RapidSpike’s management team have a wealth of experience building and managing technology companies.

Having met 15 years ago in the latter stages of the DotCom boom, Andrew and Robin have developed a winning formula to help launch and grow successful, profitable technology companies.

Building on their collective knowledge and experience, the tech duo have launched RapidSpike, a next generation digital asset assurance platform. The goal is to become an industry leader in the digital assurance market and have fun during the process.

RapidSpike is a part of the Storm Technology Group that also includes The Data Protection Consultancy company Data Protection People, The Malware Protection company InfoSecurity People and the Penetration Testing company, Pentest People.

The Leadership Team

Gav Winter

Gav Winter is the CEO at RapidSpike.

Gav has been in the technology industry for over 20 years and founded of The Test People, the Leeds based Technical Testing Consultancy, one of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK and fastest growing in Yorkshire & the North East from 2013 to 2015. He won Yorkshire Overall & SME Director of the Year in 2014 and 2015, alongside multiple company awards like Deloitte Fast50, and the Sunday Times TechTrack100 before architecting a merger to create Ten10, the UKs largest independent testing consultancy.

He is a CEO who loves building people focused companies with passion & purpose and his experience working as a fast growth director, in client facing roles and a programme manager has also given him skills as an advisor in strategy, people, communications and marketing along with technical skills as a testing, performance and automation specialist, agilist and scrum master.

In his spare time Gav loves all sports, walking up any hill/mountain, science-fiction, looking up to the stars and spending time with his wife and 3 children exploring the world.

Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason is the co-founder and Technical Director at RapidSpike.

Andrew is committed to ensuring that the company develops innovative market changing solutions. He is a leading networking and security expert, having attained numerous globally recognised qualifications such as CISSP, PCI QSA, Check Team Leader and CCIE. Andrew is also an MBA graduate of Leeds University.

An active entrepreneur and technologist, Andrew has over 25 years industry experience and has owned various successful technology organisations during his career. Most notably RandomStorm, a leading information security organisation. Throughout his career Andrew has held a range of technical lead positions and is a self confessed disruptive innovator.

Andrew is the author of several market defining books on Cisco products and network security technologies. In his spare time Andrew enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying hobbies such as mountain biking, golf and travel.

Robin Hill

Robin Hill is the co-founder and Sales Director at RapidSpike.

A self confessed entrepreneurial sales professional, Robin has an impressive track record spanning over 20 years in corporate sales across various sectors including office equipment, network services and IT security.

Before RapidSpike, Robin was the cofounder of RandomStorm, a leading IT security company. In fact, Robin has worked with start-up businesses for the majority of his career, including Boxing Orange, Webscreen and views himself as a specialist in business development.

Having developed a proven sales formula, Robin brings a wealth of sales expertise to the RapidSpike management team.

When he gets chance to relax, Robin enjoys spending time with his family, as well as hobbies such as golf, skiing, running and tennis.