The who, when and where of Blue Prism
Blue Prism® was formed by a group of process automation experts in 2001.
We have offices in London and Manchester in the UK. Austin, Chicago, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC in the US, along with Bangalore, Sydney and Tokyo covering the APAC region. We currently operate in the Financial Services, Energy, Telco, Insurance, Logistics, BPO and Healthcare sectors, but the technology is truly industry agnostic as the Digital Workforce is able to tackle rules-based administrative work.
The management team
Jason Kingdon is one of the UK’s leading technology entrepreneurs and has over 15 years’ experience of building successful international software business and technical and commercial advisory. He was most recently the founder and CEO of the technology company Searchspace a 3i backed company which he sold in 2005 to a US private equity group. He is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a member of the University College London Enterprise Board.
Alastair Bathgate has worked in the enterprise software field since 1996, before which he spent a decade in various management positions at a leading bank. This has given Alastair a unique understanding of operational business processes and how technology can be used to improve efficiency and service. He co-founded Blue Prism in 2001 and has been CEO since. He holds an MBA from Leeds University Business School.
David Moss co-founded Blue Prism in 2001 and is the chief software architect behind the Blue Prism software product. Prior to Blue Prism, Dave spent five years working for Lynx Financial Systems as a Senior Software Designer, providing packaged and bespoke solutions to major names in Financial Services such as Barclays Bank, Nationwide Building Society, and Transamerica Commercial Finance. Dave holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Leeds University.
Chief Marketing and Experience Officer (CMXO)
Shail Khiyara brings over 15 years of global experience in marketing & customer engagement, across many leading brands in technology. With recent experience in the Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence space, he has worked as the CMO at Model N, CMO & Chief Customer Officer at Spigit, CMO at Taleo, and SVP & GM at Evault, a Seagate company. In these roles he has been a champion for delivering measurable, repeatable and profitable revenue growth and driving programs to delight customers. Shail holds an MBA from Yale University, Strategy & Entrepreneurship executive education from Harvard Business School and an MSc in Engineering.
Chris Batterham qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen and has significant experience in the technology based business environment, including the flotation of Unipalm on the London Stock Exchange. Currently working on the boards of a number of companies including SDL plc Toumaz Ltd, Office 2 Office plc, Iomart plc and Eckoh plc as Chairman, Chris brings a wealth of experience in the strategic development of companies within the IT sector.
Ken is an ex-partner of Arthur Andersen and has held senior executive director roles in many listed, companies including Alfred McAlpine plc, Albright & Wilson plc and Tomkins plc. Ken was Chief Financial Officer of Numonyx in Switzerland from April 2008 to September 2010, and was Chief Executive Officer of Xchanging plc between 2011 and 2015. Ken currently is a Non-Executive Director of Vertu Motors plc, Gresham House Strategic plc, DAC Beachcroft and F.M. Insurance Company Limited. From 2007 to 2013 Ken was a member of the Accounting Council (formally the UK Accounting Standards Board) of the Financial Reporting Council. Ken is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
Charmaine was global senior vice president at Nokia. Between 2002 and 2008 Charmaine was managing director and vice president, EMEA at Research In Motion (BlackBerry). She also led Wayra, the digital accelerator and was a non-executive director of Wayra UnLtd, a joint venture between the UK Government and Telefonica. Charmaine currently is a Non-Executive Director of Avanti Communications Group plc and GB Group plc and chairperson of Buzzmove.
Chief Customer Officer
Neil now has responsibility for our Customer Office having previously been Head of Professional Services at Blue Prism since 2008. He is recognized as a leading figure in the delivery of RPA implementation projects having successfully delivered Blue Prism at scale in major institutions across the globe. He has used his vast experience to architect our world leading Robotic Operating Model which provides the blueprint for successful delivery at scale.
Prior to joining Blue Prism, Neil had over 20 years’ experience in the successful delivery of enterprise software to both the public sector and Blue Chip companies such as Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland.
Pat Geary is the Chief Evangelist at Blue Prism and has over 30 years of international marketing experience across a range of large multinational and start up software and hardware businesses. Pat was CMO at Searchspace, the world’s first enterprise AI platform, launched the worlds first 64-bit computer at DEC and also launched the world’s first global Internet TV platform at Livestation. Pat joined Blue Prism in 2008 as Chief Marketing Officer when it was a small start up and he invented the term Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in 2012 which has now become a global IT software category of which Blue Prism is the market leader. Pat is a member of the Advisory Board of the CMO Council, a winner of CMO of the Year 2016, a member of the NOA “A list” 2016 and he holds an honours degree in Computer Science.
Ijoma Maluza is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He has over 10 years of experience in the Technology sector and joined Blue Prism from ip.access Limited where he was Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining ip.access Limited he served as Corporate Strategy and Corporate Development Director of Xchanging plc. Ijoma read Economics at Cambridge University.
Director of Sales
Martin Flood brings Sales & Sales Management expertise and experience, gained in the IT Industry over two decades in a variety of enterprise software and hardware businesses. Martin’s roles have ranged from large international organizations such as Sybase and Sun Microsystems through to early stage software companies such as Whitelight Systems and Searchspace. Martin recently headed the new products division of Progress Software EMEA which comprised SOA Integration, Business Activity Monitoring and Business Process Management offerings.
Director of Corporate Development
Alex is responsible for leading and delivering the corporate and strategic initiatives that underpin the Blue Prism growth strategy. Prior to joining Blue Prism in 2013, Alex was a management consultant at Deloitte with a background in operational excellence and business architecture. Alex spent the majority of his consulting career delivering Target Operating Model design, process improvement and business transformation programs for Financial Services clients. He has a BA (Hons) in Management from Leeds University.
General Counsel and Company Secretary
John has 14 years’ experience of international corporate and technology law. Having begun his legal career at global law firm Allen & Overy, he has since worked in a variety of in-house legal roles with General Electric, ADP and, most recently, automotive retail software specialist CDK Global. John is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.
Director of Human Resources
Nicola Bergstrom brings over 10 years experience in Human Resources management, having held a number of HR roles across BAE Systems Group. Nicola has a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (CIPD) alongside a degree in Business Management and French from the University of Manchester.