Discover more about Akita’s leadership and the expertise behind the company:
Christophe founded Akita in 1996 and still leads the business today. Starting out by building and supplying clone PCs for the local business community, these early days shaped part of the company’s ongoing DNA of providing transformational business services.
As the business grew and expanded its outsourced IT offering, Christophe moved into a more sales-focused role, and then into a strategic role in 2016 with a team around him.
Christophe’s approach to management has remained strategic rather than overbearing. While he maintains a clear vision for the direction of Akita and remains proactive within the company, he takes full consideration of the opinions of the expert team he has hired to achieve those goals.
Lauren joined Akita in February 2019, having held the role of IT Manager for a large charity organisation.
Starting as a Technical Consultant for Akita Intelligent Solutions, Lauren oversaw the division’s SharePoint operations, alongside developing its process and project management approaches.
While working at Akita, Lauren graduated with a first-class honours degree in Chartered Management from the University of Kent. This has brought valuable additional insights on business strategy and management to Akita, resulting in her appointment as Business Integrator.
Now in her role as Operations Director, Lauren holds overall responsibility for the Cyber Security team, OPS, Finance and Professional Services. She is also central to driving strategic change and new structures within Akita.
Sales & Marketing Director
Sion’s initial career at Akita began in a combined sales and marketing capacity.
Following a decade break from the business, Sion was asked to return in 2014 as Business Development Manager.
Now a Sales & Marketing Director, Sion leads the Marketing, New Business and Existing Client Services teams.
Sion’s focus is on creating and maintaining strong client relationships as well as analysing business growth, team productivity and the overall sales pipeline.
Business Applications Director
Charlie has been with Akita for over 10 years. Joining as an engineer, he has progressed through various roles with the helpdesk, proactive support, account management and sales departments.
As Business Applications Director he oversees our business applications division.
Here, he leads a team of consultants and analysts developing business intelligence and digital transformation solutions for organisations worldwide.
Sean joined Akita as part of a small team of six engineers in 2010. Sean introduced and implemented many of the technical solutions and processes which are core to the Company’s operations.
A key achievement of Sean’s has been pioneering Akita’s cloud technologies and establishing the datacentre services. He designed, implemented and continues to scale Akita’s cloud solutions which now span multiple data centres across the UK.
As Akita has grown, Sean has personally selected and nurtured a dedicated team of infrastructure experts and is responsible for the Support Services team. Under his guidance and leadership, the team continues to develop and manage Akita’s data centre services, and provide support for our customers.