Experience and vision at the forefront of digital preservation

Our management team is driven to achieve great things for our customers, the company and the sector at large.

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Mike Quinn

Chief Executive Officer

Mike is an accomplished technology executive, with a track record in growing software companies, and delivering growth through continuous innovation and value to customers. As CEO Mike holds responsibility for the company strategy, as well as running all facets of the business. He brings over 25 years’ commercial experience in the IT software sector, and has previously served as CEO, Commercial Director, and Head of Business Development at global technology companies including Eqos (where he was a co-founder), GE Information Services and ICL. Mike holds a BSc in Psychology & Zoology from University of Manchester.

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Jon Tilbury

Chief Technology Officer

Jon is responsible for ensuring innovation and reliability in Preservica’s Digital Preservation technology. After graduating from Oxford University, Jon has over 30 years' experience in the IT industry working in development, design, managerial and leadership roles. Starting on the original Digital Preservation research projects, Jon has been a key part of the evolution of this sector and has overseen the creation of Preservica’s platform as a product before founding Preservica as an independent business. Jon brings a passion for establishing Digital Preservation as a ubiquitous technology embedded into daily life. Outside Preservica, Jon is a keen photographer, cyclist and traveller.

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Paul Allman

Chief Financial Officer

Paul is an experienced CFO and has worked extensively in the tech sector with both public and private equity backed businesses. He brings to Preservica a wealth of experience in growing businesses organically and through acquisition. He enjoys being involved in all areas of the company from FGA to operations and sales. Paul has previously held CFO positions with companies based in Silicon Valley, London & Paris. In his spare time Paul is a keen cyclist and cross-country skier.

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Maïté Braud

Operations Director

As Operations Director, Maïté is responsible for all aspects of interaction with Preservica customers, including Service Desk, Cloud Operations, Training department and delivery for on-premise customers. Maïté brings over a decade of experience having worked as a software engineer before moving into project management, thus providing her with an in-depth knowledge of the Preservica product and positioning Maïté is an expert in long-term Digital Preservation. As the Chair of the Berkshire Volleyball Association she can often be found on a Volleyball court!

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Michael Hope

Marketing Director

Michael is responsible for Preservica’s overall brand and marketing strategy. He brings over 25 years' of experience in international technology marketing working with large and small companies to accelerate growth, including senior roles at IBM and Orange Business Services. Michael is passionate about aligning with customers, partners and industry associations to build product solutions that deliver real business value. Outside of Preservica Michael enjoys martial arts and mountain biking.

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Moira Edwards

Channel & Alliances Director

Moira joined Preservica in March 2017 and leads the expansion of the business through channel and alliance partners. She brings a wealth of experience in creating and sustaining successful business partnerships that repeatedly deliver value for both customers and business partners. Moira's experience spans sales and channel leadership roles at SAP, OpenText, TIBCO, FileNet and Oracle. Outside of Preservica Moira is a strong believer in providing the Scouting experience to all children and young adults, and proactively supports the needs of a local Scouts organization as Chairman of the Scout Executive Committee. 

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Darren Benson

Head of Engineering

Darren's role at Preservica involves the personnel management, program management, engineering execution and technical leadership of the Product Development Department. Darren has over 23 years' experience in the software industry, including 15 years leading multiple engineering and test teams. He has worked in a variety of roles, from software engineer to software architecture and management, allowing him to empathize and actively engage at all levels within an engineering team. Darren has worked on projects of all sizes from early eCommerce websites at the dawn of the internet, through to large scale enterprise systems.

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Steve Curl

Chairman

Steve is an experienced chairman of private equity backed businesses. As Chairman he has overseen the strategic development and good governance of eight technology based businesses since 2006. He was Executive Chairman of Viking Moorings, Deal of the Year at the British Private Equity Awards in 2009. His prior executive experience was as CEO of a UK/Canadian software company, COO in the management buyout team of a major oil field services business, and as SVP of a NASDAQ quoted software company. Steve lives in the English Lake District, is passionate about mountain adventures and is chair of the National Parks Partnerships LLP.

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Trevor Hope

Non-Executive Director                          Partner, Mobeus Equity Partners

Trevor is an experienced growth capital investor with a successful track record of investing and developing fast growing technology and digital media companies. Previous software investments and company board appointments include Paragon Software, Cambridge Industries, Celebrus Technologies, Mondus and Matssoft. Trevor is a Partner and the leads the Growth investment team at Mobeus Equity Partners LLP. Previously he was Chief Investment Officer at Beringea LLP (London) and Director at 3i Plc (Thames Valley, Palo Alto, Boston & London).

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Kevin Gell

Non-Executive Director

Kevin brings over 30 years experience of founding and running a software business, Tessella, and led the development of Tessella’s archiving and preservation business which grew into Preservica. Now semi-retired, Kevin is learning to play the piano.