Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.
- Steve Jobs
Ashish RainaCEO & Founder
15 fantastic years in Technology working with great people, systems and data, starting from Oracle to Rail Europe (SNCF). Founded Ardent and Spotless Data focussed on delivering brilliant, fast and current Big Data and technology solutions. Joy is what we’ve achieved as a team at Ardent, time with family, running and any work for social causes, especially children charities. I’m told my barbecues are mind blowing!
Giri DamodaranVP Software Solutions
As VP software I have been driving the organisation to produce outstanding world class results with quality and improved productivity. After graduating from The University of Bedfordshire, I have been focused on corporate strategy considering various aspects of business growth including Brand and Marketing. I love long drives and mountaineering.
Rupert MatthewsFinance Director
Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser by training, whose background is in corporate tax in the London office of Deloitte. I’m passionate about growing businesses and am excited to be plotting a bright financial future for Ardent. My main outside interests are deep value investing and improving my double handed backhand. I support Cambridge United FC, follow Arsenal FC and England and nowadays listen mainly to (Northern) Soul music.
Victoria ScottMarketing Director
After a degree in Biochemistry, a few years as a head chef and travelling, I spent too many years to mention working in National Press and International Magazines, creating marketing solutions for some of the world’s biggest brands. I love skiing, crosswords, running and Thai & Indian food. Of course I also love my beautiful and brilliant 17-year-old daughter, my fab cook of a husband and our cat Socks.
Vincent IwekaBusiness Development
I have firm roots in data and technology having worked with most of the big 5 research agencies and IBM SPSS. What I love about this job is bringing life-changing solutions. My passions are my family and my football team. I am a proud father of 2 very energetic boys and an avid Liverpool FC fan, both of which are probably responsible of every strand of grey on my head!
Harshad PrajapatiAVP Projects Delivery and Quality
I have worked for over 18 years on Databases and Big Data, so I have an intimate knowledge of various platforms including Hadoop, SQL server, Oracle and Redshift. A lot of my work has been in Content Discovery Platforms within the media and publishing sectors over the last few years. I love to play cricket especially when I get to bat and I enjoy listening to folk music.
Amit RainaChief Operating Officer
12 years managing operations, infrastructure and people. Well known for my attention to detail and everyone knows, I love to do it perfectly. I enjoy developing processes, negotiating with suppliers & people motivation and management. People often say that it’s difficult to find any mistake in my craft or at least I don't allow them to. I love sports - but only watching, and landscape photography and travel when I can.
Julie BottrillHR and Information Officer
My background is over 25 years in retail banking. At Ardent for the past 2 years, I have conducted all business within ISO standards and guidelines to ensure all the company data and information is kept safe and secure. I have a 6 year old daughter; and my life revolves around her. Quality family time, cooking, fine wines, travelling and socialising are my favourite pastimes.