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1 The Cranfield Executive MBA Introducing the Class of 2012 Transforming knowledge into action

2 Curriculum Vitae: Miss Yemi Fadahunsi Details Name: Miss Yemi Fadahunsi Nationality: British Current Course: Executive MBA Interests: Loves to travel, see new cities and experience different cultures. Personal Statement A highly motivated and dynamic professional with a results driven consultancy background. A proven track record of consulting in risk management and regulatory initiatives across the full strategic, process and technology change spectrum. Over 10 years Financial Services experience including ABN Amro, Merrill Lynch, RBS and HSBC. Excellent interpersonal, leadership and influencing skills. Key Achievements Achieved a 30% reduction in month end close time line with financial transparency in reporting Statutory, Regulatory and Management Information to enhance realtime decision-making. Expedited the implementation and rollout of Pegasys+ and Hyperion systems within Finance by managing the re-working, streamlining and maintenance of Product Accounting business processes. Redesigned the methods used in reporting the FX products by aligning the desk s end user computing templates to take the data feed from the enhanced reconciliation tool. Qualifications: CIMA Chartered Institute of Manangement Accountants PRINCE2 Practioner APMG BSc (hons) Chemical Engineering University of Lagos For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit

3 Career History: HSBC: Global Market Finance Transformation Programme Lead (Feb Date) HSBC Global Banking and Market is an emerging markets-led, financing focused business that provides investment and financial solutions. Successfully managed the implementation of the new global general ledger portal and finance reporting processes as part of Global financetransformationstrategic Programme, through understanding the business model and the dynamics of group finance, the provision of technical product knowledge in finance, month end close processes and leadership in project and change management. Led the Finance Transformation Programme change delivery for onshore and offshore business readiness activities. General Ledger Mapping Validation, Production Reports including Hyperion Smart View business tool, End User Access, User Access Testing, Training and Parallel Go Live. Directed the project teams to ensure delivery of milestones with resolution of risks and issues as they arise whilst operating to tight timescales within a highly driven environment. Worked with senior stakeholders to define the target processes and implemented the project with 30 reports from seven different product desks by coaching and motivating staff to deliver to the required standards. Developed business strategies, change strategies and plans to reflect business requirements and alignment of solutions to requirements by engaging business stakeholders in process workshops that yielded value added delivery. Mizuho Corporate Bank: Finance Consultant (Dec Jan 2011) Mizuho Corporate Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of its clients. It is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc with total assests of over US$1.9 trillion. Delivered lean finance processes with 25% reduction in month end close; Expedited the implementation and rollout of Pegasys+ and Hyperion systems within Finance by managing the re-working, streamlining and maintenance of Product Accounting business processes utilising databases architecture. Reshaped the structures and roles within the unit. Assisted with the development of migration strategies and supported the data migration of corporate treasury trades and ledger balances from legacy systems to Pegasys+ and the upload of this data to Hyperion. Managed the transition of the team from management of the financial integrity of the legacy systems to Pegasys+ and Hyperion systems. Delivered a much needed project prioritisation process. Identified and prioritised the key applications controlled by end users that required changes in order to integrate with new systems. Managed functional testing and User Acceptance Testing for all controllers relating to balance sheet and Profit & Loss (P&L). Managed the regular data reports to support projects addressing the issues and risks emerging from data analysis, flagged defects and issues to IT and performed reasonability checks on data. Implemented the agreed methodology, standards, policies and procedures and produced a consistent high standard of documentation. Attained strong governance by sharing knowledge and providing feedback and ideas so that performance was continually improved. Eden Consulting: Business Objects Project Manager (Jan Nov 2008) Eden Consulting is an independent organisation. Directed the finance system implementations through project life cycle working with design teams on both local and global bases. Managed the development of business objects universe and data mart to support analytic platforms for the finance business team. Managed the planning, designing, development of finance reports, performance metrics, custom applications and fulfilling data reporting requirements. Engaged with the business to design process maps defining detailed process steps and process inputs & outputs. Established enhanced detailed system requirements and functional specifications for required changes to the finance system. Managed the development of Key performance indicators, including sourcing data requirements. Managed the implementation of performance scorecards and metrics to business users. Implemented migration strategies to reduce and replace legacy reports with critical information to manage the business effectively ABN AMRO: Foreign Exchange & Money Market Product Controller (May Dec 2007) ABN AMRO following its acquisition in 2007 has now been merged with RBS and Santander. Redesigned the methods used in reporting the FX products by aligning the desk s end user computing templates to take the data feed from the enhanced reconciliation tool. Responsible for the P&L and analysis of FX and MM products, this included adjustments, reserving, price testing and market event commentary on position, price and risk. The reconciliation of the P&L to the general ledger with journal entry, balance sheet reconciliations, cash flow structure analysis and FX sell off on a monthly basis. Took ownership of all facets of the P&L and balance sheet issues surrounding the trading books. Reviewed and controlled trading data in-flow to the P&L production tool and discussion of this data with the trading desk. Performed Value at Risk calculation to determine risk of loss on the portfolio of financial asset. Supported FX product reconciliation project team on the addition of new functionalities to automate the reconciliations process. Merrill Lynch: FX Product Controller (Jul Apr 2007) Merrill Lynch ceased to exist as a separate entity in January 2009 and is has now merged with Bank of America. Responsible for integrity of the general ledger for the Foreign Exchange trading desk and a team member in the design and delivery of an enhanced FX For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit

