Meet the Team

Choosing the correct partner for your ERP project is an important consideration. You need to be confident that they have the right blend of business knowledge, industry experience and people skills. These qualities can prove vital to the success of your project.

At Gradient we have those skills, underpinned by professional qualifications. We are flexible yet focused and always put the client at the centre of everything we do. Working closely with your team, a Gradient consultant can add real value.

Stephanie Snaith
Stephanie SnaithManaging Director
Originally a trained CIMA accountant working in industry, Stephanie formed Gradient in 1997 after running various projects which identified the need for ERP project expertise.

During that time she has enjoyed working with a broad cross-section of companies selecting and implementing systems that have resulted in real business benefit. This experience has helped Gradient grow to become one of the UK’s leading ERP consultancies. When she gets any free time she enjoys being with her family, travelling and landscape photography.

Mike Smith
Mike SmithDirector
Having started his working life in the city, Michael has subsequently spent over 25 years running performance and profitability improvement projects, mainly within the manufacturing and logistics sectors.

Mike also has a wealth of experience in warehousing (both 3PL and Manufacturing) having been involved at a senior level in developing WMS systems. Mike sings with the RSNO and Paisley Abbey, bakes bread and would like to play Golf again (although by his own admittance hasn’t had time to lift a club for a few years).

Andy McCormick
Andy McCormickSenior Consultant
Andy is a CIMA qualified accountant with significant operational, commercial and financial experience. He has operated in Finance Director and Commercial Director roles (in both manufacturing and service businesses), prior to entering the world of ERP.

He has experience in a range of sectors including aviation support, component trading, design, and manufacturing (plastics / chemicals / textiles / electronics). Having previously worked on implementation projects with Gradient as both a client and an associate, Andy has joined the team, focussing on Infor CSI implementation and enhancement. Andy’s hobbies include playing football, where his accounting background forces him to maintain an annual goal tally on an Excel spreadsheet – his ability to miss open goals from three yards is however unrivalled in the modern game.

Bob Corless
Bob CorlessSenior Consultant
Bob brings a wealth of ERP sales, implementation, manufacturing experience and knowledge to the family, which enhances the services and value we offer to both our customers and vendor partners.

Previously, Bob worked for Epicor Software on both their discrete ERP system, Epicor ERP, and their process ERP system, Tropos. Bob’s ethos and attitude towards customer service and satisfaction are values which we have in common, and we’re looking forward to forging new and lasting partnerships as Gradient continues to grow.

David Murray
David MurrayOperations Manager
David has over 17 years’ experience within the construction industry; introducing new quality management systems and best practice policies/procedures to improve operations.

He has extensive experience of managing substantial contracts, budgets and staff within a fast paced and technically detailed business sector. His wealth of IT knowledge has been utilised in the past to manage an on-premise server with over 20 user interfaces and implement solutions such as bespoke CRM software. In his spare time he enjoys watching football, spending time with the family and keeping-fit.

Margaret Madden
Margaret MaddenBusiness Development Manager
Began her working life as a Junior Secretary for a light-engineering company engaged in the manufacture of domestic appliances, eventually ending up as PA to the Group MD.

She joined Gradient in 2007 as Office Administrator and because of her ability to communicate and a natural talent for establishing and maintaining business relationships became Business Development Manager shortly after. In her spare time she enjoys house renovation projects and as an avid reader has a penchant for old bookshops.

Iwona Malicka-Shepherd
Iwona Malicka-ShepherdConsultant
A maths graduate, Iwona followed her heart and in 2001 left Poland for the UK, where she settled with her English husband in the North East. Iwona started working for CAV Aerospace where she was heavily involved in their ERP implementation and met Stephanie who managed the project.

Following a move to Lancashire Iwona was invited to work for Gradient. Since then, she has been learning new skills as an ERP consultant. In her spare time she likes to learn new languages and combines her love of art and nature with walking and taking photos.

