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Leadership

Managing Director (UK & US)
Craig Slater
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Craig joined Proactis as UK Managing Director in 2017, with responsibility for the company’s regional growth and customer success and retention.

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.

Managing Director (Benelux)
Tim Schaefers
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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
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Tim became the group’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2019 and is responsible for leading the development and execution of the company's long-term strategy.

Tim has been with Proactis since 2006 and became full-time Chief Financial Officer in 2015. He has built up expertise within the small cap AIM listed market with over 25 financial years' experience across numerous companies. He has also held senior positions within corporate finance at KPMG and as Commercial Director at Mountain Warehouse.

Chief Financial Officer
Richard Hughes
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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 PwC.

Chief Information Officer
Sean McDonough
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Sean became the group’s Chief Information Officer in January 2019, with responsibility for driving information technology strategy and implementation.

Sean joined the Group as Director of Professional Services during 2005 from Azolve Limited, which he co-founded, and became Chief Operating Officer in 2008. Previous roles include Director of Professional Services for Coda Group plc, Head of Professional Services – Europe Silknet Limited and VP of Professional Services EMEA at Kana Communications.

Chief Technology Officer
Paul van Rietschoten
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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
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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.