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Steve Deaville – Managing Director

Steve joined Commerce Decisions as Managing Director at the end of 2015. He is a business leader with over 25 years’ experience in the software and services industry. Having started out as a solutions developer, Steve has worked with a number of large software companies including Microsoft and Pitney Bowes Software where he was the UK Managing Director and Regional Director for Northern Europe.

More recently Steve has been working with some smaller UK early growth companies looking to break into new markets and he has a wide experience of both public and private sectors. Steve is a member of the British Computer Society as well as the Institute of Directors.

Peter Marshall – Services Director

Peter is responsible for managing Commerce Decisions’ consultancy and training services and assisting Commerce Decisions’ clients to deploy best-practice process and tool support on their procurement projects. Peter’s expertise includes procurement strategy, RFX development, requirements management, planning and executing evaluations, negotiation and contractor de-briefing.

Gavin Shepheard – Global Business Development Director

Starting out in the telecoms software industry in the US in 2001, Gavin has a comprehensive background in software sales. Since 2004, he has built up an impressive sales track record with Commerce Decisions, primarily selling across the public sector. Appointed as Sales Director at the end of 2012, Gavin is leading the sales team on an aggressive growth plan, focusing on retaining and growing existing core markets as well as developing new business from international markets and partnering. During his time with Commerce Decisions, Gavin has acquired extensive experience and knowledge of both the procurement industry and software sales.

Matt Stafford – Operations Director

Matt joined Commerce Decisions in February 2014. Matt has worked in management, consultancy and research environments, and is an experienced Operations, Business and People Leader.  Matt previously led QinetiQ’s Acquisition Services business, serving a broad range of MOD and commercial clients. As a strong generalist, with a rigorous and diverse background, Matt takes pride in providing timely, pragmatic advice and strategic guidance. He delivers a highly personalised and bespoke service to those depending upon high quality management, reporting and operational leadership. Matt seeks to create positive and rewarding environments, backed by a passion for organic talent development, in which people flourish to maximise business success.

Roy French – Professional Services Portfolio Director

With a background in supporting a range of client verticals within a global $4Bn software organisation, Roy has held consulting, solution design and a number of leadership and delivery enablement positions. Roy joined Commerce Decisions in 2018 as our Portfolio Director.

Working with Peter Marshall, his role is to lead the Services team globally and the portfolio of projects to ensure delivery quality, drive delivery and knowledge innovations. Roy oversees compliance to a varied range of regulations in our various markets and ensures governance of the projects as we deliver the best possible outcomes to our clients.

Roy is a member of the British Computer Society, CIPS and holds an MBA from Henley Business School.

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