4 product reconciliation tool. Performed the P&L reporting including the end of day flashes and risk reconciliation by producing daily P&L and analysis of traded products; spots, options, forwards for GFX trading desks, provided explanations for significant P&L drivers, ensuring P&L packs are distributed to traders and senior management and responding to traders queries. Performed the month end close to ensure all accounts are signed off as reconciled in the Balance sheet sign off system by the appropriate timeline. Societe Generale: Treasury Product Controller (Jul Apr 2006) Societe Generale is a leading French Bank and one of the largest financial services group in the euro-zone. It has 157,000 employees from 128 different nationalities working in 83 countries around the world. Managed the daily Money Market (MM) and Foreign Exchange (FX) netting processes and reviewed P&L bookings for cost of fails. Engaged with settlements on any unmatched or failed trades. Monitored all month end interest charges and proactively managed all opportunities to prevent unauthorised overdrafts, security short positions and failed trades. Minimised the risk exposure of the business. Performed the opportunity cost of money usage per currency on a daily basis and generated a daily funding scorecard. Monitored all funding payments and settlement instructions for all markets adhering to cut off times from the Straight Through Processing (STP) queue and adhered to the Anti Money Laundering regulation. For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit

5 Curriculum Vitae: Mr Mark Bishop Details Name: Mr Mark Bishop Nationality: British Current Course: Executive MBA Interests: Politics, including globalisation, entrepreneurship and social justice. Behavioural economics. The private equity industry. Photography. Investing (earlystage ventures, public equities and property). Personal Statement In a 20-year career, the latter half of which has been spent advising managements on strategy and corporate finance matters, has consistently demonstrated the ability to analyse complex situations and recommend and implement executable strategies. While instinctively entrepreneurial, has also worked with multinationals, winning the confidence of clients and co-workers through quiet diplomacy and sapiential authority. Key Achievements While at Cranfield, wrote 'The Future of Private Equity - Beyond the Mega Buyouts' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), based on exclusive one-on-one interviews with leading industry figures worldwide. Set up The Management Buy-Out Centre LLP, which enables managements achieve buy-outs and buy-ins by introducing them to private equity backers, securing backing for a 120m buy-out in November Chaired one of the UK's fastest-growing SMEs, Brooklands Group Limited, between 2004 and 2008; part of the team that bought IPC Media Limited from Reed Elsevier and sold to Time Warner ( ). Qualifications: English with Media Studies University of Sussex Four A-levels at grade A (English, French, Geography, General Studies) Reigate Sixth Form College, Reigate, O-levels, 8 grade A, 5 grade B Whitgift School, Croydon For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 1 of 2

