Simon Piercy - Managing Director
Simon Piercy is a co-founder and Managing director of Contigo. Simon has 16 years’ experience in the energy and utilities sector, having previously worked at Powergen, E.ON UK and Severn Trent Water. He played a key role in implementing the trading application suite at E.ON UK, during the transition to the New Electricity Trading Arrangements (NETA), and subsequently headed the Front Office systems development group.
At Contigo, Simon provides Consultancy and Project Management to a number of client projects, whilst overseeing corporate strategy. He has gained a detailed understanding of Gas Interruption Reform, having been involved in projects to help both Distribution Network and Shipper companies manage the process changes needed for this industry change.
Simon is an APMG certified PRINCE2 Practitioner, and holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science from Nottingham University, graduating in 1992.
“When we founded Contigo, we knew there was a great opportunity to combine systems expertise with industry knowledge. We have a pin-point focus on this niche area and we’ve stuck to that rigidly – it means we’re up to speed from day and ensure our customers projects are delivered quickly and are successful; in doing so we continue to grow and be successful ourselves”
Jonathan Yeomans - Marketing and Operations Director
Jonathan Yeomans is a co-founder and Marketing and Operations Director of Contigo. Jonathan has 23 years’ IT experience, the last 12 being in the Energy Trading and utilities sector. He has worked with a range of high profile companies, including BMW, FIAT, Unipart and E.ON UK.
Prior to founding Contigo, he played a lead role at E.ON UK, designing, building and implementing many successful systems across all areas of their Energy Trading/Wholesale operation. Successful implementations included Front Office Trading of physical fuel products, Middle Office Risk Management and Price Forecasting solutions, and Back Office Settlement systems.
Jonathan is an APMG certified PRINCE2 Practitioner and holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science from Staffordshire University (formerly Stafford Polytechnic).
"I still get a real buzz from demonstrating innovative, ergonomic and visually stunning solutions that we have rapidly implemented for our clients. Their usual response is amazement that so much capability has been delivered so quickly. There is nothing better than receiving positive feedback from clients who are excited and passionate about the solutions Contigo are delivering."
Adrian Bullock - Technical Director
Adrian Bullock is a co-founder and director of Contigo where he is responsible for Contigo’s Technical Strategy and Product Development. Adrian has 21 years of commercial software development experience using a wide range of technologies for a variety of blue chip companies including AT&T, AXA Funds Management and E.ON UK.
In his previous role at E.ON UK, Adrian was responsible for designing and developing a wide range of systems including Trading, Notification, Credit Risk Management, Gas Forecasting and Fuel Trading systems. Adrian has been responsible for overseeing the design and development of Contigo’s innovative set of products such as enTrader and enVoy.
Adrian holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Electro-Acoustics from Salford University, graduating in 1988.
“Contigo has provided us the opportunity to apply the latest technology to building applications for the energy industry, and we have created a set of next-generation products that I am very proud of. We really offer something different to existing energy software providers, and I get a great buzz from the positive feedback and enthusiasm for our products that we get from our customers.“
David Calmonson – Sales Manager
David is responsible for the company’s new business development and product sales. With 25 years sales experience, the majority being into the energy industry throughout Europe, David’s expertise in developing new leads through to resultant business has been a major factor in building the rapidly growing client base for the enTrader product suite.
Over the recent past, David has been director of business development at the former ICIS Technology and was responsible for the sales of their NETA products to around seventy percent of the UK power industry. After Siemens acquired ICIS, David worked for Global Energy Decisions and then Allegro, with energy software and consultancy sales into the UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and even Russia. David joined Contigo in February 2009.
David has a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic engineering from Salford University, graduating in 1978.
"I had spent the last 7 years or so working for U.S. software organisations who really struggled to understand the subtleties of the European and U.K. energy market. When I met the Contigo team and saw enTrader, I immediately recognised the potential of a system that had so much experience invested in its development. It has been particularly satisfying to have been party to the success so quickly in terms of not only sales, but also through to a very satisfied and referenceable client base. This is far from a given in our industry and is a true accolade to the whole Contigo team."
David Pitt – Executive Advisor to the Board at Contigo
David is the Executive Advisor to the Board at Contigo. He is responsible for steering the strategic development of the company. Working as a member of the Executive management team, David is engaged in the implementation of practices to efficiently deliver profitable growth underpinned by high levels of customer satisfaction, innovative products and complementary alliances. David has over 30 years of experience in enterprise software applications.
David has a track record of developing small application software companies through strong growth periods. He was a member of the Executive management teams at Indus International, Convergent Group and KWI-Global Energy, all companies specialising in complex asset and trading solutions for the energy industry. Both Indus and Convergent Group achieved successful IPO’s and are now part of ABB-Ventyxx and Schlumberger -Sema respectively with Global Energy Decisions subsequently being also acquired separately by Ventyxx. In addition to software experience David has, in recent years, also been actively involved in the development of a biomass gasification technology for renewable power plants.
David is a Mechanical Engineer graduating in 1976 from Thames Valley University.
“Contigo is at the vanguard of the next genre of ETRM systems. When I first met the team and saw enTrader I knew this was a special company. Having been part of the leadership team with a major vendor of the first generation of ETRM systems I instantly recognised that Contigo had developed the vision we had been speaking of a decade ago! Clean modern architecture supporting flexible and rich functionality that can be deployed in an agile fashion – it’s no surprise that I am both delighted and privileged to be part of this exiting company”