About Us

A Team of Business and Technology Pioneers

Push Technology was founded to solve the real-time systems and application connectivity and data distribution challenges experienced by companies worldwide as they develop systems and new business models. We assembled an international team of business and technology experts; and the team works closely with customers to analyze their needs and understand the imperatives of their businesses.

We are successful because we have pioneered technology solutions to solve real-world, business challenges. Today, we continue, as we began, to stay tuned with the market and cater to the evolving needs of our customers. Push Technology solutions enable companies worldwide to produce new products and services and achieve their digital transformation objectives. These market leaders leverage Push Technology solutions to power their systems and applications, critical to business expansion, revenue growth, and optimal ongoing business operations.

These are the reasons why Push Technology is the first choice for companies across the globe.

Meet the Management Team

Sean Bowen

CEO & Co-Founder

Sean drives the spirit of innovation at Push Technology with his market vision, business acumen, technical expertise, and unbounded energy. With his keen understanding of the requirements for real time data streaming technology to power mission-critical business applications, he founded and has invested his talent in leading Push Technology to serve the real time data delivery needs of markets worldwide. An entrepreneur at heart, Sean founded his first company, RFT Solutions, to develop business-essential, real time dashboards for operational banking systems. Prior to that he headed programs for development of bespoke financial reconciliation systems at Bond Technologies (now NorthPoint Solutions), a consultancy with domain knowledge in hedge fund operations and the technology applied to the tracking, reporting, valuation, and risk of complex portfolios for companies with AUM in excess of $1B. Sean’s programs comprised large, high-tech, consulting projects in the financial services sector for multinational clients including Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Earlier, Sean managed software development for ICMA (International Capital Market Association formerly the International Securities Market Association), which is internationally recognized as the preeminent business school for financial markets; and, he worked as a business analyst at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy that offers a range of high-quality advisory, information, and consultancy services to public sector organizations. Prior to launching his high tech career, Sean was a member of the Royal Air Force where he worked at Strike Command headquarters. Sean is a frequent and sought after speaker at industry events.

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Philip Aston

CTO

Phil is an accomplished product architect who has led the design and implementation of Push Technology’s market-leading Diffusion platform. He shepherds the company’s highly-talented team of engineers and guides continuous innovation to deliver massively scalable, real-time, high-performance, data streaming and messaging solutions to companies across markets, worldwide. Previously, Phil held positions with BEA and Oracle technical consulting, specializing in middleware products including WebLogic Server and the Coherence in-memory data grid. He has over 20 years of experience working at the forefront of technology to solve companies’ high-volume, high-speed, data distribution and management challenges. In addition, Phil co-authored J2EE Performance Testing (Expert Press 2002, Apress 2003) and Professional Oracle WebLogic Server (Wrox 2009); as well as authoring columns for the WebLogic Developers Journal and BEA dev2dev (now part of the Oracle Technology Network). Phil holds a BS in Electronic & Computer Engineering from the University of Birmingham and a BA in Pure Mathematics from Open University.

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James Syree

Group Accountant

As Group Accountant for Push Technology, James provides expertise and leadership across all financial aspects of the business, ensuring that the processes and systems are in place to support sustainable and rapid business growth. James is responsible for all high-level financial issues, reporting, planning, and forecasts. Previously, he worked at RSM Bentley in a number of departments including: assurance & advisory, personal tax, audit, and on the international projects team. James also spent two years based in RSM Bentley’s London and Milton Keynes offices in the audit and accounts team. James has a particular interest in the Information Technology sector with experience in rapid growth projects in the UK, the US, and Far East. In 2011, James was named ICAEW west midlands young accountant of the year. He impressed the judging panel with his commercial awareness and strong interest in the succession of the industry.

