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The team at DCSL mixes together all of the ingredients we believe are required for a successful software development company. We have highly talented, energetic software developers, architects and testers, all recruited through a rigorous process. Analytical minds that can understand the nuances of our customer’s businesses, the methodical project managers and designers, driven management with a focus for quality and delivery, and the innovators that transform the way we look at things.

Board of Directors

Nick Thompson

Managing Director

Nick joined DCSL Software in 1997 as a Software Developer, gradually working his way up the company until his appointment as Managing Director in 2013.

Nick is responsible for company strategy, heading up the sales team and overseeing the Board of Directors. He is also actively engaged with in various start-ups, advising and investing. In his limited spare time, Nick enthusiastically plays classical piano.

Kevin Payne

Operations Director

Kevin has extensive senior management experience specialising in software technology at companies of all sizes ranging from start-ups to FTSE 100 global companies.

This experience in a variety of roles means that he brings commercial, financial and customer management skills to DCSL Software to astutely manage the business as it grows to benefit of its clients, employees and overall business strategy.

In his free time he is a keen motorsport enthusiast with a preference for historic and endurance racing.

Alexis Shirtliff

Technical Director

Alexis started out his software career in the mid 90s, developing commercial web sites and applications.

Since gaining an MEng (Hons) Software Engineering degree from Sheffield University, he has worked across a number of industries designing and delivering web, mobile and desktop based software systems.

Alexis is a strong advocate of continually improving development practices and knowledge. In his spare time, Alexis is a keen cook, and marathon runner.

Valery Possoz

Technical Operations Director

Valery started programming when he first got an Amiga computer for Christmas back in the beginning of the 80s.

Since then his roles have included Software Development, Project Management, Team Leader and Software Architect in the Banking, Insurance and Accountancy industries, and since joining DCSL Software in 2013, has worked his way up to his current position as Technical Operations Director. Valery is committed to the continual improvement of business, project and development practices & efficiency, as well as being a keen Agile and Scrum enthusiast.

Andrew Ellingford

Software Engineering Director

Andrew has always had a strong interest in computers but it was a Computing science BSc (Hons) degree that really set him up to being a professional web developer, an accomplished software architect and SQL expert.

As Software Engineering Director, Andrew is responsible for driving process through the organisation, as well as overseeing the successful delivery of projects to high profile clients.

Adam Bell

HR Director

Adam brings with him over 15 years of experience from Senior HR roles in multiple industries.

He has held Global positions for large Corporate Organisations and has had responsibility for teams across the world, looking after anything from Sales and R&D, to back office and warehouse operations.

What keeps driving Adam in his career is a passion to make continuous improvements, allowing the people to develop and the Company to grow with them.

Management