Say Hello To Alan Neilson Our Chairman and Founder of VerseOne Technologies
As Executive Chairman, Alan is responsible for the formulation of VerseOne's current and long range strategies and how best to execute these to maximise the group's success through delivering innovative and value for money solutions to customers.
Alan was the CEO and one of the founding directors of royalblue technologies plc—a wholly owned subsidiary of royalblue group plc (then Fidessa group plc, FDSA.L), a global software and services organisation with revenues of over £350m. The Group subsequently became part of ION Group in a £1.5bn acquisition in 2018. Alan was involved in all aspects of growing that company, from a small start-up in 1991, to a highly successful and globally dominant software and services organisation where he sat on the main board. During his 17 years at the Group, he gained experience of corporate finance, due diligence and acquisitions as part of the company's growth — which culminated in the IPO on the main market on the London Stock Exchange in 1997.
A passionate believer in technology being a leveller and a force for good, Alan founded VerseOne Group in 2004 with the single aim of harnessing innovative digital technologies to make a positive impact to the lives of people working within, and being served by, the NHS, Social Housing and broader public sector organisations — a firm principle that the business has been committed to ever since.
As Executive Chairman, Alan is responsible for the formulation of VerseOne's current and long range strategies and how best to execute these to maximise the group's success through delivering innovative and value for money solutions to its customers. He has a passion for Web Accessibility, and his championing of this cause has been a major driver in it being a core focus of VerseOne's Digital solutions and free events.
In addition to his involvement with VerseOne, Alan also acts a director, investor and advisor to a number of early-stage software and technology companies.
Alan is an aspiring amateur explorer and mountaineer and, in quest of these, has had the privilege of visiting some of the remotest and least developed parts of the world. He is a strong believer of making a positive and tangible difference to people’s lives, be it in a business or a personal setting. As such, he endeavours to combine his pursuit of adventure with philanthropy. He has skied unaided to both the North and South poles, crossed Greenland from North to South, climbed several of the world's highest peaks, and trekked across the Atacama Desert. During the course of these expeditions, he has raised thousands of pounds for charitable causes. Alan believes that these activities are great levellers, and can connect you with the very essence and basics of life and seeing humans at their best — offering opportunities for true collaboration as well as time for clear thinking.
Say Hello To Chris Mounsey Our Chief Products & Compliance Officer
Chris Mounsey is the Chief Products & Compliance Officer at VerseOne, working closely with the Executive Chairman and Product Board to formulate, articulate and deliver on the company's product strategy (and ensuring that it aligns with our customers' compliance environment).
Chris started his career as a print graphic designer in the mid-1990s, and moved into web design and front-end development as the web grew in size, scope and capability — becoming a strong advocate for semantic HTML standards, the beauty of efficient CSS, and a champion of Web Accessibility.
Since joining VerseOne in 2008, Chris has become a subject matter expert in a number of areas — including Information Architecture (IA), Customer Experience (Cx) and User Experience (UX) web design, front-end development, copywriting, web Accessibility, systems integration, and process analysis.
Throughout his varied career at VerseOne, Chris has become adept at helping to develop and articulate a long-term vision for the company's products — based on customer demand, market movements and the rapidly-shifting technical landscape. In order to deliver on the agreed strategies, Chris manages the Product Development, Technical Services, and Managed Cloud Infrastructure teams.
Chris works closely with the Executive Chairman, th Product Board, and the Sales and Account Management Teams, to ensure that the benefits of VerseOne's unique, integrated product stack and complementary professional services are communicated to customers and prospects.
Say Hello To Sue Allder Our Chief Revenue Officer
Sue manages sales, marketing and the delivery teams, ensuring our customers recieve the best experience from pre-sales through to project completion and beyond.
Sue joined VerseOne over 10 years ago bringing with her over 25 years of experience working within software and services companies.
Sue loves nothing more than a new challenge and finding a solution to a problem. While the roles she has undertaken have been varied from managing consultants, trainers, developers, 24x7 follow the sun support, customer care, project managers, creative services and account management, the one element that stays constant is her dedication to customer satisfaction which remains at the heart of what Sue loves to do.
Outside of the office, Sue enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and all forms of arts and crafts.
Say Hello To Alistair Bathgate Our Non Executive Director
Alastair Bathgate sits on the main Board of VerseOne Group as a Non-Executive Director..
As a Non-Executive Director and investor in the Group, Alastair brings a wealth of experience in enterprise software solutions and general business management spanning over 30 years.
With an MBA with distinction from Leeds University Business School, Alastair was the co-founder and CEO of Blue Prism for over 20 years — a company he successfully took from a start up to an IPO in 2016.
Blue Prism created a new enterprise software product category known as Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and became one of the UK's most successful software companies, with revenues of over £100m, a market cap of over £1bn, and 2,000 customers in 130 countries and 70 industry sectors.
With his deep understanding of how to turn UK software businesses into globally successful entities, Alastair brings deep real-world experience to VerseOne Group’s future expansion plans.