Our People - About Synectics Solutions
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Discover how we have helped solve our clients' challenges across a range of industries

For over 25 years, we have been building complex data management and software products to support and empower companies around the world.

Our people sit at the heart of everything we do and as a team we work collaboratively with each other to understand and solve our clients most complex and challenging issues.

The Synectics family is made up of technical pioneers, creative problem-solvers and fantastic communicators. The one thing that’s shared between us all is that our values all align with the values that Synectics Solutions was founded on.

Since our inception in 1992, we have done things our way - placing our team, clients and the community in which we are based on an equal footing.

Our leadership team


Richard Wood
Carol Shanahan
Kate Beardmore
Kevin Shanahan

Richard Wood

Chief Executive Officer

Richard joined Synectics Solutions in 2008, bringing both financial crime and software consultancy experience to the business.

His earlier career includes accountability for the management and strategy of anti-fraud teams within US-based financial services companies, followed by a role as a solutions consultant, providing direction and consultancy services for the integration of anti-fraud products within European and Russian banking organisations.

Since joining the business, Richard quickly progressed from his initial role as Fraud Consultant and increased his responsibilities with a number of senior management roles that included leading Project Management, Software Development, QA, DBA and IT Services functions. Richard has been on the Board of Directors, firstly as Operations Director with accountability for leading all of the company’s technical operations, and more recently as Business Development Director, responsible for the sales, product and market functions, including the leadership of all new and existing client business development activities.

In January 2020 Richard was appointed Chief Executive Officer where he will direct and control the company’s operations and give guidance and direction to the Board to ensure that the company achieves its ambitious growth objectives.

Richard has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Ian Lewis
Rosie Shanahan
Marian Humphreys
Rob Moorhouse

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