Kim joined Mysoft as our HR Manager in October 2022, bringing with her a wealth of HR experience gained within the travel, hospitality and technology industries. CIPD qualified, Kim is passionate about employee engagement and fully focussed on promoting a culture where our people will thrive and grow, both professionally and personally.
In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her two cats and golden cocker spaniel, as well as staying active through her love of CrossFit.
Something you might not know about Kim is her love of a challenge, whether it’s running a half marathon, cycling London to Brighton or competing the CrossFit Open and Hyrox. She can deadlift over 100kgs and also loves homemade cake!
Jamie joined Mysoft in 2017 as a Sales Executive and has since been promoted to Sales and Marketing Director in 2021.
Jamie is responsible for overseeing the marketing, account management, sales and pre-sales functions, including still being active in new business sales. He is dedicated to ensuring long lasting and valuable relationships with all of Mysoft’s customers.
Jamie has a breadth of knowledge relating to his role at Mysoft, including over 10 years of experience selling and delivering finance, business intelligence and ERP solutions. Since starting at Mysoft, Jamie has implemented a formal sales methodology and strategy which has been instrumental in ensuring a long-term revenue plan for the company.
Something you may not know about Jamie… is that he was born in the seaside town of Blackpool but lived in both Ecuador and Australia for a large part of his childhood. Jamie is also a lover of the outdoors and his favourite activity is rock climbing because of its physical challenge, high-risk nature and the meditative, stress relief it brings.
Steve originally joined Mysoft in 2013 as a member of the Support team. Since then Steve has been promoted to Support Manager and then to Consultancy Manager in 2017.
Steve has consistently been dedicated to ensuring high standards of customer satisfaction and delivering happy, referenceable customers. Steve has been instrumental in building one of the most experienced Sage X3 Consultancy teams in the UK, one of the only teams that specialise solely in Sage X3 and no other solution.
Steve manages seven experienced consultants who are based all over the UK, and have delivered over 40 projects in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, professional services and finance. The Mysoft Consultancy team have also delivered numerous upgrade projects, including Mysoft’s customers upgrading to the latest versions of Sage X3 as well as Sage 200, Sage line 500 and Sage 1000 customers upgrading to Sage X3.
Something you may not know about Steve… Steve is Mysoft’s resident handy man and has undertaken many renovation projects including bathrooms and kitchens. He’s also a bit of a technology whizz, fixing phones, computers and laptops! Steve spent some time living in Sacramento in California where he set up his own distribution business, his entrepreneurial nature as well as innate desire to problem solve all contribute to his success as Consultancy Manager.
Martin has more than 20 years of experience working in the design, development, implementation and support of ERP systems.
Martin has worked with customers in a number of sectors including distribution, retail, service and manufacturing. Martin now manages a team of five Sage Enterprise Management developers who develop entirely new functionality for Sage EM as well as bespoke interfaces and components for Mysoft customers.
Something you may not know about Martin… Martin is a keen cyclist, regularly frequenting the hills of the South Downs, pedalling from his house in Alton all the way to Chichester. Martin took part in Mysoft’s charity “Basingstoke Big Wheel” fund raiser which saw a team of Mysoft cyclists tackle the 31 mile route, on a rather miserable and rainy August day in 2015!
As Research and Development Director Brian determines the strategy for Mysoft’s own software development projects.
Researching the market place and speaking to customers, Brian works on delivering additional functionality and features that meet customer demand and emerging industry trends. Having worked as a developer on the customer side for fourteen years, Brian brings to the team extensive “real-world” industry experience combined with a high level of technical ability. Brian joined Mysoft in 2005 and has been instrumental in the development of Mysoft’s bespoke software portfolio and the development department itself.
Brian reflects on his time at Mysoft, “my biggest achievement is being involved in a business from its infancy to where it is today, whilst still maintaining its customer first ethos. As Mysoft’s first employee it has been a privilege watching it grow.”
Something you may not know about Brian… is that he once competed in a schoolboy race at an International Athletics meeting. After finishing 4th he was escorted away to perform a “performance enhancing substance” test! The test was, of course, negative and he was not knocked off his fourth place podium…
Natalie is responsible for the overall delivery of all Projects at Mysoft.
Having joined Mysoft in 2006, she now manages a team of three in the projects team and has put in place many of the systems and processes for project delivery at the company. Natalie comes from a customer background, having managed an ERP system for a major manufacturer and distributor before moving over to the software vendor side. Natalie and her whole team have project certifications and have successfully delivered over 40 projects at Mysoft.
Having been at Mysoft for over a decade Natalie has contributed greatly to the businesses growth over the years. Natalie comments on her time at Mysoft, “I’ve been with Mysoft since the start and to be able to be a part of the change that has occurred over the years and continuing to be a part of it means a lot to me. We are a family and we deeply care about our customers, the service that we deliver and each other.”
Something you may not know about Natalie… handmade is Natalie’s middle name and although she may not quite be able to challenge Kirsty Allsop for her Queen of the Crafters Title just yet, she is certainly Queen of the Crafters at Mysoft! When not buried in a project plan, you’ll either find her working on her allotment or out for an open water swim.
Chris takes overall responsibility for all Sales and Marketing activity within Mysoft, driving both new business sales and the on-going development of Mysoft’s constantly expanding customer base.
He brings over twenty five years of experience in the IT sector selling ERP solutions which led to four years as the Sales Director of a public IT services business, before deciding to set up his own company in 2005 with Brendan Kirby.
Chris comments on growing the business, “our biggest challenge has been scaling the company whilst maintaining the standards, and approach we adopted on day one. As a business grows it can be difficult to do this but I think that Mysoft still holds very much the same company values as the day we started. That, for me, is a great achievement and something I am very proud of.
Businesses success is predicated on market opportunity, it maybe that the market itself does not even realise that it exists, but it does. Very clever entrepreneurs see this and create Uber or Airbnb, most of us simply take an established idea and do it better than everyone else. In order to do that you need a clearly defined ethos which supports your vision of what you want your company to be. Ours was simple, deliver happy referenceable customers and look after your staff. I truly believe we still do this and it’s that which gives us our competitive edge.”
Something you may not know about Chris… Is that he started his career in sales selling Christmas wrapping paper to the public on the streets of Perth, Australia. This was during his time spent travelling and was all to fund the local hospital’s dialysis machine. Since learning his trade from this humble start Chris moved into the world of software sales to eventually become the owner of an ERP solutions business, who would’ve thought it all began with Christmas wrapping paper?!
Brendan is responsible for Mysoft’s daily operations which develop, implement and support our enterprise software solutions.
He brings to his role more than twenty five years of experience in the software industry, including many years working alongside fellow Mysoft director Chris Schafer in senior management positions within several ERP vendors. Brendan’s broad technical background in software development facilitates a clear understanding of the technical challenges faced by Mysoft and the ability to lead by example.
Brendan obtained an MSc in Computer Science and then joined a small London-based ERP systems house in 1988. Over the next sixteen years Brendan helped the business grow from 10 to 450 people. Brendan formed Mysoft with Chris Schafer in 2005.
Something you may not know about Brendan… he won the first Mysoft bake-off despite having never baked a cake, by taking instruction from a YouTube video. To wind-down after work Brendan enjoys walking the dogs, running, cycling or indoor sky-diving. Finally, he was once in a band with another Mysoft employee, but you’ll have to read the other ‘meet the teams’ to find out who!