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Executive leadership team

The leadership team at Cennox have built a global company who are delivering real change for our customers, continue to drive innovation across sectors and building an internal culture where staff feel they contribute towards our future growth.

Clive Nation
Group Chief Executive Officer

Clive Nation is the CEO of the Cennox Group, a portfolio of innovative companies which span the globe. Cennox has a network of strategic operation and sales offices across Europe and the United States.

Formally Managing Director at Travelex, for 13 years, Clive’s wealth of experience in managing customer estates, steering efficient operational growth, and delivering new security products to market, has made Clive an authoritative speaker and recognized figure at industry events around the world.

Nick Cockett
Group Chief Operating Officer

Nick Cockett is the Chief Operating Officer at The Cennox Group. A familiar face at many of the industry events around the world, either as a guest speaker, or exhibiting, Nick is an authoritative voice within the Financial, Retail & Gaming Industry.

With almost two decades experience, Nick has held senior directorships at the hugely successful ATM Parts Company, Travelex, CashZone and British Airways.

Roy Dodd
Group Chief Finance Officer

Roy Dodd is the Chief Finance Officer for the Cennox Group. With a career which has spanned several decades in the Financial Industry, Roy has steered the successful financial growth of Cennox. From humble beginnings in 2006, Cennox is now an organisation internationally recognised and generating over $350m per annum. Leading a growth path which includes both organic growth and expansion through strategic acquisition, Roy has demonstrated an acute awareness of how to fund and grow a successful business – year-on-year.

The US leadership team

Chetan Patil

Chetan joined the Cennox Group in 2013. He started within our company as UK Operations Director and Joint Managing Director in Europe. In 2020, he was appointed Managing Director of Cennox Europe. With two decades of experience within the global ATM / Payment industries, Chetan will be helping clients to optimise their services portfolio and reduce the operating and transaction cost of their payment channel

Mychal Kempt
Chief Strategy Officer

Mychal D. Kempt was named Chief Strategy Officer at Cennox in May of 2021, after Cennox acquired Bancsource. Cennox is a Global Technology services platform company serving a diverse set of end markets including Financial Institutions, Retail, Electronics Security & Infrastructure. In his role, Kempt is responsible for setting and driving inorganic and organic growth strategies of the company. Kempt also has responsibility for the US revenue plan at Cennox. Looking for adjacent end markets to continue to diversify the platform while leveraging synergistic cross sell opportunities with Cennox core services.

Gary Guyton
Chief Relations Officer

Gary is the Chief Relations Officer of the Cennox US operations. With over three decades of experience in the industry, Gary’s knowledge and understanding of the business prooves to be a valuable asset to the Cennox team and our customers.

Robin Port
Chief Finance Officer

Robin Port joined Cennox in 2021 as the Chief Program Officer before moving on to become the US Group Chief Financial Officer and has overall responsibility for the US groups’ financial activities. Robin has supported Cennox in both the UK and US for over 10 years with regards to acquisitions, integrations and restructuring as a senior partner of a Chartered Accountancy practice based in the UK. Robin is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Financial Planner with over 30 years experience advising businesses on corporate strategy, restructuring, financial due diligence, project evaluation, business recovery and process development.

Nick Armstrong
Chief Projects Officer

Nick Armstrong joined Cennox in 2014 as the Director of ATM Division, following the successful acquisition of PSSI, a Project Management, Electronic Security and Installation company. Nick has successfully developed as an organizational leader within the Cennox team, moving into a Senior Vice President position. Nick’s past experience in Project Management, Director of ATM Division and Managing Director enable him to lead the Projects Division to further expand our full services and products to our customers across the United States.

Les Giamona
Chief Services Officer

Les is an accomplished sales and operations executive with 25+ years’ experience driving profitability and market share for various Telecom, Computer Software, Membership, and Banking Service companies.

In partnership with the executive management team, Les creates leading-edge customer support solutions in support of the organization’s mission and goals while providing best-in-class products and services for banking and commercial institutions across the U.S.

