Leadership Team

Leadership Team

From the outset, Progress has always thought and done things differently, achieving results for our partners far beyond that of traditional value add distributors. Our experienced leadership team have an established track record of success in  vendor business, distribution and reseller environments, this gives Progress deep insight in how to energise the market and create revenue generating opportunity.

Through our established network of partners we bring unique business perspectives and the ability to drive revenue from established and emerging cyber security technologies. Our initiative lead programme of value-added services, enable our channel partners to enhance their own capabilities, extend their reach into new revenue markets. With offices in regions experiencing significant growth, we have the local knowledge and experience to exploit localised market oppertunity.

John Quinn

Founder and CEO, Progress Technology Services

John Quinn

John Quinn

Founder and CEO

John Quinn has spent most of his working life introducing new technologies into the sales channels of the UK, Europe and Middle East. Organisations such as Netscreen, Juniper, Fortinet, ISS/IBM, F5 and several start-up Security Technology vendors from the US and Israeli technology communities, have been introduced by John into over 150 key partners in over 27 countries.

Bob Woodland

Bob Woodland

Commercial Director

With over 40 years of senior management experience in growth companies, Bob brings a wide range of experience and capabilities to Progress.

Bob has been involved in early stage funding for start-up and emerging high growth companies in the UK and internationally.

With his experience in acquisitions, mergers, disposals and fund raising in both the private and public sectors, Bob is a highly experienced executive and we are very please to have him as a member of our board.

Gerald Hahn

Gerald Hahn

Managing Director, Germany

Gerald Hahn – CEO of Softshell AG and now, Managing Director of Progress Germany, a value-add distributor focused on Cybersecurity vendors looking to expand their business in the DACH region.

Through Softshell AG, Gerald created a new approach for international Cybersecurity companies to successfully enter the German speaking market.

Gerald initially became involved in the cybersecurity industry long before it dominated the headlines. He previously worked for companies such as Cisco Systems, IronPort Systems, EinsteiNet, F-Secure and also AVG where he was a member of the senior management team.

At Softshell, he deals almost exclusively with international companies who are trying to enter the DACH market, thus providing him with a global perspective of the industry. Due to his experience, he has also had the privilege of representing his company while working with both the Bavarian Delegation of Economic Affairs and the German Embassy in San Francisco, California.

Emma Lever

Emma Lever

Marketing Director

Emma is Marketing and Events Director at Progress, responsible for marketing communications across the business, including Vendor, Channel and the Progress solution portfolio.

Emma has over 25 years’ experience leading marketing activities for software vendors, MSSPs, VARs and the service industry where her expertise helped to significantly grow market awareness and establish new partnerships both in EMEA and Internationally.

Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan

Sales Director

Gareth Morgan is the Sales Director at Progress, heading a team building and developing channels for our vendors. Gareth has over 20 years’ experience in senior management positions for fast growth Cyber Security companies, domestically and internationally, leading Sales for major distributors, including Computerlinks, Arrow ECS and Nuvias, and vendors including GFi Software, Cryptocard and Idecsi.

Gareth O'Sullivan

Gareth O'Sullivan

Managing Director, Ireland

Gareth has been involved in the software industry for 20 years and has been security focused for the last 12 years. Previously Gareth held a number of Senior EMEA Technical Sales roles for security vendors in both software and services, such as WhiteHat Security, IBM and Watchfire.

Henrik Kindstedt

Henrik Kindstedt

Managing Director, Nordics and BeNeLux

Henrik has led change in the information security industry for more then 20 years and has been the Founder and Director in a number of successful businesses and international companies. Hendrik is an experienced cyber security specialist with a track record of success. He is a skilled leader and an experienced alliance partner and vendor manager.