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Managing Director (UK and US)
Craig Slater

Craig has more than 25 years’ experience of commercial, operational and group management roles in software, manufacturing, construction and marketing groups.

He occupied senior positions of CEO and COO in a number of UK-listed companies including 4imprint, RTS, Eleco, Altitude and Avacta. He is also, presently, Non-executive Chairman of Custom Gateway, QPC and Sitedesk (all non-competing PE-backed software companies). 

Managing Director (Benelux)
Tim Schaefers

Tim Schaefers joined Proactis in 2018 as Managing Director of Esize, which he founded in 1999 and was acquired by Proactis in 2018.

In his role as Benelux Managing Director he is responsible for business growth and customer retention in the region. Tim has been active in various B2B Sales & Marketing positions after completing his Technical Business study programme. He has fulfilled different sales management positions at Koninklijke Ahrend N.V. and, next, has been involved in the outsourcing of facility services for Buhrmann N.V. and Océ N.V. In addition, Tim was the co-founder of Eperium.

Chief Executive Officer
Tim Sykes

Tim is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Over the last ten years, he has built up an expertise within the small cap AIM listed market with over 25 financial years' experience across 5-10 companies as consulting CFO, before joining Proactis as full-time CFO in January 2016 and CEO in January 2019. Prior to that, he held senior positions within corporate finance at KPMG and as Commercial Director at Mountain Warehouse.

Chief Financial Officer
Richard Hughes

Richard joined Proactis in 2019 and, as Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for overseeing the Group’s financial operations.

Richard has significant experience in financial control, accounting, reporting, compliance and governance across EMEA, CALA and APAC gained through his roles at ARRIS International plc, Pace plc and PwCs.

Chief Information Officer
Sean McDonough

Sean joined the Group as Director of Professional Services during 2005 from Azolve Limited, which he co-founded.

Previous roles include Director of Professional Services for Coda Group plc, UK Technical Director for BaaN, Head of Professional Services – Europe Silknet Limited and VP of Professional Services EMEA at Kana Communications. 

Chief Technology Officer
Paul van Rietschoten

In Paul’s role as CTO he is responsible for product development, product management and product marketing.

Paul joined Proactis in 2018 as CTO of Esize, which he co-founded in 1999 and was acquired by Proactis in 2018. Paul worked for a number of years at TIE Holding N.V., a listed supplier of e-business solutions, after completing his Business Economics study. Next, he fulfilled different sales management positions at software suppliers EC-Gate and Izodia Plc. Paul built up expertise in marketing on-demand cloud software initiatives. After serving Esize as Commercial Director for 15 years, he is primarily responsible in his current role for the product strategy and innovation roadmap of Proactis.

Product Management Director
Paul Massey
Paul joined Proactis in 2014 and, as Product Director, he is responsible for the direction and delivery of our product portfolio. 

A specialist in product and programme management, Paul has more than 25 years’ experience in the procurement and ERP sectors across the UK and Europe, including roles at JBA, JD Edwards, the Crown Prosecution Service and Abel & Cole.