Meet The Team

Find out who is who in the Aramar team

Robert Howell

Robert Howell

Sales & Operations Director

Having worked in industry and as a consultant for many years, Rob is able to view reporting, planning and consolidation processes from the perspective of the customer and apply his experience of software, solutions and projects.

He enjoys meeting with people from different industries, finding out about their challenges, and looking to see how Aramar can help to improve the accuracy, effectiveness and speed of business and finance information.

 

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Mark Whitney

Mark Whitney

Finance Director

Financial Consolidation Strategist

Mark is a Chartered Accountant with a strong financial background. This has been achieved through 10 years of auditing, accounting and financial control within industry and practice roles, both domestic and overseas, plus over 10 years of work devoted to financial systems, specifically their design, migration and implementation. Mark has an extensive knowledge and experience, he is attentive to detail and he demands that consolidation solutions deliver reconciling results that customers can both own and easily maintain.

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Chris Sands

Chris Sands

Professional Services Director

Chris has worked as a consultant for over 25 years in both private and public sectors. He has acted as a strategic consultant for large projects that have transformed the performance of processes from Sales, Production, Finance, HR, Logistics and Patient Care using a variety of products.

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Lindsey O’Grady

Lindsey O’Grady

Practice Lead - Planning & Analytics

Lindsey is a Principal Consultant and Practice Lead for Planning and Analytics, with 10 years experience of IBM Analytics software.  Since joining Aramar in 2014, she has been developing solutions in both Planning Analytics (TM1) and Cognos Analytics (BI).  

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Mun Mun Loi

Mun Mun Loi

Practice Lead - Financial Reporting

Mun Mun is an ACCA qualified Chartered Accountant with 6 years experience in a leading motor retail group. She has developed detailed understanding of how Group Finance function operates, financial accounting under IFRS and UK GAAP and internal controls.  Mun Mun has experience in building budget and forecast models including scenario analysis.

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Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas

Technical Director

Having worked in IT since the age of 16, Justin has a natural aptitude for understanding new developments that has allowed him to acquire a wealth of experience in a wide range of technologies.  Day-to-day activities include Cognos technical design, architecture & installation on Windows and Linux platforms.

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Bronyck Stokes Horrigan

Bronyck Stokes Horrigan

Consultant and Customer Account Manager

Bronyck joined Aramar on an internship whilst studying Business Management at University.  Today she is Consultant focusing on Planning Analytics, especially the new software components (i.e. planning analytics workspace and planning analytics for excel) and the applications within various business areas. She has a very personable approach, focusing on listening to the needs of the customer and translating their requirements into optimal business solutions.

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William Patrick

William Patrick

Consultant

William first joined Aramar on an internship in 2013 while studying Business Management at University. This supporting role allowed William to develop an understanding of Aramar’s practices and how Aramar’s solutions best utilise the functionality within IBM Cognos technology.  

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Alan Cartner

Alan Cartner

Principal Trainer

Alan delivers a range of Business Analytics and Technical Training courses. Having gained 15 years of experience implementing Business Intelligence solutions across a vast range of industries, Alan offers consultancy and technical training, both standard and bespoke training solutions.

With over a decade of experience in consultancy roles (implementing Business Intelligence solutions for both the Public and Private Sector) Alan has vast experience with the Cognos Toolset, during this time he has developed, updated and delivered courses to a wide range of clients. Bespoke materials as well as standard materials were developed and courses delivered. Alan regularly trains on the Cognos 10 Tool set; Report Studio, Query Studio, Cognos Connection, Analysis Studio, Workspace/Workspace Advanced and Framework Manager. He still retains training for legacy tools where requested including Cognos Impromptu for Users and Administrators, Using Powerplay, IWR Reporting, using Upfront, ReportNet.

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Jon Timmins

Jon Timmins

Support Manager

As Aramar’s Support Manager, Jon looks after the support desk and handles all support queries from everyday troubleshooting to more in depth defect analysis. Jon works with IBM on fault resolution and with our customers on Cognos Installations. With 15 years’ experience working as a Cognos Administrator in the Manufacturing industry, Jon has the tools to handle any challenge sent his way.

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Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly

Support Team Consultant

Sean has a strong accountancy background and has delivered successful Business Intelligence projects for the last 15 years. Prior to this, Sean worked as Production Accountant within manufacturing.  He has extensive experience in both the Public and Private sectors at both home and abroad and has a reputation for clear headed understanding of the business needs of the clients.

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Sarah Dow

Sarah Dow

Consultant

Sarah is a CIMA qualified accountant, working with the Cognos Controller product in industry for over 18 years.  Sarah knows the department of Group Finance in depth. She has had considerable success with management and consolidation information; control of internal audit; hands-on understanding of management buyouts and initial public offering.  She brings considerable experience and expertise to her customers through consultancy and mentoring.

 

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Graham Risebrow

Graham Risebrow

Consultant

Graham has a wealth of experience implementing solutions specialising in technical installations, ETL and systems integration. His TM1 project experience includes financial planning, sales analysis and Business Intelligence integration to TM1. Also consolidation & reporting solutions with integrated Controller, FAP, TM1, Business Intelligence.

Graham's ability to design and deliver robust, elegant solutions across TM1 and Controller is second to none. He is particularly skilled at integration of the Cognos FPM product suite, and has been an integral part of developing Aramar's integrated FPM solution delivery. He is also an important part of our technical team, due to his in-depth knowledge of Cognos software configuration and experience of Controller, TM1 and Business Intelligence software installation.

Previously to Aramar, Graham held senior IT positions in the printing industry, and brings that real world understanding of IT infrastructure, system development and programme management to his consultancy assignments.                                         

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Adam Bakhtiar

Adam Bakhtiar

Consultant

Adam joined Aramar in 2016 while working on his second postgraduate degree in Business and Management. With 6 years’ experience in corporate technical support, management and business development.

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Keith Pickersgill

Keith Pickersgill

Project Manager/Business Analytics Solution Designer

Keith has over 20 years’ experience in Business Analytics, Planning, Data Warehousing and Predictive Analytics. He has a proven ability to deliver bespoke Business Intelligence solutions using IBM Cognos software in the roles of Designer, Business Analyst and Project manager. Working with customers in all sectors he can understand business needs and translate them into workable solutions, which has made him a trusted advisor to a range of public and private sector clients.

 

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Claire Moore

Claire Moore

Finance & Office Manager

Claire is our Finance & Office Manager and is responsible for our finance administration, supplier relationships and training sessions, in addition to managing the day to day running of our Ipswich office.  Claire is also our internal representative for all of our HR functions.

 

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Felicity French

Felicity French

Marketing Manager

Felicity has over 15 years’ experience in broad based marketing, communications and graphic design.  She looks after Aramar's brand identity and is responsible for all copywriting and graphic design needs.  Felicity also coordinates our external events. 

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Vicky Stonham

Vicky Stonham

Operations Manager

Vicky joined Aramar in 2017 with a background in the shipping industry. Vicky manages the busy schedules of all of our consultants and ensures that customers are kept fully updated with how projects are progressing. 

 

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