These guys are the head honchos! If it wasn't for these fine chaps, we wouldn't be here. The NAV | 365 People Directors have years of experience, in the industry and with Dynamics NAV | 365 Business Central.
Managing Director and Product Director … depending on the day!
Ian is one of the most experienced Dynamics NAV guys in the UK starting with version 1.0, so in the distant past when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Having had a life as an IT Manager of both manufacturing companies and distribution companies prior to his Dynamics NAV life, Ian understands the reality of IT solutions and projects needing to be pragmatic and not full of techie jargon.
Ian had spent several years helping to build the largest Dynamics NAV solution centre in the UK. Keen to get back to dealing with customers, users and his beloved Dynamics NAV product, he left to set up The NAV | 365 People and is now involved on a daily basis with our wonderful customers and products. He is constantly looking at new technologies to enhance our customers' use of Dynamics NAV | 365 Business Central (and yes, he gets crazily excited about new stuff!)
Random Fact: As a keen musician, he owns a staggering 30 different instruments and plays them all to the same very poor level...
Having left school, Matt qualified as a Chef, which of course is an ideal starting point for anyone who wanted a career in IT! Shocked by the amount of hard work and unsociable hours, he settled for a more grown up career in Accountancy. Unfortunately, he found this all too dull, but his experience with business solutions guided him into the IT world where he has worked for the last 25 years with products such as Tetra, Oracle and Dynamics NAV | 365 Business Central - the latter being his true love.
Having realised through his IT career that sales guys have it easy, Matt has continued his career as being a salesman that knows far too much for his own good!
As a frustrated motorcycle racer, for much of his career David has balanced the need for speed with the need for funds. To support this obsession, he's spent the past 25 years working in the ERP world with products such as BOS, Tetra and Dynamics NAV | 365 Business Central, consistently delivering successful results.
Before joining The NAV | 365 People, he enjoyed a very successful and enjoyable period in the Pub and Brewery sector (he assures us it was working not drinking) - it is no surprise then that David enjoys the fast moving environment at The NAV | 365 People, where his passion for Dynamics NAV and 365 Business Central is matched by his colleagues.
Paul started in the ERP industry with a company called Systems Union who developed Sun Accounts (which carbon dates him by the way!) He then ran Pegasus for a while before joining Touchstone (where he first encountered Ian) before moving on to become a bigshot at Microsoft. There he ran the UK Dynamics business for 6 years and then Product Management for Dynamics NAV for a further 6 years. Both roles gave him lots of opportunity to stay in touch with Ian and Matt and watch The NAV | 365 People grow. In 2018 Paul joined The NAV | 365 People as their chairman bringing with him a wealth of NAV product knowledge, market insight and plenty of wise council!
Away from ERP Paul has a wife, two daughters, and a dog and for fun he chooses to spend time on the water.
Chris is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having begun his career at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (the precursor to KPMG, showing just how old he really is!). He joined The NAV | 365 People immediately post the investment made in 2018 by FPE, having had a significant amount of private equity company experience. He brings a wealth of experience cross-industry and in leveraged finance, having worked in companies as diverse as funeral directors and organic flower sellers, and having also served as CFO in a number of successful entrepreneurial companies, including the IT Services sector.
In addition to all things financial, Chris has responsibility for Legal, Internal IT, Company Secretarial and Board Reporting. Outside of work Chris is very outdoorsy, and his passions range from cycling to skiing to golf (a very much failed golfer and former European PGA tour caddie), home cinema, and spends a lot of time trying to run (if badly and slowly!) and is hoping to complete his first full marathon. Fell-walking is ‘up there’ too, as is foreign travel, and he has lofty aspirations to climb the Seven Summits (being the highest mountain on each Continent), having so far stood upon 3 of them.