Matt Wilson

Co-founder, CEO

Prof. Matt Wilson is a Chartered Engineer and Internet Entrepreneur who has worked in the Telecoms Industry for over 20 years. Matt is a pioneer in Telecoms, bringing innovative technology to market for both businesses and consumers, and was the first in the UK to offer mobile phone ringtones and logos, developing an IVR system boasting over 3,000 lines which, at its peak, was dispensing millions of ringtones and logos for major brands, record labels and artists including the likes of the BBC and Walt Disney.

Paul Freeman-Powell

Co-founder, COO

Paul is an Internet entrepreneur with nearly 20 years’ entrepreneurial and business experience. Prior to co-founding Telecoms Cloud, Paul was Technical Director of Crosby Communications PLC where he worked as the lead architect responsible for overseeing the integration of a number of different telecoms business units into a brand new unified telecoms platform. Crosby Communications later merged with Telecoms Cloud, and its pioneering platform formed the basis of the Telecoms Cloud network which is now trusted and relied upon for mission-critical applications the world over.

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Richard Wharton

Systems Architect

Richard is one of the key architects behind the Telecoms Cloud. As Chief Engineer, using a range of open standards, he designs the platforms, databases and the complex routing algorithms for the telephony systems that power the Telecoms Cloud.
Richard’s multi-disciplinary team builds, upgrades and maintains our worldwide network, keeping it running 365 days a year, while experimenting with new technologies, methodologies and concepts for providing ever more feature-rich functionality for our customers.
Since the age of 11, he has been learning about computing and software development, discovering at first hand the capabilities and possibilities that both computing and the internet can bring to society.
As a keen advocate of web standards and with a career spanning many years, Richard’s broad experience comes from working for one of the largest business communications companies in UK, bringing with him a variety of technologies and best practice including systems design and Architecture and Telephony systems.
Richard also acts as a coach and mentor to the newer team members, passing down valuable skills & experience, while allowing them to research and develop with emerging technologies that could one day end up as working products and services for our customers.

Jonathan Ford

Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan trained as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse (now PWC) in Liverpool before becoming a small business services manager for Grant Thornton in Warrington. He then spent three years as the financial controller for Brookside and Hollyoaks.
He fits right in as he’s a bit of a technology geek and is recognised within the accountancy industry as one of the most progressive accountants in the UK.
Outside of work Jonathan is very proud to be the Treasurer of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace and to be on the Council of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA).

David Parr

Non-Executive Director

David is a Chartered Engineer, currently managing the R&D team at Kratos Analytical, a role which sees him looking after teams of Electronics, Mechanical & Software Engineers, Physicists, and the Projects department.
He has been involved in telecommunications design and management roles for much of his career. Initially joining Plessey (later taken over by Marconi) in Liverpool as a Graduate Trainee in 1977, he worked on the development of the System X digital network before spending many years as the Electronics Project Team Manager at Waters Corporation, a world leader in state-of-the-art Mass Spectrometry design.
David is a Professional Registration Advisor for the IET, and regularly advises candidates applying for Professional Registration. He is also a CPD Advisor, Business Partner representative, charity trustee, and serves on various IET committees and working parties.

Richard Cunliffe

Advisory Board Member (Security)

Richard is currently employed as MoneySuperMarket Group’s Information Security Manager and is a qualified Information Security expert with a keen interest in Data Protection and defence against cyber-criminals and attacks.
He is experienced in dealing with encryption standards, data protection laws, data destruction and the latest standards of data security.
Richard holds a degree in e-Business from the University of Liverpool and is also a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and an ISO9001 and ISO27001 Lead Auditor.

Stephen Fisher

Strategic Advisor

Stephen currently works for Liverpool John Moores University, and offers a strategic perspective and idea initiatives to help shape the future success of Telecoms Cloud. Stephen has worked in several functions within large organisations and SMEs and currently works in university business development, business intelligence and on knowledge exchange research-based projects.

Dr. Andrew Tickle

Strategic Advisor

Dr. Tickle received an M.Eng (Hons.) degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics degree and a Ph.D. in the field of Computer Electronics and Robotics from The University of Liverpool. Andrew is currently a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Physicist (CPhys) and a member of the IET, IEEE, IOP and SPIE and has assisted and chaired several conferences and event technical committee panels.