6 Career History: The Management Buy-Out Centre LLP: Partner - London, UK (Aug Present) Co-founded boutique advisory firm that enables management teams achieve buy-outs and buy-ins and access growth capital by introducing them to private equity backers and providing related advice. Role includes: strategy, branding, marketing, business development, deal origination and transactions. Started the business from scratch with no external funding, creating a strong brand and a cost-effective but high profile lead generation model, making use of print (FT, Sunday Times), online (PPC and SEO) and affiliate partnerships. Successfully obtained 120m of equity and senior debt to enable a combination of existing and incoming management to buy out the corporate owner of a well known UK business in November Created a deal pipeline that includes a 100m buy-and-build in the UK hotel sector and a US$150m upstream oil transaction, as well as smaller deals in the call centre and environmental services industries. In order to build an enhanced profile in, and knowledge of the private equity industry, secured a commission from the world's largest professional and academic publisher to write a book entitled 'The Future of Private Equity: Beyond the Mega Buy-Outs' (published Autumn 2012). Negotiated in-depth one-on-one interviews with the world's top private equity investors, who talked openly about their investment and value-creation strategies - many for the first time. Mark Bishop Associates LLP: Partner - London, UK (Mar Present) Founded boutique corporate finance and consultancy business specialising in the media sector (print, online, live events, TV), both as an incomegenerator and to provide a platform for making angel investments, doing buy-outs and otherwise acquiring equity interests. Successfully completed more than 60 corporate finance transactions, ranging from the sales of mature, mainly owner-managed media businesses to corporates to the negotiation of venture capital investment for early-stage TMT enterprises. Advised a wide range of corporates, including Channel 4, BBC Worldwide and Bauer, in areas such as strategy, acquisitions and divestments, often winning mandates and briefs in competition with household name consultancy and corporate finance firms. Brooklands Group Limited: Chairman - Redhill, UK (Mar Dec 2008) Chaired this print and online publisher, event organiser and direct marketing agency during a period of exceptional growth and rapid change. Took the business from 2.3m turnover and 17 people to a peak of 14m turnover and 100 people by negotiating strategic partnerships with Channel 4, several independent TV production companies and brands such as Chrysler Jeep, Chevrolet and Vauxhall Motors. Introduced the disciplines necessary to 'professionalise' a high-growth SME, such as hiring a finance director and instituting a monthly reporting pack, adding a director of HR and bringing in appraisals and training programmes. IPC Media Limited: Director - London (Aug Mar 2002) As Special Projects Editor, helped launch and relaunch magazines such as WebUser, Yachting World and Amateur Photographer and to launch some of the UK's first consumer websites (newscientist.com, nme.com, ybw.com). Became editor-in-chief of 22 magazines, including household names such as Country Life and Horse & Hound, before the age of 30. Formed part of the management team that bought IPC from then owner Reed Elsevier in what was at the time the UK's largest ever management buy-out. Doubled the size of the division's portfolio to more than 40 brands before exiting via a trade sale to what was then AOL Time Warner. EMAP Plc: Deputy Editor - London, UK (Aug Jul 1994) Deputy editor of weekly car magazine. Won 'Young Journalist of the Year' award at UK's second-largest consumer magazine publisher, Haymarket Media Group Limited: Reporter - Teddington, UK (Jan Jul 1992) Trainee, then news reporter on the world's oldest car magazine 'Autocar'. Won 'Sir William Lyons Award', sponsored by Jaguar and the Guild of Motoring Writers, for the year's most promising new entrant to the profession. For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 2 of 2

7 Curriculum Vitae: Miss Margaret McEwan Details Name: Miss Margaret McEwan Nationality: British Current Course: Executive MBA Interests: STEMnet Ambassador (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network), involved in educational and careers activities aimed at inspiring young people. Personal Statement Fifteen years transformation management and leadership experience; with a proven track record of defining and delivering large (greater than $50m), global programmes and outsourcing contracts. Highly motivated, pragmatic and practical; balances client, commercial and delivery considerations to develop winning transformation solutions. Then leading the implementation, with a focus on quality and ensuring benefits are achieved. Key Achievements Managed a 40m global transformation programme for a major telecommunications corporation. Successfully completed within budget and achieved 20% costs savings for the client. Received a Global Sales Support Top Performer award as a Solution Leader for securing $83m Total Contract Value (TCV) of new business in Led a negotiation team for a stream of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) contract renewal (TCV in excess of $2bn). Was recognised for decisive and significant personal contribution. Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Physics University of Manchester For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 1 of 2

