Ralph Baxter, Chief Executive Officer
Ralph is responsible for corporate vision and projecting best practice in end user computing (EUC) within the business and advisor community. He is an energy and utilities specialist and pioneered ClusterSeven’s thought leadership in this technology sector. He brings an insider’s view of governance and compliance issues as a former committee member of ISSIG, the information security section of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Ralph’s career has spanned 20 years in the energy sector, beginning with BP in the Far East. He was part of the founding team at Kirkland (now Dragon Oil). More recently, Ralph ran the external IT business and eCommerce of Lattice Group, (formerly part of BG Group and British Gas). He holds a First Class degree in Natural Sciences from Churchill College, Cambridge University.
Jim Culverwell, VP Americas
Jim joined ClusterSeven as Chief Architect in 2003 and has led the design and development of our products and technologies. Jim is currently focused on delivering best practice solutions in end user computing (EUC) and managing user developed applications (UDA) to businesses worldwide and on maintaining ClusterSeven's leading technology position in this sector. Prior to joining ClusterSeven, Jim worked as a trading software developer at KW International on solutions to help firms manage their risk in the deregulated power industry. Jim has a degree from Plymouth University and is a member of the Microsoft Office Development Advisory Council. He lives in New York with his wife.
Henry Umney, VP of Sales
Henry joined ClusterSeven in 2006 and is responsible for the commercial operations of ClusterSeven, overseeing globally all Sales and Client activity as well as Partner engagements. Henry brings over 20 years of experience in sales and account management in financial services. Prior to ClusterSeven, he held the position of sales director in Microgen, London and various sales management positions in AFA Systems and DART, both in the UK and Asia.
Pete Holmes, VP Operations
Pete joined ClusterSeven in 2005 and currently has responsibility for the Engineering team, core product development and infrastructure. Pete has a broad range of experience in software development and business consulting, having previously held consultancy and engineering positions within the company, involving projects in Europe and the UK. Prior to joining ClusterSeven, Pete worked on software for the financial services industry and gained a BA in Mathematics from Cambridge University.
Sumit Talati, VP Development
Sumit joined ClusterSeven in 2006 and currently oversees the development team and the design and development of new products and features. He has over nine years of experience working with Microsoft technologies in the UK and India.
Ralph Baxter and Henry Umney are joined on the Board by:
Bryan Taylor, Chairman of the Board
Bryan joined ClusterSeven in September 2008 as Non-Executive Chairman. Bryan is a respected and experienced senior executive, with 35 years of experience within the IT industry. During his career he has held senior positions in Nixdorf,Nokia,ICL and Fujitsu.
Since leaving Fujitsu in 2000 he has Chaired a succession of venture capital backed high tech companies, assisting their management teams to restructure their businesses both financially and operationally and to deliver on their strategic plans.
In addition to his responsibilities at ClusterSeven, Bryan also chairs Rostima, Level Four and Elateral.
Kiko Duffy, SPARK Venture Management
Kiko is an Investment Director at SPARK and was part of its founding team in 1999. Prior to SPARK, Kiko spent two years with NewMedia Investors assisting clients such as Lastminute.com, Silicon.com and System C Healthcare in raising more than £30 million in venture capital.
While at SPARK, Kiko has executed a number of investments in the digital media and enterprise software sectors. Kiko currently represents SPARK in investments in Firebox, Elateral, Academia and Community Internet and also assists Tom Teichman in Mydeco.com, Notonthehighstreet.com and We7. Kiko was also responsible for SPARK's investment in Touch Clarity (sold to Omniture), and managed the sales of Secerno (sold to Oracle), Synaptic Systems (sold to Capita) and Identum (sold to Trend Micro). Kiko holds an MBA in Finance (ESADE 2005) and a BA in Philosophy (University of Manchester).