Management Team

Paul Evans – CEO & Founder

Paul is a communications software specialist whose career has included development roles at BT Labs where he led the Internet Infrastructure Lab (IIL) and was CTO of a BT spinoff company. He founded Sharedband in August 2003 with the objective of finding new ways of efficiently delivering content across the Internet.

Paul, a former member of the UK Government’s Parliamentary IT’s Programme Committee (PITCOM), has also provided consultancy to a number of companies and has been an investment manager at a UK leading technology investor. He holds a degree from Aston University and is the author of a number of patents.

Martyn Russell – Chief Technical Officer

Martyn started as an apprentice at British Telecom where he gained his qualifications in Engineering (Electrical & Electronic). In parallel, Martyn worked in a successful team at BT where he learned much about software development. Later he was head hunted and became principal software engineer for a Swedish firm working with Nokia on the first ever smart phones.

Martyn later started his own business employing some of the best Open Source engineers across Europe, boasting clients such as Google, Samsung and Nokia. Martyn is charged with holding, developing, articulating, and continually evolving the company’s strategic technical direction at Sharedband. Martyn helps ensure Sharedband has the best technology offering in a highly competitive space.

Matt Murphy – Account Director

Matt brings nearly a decade of experience to the sales team, having worked in a variety of front-line sales positions. His background is predominately in Financial services, where he was based in the Middle East working for DeVere PLC selling wealth management services to High Net Worth and Ultra High Net work individuals. Since returning to the UK Matt has quickly developed his networking knowledge and now is responsible for managing and developing both the UK partner base and existing international territories.

Keith Churchill – Head of Infrastructure

Keith heads up the Infrastructure department, aligning the technical capabilities of the Infrastructure with the Businesses requirements. He has over 12 years of experience in building and managing Next-Generation Broadband networks. Technologies implemented include; Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transmission, subscriber traffic management with Cisco, ALLOT and Sandvine, Metro Ethernet, as well as MPLS within the Service Provider Core. He also brings with him a wealth of valuable experience in ITIL Service Delivery.

Andrew Mayhew – Head of Engineering

Andrew has worked in development roles for the past 15 years and has experience working with clients end-to-end on web and ecommerce solutions and has brought this knowledge to Shareband. For the last 4 years as senior PHP developer he has developed existing and new systems for the Sharedband and Boosty environments and has now taken on the role as Head of Engineering to continue to improve and innovate the products offered now and in the future.

Vanessa Hargreaves – Finance Manager

Vanessa has been a Chartered Certified Accountant for over 20 years, having spent the first 8 of those years working in Accountancy Practices for Grant Thornton and PKF. Following that she spent 11 years as Finance Business Partner within the software development arm of the KCOM group where she gained an AWS Business Certification to further her understanding of the industry.