Prior to the post of VP Operations, Les held a number of increasingly responsible roles in executive and general management with P&L responsibility of $50M and delivering exponential contribution to cash flow.

Birch Harrison
Chief Product Officer

Birch Harrison is the Chief Product Officer at Cennox, leading the division at our Atlanta, Georgia facility. Joining the Cennox team in 2016 after the successful acquisition of Bankers Exchange, Birch has been immersed in the ATM retail and parts industry for 23 years.

Birch is an accomplished, strategic and result-driven professional, with years of sales and business development, which is beneficial to managing key accounts and our products team.

Darrell Brill
VP of Human Resources

Darrell M. Brill is an accomplished Human Resources leader and change agent with a 26-year portfolio of success in driving HR strategies, functions, and initiatives across various industries including banking and credit unions, healthcare, and technology sectors. With a reputation for quickly adapting to new challenges, Darrel has developed HR programs, systems, and best practices that align with overall organizational goals and objectives.

Darrell’s expertise extends to building and maintaining respectful employee relationships and managing employee affairs with equanimity. He is dedicated to identifying and leveraging opportunities to drive improvements across all areas of human resources, and his experience has allowed him to serve as a trusted business advisor, providing valuable insights to inform executive leadership decision-making.

UK & Ireland leadership team

Richard Grimmer
Managing Director

Richard Grimmer is the Managing Director of Cennox UK & Ireland. With a wealth of experience across a variety of industry sectors, Richard joined Cennox in 2017 as Sales Director, following Cennox’ successful acquisition of Diebold UK, moving into the Managing Director position with a clear goal of further expanding our full service offering and launch new products to our customers across the UK & Ireland.

Dave McCulloch
Chief Finance Officer

David McCulloch is the UK & Ireland Finance Director at Cennox. David is instrumental in managing the financial foundations and the needs of a fast paced and rapidly growing business.

In addition, David’s wealth of experience is crucial in our wider Group strategy of sustained growth through both the organic and acquisition pathways.

Guy Thorne
Sales Director

Guy Thorne is the Sales Director, for Cennox UK & Ireland. Guy joined Cennox in 2017 following the Cennox acquisition of Diebold UK, moving from Account Director to Sales Director within a year of joining the team.

A tenaciously talented communicator and customer driven individual, Guy has a wealth of product and service knowledge which has earned him the respect from many organisations across the United Kingdom & Ireland.

Steve Bigwood
IT & Software Director

Steve Bigwood is the Group IT Director for Cennox. His role also includes the development and building of new software and innovative solutions for our customers across industry sectors

Steve Garrod
Service Delivery Director

Steve Garrod is the Director of Service Delivery for Cennox UK & Ireland. Steve is responsible for the teams who deliver Hardware Maintenance, Service Desk and IMAC Services (Installation, Moves & Changes of hardware).

Shelley Cawthorne
Installations Services Director

Shelley Cawthorne is the Director of Installations for Cennox in the UK and Ireland.  Joining Cennox in 2017 following the acquisition of Diebold UK.  Shelley is responsible for the teams delivering installation services and IMAC activities.

Bill Rock
Managing Director, Cennox Signage Division

Bill Rock is the Managing Director of Cennox Signage & Construction, our division which oversees the manufacture and installation of signage and bespoke construction projects. With over three decades of experience of working with some of the world’s most recognisable brands, Bill Rock’s knowledge of the sign making process is delivering transformational change for Cennox customers.

Andrew French
ATM Part Sales Director

Andrew French has been immersed within the ATM industry for many years managing key accounts and winning global business. As Sales Director for the parts division, Andrew manages a team who focus on growth and business maintenance as well as introducing new products and services to the company. Cennox’s entrepreneurial outlook has complimented Andrew’s career development and ultimately delivers value and quality to our customers.

