Our Team

The Leadership Team

Martin Metcalf
Chief Executive Officer
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Martin was appointed as CEO in February 2013, to drive the company's Purpose, Vision and Business Strategy in order to build a world-class performance software business.

Martin has over 30 years experience in the IT market with a wealth of SAP experience having previously held the position as SAP Regional Managing Director responsible for the UK, Ireland, Nordic Countries and Sub Saharan Africa.

Martin has held CEO positions in a UK AIM listed software business and various start-ups, and has nurtured an efficient way of building a highly talented team who are capable of creating innovative, laser sharp solutions that solve customer's SAP performance challenges.

Karl Pringle
President US
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Karl joined Basis Technologies in June 2013, and is based in Vancouver, Canada, with responsibility for growing the business in North America.

Karl has over 15 years’ experience in working with software companies breaking into the North American market and creating a self-standing company which delivers repeatable and predictable revenue streams.

Joerg Landwehr
Managing Director D-A-CH
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Joerg joined Basis Technologies in January 2015 and brings over 10 years’ experience in the software industry in senior roles with a vast knowledge of SAP.

Joerg is responsible for driving specific business activities in Europe (D-A-CH), serving Basis Technologies' clients and partners throughout the German speaking market.

During his time at Basis Technologies, Joerg has been providing our customers with innovative solutions to help them address their SAP performance challenges and move to more agile application development. 

Les Hayman
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Les Hayman was formerly the Chairman & CEO of SAP EMEA, President & CEO of SAP Asia Pacific and Managing Director of SAP Australia / New Zealand. He went on to be Head of SAP Global Human Resources before retiring in June 2006. He has since continued in his involvement as an SAP Ambassador and represents the interests of SAP Globally in areas as diverse as The Presidents International Advisory Council in South Africa and the Board of the St. Petersburg Graduate School of Management, as well as being a regular Keynote Speaker on the SAP World Tour.

In 2011 he co-founded and now serves as President of AtelierSAP, an organization for ex-SAP senior Executives. He is as well Chairman of the Board for the ROC Group of Companies (UK), a Board Member of RED Commerce (UK), Matchcode-AG (Switzerland) and Chairman of Hunite (Netherlands), as well as having several consulting, coaching and advisory roles to a number of Companies across Europe and the US.

He is a particularly vocal supporter of initiatives to drive innovation in Europe so that European companies can compete on the global stage. He brings to bear his 40+ years’ experience in building companies and doing business throughout the globe, through his tenure as Chairman and CEO of SAP’s EMEA region and, prior to this, as President and CEO for SAP in the Asia-Pacific region. Les was appointed to the SAP Global Board in 1999.

From February 2003 to May 2005, Les was Head of SAP Global Human Resources, responsible for all of SAP’s Human Resources activities worldwide. He applied his then 38 years of business experience to the goal of more closely aligning HR with business strategy, ensuring that people are valued and nurtured but also analyzed, measured and developed as key corporate assets, a trend he believes will be increasingly important as companies face the on-going challenges of product commoditization and competitive differentiation. He brings hands-on insights into building a global organization spanning multiple cultures and geographies to his discussions with government and industry bodies around the issues of identifying and developing the skill sets required to stimulate innovation in the business of the future.

Les maintains active personal contact with many senior business and government representatives encountered through his global business experience and has been a member and speaker in various associations and forums as diverse as The Information Industry Association in Australia; Future of Applications Conference in Singapore; The APA Auditors’ Forum in Thailand; Russian Public Sector Conference in Moscow, The International EAPM HR Conference in Dublin, World Ice Hockey Championships in Zurich, Driving Innovation Conference in Boston and The Global Heads of Marketing Conference in Berlin. He sat on the Technology Advisory Boards for both Malaysia and South Africa, served a two year term as a Board member of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Apart from his professional activities, he is a regular lecturer at universities and business schools, and a sought after Speaker across the Globe.

Craig Oliver
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Craig is Basis Technologies' CIO and responsible for driving innovation throughout the company's product range based on more than 20 years of SAP expertise in ALM, continuous delivery, agile, DevOps for SAP and regression testing.

He is the creative driving force behind many of the company's software products, focusing on solving SAP customers most difficult and pressing problems. Craig is a specialist in thinking outside the box when it comes to creating add-on solutions to SAP systems in order to help businesses run more agile application development for better business value. 

Craig has a double degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Honours) and a thesis on Artificial Intelligence.

Richard Bayliss
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Richard joined the company in April 2014, after previously being the CFO of both a main list and AIM listed high technology engineering group. He has over 15 years experience in managing financial operations within innovative software development businesses.

Richard currently leads the development of the group's financial and operational systems to help deliver rapid growth, to scale effectively as the company continues to achieve its business development plans.

James Roberts
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James joined Basis Technologies in 2009 and brings almost 30 years’ experience in the software industry and over 20 years of global experience in the field of SAP working for major multi-national companies. 

