Ian Sparling, Chief Executive Officer

Ian has responsibility for driving the revenue growth and corporate development of Soft-ex, as part of the WidePoint group. As CEO of Soft-ex, Ian has performed a major turnaround to sustainable profitability, through rationalisation, re-strategising and a focus on new markets, channels and revenue streams. Prior to his current role, Ian held the position of CFO at Soft-ex. Ian has extensive commercial and corporate experience and a strong track record of delivering results in a wide variety of international business environments with previous roles at PWC; Fitzwilton plc and has acted as a Board Advisor to a number of internationally traded Irish companies. Ian has a BComm from University College Dublin and additional business qualifications from the Smurfit Business School, Dublin Institute of Technology and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Gráinne Magfhloinn, SVP Marketing

Gráinne is responsible for developing Soft-ex’s market strategy and enabling our global CSP partnerships. In this function, she also has responsibility for product management, corporate and product marketing and Marcomms. Prior to joining Soft-ex, she was COO & Head of Global Marketing at Precision Software. She holds a BA in International Marketing & Languages from Dublin City University, Ireland and a Diploma in BWL from Universität Bayreuth in Germany.

Ian Lindsay, SVP Sales

Ian graduated with a BSC in Electrical and Electronics and took his first step into Telecommunications with Mitel, where he worked in R&D on the first digital switches and moved through the organisation from Customer Support onto Sales supporting BT. In his role as SVP Sales at Soft-ex Ian has responsibility for direct sales, partner sales and global sales for CPE & Hosted in EMEA with key clients such as BT, KPN, Telia & Ooredoo.

Frank O’Rourke, SVP Technology

Frank is responsible for the development and innovation strategy for all Soft-ex solutions. In his role he also drives the Soft-ex technology roadmap and manages the development team. Frank holds a BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and an MSc. In his previous roles he has gained extensive knowledge and technical expertise in Interactive TV & Telecoms, working with client companies such AT&T, Verizon, BT, Deutsche Telecom & Swisscom.

David Morgan, SVP Operations

David is responsible for managing and ensuring first class customer service in delivery and support of all Soft-ex solutions. David holds a BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and an MBA – specialising in international business. Previous roles include Director of Operations at Cable & Wireless in the Caribbean.

Fergus Cullen, Financial Controller

Fergus Cullen joined Soft-ex as Financial Controller in 2010. His primary role is to ensure Soft-ex has robust financial controls and complies with all Group/local reporting requirements. Following the acquisition by WidePoint Corporation, he is responsible for all financial reporting to the US. Prior to joining Soft-ex he worked in Practice with PWC, Oracle EMEA and First Data Corporation. Fergus is a Chartered Accountant with a Commerce degree from University College Dublin.