Management Team



Steve Harris
Steve Harris - Managing Director
Steve is a co-founder of SIPHON Networks Ltd and focuses on the overall strategy and direction of the company. Steve has over 20 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry and prior to setting up SIPHON held various Regional VP EMEA roles at VC funded technology companies such as NexTone (acquired by Genband) and Covergence (acquired by Acme Packet). Steve had previously been a founding staff member at Huawei UK and prior to this he also spent over 8 years at Nortel.
Rob Smith
Rob Smith - Technical Director
Rob is a co-founder of SIPHON Networks Ltd and manages all technology and operational functions within the business. Rob has over 20 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry, including 15 years specifically focused within the SIP technology sector, and worked with Steve in various senior technical roles at both Covergence and NexTone. Prior to that Rob worked in various technology companies based in South Wales including Ubiquity Software, Newbridge Networks and West End Networks.



Cath Wright
Cath Wright -Head of Finance and Business Operations

Cath has responsibility for the overall financial management at SIPHON and she also oversees the logistics associated with the company’s distribution offering. In addition, Cath looks after resourcing and talent management at SIPHON.

Jeff Bevins
Jeff Bevins- Technical Operations Director
Jeff is responsible for the Operations team within SIPHON. Having spent over 25 years working across organisations such as British Rail, Damovo and Ericsson, Jeff has an extensive technology skill set and a strong track record of managing operational teams. Jeff has been with SIPHON for a number of years and his solid grounding in the technology sector includes support for voice systems since 1995.



Aled Treharne

Aled Treharne - Director of Innovation & Development
Aled is the Director of Innovation & Development within SIPHON and focuses on innovation and emerging technologies to help drive the business and ensure it remains a thought leader by its customers and staff. With over 15 years spent working in service providers ranging from small ISPs to Carriers like BT and KCOM, Aled has extensive experience in Hosted UC and installed one of the first Broadsoft hosted telephony platforms in Europe. Aled is a founding member of the SIPHON Technical team.

 

 

Ciaran Bolger

Ciaran Bolger- UK Sales Director
Ciaran leads all Sales activity across our distribution business and our Microsoft practice. Ciaran comes from a very strong sales background in UC technology and Distribution. His last two roles were at EFL (UK Distributor) and most recently running UK Sales at SNOM.

 

 


Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper - Sales Director
– Chris runs all sales activity in our Core UC infrastructure business and also across our newly launched Cloud services. Chris joined us armed with experience from his time spent at several large Service Providers. He was also responsible for channel sales in HIPCOM prior to its acquisition by Broadsoft.

 

Edward House
Edward House -Sales Director – Video & Collaboration
Ed leads all sales activity across our Video & Collaboration business. Ed has a very strong sales background within channel and solution selling, and prior to joining SIPHON managed the top performing sales teams for Polycom distribution. He brings a wealth of experience across a range of collaborative solutions including video conferencing, telephony, managed services and audio visual technologies.


 

Joost van Wijk
Joost van Wijk- International Sales Director
Joost runs all Sales activity outside of the UK for International customers and has recently established the SIPHON offices in the Netherlands. Joost worked previously for a leading reseller in the Netherlands for 18 years in various roles and comes with a strong background in delivering VoIP services.
Ian Hill
Ian Hill - Head of Solution Engineering
Ian is a highly accomplished and skilled engineer who is responsible for the Solution Engineering team within SIPHON. Prior to joining SIPHON, Ian spent three years as a Systems Engineer for Move Networks where he focused on their international VoIP, IPTV and Broadband network and also worked for telecommunications vendors such as Alcatel Telecom and NewHeights Software (now CounterPath Corporation). Ian has vast accreditations across all key vendor partner technologies and is one of the founding members of the SIPHON technical team.



 

Piotr Kostecki
Piotr Kostecki - Head of Support
Piotr joined SIPHON in March 2012 and is responsible for the Technical Support team across all products in the SIPHON portfolio. With over 10 years working in the industry, Piotr’s expertise spans Unified Communications, VoIP, and related IT technologies. Prior to joining SIPHON, Piotr held senior engineer roles, supporting a wide range of vendor platforms, at VoIP service providers and ISPs based in both the UK and Poland.
John Curry
John Curry- Cloud Services Manager

Having joined SIPHON in January 2014, John is responsible for managing customer onboarding and support within the Cloud Services team. John also delivers customer training for the SIPHON cloud portfolio. With over 25 years in the industry, John’s experience includes 8 years at Siemens and, more recently, 15 years at Global Crossing in a senior engineering role focused on VoIP.



Claire Franklin
Claire Franklin - Customer Service Manager

Claire joined SIPHON in April 2015. She encourages and empowers the SIPHON customer services team to go above and beyond in their day-to-day handling of returns, order processing, warehouse operations and logistics.
With over 15 years’ experience in the logistics and customer service industry, Claire brings a diverse and important skillset to the SIPHON business.