Meet The Team

XCD's senior team across the UK and India.

#XCDPeople

We are an international team working across offices in Bristol, Bangalore and Kolkata. On any given day, you'll find HR & Payroll specialists, developers, analysts, consultants and software implementation specialists. The mix of cultures, specialisms and passions makes for a lively melting pot of high-performance and innovation. 

  • Vin Murria

    Vin Murria

    Chair

    Vin is a technology entrepreneur whose career has included a combination of venture capital, private equity and CEO/operational experience, centred around twenty years of M&A activity in the software sector.

     

  • Simon Fowler

    Simon Fowler

    Chief Executive Officer

    Simon Fowler brings tech industry leadership experience from roles with companies including Advanced Computer Software Group and Technology One. He will spearhead a major new five-year plan for XCD, focusing on business growth and customer service.

     

  • Ben Bishop

    Ben Bishop

    Chief Operations Officer

    Ben has worked in the software industry since 1989. His experience covers both hardware and software all the way from requirements analysis and installation to project and programme delivery. As Chief Operations Officer for XCD, Ben is responsible for product development and support across all of XCDs products.

     

  • Chris Mitford-Slade

    Chris Mitford-Slade

    Founder and Chief People Officer

    Christopher is an experienced Global HR Director and Chartered Fellow of CIPD. He has worked with high growth SaaS technology companies since 2003.

     

  • Robert Suttie

    Robert Suttie

    Chief Product Officer

    Robert Suttie is an experienced C-Level executive and management consultant; his career roles include 10 years at McKinsey, CIO at AXA Life and CMO at Interactive Investor. He was co-founder and COO of Informavores, which was acquired by Salesforce in 2010.

     

  • Amjad Khan

    Amjad Khan

    Chief Technology Officer

    Amjad is an experienced Salesforce Technical Architect and former Oracle HR developer with a track record of developing industry leading products on the Salesforce platform.

     

  • Rachel Mudd

    Rachel Mudd

    Head of Marketing

    Rachel developed and honed her marketing skills while working for communications agencies, delivering integrated campaigns for businesses and organisations across energy, food and drink, charity, technology, legal, financial services, and the public sector. Today, this broad sector experience enables her to package and present XCD’s capabilities and expertise to the outside world.  

     

  • Mike John

    Mike John

    Professional Services Director

    With 30 years in IT & consulting, 20 in leadership roles, Mike’s experience in enterprise project delivery, both in the private and public sectors, makes him the perfect person to lead our Professional Services team. His expertise in programme and project management, across HR, Payroll, Finance, and ERP, is a key to the fast and effective implementation of XCD. 

     

  • Brittney Bies

    Brittney Bies

    Head of Support

    XCD’s HR & Payroll software plays a critical role in our customers’ organisations, which is why we need excellent people in our customer-facing support team. That team is run by Brittney, and they need highly detailed theoretical and practical product knowledge, not to mention a thorough understanding of HR and Payroll best practice, to support both customers and internal XCD teams.

     

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