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About Cloudsoft

Cloudsoft specialise in applications, automation and the cloud. Our top-down, application-centric approach is what sets us apart and empowers our customers to tame their IT estates and drive real business value.

Our flagship AMP software is a Digital Platform Conductor, enabling customers in Banking, Defence and other heavily regulated industries to cut through the complexity of their estates. This maximises value from their technology investments, drives down costs and reduces risks. Cloudsoft AMP is the only product which strategically manages applications throughout their lifecycles across hybrid infrastructures, regardless of environment or location.

Our public cloud IT transformation expertise is embedded our Tempo cloud services, helping our clients to transform faster and exploit the benefits of cloud. We’re an active contributor to the Apache Brooklyn open source project, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with Well-Architected, Microsoft Workloads, DevOps Competencies, a FinOps Foundation Member and a FinOps Certified Service Provider.

We're based in Edinburgh, UK, but work with clients around the world. 

Management Team

Ross Gray

Ross Gray

Chief Executive Officer

Ross has 15 years’ experience in Enterprise IT Business Development and previously was VP Sales & Marketing and Business Development Director at Cloudsoft. Prior to that Ross was Senior Account Manager at Proact, a managed cloud services provider, and Business Development Consultant in the Enterprise Systems business unit of CACI Ltd. Ross holds an MA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Marketing from Strathclyde University.

Alex Heneveld

Alex Heneveld

Co-Founder & CTO

Alex brings 20 years experience designing software solutions in the enterprise, start-up, and academic sectors. Alex was with Enigmatec Corporation where he led the development of what is now the Monterey® Middleware Platform™. He founded PocketWatch Systems, commercialising results from his doctoral research. Alex holds a PhD (Informatics) and an MSc (Cognitive Science) from the University of Edinburgh and an AB (Mathematics) from Princeton University.

Aled Sage

Aled Sage

VP Engineering

Aled brings 20 years of experience developing distributed applications, mostly in the enterprise sector. Particular areas of interest include devops, automation, cloud, concurrency and distributed systems. Prior to joining Cloudsoft, Aled was Chief Architect at Enigmatec Corporation. He holds a PhD (Computer Science) from the University of St Andrews.

Linda King

Linda King

Chief Go-To-Market Officer

Linda joined the team in April 2021 as Chief Go-To-Market Officer, where she is responsible for creating and accelerating Cloudsoft's go-to-market strategies. Her focus is on providing leadership across the strategic and tactical activities required to strengthen the Cloudsoft brand in the marketplace and rapidly grow the business. She has had a successful 20+ year career in technology and has held senior positions in marketing, business strategy and product development.

Anél du Preez

Anél du Preez

Finance Director

Anél started as Financial Controller at Cloudsoft from May 2016 to October 2017 and since became Finance Director. Anél is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) as well has holding a HonsBComm (Management Accounting) from Stellenbosch University and a BCom (Rationium) in Law and Accounting from Nelson Mandela University.

Cayle McNamara

Cayle McNamara

Head of Marketing

Cayle brings 10 years’ experience as a marketer specialising in digital strategy and transformation for cloud based solutions across both the start-up and enterprise landscapes in organisations such as SolarWinds MSP and Standard Life. Her roles have progressed from specialising in email marketing to running comprehensive programmes globally, in both direct and distribution lead regions, to take-to-market delivery of new and emerging technologies

Ludovic Farine

Ludovic Farine

Head of Operations

Ludo started his career as Software Engineer in large companies such as Thales, EADS and  General Electric. Over the years, he moved to a more leading role and became Software Release Manager in NatWest group, before joining Cloudsoft as Senior Technical Project Manager. Ludo brings his sense of organisation and technical background for successful projects delivery, ensures high-level of customer satisfaction and brings his enthusiasm for our People and Culture in the company.

Vicky Glynn

Vicky Glynn

Head of Strategic Growth

Vicky has spent 20 years driving success for private and public sector customers with large and complex IT estates. Vicky brings a wealth of experience in managing, marketing to and delivering products for large enterprise accounts, specialising in regulated industries. She is passionate about the benefits cloud and infrastructure solutions can bring, and on delivering technology solutions and services, in a no nonsense way, that help customers grow and innovate, ensuring they remain competitive and resilient in an increasingly complex market.

Principal Engineers

Alasdair Hodge

Alasdair Hodge

Principal Engineer

Alasdair is a solutions architect with 25 years’ experience. An authority in cloud, software applications and automation across all major cloud platforms, he has been engaged in the design and optimisation of cloud services in banking and finance and other service-based sectors such as telecoms, electronic design and supply-chain automation for over 12 years.

Richard Downer

Richard Downer

Principal Engineer

Richard has 20 years experience in software engineering, operations and architecture. Joining Cloudsoft in 2010, he has fully embraced the new architectures that cloud brings, and has specialised in AWS, holding a number of AWS certifications. Focusing on best practices tempered by pragmatism, and always seeks to gain the best outcomes for customers. Richard is also a Member of The Apache Software Foundation and plays an important role in Cloudsoft’s relationship with Open Source.

Martyn Langlands

Martyn Langlands

Principal Cloud Engineer Consultant

Martyn has been working within the Public and Private Cloud space for over 10 years. He holds a Masters Degree in Network Security from Glasgow Caledonian and various certifications within the Cloud space, including “AWS, Azure and GCP”. His main areas of focus are Solution’s Architecture, Operations, DevOps and SRE. He is proficient in Programming, Configuration Management, Infrastructure as Code, Monitoring and Disaster Recovery all with the focus on Automation, Security and Cost.

Board

Scott Leiper

Scott Leiper

Chairman

Scott has spent over 25 years in the technology sector latterly as the Chief Operating Officer at Amor Group which was Scotland’s largest independent IT company and was sold to Lockheed Martin in 2013. Since then Scott has joined Incremental Group as chairman, manages a varied investment portfolio and frequently volunteers as a panel member and chair as part of the Children’s Hearings system in Scotland.

Bill Dobbie

Bill Dobbie

Non-Executive Director

Bill is an experienced entrepreneur and director specialising in internet, telecoms and technology businesses. He has been a director of Demon Internet, Prestel, Teledata, Scottish Telecom (Thus), AboveNet Inc. and several other companies. He has also been the co-founder of two public companies Iomart (LSE:IOM) and IDE Group Holdings plc (LSE: IDE). Bill manages a portfolio of investments (www.chanrossagroup.com) as well as his family’s whisky distillery on the beautiful Hebridean island of Raasay.

Mark Sutherland

Mark Sutherland

Non-Executive Director

Mark brings 30 years of enterprise software experience. He co-founded G2G3, the employee engagement and business simulation software provider, acquired by Capita in 2013. Progressing to Divisional MD for 4 Capita Group companies then Group CTO for innovation and technology solutions within its Group Sales Bid Pipeline. Since leaving Capita in 2018 he helped Hg Capital owned Foundry in their acquisition by Roper Technologies. He is the Par Equity Investment Director for Datactics and the Non-Executive Director for Ajenta.

Ross Gray

Ross Gray

Chief Executive Officer

Ross has 15 years’ experience in Enterprise IT Business Development and previously was VP Sales & Marketing and Business Development Director at Cloudsoft. Prior to that Ross was Senior Account Manager at Proact, a managed cloud services provider and data storage integrator, and Business Development Consultant in the Enterprise Systems business unit of CACI Ltd.