About Us | Management Team
David Grundy, CEO & Chairman
One of the founders of Invenias, David brings an abundance of sales and operational management experience gained from over 20 years working in senior positions within the software industry. After many years of outstanding success working in senior sales management roles and as a Director for Oracle, David went on to setup and run European operations for eCal and StorageNetworks, before establishing a leading search practice in the enterprise technology sector, and then co-founding Invenias.
Richard Harrison, CTO & Product Director
One of the founders of Invenias, Richard brings over 18 years combined Executive Search, Recruitment & Technology experience, from recruiting and building top performing technical teams for some of the world’s leading software technology companies to designing market-leading software and managing enterprise server platforms for cloud based services, that meet the demands of global businesses.
Richard brings a combination of deep industry experience, broad technical leadership and software/product design skills with a strong focus on usability and a passion for simplicity, which drives Invenias to deliver best-in-class software and services.
Mini De Silva, CFO
MBA and a Chartered Management Accountant, specialising in the technology sector, Mini brings more than 20 years experience of working for leading technology companies, including the senior positions of Regional Financial Controller for Computer Associates & International Financial Controller for StorageNetworks.
Drew Mitchell, SVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing
Drew Mitchell is senior IT executive with proven experience in leading growth, transformation, development and change, in multi-national technology corporations. Drew has worked in Australia, Asia, UK , USA and the Middle East in sales management roles with Oracle, NCR and StorageTek. Drew’s past assignments have included senior vice president, managing director and regional VP roles, spanning revenues of $75 million, budgets of $30 million and management of up to 150 people.
As a key member of the Invenias executive team, Drew brings the experience of having forged major winning outcomes for start-up technology companies in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, including two NASDAQ listed software companies. He has built successful multi-cultural, global sales teams and overseen the planning and implementation of world's best practice sales operations and CRM solutions for several companies. Drew joins Invenias with responsibility for our sales and marketing strategy, building an international, highly effective sales team, business development and profit management.
Lukas Neumann, Chief Architect (R&D)
MSc in Computer Science and currently completing his PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Lukas is highly accredited academically, published internationally and acknowledged globally as a leader in the field of Computer Vision, specifically in Text Detection and Recognition.
A co-founder and the technical architect of Invenias, Lukas specialises in technical design and development of software applications tightly integrated with Microsoft Office. Lukas has also worked in a technical lead capacity across a range of diverse and strategic projects for companies including T-Mobile, White & Case, Peugeot, Scania & Leaseplan.
Peter Baker, Principal Engineer
MCSD and a Graduate in Business Computing, Peter is an experienced solution developer with over 18 years’ experience in analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise applications with a strong focus on usability. Peter brings a wealth of experience in software engineering and engineering management, cloud/web services based architectures, enterprise server platforms as well as web and mobile centric applications.
Before joining Invenias to lead product engineering, Peter worked as a solutions architect and technical lead for a range of leading companies including BCA, O2/Apple, Bacardi, Dell & CompuServe.