Our People

We’re a diverse bunch of people, dedicated to finding great solutions for our clients.  We believe the team is stronger than the individual.

Leadership

Ingolv T. Urnes

Executive Chairman

Ingolv T. Urnes

Executive Chairman

There are two aspects of psKINETIC of which I am incredibly proud; our intelligent process automation solutions and our awesome people. We love innovation, but what is most important for the team here are successful implementations that deliver real value – we call it return on automation.  Our customers are living through the most exciting of times; technology provides new opportunities at a pace never seen before.  We at psKINETIC are incredibly fortunate to be working with great organisations as both customers and partners to leverage new technologies and, learning together to solve new problems.

I’m a Norwegian who studied in Switzerland and then went on to work at Goldman Sachs in London, Frankfurt and New York.  After a decade in finance, I became interested in how software was changing the world.  In 2002, I started my first health tech business, Active Health Partners.  My experience here helped me refine the two principles on which I went on to found this company in 2008; we want to be known for pushing process automation and for cultivating an exciting environment in which our awesome people can grow, learn and achieve great things.

Deepak Chandarana

Director

Deepak Chandarana

Director

I’ve been at the company since 2013 as Operations Director; it has been exciting to be part of a fast growing business delivering world class software solutions to our customers. Every day I enjoy being part of a creative team that is focused on working with our customers to design and deliver solutions that give them tangible value. Another important part of my job, and one of which I am very passionate, is guiding the professional development of the team, giving them opportunities to enhance and extend the breadth and depth of their skills. Prior to psKINETIC, I worked at Accenture and Ernst & Young shaping and delivering large scale transformations for FTSE 100 companies across industries such as healthcare, telecoms and utilities. I’ve worked in 20 countries with roles in project management, solution architecture, application development and service management for both packaged and customised solutions. I graduated from King’s College London with a Masters in Computer Science.

Vikki Hailey

Sales & Marketing Director EMEA

Vikki Hailey

Sales & Marketing Director EMEA

I have watched psKINETIC go from strength to strength.  Before joining the business I spent 11 years at Appian and had the chance to work closely with Ingolv (Founder) and Deepak (Operations Director) as psKINETIC grew to become a leading Appian Partner in Europe.  What is special about psKINETIC?  We are obsessed about delivering value to our customers – Return on Automation – is what we call it and we also have amazing talent and expertise in our people.  During the past 25 years, I have been helping customers leverage software and improve processes with major software companies Appian, OpenText, Captiva and Northgate.  My goal now is to scale psKINETIC and develop a large presence in Europe, building a solid Business Development and Account Management team who are focused on understanding our customers’ needs and ensuring complete satisfaction at all times.

I am married with one son (Thomas) and 3 dogs (Dexter, Diesel and Drake).  I love to travel.  One of my biggest achievements outside work is totally renovating a 1860 Norfolk Cottage.

Dave Bewick

Head of Engineering

Dave Bewick

Head of Engineering

My favourite thing about working for psKINETIC is the focus that’s put on the people and our development. The environment is also challenging and innovative, two things that I really love being a part of. I’m Dave. I run the Engineering team here and we’re a great bunch, I personally really enjoy thinking of new and quirky ideas to improve the team, whether it’s considering more efficient ways to collaborate within our design sessions or fun team bonding days out, the goal is always to improve. 

I grew up in a small countryside village called Norton Lindsey, while I enjoyed the tranquillity from time to time I soon realised that a bustling, fast paced world was more for me. I eventually ended up in Waterloo. When I’m not in the office I like to think of myself as a bit of an adventurer, always finding new areas to explore with my flatmates. Either that or I’m geeking it up on my PlayStation.

Caroline Stephenson

Head of Customer Operations

Caroline Stephenson

Head of Customer Operations

From the wilds of Northumberland, I went on to study Computer Science at Durham University before succumbing to the idea that I would have to head south. Before starting with psKINETIC I worked in education assessment for a couple of years, gaining a good understanding of the sector and learning a lot of transferable skills that I still use today. I love working closely with our clients and partners to develop the best solutions for them. Working for psKINETIC really does seem unique in many ways, from very early on you are put in a position of real responsibility, it challenges you but in turn accelerates your personal development. Outside of work I really enjoy baking and experimenting with various arts and crafts.

Linda MacDonald

Head of People

Linda MacDonald

Head of People

I’m Linda and I look after our people agenda here at psKINETIC.  My role is all about making sure that we have the right capability in place to achieve our ambitious growth plans.  That means making sure that we hire the best people to join our business and then providing them with the right development and coaching so that we can really accelerate their learning.

Prior to joining psKINETIC, I worked in a number of different senior HR roles in retail, FMCG, banking and private equity.  I joined psKINETIC because my professional passion is all about helping people to achieve their full potential and that’s something that there is a real commitment to here. psKINETIC people are exceptionally talented and committed  – we have super high expectations of our people but it’s also a supportive and fun place to work.

Outside of work, I love to run so I am usually trying to fit in training for a 10k or a half marathon around the busy social lives of my young children!  I also love reading – a throwback to my degree in English Literature from Durham.

Kieran McDaid

Head of Delivery

Kieran McDaid

Head of Delivery

I am responsible for the success of delivering customer projects at psKINETIC. From understanding our customers’ businesses and defining their requirements, to ensuring the solution gets delivered with the quality expected.

I joined in 2018 after six years with a national provider in the further education sector. Initially in strategic research and analysis but I found my passion in technology, progressing to manage the business analysis team.

I graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in mathematics. Outside of work I spend my time cycling on the North and South Downs when I’m not running after my kids.

Emma Dyduch

Head of Account Management

Emma Dyduch

Head of Account Management

I’ve worked in the healthcare industry for nearly ten years and have experience in both Operations and Account Management. I was first introduced to psKINETIC as a customer and had an excellent experience using the software and working with the psKINETIC team from the other side.  Now working for psKINETIC, I’m committed to ensuring our customers continue to receive the same high-level of service and gain the maximum potential from our solutions. I’ve continuously studied part-time alongside my career and have a BA in Business Studies from The Open University. In my spare time I love playing roller derby – a full contact sport on roller skates.  I spend a lot of time training, competing and hopefully winning , with my team Croydon Roller Derby.

 

 

 

Helen Wright

Finance Director

Helen Wright

Finance Director

I’m Helen and I look after finance at psKINETIC. I came to psKINETIC from a background in financial control and management consultancy. That in turn now seems a long way from my languages degree at Cambridge. psKINETIC has ambitious growth plans and we therefore have an extensive and full finance agenda which keeps my team busy and very much at the sharp end of the business. It’s an impressive, challenging and enjoyable environment in which to work where everyone has a total commitment and passion to design and build the best solutions for our clients. Outside the office? I’m a big fan of the water as an ex rower now keen sailor. I run when I can, but nowadays am equally happy on the sidelines, cheering on the kids.