Board

Non-Executive Chairman - Trevor Rolls

Trevor brings over 25 years’ executive leadership in the technology industry, founding and growing three innovative and highly successful businesses within the tech services sector; Prime Business Solutions, one of UK’s leading Systems Integrators, Netcrowd, a channel services business, and TechPulse Group, a channel IT services group and now one of the UK’s fastest growing businesses in its sector, where he continues his role as Non-Exec Chairman. Trevor brings extensive experience in leading fast-growth businesses in the Systems Integration, Channel Services, Software, and Cloud sectors.

Chief Executive - Matt Franklin

Matt is a founding Director of Roc and leads the development and execution of Roc’s business strategies to meet stakeholder objectives; with a particular focus on sustainable growth. Matt is passionate for customer service and innovation. Previously Matt was the Managing Director of Prime Business Solutions which he grew from zero to one of the UKs most respected system integrators in the space of 8 years. The company was subsequently acquired by a large integrator in 2004. Matt remained with the integrator and held several senior management and business development roles overseeing UK Sales of £350m.

Chief Finance Officer - Antonia Jenkinson

Antonia has extensive experience in the technology and innovation industry having previously been Chief Financial & Operating Officer at the Satellite Applications Catapult at Harwell. Prior to this Antonia was CFO of a 130 site retail chain across the UK. Antonia has a background in corporate finance and private equity and holds Non-Executive positions at Vysiion and the Satellite Finance Network.

Chief Operating Officer - Steve Shirley

Steve leads the company’s 24×7 managed and support service teams and brings more than 33 years’ experience in IT operations to the company. Having started his career as an apprentice engineer, Steve has both hands on and management experience across all aspects of the support and service delivery process. Steve also has extensive experience of business restructuring, mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to Roc Steve held Operations Director roles for 4front, NCR and 2e2 managing teams of up to 600 engineers.

Delivery Director - Tim Bretman

Tim began his working career in the Royal Marines where he achieved results through careful planning and structured delivery. He managed complex technology and people change at BAA, managing programmes across seven UK airports. Still a practising Portfolio Manager, Tim maintains his passion for achieving results.

Network Infrastructure Director - Danny Hargest

Danny started his career overseeing the delivery of major infrastructure transformation projects. This consolidated a finely tuned rigorous and logical approach. Passionate about infrastructure delivery, Danny takes responsibility for directing and delivering all of CCM’s major infrastructure project assignments.

Chief Digital Officer - Chris Gabriel

Chris has worked across the technology industry, with senior roles in global technology vendors, systems integrators, and regional technology and managed services providers.  Chris joined the business to lead the vision and innovation execution strategy and is responsible for Roc’s exploration and investment in disruptive technology platforms, automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.  Chris is a strong advocate of democratising digital technologies, IoT, blockchain and the use of digital technology in solving some of the big social challenges facing the UK and global economy.  Part time writer, budding chef, average golfer, and gym dodger.

Chief Sales Officer - Duncan Gooding

Duncan has worked in the IT services industry for over 25 years, working his way up from a telephone graduate to more recently helping run a multi hundred million B2B business for TalkTalk where he helped implement a strategy that utilised and consumed propositions and services. He joined Roc as Chief Sales Officer, where he takes board responsibility for all sales related activity. When not in the office, Duncan is a born and bred Hertfordshire man who lives with his wife and two teenage children, and will be most likely found walking the dog or playing squash.

Chief Technology Officer - Jeremy Humphrey

Jeremy is responsible for the technology vision that underpins Roc’s GTM and Managed Services. Prior to joining Roc, Jeremy held a number of senior operational, product development and solution design roles in the IT infrastructure and managed services arena. Over the last 15 years Jeremy has managed multiple data centres and teams in excess of 200 people. He has been involved in some of the most innovative and complex communications, data centre and Managed Service/cloud implementations in Europe, which have helped transform his customers businesses.

Board Member - James Austin

James joined BGF’s South West team in December 2011. He has experience of a broad range of sectors and transaction types but always with a bias towards growth companies and with a particular interest in businesses that have the ability to scale rapidly and the qualities of the management teams that are required to support them.