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Management Team - Bios

Our management team have a wealth of information and experience to help deliver successful integration projects. Read more about the team below.

 

Adrian Wright

Adrian Wright, CEO

Adrian is the CEO and founder of the Estafet Group, a specialist Agile IT systems integrator that delivers innovative transformation projects. These recently include Smart Metering for the UK Water, Gas and Electricity industry, Print to Online content in the Publishing sector and MIFID solutions in the Finance sector.  Adrian has responsibility for business strategy, working with customers and partners to bring new initiatives and capabilities into the company. Adrian’s CEO role covers Estafet UK and the rapidly expanding near shore delivery unit Estafet BG based in Sofia Bulgaria.

Prior to Estafet Adrian worked in the information industry for both Equifax and Experian. He was Business Development Director for the Claims Underwriting Exchange service which used by every significant UK insurer. Adrian has worked for a number of specialist IT system integrators learning his trade in both Delivery and Sales of software and service solutions. He gained an MBA at 28 years old and has had a keen interest in business since.

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Alistair

Alistair Park
Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Commercial Officer

Alistair has been with Estafet for 7 years, delivering projects, growing accounts and working to ensure customers get what they need.

With a technical and consulting background at CMG (now part of CGI), he is now part of Estafet’s senior management team, responsible for working with customers to find new projects and managed services which play to our technical strengths. Culture is important to us, and we work most effectively with people who value our open, collaborative, Agile delivery. We relish challenging projects.

He also designs, creates and narrates our videos describing what we think and do.

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Paulo

Paulo Goncalves
Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Paulo is our Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for managing operations and delivery directors spanning the UK & Sofia, as well as being the delivery director for high profile projects.

He is an experienced delivery, change, operations and performance manager spanning both business and technology transformation with a commitment to Agile and Lean principles.

Paulo has a strong track record of implementing robust and effective delivery frameworks and of setting up, running and motivating distributed teams as part of on-shore and near-shore projects.

In his spare time Paulo enjoys hiking, dancing Argentinean tango, cooking, learning and practising mosaic-making, visiting art galleries, and keeping up to speed on developments in the area of philosophy (in which he started out his professional life as a university lecturer).

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Chief Financial Officer

Iliana is our Chief Financial Officer, and is responsible for accurate reporting, forecasting and financial strategy for the Estafet Group. She oversees all accounting and finance activities and manages the back office team that supports the seamless running of our operations.
With a masters in finance and banking, ACCA degree and more than 10 years of prior experience in the professional services sector working for leading accounting firms, Iliana is a strong asset in the Estafet Team.

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Iliana

Iliana Delcheva
Chief Financial Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Steve is our Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for shaping the technology vision and direction for Estafet.

Steve is a regular speaker at conferences on technology and is one of the co-authors of the SOA Manifesto. He chaired all of the WS* standards under Sir Tim Berners Lee for 5 years and was the force behind choreography.  He has a specific interest in using formal methods to build robust distributed systems based on tools such as WS-CDL, SAVARA, BPMN2, HoQ and TRIZ .

He has published various papers over the years in topics ranging from query optimisation to user interface design to distributed systems and formal methods.

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Steve

Steve Ross-Talbot
Chief Technology Officer

Evgeni

Evgeni Popov
Sofia Manager / Delivery Director

Sofia Manager / Delivery Director

Evgeni is our Sofia Office Manager and Delivery Director. He ensures smooth running of the Sofia practice, and helps design and deliver software solutions for Estafet customers;

His role focuses on providing management, support and guidance to Estafet consultant teams to ensure continuous high levels of professional services.

Evgeni works with the customer to manage expectations and ensure effective communications throughout the project

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Annesa Veeren
HR & Office Manager

HR & Office Manager

Annesa is responsible for HR and the smooth running of the Estafet offices. Working across UK and Sofia, she has strong relationships with the consultants and members of the wider team.

She has been working with CEO Adrian Wright and the team since 2006 and understands how to manage and support the employees through their projects.

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Rado

Radoslav Kirkov
Technology Director

Technology Director

Radoslav is our technology director, and has over 13 years of experience in software development and IT.

He has specialized in a wide set of different technologies, architectures and approaches for handling diversified projects. His broad skill set includes Java EE, Oracle Fusion, Red Hat and IBM products. During his career he has been working as a consultant, team leader and solution architect for industries like Financial Services, Insurance and Telecommunications.

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Andre Ballista

Andre Ballista
Delivery Director

Delivery Director

Andre has over 15 years of experience in delivering digital IT projects and business transformation initiatives across multiple industries and geographies.

He has extensive experience in delivering customer-facing (web and mobile), integration and back office IT solutions in distributed agile and waterfall environments, and brings this experience to the Estafet customer projects.

Andre has an impressive track record in programme delivery, eCommerce implementation, SaaS and Cloud, integrations, project management, enterprise delivery, vendor and partner management.

With his extensive team management experience, he helps UK, Sofia and Client teams to work together by focusing on business value and promoting efficient delivery.

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