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Our People

The people power behind SEP2.

SEP2 employ a number of talented individuals who make up the people power that supports continuous success and fosters a happy working environment. We have several hardworking teams based in our head office at Leeds and our office located in the centre of London.

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DIRECTOR

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DIRECTOR

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Tim

DIRECTOR

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COMPANY SECRETARY

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head of cyber security presales

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DIGITAL MARKETING
EXECUTIVE

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principle cyber security engineer

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business development
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Business Development Apprentice

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Cyber Security
Engineer

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Business Development Apprentice

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Cyber Security
Engineer

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Accounts Supervisor

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PRINCIPLE CYBER SECURITY ANALYST

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Jon

head of cyber security intelligence

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people manager

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Data & Accounts
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Accounts Assistant

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Business Development Apprentice

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people manager

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principle cyber security consultant

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business development
manager

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cyber security
engineer

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sales manager

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Seb

cyber security escalation engineer

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Business Development Apprentice

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Cyber Security
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Mike

Director

Mike, one of the Directors of the business, has been with SEP2 since the very beginning. No day is the same for Mike, which is something he enjoys, especially working in an industry that is at the cutting edge of tech and is becoming more and more mainstream.

Mike wears many hats at SEP2, officially he works in our Technical Presales and Marketing teams, but every day is also involved in service delivery, tech escalations, and he is also an Account Manager with his own customer accounts!

Every day at SEP2 for Mike is different, some days he will be woken up at 4am to assist a customer on a P1 call, or he could be working independently on a new service specification or replying to tender requests.

One of Mike’s inspirations is Richard Branson because of his passion for employee value, a couple of his favourite quotes are: “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to” and “I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers and that people flourish when they are praised.”

Outside of work, Mike also acts as tech support for his family and friends, so never really has a day off!

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Paul

Director

As a founder of SEP2, Paul was here at the start and works in our technical team. Paul has been in the Cyber Security industry for over 15 years and still enjoys each day in a rapidly changing environment. He likes to know he is contributing to the protection against cyber threats.

Every day there are a variety  of new challenges at SEP2, and no day is the same. 

Paul is inspired by people who have an infallible focus to make extraordinary differences in the world and that’s what makes him push for success in his team. 

Even with the exponential growth of the technical team, Paul will always want to be amongst the front line, ‘There’s a buzz you get collaborating with likeminded engineers, solving problems.’ The integrity of Pauls work is of upmost importance, for him it’s about SEP2 doing things the right way.

Paul winds down with a round of golf or cycling the hills of Yorkshire and keeping up with anything Cyber Security!

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Tim

Director

Tim joined SEP2 in 2016 following a successful sales career that started back in 2003 as a cold caller when Cyber Security was a less-well-known industry called IT Security. 

Tim is a director at SEP2, with most of his energy spent across the companies’ commercial functions.

Ever since being an 11-year-old shoe salesman in his family business, one of the most important business lessons he learned from his mother was “Turnover is Vanity, Profit is Sanity.” (Thanks, Mum).

In his spare time, playing rugby is now thankfully historical, but watching his son play rugby and anything involving Ulster, Ireland or the British Lions makes him think he can still play!

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Natalie

company secretary

Natalie has been with SEP2 since day one and has helped develop the People Powered part of the business.

Natalie works in Operations, where her team enable the smooth running of the business, allowing SEP2 to efficiently assist the evolution of the business and its people. 

Natalie has many inspirations in life, particularly people who focus on demystifying autism, she is inspired and fascinated by anybody willing to dissect issues particularly related to human behaviours and who advocate for those who need it.

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James

HEAD OF CYBER SECURITY PRESALES

James works in our Presales department and has been with the business since March 2021.

The constant challenge and the evolving security landscape which requires constant learning is what keeps James on his toes and is why he enjoys working in Cyber Security. No two customers or environments are the same, so the more informed he is, the better service he can provide our customers.

A day in the life of James at SEP2 involves having conversations with customers, both current and potential, to discuss upcoming and ongoing projects. James also spends time working between the Presales and Engineering teams to ensure our customers are getting the best experience.

In his free time, James thoroughly enjoys weightlifting, which has led him to convert his garage into a home gym!

