WHO WE ARE

We’re a software development company
that puts people at the heart
Of course, we’re obsessed with cutting-edge technology but it’s how much we care about people that sets us apart. Whether that’s looking after our clients, our staff or the next generation of tech talent, we know that exceptional software development is only possible with exceptional teamwork.
If you need help extending your team, building your big idea or application support, we offer a better way to do software.
MEET THE TEAM
that puts people at the heart
Of course, we’re obsessed with cutting-edge technology but it’s how much we care about people that sets us apart. Whether that’s looking after our clients, our staff or the next generation of tech talent, we know that exceptional software development is only possible with exceptional teamwork.
If you need help extending your team, building your big idea or application support, we offer a better way to do software.
MEET THE TEAM
Paul Brennan
Chairman
Paul has held numerous Executive Chair and CEO roles at private and publicly owned companies, with a particular focus on growing early-stage businesses into global and US markets.

He is currently Chair of Sunlight.io, Talmix, Cyan Forensics, and OnApp. He was Chair at platform software provider JHC prior to their sale to global financial technology company FNZ, and was Senior Independent Director at Relayware through their merger with Zift in the US.
Vlad Nanu
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Before co-founding Amdaris in 2009, Vlad led software teams at firms in Moldova and Silicon Valley before moving to Bristol in 2007. He took up the role of Co-CEO in 2016 alongside Andy Rogers.

Vlad uses his 15+ year expertise in nearshore operations and management to deliver large-scale software programs, driving successful delivery, client satisfaction, and company profitability. Vlad is a passionate woodturner and motorcyclist and enjoys hitting the road to explore new places.
Andy Rogers
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Andy began his career in 2003 where he started a digital web agency, before founding Amdaris in 2009. Since taking the reins as Co-CEO in 2016 alongside Vlad Nanu, Andy has drawn on his 15+ year career in management to lead an exciting growth phase for Amdaris. He spearheaded the revisioning and rebranding of the business establishing it as one of the fastest-growing UK software development companies.

Andy is a keen runner and enjoys traveling the world for pleasure as well as visiting clients, partners and our exceptional delivery centers.
Alex Garfitt
Non-executive Director
Alex is one of Amdaris’ Non-Executive Directors. He also sits on the board of a number of other technology and consumer brand businesses backed by BGF including DevOps Group, SLG, Ruroc and Off-Piste Wines.

Prior to BGF, Alex spent five years at KPMG in its Corporate Finance team.
Jamie Gibson
Group Finance Director
Jamie is Amdaris’ Group Finance Director. He leads a team focused on managing the accounting and financial control functions.

He also oversees strategic financial planning and corporate fundraising needed to drive a financial strategy for the profitable long-term growth of Amdaris. His career includes time at companies such as Capita, SunGard, IPWireless, and Cramer.
Sarah Smyth
Company Secretary and Group Accountant
Sarah is Amdaris’ Company Secretary and Group Accountant.

She supports the Co-CEOs and Group Finance Director with the financial management of UK operations and the co-ordination of financial information across all group companies. Previous companies include Serco and Avarto Finance.
Dominic Bridgman
Group Commercial Director
Dominic is Amdaris’ Group Commercial Director. His main responsibilities include coaching and leading the sales and customer success teams, and maintaining a high-performance commercial culture. Creating the most valuable solutions possible for our clients is always the main objective.

Prior to joining Amdaris, Dominic spent over twenty years leading sales and delivery teams at organisations such as IBM, Informatica, and Trillium Software.
Mihai Cernei
Group Chief Technology Officer
Mihai is Amdaris’ Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for determining the company’s strategies for technological development, and ensuring all technologies within projects are used efficiently, profitably, and securely. He also drives the discovery and implementation of new technologies and services that will help evolve Amdaris’ offer to its clients.

His previous experience includes sectors such as peer-to-peer payment, construction and investment management.

He holds a PhD in Physics.
Matt Lee
Group Delivery Director
Matt is Amdaris’ Group Delivery Director. He is accountable for the successful delivery of all consulting, agile and managed service engagements delivered by Amdaris.

A key area of responsibility is driving delivery excellence across all these engagements ensuring that client needs are at the forefront of everything that Amdaris does. Matt has over 20 years’ experience developing and managing complex, cutting edge IT systems for organisations such as IPL and Civica.
Glyn Blaize
Group Chief Operations Officer
Glyn Blaize was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Amdaris in April 2021. Glyn joined Amdaris from Northstar Innovation Group, a business improvement and analytics company he founded in 2015.

Glyn has held an impressive number of director roles over his career, including Commercial Director, Sales Director, and Operations Director at growing SMEs and Managing Director at Addocura.
Anna Grier
Centre Director
Anna is the Centre Director of Amdaris Romania. She is responsible for defining, implementing and maintaining appropriate operating standards and principles across Amdaris Romania. She is also responsible for managing and supporting operational business functions including HR, Marketing, Finance.

Her sector experience includes energy, recruitment and network technology.
Petru Haheu
Centre Director
Petru is the Centre Director of Amdaris Moldova. He is responsible for defining, implementing and maintaining appropriate operating standards and principles across Amdaris Moldova.

He is also responsible for managing and supporting operational business functions including HR, Marketing, Finance. Prior to his 11 years with Amdaris, Peter worked within the charity sector.
Olga Snegur
Centre Director
Olga is Centre Director of Amdaris Ukraine. Olga has international experience across various industries. She is not afraid to take risks and is passionate about her work.

Olga joined Amdaris in 2020, starting off as an IT Recruiter before being offered the opportunity to open the Odesa office and become Centre Director.
Vesela Nikolova
Centre Director
Vesela is Centre Director of Amdaris Bulgaria. Vesela has business management and founding experience in various international start-ups and consulting NGOs. She also has experience in education as a teaching assistant at the University of Maastricht and as a mentor in a business idea accelerator.

Vesela is passionate about sustainable social initiatives such as living healthy, improving the lives of people and the wellbeing of the planet.

OUR APPROACH

Proven effective processes

We practice a detailed and established agile methodology. It allows us to deliver on projects in a timely manner without compromising on quality.

We are a 10-year Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner and have an internationally recognised certification ISO 27001. As such, you can be rest-assured of the security of your data.


BENEFITS OF NEARSHORE

Closing the skills gap

There is an evident skills gap in the UK technology space, which is unable to keep up with the plethora of software solution ideas being born.

Our nearshore services offer company culture parallel to your own, proficiency in English and a similar time zone. Equally, our exceptional software teams possess unique and desirable skillsets, which power the success of every project.


ENSURING SUCCESS

Our duty to excel

Technology is evolving at a fast pace. This is both exciting and daunting for anyone delving into the realms of software development.

We want to ensure every client feels confident. The Amdaris Project Health Index (APHI) allows us to minimise risk, ensuring the delivery, scalability and security of every project. It is a simple questionnaire audit which is reviewed at key stages in a project, allowing for continuous improvement, reassurance and satisfaction.