Meet the Team

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

Mark Williamson
Mark WilliamsonConsultant
With 30 years experience in Finance and IT, across different sectors, Mark brings to Gradient a wealth of business knowledge. Keen to take processes, identify issues and make them more efficient with the use of technology, Mark gets a real buzz out of meeting people and explaining the art of the possible.

Away from work Mark enjoys travelling. He is also a keen golfer and enjoys cooking, making him equally at home with a sand wedge or sandwich!! Mark would love to appear on Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me.

Tim Jones
Tim JonesConsultant
Originally with a background in Purchasing and Operations in FMCG; Tim joined the IT industry and worked through the height of the dot.com boom of the ‘90’s.

Tim has since specialised in setting up and leading process improvement within Customer Service, Sales/Business Support organisations throughout Europe in ISP/Telco, Networking Channel Distribution, Electronics and Software sectors involving ERP roll-outs and enhancements. Tim enjoys spending quality time with his wife working on their house and garden, and their three children who all now live away from home in The Lakes, Hampshire and on the Sussex coast, which are great locations for someone who loves the outdoors and walking their Golden Retriever.

Theo Claassen
Theo ClaassenConsultant
Theo is a senior business and ERP Consultant with strong experience of manufacturing management, supply chain processes and with wide-ranging ERP/MES solutions and implementation skills.

During his long career he has worked in a large variety of industries ranging from food to power generation, developing solutions, business processes and managing business application tools.

Theo has worked with a wide range of ERP systems and supplementary applications such as Statistical Forecasting, Project-Based Engineering, Contract Manufacturing, Quality Management and Preventative Maintenance. Theo has specialised in batch process covering food, chemicals, drugs and coatings.

In his spare time Theo is the chairman of the Rugby Aviation Group and organises the monthly meeting and aviation related speakers for the group. In addition, Theo is the custodian of a WWII Memorial dedicated to the memory of a Canadian bomber crew that perished when their aircraft crashed near Rugby in 1944. Spending time his family, especially his two grandchildren, walking, playing keyboard, listening to music, geocaching and walking round off his hobbies and interests.

Kenny MacDougall
Kenny MacDougallConsultant
Kenny derives from a systems background and has been managing and implementing finance and ERP systems for 20 plus years, both here in the UK and Australia where he lived for 10 years.

From his start as a trainee programmer at Babcock Engineering, Kenny quickly got involved with financial and business software and has been in that space ever since.

He has worked for several software consultancy companies over the years, and with a range of ERP applications, and like the rest of the Gradient team, brings a wealth of hands on, customer facing, real life experience, from mine sites in Australia’s Northern Territory, to boardrooms of Scottish government and plenty in between.

Kenny has always enjoyed working in the software industry and the excitement of change that it brings, and with the Digital age expanding possibilities in all aspects of our lives, is keen to see what the future brings and hopefully help it along.

In his spare time and indeed any time, he loves music, reading, family and friends.

Kayleigh Ogley
Kayleigh OgleyMarketing Executive
Kayleigh is a marketing professional who started her career in the Telecommunications industry. She is working on making ERP her forte.

Kayleigh is eager to take the businesses marketing efforts to new heights. She is particularly passionate about producing exciting and educational content that adds value to both internal and external audiences.

Outside of work, Kayleigh loves to travel with her fiancé and spend time with her friends and family. She also likes to go to CrossFit and tries to keep active as much as possible.

Sharon Gurney
Sharon GurneyOperations Administrator
Sharon has 20 years of experience working in frontline customer service. More recent experience includes ten years as an administrator 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, her Siamese cats for which she is a registered breeder and travels up and down the country showing them. She also reluctantly spends time on house renovations.

Roman Spyridis
Roman SpyridisApplication Consultant
Roman is fluent in three languages and has gained qualifications in two top UK universities. Roman holds a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Project Management. His academic accomplishments, combined with international work experience, enhances his offering to Gradient as a consultant.

Roman has seven years of experience working in customer service both in the UK and overseas. He has also worked as a PM for over ten years. Through his work life, he has become equipped with knowledge in master data, supply chain and CRM.

Roman in interested in anything techie surrounding renewables, AI and robotics. He is also curious about innovative materials and solutions around building and construction.

When Roman gets time to himself when he is not at work he enjoys boxing and other martial arts, sketching/drawing, travelling and upcycling.

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.

Call Gradient now on: +44 (0)1282 463 710