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Payten

digital marketing executive

Payten has worked at SEP2 since the beginning of 2021 and works in our Marketing team. 

The best thing about working at SEP2 for Payten is working with a group of people who are enthusiastic, helpful and kind. Payten says “It’s so refreshing to be surrounded by people who want to not only celebrate each other’s success but encourage and help each other to succeed.” 

There are never two days the same working in Marketing which is why Payten enjoys it, as there is always something new to learn, and always something fun to be doing. 

In her spare time, Payten enjoys being outdoors, going to the gym and listening to music. 

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Kieron

principle CYBER SECURITY engineer

Kieron has been with SEP2 since 2019 and works in our support team.

For Kieron, there is no typical day at SEP2, for one day he can be working through open tickets, another day you could be working on a priority case for the duration of the day, and another day you could be working on an ongoing project, but what Kieron enjoys is that the mix of challenges keeps the role fresh and interesting.

Kieron likes that within the support team everybody works well together, and shares knowledge between every level and are constantly being encouraged to learn.

In his spare time, Kieron’s current favourite hobby is working on his allotment, which gives him a nice change of scenery and a break from technology.

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James

business development apprentice

James has worked for SEP2 since 2020 and works in our Sales team. 

The passion which everyone working in this sector displays is what keeps James motivated, and excited to be working in Cyber Security, whether that be his colleagues, partners, or customers.

A day for James starts with a Sales Team morning call where everyone will catch up and run through each of their plans for the day. Then he will normally begin his activities for the day which involves calling customers and catching up with any prospects or deals.

In his spare time, James has been working as a swim teacher which he has done for the last 5 years and was a great progression for him from competitive swimming

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Anthony

Business Development Apprentice

Anthony joined SEP2 in July 2021 and is part of our Sales Team working as a Business Development Apprentice.

Anthony says “I love how fast the cyber security sector has been growing and will continue to grow. Especially with the massive increase we have seen in people working from home, everything has gone online and so people are going to need cyber security to keep them and their company safe.”

Most of Anthony’s day is spent prospecting and contacting potential customers. Anthony also makes sure he is always doing some kind of training also to make sure that his knowledge is good enough to have a high-level conversation with everyone he speaks to and to make sure that he is keeping up with the everchanging cyber security landscape.

In his spare time, he thoroughly enjoys scooter riding, playing football and socialising with his friends.

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Sergejs

Cyber Security Engineer

Sergejs has been a part of the SEP2 Support Team since April 2021.

There are a number of things Sergejs enjoys about working in the cyber security sector, some of those being the opportunity to grow and progress in his career, exciting day-to-day tasks, and the chance to make a real difference.

Sergejs enjoys working in his team as everyone is friendly and experienced, and they are always ready to give a helping hand.

When asked what a typical day is for Sergejs, he says, “There is always something different every day. The different tasks keep you busy. You need to stay focused every day, no matter if it is a simple report for the customer or you are dealing with a customer emergency.”

In his free time, Sergejs enjoys spending time in his network home lab.

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Colby

business development apprentice

Colby has been with SEP2 since November and is a Business Development Apprentice working in our Sales Team.

Working in cyber security is very rewarding for Colby as it is a very complicated and challenging sector that is becoming greater and greater and more critical to businesses.

Colby says, “I think everyone in the SEP2 sales team is a big inspiration and even the vendors who come in and do calling on call-out days, as I find myself listening in, to better find my way of calling.”

In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and using Adobe Photoshop.

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Dylan

Cyber Security Engineer

Dylan has been with SEP2 since September 2020 and works in our Security Intelligence Team.

An enjoyable aspect of working in cyber security for Dylan is the constant challenge and the opportunity to learn something new every day, the more difficult it is, the more exciting he finds it.

When asked what he likes about working at SEP2, Dylan says, “I get to work with interesting and new technology as well as research recent vulnerabilities. I am able to provide customers with valuable insight in regard to offensive security-based topics due to my own studying and passion for offensive security.”

When he isn’t working, Dylan likes to spend his time playing the piano, collecting vinyls, and also competing in Overwatch, the video game, at a semi-professional level.

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Jaden

accounts supervisor

Jaden works in our Accounts and Facilities team and has been a part of SEP2 since 2018.

