Our leadership team combines a broad set of skills with extensive experience. Our ethos is to set a clear vision and direction for the business and to empower and enable all of our people to realise their full potential within Codestone.
My career started as a Software Engineer and then a Consultant working on PC-based ERP systems. In 1997 I co-founded Codestone in the role of Software Development Director of the Applications Division. I then went on to be Technical Director of the Product Division and Managing Director of the Applications Division before taking up the role of Chairman and CEO of the group. When I escape the fast-pace world of IT, there is nothing better for me than to spend time with my family, see some live music or go for a run.
Dan Hobson Chief Commercial Officer
I started my career in the City but quickly made the step into IT working on the migration of legacy trading applications into windows-based environments. An enjoyable and successful stint in sales enabled me to take on the role of Managing Director of Codestone’s Infrastructure Division in 1999 where through forging key strategic partnerships we were able to create our Cloud Services business. In 2008, I became Chief Commercial Officer and now oversee and direct all of the Codestone Group’s commercial activities. When I am not working I enjoy a round of golf or can be found windsurfing in the Poole Bay.
David Knight Director
I joined Codestone in 1998 as an Applications Consultant working directly with customers to help them create fully customised software solutions based on their business requirements. When Codestone became an SAP Business One reseller in 2003, I became one of the first fully accredited SAP Business One consultants in the UK. I am proud to have helped create one of the largest and highly regarded SAP Business One practices, enabling Codestone to obtain SAP Gold Partner Status. My experience now spans over 250 projects and I remain extremely passionate about helping our customers maximise their investment in SAP.
Greg Neilson Technical Director
I joined the Codestone team in 2002 as a Senior Software Developer and by 2005 had taken charge of the expanding software development team as Development Manager. In 2010 I became Group Technical Director, a position that allows me to translate the complex business problems our customers have into our bespoke and packaged software solutions. I’m always looking for the next development tool, API or technology that will make the lives of our customers easier. Outside of the office, I’m married with two children and am active in our local community, being a Trustee of a local Multi-Academy trust of 4 primary schools.
Debbie Seeley Financial Director
My career began within the finance department of a computer manufacturer where I was encouraged to learn all aspects of the business, including trying my hand at assembling a machine. I joined Codestone in 2005 as the Group Accounts Manager which has enabled me to apply both my accounting expertise and business understanding. Now in the role of Finance Director I love being part of a business that promotes long-term relationships with customers and suppliers, with a common goal to offer the best possible service. When not working I enjoy running and spending time with my family.
Sean Matthews Operations Director
My experience spans over 20 years in the IT and ISP sector. I joined Codestone in 2011 as the manager of our consultancy team and was delighted when I was appointed to the board just 3 months later. As Operations Director I am responsible for all aspects of Codestone’s service delivery including Consultancy, Project Management, Support and Cloud Systems. I am passionate about Codestone’s highly structured approach to service delivery and strongly believe that our success is down to a methodology that is both agile and customer focused.