The Leadership Team
The leadership team at Vysiion are highly experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds. Having started in industry at some of the country’s most high profile businesses, the leadership team bring corporate-level service delivery professionalism combined with warmth, openness and ethical practice.
Bruce Brain, Chairman
Bruce is Chairman of Vysiion and alongside CEO, Peter Clapton, he secured investment for RFL Communications’ acquisition of ITS and Zantra Technologies in 2015.
With a proven pedigree in supplying critical communications and IT solutions to Government and emergency services, Bruce has acted as a Group Board executive for large global systems integrators. He has presided over a number of private equity backed management buy outs and provided leadership to organisations with revenues of over £250m.
Bruce led the growth of the company that would become SunGard and as CEO led their Public Sector activities until 2008. Following this Bruce pursued a number of other business interests including the purchase and sale of Vysionics and the formation of Zantra Technologies, now part of Vysiion.
For his services to the industry Bruce holds The Prince Philip Award for services to Information Technology.
Peter Clapton, CEO
Peter led Vysiion’s formation and the integration of the three companies which came together in 2015.
A blend of leadership, commercial acumen and technical expertise enabled Peter to build lasting strategic partnerships with leading systems integrators, product vendors and customers. All of whom now rely on Vysiion services to successfully deliver critical communications and infrastructure projects in the UK and internationally.
Peter joined RFL Communications in 1995 as Sales Director and took the reigns as CEO in 2000. Under Peter’s leadership RFL developed a strong solution offering to utilities and rapidly became recognised both individually and collectively as leaders in their specialist market space.
In 2011, RFL were ranked in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 100.
Scott Paton, Chief Operating Officer
Scott, is responsible for Vysiion’s strategic direction for customer service and operational delivery. He brings over 20 years of successful managed service delivery and expertise in improving operational effectiveness.
With a focus on understanding and exceeding the needs of employees, customers, partners and shareholders Scott has consistently developed class leading service delivery and support capabilities. Enabling customers to realise the benefits of both traditional managed IT services and the adoption of cloud services.
Customer experience is paramount for Scott, who ensures the commercial, technical and operational aspects of service are aligned to customer requirements and expectations.
Strong bid management, contract and commercial negotiation skills have been honed in previous senior roles at Vysionics, Capita, SunGard Public Sector, Vivista and Securicor Information Systems.
Patrick Hickey, Head of Finance
Patrick is Head of Finance with responsibility for Vysiion’s financial integrity and the commercial sustainability of its solutions and services.
Highly respected for track record in being able to support organisations achieve rapid and ambitious grow, Patrick has mentored finance teams who have supported rapid growth from £6m turnover to over £120m.
Patrick has also worked within organisations that have been subject to a variety of ownership ranging from UK and US listed companies to private-equity backed management buyouts.
Prior to joining Vysiion, Patrick was Financial Controller in the Digital & Software Solutions Division of Capita plc. Responsibilities included working capital improvement, financial controls, governance and on-boarding of corporate acquisitions.
Joss Ryan, Operations Director
Joss is responsible for Vysiion’s infrastructure and communications delivery performance and as Operations Director is focused upon supporting Vysiion’s growth whilst satisfying our clients’ customer service requirements.
With over 20 years’ experience and a successful career specialising in the UK’s Utilities, Telecom and Infrastructure sector Joss has established a reputation for first class delivery.
Joss has a wealth of sector, management, project and operational knowledge gained from a career working with and alongside a number of core infrastructure and communications organisations.
Previous roles include operational, project and key account management experience gained with National Grid where she played a key role in the delivery, maintenance and account management of significant UK fibre networks and communication requirements for Vodafone, Hutchinson 3G and Global Crossing. This ten-year period was followed up with a 13-year stint with Optilan Communications where, as a Divisional Manager, Joss directed the delivery of fibre and overhead line services for key clients such as Sky, City Fibre, Scottish Power, National Grid, Western Power, Alstom, Siemens and ABB.
Karen Broad, Company Secretary and Director
Karen is Vysiion’s Company Secretary and has worked with Bruce Brain for over 30 years.
Karen has provided support to board level executives at international organisations and played a key role in driving through a number of mergers and acquisitions in both the UK and overseas. The most recent of which led to the formation of Vysiion in 2015.
In 2008, Karen and Bruce formed Zantra Technology Ltd, a technology solutions provider. As MD, Karen oversaw Zantra provide IT services to range of high profile customers including a major South West based aerospace company, an international systems integrator and central Government department through the G-Cloud framework.