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MEET THE TEAM

Xynomix is nothing without our incredible team.

We’re a fun-loving, enthusiastic, and colourful bunch of individuals who always endeavour to do our best in
delivering the ultimate database services.

Meet #TeamXynomix

Andrew Dillon

Oracle Technical
Consultant

Andy Elcock

Managing
Director

April Latham

Oracle Technical
Consultant

Caitley Pegg

Internal Account
Manager

Carlos Amo Maroto

SQL Server Technical
Consultant

Courtney James

Accounts
Administrator

Daniel Thomson

SQL Server Technical
Consultant

Dave Noble

Technical
Director

Edward Mace

Channel Account
Manager

Emjay Lofts

Head of
Marketing

Emma Henson

Client
Services

Ewa Kadziolka

Technical Service
Coordinator

Gabriel Ajala

Oracle Technical
Consultant

Gavin Harris

SQL Server Technical
Consultant (Team Leader)

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Hayden Thomas

Client
Services

James Hollingsworth

Account
Manager

John Hurry

Technical Services
Manager

John McCrea

Marketing & Content
Executive

Jonathan Upton

Marketing & Design
Executive

Lee Hayes

Business Development
Manager

Mark Sweeney

Sales
Director

Neil Carter

SQL Server Technical
Consultant

Nina Samra

Channel Sales
Manager

Paige Aitken

Client
Services

Peter Brennan

Technical
Consultant

Philip Hill

Client
Services

Sally Gregson

Client Services
Manager

Sarah Heyhoe

Operations
Manager

Shakiru Makanjuola

Oracle Technical
Consultant

Simon Griffin

Oracle Technical
Consultant (Team Leader)

Steven Barker

Technical
Consultant

Steven Featherstone

Oracle Technical
Consultant

Stephen Gray

SQL Server
Technical Consultant

Tim Reddish

Technical
Consultant

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About us

Xynomix offer highly focused Oracle and Microsoft database services, ensuring that your data is always available whilst delivering enterprise-grade support and consultancy.

ANDREW DILLON

ORACLE TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

What are you an expert at?
I’m an expert in Oracle database administration. Along with my talented team mates I can tune your Oracle database and make sure it’s running as well as possible.

What do you love about your job?
I love working on customers’ databases because so often critical business functions depend on them. In my experience when the database is running well, my customers are happy!

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
We have a very talented team with complementary skill sets. If I come across something I haven’t seen before, chances are that someone else on the team has! It’s great to be part of such a talented team.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Running, hiking, biking or watching sports.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    No

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Neither

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Neither

ANDY ELCOCK

MANAGING DIRECTOR

What are you an expert at?
Herding sheep.

What do you love about your job?
Seeing people grow.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
The people I work with.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Cycling, driving a bbq, cooking, making sourdough bread, gardening.

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself…
I have been a wedding singer.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Mobile

APRIL LATHAM

ORACLE TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

What are you an expert at?
Seeing any problem through to resolution.

What do you love about your job?
I love that no day is the same. Because the technology moves so fast I am never bored.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
The people, they’re fab.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Hiking, cycling, reading, watching murder shows!

Favourite joke…
What do you call a man with no shins? Tony

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    No

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Xbox

CAITLEY PEGG

INTERNAL ACCOUNT MANAGER

What are you an expert at?
Understanding that every customer is different and being able to adapt to ensure all of the customers’ needs are being met.

What do you love about your job?
I am a massive people person. I love the fact I can socialise and meet new people every day!

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
Teamwork!

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Exploring the great outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    No

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Mobile

CARLOS AMO MAROTO

SQL SERVER CONSULTANT

What are you an expert at?
Understanding what the customer wants and finding a way to meet their needs.

What do you love about your job?
It allows me to learn new things every day.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
It’s a social company and everyone knows each other.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Playing basketball or video games.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Neither

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Winter

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Cats

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    PC

COURTNEY JAMES

ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR

What are you an expert at?
Numbers… (Supposedly!)

What do you love about your job?
The freedom! Working within a great team makes it much easier.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
The real family feel!

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Walking the dogs, out riding with the horse, or with a book in hand!

