Meet Our Management Team
Ravi is the Founding Director of 1st IT. His personal relationship with each client and organisation means that 1st IT has an understanding of the businesses they work with. This means that the responsibility of each company’s IT systems is of personal interest to Ravi and the team. As a result, all solutions are designed with the individual needs of each organisation in mind.
Ravi started his career as the head of technical operations in a large telecommunications company, followed by being the head of technology for a not-for-profit organisation. In November 2000 Ravi established 1st IT, which has since grown to a successful IT services provider with over 130 clients.
Head of Business Development
Andrew joined 1st IT in 2011. His responsibilities include strategic procurement for our current clients, focusing on Charity / Non profit requirements. Andrew is also is involved in business development, looking at new types of business, products, and services with an emphasis on identifying want or needs for current and potential clients. By applying a personal interest in the latest technology and using his experience in the IT sector, our clients stay up to date with the latest technology at affordable prices.
With over 8 years of experience in Business to Business trading, Andrew ventured into mobile telecommunications specialising in data and airtime. Having experienced and understood different handsets in the ever changing and evolving mobile phone industry, this is where Andrew’s interest in technology began. After 2 years he moved to an Online Technology company focusing on IT hardware and software sales, working with businesses to reduce the cost of IT whilst engaging with some of the biggest brands within the industry and gaining invaluable knowledge of the IT sector.
Head Project Manager
Vishma joined 1st IT in 2010 as Head Project Manager.
Vishma started her career as a Web developer whilst based in Paris. Prior to 1st IT she worked for a large Multi National in the UK for over 5 years as a lead project manager. She headed a team of project managers/coordinators for the EMEA web team. Projects were of all sizes from small 2-3 days expanding to a year across the EMEA region, dealing with several stakeholders and planning in detail. This expertise has helped ensure all our projects are planned meticulously and deliver in a smooth way with an outstanding communications.
Head of Technical Services
Ravinder joined 1st IT in 2008 and is the Head of Technical Services. He speaks English, not IT. He manages the technical team to ensure our quality is never compromised.
He has 12 years expertise in providing a complete range of IT solutions and working with a range of businesses. Having previously worked for large multi-site corporate structures down to small 3 person offices he has a range of experience. Ravinder is experienced in strategically planning and developing an infrastructure from the ground up. His skills and expertise will ensure that your infrastructure supports your needs, and will evolve with the organisation.
Head of Operations
Riza joined 1st IT in 2016 as Head of Operations.
Riza has experience heading large to small full life-cycle projects including CRM/CMS (Open Source and Commercial), Websites, VoIP Telephony System, IT Infrastructure and Social Media/Digital Marketing.
Riza has worked for Yahoo!, BBC, Salvation Army, and various other small to larger charities and Financial Institutions.
He is qualified in PRINCE2 project management, Agile Project Management, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, SEO, SQL 2005 and MCSE certified.
His 14 years technology experience will ensure 1st IT deliver projects on time and on budget working with clients and our internal team.