Why XCD?

About us

XCD set out to build a cloud-based HR system that would transform the way businesses did HR. We started with a vision of using cloud computing technology to transform the way human resources is delivered to drive business success.

We wanted a fully automated HR system which allowed easy reporting, accurate and secure data, was simple to use and supported flexible working - everything a forward-thinking organisation would need.

Here's the story of how we made it happen.

XCD was born

A vision to build a global HR solution on the Salesforce platform was born

SET Squared

XCD became a member of the Bristol University SET Squared Technology Business Incubator

ISV Partner

Became an accredited Salesforce ISV Partner

XCD Launch

Launch of the XCD HR solution at the Salesforce London World Tour

First XCD clients

SAB Miller, Investec and Nonprofit Leadership Alliance join us as our first clients

Established global HR Solution

XCD can now boast users across 35 countries

Established in India

Our first office opened in India to extend global capability

G-Cloud Supplier

XCD becomes an accredited UK Government G-Cloud Supplier

Further Enhancements

Winter release with enhancements to global leave rules, talent management, recruitment, salary modelling and payroll management solution in beta test

Investment into XCD

Vin Murria appointed as XCD Chair following investment

HMRC Compliant

UK HMRC Compliant with our new payroll solution

XCD Payroll Bureau

XCD launches it’s payroll bureau to support a number of customers


Our Executive Team are just some of the cogs in the XCD machine, but their key focus is how to improve the product and service we offer to continue delivering outstanding results in partnership with our clients.

Vin Murria
Vin Murria

Vin Murria 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.

Christopher Mitford-Slade
Christopher Mitford-Slade
Founder / Chief People Officer

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

Ben Bishop
Ben Bishop
Chief Operating 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. Bens current role is Chief Operating Officer for XCD,  responsible for the direction of the full Product, Development and Support lifecycle across all of XCDs products.

Prior to this,  Ben was Group Product Strategy Director for Advanced,  Product and Technical Director for one of Advanced divisions (focussed on the commercials sector), Head of R&D for Sage and previously held various roles at Logica, the RAC and Manchester Airport.

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 Khan 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 is an ambitious Head of Marketing who has over 13 years experience working with companies to deliver outstanding marcomms, and build strategic plans. Having worked for brands and agencies, her experience has given her an in-depth knowledge and the skills required to create and deliver a strategic marketing plan using both inbound and outbound methodologies.

Fazilath Afif
Fazilath Afif
Head of Professional Services and Quality

Afif has over 19 years of experience in IT – enabling customers and organisations in meeting their goals. Area of expertise cover: Program Implementation & Consulting, Quality Assurance and Management, Service Delivery & Managed Services, Pre-Sales and Solutioning, Outsourcing engagements, P&L Ownership Contracting & Commercial modelling, Client Relationship Management in in Insurance, Human Capital Management, Automotive, Retail, and Manufacturing for Fortune customers.

His success has been marked by his keen ability to facilitate a structured process driven approach to thinking, clearly define inputs and outputs for more manageable processes, encourage out-of-the-box thinking to arrive at the best end-solution, and collaboratively deliver solutions.

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