Leadership

Guy Shepherd

CEO

Guy has more than 25 years of experience developing and implementing insurance technology solutions, working in large insurance groups, both directly and as an advisor. Guy's career started at Prudential Assurance where he held a number of roles including Head of Actuarial Systems, Head of Business Intelligence, and Head of Group Wide IT Solution Design for Solvency II.

Prior to joining SAL, Guy worked as a consultant, first as head of the Life Modelling Practice at PwC, and then as a director at Quintant Partners, a boutique consulting firm focused on the design and implementation of actuarial systems & modelling strategy for a wide range of clients.

Su Berry

Business Development Manager

Su is an experienced business development manager, selling software solutions into the financial services and insurance market. With more than 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Su specialises in sales, marketing, distribution and regulatory compliance and prides herself on building relationships; collaborating with insurance businesses to help achieve streamlined solutions.

Su started her career working for AJG within various roles, including assisting in the launch of PEN Underwriting, and has since worked with a number of start-up firms, including Modus Underwriting & REG (UK).

Ralph Stadie

Development Team Leader

Ralph has over 30 years experience as a software developer, 18 of which have been in a development team lead role for applications ranging from petroleum engineering to broadcasting and media.

Ralph specializes in delivering integrated desktop applications and has expertise in C#, C++, .NET, WinForms and WCF, as well as a number of legacy technologies. Ralph holds a BSc in Computer Science with a minor in Applied Mathematics from the University of Calgary, Canada.

Clare Stone

Product Manager

Clare has worked in the financial services industry for more than 20 years. Clare started her career at Unum and then moved to Prudential where she worked in the actuarial world of stochastic modelling for 12 years, having been responsible for a team of people running stochastic models and then latterly as the release manager for the stochastic modelling suite. Clare's expertise lies in the knowledge of the end-to-end process of running modelling software and an understanding of how to turn modelling requirements into results.

Development & Support

Zohrab Dastkhan

Senior Software Developer

Zohrab graduated as a petroleum engineer from the University of Calgary, Canada. As a self-taught software developer, Zohrab went on to develop desktop applications and utility engineering programs for use in the oil and gas industry. Since 2014, he has held several roles including Technical Developer, Designer and Test Script Writer.

Zohrab is responsible for analysing, designing, and building new systems, as well as enhancements to existing systems. He is highly proficient in desktop and web development technologies such as C#, VB.Net, C++, VBA, WinForms, WPF, ASP.Net, .Net Core, Selenium WebDriver and unit & integration testing.

Stephen Curle

Founder and Consultant

Stephen qualified as an actuary while working for Standard Life. He left Standard Life 12 years ago to form Software Alliance and has since been working with OAC to develop Mo.net into a leading financial modelling solution. He continues to work within Software Alliance's development team as a senior developer focusing on enhancements to Mo.net kernel. Stephen has a deep understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of various financial modelling solutions and, in particular, how to get the best from Mo.net's capabilities.

Luke Mackin

Test Analyst

Luke started his testing career at LBG as an apprentice where he received a placement in the UAT Testing Team. After completing the apprenticeship he went on to become a Test Analyst with a primary focus on the bank desktop and mobile applications. Luke has completed his ISTQB Foundation Level Certification and has continued to improve his skillset whilst developing a strong interest in automation and software development.

Luke works closely with members of the SAL development team to design and execute testing in accordance with the QA best practice framework.

Abbey Samyint

Marketing Manager

Abbey graduated in 2013 from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Business Management, and then went on to work as a junior consultant at Quintant Partners, supporting a number of projects relating to the use and strategy of modelling tools and technology. Before joining SAL, Abbey worked for a fast-growing UK fund management business, assisting with the day-to-day management of 165 Primary Care assets throughout the UK.

Abbey oversees the company’s marketing initiatives, as well as providing business administration support to the CEO and Management Team.



Teodor Mosteanu

Front-End Developer

Teodor first started writing code when he joined a math & programming focused high school. After taking a detour in advertising, gaining a degree at SNSPA Bucharest, Romania, Teodor moved to London where he rediscovered his passion for coding, and started working towards a BCS foundation diploma in software development.

Teodor recently worked as a Front-End Developer at a tech start-up in London building the SPA with JavaScript and TypeScript, Angular 9, SCSS, Ionic and Google Analytics suite. At SAL Teodor looks after the front-end development and maintenance of the web applications.

Cameron Milne

Junior Developer

Before joining SAL, Cameron gained an MMus in piano performance and continued to develop his skills as a musician, teacher, and performer. He recently started developing websites for a friend and discovered a new passion for programming and development.

Cameron is now on a level 4 software developer apprenticeship program with Estio Training and is working at SAL full-time as a junior developer. He is responsible for the front-end Angular development of the SAL web apps and assisting with maintenance and migration.

Board

Guy Shepherd

CEO & Director
Guy serves on SAL's Board in addition to his role as CEO. Please see above for his full bio.

Stephen Curle

Founder & Director
Stephen represents SAL on the Board. Please see above for his full bio.

Darren Richards

Director
Darren represents the interests of OAC Plc on the Board.

Gerry Gallagher

Advisor to the Board