Guy Wyn-Jones
Guy Wyn-JonesConsultant
With 30 years’ experience in aviation and aerospace, most recently heavily involved in high order-value manufacturing, Guy has an extensive understanding of the pressures and challenges found in a manufacturing environment.

In addition, Guy brings to Gradient a wealth of problem-solving knowledge gained as a customer-facing ERP implementation project manager. Outside of work Guy enjoys spending quality time (when available!) with his wife and three young children, playing and watching sport, and ‘improving the house’, (at least that’s his view…).

Pete Doyle
Pete DoyleConsultant
Pete has a broad career of over 30 years in a variety of IT roles, from Software Development through to Programme Management. Having a BSc in Maths and an MBA, Pete has been with Gradient Consulting since 2006 and specialises in ERP and CRM system selections and implementations.

He has also worked extensively across the world as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. In his spare time Pete enjoys music and when actually ever fit, long distance running.

Lesley Gardner
Lesley GardnerProgramme and Consulting Manager
Lesley has been working in the ERP arena for over two decades. Over the years, she has worked with many different ERP systems in a mixture of different roles, ranging from a Consultant to a Programme and Consulting Manager.

Throughout her career, Lesley has worked in a variety of industries including Timber, Distribution and Manufacturing.

In her spare time, Lesley enjoys travelling, sailing and canoeing along with practising Yoga every week.

Matthew Norris
Matthew NorrisSenior Consultant
Matthew started his career in IT Network Support and moved into IT Management in 2009 at GE Aviation. This was his first exposure to ERP, and the implementation was recognised as an award-winning project. After two years at the helm, Matthew was keen to work on new challenges and moved on to begin consulting for INFOR, and it’s customers.

For the next eight years, Matthew led many projects throughout the UK as a freelance consultant, finally ending up with Gradient where he now calls home!

Matthew’s interests are varied – he has a passion for music, languages and travel.

Eva Maniega de la Torre
Eva Maniega de la TorreLead Consultant
Eva came to the UK in 2000 from Spain after qualifying to become a solicitor. She aimed to learn English and gain business experience in the UK. Since migrating, Eva has worked in various roles at companies such as Boots, General Motors, Kellogg’s and James Walker Group in roles such as Business Analyst and IT Solutions Consultant. Eva has also been involved in numerous implementations concerning Infor Syteline ERP software.

Eva has excellent soft skills in helping users to change the way they work during implementations, excellent troubleshooting skills and a good understanding of business processes.

Outside work, Eva enjoys her time with her family, especially when being a taxi driver for their little daughter. She also loves going back to Spain and South Africa to visit family every time she can. And she is always looking forward to her next Safari trip!

Sharon Gurney
Sharon GurneyOperations Administrator
Sharon has 20 years of experience working in frontline customer service. More recent experience includes ten years within the construction industry in roles such as Project Administrator and Business Administrator.

Sharon is excited to be taking the next step in her career, working to introduce new policies and procedures to help streamline office administration and HR activities throughout the business.

When not in the office, Sharon likes to spend time with friends. Owning Siamese cats, for which she is a registered breeder, allows her to travel around the country showing them. She also reluctantly spends time on house renovations.

Erika Di Santillo
Erika Di SantilloJunior Project Manager
Erika moved to the UK from Italy in 2015, looking for an opportunity. Her IT background helped her find a place as Project Coordinator for International Car Wash Group. She was heavily involved in their ERP implementation and worked closely with Gradient who managed the project.

Erika has excellent experience in managing resources and information, assisting and planning project activities. She is looking forward to the next challenge and the possibility to learn new skills.

Outside of work, Erika enjoys travelling and exploring new places with her friends and family. She also loves to go to the cinema and watch the latest movie.

Our Associates

To support our clients throughout their ERP journey, we occasionally rely on the trusted expertise of other colleagues. Although not a part of our team, they are a part of the Gradient family. We choose to work with our associates to further enhance our support offering to you.

JPO Solutions
JPO Solutions Associate
Mark Williamson
Mark WilliamsonAssociate Consultant

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