President & CEO and co-founder
Jim’s background is as an electrical and instrumentation engineer, but his primary skills moved on to building and motivating winning teams. He has considerable experience in strategic sales, leadership, negotiation and organisation.
Jim has over 40 years in the computer industry with international software companies such as Sperry Univac, Wang, Digital Equipment and Industry Matematik Abalon in Europe, the USA and the Far East. He has held various senior management roles, including European Manager, Global Vice President of Strategic Sales and Director of Consulting. He has a consistent record of securing major contracts with worldwide organisations against fierce competition from market leaders.
Jim has an MBA from the University of Glasgow.
Chief Operating Officer and co-founder
John’s focus is delivering PHALANX projects on time and on budget. John has over 20 years experience leading project delivery teams in the power and utilities, equipment management, banking and retail sectors in the UK, Europe and the USA. John graduated with honours in Computing Science from the University of Glasgow.
Dr. David Williams
Chief Technology Officer
David joined Spartan’s executive management team in 2008, bringing with him 20 years experience in the development of enterprise class software systems. Prior to joining Spartan Solutions, David spent over 10 years at one of the UK’s largest independent software companies, where he most recently held the post of Chief Technology Officer, responsible for product strategy, research and development.
He was instrumental in the conception, design, and development of their CRM and BPM products currently deployed to tens of thousands of users worldwide.
Recognised as an innovator and skilled product architect, David’s focus is ensuring that PHALANX meets the high standards expected by Spartan’s international customer base.
Chief Marketing Officer
Scot is a leading authority on Business to Business (B2B) demand generation, specialising in using best-of-breed technologies to adapt to the transformation in the buyer’s journey, improve marketing and sales productivity and manage today’s demand funnel.
Known for being equally creative and tech-savvy (because B2B requires both), Scot has senior level marketing experience for multiple companies across multiple sectors, such as Chief Marketing Officer for KAL ATM Software, Marketing Lead for Hugo Boss, and Procter & Gamble Brand Manager for the UK’s second biggest consumer brands, Ariel.
A keen supporter of developing opportunities for young people in Scotland, Scot is also a board member of Outward Bound Scotland. Scot has an MA (Hons) degree in Economics from Edinburgh University.