Board of Directors

Edenhouse’s Board of Directors is the team which is forging the growth behind the fastest growing SAP consultancy in the UK.

Simon Downing

Simon Downing

Non-Executive Chairman

I have over 30 years’ experience within the IT industry. Starting out as a graduate engineer, my background includes a variety of management roles within the IT sector. In 2000 I was responsible for the formation of Civica, leading to the company’s flotation in 2004 and the subsequent growth and international expansion of the software and services business, followed by a private equity-backed buyout in 2008.

I joined the Edenhouse board in January 2017 as Non-Executive Chairman.

Paul Solomon

Paul Solomon

CEO

The values I aspire to today remain unchanged from when I founded the company. Our obsession with delighting our customers and seeing the benefits we bring to their organisations has never changed, nor has our commitment to caring and constantly developing our employees to be the best they can be.

The unique culture which we have created and are so passionate about allows us to adapt in today’s ever-changing world. Our flexibility and commitment to delivering quality services to our customers is what makes us different, all driven by our wonderful employees who make it all happen. With over 20 years SAP experience it is my job to make sure our strategy is aligned with those of our customers and with the roadmap SAP see as the future for their business.

Ian Fisher

Ian Fisher

Delivery Director

I have over 20 years’ SAP experience across a wide range of industries and roles including; FICO Application Consultant, SAP Classroom Trainer, Project Management, Service Management and Programme QA.

As a founding partner of Edenhouse, I have undertaken a number of different roles as the company has developed and grown. As Delivery Director I oversee all aspect’s of our service and project delivery ensuring our talented Delivery team have the resources and skills to exceed our customer’s expectations on a daily basis.

Oliver Vaughan

Oliver Vaughan

Chief Financial Officer

I started my career qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte. I spent eight years working in Corporate Finance, gaining extensive M&A experience, having advised on over 30 transactions.

In 2017, whilst a Director at GCA Altium, a global investment bank, I advised the Management Team of Edenhouse on its minority investment from ECI Partners and subsequently joined the business as CFO in January 2018.

Paul Devlin

Paul Devlin

Chief Commercial Officer

Prior to Edenhouse, I had a very successful six-year career as a Senior Executive with SAP across Europe, Middle East and Africa. During that time, I held Executive roles in the SAP Hana, Analytics and SAP Ariba businesses, where latterly I led the SAP Ariba business across Europe from a position of stagnation to hypergrowth.  Prior to SAP, I held various leadership positions, globally with SAS, Teradata and MicroStrategy.

I graduated in 2016 with a Masters in Leading  Sales Transformation at Middlesex  University. As a result of my Master’s study, I have gone on to create software that supports Sales and Pre-Sales coaching for leadership and I have had several articles on Sales Transformation published. This software is now used globally across SAP. I also hold advanced Leadership certification from Cranfield University UK and Centre for Creative Leadership in Colorado USA.

I joined Edenhouse as Chief Commercial Officer in April 2018.

Robert Waters

Robert Waters

Sales Director

I have over 20 years’ experience working in the IT sector, 15 of which have been associated with SAP. I have worked for both SAP’s partner network and SAP itself as the SME Sales Director for SAP UK where I was responsible for developing and executing the company’s business strategy including aggressive growth plans within the Ecosystems & Channels business.

At Edenhouse I have responsibility for the overall company Sales Strategy with a core focus on new client acquisition which I have successfully led for five years. I also manage a team of enthusiastic new business account executives who are always keen to engage with new customers and discuss solutions to their business’ needs.

Robert Furnivall

Robert Furnivall

Director of Hosting

I have over 25 years’ experience working in the IT sector, working in Alliances and Channel Management for companies like Novell, Microsoft and prior to joining Edenhouse, I was the Channel Director for SAP UK.

At Edenhouse I am driving the development of Alliance partnerships to add value to the solutions Edenhouse deliver to its customers. I am also responsible for the Client Services team which look after all Edenhouse customers. The team works hard to make sure we continue to deliver a true quality service to our varied customer base and strive to ensure they gain as much benefit from their investments as possible.

Richard Chapman

Richard Chapman

Non-Executive Director

I’m currently the head of ECI’s Business Services team. Before I joined ECI in 2001, I spent eight years at PwC, where I gained an ACA.

I joined the Edenhouse board in January 2017 as Non-Executive Director.

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