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Our Leadership Team

Ensuring Livingstone Group delivers on all our promises

Our leadership team is accountable to our shareholders for the responsible conduct of the business and our long-term success. It also represents the interests of all our stakeholders in ensuring that we deliver for our clients, partners, and employees. They are responsible for ensuring everyone lives by our shared values and that they are at the heart of everything we do – we commit, we collaborate, we inspire, and we innovate.

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Chris Allan

Chief Executive Officer

Chris joined the Livingstone Group as CEO in January 2021. He has extensive experience in leading technology and service organisations, and a strong track record of delivering value for customers and shareholders often in challenging environments.  Chris has previously worked in both Private Equity and start-up environments in companies including Accenture, Quantum Retail, SmartFocus and Retek.

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Charlotte Hathaway

Senior People Partner

Charlotte joined the Livingstone team in 2011 and has been responsible for the HR function for the past 10 years, working closely with the Executive Leadership team. 
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Nick Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Nick joined Livingstone as Chief Financial Officer in 2012, now reporting into our group CEO. Working closely with our global leadership team and The Carlyle Group, Nick is responsible for the group’s finance function.

Nick qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 and held a number of senior finance positions in the technology sector prior to joining Livingstone, including CFO of Bell Microproducts Europe, Finance Director for UK and Ireland at Avnet Technology Solutions and Head of Finance at Northamber plc.

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Giovanni Savastano

Chief Operating Officer

Giovanni Savastano joined Livingstone Group in June 2021 as Chief Operating Officer.  His background is scaling & turnaround, working with the technology, product, operation, and services in organizations covering a multitude of industries including telco, finance, consultancy, and retail.  He has worked with various Private Equity firms to maximise their investments.

Giovanni has joined Livingstone Group to oversee the operations for delivery and client services.  He is responsible for the end-to-end journey for Livingstone clients from the sales process right through to project completion.  Giovanni is focussed on harmonizing the different departments and investing in the technology assets and intellectual property to increase the company value.

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Simon Leuty

Head of Pre-Sales

Simon is a founder of Livingstone Technologies. He currently sits on the Executive Leadership Team as Head of Pre-Sales. Simon is responsible for the development roadmap of our client portal LUCE.

He has over 15 years’ experience of the Software Asset Management and Cloud markets, working closely with our growing customer base to help them take control of their software and cloud cost. Simon helps to eliminate unacceptable spend and enforce tight governance standards that keep them compliant, agile and secure.

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David Gemuenden

Vice President, Global Operations

David is a senior technology executive with over 20 years hands-on experience in developing strategy and vision for organizations that align IT solutions with business needs. He is well versed in setting clear goals and building team-based cultures of participation and accountability resulting in increased employee efficiency and loyalty.  David's technical and leadership foundations formed by years of experience in full lifecycle solutions architecture, marketing, delivery and support give him the breadth of experience combined with a track record of success.  He brings a unique perspective and has the ability to bridge customer requirements with business realities, resulting in a more efficient and cost-effective organization.
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Chris Gough

Chief Strategy Officer

Chris founded Derive Logic in 2011, successfully building the business until its acquisition by the Carlyle Group in 2019. He joined the executive team of Livingstone and works with stakeholders across the Livingstone and Derive Logic businesses to guide the strategic thought leadership of the business and influence the direction of the wider industry.

Chris initially worked as a consultant before taking on more senior practice management roles. He worked for large enterprise organizations focusing on networking, security, data center and unified communications, specializing in data center optimization and particularly in software licensing.

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Lisa Maines

Head of Global Customer Success

Lisa Joined the Livingstone team in September 2020 and heads our client success team. She is an experienced and accomplished IT Professional, with a progressive career spanning 20 years in Senior IT Leadership and Transformational Change Roles,  Lisa has a reputation for leading and developing high performing teams, delivering quality outcomes and change at pace. Her expertise has been very much focused around Governance and Risk, having designed and built ITAM frameworks to stabilize and streamline core business processes, join financial, contractual and inventory functions, to reduce risk and avoid cost.