Gordon Wilson, CEO

Gordon is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Advanced. Having joined the company in September 2015, he brings extensive experience in the software industry from which to continue to drive Advanced’s impressive growth trajectory. Gordon is leading Advanced’s ambitious transformation process which includes a four pillar process of reorganisation, rebranding, relocation and restructuring.

With over 20 years’ General Management experience in the software and business support sectors, Gordon’s former roles include serving as Managing Director at Kerridge Automotive Systems, ADP Dealer Services and leading Aquila Heywood, the UK’s largest provider of pension and policy administration software and services.

 

Alex Arundale, HR Director

Alex Arundale is Group HR Director at Advanced, having joined the company in February 2016. She is responsible for leading the company’s talent management and development initiatives, from recruitment through to retention.

Alex has already made a huge impact, introducing innovative new people-focused strategies including attraction strategies which actively avoids unconscious bias and was one of the first to famously ‘throw CVs out of the window’ in the recruitment process. Prior to Advanced, Alex has held a number of HR positions, most recently as Director of HR Operations at CDK International and HR Director at APD Dealer Services.

 

Andrew Hicks, CFO

Andrew Hicks is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Advanced, having joined the company in December 2015. He is responsible for leading the Group’s strategic and operational finance, legal and HR departments. He also drives strategic organic and inorganic initiatives across the group.

Andrew brings 15 years’ experience in the software sector, serving in senior finance roles in public and private equity backed firms both in the UK and USA. Most recently, he was CFO of Kewill, a global leader in multi-modal transportation software solutions, which he helped transition from a public company to private ownership. Prior to that, he worked for a number of Vista portfolio companies including Advanced’s sister company, financial services software provider Misys, and as CFO of Vista’s P2 Energy Solutions.

 

Sally Scott, CMO

Sally Scott is Chief Marketing Officer at Advanced, having been promoted to the role in December 2015. She had previously been marketing director of its Business Solutions division, delivering a breadth of back office and specialist CRM solutions to the mid and enterprise market. Sally is now responsible for aligning the company’s marketing initiatives and brand awareness to its ambitious growth plans.

Sally is passionate about ensuring that marketing makes a real and measurable contribution to sales revenue and is responsible for delivering the company’s integrated new brand, launched in April 2016 as part of the company’s transformation process. Sally brings over 15 years of senior marketing experience to Advanced. Prior to Advanced, she was head of marketing at UNIT 4.

 

Jon Wrennall, CTO

Jon is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Advanced having joined in January 2016. It is his responsibility to drive innovation and quality in the development of its suite of software solutions and services to make a difference to Advanced’s 10,000 customers.

A renowned thought leader in the technology sector, Jon has over 20 years’ experience in the industry. He spent the last five years as CTO of Fujitsu UK and Ireland, overseeing 1,200 architects and driving change across all areas of the business. Prior to moving to Fujitsu, Wrennall served as Chief Information Officer, Transformation Director and SIRO at the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), and served as Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ first Chief Technology Officer, leading the integration of the former Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise organisations.