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Winter

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Neither

DANIEL THOMSON

SQL SERVER TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

What are you an expert at?
I am proficient in SQL Server. Day-to-day support is my bread and butter. Receiving alerts or tickets that could be about anything, and then getting logged on to the customer site to investigate.

What do you love about your job
Sometimes the simple ones are the best. A customer reports that they’re unable to do a certain thing or it’s not working as expected, and the fix is just to add a permission on a login or tweak something that is already there. The customer was under pressure and a simple fix has made their world seem brighter again.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
The team. The atmosphere from top to bottom is relaxed and welcoming. It makes it much easier to do a good job when you get on with everyone. It’s the thing I have missed with working from home. There’s something I really enjoy about being able to chat with anyone and everyone whilst making a brew.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Either in the gym, down the pub, at a race course, or at a gig. However, as a new parent, this has somewhat changed!

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself…
I used to take salsa dancing classes (trying to impress a girl, obviously). They used to call me ‘Snake Hips Thomson’ I was that good … or maybe not!

Favourite joke…
“Conjunctivitis.com – that’s a site for sore eyes”.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Trek

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Neither

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Neither

DAVE NOBLE

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

What are you an expert at?
I’m more of an IT all-rounder… I have written commercial software packages, built networks and company infrastructures, beta tested Unix operating systems, run training programmes, managed support and consultancy departments and I’ve also been the tea boy!

What do you love about your job?
I love problem solving. I believe that, in IT, there’s never a problem that is insurmountable.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
The “Family” team and the people that we have working for us.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Going to gigs and festivals, travelling to cold climates, aurora hunting, dabbling in photography, feeding (noisy) wild hedgehogs in the garden, collecting music-related items (t-shirts, posters, vinyl), supporting the Nottingham Panthers, and going to tennis grand slams.

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself…
I was once in the Guinness Book of World Records as part of the ‘largest parade of a single type of vehicle’ – I drove my prized Mini around Silverstone race track on the Mini’s 30th Birthday Anniversary.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Winter

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Cats

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    PC

EDWARD MACE

CHANNEL ACCOUNT MANAGER

What are you an expert at?
Understanding a customer’s issue and guiding them through to the best solution. I have a great deal of experience in speaking up and selling ODAs, as well as assisting customers with their Oracle license configuration!

What do you love about your job?
The internal culture of Xynomix. Everyone is really happy to help and assist with moving things forward.

I also work with some amazing partners who play a vital role in growing Xynomix.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
The people, culture and the energy that people have in the business. I also liked being able to visit clients (before COVID), which is something I look forward to doing again soon.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Cycling, in the gym, gaming and learning about technology.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Neither

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Cats

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Playstation

EMJAY LOFTS

HEAD OF MARKETING

What are you an expert at?
Marketing strategy and delivering results for technology and technical or complex B2B businesses.

What do you love about your job?
I recently realised that it’s the the people that I work with, not the job that is my biggest source of work happiness or frustration.

I was fortunate enough to work with the team at Xynomix before deciding to join full-time!

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
I love the team I work with and that everyone is willing to help each other. No ‘sorry, but that’s not my job’ attitude.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Cycling or playing board games… I’ve got a nice collection!

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself…
I hold 5 World Records in Archery and 30+ GB records. Feel free to call me Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen ;-)

Favourite joke…
What’s a foot long and slippery? A slipper!

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Neither

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Trek

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Mobile

EMMA HENSON

CLIENT SERVICES

What are you an expert at?
Communication which is imperative in a client service role. This helps the day-to-day running of our job remain smooth, and the transition from different stages efficient and effective.

What do you love about your job?
That it gives me the ability to help others which is something I love to do.

What is your favourite things about working for Xynomix?
That I get to work alongside some pretty amazing people!

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Being outdoors!! I love hiking in the peaks, being a complete petrol head enjoying the thrill of fast cars and soon to be motorbikes (once i pass my test). Spending time with my loved ones including Dexter the Doberman (my dog). I also like to help non-profit animal charities where I can.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Neither

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Playstation

EWA KADZIOLKA

TECHNICAL SERVICE COORDINATOR

What are you an expert at?
Making sure that everything between Client Services and Technical is scheduled in ensuring we have enough resources allocated where it needs to be.

