Meet our leading team of consultants, developers and project people.
Purple Visions’s team covers a wide range of experience and qualification. We’re a hand-picked team each bringing our own skills and expertise to support our clients to succeed. Our backgrounds vary – some of us have extensive travel sector experience, others charity, association and membership experience, most of us have worked across other sectors too. Our development team bring a host of technical accreditations in Salesforce and other tools and solutions. We’re a truly international bunch as well – covering a range of languages and locations.
What we have in common is our passion for our subject and commitment to customer success. It’s part of what makes us ‘purple’ people. If you’d like our help with your project, please get in touch via our contact form or call us via 0203 176 1249
Steve ThomasChief Executive Officer
Steve has more than 25 years’ experience of working in the non-profit sector as volunteer, staff member and latterly as consultant Prior to founding Purple Vision (in 2003), Steve worked with a healthcare charity, but has also worked with youth, international aid, faith and human services organisations. Prior to moving into the charity sector he was involved in engineering and banking.
Fundraising, CRM and digital strategy, team facilitation and planning, marketing communications, public relations, organisational development and governance, training and mentoring
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and The Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
A keen explorer Steve has travelled to many places to climb and trek, including the Cordillera Real, KwaZulu/Natal and the Hindu Kush. These days the focus is closer to home in South London, attempting to staying on top of his wild lawn and flower beds! He also enjoys music and theatre, and lately has been inspired to become a home baker. He serves as special advisor to the board of Christian Aid.
Tin AungChief Technical Officer
Tin has over fifteen years’ experience in the IT service industry, focusing for the past 8 years on Salesforce and the implementation of this CRM, as well as the development of mobile solutions. He has provided bespoke solution for previous employers and moved out on his own to provide his technical expertise and talent to businesses and clients. Tin founded Appssential in 2011, which merged with Purple Vision in April 2016..
Salesforce, Technical Architecture, Frameworks, Mobile App Development
Salesforce credentials include:
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Mike AubreyChief Operating Officer
Mike has over 20 years’ experience running industry leading companies in the travel and tourism sector. He compliments our technical expertise driving business strategy and instilling a strong customer focused mindset to the organisation. As a CIPD qualified professional Mike's passion for people reaches out through all aspects of the business, ensuring that we remain true to our core values..
HR, Coaching, Resource Management, Business Operations
Off-duty, Mike loves surfing and snowboarding with his young family, and with friends. .
Dan LockeretzDirector of Project Delivery
Dan’s 18 years in CRM and data management covers international development charities and the public sector. Dan joined Purple Vision in 2012 as Lead Consultant and was promoted to Operations Director in 2014.
CRM implementation and data migration, process development, Raiser’s Edge, database management, data cleansing, project management, fundraising and data relationship understanding, training, people management.
Dan has three young daughters, so spends his ‘spare’ time taking them to clubs, events and activities. He plays football with the teams from WaterAid and the Big Issue and likes a game of tennis at Norbury Tennis Club to keep the cobwebs at bay.
Robbie MitchellDirector of Customer Success
With over 20 years of management experience in a wide variety of industries including hospitality, events, travel, construction, energy and building management, Robbie now brings this experience to the team. With the drive and enthusiasm to help our clients realise their company's potential through the delivery of superb cloud based solutions with outstanding customer service, his passion for this and the support he provides to these clients ensures that they become loyal clients.
We were interested to learn that Robbie has adrenalin addiction, although somewhat fading as the years move on, a charity solo parachute jump which he took part in almost end in disaster. On leaving the plane above Gleneagles hotel in Scotland, his parachute did not open correctly and the reserve chute had to be used. Thanks goodness for the windy Scottish updraft which ensured a safe landing with both parachutes deployed, albeit in a neighbouring field. .
Mags RivettDirector of Marketing
Mags has been in marketing and marketing communications for 15 years, working mainly with non-profits from large national charities, campaigning NGOs and professional associations. Mags joined Purple Vision in 2014.
Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Institute of Fundraising (IoF), CharityComms MA (Marketing)
Mags reads voraciously, travels widely and has professional qualifications in wine (ask for recommendations!). She is a Trustee for The Sustainability Centre in East Hampshire. The centre provides accommodation, environmental education courses and has an award winning natural burial site!
Keith CollinsDirector of Sales
Keith has more than 20 years’ experience in the non-profit sector including ten as a consultant. He has worked with international development charities, healthcare and technology providers. Keith co-founded Purple Vision with Steve, after leaving a renowned charity donor database provider.
CRM implementation and data migration, process development, Raiser’s Edge, database management, project management, independent non-profit technology advice, systems procurement.
Keith is a hands-on dad for this three children and even coaches his son’s junior football team. He takes pride in being the only person from Croydon to have an O-Level in Welsh, and can answer pretty much any question you ask about football (particularly Crystal Palace), early 80’s music and Eastern Europe.
Ian FairhurstSenior Non Profit Consultant
Ian has worked in fundraising for over 11 years, first as a volunteer, then specialising in major donor and trusts, before spending six years growing and managing a multi-discipline team for a homeless charity.
Fundraising (major donors, statutory, trusts and foundations, corporate, individuals), fundraising strategy, impact reporting, websites (Wordpress), communications and project management.
MinstF (AdvDip) International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (Institute of Fundraising)
With a young family, free time is at a premium but Ian holds onto the hope that he'll get his handicap under 20, Everton will return to the Big 5 and that Quantum Leap will be re-commissioned.
Alex PavanelloLead Consultant
Alex has worked for a wide variety of national charities and non-profit organisations over the last 15 years managing and developing database operations and supporter services functions predominately within a fundraising & marketing context.
CRM and database systems management and development, operational data management, supporter care systems and services, project management
Alex is a keen sports enthusiast – he regularly plays tennis and keeps fit through cycling and swimming.
Antonina RomanovaLead Consultant
Antonina has over 5 years of experience working with Salesforce technology. She was first introduced to it as an end user who had problems with their legacy system and needed significant improvements in their processes. The company wanted a secure, modern and user friendly system for storing and managing data, a system that will grow and develop together with the business which she set out to deliver. After a successful implementation Antonina saw what a great positive effect Salesforce had on the business and decided to start helping others to implement and develop Salesforce, and design and improve processes in order to bring them to the next level of success.Skills:
Antonina is experienced in implementing Salesforce and its functionalities, supporting companies that currently use it as their CRM system and helping them extend, further develop and improve their orgs as well as integrate with other internal systems. She also has expertise in business analysis, process re-evaluation and training.Membership/Accreditations :
Salesforce certified Administrator, Advanced Administrator, Sales Cloud Consultant and Service Cloud ConsultantLanguages :
English, Russian, German.About :
Antonina runs the Thames Valley Salesforce Developers group and organises monthly meetups for Salesforce professionals who want to extend their knowledge and share their experience with people looking to learn more about capabilities of this platform. She also blogs about Salesforce via www.adminmoon.com where she reviews Salesrforce tools, resources and shares best practice with the Salesforce community. She speaks at annual Salesforce events such as the Salesforce World Tour and Dreamforce. If there’s any time after all that, she dedicates it to family and ceroc dancing. Phew!
Courtney PriorCustomer Success
Courtney has been in customer focused roles for the last 10 years and previous positions include assisting non-profits in the Customer Care department for iATS Payments and as Project Manager for My Yoga Online. She has been working with Salesforce for 2+ years and has 4 years’ experience in QA related roles. Courtney joined the team in 2015.Skills:
Courtney is analytical and adaptive willing to try new things and learn new systems quickly. Skills include quality assurance, salesforce administration, communication, project planning, team leadershipAbout :
Courtney needs to try new things and is always up for a challenge. When she isn't travelling she is exploring a new local place and most importantly indulging in new foods. A true foodie, she experiments with her own culinary creations at home to get that perfectly strange but delicious vegetarian copycat recipe just right. She brings a very Canadian love of nature to London and spends her time looking for wildlife wherever she can find it though she's advanced from rescuing rodents and birds from the backyard and now volunteers at a rescue centre in outer London. Her goals are simple, enjoying life through laughter, good food, good coffee and plenty of adventure.
