The CyberCrowd Management Team

Steve Kirby

Founder and CEO

Steve Kirby is best known in the IT and Infrastructure Services Industry as the co-founder of The 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.

Steve is a long term advocate, supporter and one of the single largest donators to “Dreams Come True” the UK children’s charity and most recently has taken the position as Chairman of the Fundraising Board.

Steve’s main hobby is golf but is also a self-confessed petrol head, both of which come second to a busy family life.

Trevor Rolls

Chairman

Trevor has over 25 years of experience working in the IT Industry, he has built and sold two businesses in this sector. Firstly, an integrator, Prime Business Solutions to 2e2 in 2004 and then more recently Netcrowd, a channel services business to Daisy Group.

Trevor is currently working with The TechPulse Group, Roc Technologies, Derive Logic and Livingstone Tech as Non-Executive Chairman, he also has interests in other business sectors such as IOT, RPA, Cloud and Business Process Automation.

Outside of the office, Trevor is an avid tennis player and a former county golfer but can be found at his happiest tending to his lawn and spending time with the family.

Mike Robinson

Chief Operating Officer

Mike started his career in IT working for networking specialist Cabletron Systems. He then progressed to BEA Systems, selling Enterprise software solutions to the finance sector.

After spells at Software AG, Energis and an Aruba reseller, Mike went on to co-found his own Digital agency, successfully exiting after 9 years of growth. During that time, the business picked up numerous awards and attracted a number of high profile clients.

Mike has a keen interest in technology, specifically in how it can be used to enhance or develop us. This links very well to Mike’s other passion, which is Triathlon, where access to power or heart rate analytics can inform a training program.

Outside of the office, Mike likes to spend time with his family, travel and take part in endurance events. Top of his list of targets is a Channel Swim.

Chris Hawthorn

Sales Director

Before joining CyberCrowd, Chris spent over 10 years running businesses and entrepreneurial projects. His first venture was selling overseas property in places such as Brazil, boasting many international footballers as clients. Chris then invested his life savings into an altruistic project, setting up The SafeKnight Foundation and launching an associated mobile application, which went on to win BBC Click’s ‘App of the Year’. Most recently, Chris was in Parliament representing a company attempting to eradicate late payments in business.

Chris still intends on revisiting his passion project (SafeKnight) in years to come, and dreams of one day having the opportunity to work on it in partnership with his young daughter. Outside of work he’s recently hung up his football boots after 20 years and found himself boxing instead, managing to win his first three competitive bouts.

Chris Green

Chief Financial Officer

Chris joined CyberCrowd in February 2017, where he is responsible for the financial management of the company.

Before joining TechPulse, Chris was FC at a leading SaaS provider and prior to that held the position of Commercial Director at an organisation providing Software Asset Management advisory services.

Originally qualifying in practice, Chris was awarded two commendations by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants for placing 9th in the world for two examinations. After making the move into industry, Chris’ career has been focussed within the technology sector gaining experience in M&A, financing and due diligence.

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