Leadership

Mark Mannion

Mark Mannion

Mark Mannion is Managing Director of Extra Technology Limited and leads the Performance Strategy Team.

Prior to co-founding Extra Technology, Mark worked in Senior IT Systems Management roles for large financial services companies and as a Subject Matter Expert for software vendors and resellers.

Mark is recognized as an expert in the fields of IT Automation, Service Assurance, IT Security and Performance Management. He is a regular speaker at trade and user conferences including the UK Workload Automation Technical Summit and CA World.

Bhupinder Janjuha

Bhupinder Janjuha

Bhupinder Janjuha is Extra Technology’s Technical Director.

Prior to co-founding Extra Technology, Bhupinder worked as a technical expert for manufacturing, financial services and software companies holding a number of technical management roles, including an EMEA support team for a top-ten software house.

Bhupinder is a recognised expert in Enterprise Management, Application Performance Management, Databases, Virtualisation and Cloud technologies. He manages the Migration Team, our experienced conversions specialists.

In common with the rest of the team, Bhupinder is experienced with the Automation tools of leading vendors, including IBM, BMC, Cisco and Automic, in addition to those of CA Technologies.

Bhupinder has worked with Process Automation solutions since 2008. He is a certified CA Process Automation SME and a certified SME with Automation Anywhere’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform.

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Paul Donoghue-Parker

Paul Donoghue-Parker

Paul Donoghue-Parker is Extra Technology's Senior Account Manager and leads the Sales Team.

Paul has extensive senior management experience, ensuring customer satisfaction for multi-million pound accounts. Paul manages our key accounts including global financial services companies, large manufacturing companies and some of the UK's biggest retailers.

Antony Askew

Antony Askew

Antony Askew is Extra Technology’s Chief Architect and CA Technologies Practice Manager.

Antony has worked for a number of prestigious financial services companies; additionally in the past he worked for CA Technologies and Platinum Technology supporting an EMEA wide customer base.

Joining Extra Technology in 2011 from a leading global investment management firm, Antony's extensive experience with both vendors and customers is perfect preparation architecting high-performance customer solutions.

Antony is a CA Certified Subject Matter Expert (SME) in CA Automation and Analytics technologies, presents at many global CA user events, and is a prolific contributor to CA Technologies’ Beta programs.

Antony is also a certified SME with Automation Anywhere’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technologies

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Valerie McMahon

Valerie McMahon

Valerie is Extra Technology's Finance Manager.

Valerie manages the accounts team and is responsible for all aspects of Extra Technology's corporate accounts.

Sean Davidson

Sean Davidson

Sean Davidson is Extra Technology’s Continuous Delivery Specialist, with responsibilities for Release Automation, Service Virtualization and other DevOps related technologies. He also leads the Development Team.

Prior to joining Extra Technology, Sean worked for a number of prestigious global Investment Banks and Hedge Funds. Sean has extensive experience in software development and related technologies across multiple platforms, most recently with Monitoring and Continuous Delivery systems.

Sean brings to Extra Technology well over two decades of expertise and experience in a diverse set of technologies and is especially well suited to understanding the complex issues around the implementation of Continuous Delivery. Sean and his team deploy Continuous Delivery solutions enabling constant development, testing and release and thus the achievement of true competitive advantage.

Sean is a certified Subject Matter Expert (SME) with CA Technologies’ Release Automation, Service Virtualisation and Test Data Management platforms.

Sean also oversees the development of Extra Technology’s leading product migration utilities.

Lisa Mannion

Lisa Mannion

Lisa Mannion is Extra Technology's Customer Account Manager, and manages the Education & Training Team.

Before moving into account management Lisa was a recruiter for Extra Technology's resourcing team, fulfilling the recruitment requirements of key accounts in the Financial Services sector.

Prior to joining Extra Technology, Lisa managed an Inner-City Drop-in Centre, helping disadvantaged people by empowering them to control of their lives, which helped hone her exceptional interpersonal and people skills.

Zakk Rockett

Zakk Rockett

Zakk Rockett leads Extra Technology’s Recruitment Team. He specialises in identifying and recruiting talented candidates for Extra Technology and customer organisations in the Technology, Financial Services, Retail and Manufacturing sectors.

This includes candidate search and screening, interview preparation and collating and disseminating feedback.

Zakk is skilled in all areas of recruitment including, but not limited to: Candidate Services, Security Clearance Processing, CV Writing, Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Checks, Credit Checks and 'Right To Work' Checks.

Judith Saffer

Judith Saffer

Judith Saffer is Extra Technology's Office Manager.

Judith manages our London and Milton Keynes offices. She is also responsible for the Extra Technology's timesheet and invoicing systems.

John Masters

John Masters

John Masters leads Extra Technology's Marketing Team. His remit is increasing awareness of, and demand for, our offerings.

John has 20+ years' experience in the Enterprise IT industry and in this time has worked for vendors and integrators covering most of the Enterprise software stack, among them Lotus Development, IBM, Accenture and Silicon Graphics.

He is a recognised authority on B2B IT field marketing, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Market Research Society.

Daniel Chidgey

Daniel Chidgey

Daniel Chidgey is a Senior Consultant and Educator at Extra Technology. Daniel leads our Managed Services Team, helps customers with Workload Automation and Process Automation solutions, designs and delivers our Education Courses, and produces and scripts our videos.

He is a CA Certified SME in CA Automation and Analytics products, and has specialised in CA Automation consultancy since 2009. A regular guest speaker at the CA Technologies’ UK User Groups, Dan has presented on topics including AutoSys(AE) and dSeries(DE) Upgrade Strategies, Managing Service Level Agreements, Workload Analytics and Software Development Lifecycle Management.

Dan has in-depth knowledge of CA’s Workload Automation suite and is a regular participant in CA Technologies’ Beta programs

Dan’s Process Automation experience began with CA Process Automation(formerly known as ITPAM).

Dan is also a certified Subject Matter Expert (SME) with Automation Anywhere’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform.

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