People: Craneware PLC (CRW.L)

CRW.L on London Stock Exchange

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23 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Elliot

58 2007 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Keith Neilson

43 1999 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Craig Preston

41 Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, Executive Director

Neil Heywood

2002 Non-Executive Director

Ronald Verni

2011 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George Elliot

Mr. George Reginald Elliot is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Craneware Plc. He is non-executive Chairman of Kewill plc., (KWL). He is also a non-executive Director of Summit Corporation plc (SUMM) and Corsair Components Inc. From 2000-2007 George was Chief Financial Officer of Wolfson Microelectronics plc (WLF), a global provider of high performance mixed-signal semiconductors to the consumer electronics market. Previously, he was Business Development Director at McQueen International Ltd (now Sykes), where he was responsible for strategic sales and marketing. George, formerly a partner of Grant Thornton, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and has a degree in Accountancy and Finance from Heriot-Watt University.

Keith Neilson

Mr. Keith Neilson is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Craneware Plc. He co-founded Craneware in 1999 and has served as its CEO ever since. Under Keith’s guidance, Craneware became recognised as the pioneer in revenue integrity management and a provider of superior products and professional services. Keith’s direction has helped Craneware to win multiple prestigious awards in such areas as international achievement, business growth strategy and innovation. Keith was named The Entrepreneurial Exchange’s “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2003” and was a finalist in the 2004 World Young Business Achiever Award, winning the Award of Excellence in the Business Strategy category. He received the UK Software & Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young in 2008 and was the Insider Elite Young Business Leader of the Year in 2009. Prior to launching Craneware, Keith worked primarily in international management, where he handled sales, marketing and technical consulting for companies with operations around the world. He studied Physics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, receiving a bachelors degree in 1991.

Craig Preston

Mr. Craig Thomas Preston is Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and Executive Director of Craneware plc. As CFO, he directs Craneware’s financial operations in both the United Kingdom and United States. Craig has experience in senior financial roles with other private and public technology companies, including those with a multi-national presence. Prior to Craneware, he was group director of finance and company secretary at Intec Telecom Systems plc. Earlier, he served as corporate development manager at London Bridge Software plc. During his time there, he also held the role of CFO for Phoenix International, a previously NASDAQ-traded software company, following its acquisition by London Bridge. Earlier in his career, Craig worked for Deloitte in both the United Kingdom and United States. Craig has a degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Sheffield. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Neil Heywood

Mr. Neil P.L. Heywood is Non-Executive Director of Craneware Plc. He is Managing Director of Matrix Alpha Analytics and Chairman of Codeplay Software. Prior to Matrix, Neil was co-founder and CEO of Quadstone from 1995 to 2001. Quadstone won numerous awards for its software and was named “Small Start-up” of the year at the Financial Times/BVCA awards in 1999. It was acquired by Portrait Software in 2006. Quadstone was a buy-out from the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, a department at the University of Edinburgh, which Neil managed. Prior to EPCC, Neil was a co-founder and later Commercial Director of 3L, a software firm specialising in software for parallel computers. 3L was bought by Spectrum Signal Processing, Inc. Neil received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1984.

Ronald Verni

Mr. Ronald Frank Verni is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Craneware Plc. He is currently a director of On Deck Capital, and on the Board of Advisors of Company.com, CEO Ventures, and the Robinson College of Business. Before that he was President & CEO of Sage Software, Inc, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Sage Group plc. Under his leadership, the company grew from less than $160 million in revenue to over $1 billion, from under 1,000 employees to over 5,000, and from 1 million business customers to over 2.5 million. Ron also engineered over 20 acquisitions and oversaw their integration into the company. Prior to Sage Software, Ron was President and CEO of Peachtree Software, Inc., a pioneer in business management solutions for small to medium size businesses. Ron also was a Vice President of Marketing with Automatic Data Processing, President and CEO of NEBS Software, Inc., and the founder and CEO of ASTEC Software.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

George Elliot

95,126

Keith Neilson

365,155

Craig Preston

291,944

Neil Heywood

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Ronald Verni

49,629
As Of 29 Jun 2012

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