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Our Board of Directors

Dave Roberson
Chairman of the Board & Non-Executive Director

David is a seasoned business growth professional who has honed his expertise over thirty plus years delivering excellence in execution and rising through the ranks of major Silicon Valley corporations to executive leadership positions. Today, he is Chairman of Push Technologies Board of Directors lending his steady hand to the company’s growth and market success. He also advises other private technology companies and mentors executives. Earlier in his career, David was Senior Vice President of Enterprise Servers, Storage, and networking and Senior Vice President and general manager of HP’s StorageWorks Division where he was responsible for building on the company’s foundation as a leading provider of storage solutions and pursuing new opportunities for growth worldwide. Prior to that, Dave was CEO of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), after serving as president and chief operating officer and spending 26 years in key executive management positions with HDS. During his tenure as CEO, David led HDS as it evolved into a leading global storage solutions company and was instrumental in building the company's global channel and securing business partnerships. David began his technology career at Amdahl Corporation in 1980, following posts as adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law and research director at Hastings College of Law.

David has served as a board member on a wide array of both public and private companies, spanning industries from semiconductors to computer gaming to IT services. In addition to his position as Chairman of the Board for Push Technology, he currently serves as a board member for Quantum Corporation, Brocade Communication Systems Inc., and SwiftStack, Inc. and he was a past board member for International Game Technology (IGT) and Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. Dave received a bachelor’s degree in social ecology from the University of California at Irvine, a law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and he studied financial management at Harvard Business School.

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Sean Bowen
CEO & Executive Director

Sean drives the spirit of innovation at Push Technology with his market vision, business acumen, technical expertise, and unbounded energy. With his keen understanding of the requirements for real time data streaming technology to power mission-critical business applications, he founded and has invested his talent in leading Push Technology to serve the real time data delivery needs of markets worldwide. An entrepreneur at heart, Sean founded his first company, RFT Solutions, to develop business-essential, real time dashboards for operational banking systems. Prior to that he headed programs for development of bespoke financial reconciliation systems at Bond Technologies (acquired by NorthPoint Solutions), a consultancy with domain knowledge in hedge fund operations and the technology applied to the tracking, reporting, valuation, and risk of complex portfolios for companies with AUM in excess of $1B. Sean’s programs comprised large, high-tech, consulting projects in the financial services sector for multinational clients including Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Earlier, Sean managed software development for ICMA (International Capital Market Association formerly the International Securities Market Association), which is internationally recognized as the preeminent business school for financial markets; and, he worked as a business analyst at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy that offers a range of high-quality advisory, information, and consultancy services to public sector organizations.

Always an overachiever, Sean passed his GCSE Maths 3 years ahead of his peers, at the age of thirteen. Sean continued his studies, played semiprofessional soccer and rugby, and then joined the Royal Air Force where he worked at Strike Command headquarters.

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Steve Lewis
Non-Executive Director

Steve has three decades of experience founding and building industry-leading, technology-intensive companies. As a Senior Partner with Fido Management, he assists senior executives identify and exploit emerging opportunities at the intersection of media, marketing, entertainment, and technology. He helps his clients innovate in strategy and portfolio management, and launching new ventures. Prior to Fido Management, Steve founded, built, and led three, category-defining, sector leading companies: as CEO of Teneros (acquired by Ongoing Operations), he created the category of Application Continuity Appliances for ending email downtime; as CEO of All Covered (acquired by Konica Minolta) he shepherded the company from a single office to the largest outsourced IT provider to US small business; and he co-founded Pharmanex (acquired by NuSkin), today the world’s leading phyto-pharmaceutical company. He co-founded Generation Ventures, one of the first venture firms focused on building new enterprises in China. Steve was also a partner at Booz Allen & Hamilton, focusing on operational strategy development for technology-intensive Global 1000 Enterprises.

Steve has co-taught the IMPACT Capstone course at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management since 2014 and he sits on the Board of Directors of Push Technology, the Advisory Board of Kvantum, and the Board of Directors of Divergent. Steve has BA Economics, MS Industrial Engineering, and MBA degrees from Stanford University.

