The Purple Vision team offers a wide range of experience and qualification. We’re hand-picked, bringing our skills and expertise to support our clients to succeed. Our backgrounds vary – but most of us have extensive non-profit experience, from charities, associations and membership organisations. Most of us have also worked across other sectors, too. Where we need them, we have the required technical accreditations – in Salesforce as well as other tools and solutions.
Where we need additional specialist skills and expertise, we work with our trusted Associate Consultants.
What we all have in common is our passion for our subject and commitment to customer success. As you’d expect from ‘purple’ people, the team are personable, great at listening, understanding and delivering what you want – and what you need.
If you’d like our help with your project, please get in touch via [email protected] or call us via 0203 176 1249
Steve ThomasAccount Director
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 AubreyDirector of Strategy
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.
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.
Sandar HtaikFinancial Controller
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.
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.
Bertie BosredonAssociate Consultant
Bertie has spent more than 20 years in digital communications, marketing and fundraising working with organisations including the British Heart Foundation and Breast Cancer Care. He’s worked with over 60 organisations as consultant.
digital strategy, online fundraising, social media, internal and external engagement, governance and processes, technology and tools selection.
Bertie teaches web strategy and design to 11 year old children at his local primary school, presents and produces a podcast ‘Bertie talks to the leader’, and is digital champion for the Institute of Fundraising Insight Group. As if that is not enough, he’s an online marketing adviser for the National Funding Scheme and a very accomplished photographer.
Lawrance TittertonAssociate Consultant
Lawrance has more than 20 years’ experience in IT, the majority of which has been spent with not for profits. He specialises in Salesforce for small non profits and delivers our Purple Vision Salesforce NPSP QuickStart service and support for Gift Aid for NPSP.
Business analyst, project manager, business planning, Salesforce administration, test manager, trainer, product manager, mentor
Salesforce Advanced Administrator
Lawrance is joint founder and chairman of Alongside Africa, a UK registered charity, and Alongside Africa Uganda, a registered Ugandan non-profit. He is an experienced road runner with more than 20 marathons under his belt – but goes a bit shorter these days! He’s learning to play the blues guitar (bungee jumping was vetoed).
Gerard McMurtriePartner Consultant (ActiveIS)
Having written commercial software for the City whilst at University, trained as a Chartered Accountant and Auditor and then returned to commercial software development, Gerard co-founded ActiveIS in 1997 at the commercial advent of the web to create websites, intranets, extranets and web applications.
34 years’ software development experience including: systems architecture design, business requirements analysis / documentation / consultancy, website infrastructure specification / implementation, project management, SQL Server development, SharePoint, Sitecore, Umbraco, WordPress website & portal strategy.
Find out more about Gerard and his work via our Partner Pages - ActiveIS
Jonathan CookAssociate Consultant
Jonathan has 15 years’ experience as a strategic, analytical fundraiser. He specialises in the three ‘I’s – Insight, Innovation and Impact. He’s worked in charities of all sizes and genres to help them understand donors, supporters and key stakeholders using a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis turned into creative fundraising.
marketing strategy, strategic planning, integrated marketing, business analytis, market research, data analysis, SPSS, customer insight, stakeholder engagement, Propensity Modelling
Memberships and Accreditation:
Institute of Fundraising
fundraising and communications, analytics including donor development, appeals and supporter offers, supporter segmentation analysis and modelling, supporter acquisition, communication strategy and case for support.
Jonathan likes music and the theatre. He has a young son and is a keen musician; if you hunt hard enough in old record shops you may be able to find some of his records from his youth.
Dawn VarleyAssociate Consultant
Dawn has over 15 years’ experience in the not for profit sector, ranging from a starting point as a receptionist as a way in, to Database Manager, to consultant and all the way up to Director of Marketing and Fundraising. She now undertakes a range of interim, project and consultancy roles. She has experience across a range of charities, including health, age, disabilities, international development and animal welfare and has lead teams on fundraising, campaigns, data management and supporter care.
Skills: Fundraising (traditional, digital and strategy), CRM implementation and data migration, project management, CRM and digital strategy, marketing communications, public relations, campaigning, governance.
Membership/Accreditations: MInstF(Dip) via both PG Dip Marketing and Fundraising (Cass Business School) and IoF Direct Marketing Diploma.
About: Despite being from Northern cobbles, Dawn is a dedicated Londoner and likes to make the most of her city by visiting the theatre, museums, comedy and music happenings. Ideally this also includes beer festivals. . She has served time on both the IoF Board of Trustees and the IoF Standards Committee. A dedicated animal fan, she has volunteered at Battersea Dog & Cats Home as a dog walker for almost 5 years. She is also a self-confessed data and governance geek!
