Vin Murria OBE is an experienced executive and has operated and/or advised public companies for over 30 years. Vin was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Computer Software from 2008 until 2015 and built the business organically and through acquisition from an initial cash shell to its $1.1bn  to Vista Equity Partners, delivering shareholder return of almost 1,100 per cent. The business was named Tech Company of the Year (2014) having grown to be the 3rd largest UK headquartered software business. Prior to Advanced Computer Software, Vin was founder and Chief Executive Officer of Computer Software Group plc from 2002 until 2007, which included a merger with IRIS Software, and  exit to Hellman and Friedman at a $800m million valuation. Prior to this Vin was the COO of Kewill Systems Plc (now known as BluJay Solutions which exited to a strategic for £1.8bn in 2020.). 

Vin is also a non-executive director of FTSE 250 Softcat plc, a leading provider of technology solutions and services and FTSE 100 Bunzl plc, the international distribution and services group

Gavin has developed a strong track record, holding senior positions in private equity and publicly listed businesses. Notably, he recently held senior finance and commercial transformational roles that contributed to the successful secondary buyout of Advanced Computer Software.

He played a key role in transforming Advanced Computer Software into a £2 billion enterprise value business, using a mixture of operational play books from Vista equity and leveraging best-in-class processes and integration strategies.

He benefits from over 25 years of experience in the technology and digital services sector, working on over 35 acquisitions and was involved in Vista Funds’ sale of 50% of the issued share capital of Advanced Computer Software to BC Partners in 2019, the takeover offer of Advanced Computer Software by Vista Funds in 2015 and the acquisition by Advanced Computer Software of the issued share capital of COA Solutions in 2009.

Karen has held CFO and company secretary roles since 2006 including both companies quoted on AIM and companies with a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange as well as several private companies. She is currently Finance Director of The Cardiff Property Plc which has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange. She was CFO of a debt backed joint venture between Centrica and EIG, sold to The UK Green Investment Bank and funds managed by Black Rock for over £400 million. Karen started her career with KPMG where she qualified as a chartered accountant and spent 12 years primarily specialising in transaction services working on a wide variety of cross border transactions.

Mark has many years of experience deploying private equity investment strategies in the public markets. Mark brings his background in strategic consultancy to the management team having been responsible for strategic development projects for a range of international companies including Ford Motor Company (US), Cummins (Japan) and 3M (Europe).

Previously Mark has served as a director of the following companies: a non-executive director of Zegona Communications Plc from January 2015 to May 2020, BCA Marketplace from July 2014 to December 2017, Advanced Computer Software from October 2006 to September 2012, Entertainment One from June 2009 to July 2013, Silverdell Plc from March 2006 to December 2013, Inspicio Holdings Limited from October 2005 to February 2008 and Talarius Limited September 2005 to February 2007 amongst others.

Mark is currently founder and CEO of Whaivu Holdings Limited and non-executive director at Wearexalt LLC.

Paul has had a highly successful career in the TMT sector, most recently as an Operating Partner in MXC Capital Ltd focusing on maximising shareholder value and subsequently securing exits for MXC Capital Ltd’s portfolio of software focused businesses. Paul is currently a non-executive director for Myzone Holdings Limited, Dianomi plc and XCD HR Limited and was previously a non-executive director of Tax Computer Systems plc, Castleton Technology plc and Sagacity Solutions Ltd. Prior to MXC Capital Ltd, Paul was Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Computer Software plc prior to its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners for £1.1 billion. In his five years at Advanced Computer Software, Paul oversaw a period of exceptional value creation and transformation, with responsibility for driving both organic and acquisitive growth. Previously, Paul held a number of senior roles in both financial and operational capacities, latterly as Finance Director of Redac Limited, the Alchemy backed turnaround that was subsequently sold to Advanced Computer Software for £110 million. The foundations of Paul’s career were built at Unigate, GrandMet (now Diageo) and Oracle.

Barbara has decades of experience in financial and operational management working in private equity-backed and publicly listed companies. Most recently she was non- executive director at finnCap Group plc until its merger with Cenkos in September 2023.

Barbara’s previous roles included Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Advanced Computer Software Group plc, where she worked closely with Vin Murria, until the sale to Vista in 2015; Chief Financial Officer at Computer Software Group until the merger with Iris in 2007; and Head of UK Finance for Robert’s Pharmaceuticals Inc until its merger with Shire Pharmaceuticals in 2002.