What do you love about your job?
I love keeping things ticking over between the departments, as it means our customers are therefore getting the best experience.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
The people are great; we all work really well together and that makes for a happy environment!

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Chilling on the canal, on the narrow boat with my pets.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    DC

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    PC

GABRIEL AJALA

ORACLE TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

What are you an expert at?
Problem solving and delivering customer satisfaction.

What do you love about your job?
I love using my skills to help solve peoples’ problems with my skills.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
It is a small family

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Riding a bike

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Neither

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Neither

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Neither

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    Neither

GAVIN HARRIS

SQL SERVER TECHNICAL CONSULTANT (TEAM LEADER)

What are you an expert at?
Designing, implementing and supporting SQL Server solutions.

What do you love about your job?
I love solving problems and optimising systems.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
The people.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Living life to the fullest!

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself…
I found out that rainbows are circular by skydiving through one.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    Neither

  • Gaming Preference?

    PC

HAYDEN THOMAS

CLIENT SERVICES

What are you an expert at? 
Empathy is my greatest skill, I feel deeply for other people and always want to help in anyway that I can.

What do you love about your job?
I have just started, but so far I just love the family feel and how welcoming everyone is.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
Feeling valued.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Training in Professional Wrestling and soon to be making my Pro debut. If I am not in the ring I will be at the gym, reading wrestlers’ biographies, or playing MMORPGS.

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself…
I have four brothers and four sisters.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    Playstation

JAMES HOLLINGSWORTH

DIRECT ACCOUNT MANAGER

What are you an expert at?
Always being available to support my customers and consult on their individual needs and requirements.

What do you love about your job?
Helping customers navigate complex issues!

What is your favourite things about working for Xynomix?
The company culture is excellent.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Playing sport, watching Notts County, playing guitar & going to the gym.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    No

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Neither

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    Playstation

JOHN HURRY

TECHNICAL SERVICES MANAGER

What are you an expert at?
Not sure about expert… But have worked with Oracle & Microsoft for over 20 years!

What do you love about your job?
The people I work with; and I really enjoy helping customers achieve their goals…

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
Basically the people, and the family ethos, and culture of the company.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Snowboarding, biking or spending time with family.

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself…
I spent a year traveling around North America and Europe.

Favourite joke…
I never use to get seat belts…. Then one day it just clicked!!

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Winter

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    Xbox

JOHN McCREA

MARKETING & CONTENT EXECUTIVE

What are you an expert at?
My expertise lies in the written word – crafting blogs and social media content that showcases the best of Xynomix!

What do you love about your job?
As a content marketer, I’m able to read, learn new things, and then write about them – that is a dream realised right there.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
Xynomix has the best company culture of any business I’ve ever worked for. It’s a very friendly place, with some incredibly smart people. 

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Adopting rescue animals, dreaming of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, and running a mildly successful book blog!

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself…
I was once pushed into joining a band called Viva La Spatula. The problem was that I was (and still am) – in all senses of the phrase – musically illiterate.

I was sadly, though perhaps for the best, let go… 20 minutes after joining.

Favourite joke…

Why can’t Penguins fly?

Because they’re chocolate biscuits…!

(I’m very partial to a Penguin chocolate bar joke!)

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Winter

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Cats

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    Nintendo

JONATHAN UPTON

MARKETING & DESIGN EXECUTIVE

What are you an expert at? 
Making the mundane look beautiful, and organising information to make it easier to work with.

What do you love about your job?
I love identifying ways of improving people’s day-to-day experiences. Sometimes it’s the smallest changes that can make a big difference in how somebody feels about their world.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
It’s a unique and interesting challenge that comes with a wonderful group of people, each of which is their own expert in anything from delivering service to computing history and lore. Everyday really is a school day.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Climbing, messing with Arduino, playing board games, or visiting anything from castles to theme parks to art galleries.

Do you have a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself?
I once spent a cold November night sleeping under an archway for a design brief. Somebody needed the loo and nearly used me (thankfully they saw me and decided otherwise!). 
 
What is your favourite joke?
It’s terrible getting fired from the Job Centre, you still have to go into work the next day.
  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Neither

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Cats

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    PC

LEE HAYES

CHANNEL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

What are you an expert at?
Making sure our Partners have all the support they need to give the best customer experience when managing their database estates.