Jennifer Spencer-Lee
Director of HR

Jennifer Spencer-Lee is the Director of HR for Cennox UK & Ireland. Jenny’s role is to work with the senior leadership team to get the most from our people and ensure we have the right skills and capacity to deliver the business goals. This includes developing the organisational culture, being clear on the behaviour we value in our staff and ensuring everyone is managed well to reach their full potential. In addition, Cennox HR also coaches managers on employee relations issues, manages employee benefits, oversees recruitment and operates payroll.

David Mitchell
Managed Services Director

Joining the Cennox UK and Ireland Board in November 2022, David brings with him 18 years’ experience with Diebold Nixdorf in senior service leadership roles, where he helped businesses transform through delivery of managed services and 20 years’ experience in banking payment services with TSB and Abbey National. A broad career built around complimentary skills including business strategy and leadership, business development, customer service, client management and programme-project management. A customer-first ethos focused on business outcomes, with proven ability to inspire, motivate and lead teams to help transform businesses.

Stuart Dowling
Group Marketing Director

Stuart Dowling is the Director of Marketing for the Cennox Group. Stuart joined Cennox in 2012 and has helped build the Cennox brand  delivering an extensive portfolio of products and services to customers worldwide. Cennox is now recognised across diverse industries as the viable ‘go-to’ company who can solve customer’s complex projects and deliver innovative solutions.

John Burns
Country Manager, Ireland

John Burns has worked in sales within the banking and retail sector in the UK and Ireland for over 15 years. John has held the position of Commercial Director for G4S Cash Solutions Ireland and successfully lead the sales and customer services team during this period.

European leadership team

Ron van Veenendaal
Managing Director, Cennox Europe

Ron has been the Chief Innovation Officer at  Cennox since May 2022 and responsible for the development of our portfolio of Lincsafe branded cash automation solutions. Cennox now employs 1700+ professionals in US, UK and Europe. Before this he was Managing director of Merlin Technology since 1998. Merlin is is the market leader in the Netherlands for custom made solutions for payments and cash handling. Ron is the Founder/owner of Lincsafe BV, a company that develops, produces, sells and maintains intelligent deposit solutions for retailers and CIT. Lincsafe is active in 20+ countries mainly in Europe.

Frederiek de Prest
General Manager

Frederiek started his career at ING. In 2017, he joined CELDS as Chief Commercial Officer. He transformed CELDS into a commercial company, expanding its activities and clients. In December 2020, he became CEO of CEL Data Services.

Steven de Weirdt
R&D Director

With a degree of Masters in electronics/telecommunications in his pocket, Steven joined Nortel Networks as a field engineer in the early 90’s. During these booming years in the telecommunications he quickly moved in a manager role at Mobistar (now Orange) to finally join 3SI Security Systems in 2007 to support the launch of the ESP tracking solutions in Europe. Once the tracking solutions became a main stream product, he accepted the role as Product manager for all products and solutions. Right after the acquisition of 3SI by Cennox he returned to the R&D team as R&D manager. Since 2018 he’s looking after R&D, production and Business Support as R&D Director.

Jeroen Wagemans
Finance Director

Jeroen joined 3SI Security Systems in 2011. Upon the acquisition of 3SI by Cennox in 2017, he serves as the Finance & HR Director for the European business.

Magnus Lindskog
Security Sales Director, Cennox Europe

Magnus joined Cennox through the acquisition of the Strongpoint Security business in 2020. A respected industry professional, Magnus spent over a decade working in the security division at Strongpoint, Sweden, and is now deploying his experience working with clients worldwide.

Jeremie Lortat-Jacob
Sales Director, Cennox Europe

General Manager for International groups with business development background, an MBA in  Marketing and fully bilingual English and French, Jeremie has operated in various industries and various countries (Europe, Middle East Africa, North America). Jeremie has also experience with transition management and with private equity leadership.

Resa de Zwart
Managing Director, Cennox Lincsafe

Resa is the Managing Director for the Lincsafe portfolio of kiosks and cash management products for Cennox. Working from our manufacturing facility in the Netherlands, Resa has been fast-tracking growth of the portfolio in to new and existing markets.