Alan Howarth - Chairman
Alan has extensive senior executive experience in a range of national and international organisations in both the public and private sector. Early management experience was gained with Bass followed by periods in Hewlett Packard and John Swire & Sons before spending nearly two decades in Ernst & Young. He was one of the founding partners of the E&Y Management Consulting practice in the UK. For the last twelve years he has been managing a portfolio of Non Executive appointments. He has been Chairman of fully listed companies, AIM listed and private organisations in the UK, US and Far East in a wide variety of sectors. His current Non Executive interests include Cerillion Technologies Ltd, CRF Health Inc and Chamberlin plc.
Paul White - Chief Executive Officer
Paul White joined Message Pad Ltd as Chief Executive Officer in May 2005. Paul has spent the last 15 years working in and around the CRM and Contact Centre industry and is one of the industry pioneers in the creation of affordable call and contact centre solutions. Prior to joining Message Pad he was the founding CEO of BT Contact Central, which, over 4 years, grew into a global business across UK, Europe and Asia Pacific. Whilst at BT, Paul was responsible for designing some of the largest call centres in Europe and had major roles in systems architecture, product management and sales. He has designed, built or sold literally hundreds of call centre and CRM solutions from IP Telephony systems through Sales Force Automation tools.
Gary Sutton - Finance & Operations Director
Gary joined Message Pad Ltd in 2001 as Finance Director and now also has responsibility for operations, encompassing the contact centres, customer analyst teams, franchised offices and customer service representatives. Prior to Message Pad, he spent 9 years at Ernst & Young, progressing from a junior unqualified accountant, through the ICAEW qualifications to Senior Management in Entrepreneurial Services with responsibility for advice and business services to growing owner-managed businesses. A further 4 years were spent at Prontaprint – 2 years as Finance Director and 2 years as General Manager and Commercial Director with overall responsibility for the marketing and development of the franchised network.
Praveen Vemula - CTO
Praveen Vemula joined Message Pad Ltd as Chief Technology Officer in July 2008. Praveen has over 14 years’ experience in developing software solutions for several industry verticals using various technologies. Praveen heads the development teams of mplsystems and is responsible for the enterprise architecture and continuing development of intelligentContact and Aurora.net, the flagship cloud-based telephony and CRM offering of mplsystems. Prior to joining Message Pad, Praveen spent 7 years in British Telecom Plc as Product Development Manager. During this time, he successfully led development of enterprise-level and mission-critical web based call centre solutions integrated with various CRM and ERP systems, such as Siebel, SAP and Microsoft Dynamics, and managed cross cultural teams globally. Praveen has a first class honours degree in computer science and engineering and is currently an EMBA student of Henley Business School.