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.
Chairman of the Board & Non-Executive Director
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 (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.
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.
Martin is a proactive and dynamic entrepreneur and business leader with a successful track record in product development, sales and marketing of global IT solutions and services. His 25 years of experience in building businesses from start-up through to profitability, fuels the company’s sales throughout the EMEA region. Martin has held executive positions at DART, Gemstone, VMware, Oracle and Waratek prior to joining PUSH Technology. Martin was a founder of DART Limited, a subsidiary of Intercapital Group focusing on derivative pricing and risk management systems which was acquired by AFA Systems. He was also the Business Development Director EMEA for Gemstone Systems, acquired by VMWare, which specialized in enterprise data caching and grid computing. Martin holds a BSC with honors in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Queen’s university in Belfast Ireland.
Andrew Symmonds is an Investment Director for Maven Capital Partners, a UK Private Equity manager, based in London. He is responsible for both new investments and supporting portfolio companies across the Midlands and the South of England. Andrew holds non-executive Director positions with a number of portfolio companies, generating and protecting shareholder value, exit planning and monitoring performance. He joined Aberdeen Asset Management in April 2007 having previously performed a number of Finance Director roles in various industry sectors and, more recently, interim management roles principally with under-performing or distressed businesses. Andrew spent the first six years of his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers working in audit and transaction services. Andrew qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Chartered Accountant in 1996, having graduated from Surrey University with a Mathematics and Economics (Joint Hons) degree in 1992.
Andréa is an international marketing, sales, and operations executive with a successful 25-year career in strategic planning and innovative tactical execution to ramp high tech companies from inception through liquidity events. Andréa came to Push from Guild Associates LLC, an international business consultancy where she was a founder and managing partner, assisting companies with strategy, operational and growth planning, sales enablement, and go-to-market initiatives. Her previous positions include: Chief Marketing Officer for Teneros, Inc., acquired by Ongoing Operations Inc.; CMO of All Covered acquired by Konica/Minolta (TYO:4902); President and Founder of CoolSpeak, acquired by SunCorp Technologies (1063:HK); and CMO of ICVerify, acquired by CyberCash Inc. (CYCH:Nasdaq). Andréa also serves as a board member and advisor for several private companies and non-profit charitable organizations. Andréa holds BS and MS degrees in Physics with a minor in English Literature from Northeastern University.
Sanjai is responsible for Product Management, Product Marketing, Developer Relations and Go-To-Market activities. Sanjai has 25 years of successful product leadership experience in the silicon valley guiding numerous product teams to drive market adoption and architect next phase business growth. Sanjai came to Push from Spinnovation LLC, which he founded and led, to help CEOs of startups chart their next strategic phase of growth. Prior to that he was VP of Product Management at Pilops, VP & GM for Business Incubation at CA Technologies, Senior Director of Cloud Solutions at Oracle, and Head of Product Management for Big Data Solutions at Hewlett Packard. Among his other activities, Sanjai is a mentor at startup accelerators including: Singularity University, Founder Institute and TechCODE AI+ accelerator. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Institute of Product Leadership for their executive MBA program in product management. Sanjai earned a Bachelors degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Mysore and an MBA degree from Santa Clara University.
Scott brings over 20 years of experience in revenue generation and leadership with a strong track record of building robust sales organizations to accelerate growth. He leads the sales organization, including sales, sales engineering, professional services, customer success, and partnerships. Prior to Push Technology, Scott held executive sales roles at SnapLogic and BuildingIQ, including a successful IPO. Previously, he held sales management roles at Silver Spring Networks (acquired by Itron) and Oracle. Scott’s initial technology company experience was scaling with IPO high-flyer CommerceOne. He started his career as a Project Engineer working both to implement innovative technology systems and out in the field. Scott earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from UC Berkeley, and a degree in Economics from UC Santa Cruz.
Duncan is a strategic, growth-oriented finance leader with over 25 years’ experience working in both private and public SaaS and enterprise technology businesses. His focus has been strategic planning, M&A, business model optimization, and fundraising. At RMS, a division of the Daily Mail & General Trust, plc, Duncan scaled a global finance team to support a business that grew from $40 million to over $300 million in revenue and, at Intapp, he established a corporate development organization that completed 3 acquisitions in less than 12 months and doubled revenue growth. Duncan graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Classics and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in the UK. He has spent the last 20 years working in Silicon Valley.
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.
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.
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.
Ashley is a Non-Executive Director of the company representing Guinness Asset Management where he is a Fund Manager in their Ventures team. Guinness is a sector agnostic venture capital firm that focuses on companies with experienced management teams who have a clear understanding of their corporate strategy, market, and competitive environment. As an experienced investor, Ashley assists a variety of companies to accelerate their growth trajectories. In addition to Push Technology, he presently serves on the boards of eFOLDi, Fifty Technologies, Doctify, and Thriva Health. Ashley has a joint honours MA (Cantab) in Management Studies and History from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology. Outside of work Ashley represents England and Great Britain at Match Rifle and works with several charities.
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
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