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35 years of experience, specialist skills and trusted relationships

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to enable publishers and customers to optimise their procurement process and create value for all stakeholders, sustainably. Our B Corp™ Certification recognises our positive impact across all stakeholders: employees, communities, customers, suppliers and our planet.

We invest in our people and technology to deliver the leading enterprise software procurement platform in Europe. And we pride ourselves on our great service, competitive prices, and product expertise.

QBS Software Ltd is part of QBS Technology Group.

OUR VALUES

Our ambitious growth is supported by passionate employees who exceed our partners’ expectations and share the same values.
Passionate
Passionate
We’re enthusiastic, and care about what we do and who we serve. We strive to provide the best experience and results for our customers and vendors alike, innovating and ‘going the extra mile’ all of the time.
Accountable
Accountable
We take pride in our work and our actions towards others and our world. We are empowered to make a difference and are accountable for ‘delivering stakeholder value’ and business results.
Successful
Successful
We believe business success has to be ‘win-win’, so we focus on positive outcomes for customers, vendors, employees and community in equal measure – adding value personally and professionally.
Trusting
Trusting
We ‘trust and are trusted’ – to be our authentic, diligent selves in a supportive and rewarding environment, and to deliver the best results and experience for all our stakeholders.

OUR PEOPLE

Our team of leaders each bring their own unique skills and expertise to the company to achieve growth with our customers and vendors.
Dave Stevinson
Dave Stevinson
Group Chief Executive Officer

With a 20-year background in leadership at several global technology firms and five years transforming regional distributors, Dave has a passion for software and is keen on data analytics and process automation in particular. He holds a BSc (Hons) from Lancaster University, an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School and is on the Harvard Business School OPM programme. Dave was recognised by Bloomberg as a Breakaway CEO in the 2019 EMEA cohort and is a regional finalist in the EY 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year. He is a keen rackets and court tennis player.
Kumar Bhamidipati
Kumar Bhamidipati
Group Chief Operating Officer

With over 25 years’ experience in senior leadership roles across global multicultural environments, Kumar is adept at achieving sustainable business results. He has a proven track record for defining and delivering strategy, developing people, and managing transformational projects to improve business processes. Kumar is an avid cricket fan.
Dave Gooley
Dave Gooley
Group Financial Controller

A chartered accountant since 2011, Dave completed five years in audit with BDO in New Zealand before transferring to London. He has worked across a range of sectors and business sizes and has experience with both UK GAAP and IFRS reporting and consolidations for international groups. Before joining QBS in 2018, Dave was Group Financial Controller of a private-equity backed business.
Steven Turner
Steven Turner
Group Chief Legal Officer

Steven is a qualified lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in a wide range of roles. He began his career as a litigator at international law firm Eversheds Sutherland working in their Manchester, Shanghai and Hong Kong offices. In 2018 he transitioned to an in-house role as the head of the legal and compliance team at telecommunications distributor Nycomm/Nimans. There he played a key role in the company’s sale to the Midwich Group, a UK PLC. Steven joined QBS in May 2022 and is responsible for overseeing all risk, compliance and governance matters across the organisation.
Jonathan Beswick
Jonathan Beswick
Group Head of IT

Jonathan has over 25 years’ experience in all areas of IT, from ERP Systems, BI, Infrastructure, Strategy and Procurement. Jonathan has a proven track record of implementing complex projects throughout UK and Europe in various industries from E-comm, Distribution and Manufacturing. He is passionate about technology and how that can enhance and simplify how we operate in out day to day.
Andreea Dumitrescu
Andreea Dumitrescu
Managing Director UK&I

Andreea has worked at QBS since 2010 and is experienced across the business, with hands-on expertise in cross-functional team leadership, strategic sourcing, IT procurement, supplier management and business operations. She possesses a track record of achievements and a proven ability to increase productivity while building successful partnerships. Her BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, combined with the MBA in Digital Innovation Management from Brunel Business School, have enabled her to maximize efficiency and generate sustainable growth.
Marcus Denner
Marcus Denner
Managing Director Europe


Marcus Denner has been working in various positions in the IT industry since graduating with a degree in business informatics in 2004. He has joined the QBS Software GmbH team 2013, first as Key Account Manager, then from 2016 on as Head of Sales, and since 2022 as Managing Director Europe. Together with the managing directors, Marcus has developed QBS Software GmbH into one of the leading non-standard distributors in Europe.
Therese Stevinson
Therese Stevinson
Group Sustainability & Diversity Officer

Responsible for both the ESG and DEI programmes in QBS, Therese has a background in corporate identification and communication for a number of public sector and private companies. Therese is extremely passionate about sustainability, has been the driving force behind QBS being independently verified as carbon neutral since 2021 and certifying as a B Corporation in August 2022. Therese has a BA (hons) in Marketing and Design from Lancaster University.
Colin Lee
Colin Lee
Group Head of People Operations

Colin has over 20 years’ experience in diverse roles across business operations and HR in the IT industry. He works closely with the senior leadership team, providing end to end HR business advice, and operational support. With an impressive record of achievements, Colin has led HR functions to successfully deliver high quality services, ranging from organisational restructures and TUPE transfers, to the implementation of revised terms and conditions and new pay and grading structures.
Sofia Modiati-Warlow
Sofia Modiati-Warlow
Head of Human Capital

Sofia heads our Human Capital team and is responsible for leading on all aspects of our Human Capital strategy. Sofia and her team support the growth of the business through the creation of a diverse workforce with the skills needed to deliver our strategy. Building on our culture and core values, she has a strong focus on employee engagement, talent and succession planning, people development, ensuring a rewarding environment in which our people can thrive.
Sofia has over 15 years’ experience in the Human Resources industry across the professional services, drug discovery, software, and IT sectors.
She has a Master’s in Human Resource Management and is a Chartered Member of the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development.
Claire Stott
Claire Stott
Head of Marketing