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Geoff Hudson-Searle
Non-Executive Director

Geoff is an international commercial director, Non-Executive Director, and strategist, lecturing regularly on the principles of integrated strategy at worldwide forums, rated by Agilience as a Top 250 Harvard Business School authority, covering strategic management and management consulting. Geoff has over 25 years of experience in the business and management arena and has authored two books, Freedom after the Sharks and Meaningful Conversations. Geoff has worked with a broad range of companies and industries around the world including: Citibank N.A, MICE Group Plc, Enigma Design, MMT Inc, Kaspersky Laboratory, Bartercard Plc, RG Group, the British Government, HP, Compaq, BT, Powergen, Intel, ARM, Watsila Group, Atari, Barclays Bank, Societe Generale, Western Union, Chase, and Volvo. Geoff is known for bringing in a fresh view and sometimes challenging the status-quo, with a strategic approach to delivering successful change management programs and launching companies and products internationally that deliver results.

Geoff is member and fellow of the Institute of Directors, associate of The Business Institute of Management and a co-founder and board member of the Neustar International Security Council (NISC). He presently sits on the Board of Directors of Push Technology and International Business and Executive Management Limited and he is on the Advisory Council for The Global Cyber Academy and Advisor to the Executive Board for Valens Holdings AG (FKE:FRA). Geoff holds a BTEC in Business Administration from Cricklade College and an MA in Business Administration from Trinity University.

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Charles Fairbairn
Non-Executive Director

Charles is a Non-Executive Director of the Company and investor. He is currently the senior independent director of Plus500 a FTSE 250 company that has grown over tenfold in the past five years. He has held similar positions for a number of publicly traded companies over the past 20 years including Research Now Ltd, the online research company of which he was a founder investor, Statpro Group plc, providing analytics for asset managers, and Brightview plc, an internet service provider.

Charles graduated from Durham University with a BA (Hons) in Economics in 1983 and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in London in 1986. Having spent seven years at Deloitte Haskins & Sells, he joined Pearson Plc in 1990 as group accountant, group chief accountant and latterly finance director of Pearson New Entertainment, a start-up division. Over the following 20 years, since leaving Pearson New Entertainment in 1998, he has held a number of positions as chairman, finance director, executive and non-executive director of a portfolio of companies, helping to develop and scale growth companies from start-ups into global companies. Charles is an active investor in growth companies and reviews new business and turnaround opportunities, exposing him to a multitude of sectors and business models.

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Anawat Chankhunthod
Non-Executive Director

Anawat brings an expert technical product development perspective to the company. He did pioneering work in Web proxy/caching technology and has spent 20 years developing products in both academia and industry. In addition to sitting on the Board of Push Technology, he is technical advisor to Zizmos, Inc. and a certified flight instructor. Anawat spent 13 years as a member of the technical staff at NetApp Inc where he built and produced products that addressed complex, large scale, kernel and networking challenges. His contributions fueled the company’s growth. Prior to that Anawat co-founded Internet Middleware Corporation (IMC), which built the commercial version of Harvest Cache. IMC was subsequently acquired by NetApp, Inc, a multinational storage and data management company. Earlier, Anawat worked as a research assistant for Dr. Peter Danzig at the University of Southern California where he designed and built Harvest Cache as part of the Harvest project. Harvest Cache was a predecessor to Squid Web Cache and many commercial web cache products. Anawat also was a lecturer on Communication courses for the department of engineering at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Chiang Mai University, Thailand, an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California, and he received his PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California with a thesis entitled, High Performance Web Caching Architecture.

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Andrew Stafford-Deitsch
Non-Executive Director

Andrew Stafford-Deitsch is an experienced corporate finance professional having spent his tenure in the industry. Andrew serves on the Push Technology board representing Stephens Capital Partners’ providing development capital and advising on accelerating growth and development

Join The Team

Here at Push Technology, you will be working with the most creative and brightest minds in the market. You’ll be challenged, you’ll be inspired and you’ll have the opportunity to be part of an organization that is growing and shaping new ways of data distribution, optimization, and acceleration, to build unique products in the internet space.

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