Meet the Team

Meet our executive team

Our friendly Executive Team boast over 100 year’s combined experience, with many of them having worked in telecoms from the very beginning of their careers.

John Roberts CEng, MEng, BSc (Hons), FIET Chairman

John holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering (MEng) and a BSc (Hons) in Technology. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), holds a Fellowship with The IET (FIET) and has over 20 years’ experience in managing technology businesses. John has been Chairman of Comvergent since 2005 having previously been founder and CEO of P-TEC Automotive Ltd.

Paul Garston MSc, CEng MIET, CMgr FCMI Managing Director

With more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, Paul has been MD of Comvergent since Jan 2015, having previously been COO of Comvergent since 2007. Prior to joining Comvergent, Paul held senior management positions at NSN , Nokia Networks and Orange. Paul holds a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Computing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Technology Management (PgDip Tech). Paul is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Manager (CMgr) and fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Gareth Hughes BA (Hons), CIMA Commercial & Finance Director

Gareth is a CIMA qualified Chartered Accountant with an Honours Degree in Economics. Prior to joining Comvergent as Commercial & Finance Director, Gareth worked for BskyB, managing financials across a range of departments, from Sky News to Technology, delivering strategic initiatives that are still benefiting the company today.

Mark Smith Technical Director

After leaving the RAF, Mark worked on worldwide cellular network projects before returning to the UK to join Orange PCS.

Mark joined Comvergent in 2005 and has been building and leading technical teams ever since.

James Potter Sales and Development Director

James made his name within RAN Operations in roles with Nokia, Aricent and Ericsson, before joining Comvergent as Operations Manager.

James has since moved into customer-facing roles and is now Comvergent’s Sales and Development Director.

Felicity Jenkinson BA (Hons), CIM Marketing Director

Felicity joined Comvergent in 2017 and has over 9 years’ experience in B2B Marketing.

She holds an Honours Degree in Linguistics and English Language and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Ian Pennock Field Services Director

Ian has 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry, joining Comvergent in April 2017. Previous roles include the position of Engineering Manager at Airwave, leading a major business transition within the field operations directorate, and the role of National Rigging Manager at Clarke Telecom.