Petra GambleAssociate Consultant
Petra is a native German speaker and has worked as a German Language Assistant at local schools and as a German tutor for the past 6 years. Prior to that, she translated marketing and website texts before gaining some fundraising experience in her children’s school parent committee and scout group. In her previous career, Petra worked for renowned international clients in Düsseldorf and London based advertising agencies, last as an Account Manager.Skills:
Native German, fluent English, conversational French and Spanish. Diploma in Marketing & Communication (evening studies at DAMK Düsseldorfer Akademie für Marketing & Kommunikation). Working with pupils of all ages, low-key fundraising, translations. Previously: pan-European through-the-line project handling including media spending, financial monitoring and monthly billing, monitoring of market shares and organising international seminars, a.o.
2nd Harpenden Scouts Administration, Group Secretary and Fundraiser
Petra teaches German - mainly sixth formers but also younger children - at a local secondary school, is a scout fundraiser and sings in a local choir, for which she also designs and coordinates the concert programmes. She has two teenage children with her English husband. Petra enjoys the outdoors, walking (and recently jogging with) the family dog, travelling, skiing and other sports, reading, cooking and time with family and friends, and she should practice playing the piano more often….
Colin KempAssociate Consultant
Colin’s experience melds fundraising leadership (across legacies, individual giving and digital marketing) with an earlier career as MD of a firm of financial advisers. His consultancy work now spans both worlds, with a particular focus on guiding Boards as they seek a greater supporter or client focus. In the nfp sector this means helping build the policy & process framework to deliver fundraising confidence through compliance, & helping fundraising teams work with both each other and the Codes of Practice.Skills:
Fundraising strategy and training– especially legacies, individual giving and working cross organisationally on those. New fundraising environment – constraints and opportunities. Fundraising governance. Fundraising in faith based context.services
Memberships and Accreditations Institute of Fundraising
Sometime thespian – at the comic / panto end of the spectrum; keen photographer who has sold a disturbing number of cow pictures to across the Pond. Campaigner on international poverty issues; was instrumental in his hometown gaining Fairtrade Town status.
Jyotirmaya Hull-JurkovicAssociate Consultant
Jyoti has more than 20 years’ experience in the UK not-for-profit sector, bringing value to members and donors online experience through integrated approaches and a focus on the core constitutent database of an organisation. He has worked with many membership organisations and enterprise fundraising charities, as well as small ‘shoestring’ organisations.
MSSQL, MySQL, MS Server admin, Linux, IIS, Apache, Web design (CSS, HTML), PHP, Task Cente Automation, Visual Basic, e-marketing, mobile, web-integration, automation.
Institute of Fundraising, MCDBA, Bsc Materials Engineering
iMIS, Salesforce, Progress, digital automation, web integration
Jyoyti practises yoga and meditation and as a result is always calm to work with! He is an avid surfer (when he can get to the ocean), and is involved with a homelessness charity, Amurt, for whom he is treasurer and trustee.
Glyn ThomasAssociate Consultant
Glyn Thomas has worked for more than 8 years with various non-profit organizations in Europe. Glyn lectures and training in the field e-Campaigning Strategy, Online Fundraising and Analytics
all things digital but specifically e-campaiging and online fundraising
Digital Marketing, Campaigning, Digital Transformation, Project Management"
English , French, German, SpanishAbout :
Glyn is an exceptional photographer, tinkles about on the piano and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He’s always looking out for the next big thing in digital.
Duncan ThreadgouldAssociate Consultant
Duncan has spent the past 15 years in marketing database management for marketing and fundraising, adding a smattering of IT management. His career has been focused mainly on the non-profit sector from fundraising charities, through to membership organisations and political parties.
Database/CRM Management and development, Project Management, Database/CRM Management and development, Project Management, Training
Raiser’s Edge consulting and strategy
Duncan is a fan of Harlequins, and can often be found ‘hoofing’ round a rugby pitch in an effort to keep fit. He’s also a car fan, loving nothing more than a bit of travelling and the open road.
John DrakeAssociate Consultant
John Drake has had over 8 years database experience working in the not for profit sector, ranging from Health, Education and Charity organisations. Specialising in Raiser’s Edge, he offers a no nonsense friendly approach to data, taking the mystery and jargon out of what can be a confusing
database administrator, database management, Raiser’s Edge, all things data
data, fundraising, analytics including donor development, appeals and supporter offers, supporter segmentation analysis and modelling
Usman AliAssociate Consultant
Usman is a web developer and has been helping charities and small to medium sized organisations with websites and digital marketing on a day-to-day basis for more than 5 years. Along with his local clients and various start-ups, he has also carried out work for Handicap International UK and Pancreatic Cancer UK, as well as supporting Purple Vision. Usman is a graduate of City University.
