Maria joined the Pitchfork team having previously held Senior sales management roles with Flow Systems, Panvivia, Rimini Street, IBM and Progress Software among others.
She leads the Pitchfork sales team, working closely with co-founders Nigel Allen and Kim Davies.
Maria is a great asset to Pitchfork and it is fantastic to have her on board. She brings with her an impressive amount of Business, Strategy and Sales expertise that will both support our customers and positively impact our growth strategies - very exciting times.
“I'm very excited to join Nigel, Kim and the Team at Pitchfork and to be re-connecting with the Progress Software community. The Pitchfork Team is recognised as being among the best OpenEdge practitioners in the world. Pitchfork present a real opportunity to bring this world-class expertise to the Progress community within the Asia Pacific region. This brings with it real value on multiple levels for Progress Application Partners and End-User Organisations."
Over thirty years experience in all facets of the IT industry. Experience covers most roles from pre-sales to consulting. Business Analysis to Systems Analysis. From hardware selection and acquisition to network design and security. Accomplished communicator, able to converse at all levels, from Workshop to Boardroom. Experienced in a wide range of businesses and industries.
Involved in all sizes and scales of projects from one and two man shops through to large multi-nationals, working at all levels from a lone code cutter through to lead in large development projects.
Specialities: Experience with Progress Software since Version 3 (when Progress Software was still called Data Language Corp). Originally as a customer/developer, then as an employee and later as an independent consultant. Extensive experience in Roundtable TSMS and Roundtable consulting. Since 1994 also working in LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl/Python) technology and EDMS solutions.
Due to extensive hands-on experience in a wide range of disciplines, able to navigate and motivate staff towards a common goal. Having had involvement in both business start-up as well as management of growing and mature operations, Kim thrives on influencing and driving business opportunities - either directly or through complex channels.
Additionally, broad experience in consulting to a number of client organizations at senior management and board levels both in IT-specific areas as well as operational contexts, has exposed Kim to a myriad of industry sectors across manufacturing, services, retail, wholesale trade and distribution. Kim has extensive DBA and software development experience with many major products.