Jaden enjoys being surrounded by highly driven and qualified people who together make a big impact and get along like family.

A typical day for Jaden at SEP2 is accounts checking and reconciliation, processing deals, responding to requests and speaking to customer accounts teams.

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Adam

Principle Cyber Security Analyst

Adam joined SEP2 in 2018 and works in our Cyber Security Intelligence team.

Adam says he likes working at SEP2 because “Every day something surprises you, and every day you surprise yourself.”

The best thing about working in the Cyber Security Intelligence team is that Adam gets to work with and break some really complex stuff, the work Adam’s team does is directly tailored to emerging threats.

One of Adams inspirations is Alan Turing, a GCCS code breaker during WW2. In his spare time, Adam likes to look after his garden and is an avid coin collector.

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Jon

HEAD OF CYBER SECURITY INTELLIGENCE

Jon has been with SEP2 since 2019 when his passion for technology brought him to start his employment with us.

Jon says, “working with computer security in any great anger encourages you to widen your mindset and not become too siloed with your approach to technology.”

Jon loves to share his knowledge with the team and our customers as he believes that sharing knowledge is the best way to allow organisations to help develop their security posture.

Jon works in our Security Intelligence Services team, which is a newly formed team, but one that is building a great pool of ideas and improvements that our customers can benefit from.

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Claire

People manager

Claire joined SEP2 in March 2021 and has since been working on making a difference as the People Manager.

Claire enjoys working in an environment where everyone is friendly, approachable, and working towards the same goal, to grow SEP2.

Claire started her first HR role in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since – she also achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Outside of work, Claire enjoys reading or relaxing with a good box set and spending time with her family and friends.

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data & accounts manager

Mahreen has been with SEP2 since February 2021 and is SEP2’s Data & Accounts Manager.

Before starting in the cyber security sector, Mahreen how little knowledge of how everything worked so has been thoroughly enjoying learning all about it.

Mahreen says “I feel like even though a lot of my job has been remote there has been a great level of communication between the team.”

Since Mahreen works in finance and data, her days are extremely varied. This includes helping to process deals, overseeing accounts in preparation to oversee all accounts in her future career with SEP2, improving the efficiency in the several platforms we use.

In her spare time, Mahreen enjoys cooking, baking, and learning to code.

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Angela

Accounts Assistant

Angela joined SEP2 in September 2021 and works in our Finance Team.

Angela enjoys working for SEP2 as everybody is kind and friendly and enjoys the work she does and the mix of working in the office and from home.

Before working for SEP2, Angela spent 23 years working in accounting and has a degree in Finance and Accounts.

In her free time, Angela loves spending time outside, whether it’s walking, gardening, or looking after her pony.

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Matty

Business Development Apprentice

Matty started his journey with SEP2 in July as a Business Development Apprentice. 

The most enjoyable aspect for Matty working in cyber security is that he feels that the work carried out in cyber security is a huge part of technology, and he feels the sector is really making a difference. 

Matty says “Everyone is very supportive and easy to get on with. As well as this they have taught me a lot about everything from sales to how cybersecurity operates.”

In his free time, Matty is enjoying learning Spanish and hopes to one day be fluent.

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Dave

People Manager

Dave has worked for SEP2 since August 2021.

On a typical day, Dave spends his time focusing on recruitment, setting up training and helping to guide, encourage and support the apprentices in the business. Dave also leads the SEP2 company updates. If you would like to speak to Dave regarding any open or potential future vacancies, please get in touch by visiting our Join our Team page.

Dave says, “Everyone is so friendly and approachable, no idea is a silly idea and we support each other through any issues or problems.”

In his spare time, Dave likes to fly light aircraft and has flown Cessna 152, PA28 and now flies Ikarus C42 microlites, he also enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 children and 2 dogs.

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John

principle cyber security consultant

John, also known at SEP2 as JT, has worked with us since 2016 in our technical team.

John enjoys working in Cyber Security as he likes the constant challenge of upskilling to keep up with the latest security technologies, and he can back this up with his long list of certifications which include CCSM – Check Point Certified Master, CCSBA-SaaS – CloudGuard SaaS Technical Certification, CCSE – Check Point Security Expert, Check Point Certified Professional Services Engineer, and many more.