Skills: Web design and development, digital marketing, wire-framing user interfaces, project planning
About: An avid motorcyclist, and avid member of the motorcycle community, Usman used to work in the industry before he moved to making websites. He is a big fan of all things open-source and a self-confessed part-time geek and tinkerer– from self-learning app development to tinkering with computers, tinkering in the shed, tinkering with the bike ….
Alice PerryAssociate Consultant
Alice has more than ten years’ experience in alumni relations, fundraising, student recruitment, communications and marketing, for universities, schools, membership/professional bodies, political organisations, charities and other not-for-profits.
Alumni relations development (including setting offices up from scratch), alumni/membership fundraising, telephone fundraising, annual giving, project management, events management, volunteer management, campaigns, student recruitment, communications and marketing
Chartered Institute of Marketing (Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing), Institute of Fundraising (Certificate and Diploma in Fundraising), Chartered Management Institute (Certificate and Diploma in Management)
Alice loves art and would love to pursue a qualification in art history. She has an amateur interest in architecture and instagramming buildings. She is a local Councillor (and since being elected in 2011 has learned more about the Regent’s Canal towpath than you can possibly imagine
Jo has 12 years experience in development, alumni relations, digital marketing and fundraising for Universtiies, independent schools and arts and music organisations.
Website development, alumni relations, databases, fundraising, Raiser’s Edge, NetCommunity, marketing communications, social media marketing, database marketing, event planning.
Memberships and Accreditations
Institute of Fundraising, MA in Applied Research (specialising in Arts Marketing)
Integrating Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity with social media to develop interactive supporter relations and fundraising systemsAbout:
Jo studied Egyptology, enjoys fencing, bakes a huge amount and helps out as much as she can at her daughters school. She teaches web design and strategy to 11 year old kids at her local primary school.
Sara ShailerAssociate Consultant
Sara has nearly twenty years’ experience in commercial, social enterprise and not-for-profit organisations initially managing projects and then working more strategically on marketing strategy, as well as providing insight through research interventions, qualitative and quantitative, and enabling organisations to provide their own insight through facilitation.
marketing strategy, research, facilitation, change management, project management
Associate member of Market Research Society (MRS) MBA (Warwick); Prince2 and Programme and Project Sponsorship (APMG) .
research input on supporter profiling and segmentation; facilitation on key client meetings, consultancy work on positioning and brand development
Sara is always exploring – whether walking in the Costwolds where she lives or further afield. She photographs nature and the built landscape and is involved locally in her church and is a volunteer team leader at a Children’s Contact Centre.
Andy LinternAssociate Consultant
Andy is a global subject matter expert in Knowledge Management solutions for fundraising departments of UN agencies and NGOs. Andy began consulting for Ernst & Young, before moving to Knowledge Management in the non-profit sector, deploying KM strategies at Save the Children and WFP, and implementing CRM database solutions at the UN Foundation, UN University, Pact and UNDP.Andy has presented to many UN agencies on the subject of CRM within private sector partnerships divisions, most recently at the UN HQ in New York in 2015 and in Addis Ababa in 2014.
Andy’s experience stretches broadly across the non-profit sector where he also holds several board positions with mid-sized international charities.Skills:
CRM deployment, Salesforce, knowledge management, business analytics, strategic planning, data analysis, fundraising, partnerships.
Andy studied economics in Southampton, lives in Italy, is a keen runner, drummer and is now training to become a scuba diver instructor.
Jeff SummersAssociate Consultant
Jeff has been using SalesForce for nearly 12 years while working in a variety of operations and management roles. Jeff joined Purple Vision in 2015.
Marketing, Digital Marketing, Email, Web, Social Media, Operations, System Configuration, System Management, Roadmap Planning,
SalesForce Certified Administrator, SalesForce Certified Advanced Administrator, SalesForce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant, SalesForce Service Cloud Consultant, SalesForce Marketing Cloud Email Expert, SalesForce Pardot Certified Consultant.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Pardot, Automations, Email Marketing.About:
Jeff has lived abroad and travelled extensively while living abroad. Jeff loves cycling and reading.
Gemma CutlerAssociate Consultant
For the past 13 years, Gemma has been delivering customer centric software training in CRM systems. She has spent the last 10 years in the not-for-profit sector focussing on fundraising and associated activities.
Teaching/Training, ProgressCRM, SQL, Office suite and Salesforce.
ProgressCRM, Salesforce, Software Training – if I can learn it, I can teach it
Gemma loves indoor climbing and can often be found on a dance floor practicing Ceroc to any remotely ‘dancey’ music. She’s lucky that work gives her a chance to travel, so for business and pleasure she’s working her way through the alphabet – X might be tricky!