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About Illuminet Solutions

Inspiration, Innovation, Transformation

Illuminet Solutions is an IT management consultancy, specialising in service management, transitions and change delivery. Founded in 2009, by four senior IT leaders in financial services who felt that investments in consultancy rarely delivered the value or outcomes that were expected.

We felt passionately that our business would be different, deploying highly experienced and motivated people to develop innovative and transformative solutions for our clients, whilst also ensuring we were prepared to roll up our sleeves to support the implementation, not just provide a set of recommendations.

As the company has grown, we have recruited highly experienced and like-minded professionals, able to support our growing portfolio of clients and become a trusted partner in helping them deal with the challenges they face. We pride ourselves that we look after our consultants as much as our clients, providing them support throughout their engagement and access to the full experience of the leadership team.

Our Mission

We work in partnership with our clients, developing innovative and transformative management solutions, tailor made for their business needs, and driving positive change by resourcing highly experienced, talented, skilled, and professional people who are focussed on delivering for the client.

 

Our Policy on Data Privacy

We take our obligations in respect of the privacy of personal data very seriously - our Privacy Notice provides information about the collection and use of personal data relevant to the individuals who use our service. You can rest assured that we will only process personal information as detailed in this Notice, which can be viewed here: Privacy Notice

 

Our Team

 Greg Wood

Greg Wood

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Greg's strategic thinking and innovative approach, shaped by his extensive experience holding key leadership roles, including interim CIO roles, has been invaluable to develop Illuminet's strategy and business plan.

17 years of experience in leading teams of between 70-400 staff members in blue chip organisations across a number of disciplines including CIO and Head of IT/IT Director, Head of Service Management and Head of IT Operations.

Specialties:

  • Expertise in service improvement, with major service improvement results
  • Experienced in managing large budgets - circa £60m and in delivering cost reduction projects
  • Accountable executive for over 20 large projects ranging from £100k to £130m.
  • Experienced Programme Manager for programmes of 30+ projects.
  • International experience having worked in 19 countries across Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
John Opsblum

John Opsblum

Chief Commercial Officer

As CCO, John's experience of building relationships with clients and suppliers throughout his career and on identifying, hiring and developing talented people, has stood John in good stead to enable Illuminet's significant growth plans.

Highly motivated results driven Senior IT Transformation, Change Leader and IT Services Consultant with a proven track record in transforming IT services to drive efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction.

Extensive experience across the full project and service life cycles, having over 25 years blue chip experience, with excellent commercial and business awareness.

Specialties:

  • Delivering IT services efficiencies and cost savings through major transformation and change programmes
  • Managed Services/Outsourcing from design and contract negotiation through to transition and transformation
  • Service Management consultancy (ITIL)
  • Relationship and Supplier/Partner Management
  • Programme and Project Management (PMI, PRINCE2, MSF, MSP based)
  • Business design, process improvement and transformation (Six Sigma)
Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Dave's attention to detail and financial acumen, from years of banking utilising his analysis and process expertise, has been essential for Illuminet' s continuing strong financial position, as the foundation for Illuminet's ambitious growth plans.

Experienced ITIL Service, Operations and Project Leader with proven experience of successful leadership, delivery and transformation across a wide range of IT disciplines.

Specialties:

  • IT Consultancy and Leadership
    Transformational and Project Management
    ITIL Service Management (ITIL Manager Accredited)
  • Service Asset and Configuration Management
  • Software License Management
  • Tandem Systems Management
  • SC Cleared
Graham Pauley

Graham Pauley

Chief Operating Officer

As COO, Graham's technical and operational experience, across a wide spread of business change and IT project and programme management has ensured Illuminet is well placed to meet our future infrastructure needs.

A highly experienced, self-motivated Project Management professional, with 15+ years experience delivering high profile & high value IT Infrastructure projects in major financial institutions.

Specialties:

  • Delivering major IT Infrastructure change within complex organisations
  • IT Hardware and Network infrastructure development, implementation, testing & deployment.
  • Data Centre project delivery
  • Management of 3rd party suppliers in a project environment
  • PRINCE2 & APM methodologies, inc. planning, financial control, risk, issue & change management.