8 Career History: HP Enterprise Services: Transformation Programme Manager - UK & Finland (Dec Nov 2010) HP Enterprise Services (Formerly EDS) is a leading global IT outsourcing company with over 100,000 employees. Responsible for the start-up, transition and transformation of new major client contracts valued over $50m. Programme Manager of a major 40m transformation programme for a global telecommunications corporation. Brought in following client escalations due to major slippages and non-delivery. Rebuilt client trust; introduced robust appropriate Programme controls; identified and resolved issues, re-planned and re-baselined without losing delivery momentum. Ensured successful completion of Programme and required 20% cost reduction benefits were achieved. Following from the success of this was asked to perform an in-depth review for another delayed transformation programme subject to a client escalation in relation to 400 overdue contractual deliverables. Within four weeks half of the backlog was cleared and the client escalation was lifted. Developed a new Project Close process which was then taken on as an HP Best Practice Global Gold Standard Process. EDS: Strategic Sales Senior Solution Lead - EMEA (Jan Nov 2010) As above. EDS is now HP Enterprise Services. Responsibility for top priority pursuits in excess of $100m TCV; from pursuit inception, throughout contract negotiation until delivery handover. Client facing and managing global teams, handling ambiguity, complexity and risk in order to develop compelling solutions to aggressive deadlines. Led 17 proposals to UK Government and multinational blue chip corporations in Finance, Manufacturing and Energy/Petroleum industries. Requested by the Vice President of EMEA Sales to perform an audit of all SSC contracts being pursued in Europe following internal concerns regarding transformation solutions. Ensured individual issues were resolved and systemic problems were identified and remediated. Won Global Sales Support Top Performer Award 2007 and included in HP Talent 250 Programme EDS: Senior Project Manager - UK (Mar Dec 2004) Working for the Department of Working Pensions (DWP) Account. Project Managed Application Integration projects as part of the UK Modernising Government Programme; the implementation of Government IT strategy establishing cross-government co-ordination to exploit new technology to offer opportunities and choice in the delivery of public services. Architecture and Design Project Manager for the first four releases of New Tax Credits into DWP. Managed 25 direct and 100+ indirect resources. Managed Internet eservices Carers Allowance project enabling direct online access to key services for end customer. For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 2 of 2

9 Curriculum Vitae: Mr Neil Pattni Details Name: Mr Neil Pattni Nationality: British Current Course: Executive MBA Interests: Squash, playing music, skiing and scuba diving. Personal Statement Highly commercial professional with outstanding people and team working skills. With nine years at a Big 4 professional services firm, excelled in a variety of disciplines covering financial modelling, contract/deal structuring, commercial advisory, and business cases. Currently leads the European financial modelling capability at a global technology enabled outsourcing business. Qualified management accountant (CIMA). Key Achievements Received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Director General of a client in This was for work in providing commercial and financial advice on a 100m+ technology outsourcing deal. Implemented a range of initiatives improving the commercial deal structuring methodology at the European arm of a global outsourcing business - the objective being to book better commercial business. Personally provided commercial advice that saved a UK Government agency 35m as part of a technology outsourcing contract. Qualifications: Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) Chartered Institute of Management Accounting Corporate Finance Qualification The Securities Institute BSc Managerial and Administrative Studies Aston University For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 1 of 2

10 Career History: Xerox Services: European Financial Modelling Lead - London, UK (Mar Present) European arm of multi-billion global print, managed document, and business process outsourcing services business. Senior position leading the European deal modelling team supporting the sales of complex, multi-year deals. Implemented transformed practices around deal structuring and modelling approach. Designed and communicated enhanced approach having managed engagement from senior stakeholders. Coached and developed a team of junior modellers including enhancing their technical skills and also providing coaching on their partnering abilities with the sales and operational teams. Provided commercial and financial advice over deal structuring to sustain the commercial interests of the business. Deloitte: Assistant Director, Corporate Finance - London, UK (Sep Mar 2012) Global professional services business - one of the Big 4 firms. As part of the Corporate Finance service line, provided commercial and financial advice to client, particularly around technology led outsourcing deals and business cases. Utilised advanced Excel financial modelling skills in structuring tenders for outsourcing deals. Led the financial workstream of a 150+, 10 year, technology outsourcing deal including designing the financial mechanisms of the contract, evaluating bidder responses, and providing the client with advice over the commercial and financial aspects of bidder submissions. Provided commercial and financial advice for a 200m+ outsourcing deal including development of the internal business case and requested funding from the UK Treasury. For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 2 of 2

11 Curriculum Vitae: Mr Iyadh Yahyaoui Details Name: Mr Iyadh Yahyaoui Nationality: Tunisian Second Nationality: French Current Course: Executive MBA Interests: Playing basketball, travelling and discovering new cultures. Personal Statement A dynamic, resilient, and visionary business leader with extensive experience of the semiconductors within the telecoms industries. Proven track record of managing multinational and complex projects. Has built efficient teams in high pressure environments. Solid technical background combined with excellent management, operations, and finance skills. Key Achievements Led the Research and Development activities of one of the first and most performing triple mode 2G/3G/LTE wireless chipsets in the market. Successfully conducted the reorganisation of the Radio Frequency Software department after the acquisition of Nokia wireless modem division by Renesas Mobile Corporation. Led the mass production of several feature phones, handsets and tablets worldwide particularly in Japan for customers such as Fujitsu, Sharp and LGE. Qualifications: MSc in Electrical engineering University of Bristol Diplôme d'ingénieur en électronique et radioélectricité Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble Career History: Renesas Mobile Corporation: Research and Development Manager - France (Jul Present) For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 1 of 3

