Meet The Team

Meet The Team

In September 2016, Tegen were acquired by Metaphor IT. Please visit our new website to find out the latest information.

Richard Callis – Group Managing Director

With over 15 years of consultancy experience covering various verticals, Richard is well placed to ensure clients' requirements are fully understood, and that we design, deliver and manage a solution that caters for them. He's a specialist in developing business solutions focusing on best practice managed and consultancy services coupled with leading edge technology, in particular cloud strategies.

His thought leadership consultative approach and reputation for putting the customer first means he is highly respected within the vendor and customer community.

Richard is committed to executing Metaphor's growth strategy by developing our existing services and building a team that over-deliver against our client's expectations.

Connect with Richard.

Stuart Grist – Group Sales Director

A passionate sales leader, Stuart has a track record of building sales teams focused on client relationships and delivering service excellence. A proven record of growing businesses, Stuarts talent is understanding clients business goals and translating those objectives into technical solutions that deliver real business benefits and returns on investment.

Starting his career as a technical consultant, Stuart held several senior positions at Fujitsu and managing Microsoft's UK end user support services. In 2002 whilst heading Atlantic Telecom's European Internet Services Division, Stuart led the communications solution project for the Manchester Commonwealth Games. Stuart also held senior positions within the Police service for a number of years.

Stuart is responsible for over-seeing the sales and marketing function within the Metaphor IT group. Stuart is also responsible for the groups organic and acquisition strategies.

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Mario Cirillo – Group Chief Technology Officer

Mario has been innovating in technology for some 15 years. As founder of Virtual Workspaces and a Director of Intellect Security, he has worked to develop and introduce a number of key disruptive technologies into our groups portfolio.

Mario takes an agnostic approach to technology with a strong focus on leveraging the "right solution" to solve business objectives and strategies. Starting his career as a Virtualisation and End User Computing Consultant Mario has held a number of senior positions working with organisations to help them grow their technical portfolios and enable their sales teams.

Mario is responsible for the technical strategy, product and consultancy divisions within the Metaphor IT group.

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Ben Smyth – Group Operations Manager

Ben is responsible for overseeing all the technical operations within the Metaphor IT group and looks after the staff on the helpdesk from 1st line engineers up to the IT Service Managers.

Ben's background in IT began with the Service Children's Education in the British Forces, Germany. He provided IT support for a secondary school and sixth form college. He moved back to the UK in 2007 where he worked in networking and infrastructure support for a large vending servicing company supporting almost 200 users. This progressed into IT management, including responsibility for the company's IT infrastructure, project and line management, whilst retraining a heavy technical role. It was here that Ben spent time gaining his Microsoft qualifications.

Connect with Ben.

Katie Murphy – Group Marketing Manager

Katie is responsible for planning and implementing the marketing strategy to ensure all companies within the group are delivering the right cohesive message to our client's and all those who work with the Metaphor IT group.

Katie wears many hats in the Marketing department from organising events, managing the content on our website, writing guides and providing business advice or managing the Social Media accounts to name a few. Katie's mission is to ensure you stay up to date with all the latest news and trends within the IT sector including Microsoft Office 365, Cloud, Cyber Security or reviews from new technology.

Having worked in a variety of technology sectors throughout her career, Katie understands the struggles that businesses face on a daily basis and provides insight into how the solutions that Metaphor IT provide can help you solve your IT challenges.

Connect with Katie.

Elizabeth Ogunledun – Group Finance Manager

Elizabeth has been in finance for over 10 years and has a great depth of experience when it comes to timely and accurate financial reporting. She joined the Metaphor IT group after their 3rd acquisition and has been paramount in ensuring all the Group's finances align.

Having worked with various clients across different industries, Elizabeth is very knowledgeable in how to achieve greater efficiency and business focus within the group. She is also responsible for ensuring maximum client and business profitability, providing assistance to ensure the group make the best decision for the business.

Connect with Elizabeth.


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