Dean was previously Managing Director of Advanced Business Solutions, part of Advanced Computer Software Group Limited (previously Advanced Computer Software plc (“ACS”)), where he led the impressive growth of the Public Sector and Enterprise division following the acquisition of COA Solutions in 2010. Dean was part of the senior management team that sold ACS to Vista Private Equity for £725 million in March 2015. Dean has over 30 years’ operational experience in the software industry and was one of four directors at Walker Inc responsible for an MBO backed by Alchemy Private Equity in 2002 to form a new business called Arelon. Arelon merged with Cedar in 2003 and was rebranded COA Solutions where he became Deputy Managing Director for the business as a whole.
Haywood has significant technology sector expertise having held senior finance roles at FTSE 250 and Fortune 300 companies. Most recently Haywood has been Group Financial Controller of Infinity SDC, a private equity backed Data Centre operator. Before that Haywood held a number of senior finance positions at Northgate Information Solutions, having trained at PwC and gained M&A experience working in PwC’s transaction Services Team.
Paul has been Managing Director of Castleton Managed Services since February 2017. Bringing over 17 years of IT experience to Castleton, his role encompasses around strategic planning, innovation, design and delivery. Paul is pivotal in championing innovation within his team, whilst providing a clear IT strategy to underpin the business.
James has been Castleton’s Chief Operating Officer since April 2018 with previously held roles of Product Strategy Director and Sales Director at Castleton. He also worked at Capita for 13 years gaining a solid background in account management, pre-sales and consultancy. With over 21 years’ experience accumulated working directly within the social housing space, James brings a unique blend and passion for forward-thinking technology balanced against an understanding of the sector challenges and demands.
Doug’s experience of mathematical modelling systems originated in 1999, with the set-up of a software company specialising in modelling software and services for the pharmaceutical industry. In 2002, Doug was part of the original team which brought the HousingBrixx software to the market. Since its incorporation by Castleton in 2015, he continues to manage this industry-established strategic modelling tool, bringing invaluable consultancy, sales, operational and business development experience.
Jimmy has been Software Sales & Marketing Director at Castleton since November 2014. With over 30 years’ experience within the software industry, he has worked at IBS OPENSystems, before moving to Documotive in 2011. Jimmy is responsible for all the New Business and Commercial Sales for Castleton Software Services. His knowledge and experience within the sector has been instrumental when developing our new solutions and making sure they cater to the tailored needs of the social housing space.
Laura has a 17-year track record delivering Human Resource Management to a wider spectrum of companies, including Amazon UK, Vodafone, Rexel UK, and Home Retail Group PLC. Laura seeks out the very best skill sets for Castleton’s requirements, ensuring the people employed match the values and ethos of the company. Laura brings hands-on experience of performance management, change-management, training, incentive programmes and leadership.
With over 20 years’ software development experience, Ian plays a hands-on roll within the organisation, defining the product strategy and development plans for our suite of solutions. Overseeing a large team of developers here in the UK and collaborating extensively with the development and testing operation in India, Ian brings product innovation to the forefront of his teams thinking, ensuring our solutions are created with the customer in mind.