Chris Griffin, Professional Services Director
Chris brings more than a decade of project planning and delivery experience to ETL, working with clients on data management projects worldwide. Chris uses his specialist knowledge to solve complex data integration challenges, and his experience includes the Finance, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Travel, Automotive and Supply Chain sectors. Before joining ETL, Chris worked in Automotive production plants across Europe, managing vehicle systems configuration and improving plant efficiency. Having addressed another complex challenge in knocking down and rebuilding his house on the side of a mountain, Chris looks forward to relaxing on the porch as the sun goes down. Although he still needs to build the porch.
John Bigerstaff, Executive Chairman
John is a software professional with over thirty years’ experience of real time computing, project management and developing technologies. A Chartered Engineer, John has played a major role in support of standards bodies, particularly within the Oil & Gas industry. He has also worked in the Automotive sector and developed a good understanding of dealer management systems integration. John especially enjoys the challenges new projects bring and believes that gaining a deep understanding of customer requirements is essential to delivering the best solution. When not pursuing his hobby of supporting the local football team, John puts his project management skills to good use by building and renovating houses.
Karl Glenn, Sales Director
A sales and marketing professional with twenty years’ experience in the IT industry, Karl is one of the founding Directors of ETL. He leads the company’s sales and marketing and is also responsible for partnerships and alliances, building successful relationships with companies such as JP Morgan, Shell, Procter & Gamble, BNP Paribas, Schlumberger and RBS. Karl also owns and manages the Data Migration/Integration & ETL professional group on LinkedIn, which has over 14,000 members. Karl can be found busy networking beyond work as a member of the local football team, followed by more networking over a pint of real ale.
Richard Cook, Chief Technical Officer
With ETL since its inception, Richard has spent the last decade focusing solely on data integration. He is a regular speaker at global conferences. Richard graduated from Keele University with joint honours in Maths and Computer Science and worked in a range of industries, solving problems with everything from an oscilloscope to his intuition. Richard is occasionally allowed out to run the coastal paths of Wales, with his two Jack Russells doing their best to trip him up.