Chief Executive Officer
Kevin is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ONI, a highly experienced business leader with a drive for progress. His approach is one of imagination and flair with a natural ambition that leads him to strive for success and growth at every opportunity.
Having established a career in the technology sector, Kevin spent 8 years at Jaguar Communications before co-founding ONI in 1992 and leading the Sales operations for 26 years. The original objective for the business – to be recognised in the industry as being the best at what we do – still holds true today.
“We first established ONI because we realised the potential for a progressive systems integration business whose core values were based around integrity and quality of service”.
Kevin is passionate about how Cloud technology is transforming the way organisations do business, driving profitability and delivering enhanced end-user experiences.
A petrol-head at heart, Kevin is motorsport fan and has been racing classic cars for a number of years.
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer of ONI, Mark is on a mission to transform the business into one of the best Cloud and Managed Service providers in the UK.
After a 4 year apprenticeship with GEC/Marconi Avionics, Mark moved into IT in the 1980s. From engineering to pre-sales support and account management, Mark developed his skills in organisations like Alpha DataSystems and Jaguar Communications before co-founding ONI in 1992.
“Having spent time working for other companies, we established ONI because we believed there was a better way to do things; one that placed greater emphasis on customers’ requirements”.
Mark is driven by two core principles – total quality management and customer service excellence. He believes in adding value to the customer at every opportunity and helping them navigate the ever-changing world of IT and communications.
Mark is a family man and a football fan. Half of his weekends are spent taking his 3 boys to and from football matches and training.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer for ONI, Richard has overall responsibility for finance, legal and HR operations. Richard is also ONI’s lead on Information Security and oversaw the certification of ONI under ISO27001 in 2014. He is committed to delivering a professional and efficient service to our customers, suppliers and employees alike.
Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG spending a total of 12 years with the global professional services firm. In total his career in finance spans 30 years in both blue-chip and private businesses, with experience in the technology, engineering, staffing and support services markets. Over the years, he has established a reputation as a valued sounding-board and business partner with proven expertise in financial control and change management as well as being an exceptional analytical thinker.
Richard has a dual responsibility to both customers and employees. He plays an important role in ensuring employee satisfaction; something that impacts directly on our customers’ experience.
“I joined in early 2014, during an exciting period of growth for the business. I am delighted to be able to bring my broad financial experience to the table and play a key role in the continued development of ONI”.
When he’s not holding the purse strings for ONI, Richard is a keen cyclist and loves to hit the hills at the weekend.
Customer Experience Director
As ONI’s Customer Experience Director, Trevor is responsible for ensuring we always put the customer first and embodies the ideal of “going the extra mile” to ensure we deliver service excellence.
Trevor has over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, most of which has been spent in a systems integration or managed service environment. He joined ONI in 2012 and has been instrumental in the development of the majority of our Cloud service propositions.
“It’s great to be a part of a team that genuinely believes in putting customer satisfaction at the heart of everything we do. It’s this commitment to service excellence that makes us the partner of choice for so many of our customers”.
Trevor has helped ONI establish an industry-leading consultancy division and is passionate about developing a working environment that encourages everyone to “give their best, every day”.
As Sales Director for ONI, Phil is responsible for client relationships and business development across the organisation. He joined the company in 2008 and leads a dedicated team of vertically-aligned sales professionals who are experts in their chosen fields.
Phil has almost three decades of experience in the IT industry, where he has held a variety of senior sales and sales management roles. He spent 16 years at BT and was Group Sales Manager for the BT indirect partner business before joining ONI.
Phil believes in building business partnerships that are based on a high degree of integrity and trust and always strives to exceed client expectations.
“At the end of the day, we must add value to our clients. We do this by fully understanding their challenges and delivering tailored solutions that help transform their organisation for the better”.
A keen rugby fan, Phil is helping to train the next generation of egg-chasers as he coaches a junior rugby team in his spare time.
Professional Services Director
Russell takes a lead role in assessing, developing and implementing technical solutions to deliver tangible business value across a range of cloud services.
Having started his career as an apprentice with Marconi Instruments, Russell has gathered a rounded and extensive technical view of the industry over 30 years in the industry.
Russell works with his team to drive innovation and automation across solutions delivering business critical infrastructure. His passion for service excellence is demonstrated in the successful development of a number of data centre and cloud services where security is of paramount importance.
In a world where cyber attacks are a persistent, evolving and ever-growing threat, Russell also leads the continuous improvement across a suite of business continuity solutions; from protecting the mobile user to near instant business recovery.
Tom joined the ONI board as a non-executive director in November 2015. Following a significant investment in our UK data centre facilities, Tom’s experience will be invaluable as we accelerate our ambitious plans for growth.
An influential member of the UK IT and communications channel for more than 30 years, Tom has held senior management positions in a variety of organisations. Most notably he spent 10 years as Managing Director for Logicalis, between 2003 and 2013.
Impressed with our pedigree in Unified Communications, Tom is convinced of our ability to expand our managed services and cloud infrastructure portfolio.
“ONI is better placed than ever to offer genuine value and quality services to its clients; cementing its position as one of the UK’s leading service providers”.
A strategic thinker with proven leadership skills and an enviable list of contacts, Tom is Chair of the ICT Sector Panel for the Welsh Government and advisor to a number of other public bodies.