Meet the Leadership Team

JASON BETTERIDGE

MANAGING DIRECTOR
jason.betteridge@circyl.co.uk

Jason founded Circyl as a subsidiary of Quiss Technology plc. Circyl’s products & services enhance the existing Quiss portfolio offering Business Productivity solutions centric around the Microsoft platform including CRM, O365, SharePoint and Business Intelligence.

Prior to Circyl, Jason founded and owned Ridgian and led the business as Managing Director before selling it to Ricoh in 2015.

Jason is strategy and sales focused within the company and draws on his 27 years in the IT business and broad market knowledge. Coming from a technical background he can empathise with business users, business owners and technical audiences.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, is partial to the odd game of golf, loves music of all kinds – playing piano, listening and attending concerts and is mad on technology gadgets.

ANDREW MORGANS

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
andrew.morgans@circyl.co.uk

Andrew brings with him over 25 years experience in the design and development of data centric applications, CRM, Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse solutions; retaining a strong technical basis he also prides himself on having a business focussed mindset and his ability to manage a team for the successful delivery of solutions.

Prior to joining Circyl he was a key member of the Ridgian management team for 17 years until its sale to Ricoh in 2015 providing technical oversight on their largest accounts. Andrew prides himself on his pragmatic attitude towards technical solutions always putting the customer’s needs first over technology for technology sake.

First and foremost he is passionate about data, believing it is central to everything we do here at Circyl; he loves to retain a hands on approach to his role, wherever possible getting involved in the technical aspects of the projects he is involved in.

Away from work, Andrews big interests are cars and technology. He enjoys playing squash and cycling, completing the 100 mile Velo Birmingham.

Finally his nickname here at Circyl is Feather!

MICHAEL OWEN

HEAD OF BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY
michael.owen@circyl.co.uk

Michael joined Circyl to help our customers drive increased efficiency and greater effectiveness through closer collaboration and better communication. Specialising in the implementation of the productivity tools available in Microsoft Office 365.

He is adept at getting under the skin of an organisation to better understand how it currently works and more importantly, where improvements can be made. Using modern collaborative solutions, combined with mobility and security solutions, Michael ensures everyone can participate in business processes or find the right document anytime, regardless of location or the device being used.

Michael loves technology and can always be found with the latest gadget. When he’s not enjoying time with his family he can normally be found outdoors hiking or camping.

ANDY MCLEAN

HEAD OF DATA & ANALYTICS
andy.mclean@circyl.co.uk

Andy leads the Data and Analytics Practice at Circyl, helping our customers make use of the wide range of data sources at their disposal to drive informed decision-making. Utilising the Microsoft Azure Platform, Andy draws on his experience of delivering Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Power BI solutions to provide timely and accurate insights to key stakeholders and improving efficiency through the automation of reporting processes.

Central to this is understanding the data challenges organisations face and the key metrics that drive success. By building strong business and technical relationships with stakeholders, Andy ensures that Circyl solutions deliver continuous value.

Away from work, Andy is a keen sports fan and can often be found at Molineux watching Wolverhampton Wanderers or spending time with friends and family.

ANDY SMITH

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
andy.smith@circyl.co.uk

Andy leads our sales team and has more than 30 years’ experience, working for some of the world’s leading software vendors and systems integration businesses.

His unrivalled experience in IT-sales ensures our customers buy the right solution for their unique needs and maximise their investment in the Microsoft platforms. Andy helps organisations address and solve the business challenges around connecting their people to their data.

In recent years Andy has helped customers define solutions to meet their Business Productivity and Data Analytics needs, focusing predominately on the Retail, Manufacturing, Professional Services and Public sectors.

He has a real passion for the impact effective data analytics can have on an organisation’s performance and is always happy to talk to customers about how Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics can be game changers for their business.

Andy is a proud Cornishman and when not being an advocate for the Cornish Tourist Board he follows his personal passions of spending time with his family, supporting Manchester United, cycling, playing golf and watching Rugby. And if he has to, he may read a book!

ANDY MICHAEL

CHAIRMAN
andy.michael@circyl.co.uk

A qualified electronics engineer and a founder director of Quiss Technology plc, Circyl’s parent company.

Andy is responsible for helping to steer the business, acts as a bridge to the impressive Quiss customer base and has extensive knowledge of key verticals such as Legal and Pharma.

Andy is hands-on with an extensive knowledge of both the IT sector and the issues customers face – therefore, he is well placed to offer effective solutions that improve business efficiencies and provide time and cost-savings.

Andy enjoys listening to rock and country music and is the proud owner of eight guitars that he hopes to one-day play as well as his idol, Slash – the former lead guitarist with Guns ‘n’ Roses.  He likes to keep busy and spends his spare time watching West Ham, indulging his passion for classic cars, growing vegetables on his allotment, building valve amplifiers and reading.​

CLIVE TAYLOR

DIRECTOR
clive.taylor@circyl.co.uk

Clive is responsible for supporting the business operationally.

His core skills come to the fore when engaged in a consultative role to help customers address strategic issues with their IT systems and infrastructure or help them move their businesses forward.

Whilst Circyl addresses the Business Productivity element of our customers’ needs, Clive puts this into context around Infrastructure, Cloud and Managed Service from his experience and leadership at Quiss.

Clive remains personally involved in key account management, always on hand to advise and discuss the merits or otherwise of the ever-changing technical landscape.

Away from work, which isn’t for too long, Clive finds just enough time for a little sport, with golf, squash and football high on his agenda.