Meet the Team

Matthew Skelton

Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting, he specialises in helping organisations to adopt and sustain good practices for building and operating software systems: Continuous Delivery, DevOps, aspects of ITIL, and software operability.

Quick facts
favourite distance: 10k
favourite engine size: 750cc
favourite lens: 50mm f1.4
favourite breed: terrier.

Rob Thatcher

Rob Thatcher has worked in IT since the mid 1990′s, taking on roles in technical operations, systems support, network engineering, project management, team management through to board level as IT Director of a Financial Services company in the City of London.

Quick facts
favourite medium: oils
favourite direction: downhill
favourite make: Rickenbacker
favourite brew: Shepherd Neame

Jovile Bartkeviciute

Jovile is our in-house researcher, whose background in technology keeps our reading lists full and provides us support exploring new technology as it appears. She has been working as an administrator, manager and business coordinator since acquiring a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2011.

Quick facts
favourite pet: scorpion
favourite shade: lime
favourite town: Saltsburg
favourite temperature: -10°C

Manuel Pais

Manuel Pais is a DevOps advocate, with a mixed background as developer, build manager and QA lead. Jack of all trades, master of continuous improvement, Manuel enjoys helping organizations adopt test automation, continuous delivery and cloud, from both technical and human perspectives. He has worked on a range of technologies (Java, .Net, web, mobile) and industries (banking, telecom, defense and aviation).

Quick facts
favourite race: fim da Europa (end of Europe)
favourite wine: red
favourite accomplishment: being a dad
favourite team: SL Benfica

Rich Bosomworth

Richard Bosomworth has worked amongst IT systems from hardware to enterprise since 1995 and is now an AWS Certified solutions Architect with focus for design and support of resilient web scale infrastructures and highly available database deployments.
He enjoys helping organisations realise potential for efficiency and growth through adoption of cloud technologies and thinks you shouldn’t need any other operating system than Linux.

Quick facts
Childhood hero: Scotty from Star Trek
favourite cycle ride: anywhere in the Yorkshire Dales
favourite cartoon character: Foghorn Leghorn.


John Clapham

John Clapham is an experienced coach, trainer, and consultant, specializing in DevOps and Agile. He helps teams to build great products, creating environments and systems which are effective, productive and enjoyable to work in. John draws on broad experience as an engineer and lead, he has built web and enterprise applications in publishing, telecommunications, commerce, defense and public sector arenas.

Quick facts
favorite medium: Lego
favorite make: Trek
favorite brew: Cortado