Our Team

Experience, Experience, Experience

  • Experienced professionals with a Kaizen mindset and a single goal…Delivery!

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  • We have a carefully selected, cross-functional, self-managing team of leading industry experts, with a Kaizen mindset for delivering quality whilst seeking opportunity for continuous improvement.

    We are therefore able to draw upon a diverse but complementary range of skills within our own team of resources on a just-in-time basis, with the objective of providing you with the expertise that you need, precisely when you need it.

Whether it be a high-level Agile assessment of your organisation or implementing and mentoring the transition to Agile within your team, through to pair-programming with our consultants sitting alongside your developers or fully outsourcing to us the development and delivery of your most complex bespoke business solutions, Agilistix has the experience that you can depend on.

Meet Our Team

  • Carl Adamson

    Carl Adamson

    — Senior Consultant
      • 26 Years IT Sector Experience
      • Experienced Agile Coach/Mentor
      • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
        Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
      • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
        Professional Scrum Product Owner PSPOI
      • Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner
      • Experienced Solutions Architect
    Bio

    Agile Coach, founding director and owner of Agilistix Ltd, Carl’s total adoption of Agile has indulged his passion for rapid delivery of quality product that exceeds clients’ expectations.

    After experiencing the benefits of Agile product delivery first-hand and making the transition to Scrum by leading numerous challenging projects for different clients over several years, Carl was fortunate to be able to formalise his knowledge of Scrum by gaining his Certified Scrum Master (CSM) qualification under the tutelage of Jeff Sutherland, the co-inventor of Scrum and Gabrielle Benefield, one of the world’s top Scrum experts.

    Jeff Sutherland’s infectious passion and proven vision for what can be achieved with Scrum, backed up with countless first-hand examples of successful enterprise-level product delivery, cemented Carl’s already established commitment to Scrum and was indeed the catalyst that eventually led to the birth of Agilistix.

    Agilistix is a young and vibrant Agile Consultancy, with a carefully selected, cross-functional, self-managing team of leading industry professionals, with a Kaizen mindset for delivering quality whilst seeking opportunity for continuous improvement. The company is so committed to “Delivery with Agility” that we made it our tagline.

    A PRINCE2 Practitioner with a demanding career, spanning 26 years, as a Solutions Architect and Technical Programme Manager for major international Blue Chips and government organisations, Carl has expert knowledge and experience of both Waterfall and Agile IT delivery techniques at all levels.

    Starting out his career in IBM and Wang minis and mainframe operations, then transitioning into software development, Carl has always been very technically hands-on. Whilst managing and mentoring multiple concurrent teams to successful product delivery, Carl is equally at home in boardroom meetings, strategising governance policies and project delivery with stakeholders or with his sleeves rolled up, cutting code with software developers.

    Carl has expert knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint (all versions), with experience of delivering numerous bespoke business solutions. One of his most recent notable achievements was as Scrum Master and Solutions Architect for The Crown Estate, a nationally recognised UK blue chip with an £8+ billion property portfolio. He led a strong team to successfully deliver the largest ever planned SharePoint Big Data solution ever designed to date. Essential for storing and managing data generated by UK offshore renewable energy (wind farm) projects, MDE (Marine Data Exchange) was engineered to store up to 1PB (petabyte) of data and was coupled with a public-facing Microsoft Azure web portal. MDE was so cutting edge that it became the subject of a Microsoft case study.

    Always up for a challenge, Carl has empowered the Agilistix team to bring Agile solutions to situations where chaos prevails and turn what would otherwise be failed projects into successfully delivered ones.

  • John Thompson

    John Thompson

    — Senior Consultant/Architect
      • 10+ Years IT Sector Experience
      • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
      • Senior SharePoint Solutions Architect
      • Dynamics CRM Solutions Architect
      • Mobile Applications & Enterprise Integration Specialist
      • Information Architecture Design & Governance
    Bio

    John is a passionate IT professional specialising in the analysis, design and development, integration, and implementation of solutions built on the SharePoint platform.

    Having worked in the consultancy world since 2008, John has gained experience and expertise in many aspects of SharePoint and supporting technologies.

    John has a strong background in working with both technical and non-technical staff alike at all levels of seniority within an organisation.

  • Susan Smith

    Susan Smith

    — Senior Consultant
      • 20+ years IT Sector experience
      • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
      • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
      • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
      • Bus. Continuity Man. Practitioner (ISEB)
      • ISO27001 (ISMS) Certified (IBITGQ)
      • ITIL Certified
    Bio

    Sue has a natural attention to detail and being highly organised helps her and her team members to deliver results quickly and efficiently. As a team player and people-person, Sue has excellent communication skills which allow her to get to the root of a problem quickly and provide a solution, whilst putting customers at ease.

