Meet the Directors
Paul Clark & Richard Wilson founded Penta Consulting in 1998, and built a company that was founded on four core values; Honesty, Integrity, Commitment, and Delivery. These values still resonate through the company as Penta approaches their third decade. To find out more about the founders and the rest of the senior management team, please read below.
Group Governance Board
John Foley – Chairman
John is a qualified Barrister and Chartered Accountant who has served on the Boards of a number of private and public companies ranging from radio stations to foundry groups. He was Chief Executive of MacLellan Group plc (a provider of facilities management services) from 1994 to 2006. When he joined that group in October 1994, it employed just 60 people but was developed into a group employing 15,000 people and turning over £230 million when it was sold to Interserve Plc in June 2006 for £120 million. John has recruitment industry experience since he served on the board of Lorien plc until its sale in 2007 and he is currently a director of Servoca Plc.
Paul Clark – Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Paul is co-founder and CEO of Penta Consulting Limited. Prior to setting up the Company in 1998, Paul spent two years with a large recruitment firm. Paul won the prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” title at the 2012 Sutton Business Awards and has been shortlisted for the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award twice.
Jamie Sobrany – Group Managing Director
Jamie joined Penta in 2002 specifically to establish the mobile telecommunications division. Since then he has been instrumental in building a highly successful international mobile computing business at Penta, cultivating global partnerships and setting up Penta offices across the world. From a standing start Jamie and a small team focused on penetrating the vendor markets, whilst establishing a network of immigration solutions; within four years the area had established itself as a major brand in the telecoms market turning over more than £20m. Jamie was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2004 and took the position of Group Managing Director in 2011.
Aminash Patel – Executive Director – Managed Solutions
Aminash joined Penta in 2003 and has progressed rapidly through the organisation. His natural sales skills along with his business acumen took him from consultant to a managerial position in the space of four years. In 2010 he set up and ran Penta’s Managed Solutions Division. Today Aminash has highly skilled project teams located across 12 countries delivering consultancy and technical support services to many of the world’s leading technology companies. A shareholder since 2008, Aminash was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2016.
David Perry – Penta Tech CEO
David is a technology leader, entrepreneur and innovator. With over 30 years’ experience, he has held senior roles including CEO, COO and CTO in both start-ups and mature organisations. He has worked in both government and commercial organisations, including Central Government, Banking and Financial Services, Telecoms, Commodities, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, IT and Retail sectors.
As CEO of Penta Tech, David’s expertise includes: programme and project management, technical design authority and he continues to lead all Penta Tech’s R&D activities.