Jess ClarkSales Support Executive
Having recently graduated with a BA Honours degree in Geography, I am in the first stages of my career in CRM, IT and Sales. My interest in global development and technology has led me to Purple Vision and since starting university I have wanted to work in a consultancy environment; providing advice and support. Since travelling to Malawi for three months in 2012, I have always loved the idea of working amongst the non profit sector and giving back to the community.
Membership & Accreditations: Certified Salesforce Administrator
Skills:Customer support, sales support, data analysis and research
About Jess: I am an avid reader, have a passion for travelling, attempting to play golf and shopping. I am much better at the latter.
Sandar HtaikFinancial Controller
Danny MarfilSalesforce Developer
Danny has over ten years’ experience as an analyst programmer in his native Spain, before moving to the UK to develop his Salesforce skills. His career has seen him engage with a range of different sectors. He’s worked with a range of organisations including home automation, industrial engineering, healthcare and education.
Skills: Salesforce, Microsoft VB6, C#, ASP .NET, SQL Server et al plus open source solutions such as PHP, Drupal, MySql
Memberships / accreditations: Computer Engineering (University of Málaga), Certified Salesforce Developer (DEV-401), Certified Salesforce Administrator (ADM-201), Microsoft Certified ASP .NET Web Development
About: Danny’s reading habits cover philosophy, religion and science. To wind down from the intellectual activity, he plays guitar, listens to rock and roll and punk music, and cheers on his team, Málaga C.F. (La Liga).
Aung HtetSalesforce Integration Specialist
Aung has over 15 years’ experience working as a software develop. In addition to working with Saleforce.com, he is certified in the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Aung assists our clients with Salesforce integration and apex code development drawing on his MSc from UCL and the last 10 years working with Microsoft.Net Stack.
Aung loves to read and is extremely caring. He has a genuine desire to help others and spends most of his weekends and holidays volunteering at the Animal Sanctuary and Homeless Shelter.
Thomas PartridgeSalesforce Consultant
Thomas has 4 years’ experience of working with Salesforce, including 2 years in the non-profit sector working with several different organisations to implement and support their Salesforce CRM systems.
Salesforce implementation, data migration, support
Thomas plays football for a resurgent Old Berkhamstedians team, loves reading and eating burgers, and anything to do with Star Wars.
Veer SinghSenior Salesforce Developer
Veer holds a Bachelor of Technology and has over 3 years of Force.com development experience with a Dev 401 certification. With this experience we rely on Veer to support us with developing end-to-end solutions for our clients – his skills and hardworking nature provides outstanding results.
In his spare time you can catch Veer playing tennis and is often on the lookout for the spiciest food he can find – try him. We dare you.
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Swapna SilvaProject Manager
Swapna is part of our remote development team. She has been with the team for 4 years and has more than 6 years’ experience in management information systems.
She holds an MSC in Business Information Technology and a BSc – Information Technology, both of which are key to her understanding client’s needs.
Swapna grew up wanting to be a cartoonist but ended up as a project manager and now is a big believer in the message of the design with a keen eye for detail to make sure that the team delivers the desired solution on time, every time.
Naval SharmaSalesforce Developer
Naval holds a Master’s degree in Computer Application from the University of Pune, India, and is a certified Force.com Developer. He has over 3 years’ experience developing in AngularJS Bootstrap, BackbonJs, NodeJs and other front-end frameworks and now helps us develop complex solutions for our clients.
Naval is an open book, if you ask him something prepared to get an honest answer.