 million to $185 million per annum and delivered solutions to the world’s foremost banks and financial institutions.

   Steve also has experience of global start-ups and consulting; he formed a global start-up JV with a French technology supplier and has also consulted for an international on-line foreign exchange brokerage and a number of smaller technology businesses from Europe and the US

Outside of Greenings:

Retaining a strong interest in sport, though these days as a spectator, Steve enjoys time in the gym as well as time spent with his family, travel, theatre and music

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