12 Renesas Mobile Corporation (RMC) is a spin-off and 100% subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Ltd. (REL) with revenues of USD $1bn. Renesas Mobile integrates the former Mobile Multimedia Business Unit of Renesas with the former Nokia Wireless Modem Business Unit1. In charge of executing the Radio Frequency Software department roadmap and aligning it with the overall wireless modem roadmap, scoping radio frequency software projects, following up the overall radio frequency projects execution, managing risks and incidents. Developed and coached an efficient multinational team composed of 18 engineers in France, 12 in India and 10 in Finland capable of coping with the most demanding handset manufacturers. Increased the radio frequency department and the overall wireless modem organisation efficiency by 50% by reducing the project management wastes and the time needed for translating customers requirements into actual features. This increase involved establishing a more collaborative environment in between the different business functions, enhanced testing environments in terms of scale and scope, and expanded reviews and documentation inside the radio frequency software department. Streamlined the resources usage and allowed the radio frequency software department to handle several challenging projects in parallel such as the modem platform MP5232 and the radio frequency transceivers B10L2, B11L and B12L with limited resources. Enhanced the modularity and the parameterisation of radio frequency software deliverables reducing by a sizable amount the costs needed for the customisation requested by wireless terminals manufacturers. Renesas Mobile Corporation: Project Manager / Line Manager - France (Jan Jun 2011) As above. Line manager of a team that started with six members and grew to 15 engineers. In charge of the recruitment process, careers appraisal, and capital expenditure. Simultaneously managed the B10L transceiver project. B10L is one of the first transceivers based on the CMOS technology in the world. Successfully operated the transformation of Renesas Long Term Evolution, LTE, and the overall triple mode solutions from prototypes to final concrete product by being extremely proactive, being able to understand deeply not only the hardware but also the embedded systems software constraints and by contributing in creating resilient cross function teams that include among others wireless protocol, radio frequency, and operating system teams. Coordinated efficiently the Global Certification Forum, GCF, and ADAPT AT&T certifications campaigns inside the overall Renesas Mobile radio frequency community by aligning the understanding and priorities between the numerous stakeholders and by driving several task forces aiming to solve critical issues Managed effectively customers' relationships by contributing actively in setting a common understanding and a smoother communication in between all the stakeholders including marketing and sales as well as final customers and by establishing a customer centric team. Was nominated by senior management to improve the productivity of two Research and Development teams both having a headcount of 15 members. The rise in productivity has occurred effectively after the merger of the two teams into a single one and after the initiation and execution of training and coaching aiming to improve the team members skill-set. This allowed the resources to be effective at several roles. Renesas Mobile Corporation: Wireless Platform Architect - France (Jan Dec 2009) As above. Lead architect of a team composed of four architects interfacing with Nokia and responsible for the Renesas wireless platform 2G, 3G and LTE Radio Frequency hardware and software requirements definition. Renesas in this project was supplier of Nokia. Proactively led tough negotiations with Nokia hardware and software experts and pushed all stakeholders to discuss and agree on all details and use cases even minor ones. Despite having a software background, understood quickly the hardware constraints and led discussions of hardware front. Used effectively the expertise of the different HW architects during the negotiations. Designed the radio frequency software solution that interfaced effectively with Nokia modem. The complexity of the use cases especially 3G and LTE ones were tackled by strong analytical skills, the set-up of intensive reviews and the elaboration of reliable testing environment that involved the Palladium emulator. Renesas Mobile Corporation: Senior R&D Engineer - France (Oct Dec 2008) As above. Modem Physical Layer engineer in charge of 2G and 3G scheduling, power management and inter-rat features in the Renesas mobile Genesis wireless platform. Turned round Genesis low level scheduler architecture in a way that allowed fixing many critical problems that were gating the platform acceptance by the end customer. Enhanced the messaging scheme between the 2G and 3G stacks and reduced the time overheads requested for switching from 2G to 3G and vice versa. Improved the quality and testing environments inside the physical layer protocol team. This involved increasing the testing coverage by creating at least one new test scenario for each defect and by redesigning the testing simulator so that it gets as close as possible to the real hardware. Texas Instruments: R&D Engineer - France (Mar Sep 2007) Texas Instruments is the third largest manufacturer of semiconductors worldwide, the second largest supplier of chips for cellular handsets and the largest producer of digital signal processors (DSPs) and analog semiconductors. Junior Physical Layer engineer in charge of 2G features design and validation. Learned rapidly the 2G wireless protocol context and issues and become a key player inside the physical layer team. Successfully led the design and validation activities of two major features; the Single Antenna Interference Cancellation (SAIC) and the Text Telephony (TTY). Initiated an innovative patent that improves the existing 3rd Generation Partnership Project, 3GPP, specifications that represent the main source of specification of all wireless chipsets. For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 2 of 3

