Meet the Team

Jeremy Ellis

CEO

Will Baron

Director

Chris White

Software Development Director

Mike Shilton

Product Director

Paul Leech

CFO

Adam Tibbs

Product Support Manager

Alan Mason

Product Manager

Chris Mills

Software Development Manager

Andrew Taylor

Sales Manager

Mike Schumann

VP Sales

Suzanne Ellis

Order Processing Administrator

Gill Prottey

Finance and Service Agreement Administrator

Saira Mills

Marketing & Events Project Manager

Richard Dixon

Senior Software Developer

Peter Anderson

Systems Administrator and Test Manager

Martin Bacon

Product Engineer

Jim Greatrix

Software Developer

Mirosław Sztramski

Software Developer

Joe Houghton

Software Developer

Nate Qualls

Product Support Lead

Darren Ruane

Software Developer

Polly Davies

Sales Executive

Adam Richards

Sales Executive

James Kavanagh

Support Desk Engineer

Jeremy Ellis

CEO

Jeremy is one of the co-founders of Keysoft Solutions and has been the CEO since January 2008. Jeremy joined Keysoft Solutions after completing a PhD in Medical Informatics at the University of Hull. As well as managing the company, finances and the Keysoft Solutions team, Jeremy has input to all the Keysoft Solutions product lines, and is responsible for determining the strategic direction of the company.

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Proud to lead a talented team. Fervent Stargazer and Cyclist, (though not at the same time), with a particular passion for Rugby.

Will Baron

Director

Will started his career at Avon County Council working in the traffic management and road safety engineering team. He is one of the Directors and co-founders of Keysoft Solutions, closely involved in the development of the company’s products. Will also represents the company, and the wider highways industry, to various bodies including the DfT and BSI for European Standards, and is Chair of the National Highways Sector Schemes 9A and ARTSM’s Working Group 2 for traffic signs.

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I cannot quite turn off my interest in all things roads when not working. When I can I love music, walking and of course, my family.

Chris White

Software Development Director

Chris is the Software Development Director for Keysoft Solutions. He was promoted to this post in June 2012 after having worked for the company in various roles since 2004. Chris’ day to day tasks include managing the team of developers, and overseeing all software development activities within the company.

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Family man, photographer and runner that loves good food and exploring the world. Eternal optimist-Ipswich Town will be the next Leicester!

Mike Shilton

Product Director

Mike has an honours degree in Ecology and is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI). He worked as a landscape architect for over 10 years within the public sector before joining Keysoft Solutions, where he provides the focus for future development of their BIM enabled, traffic management and landscape design software. Mike is the current Chair of the Landscape Institute BIM Working Group.

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Football fanatic, curry addict and real ale lover, with a keen (and necessary) interest in exercise, especially cycling!

Paul Leech

CFO

Paul has over 25 years experience in finance and provides Keysoft Solutions with part time CFO support in the US. Paul joined Keysoft Solutions in November 2015.

Adam Tibbs

Product Support Manager

Adam is our Product Support Manager, and has been with Keysoft Solutions since it was formed in 1998. He is one of three voices our users hear when they call us for Technical support, and is the main point of call for internal support issues within the company.

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Motoring enthusiast and proud owner of a 1967 Triumph TR4a. Family man whose hobbies include photography, music, travel, food and drink.

Alan Mason

Product Manager

Alan has been the product manager for KeyLINES and KeySIGNALS since 2003, and is responsible for developing parts of both of these pieces of software. Alan attends all our user groups, seminars, exhibitions and due to his in-depth knowledge in Traffic Management conducts many training sessions for KeyLINES, KeySIGNALS and KeySIGN.

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A lifelong Transport buff, who also enjoys 80s music, gaming and Rubik's cubes.

Chris Mills

Software Development Manager

Chris has been with Keysoft Solutions since October 2008. After graduating from Aston University with a 1st Class degree in Computer Science he worked briefly with an associate of Keysoft Solutions, before joining the development team full time. As a member of the software development team he has worked on Keysoft Solutions products such KeySIGN and the redevelopment of KeyACCIDENT. As the software development manager Chris is responsible for planning and overseeing various development projects.

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A staunch Birmingham City season ticket holder and eternal optimist. Loves a good documentary, travelling to new places, and if all else fails isn’t too bad at FIFA!

Andrew Taylor

Sales Manager

Andrew joined the Keysoft team in the position of Sales Manager in January 2015 and has over 25 years of experience in sales, leadership and client handling. Feel free to contact should you have any questions relating to licence sales, service agreements or subscriptions.

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Lifelong Supporter of Bristol City FC who ‘nearly’ managed the club. Ex-Pro Dart Player and family man who owns a Weber BBQ book.

Mike Schumann

VP Sales

Michael joined Keysoft Solutions in 2015 to lead and grow the US operations. Mike is a proud alum of Providence College, holds an MBA from Clark University and has over 20 years of sales and leadership experience. As well as managing the US office, Mike's focus is on revenue and team expansion.

