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Stephen Grant

Executive Chairman

Stephen is responsible for Cititec’s strategic direction. He continues to lead Cititec’s  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion practices and is at the forefront of its community involvement. He is one of the original founders of the company and has over 30 years of managing and succeeding in business.

He was the majority partner in Excelian, a world leading Murex systems integrator that recently sold to Luxoft. He also has international experience working in Mexico as head of the British Chamber of Commerce and Casa William Mayer, which sold capital-backed engineering projects to Mexican industry.

Stephen is proudly a mentor at the Amos Bursary and has been a key supporter of the Hoja Project which brings a first-class education free of charge to over 400 rural students at its school in Tanzania. He is a patron of The Royal Academy of Arts and is also working with his wife as Executive Producer helping to raise finance for European / Mexican co-productions

Craig Grant

Director of Sales

Craig Grant is a Board Director and has established himself as one of the most knowledgeable and respected recruiters in the market, helping to gain Cititec a recruitment partner status with Murex.  He has spent over 9 years working within the Murex market and is directly responsible for developing the Trading Applications division at Cititec.

Craig is one of the most successful consultants and managers in Cititec’s history. He has added value to every area of the business and is an influential member of the Business Innovation Team, as well as an advocate for the ISO9001, ISO1400, Equality Assured and Investors in People Standards. 

Craig is incredibly passionate about customer service-driven recruitment, and focuses much of his time championing this philosophy and is a highly influential leader at Cititec, whilst also remaining a central figure within the Murex recruitment world. He currrently lives in North London with his wife and two sons.

Richard Newsum

Director of Finance

Richard has more than 30 years’ experience as a practicing chartered accountant. Before he moved to a start-up company in 2001, which was developing an innovative multi-utility billing system, he had been an audit partner with Wilson Wright & Co., a City-based firm of accountants.

In 2007, Richard joined Cititec as financial controller. Today he is finance director and plays a vital role in ensuring financial compliance with UK and international legislation, in financial planning, and in helping to develop the company’s strategic direction.

Robert Benveniste

Director of Sales

Robert is a Board Director of Cititec and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of world class recruitment service to our global candidates and clients. He specialises in Trading Systems and Commodities Trading. 

Robert began his recruitment career within defence and aerospace, placing software engineers building mission critical software. He then progressed to telecoms, where Robert managed the joint venture between Vodafone and Vivendi, called Vizzavi, which was the start of the mobile revolution.

Robert is most passionate about emerging technologies such as Crypto Currency, Data Analytics, and IoT, as well as helping all of Cititec’s people to develop their careers and enable them to reach their full potential. He currently lives in Hertfordshire with his two daughters and fiancée, and his two cats Digit and Doby.

Our consultants

Ed Ranson

Principal Murex Consultant

Sarah Germain

Principal Murex Consultant

Waqar Ali

Software Development Consultant

Jovi Francis

Senior Infrastructure Specialist (Contract)

Colin Gibson

Software/Web Development Specialist

Viktor Olaku

Recruitment Consultant

James Ward

Recruitment Consultant

Shaleen Vimal

Principal Consultant

Jessica Davies

Recruitment Consultant

Adam Rawat

IT Infrastructure Consultant

Nick Davey

Principle Consultant

Myles Lewis

Recruitment Consultant

Andrea Garvey

Head of Client Development

Business Services

Lisa Stuart-Grant

Head of Legal

Daisy Lawrence

Office Manager, HR Lead & IMS Manager

Melanie Germain

Business Systems Manager

Steve Lynch

Financial Controller

Ben Iddon

Accounts Coordinator

James Gunn

Credit Controller

Brooke Donoghue

Contracts & Compliance Coordinator

Chi Lan Ly

Contracts & Compliance Administrator

Matt Cramer

IT Manager

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