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14 Curriculum Vitae: Mr James Fox Details Name: Mr James Fox Nationality: British Current Course: Executive MBA Interests: A member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). Enjoys classic literature, philosophy and travelling (including treks across Africa and America). Personal Statement Experienced professional, leading high calibre R&D development teams in the telecoms/computer industry. Proven ability to take risks, innovate, lead through challenges and build and develop world class teams in the pursuit of bringing leading edge technology successfully to market. Key Achievements Led product design verification and manufacturing quality assurance and development campaigns. Met critical feature, performance, quality goals avoiding costly re-designs. Delivered post project review recommendations including skunkworks projects that delivered value through improved productivity and knowledge sharing. Led to a 50% reduction in time to market. Responsible for product lines that are being sold by the worlds leading computer and networking manufacturers, meeting their stringent performance and quality criteria. Qualifications: Electronic Engineering with Computer Science BEng University College London For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 1 of 2

15 Career History: Solarflare Communications: Software Development Director - Cambridge, UK (Aug Present) Venture capital start up (140 employees). Responsible for end-user software development, hardware validation and silicon design verification projects. Responsible for full product life cycle, from inception, planning, design, implementation, test, release and sustaining. Guided team through project changes that included scope changes, supplier failure and loss of key project personnel. Enabled key decision points and promoted contingencies and alternate paths allowing the team to bring new technology from inception to the market. Drove development and introduction of information systems that improved accuracy and relevancy of intra-team knowledge. This directly resulted in reduced product defects and provided a means of externalising knowledge. Instigated development of automated performance analysis system, as part of a group wide effort to take a late to market product and succeeded in turning it into a class leading product. Owned end user customer issues. Initiated and managed partner relationships to ensure product conformance with standards bodies and interoperability with relevant OEM products. This responsibility was essential to enabling key design wins with leading computer manufacturers. Promoted after action reviews and improvement initiatives. Led to continuous improvement in time to market and product quality over numerous design cycles. Cognitive: Founder and Company Director - Cambridge, UK (Aug Apr 2005) Seed funded start-up. Founder and Director of a software design company focussed on software development in the telecoms sector. Carried out business development roles, including business planning, financing, marketing and customer development. Developed company around exploiting open-source technology, derived from university research. This resulted in a fast, low risk and low cost route to market. Put together full business plan, including finance, market and operations. Used entrepreneurship networks and events to build contacts and leverage experience to help with venture launch. This culminated in gaining suitable funding, including grant funding, for business venture. Protected intellectual property through the use of patents. Liaised with patent attorneys in drafting patents. Employed and managed contractors to assist with technology development. Desana Systems: Engineering Manager - Milpitas, USA (Aug Apr 2002) Venture backed $80m start-up (120 employees). Responsible for system integration, hardware verification and the delivery of operating system and middleware on a complex multi discipline product development. Mediated group wide design decisions, resolving competing factions across a newly formed team. Owned 'architecture re-education'. Developed and instigated migration strategy to move group toward standardised common software designs. Resulted in improved delivery of goals by all technical teams. Championed and led the development of a system simulation platform. Enabled internal customer teams to achieve milestones, independent of other deliverables. Responsible for line management and technical mentoring. This helped improve quality and consistency of work as well as bringing longer term benefits in skills and personal development. Bay/Nortel Networks: Technical Team Lead - Santa Clara, USA (Feb Jul 2000) Network/telecoms equipment vendor ($20bn+ revenue). Technical team lead for the small enterprise network product lines. Key member of a team that brought to market a computer network switch product, targeted at small businesses, that achieved >$250m in revenue in its first sales quarter. Proposed and developed new innovations around prototyping and simulation. This improved team productivity and reduced project risk. For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 2 of 2

16 Curriculum Vitae: Mr Kieran Toon Details Name: Mr Kieran Toon Nationality: British Current Course: Executive MBA Interests: Economics and world politics, psychology, ideas generation, swimming, cycling and the outdoors. Personal Statement A customer focussed and commercially oriented consultant with 12 years' experience of creating innovative IT solutions and leading diverse teams for multinational organisations. A skilled relationship builder bringing together staff from different organisations and teams to solve complex technical, logistical and managerial problems. Key Achievements Led the 'PharmaBase' project to deliver online services to the 10,000 pharmacies in England and Wales improving the delivery of enhanced community pharmacy services. Delivery of New Production Introduction reporting system, reducing time to market by a quarter. The client expanded their global product portfolio twofold without incurring extra staff costs. Established technical practice using new tools and collaborative methods across a team of ten staff resulting in new work with new clients. Qualifications: BSc Physics (Hons) Imperial College PRINCE2 Practitioner Maven Training Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Global Knowledge For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 1 of 2

