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Stephen Fernie

Stephen Fernie

Founder and Managing Director

iComunicos Managing Director has had a very successful sales career spanning over 25 years primarily selling enterprise level solutions at board level and has latterly spent over a decade in the sale of high value integrated Document software and hardware solutions throughout the UK to very large public and private sector organisations.

Initially entering this business arena from a sales career in a completely different area in 2002 Stephen joined PFE international of Loughton Essex a manufacturer of High volume folder inserter machines to manage sales in the North of England. At this time a new generation of “intelligent” document handling machines were being developed and marketed as an integrated part of the document process utilising fairly new technologies such as 2D barcode and OCR for reading control and reporting as part of an integrated document process rather than the traditional stand alone segregated processes that had gone before. In 2005 Stephen was approached by and subsequently joined Neopost a French based supplier and manufacturer of document handling and mailing equipment who were actively looking to enter the digital document management and integrated solutions market. Neopost had recently acquired BTA of Switzerland a respected document management software house based in Zurich. Within 12 Months Neopost also acquired his previous employer PFE international now known as Neopost technologies.

Whilst working for Neopost Stephen covered a number of senior software sales roles both geographically and by business sector category producing sales of the largest and most profitable integrated solutions they had yet seen. Amongst the many sales awards and recognition received were, six years from seven winning the international convention award taking him to the Bahamas, Indonesia, etc., winning the worldwide award from the Neopost BTA division as one of the three best performing software sales people, and from a cast of thousands of Neopost sales people worldwide being the first British sales person to win Neopost's international Elite sales award three times.

In 2013 Stephen set up comunico ltd, (www.icomunico.com) to develop from scratch a new range of document management output and optimisation solutions. Targeting a gap in the market with software developed using the latest and most robust test led development techniques, utilising the most talented UK based developers having attracted substantial partial funding from the European investment bank for the project. The first of many future products, ipost a completely new intuitive enterprise level ad hoc hybrid mail product is due for Launch in October 2014.

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Mike O'Brien

Mike O'Brien

Director

Formerly Capgemini (VP Capital Markets) & Strategic Systems Solutions (Chief Sales / Marketing Officer). As part of the Exec Board built SSS (specialist Capital Markets SI) from 10 to 800 staff with offices in UK, US, China, Manila, Singapore

Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, Citi, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Daiwa, Newedge, RBS, HSBC, Barclays, Northern Rock

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Charlie Hoult

Charlie Hoult

Director

Charlie's background is the marketing and strategy for building high growth innovation businesses. Founder CEO of Loewy Group - £50m, 4 to 400 staff. CEO of Hoults Yard. Chairman-Angel of Futureheads, UK's leading recruiter in the digital sector. Founder of Incisive Research, publisher of Financial IT and Insurance Tech Report

Swift, Oracle, Sybase, Hewlett Packard, DEC, Sibos, Computacenter

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Fiona McDonald

Fiona McDonald

Chief Technology Officer

Fiona is a technical visionary with over 10 years experience in multiple technologies and is an exponent of modern development practices. She initially developed on the iPost team and now advises on the strategic technological direction of the product and ensures rigorous practices are employed throughout.

Graham Robinson

Graham Robinson

Architect

Graham is a senior technical leader who excels in delivering complex technical projects and strategies, encompassing change and problem projects. With over 30 years’ experience in hands-on-coding as well as the higher level design and development of both departmental and enterprise level IT systems, Graham consistently ensures the right results in an ever changing environment.

Steven Skedge

Steven Skedge

Lead Developer

Steven is a talented software developer and is the lead developer on iPost. He is responsible for his team's development of the core product to the exacting standards required for SaaS solutions.