The Executive Team
Patrick Chatee – Chief Executive Officer
Patrick has been leading software quality assurance and testing companies for over 20 years. During that time, he has helped more than 60 blue-chip clients achieve major successes as a result of his advice and actions. As a result, he has established himself as one of the leading experts on the subject, and is a much sought after advisor to top firms in the financial services, technology, legal, health and retail sectors Patrick has also built some of the most successful companies in the software quality assurance space, including Mission Testing (now owned by Capita). As well as directing all sales, marketing and partner activities at SQA, Patrick continues to lead consulting engagements at major clients such as Lloyds Banking Group, Bank of New York Mellon, Virgin Money, and UBS.
Jeremy Round – Managing Director – UK
Since 2005 Jeremy has developed, configured, measured, consulted, and delivered training on sanctions screening on four continents for many of the biggest names in global banking. In the past three years, he has performed assurance work on the sanctions screening systems of all four major UK high street banks, and has led workstreams for both OFAC deferred prosecution agreements, and FCA AML attestations. Jeremy regularly delivers training to compliance teams around the world, and provides the quarterly sanctions training workshop for the British Bankers’ Association. His knowledge of payment, customer and trade finance screening systems is second to none; as his experience of local regulatory requirements through Europe, Africa, and the Far East.
The Management Team
Kenny Laing – Head of Delivery - UK
Kenny has 28 years' experience in the investment administration industry, with an operational grounding in custody banking, corporate actions and relationship management. A solid spell in IT development in roles covering systems analysis, project management and stakeholder management has given him a much sought after skill set.
As a business analyst/project manager hybrid he provides continuity from requirements through to testing and implementation. His breadth of knowledge, role diversity and experience gives Kenny the versatility in being able to manage the testing and defect process at all levels from developers to stakeholders. He can explain low level technical detail that will guide developers and also high level principles and concepts to assist business sponsors and stakeholders.
Rod Soltau – Business Unit Director
Rod has worked in recruitment and talent management since 1990, with a specific focus on software quality assurance and testing since 2000. Previously, he played a pivotal role in growing the QA and testing offerings at organisations such as Mission Testing, Kelly Services, Capita, and Reed Employment. Rod works closely with practice leads and their clients to ensure that we can fully support client engagements with the highest quality consultants and practitioners in the software and financial crime assurance industries. He also works closely with our managed service partners to ensure that we always deliver the highest quality services from this function.
Rosaire Hoey - Operations Manager
Rose has been involved in finance and operations for over 20 years, she has worked on multiple corporate initiatives, developing start up and medium sized organisations into industry leaders within their vertical markets. Rose is a proven processes and procedure specialist deploying back office solutions to underpin our companies accelerated growth. Rose’s expertise has enabled us to expand our geographic footprint both in the UK and overseas. Her proficiency enables us to seamlessly co-ordinate our ever expanding consulting capability whist ensuring that as an organisation we are always embracing the latest technology and utilising it to our advantage. Rose has insured that we utilise the latest browser based time management and invoicing systems enabling our clients to approve and track project and resource progress in real time. Rose is responsible for operations and finance for the UK and Ireland
Jill Beckford – HR Manager
Jill has been managing our HR department for the last two years. She supports the recruitment for open positions assuring the full life cycle of recruiting activities including sourcing and screening applicants, maintaining recruiting systems, drafting offer letters, providing follow-through with candidates, supporting hiring managers. Jill is responsible for administering the employee benefit programs, supporting the performance review process; leading employee recreation and recognition programs as well as maintaining employee records.
Jill’s department are responsible for new hire, termination, payroll integration and ensuring compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations