Founded in 2005, the company attributes its success to its prudent approach to business, its strong leadership team and its highly experienced members of staff.
David Jackson, Executive Chairman
David has a long history of working with Financial Services clients, witnessing first hand the realities of implementing change in complex organisations. His intuitive grasp of the importance of engineering to success in this sector was the catalyst for the founding of Altus in 2005 and it remains central to the company philosophy. David’s entrepreneurial spirit coupled with ability to assemble a multi-talented team has helped him oversee 13 years of double-digit growth and continuous profitability. As Executive Chairman, David has overall responsibility for the direction of Altus, its place in the Financial Services industry and for realising the long-term ambitions of the business.
Kevin Okell, Managing Director
Kevin has spent 25 years helping Financial Services companies improve their performance through a combination of software and operational efficiency. As a founding Director of Altus, Kevin’s vision was to couple business understanding with engineering discipline to significantly raise the standard of operations across the industry. From the comprehensive industry models which underpin our consulting work to the painstaking data analysis which makes our software systems so reliable, Kevin is passionate about rigour. In parallel with his systems evangelism, Kevin also leads the Altus response on investment industry issues. He has written articles for several trade publications, presented at industry conferences on both regulatory and operational topics and is the Altus representative on a number of industry bodies.
Ben Cocks, Director
With an engineering background, Ben has built a reputation in the Financial Services sector for creating innovative IT solutions backed by robust engineering practices. He has extensive practical experience of the operations side of Financial Services and has worked with many of the largest investment and insurance companies in the UK. Ben is founding director of Altus Business Systems and has successfully taken a range of products from initial market research through to a mature market position. He is a strong advocate of open standards for Financial Services and has taken a leading role in industry wide initiatives to develop the new standard market practices around which Altus products are built.
Howard Finnegan, Sales and Marketing Director
Over his more than 20 year career working for US, UK and European technology start ups Howard is experienced in building sales and service organisations from the ground up. Beginning his career with Sema Group (now Atos Origin) followed by a variety of roles from UK Country Manager to Vice President EMEA with start ups including Object Design (now Progress Software, Inc), Iona Technologies (IPO- 1997), Accrue Software, Inc (IPO 2000), Exony Ltd and Vettro, Inc (now Antenna Software, Inc). Since joining Altus at the beginning of 2009 as Sales Director, Howard has been responsible for growing the company’s revenue across the company. Howard has since taking on the additional role as Marketing Director at Altus.