Meet The Team
Martin Green founded Blueberry in 1997. Software development – and the creation of new products and companies – has been central to Martin’s life and career. He started programming on small microcomputers while at school, and after University established a game development company, ATD, which employed 35 people by the time he left to start Blueberry. Martin has been directly involved in the creation of three other start-up companies, and has been a director of two other UK technology companies. Martin believes that quality software development can make peoples’ lives easier, and takes a passionate interest in all Blueberry projects.
David is an experienced commercial manager, with a track record of successfully delivering challenging corporate projects on time and budget. David started his career as a software developer on large systems for ships and submarines, before progressing to workflow software and consultancy, training and support. In 1996 David founded a successful Workflow and Business Process Management company, which he sold in 2010, prior to joining Blueberry as Managing Director of Systems. David lives on a farm in a village in the Cotswolds. It’s no longer a working farm, but there are always plenty of animals around. His great passion is horse racing, which is just as well as he lives very close to the world famous Cheltenham Racecourse!
Chris Bevan / Principal Consultant
Chris is an experienced consultant, who has spent over 20 years in the software industry. Chris was a software developer for 16 years (telecoms, defence, bespoke and financial) before joining Blueberry as a manager in 2011. Since working at Blueberry, Chris has delivered a wide range of projects from financial and payroll systems to automotive data capture systems and real-time mobile apps. Chris currently works directly with David Lee, focusing on customer relationships, requirements gathering and delivery efficiency. Chris has a young family and plays lead guitar in the band, Living The Dream.
Liubov Green / HR Manager
Liubov Green graduated with an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham. She is a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists in London, and the Institute of Interpreters and Translators. Her passion is languages and she’s an avid reader of classics and historical books. Liubov is responsible for handling HR issues at Blueberry – including recruiting, liaising with universities and academic departments, attending graduate recruitment fairs, and dealing with staff queries regarding employment. In addition she has overall responsibility for staff induction, employment contracts, performance reviews as well as designing and implementing Blueberry HR policies and procedures.
Julie Ebbitt / Financial Controller
Julie joined Blueberry in 2015 and is responsible for the finance functions for Blueberry Consultants, Blueberry Systems and Blueberry Software. Julie has spent more than half of her career working in the Pharmaceutical R&D / Biotech sector, working with spinouts, start-ups, owner managed private limited companies and a NASDAQ listed Biotech. Outside of work life revolves round her family and any spare time is usually spent reading
Raspal Chima / Marketing Manager
Raspal Chima has the job of developing Blueberry’s websites and marketing the company to the world – and he’s also centrally involved in the marketing of Blueberry Software products. Previously, he’s worked for a number of blue-chip companies – including Honeywell, Wacker Chemie AG, and global advertising agency, McCann Erickson (managing PR for household names, Coca-cola, British Steel and WD40). Raspal also has a keen interest in writing – his more recent work includes a stint as a features editor for a magazine publishing company and writing two fiction novels. The books, by the way, are available to buy, if you look hard enough on the Web!
Andrew Oakley / Senior Project Manager
Joined Blueberry: 2015
Andrew was Head of Software at the Higher Education Statistics Agency for six years – the body which compiles university league table data and assists government departments with HE planning. Before that, Andrew was Head of Anti Spam at Symantec MessageLabs and also ran his own small software consultancy for a few years. Andrew lives near Tewkesbury with his wife and three children, including 5-year-old boy-girl twins.
Jason Cozza / Senior Project Manager
Joined Blueberry: 2016
Jason has over 20 years of extensive management experience in the information technology industry. He has led IT teams that include Operations Management, Software Development and Project Delivery in both private and public sector markets. Jason joined Blueberry in March 2016 taking full responsibility for the day to day client management of our largest NHS customer, he has since diversified into many other projects and is now Senior Project Manager leading a team based out of our Cheltenham office. He is a keen follower of Motorsports and also enjoys many adventurous days out with his dogs and family discovering the many delights of the surrounding area.
Martyn Merrett / Customer Support Manager
Martyn Merrett is Blueberry’s Customer Technical Support Coordinator at the Cheltenham office. He previously worked in Technical Support for Mitsubishi Electric LES in Bristol for 10 years and is also a gifted C and C++ programmer, with a strong desire to expand his knowledge of software development. In his spare time he likes walking, photography and dancing.
Dario Cattano / Project Manager
Dario joined Blueberry in July 2013, after graduating from university where he studied Business Information Technology. This course, among other things, looked into how information systems are integral to business growth in the 21st century. As part of his university course Dario completed a year’s work placement which was working in the technology sector alongside companies such as Symantec and Oracle. Outside of work Dario enjoys sports, including Football, Cricket and Cycling. Other interests include Stand-up Comedy and reading.
Sam Poole / Project Manager
Sam Poole joined Blueberry in September 2015, currently he is heading three major projects for Blueberry with high levels of expertise and intricate internal systems. His previous work and degree were project management focused where he undertook multiple collaborative projects. Sam is also an avid cook and enjoys the horse racing available in the heart of Cheltenham.
Lisa Kent / Project Manager
Lisa Kent joined Blueberry as an assistant project manager, she has previous experience of managing small projects and she is now responsible for the organisational and communication aspects of key projects within Blueberry. She has been quintessential in her most recent project, which she is now heading. In her spare time she is an avid climber and an aspiring painter.
Broderick Gough / Assistant Support Manager
Broderick Gough is an experienced support manager, having previously worked for County Councillors and Heads of Service. Broderick now works in our support department with Martyn Merrett and is responsible for supporting multiple complex projects including some that require 24/7 support.
Nikolay Proboyski / Assistant Project Manager
Nikolay is originally from Bulgaria and is particularly interested in computer security and ethical hacking! He therefore helps ensure that Blueberry’s software is secure and safe from attack. Nikolay enjoys mountain biking and gaming, and is currently building his own robot!
Corey White / Assistant Project Manager
Corey White is a placement student from the University of Gloucestershire, he is currently studying Business Management. Transferring an excellent knowledge basis in both business and academic practicality he is keen to make the most of what Blueberry has to offer in order to develop his personal and professional skills even further. He is currently working alongside Dario managing and supporting customer projects with substantial successes in the recent months.
Ilona Jablonski / Assistant to the Managing Director
Ilona joined Blueberry as part of a university placement, she is responsible for the administration and process improvement of Blueberry Systems. Her focus surrounds marketing and lead management as well as the documentation and record of core processes within Blueberry. She has recently been focusing on business development alongside our Managing Director David Lee.
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