What do you love about your job?
I love that we are viewed by many customers and key vendors such as Oracle and Microsoft as a trusted adviser who consistently delivers the best enterprise-grade support and consultancy!

What is your favourite things about working for Xynomix? I feel the whole company all pulls together to help each other when needed. There is always someone there to lean on which makes me very proud to work for Xynomix

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me… Watching Cbeebies, being used as a horse, and attempting to stop my young daughter eat sand!

I would love to play more golf when she allows me…

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself… I once sang karaoke with the comedian Patrick Kielty…

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    No!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Trek

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Winter

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Mobile

MARK SWEENEY

SALES DIRECTOR

What are you an expert at?
Stuff. A bit of database, IoT, workplace, some cloud, a sprinkling of networking, but mainly stuff.

What do you love about your job?
Working with my fellow Xeeps (Xynomix Peeps) and helping customers solve their problems.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
It would be quicker to list things I don’t like…

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Walking in Gedling. I parked my my car there and I damned if I can remember exactly where.

Favourite joke…
“An Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman walk into a bar, but luckily the Welshman ducked…”

or

‘How do you like your tea?’;
‘Julie Andrews!!!’;
‘What’s Julie Andrews???;
‘Strong, White, None (nun)’

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    No!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Neither

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Neither

NEIL CARTER

SQL SERVER TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

What are you an expert at?
SQL Server! Providing great service to our customers.

What do you love about your job?
The variety of what each day brings – support, consultancy work, projects etc. Also the increasing amount of Cloud discussions that we have with our customers.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
The people!

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
In the gym at silly o’clock, or spending time with my wife and two children.

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself…
I look quite good in a pink dress and blonde wig (or at least I did back on my stag do in 2014 – sorry Bristol!).

Favourite joke…
Any number of dad jokes…

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    No!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Neither

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    Neither

NINA SAMRA

CHANNEL SALES MANAGER

What are you an expert at?
Growing the Channel Division for Xynomix by developing and maintaining existing partnerships.

I have built strong business relationships with new & existing Channel Partners, and developed business relationships at different levels, in businesses including Account Management, Account Directors and C Level within Channel Partners & their end users.

I bring my vast skills, knowledge and training from corporate organisations to Xynomix and offering a 1st Class services to our Channel Partners and end users.

Working together we close existing business and generate new opportunities.

What do you love about your job?
Strong business relationships with the Channel Partners I deal with and their customers.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
People

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Spending quality time with friends and family. Traveling, really enjoy exploring new places, interior design, and horse riding.

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself…
Made it onto the “Gladiators” show. However, I was studying for my Masters of Science in Computing and the day I needed to go on set to film, I had a java exam. Made the right decision and received my “MSc”.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    No

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Neither

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    Neither

PETER BRENNAN

TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

What are you an expert at?
I have been working in IT for over 25 years, and have experience dealing with networking, Unix & Windows operating systems, Oracle & SQL databases, and more recently I have been focusing on cloud technologies.

What do you love about your job?
I love the people I get to work with.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
There’s always exciting new technology and new problems to solve each day.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Renovating an old house. My favourite toy is currently a Stihl Saw!

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    8-bit

PHILIP HILL

CLIENT SERVICES

What are you an expert at?
I’m an expert in making sure what was sold is delivered. That can be anything from guiding a project through from start to finish, to ensuring customers are receiving the service that they are paying for, or making sure that our consultants have the support they need in the event of a critical issue.

I also manage our CRM, designing and implementing the internal processes that keep the work flowing.

What do you love about your job?
I love the variety I get with the job, 1 minute trying to design a new process to improve efficiency and the next making sure a project is on track and being delivered

What is your favourite things about working for Xynomix?
The people. Xynomix are a great bunch of people to work with and I really enjoy working with our partners and customers too.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
I used to be able to say playing rugby, but a knee injury (and a small child) has put an end to that, but I still enjoy watching when I get the chance. I love walking and get into the hills when I can.

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself… 
I was once a joint world record holder for the longest line of dancing drag queens – unfortunately this has now been broken.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Neither

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Neither

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Winter

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    Neither

SALLY GREGSON

CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

What are you an expert at?
I enjoy working with our various customers and internal teams within Xynomix, always striving for service excellence.