17 Career History: Crimson: SharePoint Practice Manager - Birmingham, UK (Sept present) A Microsoft Gold partner using leading edge software and design techniques to win new contracts and provide a quality service to existing clients competitively. Clients vary from multinationals with over 5000 staff to smaller UK only organisations from housing to construction and logistics. Parachuted into a national utilities company to save a project to improve company communications. The project had been worked on and abandoned by three other consultancies but by being extremely clear with communications and focussing on priorities, the team overcame the barriers to launch and won more work for the company. The client now treats Crimson as their trusted advisors, and Crimson are helping the client build a team to use similar skills in future. Designed and implemented an innovative business process workflow using off-the-shelf tools to keep costs low. This has led to an improvement in the quality of projects delivered by the client and a reduction in cases taken to court due to company procedures not being duly followed. Close collaboration with the sales team and the success of the project led Crimson to be in the winning for 150k of more projects with this same client. Trained internal staff in technical and consultancy skills which enabled the company to achieve a Microsoft competency to retain its Gold partner status. This allows the company to differentiate itself against the competition and has helped bring about a closer and more strategic relationship with Microsoft. Project lead and consultant for the rollout of a major strategic IT solution for a housing company of 1,000 staff. Implemented on time and budget in a tight timeframe using an agile project methodology, the staff actively use the new system and are expanding its use. Analysys Mason Limited - IT Group: Senior Developer - Cambridge, UK ( ) Analysys Mason is a telecoms strategy consultancy with over 400 staff and several worldwide offices. The IT team advised on IT strategy, manage and implement company-wide processes and state of the art web systems. Advised on the strategy for CRM in the business working closely with the chairman and marketing director. Aligning the business needs to the functional requirements led to the design and implementation of a dynamic customer quality value report which allowed consultants to concentrate business development on the clients that mattered most. Being responsible for the CRM system, reported to the Executive Board member for marketing. Led the project to integrate the CRM systems and provide training company-wide during the merger with another company of a similar size. By using a range of staff to help with promotion, data migration and development of tools to ease the process, the project won much acclaim within the business and CRM use grew rapidly in the newly merged company. Company representative on a trip to India to meet potential suppliers. Spent a week in Delhi performing technical training and helping the supplier create a mutually agreeable financial charging model based on the amount and quality of the work done. This led to three successful years of using the supplier, saving Analysys money, allowing Analysys to concentrate on its core competencies and improving the quality of its systems. Led a successful HR project to improve recruitment which allowed the company to reduce its costs by moving all recruitment online using an efficient process. This allowed the company to process more applications internally and use staff across the world to filter applicants but have the process monitored from HQ. For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 2 of 2

18 Curriculum Vitae: Mr Steve Rowse Details Name: Mr Steve Rowse Nationality: British Sponsored: Yes Current Course: Executive MBA Interests: A parish councillor to a local community. Enjoys running, walking, camping and mountain biking. Interested in personal finance, holding stock investments and a property portfolio. Personal Statement A thorough and organised leader, with experience in delivering critical projects, making airworthiness and financial decisions, whilst leading up to 100 staff in several different appointments over a career that has spanned engineering, logistics, and safety assurance. Achieves results through adding value, efficiency and identifying the root cause. Key Achievements Led a project to procure replacement ground support equipment for carbon dioxide cylinder charging, becoming the organisation s expert for fuel tank maintenance and policy. Have held airworthiness letters of delegation from the Secretary of State for Defence, including the authority to defer aircraft corrective maintenance. Exposure to heightened responsibility at an early career stage, particularly with respect to airworthiness responsibilities and staff management. Achieved chartered engineer status at the age of 29. Qualifications: BEng Electrical Engineering Cranfield University For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 1 of 2