Suzanne Ellis

Order Processing Administrator

Suzanne has been with Keysoft Solutions since its foundation in 1998. Suzanne processes all the orders that come through from customers and sees that they are sent out on time. She is also responsible for handling Autodesk maintenance plan renewals and customer queries, liaising with Autodesk on a daily basis.

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Keen hockey player, cyclist, walker and explorer. Will support Villa forever and the Welsh rugby team until the Dragon stops roaring.

Gill Prottey

Finance and Service Agreement Administrator

Gill joined Keysoft Solutions in 2000. Many customers will have had dealings with Gill whilst she has been handling service agreement renewals and queries. In addition, Gill looks after the financial administration of the company.

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Sun worshiper who loves reading, a nice drop of red wine and travelling to new corners of the world.

Saira Mills

Marketing & Events Project Manager

Saira joined Keysoft Solutions in November 2010 after completing a Marketing Degree, to assist in the marketing side of the business. Saira’s role covers all the marketing aspects at Keysoft Solutions which include compiling the monthly newsletter, monitoring and updating Google AdWords and Analytics and, liaising with our partners, Transoft Solutions.

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Compulsive organiser and tea appreciator with a profound interest in the cosmos. Will settle for exploring Earth until NASA comes calling.

Richard Dixon

Senior Software Developer

Richard, or Tricky as he is more commonly known is a Senior Developer and has worked for Keysoft Solutions since February 2002. He works with a particular focus on the development of KeyPOST and KeyACCIDENT Data Entry. After finishing a joint Computer Science and Mathematics degree, Tricky went on to attain a PhD in Computer Science.

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Cruciverbalist, short story writer and unashamed Whovian; helping grow the Yorkshire Wolds Railway and sometimes on the footplate: woo! woo!

Peter Anderson

Systems Administrator and Test Manager

Peter graduated from Aston University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and since joining Keysoft Solutions in 2005 has added to this with various Microsoft certifications. Along with the day-to-day support and product testing of Keysoft products that he does alongside Adam and Martin, Peter helps to make sure all internal systems are running smoothly.

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Geek. Mountain Biker. Drinker of Beer. Chauffeur to my Wife and Kids. Certifiably Grumpy.

Martin Bacon

Product Engineer

Martin joined us in June 2012 to bolster the technical support team. In addition to being involved in product testing and maintaining the website he has recently started working on the product management of the Landscape products. His responsibilities include prioritising user requests, end user documentation, training and attending user groups.

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Baker of delicious confectionaries, out of context cowboy and underappreciated rock god

Jim Greatrix

Software Developer

Jim joined Keysoft Solutions in 2012 to become a member of the software development team. He has been instrumental in embedding KeySCAPE LandCADD into the full Keysoft Solutions product range.

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Photographer, motorsport fan and occasional piano player who loves a pint of real ale and a proper pie.

Mirosław Sztramski

Software Developer

Mirek joined the development team after being educated at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. He has 6 years’ gaining experience with C# and 3 years of professional software development experience. He’ll be putting his knowledge to good use across our suite of software products.

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Sci-fi lover, quasi-vegetarian, retro computing passionate and an amateur hiker. When not coding, you will find him on a tennis court.

Joe Houghton

Software Developer

Joe joined Keysoft Solutions in October 2015 to further strengthen the software development team. After gaining a First Class Honours degree from the University of Hertfordshire in 2009, Joe gained experience in software development in the Automotive testing industry.

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Self-confessed geek who enjoys traveling, running and making things.

Nate Qualls

Product Support Lead

Nate graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in landscape architecture. He has over eight years of experience practicing primarily in Texas and Massachusetts. He has recently completed his MBA at Babson College. At Keysoft Solutions, Nate will be providing product support as well as aiding the growth of the Boston office.

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Country-boy livin’ in the big city, avid traveler, cook, and beer geek. Collector of hobbies. Often found near a fire and red meat.

 

Darren Ruane

Software Developer

Darren joined the software development team in November 2016 after completing his degree in Computer Science at the Institute of Technology in Tallaght Dublin. Darren's role as Software Developer will see him working on the 3D aspects of the Keysoft Solutions Framework.

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Singer and self-taught guitarist with a passion for competitive online gaming. An avid traveller who loves to learn and experience new things.

Polly Davies

Sales Executive

Polly joined Keysoft Solutions in June 2017 in the position of Sales Executive having had previous sales experience after graduating from University in 2014. Polly joins Andrew in the sales team and will be responsible for all day to day sales activity.

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Animal lover and wildlife rescuer, proud supporter of Liverpool FC with a passion for live music, travel and photography.

Adam Richards

Sales Executive

Adam joined Keysoft Solutions in the position of Sales Executive in July 2017. Alongside Andrew and Polly, he will be putting his wealth of experience to valuable use by being responsible for all day to day sales activity.

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Long suffering but always optimistic Birmingham City fan, guitar playing music lover who is happiest around family and friends with a beer.

James Kavanagh

Support Desk Engineer

James joined our product support team in July 2017. Having spent 4 years as a qualified IT technician, he will be putting his experience to good use alongside Martin and Adam in offering support on the full range of Keysoft Solutions products. 

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A big Liverpool FC fan with a passion for most sports. Festival goer and world traveller.