Meet the Team

These are the people, both inside Saltare and in our extended team, who are working hard to bring real business intelligence to organisations everywhere.

Phil Husbands

I have more than 18 years of experience in delivering successful data and BI solutions to major public, private and international organisations. I served as Head of Management Information at a FTSE250 organisation, before providing BI consultancy to various organisations in retail, telecoms and media. I later founded Saltare, where I now lead the ongoing development of our 4dBI methodology.

I live in Devon in the UK, where you’ll find me jumping out of planes from about 15,000 feet. If you’ve never tried it, you must! It’s even more fun than you’d imagine. And besides, I’m terrible at golf…

Jon Stafford

I have over 13 years experience in creating effective BI that turns data into insight and value. I’ve worked in many industries, combining my extensive business knowledge and background in solution development to deliver successful BI strategies, solutions, training and coaching. Before joining Saltare I was a BI consultant at IBM, HP, Oracle and EY.

I lead a quieter life than Phil, preferring walking and cycling on Epsom Downs to skydiving – although the views are almost as spectacular I’m sure. And I’m not bad at crazy golf.

Phil Johnston

I’m an experienced business Director with a track record of devising and driving multi-million pound international growth strategies and winning business partnerships. My key areas of expertise are around business development strategies and action, unlocking the potential of both people and products.

Working in and with large private and public multinational organisations for many years and across global markets, I love helping organisations succeed in doing more with what they have got in their business and driving better business performance.

A closet chef and keen yachtsman, combining both these hobbies is heaven doing offshore racing in both the UK and South Africa. Golf… on the range is fun but that is my limit. Skydiving… not sure, think I will stick to pulling ropes on a boat!

Francesca Valli

I’m the founder of Chrys, Saltare’s business change partner. I deliver the positive business change essential for achieving BI value. I’ve managed multi-million £ programmes and delivered trackable change that’s aligned with today’s technology. My experience in finance and system analysis gives me an edge in understanding and creating change at the organisational level. I also give talks on change, demystifying its perceived complexity.

Collaboration and productive partnerships are a large part of my approach. My success is based on identifying leader-allies and aligning stakeholders to transformation goals. I’ve worked in Europe, the US and Asia. I’m learning Mandarin and I’m fluent in English and Italian.

Lee Warren

I’m one of the Directors of South West Business Intelligence (SWBI), a Saltare technology partner. We deliver in-depth technical services which complement the business transformation expertise that Saltare provides. Our skillset covers the breadth of current technology in the marketplace, and all our people each have over 15 years of industry experience. My information management experience is primarily in the health sector (both public and private) and more recently managing a more varied portfolio working with SWBI.

I live in Cornwall and when I’m not busy working, you can probably find me either juggling two demanding kids or hiding on a beach somewhere with a nice weighty history tome!

Claire Holland

I provide the Saltare team with Virtual PA support through my business, Clairical. Before setting up my own business, I worked in both the private and public sectors and I have over 15 years of Executive PA and Office Management experience.

I live in Devon and in summer you’ll find me at the local cricket ground drinking tea and cheering on our team.  I also love to bake and I’m very proud of winning the cake baking competition at our local village fete!

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