With over 12-years of marketing experience and 9-years of management experience, Claire is responsible for the group marketing strategy for QBS Technology Group and leads the regional marketing teams to deliver effective marketing campaigns on behalf of its vendor network.
Claire has experience within the industries of cybersecurity SaaS distribution, commercial property development, retail and leisure asset management in addition to 5-years of account management experience for point-of-sale and merchandising campaign delivery for global blue-chip and designer brands.
Andreea Dumitrescu
Andreea Dumitrescu
Managing Director UK&I

Andreea has worked at QBS since 2010 and is experienced across the business, with hands-on expertise in cross-functional team leadership, strategic sourcing, IT procurement, supplier management and business operations. She possesses a track record of achievements and a proven ability to increase productivity while building successful partnerships. Her BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, combined with the MBA in Digital Innovation Management from Brunel Business School, have enabled her to maximize efficiency and generate sustainable growth.
Brian Daden
Brian Daden
Head of Sales

After graduating with a law degree from the University of East Anglia in 2014, Brian Daden embarked on a vibrant career in the cybersecurity sector, accumulating nearly ten years of sales expertise. Boasting a rich array of experiences and a demonstrable record of success, Brian adeptly leads the MSP Team and oversees a group of account managers, handling QBS' major resellers. He plays a pivotal role in spearheading key customer relationships, a testament to his proven ability to cultivate and inspire his teams, consistently resulting in exceptional business achievements.
Paul Olliver
Paul Olliver
Vendor Aquisitions and Product Manager
With 25 years of experience in the retail sector, Paul heads up the consumer facing business for QBS Software. He is experienced across the business, having covered multiple roles over the many years he has worked for QBS, but he has a particular wealth of knowledge when it comes to cyber security. He enjoys the work he does each and every day and continues on his journey to find the most relevant and in demand brands for the consumer market.
James Mulvey
James Mulvey
Sales Manager MSP Division

With almost a decade of experience in the world of software sales, James is adept at developing partner relationships and communicating concisely. He is responsible for streamlining partners' software procurement journeys, not only by recommending solutions, but also by promoting monthly billing and keeping all informed of the latest industry trends, particularly around network security. James has a passion for the great outdoors and enjoys cycling, running and all racket sports.
Dave Gooley
Dave Gooley
Group Financial Controller

A chartered accountant since 2011, Dave completed five years in audit with BDO in New Zealand before transferring to London. He has worked across a range of sectors and business sizes and has experience with both UK GAAP and IFRS reporting and consolidations for international groups. Before joining QBS in 2018, Dave was Group Financial Controller of a private-equity backed business.
Colin Lee
Colin Lee
Group Head of People Operations
Colin has over 20 years’ experience in diverse roles across business operations and HR in the IT industry. He works closely with the senior leadership team, providing end to end HR business advice, and operational support. With an impressive record of achievements, Colin has led HR functions to successfully deliver high quality services, ranging from organisational restructures and TUPE transfers, to the implementation of revised terms and conditions and new pay and grading structures.
Ikramul Khaled
Ikramul Khaled
Group Head of Vendor Alliances

Ikramul has been with QBS since 2018 and has been instrumental in developing the Publisher Success department. With his background in consumer sales and a passion for software and technology, he has created and executed go-to-market strategies for key partners while building an engaged and driven team. Ikram has completed a leadership programme to enhance his coaching and management skills, and he has a keen interest in music, occasionally playing the guitar.
Martin Clarke
Martin Clarke
Account Director

At QBS since 2015, Martin joined with a wealth of knowledge and experience of the IT reseller ecosystem, having previously worked as an account manager at two enterprise resellers. Managing some of QBS' largest accounts, Martin is a methodical, organised leader and quick-thinking problem solver who uses his experience to provide effective solutions while ensuring the partner receives the best quality service.
Thiviya Pathmakandan
Thiviya Pathmakandan
Renewals Team Leader

Thiviya has a proven track record of working with vendors and customers to build and maintain strong and effective relationships over the past 5 years. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, and is currently working towards a CMI-accredited People Leadership qualification. Thiviya is committed to achieving high retention rates for managed vendors, as well as mentoring and coaching team members to ensure a highly efficient team.
Carmen Ciobotaru
Carmen Ciobotaru
Operations Manager

Carmen has been with QBS for over 8 years. With her solutions-oriented mindset, Carmen formulates and drives a high-standard approach towards all business operations. She is responsible for coaching and mentoring several teams, and ensures that all activities support and strengthen the company’s strategic objectives. She is passionate about learning and development, and is currently enrolled on a People Leadership programme, boosting her management skills and confidence as a professional and as a leader.
Niraj Patel
Niraj Patel
Account Director

Niraj is an ambitious account director with over 15 years of software sales experience and the desire to learn and achieve a lot more as his career progresses. His qualifications in computer science combined with his sales, business development and technical experience, makes him a well-rounded account manager. He has a great track record of success and has extensive knowledge of tier 3 & 4 software vendors.
Melissa Lanza
Melissa Lanza
Pricing Team Leader

Melissa is a highly qualified professional, holding a diploma from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). She has 7 years of experience managing vendors and publishers at QBS, and is committed to maintaining the highest standards of business relationships. She is passionate about achieving excellence and strives to maximise her impact.

OUR STORY

With over 35 years in the Channel we have successfully refined our unique combination of technology, specialist skills and trusted relationships.

QBS Software was founded in 1987. In 2001 we celebrated record growth by opening our new London HQ. Since 2019, our parent company, QBS Technology Group, has been carefully acquiring companies that add value to our customers and extend our European presence.