19 Career History: Royal Air Force: Safety & Assurance Project Engineer - Lincolnshire, UK (Apr Present) Provides engineering assurance to Royal Air Force s headquarters on the Rivet Joint aircraft. Achieves through liaison with project teams, operating crews and other stakeholders to direct, guide and facilitate smooth project running. Facilitated progression and quick decision by gathering pertinent information, analysing and making recommendations relating to future training for personnel. Liaison and coordination to ensure the correct engineering manpower levels over the project course. Ministry of Defence: Engineering Authority and Project Engineer - Bristol, UK (Jan Mar 2012) Working for Defence Equipment and Support, held an Airworthiness authority letter, delegated by the Secretary of State for Defence. This covered certain cross platform and mechanical systems and equipment. Sole project manager responsible for the procurement of the replacement ground support equipment for carbon dioxide cylinder charging. This required data gathering, analysis and liaison with stakeholders at many varying levels to identify all options and their associated costs, to deliver investment appraisal analysis and a business case. This resulted in project approval and the subsequent liaison with internal commercial staff. Externally, vast coordination was carried out with the contractor (British Oxygen Company) to facilitate the agreed solution. Became the organisation s expert for fuel tank maintenance and policy, writing and developing the associated safety publication over a 12 month period. This work presented concerns with gas detection and monitoring equipment. Consequently led a programme to bring into operation a fleet of new equipment to complement the new safety publication. Royal Air Force: VIP Visits Officer - Kandahar, Afghanistan (Aug Dec 2009) Organisation and execution of royal, ministerial and senior military visits to Kandahar air base, Afghanistan. Liaison with royal, ministerial and senior military outer offices to produce and coordinate visit programmes, through development and coordination with multiple agencies and stakeholders at Kandahar air base. This resulted in a revised situational awareness of Afghanistan, which impacted UK foreign and military decision(s). Organised the visit for the Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the Chief of Defence Staff with associated press and UK police protection officers, in December The visit was to carry the Prime Minister s Christmas visit to the troops. Ministry of Defence: Avionics Project Engineer - Cambridge, UK (Nov Jul 2009) Working for Defence Equipment and Support, responsible for the staffing, coordination, planning, justification, briefing, financial provisioning, design authority and commercial liaison for avionics projects and modifications. Held the position as project officer for the obsolescence and upgrade management of Hercules aircraft simulators. Given an airworthiness authority letter, delegated by the Secretary of State for Defence, that covered Hercules aircraft avionics and electrical systems. Worked alongside Industry partners from Marshall Aerospace and Lockheed-Martin in a partnered programme that provided available aircraft to front line squadrons. Directed and authorised multiple urgent and routine engineering instructions and modifications, providing risk assessment, and associated hazard probability calculations to assist significant airworthiness decisions. Much of this work related to safety concerns that had arisen on the Hercules defensive aids suite from chaffing electrical and signal cables to cause unreliability of warning sensors. The technical instructions directed corrective actions, mitigation work and system confidence testing. The reporting officer for two subordinates, with engineering direction over four contractor personnel. Also acted as deputy to immediate supervisor, and was empowered as the deputy avionics decider. Royal Air Force: Junior Engineering Officer - Moray and Oxford, UK (Jan Oct 2007) In command of up to 100 service personnel, with technical man-management and aircraft airworthiness responsibility for the Tristar platform. This was carried out in the UK and on operations, where authority to defer aircraft corrective maintenance was held. The Designated Un-commanded Flying Control Movements Investigating Officer. This role required in-depth engineering investigation management when an aircraft exhibited the associated incident. Was responsible for implementing lean initiatives and programmes to deliver logistics chain improvements. Ten in-depth engineering investigations were carried out, whose findings were documented with recommendations to prevent recurrence. Responsible for compiling monthly KPI statistics and their analysis to monitor personnel activities. Writing staff appraisals and providing career, welfare and mentoring to personnel. For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 2 of 2

20 Curriculum Vitae: Mr Emmanuel Babatunde Adebola Details Name: Mr Emmanuel Babatunde Adebola Nationality: Nigerian Current Course: Executive MBA Interests: Program Management, Project Financing, Technology Development, Business Process Design and Outsourcing, Strategy. Personal Statement A seasoned professional with strong communication and people management skills and over 14 years experience working with global companies like Accenture and Schlumberger. Proven skills in program and project management, supply chain management, operational efficiency, systems integration, distribution management, process design and optimisation, client relationship management and technology led business enhancements. Key Achievements Successfully led a global workforce to undertake a business transformational program for a leading multinational company. This led to standardising core business processes across African operations. Provided onsite support for the successful outsourcing of finance and administrative functions for a global client which facilitated improved efficiencies between inmarket and outsourced operations. Supported client to achieve the process maturity targets in its commercial functions through a process review and intervention exercise that involved timely execution of remedial actions. Qualifications: Project Management Professional Project Management Institute Present Aspiring Entrepreneur Program Fate Foundation, Nigeria Basic Leadership Course Daystar Academy For more information, or to contact the team about any of our students, visit Page 1 of 3

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