Job title Managing director.
Company Trustmarque Solutions.
Year of birth 1959.
Place of birth Essex.
Career outline 20 years in the IT industry, including three in IT contract recruitment, three with Compel, nine years with Compaq Computers and five with Trustmarque.
What motivates you every morning to get up and work in the channel? The people who work for me and beating the competition.
What has been the most over-hyped technology in the past five years? Hand-held devices such as the iPAQ.
What will be the most underrated technology in the next five years? Anti-spam software. We all need it.
Which technology would you most like to have invented? Beer making. It’s much more interesting than IT.
Do you have any regrets from your time in the industry? Not to have sold shares in e-commerce companies at the right time.
If you could swap places with anyone in the industry, who would it be? The head of IT for Sunseeker. It has really interesting company vehicle policy.
What is the biggest hurdle you have faced in your career? Finding a way into the industry.
What is the biggest success of your career? Taking Trustmarque Solutions to the number-one spot in software reselling.
What piece of technology could you not live without? My mobile phone.
What would be your advice to anyone starting a career in IT? Understand the technologies as much as possible.
What is your favorite computer game? Formula 1.
What would you like for Christmas if you could have anything? A sunseeker.
What is your favorite karaoke song? I Will Survive, by Gloria Gaynor.
What would be the title of your autobiography? He Came, Made The Most Of It And Left Quickly.
Do you have any phobias? No.
How many beers before you fall over? 8.
Number of staff you manage? 85.
What is your golf handicap? 99.
What car do you drive? Mercedes.
Number of air miles you have? 100,000.
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