Having previously been responsible for product management, James is now our Chief Technology Offer. 

James heads up technology and engineering at Basis Technologies, driving strategic product innovation and ensuring that our development and support teams deliver world-class solutions alongside a 24x7 global support service. As an expert evangelist on the application of DevOps and Agile Development within SAP environments, James has spoken at numerous global events, in order to drive strategy and propose innovative ways of working for thousands of SAP users.

Our Experts

James Barter
DevOps Solution Director
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James joined the company in 2011 and has over 25 years of experience in SAP consulting and implementations, stretching across many industries and continents.

An expert in SAP Change and Release Management, focusing on complex SAP environments, James holds an in-depth understanding of SAP and ABAP development. He helps customers adopt DevOps for SAP processes to enable agile application development.

James is responsible for product direction, technical pre-sales and the customer delivery team.

Trevor Ticehurst
Operations Director
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Trevor joined Basis Technologies in 2011 as part of a drive to ensure quality delivery to our Utilities clients.

With a great wealth of experience in software development and consulting, Trevor is responsible for our partner channel, defining and driving our strategy and working closely with external partners to help them deliver the best possible results for their customers.

Trevor also leads the Utilities Practice for Basis Technologies, providing game-changing customer service and billing solutions for users of SAP IS-U/CR&B.


Tim England
Performance Apps Director
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Tim joined Basis Technologies in 2013 with over 15 years of experience in the SAP market as a technical consultant for PwC, Samsung, and HCL-Axon's leading global teams of developers.

Tim heads up our highly skilled SAP performance specialist team, who work closely with our customers to ensure that any bottlenecks in their SAP systems are solved for faster reporting and faster testing. 

With a deep level of expertise on SAP application performance, Tim channels the development of our SnapOps and Z Accelerator products to ensure the focus is directed at the biggest pain points for our customers, increasing the value we can deliver to them.

Barry Green
Performance Apps Consultant
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Barry joined the company in 2014, having previously worked for many years at HCL Axon as a managing consultant. Barry is part of the company's products team, dedicated to developing and implementing our DevOps suite, especially the SnapOps products. 

With over 20 years of ABAP experience, Barry holds invaluable expertise on application performance and optimization, working closely with the company's clients to help with ABAP performance issues. 

Reid Robb
DevOps Consultant
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Reid joined Basis Technologies in 2010, having previously worked as a SAP Basis Consultant at various large enterprises such as Transport for London, The Body Shop and Harrods. Reid has over 20 years of SAP experience and is one of our customer facing implementation experts.


Ross McLanachan
DevOps Consultant
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Ross joined Basis Technologies in 2013 and has over 13 years experience performing a variety of Change & Release Manager and general Service Management roles on large SAP-based business transformations for a major IT consultancy/system integrator.

He is now dedicated to helping clients to use our DevOps Toolset to make SAP change processes faster, safer and more efficient.

Ross is vital to implementing our innovative SAP certified products, ensuring our customers achieve greater speed at lower risk, whilst providing cost-savings.

Paul Esteves
DevOps Consultant
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Paul joined the team in June 2015, with over 10 years of SAP consulting and implementation experience within the UK and Europe.

Having worked for large SAP users such as BP, Centrica and Honda, Paul brings a wealth of knowledge from functional analysis and SAP Change and Release Management to Project Management, with a deep understanding of complex SAP environments. Paul is responsible for ensuring fast and efficient delivery of our DevOps toolset to our customers, specifically in the U.S.

Karsten Seecamp
Solutions Consultant DACH
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Karsten joined Basis Technologies in May 2016, bringing with him a deep level of expertise in the software industry in various SAP consultancy roles.

Karsten has many years of experience in the running of complex SAP systems, and is responsible for implementation of our SAP-certified products at our expanding base of customers in the DACH region. 

Liz Heald
Development Lead
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Liz joined Basis Technologies in 2016 as leader of our in-house development team, responsible for driving forward our internal DevOps approach to software creation.

A certified ABAP consultant, Liz has more than 20 years of experience in development and release management at both major SAP consultancy firms and blue-chip global brands such as the BBC and Hoffman-La Roche.

Stephan Metcalfe
Deputy Product Manager
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Stephan joined the team in May 2016 to help support the company's product delivery team to drive forward innovative and forwarding thinking solutions for companies running SAP.

Stephan has a broad range of skills, having worked in Product Management, Digital Design and Digital Marketing for clients in technology, publishing, finance and tourism.

Stephan is passionate about digital products and great visual design and is a key member of our product team. He is responsible for continually improving our software offering through collaboration, analysis and design to create products with a focus on its users.

Peter Yabsley
Head of Global Marketing
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Peter Yabsley joined in October, 2015 and is now Head of Global Marketing at Basis Technologies.

Peter brings extensive experience in the technology industry, having spent more than 15 years in international marketing roles across a variety of hardware and software solutions.  He is responsible for all aspects of Basis Technologies' marketing plan, from strategy to execution.