The Team

Creative. Ultra Responsive. Different in Our Approach.

Meet the team who will walk through walls to support your business

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Mark Halpin

Chief Executive Officer

Mark has 15 years’ experience in supplying cloud and connectivity solutions for some of the largest cloud, voice and connectivity based projects ever deployed in the UK.

Over those 15 years, Mark saw how deeply IT service providers grew more and more archaic in their processes against a backdrop of fast-growing digital solutions. This didn’t wash, so Mark created CloudCoCo Limited to provide a ‘breath of fresh air’ to the sector, creating a cloud and connectivity business with greater focus on innovation, customer experience, flexibility and partnership. Today this vision is a reality.

We will continue to generate fantastic results for the people who truly believe in what we do. Below are our highly inspirational team leaders who, along with the talented team at CloudCoCo, are revolutionising the industry. I believe my most important job as CEO is to facilitate your access to my talented team, at all times...and to remind everybody that the ‘impossible’ is in fact usually possible.

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Graham Collinson

Group Sales Director

Graham is a highly energetic, results-orientated proven business leader with 25 years’ knowledge in sales, marketing, business integration and people development across both the Retail and Wholesale sectors.

His brilliant legacy includes securing one of the largest public sector framework agreement contracts, with a total contract value of £80m. Graham brings his passion for customer service to CloudCoCo and a commitment to delighting customers with next-generation dedication sure to unnerve the old guard MSPs and drive the status quo into the past.

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Darren Weston

Telephony Director

Darren began his career in the 1980s as an engineer, establishing an industry-renowned reputation with customers due to his innate ability to quickly identify and actualise desired outcomes.

Darren is highly skilled and, through his experience within the telephony sector, a trusted expert. Darren has a keen interest in emerging market trends and ensures CloudCoCo is fully cognizant of the latest technologies and innovations to expand our business capabilities. Darren is highly driven and has an untiring commitment to client success.

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Jeremy Parker

Group Operations Director

Jeremy has 23 years’ experience working in the industry, with a consistent record of positioning organisations for success.

Jeremy’s focus is ensuring CloudCoCo’s deployments are right the first time, demonstrating a profound dedication to operational excellence and driving processes that keep our customers in the know. Jeremy has a strong, in-depth understanding of how IT services deliver business outcomes that delight, and provides the future-proof vision needed so our customers receive a top-class experience now and in the future. Having worked in various roles with the Greater Manchester Police, Jeremy’s experience is second to none.

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Darron Giddens

Group Finance Director

Having made the switch from the Financial Services industry, where he qualified as an Accountant, in 1994, Darron has operated as an extremely accomplished Finance Director in the IT and Telecommunications industry for 25 years.

Prior to his success at CloudCoCo during his time as Finance Director for Pinnacle, Darron oversaw the acquisition and integration of six private companies in the IT and Telecoms sectors into the Plc, these combined businesses subsequently being sold to Chess ICT Limited in 2016. As CloudCoCo’s Finance Director, Darron plays a key role in integrating and shaping the groups structure to enable healthy, enduring results. Additionally, Darron’s expertise and insight are vital in his role as Company Secretary for CloudCoCo Group Plc. Darron has five children, ranging from age 11 to 26, but luckily for him…he has since purchased a television!

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Phil Curwood

Chief Technology Consultant

Phil is responsible for CloudCoCo’s technology strategy and plays a key role in driving new initiatives. Phil is a proven leader with 29 years of experience in managing diverse product portfolios and strategies, and in working closely with channel partners to drive the solution engine innovation.

Phil has a broad range of IT skills enhanced whilst overseeing medium- to large-scale project design and deployment. His experience spans from SMEs to major blue chip stock organisations providing product and feature development reliability and effectiveness. Phil has a love for technology, specialising in technology such as Azure, Office 365, Skype for Business, Microsoft Server Architecture, WAN and LAN Architecture, Contact Centre Environments, VMWare and Citrix.

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What motivates us at CloudCoCo?

 

Challenging the status quo is at the heart of our mission at CloudCoCo but the real pleasure comes from utilising the technology we have to improve real things. If we can help enable just one patient to gain access to the right care more effectively then we’ll be happy. We want to challenge the way things are done by utilising the effervescent energy and simplistic genius of the next generation. As we grow we’ll also reinvest in the next generation of talent. We want to make a difference with the tools at our disposal for your children and ours.

Mark Halpin - CEO