Multi-award-winning software development and digital transformation specialist, One Beyond, has announced four new senior appointments to its team. James O’Donovan is appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Paul Green as Chief Commercial Officer, David Harrison as Strategic Partnerships Director and Don Grantham is the new Chairman. 

The hires follow a period of record growth for the business, with One Beyond rebranding from DCSL GuideSmiths in 2022, following 16% revenue and headcount growth throughout 2021.  

New Chief Operating Officer, James, is a qualified chartered accountant and joins One Beyond following a successful career in PE-backed technology businesses; transforming operations to ensure successful scaling from founder-run companies to team-driven businesses. 

Joining the team as Chief Commercial Officer, Paul brings over 15 years’ experience to One Beyond, including seven years driving the performance of one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech service businesses. He is a trusted advisor to many IT leaders across the UK, from scale-ups to blue-chip brands, helping clients achieve their goals strategically, operationally and commercially.  

David has over 15 years in technology solution sales, with extensive experience working with IT leaders across the public and private sectors, enabling their organisations to realise key strategic ambitions and mission-critical activities. As the new Strategic Partnerships Director, David is responsible for engaging partnerships across the business and driving One Beyond’s go-to-market strategy.  

Finally, Don joins One Beyond with over 40 years’ experience in the technology industry, having most recently held the role of President of Central and Eastern Europe for Microsoft, overseeing 33 countries. As a member of the Microsoft international executive leadership team, Don shared responsibility for the company’s global strategy execution, delivering operational excellence and market share performance, as well as talent acquisition and development.  

Nick Thompson, CEO of One Beyond, said: “I am really proud of what we have achieved over the last few years, whilst continuing to go one beyond for our clients and enabling them to generate a competitive advantage and accelerate their ambitions.  

“I’m really excited to welcome James, Paul, David and Don to our team and to work with them to continue the growth of the business and move forwards our huge ambitions for the future.” 

One Beyond’s highly competitive services are leveraged through an optimal blend of international delivery centres either UK-based or nearshore, all operating under the firm’s best practice methodology and with a partnership approach, to generate consistent and superior quality products and services.  

The business is trusted by global brands such as Costa, MailOnline, Bourne Leisure, Centrica, Smith & Nephew, Pearson Education and the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).