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Management Team


PAUL BLUNDELL

CEO
Paul brings more than 35 years of business experience to PRQA, with more than half in the software industry. He has served as chief executive of various companies over the last 30 years and has been involved in a number of start-up operations. Paul has held key positions at major international companies including Spectrum Energy and Exploration Services, Merlin Geophysical Ltd, and Sefel Geophysical. He holds an MA from Trinity College · Dublin University.

FERGUS BOLGER

CTO
Fergus is a 30-year veteran of the hardware and software computing industry. During his 13 years at Amdahl Corporation and for more than a decade with PRQA, Fergus has filled management and engineering roles in development and advanced testing. He has extensive experience with mainframe, client-server, Unix and Windows platforms and has special interest in software process, software systems design, automated tooling, and high-quality and maintainable large software systems. Fergus earned his Degree and Masters in Engineering from University College Dublin.

HARRY DEHALY

HEAD OF SALES
Harry is an accomplished sales professional with more than 20 years of experience in high-value IT solution sales. He joined Programming Research as a senior sales executive in 2000 to build the United States market with a specific focus on the defense, automotive and medical sectors. He is also responsible for the company’s growth in Asia/Pacific, establishing the direct and channel infrastructure. Based on his extensive international experience he has been selected as a member of the Department of Trade and Industry – Software and Computer Services advisory panel.

EVGUENI KOLOSSOV

R&D DIRECTOR
Evgueni has his whole career in science and software development. He is managing software projects and people in scientific areas for more than 30 years. He is internationally recognised specialist with over 60 publications in different areas, regular presenter at scientific and industrial conferences. During last 10 years he has been developing new products for ID Business Solutions (IDBS) for pharmaceutical industry, has been managing software development at Scientific Software Solutions, and at Cerulean (Molins PLC). Evgueni has PhD in Organic Chemistry and Computer Science from St.Petersburg Institute of Technology, and multiple BSc from St.Petersburg University. He is a member of New York Academy of Science.

BHAV CHAUHAN

CFO
Bhav is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of in-depth financial and practical management experience; she is responsible for finance and investor relations. Additionally, Bhav manages HR and facilities. Previously, she held various senior management positions at a number of large organizations including Sefel Geophysical Ltd, Spectrum Energy and Information Technology Ltd., Zoo Clothing Ltd, and Ultimate Clothing Ltd.

JILL BRITTON

MANAGER, CONSULTING SERVICES GROUP
Jill has 30 years of software experience in a variety of areas including defense, automotive, telecommunications and education. She has in-depth knowledge of design, development and quality processes and a particular interest in coding standards. At PRQA, Jill leads a world-wide group of high-capability technical consultants in delivering value-added products and services to customers. Jill holds a Masters’ degree in Computer Science from Brunel University.

JOHN MCCONNELL

MARKETING DIRECTOR
John has spent his career in technology, both big and small companies. His forte is challenging these organizations to become market/business driven. John spent 13 years at Motorola where he was Business and Product Marketing Director for the $150m 2-way radio business in Europe, Middle East & Africa. He then joined QoSmetrics a technology startup, developing test tools to help to deliver value-added IP services. Prior to joining Programming Research John spent five years as a Senior Manager at Accenture, spearheading the company’s drive into embedded software which culminated in the acquisition of Nokia’s Symbian development team. John has a BSc in Physics from Warwick University and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He is a Member for the Chartered Institute of Marketing.