Meet the Team
The Spork. Not the only great thing to come out of Australia.
Small, but perfectly formed. Meet the Azured team (well, the ones in this time zone anyway).
Chief Executive Officer
Superpower: Voice of Reason.
Weakness: He's from Birmingham.
My most significant observation on working in the cloud space over the years is that businesses are rarely given the opportunity to realise its full potential. I’m on a mission to change that.
My success is wholly defined by the success of our clients. If I can’t engineer solutions that empower companies, and the people within them, to work in the cloud freely and with confidence then I may as well pack my bags.
I’m not one of those CEOs that hides in the background, I like rolling up my sleeves and getting my hands dirty. I positively enjoy what most might see as a too-difficult problem. Give me a tech, commercial or operational challenge and I’ll help you nail it.
Our team is made up of tenacious, talented and can-do individuals who never compromise on excellence; which is why I’m very proud to steer this ship called Azured.
Founder & Chief Technical Officer
Superpower: Fluent in Nerd
Weakness: Revels, Minstrels, Curly Wurly, Double Decker, Twix, KitKat, Toblerone, Wispa, Fry's Turkish Delight
I’ve been immersed in the Microsoft cloud for most of my working life and it’s been a real privilege to be a part of this constantly evolving technology. The way the cloud enables us to work safely and efficiently from anywhere in the world is truly transformative; being able to contribute towards that is personally meaningful.
I approach every technical project with an open mind and a desire to make a difference. This can be done only with the support and input of our clients; my product development roadmap is forever maturing based on what they tell me of their challenges and vision.
I can be relied on to provide impartial advice – not just about our solutions, but on any technical subject. I’m interested only in building relationships based on mutual trust; designing and deploying solutions that make working life better.
Available for meetings, scoping, reviews and generally talking nerd for as long as people will let me.
Client Services Director
Superpower: Bossy. Man, she's bossy
Weakness: Tea, whippets and humidity
You need to be a little bit bossy in this role… so I’ll make no apologies for it! I’m here to make sure client projects are delivered on time, in budget and to the highest standard.
To be fair, our team doesn’t need any encouragement in these areas. But I do find that the more support I can give them, the more time they have to weave their technical wizardry. So I’m happy to be the t-crosser and i-dotter as, in the words of Hannibal Smith, I love it when a plan comes together.
It also means I get to work closely alongside our clients and see the big picture as they see it, giving me the chance to explore opportunities, improvements and economies. This normalises my mildly annoying perfectionism, which I find very gratifying. So, thank you for that!
Head of Delivery
Superpower: Translation from Nerd to English
Weakness: Two hour long bubble baths. And chocolate brownies. With serious amounts of ice cream.
My job is to make sure that our clients have all the technical expertise and support they need. I am great at bridging the gap between technical and non-technical people and am meticulous about ensuring requirements are met and expectations are exceeded.
The most important thing to me is to make sure you are, at the very least, happy and even better, delighted. I realise how important it is to ensure your business continuity during any project’s deployment and I strive for zero downtime and a seamless transition, every time. I have a great track recording for ensuring that throughout my career.
I love collaborating and am inspired when working alongside forward thinking companies where I can help them innovate and achieve a competitive edge through cloud technology.
I’m readily available to assist. Just pick up the phone, send me a mail or connect with me!
Herder of Cats
Superpower: Verging on unlikable likability
Weakness: Oh. Gosh. Errrr... let's make one up. I know! Sometimes, her leggings are an inch too short
I’m here to get stuff done. Sometimes it does feel like I’m trying to herd cats, but most of the time it doesn’t (although cat herding has its own unique charm, too).
It’s a big responsibility, organising our team and keeping projects on schedule. But it’s one that I relish and take very seriously – we have visionary clients and a formidable team here at Azured and I’m totally committed to both.
I never thought I would be able to talk as confidently on the subject of zero trust networks as I can about zero waste living, yet here I am, getting my geek on daily! So, please feel free to drop me a message about conditional access policies or, for that matter, environmentally-friendly packaging and I’ll do my level best to help.
Superpower: Serial entrepreneur and self-proclaimed social media 'ho
Weakness: Merging words that have no business being merged, Percy Pigs and spa days
With an innate love for tech and people, Mitchell is both a tech genius and a marketing guru. His 30 years’ experience includes working with some of the biggest and smartest players in the cloud space.
He was named Microsoft’s World Wide Cloud Partner of the Year (2014) and UK Cloud Award’s Entrepreneur of the Year (2018). Mitch has built and sold three tech companies, his latest was acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2018. So, it’s fair to say that he’s kind of a big deal.
Mitchell is a guy who knows how to build brands and grow businesses – with technical wizardry at the heart. A strategist and leader, his knowledge and passion is compelling, inspiring – and massively infectious.
Superpower: Critical thinking
Weakness: Coffee. Good coffee. WIRED!
Anthony’s commercial talent gives Azured engagements its unique style and value—and is a quality much in demand from clients.
Having worked in M&A, and splits for ASX-listed organisations in varying economic climates, Anthony’s broad industry knowledge is complemented by strong commercial and corporate insight and skills.
Anthony is an IT Architect of more than ten years’ experience, specialising in helping clients realise the maximum value from Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and EMS.
Before founding Azured, Anthony specialised in pre-sales, supporting a 1,000 seat organisation working with multi-billion dollar companies. With more than 20 industry certifications across Microsoft, Citrix, and NetApp, Anthony has been responsible for planning and delivering multi-year IT strategies, as well as managing the design and implementation of multi-million dollar infrastructure projects.
Away from work, you’ll find him on the mats training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or exploring the latest coffee craze.