Norm Russell

Partner and Co-Founder

Norm is Partner and Co-founder at Automation Logic and leads the Financial Services practice. His consulting background gives him the ability to take a holistic “people, process and technology” approach for financial services clients that enables Automation Logic to deliver solutions that add true value and business benefit, beyond a technical implementation alone. Norm started his career as a software engineer, and was chief architect on HP’s Internet publishing architecture (Patent No. US 6,687,704). Norm helped pioneer data centre automation efforts in America and Europe through his work at Loudcloud (Opsware, acquired by HP). These days Norm is Automation Logic’s executive sponsor for client projects, guiding our vision of a fully automated world where people are free to realise their creative potential, ensuring staff engagement, and client satisfaction.

Kris Saxton

Partner and Co-Founder

Kris is Partner and Co-founder at Automation Logic and has been a Systems Engineer for more than 20 years, with more than half of that time spent building ISPs and MSPs before moving into consultancy. An acknowledged expert on all things cloud and automation, he consults for enterprise clients across both the public and private sectors, having led projects for organisations including: the Ministry of Justice, Lloyds Banking Group, Société Générale and Thomson Reuters to name a few. Kris is a regular public speaker and writer, providing a fresh perspective on how businesses can best adopt emerging technologies and business practices to deliver tangible business value.

Emily Toole

Head of Marketing

Emily joined Automation Logic in 2017 to head up all things marketing. Emily’s history is working for global technology organisations to deliver strategic change, transforming the way new services are taken to market to accelerate business growth. Working as part of multidisciplinary teams, varied and exciting roles have included aspects of: developing and launching new consulting propositions, go-to-market strategy, solution campaign management and product marketing. Emily is passionate about using marketing to promote the opportunities presented by technological advancement.

Vicky Schildkamp

Chief of Staff

Vicky joined the team in 2016 and leads all aspects of talent management and resourcing for the company. A highly-experienced HR and recruiting professional, Vicky most recently ran her own HR consulting firm providing strategic HR and Talent Management support to start ups and SMEs in the tech. sector. Prior to that Vicky headed Talent Management for email marketing software firm Pure 360, where she supported a rapid growth in the business, more than doubling permanent and contract staff there over a three year period. Tasked with all aspects of resourcing and talent management for the business, her appointment marks yet another key milestone in the development of the Automation Logic business.

Maria Khoury

Head of Delivery

Maria is the Head of Delivery at Automation Logic, managing an expanding team of Consulting Engineers to support continued business growth and acting as the first port of call for valued clients. Prior to joining Automation Logic, Maria spent nearly a decade at Pure360 in Brighton building a self-sufficient, award winning Service Delivery team and achieving Customer Excellence Standard for the organisation. As well as heading up service delivery, Maria also helped launched a new implementations team focused on on-boarding new customers to ensure they were quickly able to achieve the largest possible ROI post purchase. Maria is motivated by building teams that deliver market leading customer service, particularly in a fast paced growth environment.

Dave Upton

Head of Sales and Business Development

Dave Upton leads AL's Sales and Business Development function. Dave brings over 15-years successful experience in sales and sales leadership roles across the DevOps, Automation, Cloud and Application Release Automation space. Dave joined AL from IBM where he worked in both the Cloud & Services BU's as sales leader covering technology & services areas such as Cloud Brokerage, Cloud Services, DevOps and Application Lifecycle Management. Prior to IBM, Dave worked for a number of startups including Electric Cloud as sales director. Dave has an MBA and MSc Electronic Engineering degree.

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