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Meet FISCAL’s leadership team

FISCAL’s leadership team is committed to ensuring we stay true to our goal to always putting our customers first.

Meet Our Team

Alan Laing,

Alan was previously at Sage whom he joined in 2014 initially as the Executive Vice President for Partners and Alliances, responsible for Sage’s indirect business worldwide and subsequently Managing Director: UK and Ireland – Northern Europe. 

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Alan has more than 30 years’ experience working in the technology industry in Digital Equipment Corporation, Oracle and Avaya.  Alan also held the positions of CEO and CMS supplier Mediasurface, and GM of Portal Software, one of the first ISPs in the San Francisco bay area.

David Griffiths,

David is the driving force behind FISCAL’s commitment to delivering solutions that provide customers with real value and a great return on investment. He has 25 years’ experience in growing technology organisations and has spent the last 15 years working with hundreds of Accounts Payable and Shared Service Centres to help protect their corporate spend.

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David’s vision and leadership have been crucial in focusing FISCAL as a leading brand in the Procure-to-Pay function. Under his helm, the business has grown 50-fold in revenues across North America and Europe.

Prior to joining FISCAL, David was Head of European Marketing for Bottomline Technologies, and Commercial Director for European Internet Technologies, a supplier of e-business solutions. David holds an MBA and Honours Degree in Business and Accounting.

Lesley Reeve,

Lesley’s role as FISCAL’s Chief Operations Officer underpins the operational integrity of the business. She has 12 years’ experience at Executive Board level, ensuring the effective execution of FISCAL’s strategic and operational objectives.

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She provides hands-on direction to ensure the company’s operations directly support business growth and the increase in customer requirements.  At the heart of her role is ensuring customer success by leading FISCAL’s first-class Customer and Professional Services teams.  Alongside, and integral to overall business success, she spearheads the organisation’s award winning People and Culture by delivering strategic direction and support to HR.

Frances Lawrence,

Frances is a commercially-driven and proactive chartered accountant with 20 years post-qualified experience in the technology sector within the UK and US including three years in Silicon Valley.  She has a strong track record of enabling top-line growth, closely managing working capital and realising stakeholder value.  

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Frances is skilled in collaborating with the leadership team to achieve the business strategy and is a highly effective communicator at all levels in the organisation.

David Thorley,
Customer Development Director

David joined FISCAL in 2019 and brings a wealth of business growth and operational leadership experience having held senior management positions within management consulting, facility services and business process outsourcing sectors over the past 25 years. 

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David’s extensive experience is ideal for supporting our customers’ needs and for delivering value.

Colin Rigby,
Director of Channel & Strategic Alliances

Colin is a vital part of the Executive Leadership team with over 25 years experience in operational finance, Colin drives the Strategic Partner and Alliances focus for FISCAL Technologies. Working with key partners and resellers to expand FISCAL’s proposition into wider markets.

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With a wealth of experience of both direct and indirect sales channels both at operational and strategic level Colin thrives on creating revenue generating relationships. He is also Vice President for the Scottish Rugby Union and a Trustee of the Murrayfield Injured Players Foundation.

Chris Atkinson,
EVP, US Operations

Chris Atkinson serves as General Manager and EVP for US Operations at FISCAL Technologies.  Chris has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry with a proven history of building and scaling software companies. Prior to his current role, Chris was CEO of IMS, a SaaS platform for Investment Management.  Chris also served as CEO of KnowledgeTree Inc., a leading SaaS company in the Sales Enablement space. 

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Chris’ prior experience includes senior executive positions at McKesson, AllScripts, and StrikeIron. He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut and earned his MBA from The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. 

David Jewell,
Services Director

David joined FISCAL in August 2020, focused on driving growth across FISCALs range of Services, ensuring we continue to deliver value and a memorable experience across our customer family.  David also leads our Project Delivery and PMO team, ensuring the quality and effectiveness of our customer implementations’ and projects are delivered in line with our exacting standards. 

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Having spent more than 30 years in Operations and Service Delivery across multiple disciplines and industries, David brings a commercially focused desire to deliver an outstanding customer experience.   All of David’s leadership experience has come in growth environments during his time as Customer Services and Operations Director at Bottomline Technologies, and latterly as Group Operations Director – Telematics for Radius Payment Solutions.  

Daniel Cashen,
Product Director

Dan is a successful Technology Leader with over 20 years’ experience in senior product and project management and technology roles. His expertise lies in delivering projects and product lines through the full lifecycle – from strategic market reviews, concepts, prototyping and into mass market adoption, and in the delivery of business-wide technology and transformational projects.

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Dan is working alongside our leadership team to ensure tremendous progressive outcomes within the product function. He is a proven strategic and collaborative leader, confident in taking an Agile approach to deliver successful products and solutions for users. 

Stewart Hayward,
Marketing Director

Stewart joined FISCAL in April 2021 to lead the growth of the marketing function. With over 20 years’ experience in both startup and established high-growth technology companies, his goal is to drive operational excellence and measurable sales growth through best-in-class marketing and communications.

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