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Meet the Management Team

Technology drives our business but the passion and commitment delivered by our people to provide “Support with Passion 24/7″ is what sets us apart.

Every business needs a strong management team to propel the growth and development of the business, and to create a positive working environment. At Pulsant, we are lucky to have experienced people and the right culture to achieve our goals and help our customers to meet their objectives.

Pieter Knook

Pieter Knook
Chairman

Pieter is also chairman of Better Generation in Hong Kong and The Institution in Sweden, on the advisory board of US, UK and French companies, and a Visiting Professor at Cambridge University. Previously he spent 2.5 years building up a new software services venture for Vodafone Group. Read more »

x Pieter Knook

Pieter Knook
Chairman

Pieter spent 18 years at Microsoft, most recently as SVP of Mobile Communications - in charge of mobile products such as Windows Mobile - and prior to that, President of Microsoft Asia. He was brought up across Europe and graduated from Cambridge with an MA in Electrical Sciences.

x Mark Howling

Mark Howling
CEO

Mark graduated in Civil Engineering and has worked in the IT and telecoms industry for over 25 years. Over a 17 year period he worked in a range of technical and commercial roles within Mars, Coopers and Lybrand, GEC and Compel plc. During this time he gained significant international experience in Europe, the USA and Asia. He led a management buy-out of Digica, an IT outsourcing company, in 2003 which was subsequently acquired by Computacenter in 2007. Mark was Director of Services for Computacenter prior to acquiring Lumison in 2010 as the foundation for creating Pulsant.

x Graeme MacKenzie

Graeme MacKenzie
CFO

Graeme graduated with a joint honours degree in Business Studies and Accounting from Edinburgh University in 1987. He gained his Chartered Accountancy qualification whilst working for KPMG in Edinburgh, prior to spending 2 years working for KPMG Hungary in the early 90s. He then spent 10 years, latterly as Finance Director, with Reuters Research before joining Pulsant in 2004 to help transform our financial operations.

x Nigel Shaw

Nigel Shaw
COO

Nigel has held a number of senior commercial, operational and technical management roles in HP, Cable & Wireless and BT, as well as in a number of small, dynamic internet service providers. Consequently, he brings a wealth of experience and capabilities to the role and understands how to take best practice from some of the world’s largest technology organisations and implement it in an appropriate way for Pulsant and its customers.

x Rob Davies

Rob Davies
Sales & Marketing Director

Rob graduated with a degree in Business Studies from Hull University in 1993. He joined DCS Group in 1994 and held a number of sales positions in new business and major accounts, focusing specifically on ERP Applications. Rob left DCS Group in 2000 to set up an SAP Hosting & Managed Services practice on behalf of German-based company TDS. Following TDS he joined Managed Services Company Digica as head of new business, eventually taking over as Sales Director. Post acquisition in 2007, prior to joining Pulsant, Rob held a number of senior positions within Computacenter as Sales Director of Corporate Services and Datacentre Contractual Services.

x Matt Lovell

Matt Lovell
CTO

Matt graduated with an honours degree in Industrial Management and holds a number of other post graduate qualifications. He joined Astra Zeneca in 1994 and chose to develop his career in IT, working in several global consultancy roles within Microsoft and Perot Systems before joining Severn Trent Plc as CTO in 2000. Matt joined Digica in 2003 as CTO to accelerate the development of Mid-Market Managed Services; following the Computacenter acquisition in 2007, he became CTO. In 2011, he joined the Board at Pulsant as CTO.

Every business needs a strong management team to drive the development and growth within the business, creating a positive working environment.

At Pulsant, we are lucky to have experienced people and the right culture to achieve our goals and help our customers to meet their objectives."

Rob Davies
Sales & Marketing Director

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