Advisory Board

Advisory Board

An advisory team of serial entrepreneurs with an establish track record of success is essential to any progressive business, something that Progress has recognised from the start.

Our experienced advisory board have achieved success for the largest multinational cyber security companies and they now provide Progress with deep insight and experience in building new revenue streams by developing strategic partnerships and creating new lines of business with innovative cyber services and solutions.

John Quinn

Founder and CEO, Progress Distribution

Paul Allsop

Paul Allsop

Paul is a Chartered Accountant with 34 years of professional experience focused on corporate and international taxation. Paul was the founder and managing director of Ashton Allsop chartered accountants and International tax advisors.

Prior to founding Ashton Allsop, Paul was the Head of Tax for Europe and Tax Director of the downstream segment at BP.

Chris Core

Chris Core

Chris is an extremely hands on Financial Director who has worked in a range of industries for over 30 years, ranging from property development, entertainment industry, mobile telecommunications and now within the cyber security arena.

His forward vision and planning skills enable companies to achieve growth commensurate with their expansions plans and maximising financial options for Directors and shareholders.

Matt Foster

Matt Foster

Matt has over 20 years of highly successful sales and business development experience, helping technology vendors and channel organisations move from early stage to market leaders. He has co-founded both venture capital backed cyber security start-ups and self funded resellers in the US and UK. Matt is based in Silicon Valley, California.

Tony Haywood

Tony Haywood

An accomplished director, cyber security advisor, competency leader and information security officer.  He provides security consultancy expertise to some of the foremost Enterprises in EMEA.

He has vast experience in developing new and leading edge managed security services and has held senior positions as Programme and Project Recovery Director for multinational corporate MSSPs. Tony is advising Progress in the development of our advanced MSSP & SOC capabilities that will be white labeled for the Uk and European VAR markets.

Bob Mann

Bob Mann

Bob is a highly experienced cyber security professional with in-depth experience and a track record of success in understanding risk and security issues.

Bob has developed a  pragmatic and successful approach to building business and is instrumental in shaping professional services revenue strategies across the UK and Europe.

Bob Woodland

Bob Woodland

With over 40 years of senior management experience in growth companies, Bob brings a wide range of experience and capabilities to Progress.

Bob has been involved in early stage funding for start-up and emerging high growth companies in the UK and internationally.

With his experience in acquisitions, mergers, disposals and fund raising in both the private and public sectors, Bob is a highly experienced executive and we are very please to have him as a member of our board.