Meet the Team
Chris Dunning - Chief Executive Officer
Chris set up TechQuarters from his second bedroom in Wimbledon, 12 years ago. He’s been a marketing manager, IT engineer and business developer in the world of IT. He grew another Managed Service Provider from 0 to 500 SME customers, requiring IT support services. Chris saw the opportunity with the Cloud in 2008, so he created TQ. He now leads the business and sales teams. He is an avid fitness fanatic, having done 30+ triathlons and an Ironman in Barcelona for his 50th birthday present! In between that intensity, he loves to chill, with a spot of golf.
Mark O'Dell - Operations Director
Mark joined TQ six years ago. He worked with Chris for 13 years in their last Managed Service provider. Mark is in charge of all things technical and operations at TQ. He too, like Chris, is an avid fitness fanatic but takes it one step further, as he has completed a number of Ironman events, and actually winning one last year. His forte is hill climbing and towing Chris up the mountains. He’s a big family man, and in the last 2 years has added a team of Chickens with a coop, in his back garden that provides tasty free range eggs for breakfast.
Laura Jones - Finance Director
Laura joined TechQuarters 3 years ago as our Finance Director. She makes sure all our books are as they should be and organises our budgets and forecasts with Chris and Mark. Her background was in audit and financial analysis with KPMG. At weekends Laura enjoys some time off with her family trekking around the hills in south Wales. You may also find her on adventures into the deepest Welsh trail paths on her supercharged Specialized mountain bike.
Phil Connor - Head of Business Development
Phil joined TechQuarters 6+ years ago and has risen to Head of Business Development. He runs all the new biz teams and is focussed on bringing new large customers to TQ. He’s always been in sales and has worked in fast paced environments but brings a real consultative edge to our sales team at TQ. Along with a few select others here, he is a qualified Sandler Sales Consultant and helps to implement that methodology across the whole business. When he downs tools, he dons his trainers and runs a marathon or two.
James Cox - Head of Account Management
James joined TechQuarters 8+ years ago and is our Head of Account Management. He looks after the entire customer base with his team and focusses his own efforts on our larger customers. His previous technical experience has helped customers see him as their surrogate CTO. He plays in goal for his lacrosse team, which won the National Championship a few years ago. He enjoys getting his steps in with Chris on the golf course and walking Ren, his black Labrador around Balham Common.
Hardy Skogstad - Head of Projects
Hardy joined TQ 9+ years ago as a project consultant and now heads up the team of consultants. His background has always been helping organisations restructure their IT infrastructure for better working practices. He has helped TQ migrate almost 300+ customers to the Cloud. He loves a good run on Richmond park and you may occasionally find him doing some serious hiking in the mountains or just a walk down by the Thames.
Michael Anderson - Head of Support
Michael joined TQ as our Support Manager many years ago, when we had just two teams. He now heads up Support and looks after a global Helpdesk team. His previous skills were running internal IT teams within larger corporates, mixed with SME services, so he was the perfect fit for TQ. A few years ago Michael was actually a successful semi-professional footballer but gave that up for technology fame and is now a big family man.
Taariq Hayat - Digital Marketing Manager
Taariq joined the business as our Digital Marketing Manager a few years ago. He has a background within the digital promotion sector, where he has worked for the last 15 years+ helping organisation achieve superior search engine rankings and delivering incoming demand for services via various digital channels. He loves swimming in his local Olympic pool, challenging himself to network with fun people all the time and is a real family man.
Bo Foulis - Marketing Manager
Bo joined TQ as our Marketing Manager more than a year ago. Her previous experience was in market research, analytics, copywriting and content creation for digital media, which combines nicely at TQ to boost our profile and drive new business opportunities, using the digital landscape. Bo is an avid surfer with her own board and on weekends she will either be on the waves or cooking up a mean BBQ or styling it out at a posh restaurant.