In his spare time, JT is a practising musician creating both electronic and acoustic productions.

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Liam

business development manager

Liam has worked at SEP2 since 2018 and the most enjoyable aspect of working in Cyber Security for him is being able to make a difference by protecting our customers from the constantly changing threat landscape.

Liam works in our sales team and likes that there is a great mix of personalities in his team which all compliment each other.

A typical day at SEP2 for Liam is engaging with our customers and prospects to understand their cyber security priorities and working with our technical team to provide recommendations that best fit their requirements.

Out of work hours, Liam enjoys travelling across the UK and as much of the world as possible, he also enjoys playing a round of golf and watching football. 

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Alex

cyber security engineer

Alex has worked at SEP since 2020 and is a part of our Technical Support team.

Alex enjoys working in Cyber Security as he enjoys watching the environment change and evolve over time and in different ways.

Alex enjoys having the opportunity to learn new things about threats, tools and products.

A day in the life of Alex working at SEP2 is checking tickets, working on remote sessions or working on his apprenticeship which he is currently completing in Level 4 Cryptography.

In his free time, Alex plays the guitar and enjoys growing plants and playing video games.

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Jake

business development manager

Jake has been with SEP2 almost since the beginning of time!

Jake thoroughly enjoys the community of people within the Cyber Security industry, from vendors and distributors to customers.

A typical day at SEP2 for Jake starts with a catch up with the rest of the Sales team over a cuppa, then goes on to speak with customers, prospects, vendors and distributors, arranging quotes and responding to queries.

In his spare time, Jake enjoys playing football and golf and is also a Spurs season ticket holder with his brother and dad.

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Seb

Cyber Security Escalation Engineer

Seb has been with SEP2 since July 2020 and works in our Support Team as a Cyber Security Escalation Engineer.

Seb enjoys working in cyber security and SEP2 for a number of reasons, he says, “Things are constantly changing in Cyber Security, which keeps the job interesting and challenging. In security we are always behind the attackers, scrambling to protect ourselves from new threats. Most would get fed up or exhausted from always chasing, I just enjoy the challenge. Also, the people; it’s great to work with a bunch of like-minded people and work towards our goals together.”

A big inspiration for Seb is his dad, who he says is selfless and resilient. In his spare time, Seb enjoys spending time with his friends and family, building computers and is currently learning to play the guitar.

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Hunter

Business Development Apprentice

Hunter has been with SEP2 since November 2021 and works in our Sales Team as a Business Development Apprentice.

Hunter enjoys working in the cyber security sector as he feels it keeps him on his toes and there is always more to learn.

In his team, Hunter says “we are all like-minded and want each other to succeed which means we get along and work together extremely well.”  

In his spare time, Hunter enjoys karate and holds a black belt, he has previously helped teach a children’s class.

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Olly

Business Development Apprentice

Olly has been with SEP2 since July and works in our Sales team. 

Olly enjoys working in his team as he says “I like that the team I work in is driven and passionate about their customers and team, their help has been amazing and has really helped me to grow within my role.” 

A typical day for Olly involves a meeting with the team, then getting in touch with potential customers.

In his spare time, Olly loves football and also thoroughly enjoys watching other sports. 

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Quinn

Cyber Security Engineer

Quinn has been with the SEP2 team since January 2020 and works in our Technical Team.

Quinn enjoys working in the cyber security sector as it is rapidly growing and there are always new things to learn about.

Working in his team is enjoyable as Quinn says, “everyone is very supportive of my academic pursuits.”

Quinn spends a lot of time in his role working on vulnerability management and studying for his courses.

In his free time, he likes to make sure he is keeping his knowledge up to date, preparing for any exams.

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Cameron

head of cyber security engineering

Cameron has been part of the SEP2 team since 2018 and works in our Cyber Support team.

Cameron enjoys working as part of the Cyber Support team because of the relationship he has with his colleagues, who look out for each other and are willing to collaborate on any issue.

A typical day at SEP2 for Cameron would be assisting customers and the rest of his team with their tickets, aiming to improve efficacy of the support team, and attending meetings.

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