    Sue enjoys the challenges of implementing and managing ISO27001 (ISMS), Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery sites. Her skills extend to Programme and Change Management, Policy, Process and Procedure Management, Security and Contract Management.

    With valuable experience gained by working on highly complex IT technical projects, as well as IT Service Delivery, through to 2nd Line Network Support and Service Desk Analysis in a busy support desk environment, Sue understands first-hand what it’s like to work at the sharp end when under pressure.

  • Andy Skates

    Andy Skates

    — Senior Consultant
      • 26 Years IT Sector Experience
      • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
      • Infrastructure and Storage Expert
      • Project Manager
      • Business Analyst
    Bio

    With more than 26 years experience in the IT industry, working for many of the largest IT companies (IBM, Fujitsu, SUN Microsystems, NetApp) on a wide range of complex projects, Andy thrives in an environment of working closely with teams that are focused on delivering quality solutions, to tight schedules.

    Andy likes to include the philosophies that he has learnt from his many years of studying martial arts in the way that he works. The “Zanchin” (a Japanese word meaning mental focus) required to succeed in martial arts, translates equally well into Agile projects and solutions delivery.

  • Faizan Ahmed

    Faizan Ahmed

    — Senior Developer/Architect
      • 20+ Years IT Sector Experience
      • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
      • Certified SharePoint Developer
      • Certified Dynamics CRM Developer
      • Solutions Architect
    Bio

    Microsoft Certified SharePoint Consultant, Developer, Administrator and Architect with strong commercial experience gained in analysis, design, development, support and implementation utilising the Microsoft Technologies.

    Specialising in SharePoint Server 2013/2010/2007, CRM2011, Project Server 2013, ASP.Net, C#, Oracle, SQL Server and allied technologies.

    Faizan has the ability to rapidly deliver results using Scum. He thrives in diverse and challenging environments, whilst responding to change with Agile.

    With extensive experience in a consulting capacity, across a wide range of industries including software house, export, legal, property, insurance, food, media and public sectors, Faizan has great all-rounder and team player.

  • Andrew Mason

    Andrew Mason

    — Agile Project Manager
      • 25 Years IT Sector Experience
      • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
      • PRINCE2 Practitioner
      • Business Development & Investment Experience
      • CRM and Customer Services Specialist
    Bio

    Andrew’s 25+ year career includes industry sector experience in financial, insurance, legal and online gaming together with general IT services. He has particular project and operational experience in business development, customer relationship management, Information Security, IT systems implementations / upgrades plus website and mobile app delivery.

    He initially built a sound knowledge of IT working for PC distributors and consultancies in his early years via hands on “nuts and bolts” configuration, network design and support and then consultancy. His management career started early with responsibility for a 15 man configuration team at the age of 21 delivering over £50 million worth of orders per annum. Throughout his career thereafter he has always been involved in solution delivery and resource management either through direct managerial positions or programme / project management.

    Andrew has also created a number of business development investment proposals and is capable of producing the most comprehensive of heavy weight documentation or the most Agile of business requirements, depending on the requirements of the environment he works in. Indeed, one of Andrew’s strengths is the ability to adapt to the circumstances presented to him, a bi-product of his mobile career with work placements in the UK, Ireland, Spain, France and Gibraltar.

    With the benefit of such a varied career, Andrew has developed a central focus on return on investment and business benefit together with an in-built desire to challenge the “we’ve always done it that way” mentality which, in his mind, stifles creativity and progress.

  • Andrew Adamson

    Andrew Adamson

    — Consultant
      • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
      • Infrastructure Specialist
      • SharePoint Specialist
      • Dynamics CRM Administrator
      • SQL Server Configuration
    Bio

    Andrew is a key member of several Scrum teams and he enjoys extending his practical knowledge of Agile processes as well as building on his experience as a Scrum Master.

    Andrew understands the importance of building quality into a software product at the very start of a project and is keen to find ways to make this possible by improving the flow of work during the development cycle.

    As a Microsoft infrastructure specialist, Andrew is focused on provisioning Enterprise SharePoint and Dynamics CRM environments to best practices for our clients. With a keen eye for detail, Andrew is continuously looking for ways to improve an environment configuration, whilst maintaining and enhancing its integrity and security.

    Andrew has a natural ability to pass on his knowledge others, either formally in classroom training workshops or informally on a one-to-one basis, in an Agile pair-programming style.

