Cybercrowd is an information governance, cyber security and data protection services provider. Our services are delivered through partners, complementing their own services, portfolio and propositions. Our partners include management consultants and technology solutions providers.
We were founded by the current management team and form part of the TechPulse Group of businesses. TechPulse is made up of Cybercrowd, NodeOne, Contentwall, Power IT, NetTranslate and MindPulse. Although not a formal group, each business is owned the same majority shareholders and as such our capabilities are complemented by additional skills and experience from across the other businesses.
Sean Huggett – CEO
Sean leads Cybercrowd, having joined from Capita plc, where he led their information security services and solutions business. Before Capita, Sean managed a multi-vendor security and network solutions provider, led the EMEA and APAC business of a US based services organisation and served as the UK Operations Director for a pan-European managed serviced provider. He has also successfully led turnaround and divestment of a network video vendor and co-founded and helped grow a private equity backed bio-sciences start-up. He originally qualified as a barrister and started his career as an in-house lawyer specialising in data protection, intellectual property and commercial law.
A one-time adrenaline sport fan with bungee jumps, gorge swings and more than 100 skydives to his name, Sean’s hobbies have become far more sedate over time and can be found in his greenhouse when not being kept busy by two young daughters.
Dave Landreth – CTO
Starting out in brokerage sales for an electronic component business, Dave progressed to Telindus as a technical Consultant gaining experience with some of the largest and most complicated networks in the enterprise space. Dave Joined a US Service organisation as the Head of Technical Services taking overall responsibility for all Technical operations and Technical Service Delivery. Following a role as Technical Director for a UK Systems integrator and having built out a Security practice, Dave joined NTS (part of Capita PLC) one of the largest Security specialists in the UK as Solutions Director with overall responsibility of all technical operations.
Dave has a keen interest in all things Cyber Security and take time to keep up to date with the latest technologies and techniques. Outside of work Dave concentrates on family life. When not with the family Dave enjoy long walks with the dog and is a keen mountain biker.
Trevor Rolls – Non Executive Chairman
Having spent the last 25 years in the networking industry, Trevor has built and sold two businesses in the space. Firstly an integrator, Prime to 2e2 in 2004 and then more recently NetCrowd, a channel services business to Daisy Group, Trevor has also been actively involved in fund raising and has led a number of acquisitions as part of his leadership roles within these businesses.
Trevor is presently Non-Executive chairman of Ocean Group, a cloud Services Provider, Derive Logic, a leader on the Software Asset Management space and Generate UK a leading Digital marketing Agency. In addition to these current engagements Trevor successfully exited Purestone a Digitial marketing agency with a share sale back to the founders and currently holds a position with an independent specialist Enterprise Management business. Trevor is an avid tennis player and a former county golfer but can be found happiest tending to his lawn and spending time with the family.
Steve Kirby – Director & TechPulse Group CEO
Steve is best known in the IT and infrastructure services industry as the co-founder of NetCrowd, which went on to become one of the leading professional services and support businesses in the UK before its successful sale to the Daisy Group in January 2013. He is presently Co-Founder and Group CEO of TechPulse and mentors startup businesses through an association with Birmingham Innovation Centre. Before NetCrowd, Steve held a number sales leadership roles within the IT services industry.
Steve is Chairman of the Fundraising Board of, and also a long term supporter and one of the single largest donors to, Dreams Come True, a UK charity focused on enriching the lives of children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions. When he can fit it in, Steve enjoys golf and is a passionate ‘petrol head’. He regularly attends motoring events and has an eye for all things car related when his busy family life allows him the time to do.