For very understandable reasons many organisations are hooked on the comfort and familiarity of doing things the way they have always done them. Very often this means they continue handling paper, scanning, copying and sending documents like they have always done. Many still manipulate data manually all of which takes a lot of time, costs money and is not very secure.
Such organisations are seriously lagging behind in the race to adopt technology because so often choosing new technology or one of the many new proprietary solutions is seen as expensive, troublesome and an interruption to BAU.
S4E fully recognises the reality of this position which is why we design process and operational solutions along more tactical lines to suit clients’ needs and not that of the technology. Of course, we use the very latest technology to replicate all or simply parts of an existing process but we do so in such a way and at sufficient a pace to minimise impact upon extremely busy people.
At the heart of our solutions lies a suite of technologies.
This includes the latest in no-code development technology successfully automating manual processes and highly repetitive routine front, middle and back-office tasks whilst significantly improving operational efficiency and cutting costs.
Nearly 300, 000 clients also use our highly secure digital vault through which they share and store critical or confidential data. A series of granular permission controls ensure access is strictly limited to authorised users only.
Some of our solutions also call for the best-in-class Biometric Identification Verification tool which when combined with our start-of the-art digital document signing solution makes a formidable solution toward on-going data security and the requirements of KYC and AML.
Chief Executive Officer
Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from the University of South Africa. As well as being a key founder member of S4Encrypt, he heads up the S4Encrypt activity in South Africa and is also targeting other territories in sub-Saharan Africa. He has been responsible for founding and growing a number of highly successful businesses, including SPL, CCH and DocQnet.
Mike was CEO of Cordys (Africa) until 2014, and has become recognised as one of South Africa’s leading proponents of cloud technology. His wide experience of successful business development, coupled with many years of involvement in a range of document-centric system implementation projects, gives Mike a unique perspective on the opportunities for S4Encrypt in African and international markets.
Chief Operating Officer
Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of London, and began his career with Bayer, the international chemical and pharmaceutical company. He moved into the IT sector in the early 1980s, and he has been involved in electronic document management since the middle of that decade. He has held sales director roles with innovative leading companies in that sector, including Anite and Spescom Software. He has been responsible for sales and business development management in the UK, Europe, the USA and South Africa.
With S4Encrypt, Ben is responsible for sales and business development activities in the UK and internationally.
Paul D. Stallard
Chief Marketing Officer
Paul has worked with some of the world’s largest banks and financial services companies – HSBC, Lloyds Bank Group, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank AG, Unicredit, Northern Rock (good bank), Hargreaves Lansdown, Euromoney, DST International, Riyad Bank, BSF Bank in Saudi Arabia and Bank Muscat in Oman.
Paul specialises in strategic management, innovation, optimizing digital sales & marketing strategies, product management and proposition development.
For the past 6 years Paul has also been working with some of the UK’s best and most exciting fintech organisations.
Married with three daughters, Paul published his first book ‘Next Generation Finance’ in 2011. He attended Aston University and he has an MBA from the University of Bradford School of Management. He is both a Graduate and a Fellow of The London Institute of Banking & Finance and Chief Examiner for the Institute on the subject of ‘Strategic Management and Innovation in Banking’. He is also a Chartered Marketer, a Graduate and Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing.
David Ross ACII, Chartered Insurance Practitioner
Non Executive Director
David is a time served insurance professional having worked in the general insurance sector for nearly 40 years. An experienced executive and non-executive director, David has worked for both large corporates and small / medium sized enterprises. He also set up his own niche insurance and service business which he sold in 2018.
David now works with the boards and executive teams of a small but varied range of organisations helping them to develop and grow. He has particular specialisms in niche and ancillary product markets, affinity and membership distribution channels and businesses which operate in the PRA / FCA regulated environment.
Chief Solutions Architect
Richard Higginbotham is a process transformation expert and business development-oriented Marketing Director with extensive growth, innovation and transformation expertise (British Gas, IBM, nPower, Nationwide Building Society, Betfair).
Chief Sales Officer
Steve has a highly successful international track record working with complex business solutions, effectively combining a solid commercial instinct with creative thinking and well-developed client engagement skills such that he always sees the big picture, thinks outside the box, influences opinion and delivers effective improvement programs.
He has gained considerable skill and experience from working across Europe and North American with and for technology and change organisations including PTC, GEIP, DHL, SAP, AspenTech delivering ERP, SCM, PLM, MES, IoT, and digital transformation.