  • Andrew Mason

    Stephen Charlton

    — Senior Developer
      • 11 Years IT Sector Experience
      • Experienced Scrum Master
      • Solutions Architect
      • Microsoft .NET Specialist
      • WIndows Mobile Applications Specialist
    Bio

    Stephen is a practicing Scrum Master and Agile Developer. Having 11+ years of IT industry experience, providing quality software solutions to various clients, Stephen’s expertise include development of desktop, web and mobile applications for the Windows platform.

    Stephen has worked extensively in Agile Scrum environments in a range of various IT industry sectors, including banking, retail, property and others. A great team player, Stephen has experience as Scrum Master, working with small teams as well as being the sole developer on some projects.

    Constantly exploring new technologies and frameworks, to innovate new ideas, Stephen recognises the importance of continuous learning to keep ahead of the rapid advances in software development environment technologies and best practices.

  • Shaan Uddin

    Shaan Uddin

    — Consultant
      • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
      • SharePoint Specialist
      • Business Intelligence Developer
      • Windows Server Configuration
      • SQL Server Configuration
    Bio

    Microsoft SharePoint Developer building solutions in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 for the energy sector.

    Experience of building and configuring multi-server SharePoint farms from bare metal through to live deployment.

    Shaan enjoys working as part of an Agile team, rapid delivery of business solutions with Scrum.

  • Thomas George

    Thomas Ede

    — Junior Consultant
      • Undergraduate – BSc Networking and Security
      • Agile Team Player
      • Microsoft .NET Developer
      • Cisco Certified Networking Associate
      • BTEC level 3 in Networking and Systems
    Bio

    Thomas is currently on a placement year from Staffordshire University, discovering what it takes to be an active member of a self-organising, cross-functional Scrum Development Team with Agilistix.

    Passionate about all things IT-related, Thomas is supplementing his skill set as a specialised network engineer, with a CCNA (1-4) certifications, by furthering his Microsoft .NET software development skills.

    Customer-facing, Thomas enjoys engaging with Scrum Team members to deliver high value Agile business solutions.

  • Farooq Patel

    Farooq Patel

    — SQL Server Consultant
      • 15 Years IT Sector Experience
      • Agile Team Player
      • SQL Server DBA
      • SQL Server Developer
      • Data Warehouse Analyst
    Bio
  • Kevin Pynegar

    Kevin Pynegar

    — Associate Consultant
      • 28+ Years IT Sector Experience
      • Agile Proponent
      • 15+ Years Banking Sector Experience
      • Solutions Architect
      • SQL Server Architect
    Bio

    A SQL Server Solutions Architect with over 25 years experience in delivering IT solutions to companies across financial, commercial and telecommunications industries.

    Specialising in Microsoft SQL Server technology for the last 15 years to design, create and maintain scalable, secure and high performance database systems for a variety of major Blue Chip banking sector clients including Quilter, Citi, The Fuji Bank, and Arthur Anderson.

  • Robert Hearton

    Robert Hearton

    — Associate Consultant
      • 34 Years Cartographic Experience
      • 15 Years ArcGIS Experience
      • Agile Team Player
      • Historic Maps & Digitising Expert
      • Cadastral Mapping Specialist
    Bio

    Robert is a highly skilled Cartographer and ArcGIS technician specialising in cadastral mapping.

    With over 34 years experience in the Property Management industry he is expert with all forms of map data from historic to ortho-rectified satellite imagery.

  • Emma Loboda

    Emma Loboda

    — Associate Consultant
      • 9+ Years Cartographic Experience
      • 4+ Years Commercial Real Estate
      • Agile Team Player
      • GIS Consultant
      • ESRI ArcGIS Expert
    Bio

    Emma is a GIS Technician with 9 years’ experience in cartography and GIS consultancy.

    Specialising in property and infrastructure asset management, particularly digitising and maintaining spatial and attribute information to a high standard. Excellent time management and prioritisation skills to drive projects forward across a range of working environments.

  • Richard Pepper

    Richard Pepper

    — Associate Consultant
      • 36 Years IT Sector Experience
      • Agile Team Player
      • Database Specialist
      • Oracle Solutions Architect
      • SQL Server Architect
    Bio
  • Ali Rizwan

    Ali Rizwan

    — Associate Consultant
      • 8+ Years IT Sector Experience
      • Agile Team Player
      • Business Intelligence Specialist
      • Experienced IBM Cognos Developer
      • Microsoft BI Solutions Developer
    Bio

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