Job title: Managing director.
Place of birth: Cyprus.
Year of birth: 1962.
Marital status: Married.
Career highlights: Building my business from scratch, without any external funding, and growing from two people to more than 40.
What do you love most about the IT industry? It is constantly changing, adding new challenges.
Which company do you most admire or respect in the IT business? Integralis. It set the IT security model for the UK
What is the biggest technology trend you anticipate in the next 12 months? The continued development of wireless technology.
What is the one thing working in the technology industry has taught you? Nothing happens when you expect it to.
Where do you think the channel will be in five years time? The channel will be important, but the internet will enable more vendors to supply commodity products directly.
Which do you think is the most influential vendor in the UK? Cisco and Microsoft.
Which vendor's technology do you think has changed the face of IT? Microsoft.
How do you unwind or spend your spare time? I race a H25 Offshore Powerboat in the summer, and play rugby in the winter. I also follow motor racing very closely through our involvement with Carlin Motorsport, British F3 champions.
Where is your favourite place to eat? Hotel Splendido, Portofino, Italy.
What is your favourite drink? Real Cider (without all the bubbles).
What is your favourite TV programme or film? Sky Sports.
Who is your favourite musician, band, artist or genre? Depends on the mood. Luther Van Dross when chilling.
What is your favourite book? Our order book.
What career would you have pursued if you hadn't worked in the channel? I actually was a lawyer before coming into IT security.
What has been your greatest business achievement? Building the business we have today.
What is your personal ambition? To grow the business to be the best IT security vendor in the UK.
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