“The brain power that sits in the office is staggering,” David Mathers, ACA, CFO, Seafresh Group
Right from the outset, our philosophy has been to employ some of the smartest brains there are in the fields of finance and computer science. Our management team includes some very talented Chartered accountants including Tineke Booth FCA and Ruth McFarland ACA with the essential financial expertise to support customers in their use of our flagship product, Cloud CFO.
Head of Finance – Tineke Booth FCA
“As an Audit manager at KPMG I saw first-hand the severe problems companies have with the financial close process; inflexible software and inefficient spreadsheets. My experience helps me manage new Synapse customer implementations, and importantly allows me to drive the development of Cloud CFO to meet those needs”.
Without our computer science graduates who each have gained between 10 and 30 years experience on database projects throughout the UK, US and Europe and there would be no Synapse products.
Engineering Manager – Josef Baker PhD
“I joined the Synapse team in July 2013 to bring my computer science knowledge to bear on solving a hard problem – making a system that was deceptively easy to use for business people whilst hiding all of the complexity in the cloud”.
Dr Josef Baker was a Research Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham and had precisely the kind of skills we needed to build out our platform for the first complex customers. He has spent time on site with major clients to improve the efficiency of releases and provide training and support to all users.
Having based ourselves in the heart of Birmingham’s Innovation Centre, we have found it much easier to hire talented team members than our previous experience in London and Silicon Valley, partly because of the large pool of 60,000 new graduates that come out of local universities each year.
And partly, we believe because they want to work for a technology company that values their skills and rewards them with stock. The goal to reach for the highest standards in everything we do sits at the heart of the Synapse operation.