What do you love about your job?
Very much the Xynomix family.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
Very much the Xeeples (Xynomix people)!

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Weight training.

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself…
I’m a qualified personal trainer.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    No

  • Marvel or DC?

    Neither

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Neither

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Fiction

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Xbox

SARAH HEYHOE

OPERATIONS MANAGER

What are you an expert at?
I’m an expert at facilitating new policies and driving new processes or tools forward for the business.

What do you love about your job?
I love helping all the team understand where they fit in the business and how important each and everyone one of the team are to our success.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
The people; everyone here wants the business to succeed and are willing to help one and other to give our customers the best possible experience.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Crocheting, knitting or sewing… or in the pub… or both (if I’m lucky!)

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself… 
I was once on radio 1 on Simon Mayo’s morning show… I entered a little music quiz of his and I was rubbish. They sent a CD as a “thanks for your participation” gift, but I was trying to win concert tickets (I think for Lauryn Hill???).

Favourite joke…
Next time we have a cuppa, I’ll tell you.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    No

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Neither

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Neither

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Neither

SHAKIRU MAKANJUOLA

ORACLE TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

What are you an expert at?
I am an expert in Oracle Clusterware, RAC, performance tuning and OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure).

What do you love about your job?
I enjoy Xynomix’s culture so much; very great! I love the way we use our expertise to bring joy to our customers.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
Good management style and friendly working atmosphere.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Playing table tennis and spending time with my family.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    No!

  • Marvel or DC?

    DC

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Neither

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    Playstation

SIMON GRIFFIN

ORACLE TECHNICAL CONSULTANT (TEAM LEADER)

What are you an expert at?
Performance monitoring and troubleshooting of Oracle databases

What do you love about your job?
Improving our service by developing tooling to make problem diagnosis quicker.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
Small business culture with a big business mentality.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Gaming, cooking and supporting Leicester City.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    No

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Neither

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    Mobile

STEVEN BARKER

TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

What are you an expert at?
I have been working in IT for many years, specialising in IT security and Oracle & SQL Server database services.

What do you love about your job?
I really appreciate the team I work with.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
I enjoy the responsibility of keeping Xynomix safe from cyber threats.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Following Nottingham County F.C. Both home and away. I also support Chicago Cubs in the MLB.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Trek

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Cats

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    PC

STEVEN FEATHERSTONE

ORACLE TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

What are you an expert at?
I enjoy working with new technology and implementing new solutions.

What do you love about your job?
The day-to-day challenge of working with many customers.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
The people.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Spending time with family and visiting places of interest.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Marvel

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Neither

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    Neither

STEPHEN GRAY

SQL SERVER TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

What are you an expert at?
I am highly skilled in tuning database queries to run faster and use fewer system resources.

What do you love about your job?
I love being able to help people who have found themselves in a bit of a pickle.

What is your favourite thing about working for Xynomix?
Being surrounded by database experts who are at the top of their game, it drives me to get even better at my job.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Spending time with my family, watching football or performing stand-up comedy.

Do you have a quirky anecdote about yourself?
When Oldham Athletic were in the Premier League (I know – a long time ago), I was the match day mascot when they played Aston Villa.

What is your favourite joke?
“I come from Oldham, the kind of place where people eat Jaffa cakes for the vitamin C content” – Stevie Gray

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Neither

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Harry Potter

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Non-Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

  • Android or iOS?

    iOS

  • Gaming Preference?

    Playstation

TIM REDDISH

TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

What are you an expert at?
I’m an expert in Cloud Services (Google, AWS and Azure); IaaS, PaaS and FaaS for storage, databases and applications.

What do you love about your job?
I love trying out new technology and solving problems with code.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Coding, gaming, or socialising. and sometimes running.

Give us a quirky anecdote or fact about yourself…
I have the highest score on Google Stadia for the Resident Evil Village Mercenaries levels in the World.

  • Pineapple on pizza?

    Yes!

  • Marvel or DC?

    Neither

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Star Wars

  • Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

    Lord of the Rings

  • Fiction or Non-fiction?

    Fiction

  • Summer or Winter?

    Summer

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Cats

  • Android or iOS?

    Android

  • Gaming Preference?

    Neither