Our Team

Great organisations are built with great people, and Purdicom is no exception. Our senior management team all bring their own style and excellence to steer the company towards ever increasing success and rapid business growth.

“Purdicom was built on a passion for the technology and a strong desire to just ‘do things better’, our business exists for its partners, vendors and for its employees.

We have attracted people who want to work for a living, people who wanted to work with technology they’re passionate about and have a bit of fun at the same time.”

“I keep on saying if I could bottle the atmosphere here and sell it, I would make a lot more money than we do at wireless – the atmosphere is created by the people.

If I started again, I would want the same people. Some of our team have been with us for over 13 years, they’re long-timers, and that’s why I get out of bed in the morning.”

Hugh Garrod, MD

So Who’s The Boss?

Hugh Garrod

Hugh Garrod

Managing Director

Hugh Garrod, affectionately known to his staff as ‘Hugo Boss’, started his career as a commodities trader in the city before making the jump to telecoms during the early boom. Hugh’s experience includes roles at Comcast, Singapore Telecom and NTL before entering the wireless market in 2000 working for BreezeCOM which was subsequently acquired by Alvarion.

Hugh was later headhunted by the DTI Broadband Task-force where he was instrumental in the early broadband rollout across the country. In 2005 Hugh combined his wireless and broadband experience to found Purdicom.

Hugh is great leader (and entertainer) with an awesome sense of humour.

Senior Management

Beyond the main man, our senior management team comprises of four exceptional leaders ahead of each primary business function. The reason the Purdicom team works so effectively together is the mix of skillsets we are so fortunate to benefit from, all of which complement each other. The team is agile and decisive, and perfectly aligned to the company’s mission, vision and goals. They all get on pretty well together too! Meet the team…

Chris Jennings

Chris Jennings

Director of Business Development

Chris (also known as CJ) is the Director of Business Development. His focus? Delivering results. CJ has been instrumental in the growth and success of Purdicom, having been in position since 2006. He is the driving force behind generating new leads and contacts and maintaining important relationships with both customers and our vendors alike. CJ builds close relationships with partners, delivering them financial profitability through the Purdicom portfolio and value-add services. CJ is also totally rock n roll!

Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Finance Director

Matt has been in finance since leaving University 94. He really knows numbers. A CIMA qualified accountant, Matt brings experience from a range of different sectors including hospitality and retail before moving into IT & technology. Matt has been with Purdicom since 2013 and now oversees both the Finance, IT and Operations sides of the business, managing a significant number of the team. He brings a superior level of expertise in strategy and finical forecasting and planning. What Matt doesn’t know about excel is not worth knowing!

Steve Kent

Steve Kent

Director of Sales & Marketing

Steve is our Sales & Marketing Director. Steve has been working in the IT channel his entire working career. Testament to his exceptional sales and leadership abilities, Steve started at Purdicom as a Major Account Manager, swiftly progressing to Sales Manager and then promoted with a directorship. His extensive wireless industry knowledge, together with an innate ability to know what’s needed to progress and grow business is second to none. He is a huge asset to Purdicom and the companies we work with.

Helen McNulty

Helen McNulty

Director of Human Resources

Helen has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, working across various industries including, third sector, architecture and technology. Helen has a proven track record of adding strategic value to businesses. Helen is a rock! Her ability to coach and influence on the board (and right across the business) has helped Purdicom to be recognised as a Gold Investors in People business. Ensuring that HR is taken incredibly seriously at Purdicom, she is one of the main reasons it is such an awesome place to work.

Chris Jennings

Chris Jennings

Director of Business Development

Chris (also known as CJ) is the Director of Business Development. His focus? Delivering results. CJ has been instrumental in the growth and success of Purdicom, having been in position since 2006. He is the driving force behind generating new leads and contacts and maintaining important relationships with both customers and our vendors alike. CJ builds close relationships with partners, delivering them financial profitability through the Purdicom portfolio and value-add services. CJ is also totally rock n roll!

Helen McNulty

Helen McNulty

Director of Human Resources

Helen has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, working across various industries including, third sector, architecture and technology. Helen has a proven track record of adding strategic value to businesses. Helen is a rock! Her ability to coach and influence on the board (and right across the business) has helped Purdicom to be recognised as a Gold Investors in People business. Ensuring that HR is taken incredibly seriously at Purdicom, she is one of the main reasons it is such an awesome place to work.

Steve Kent

Steve Kent

Director of Sales & Marketing

Steve is our Sales & Marketing Director. Steve has been working in the IT channel his entire working career. Testament to his exceptional sales and leadership abilities, Steve started at Purdicom as a Major Account Manager, swiftly progressing to Sales Manager and then promoted with a directorship. His extensive wireless industry knowledge, together with an innate ability to know what’s needed to progress and grow business is second to none. He is a huge asset to Purdicom and the companies we work with.

Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Finance Director

Matt has been in finance since leaving university in ’94. He really knows numbers. A CIMA qualified accountant, Matt brings experience from a range of different sectors including hospitality and retail before moving into IT & technology. Matt has been with Purdicom since 2013 and now oversees both the Finance, IT and Operations sides of the business, managing a significant number of the team. He brings a superior level of expertise in strategy and financial forecasting and planning. What Matt doesn’t know about excel is not worth knowing!

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