PTFS Europe was formed in late 2007 to implement and support the Koha and Evergreen open source library management systems as well as distributing and supporting the Knowvation digital library.
PTFS Europe is able to provide the full range of implementation services, ranging from installation, configuration, data conversion, software development and training through to ongoing hosting and customer support.
Nick is a co-founder and Managing Director of PTFS Europe. He is responsible for the sales and marketing activities of the company, takes an active role in and manages the sales team across all of the supported products, including Koha, Rebus:list, ArchivalWare, and Evergreen. He has a wide range of experience in all aspects of library automation and has been involved in many hundreds of implementations during his career. Prior to being at PTFS Europe, Nick was the Sales Director and co-founder of Sirsi Limited in the UK in 1990.
Jonathan is a co-founder and Technical Director, responsible for the implementation and support of ArchivalWare, Evergreen and Koha. He also assists with further consultancy, training and sales. Jonathan has acquired a wide range of expertise in numerous operating systems, databases and other technical environments. He has been working in libraries and library automation since 1990 and has an excellent working knowledge of the standards and protocols used within libraries and information and is a key driver in the company’s technical strategy.
Ian is Project Director, responsible for project management, data conversion and digitisation. He is an IT professional with over 30 years of experience of software development and software product management. He has managed software product implementations for libraries for the last 15 years from pre-sales meetings, project planning meetings, server setup, data conversion through to technical support and consultancy.
Fiona is a Customer Services Consultant. She works closely with customers on the implementation of their new Library Management System; running Implementation Workshops, configuring the system and doing the end user training. She is also part of the support team answering helpdesk queries on all the PTFS Europe supported products.
Fiona is a Chartered Librarian and has worked for PTFS Europe since 2011 and before that for SirsiDynix (previously Sirsi Ltd) for 10 years so has a lot of experience with LMS implementations and support.
Colin is Chief Software Engineer, responsible for the design, implementation and support of software developed for specific customers or for the open source community in general. He has considerable expertise in developing software for Evergreen and Koha as well as in the wider open source environment. He has a wealth of experience in the library sector.
Andrew works in the Development Team as a Software Developer. He joined PTFS Europe in October 2014, and has thus far primarily been working on the rebus:list 2.0 rewrite. Following the initial release, he will be heavily involved in the continuing development and support of the product. Andrew has extensive experience in both front and back end application development. Prior to working for PTFS Europe, Andrew spent 14 years in the higher education sector working on application development associated with library management systems.
Nick is responsible for the product strategy, business development of the Rebus:list reading list management system and business development of the ArchivalWare digital repository system. He has over 25 years sales and account management experience at a senior level, particularly within the academic and government sectors. His systems experience includes integrated library management, e-discovery services, and digital repository systems.
Martin is a Development Team Manager, responsible for ensuring we deliver on our development promises. He bridges the gap between the development teams, sales teams and the customer to ensure we correctly prioritise, schedule and deliver work. Martin is also an active member of the Koha Community Quality Assurance team, and the lead visionary for the rebus:list 2.0 re-write. He’s been with the company since 2009, and has worked diversely with Koha, Evergreen and rebus:list as a migrations consultant, implementation manager and developer for all three products and is also a key driver in the company’s technical strategy.
David is a Customer Support Consultant, and mainly works on the support calls logged by PTFS Europe’s customers, and also assists with system upgrades, implementations and some software development. He has worked in the library sector since 1996, and brings a wealth of customer support experience to the company.
Alex is a Software Developer. He works primarily with Andrew, Martin and Colin, to implement components or enhance the functionality of Rebus:List, VuFind and Koha. Alex is also involved in technical support for our products, and will regularly chat to customers should something go awry. Finally, Alex helps maintain and improve the PTFS Europe infrastructure. Alex started working for PTFS Europe in the first quarter of 2014, and has worked in the libraries sector soon after leaving university in 2010.
Keith is Business Development Manager, responsible for identifying and develop new business opportunities and for growing the user base for PTFS Europe’s products and services. Keith has many years experience in selling library management systems and in customer account management in general. He has also held senior management positions in various companies in the industry.