Rob has over 24 years of experience working with IT and business systems. During this time, he has become an industry leader, regularly providing his commentary on pertinent issues and developments. After graduating in Business IT at university, Rob worked around the world, assisting businesses with expansion and consolidation of their IT systems. He now leads QuoStar by providing strategy and vision for the business whilst also remaining active with clients, giving insight and solutions for their various business challenges and opportunities.
James began his career in financial services after successfully studying for a BSc in Information Systems Management at university. Having worked in senior IT security roles at several multinational firms including JPMorgan and Citigroup, James has experience managing the delivery of high-profile global projects. He now leads the day to day running of the business support and account management functions within QuoStar, ensuring the business continues to deliver a high level of service and range of services to its clients.
John Knowles is a business man with huge international experience and success. John grew DEK International, from a small factory in Weymouth through to complete world and industry dominance. John now works with the QuoStar teams to position and build the business within key sectors, internationally.
Chris started his IT career in Financial Services and held senior roles in NPI, Shroders and other firms. He then moved to become CIO at the international law firm Ashurst before holding further CIO roles at Kennedys and Mimecast. He was previously the Global CIO at international law firm Clyde & Co, and now sits on QuoStar's board as a consultant to lead the CIO Service, providing ambitious businesses with CIO-level skills on a flexible, tailored basis.
Simon’s role within QuoStar is to drive improvement within Technical Operations, enabling us to continue expanding the range of products and solutions that we offer to our clients. Simon has over 15 years of experience delivering IT services to small, medium and large enterprises. He has a degree in Business Information Technology and is also a certified ISO 20000 and ITIL practitioner. Simon additionally consults as a key account manager and virtual IT Director for several of our clients, alongside his main role.
Carl’s role at QuoStar is to lead the service desk team: mentoring individual analysts to ensure they are working at their best as well as introducing and improving our frameworks and policies which ensure our high level of service. Having been in the industry for over 10 years and having achieved numerous qualifications, such as an MCSA 2012 certification, Carl is fully able to ensure QuoStar continues providing the world-class support we deliver to all of our clients.
Miles’ role at QuoStar is to build and strengthen the partnerships we have with our clients. By discussing their current situation and strategic objectives, Miles enables our analysts to build highly effective, business enhancing solutions. Miles is also often found attending both QuoStar and key industry events where he learns the specific issues being faced by local businesses. Allowing us to uniquely provide a service which addresses their concerns and meets their requirements.
Keith is responsible for providing secure communications such as secure mobile devices, VoIP, traditional telephony and IT infrastructure to ensure the privacy of select clients of QuoStar. His background is in specialist defence and government institutions where he has designed and deployed highly secure solutions globally. Keith now manages multiple projects and services for high net-worth individuals, along with private and public-sector organisations.
Beth leads the QuoStar brand both locally and nationally, raising awareness of our skills and expertise to business leaders and IT experts. Beth oversees all marketing activity including campaign design and management, web development and PR which is backed by her BA (Hons) in Multimedia Journalism. Beth is also responsible for organising client and corporate events, including our regular charity events which support local charities such as the Wessex Cancer Trust.
Reece holds ultimate technical responsibility for client estates and manages the delivery of both internal and external IT projects. Reece is also a lead architect, designing bespoke solutions to clients’ sometimes complex requirements. Having graduated from Southampton Solent University studying BA Hons Business Studies, Reece has since acquired 23 years of in-depth industry experience. Additionally, he holds numerous certifications, such as MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, ITIL Foundation and Cisco CCNA.
Jason has worked in the industry for 15 years, accumulating significant technical experience, skills and qualifications including a Cisco CCNA, a Junos JSEC and a VMWare VCP. Jason manages and develops QuoStar’s own cloud platforms as well as integrating them with public cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure. Jason is also a technical lead on client-facing projects, particularly those with complex network and infrastructure requirements.