Management Team



Steve Harris
Steve Harris - EVP

Steve is the EVP of the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice, formerly SIPHON. Steve has over 20 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry and is a co-founder of SIPHON Networks Ltd, focusing on the overall strategy and direction of the company. Prior to setting up SIPHON, Steve held various Regional VP EMEA roles at VC funded technology companies such as NexTone (acquired by Genband) and Covergence (acquired by Acme Packet). Steve experience also comprises spending over 8 years at Nortel and being a founding staff member at Huawei UK.

Rob Smith
Rob Smith - Technical Director

Rob is the Technical Director of of the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice and co-founder of SIPHON Networks Ltd. Rob manages all technology and operational functions within the UC practice, with over 20 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry and 15 years specifically focused within the SIP technology sector. Rob has a long history of working 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 is the Head of Finance and Business Operations for the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice. Cath has been with the company since 2015 and has a varied role which spans across finance, logistics and HR. Cath’s responsibilities encompass the overall financial management, resourcing and talent management and overseeing the logistics associated with the company’s distribution offering.

Jeff Bevins
Jeff Bevins - Technical Operations Director

Jeff is responsible for the Technical Operations team within the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice. 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 the company 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 the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice, who 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 Nuvias UC, formerly SIPHON Technical team.

Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper - Sales Director (Cloud Infrastructure and Services)

Chris is one of the Sales Directors within the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice and runs all sales activity in the core UC infrastructure business as well as across cloud services. Chris joined Nuvias UC, 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 (UC Distribution, Video and Collaboration)

Ed is one of the Sales Directors within the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice and leads all sales activity across our UC distribution business, as well as heading up the video & collaboration pillar. Ed has a very strong sales background within channel and solution selling, and prior to joining Nuvias UC, 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.

Ciaran Bolger
Ciaran Bolger - Sales Director (International UC Distribution, Microsoft)

Ciaran is one of the Sales Directors within the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice and leads all international sales activity across the distribution business as well as heading up the Microsoft pillar. 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.




Joost van Wijk
Joost van Wijk - Sales Director (BeNeLux and Nordics)

Joost is the Sales Director of the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice, responsible for all sales activity within BeNeLux and the Nordics. Joost comes with a strong background in delivering VoIP services and previously worked for a leading reseller in the Netherlands for 18 years in various roles. Joost established the Nuvias UC offices in the Netherlands.

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 the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice. Prior to joining the company, Ian spent 3 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 Nuvias UC, formerly SIPHON technical team.




Piotr Kostecki
Piotr Kostecki - Head of Support

Piotr joined the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice, formerly SIPHON, in March 2012 and is responsible for the Technical Support team across all products in the Nuvias UC portfolio. With over 10 years working in the industry, Piotr’s expertise spans Unified Communications, VoIP, and related IT technologies. Prior to joining the company, 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 the company in January 2014, John is the Cloud Services Manager within the Nuvias Unified Communications Practice. John is responsible for managing customer onboarding and support within the cloud services team, as well as delivering customer training for the cloud portfolio of productrs. 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 is the Customer Service Manager within the Nuvias Unified Communications practice. With over 15 years’ experience in the logistics and customer service industry, Claire brings a diverse and important skillset to the business. Claire joined Nuvias UC, formerly SIPHON, in April 2015 and she oversees the day-to-day handling of returns, order processing, warehouse operations and logistics.