Meet the management team behind Blue Saffron

Neal Robinson

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Our co-founder and Managing Director Neal has spent over 25 years in international technology development and business growth.

“Technology is a truly exciting place to work but people are everything in this business.”

A civil engineer by training, Neal formed Blue Saffron with the express purpose of providing the fast-growing UK SME sector with a tailored IT and telecomms services platform that would work in synergy with clients’ business goals. To those who don’t know him, Neal is also a keen gym enthusiast and film buff.

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Ronnie Lewis

Co-Founder & Sales Lead

Ronnie Lewis Blue Saffron Managed IT

Our co-founder Ronnie is key to new business acquisition and leads on account development.

“I am tremendously proud of the team we have built here at Blue Saffron. It is an absolute pleasure to see our clients grow as a result of their efforts.”

Ronnie has a wealth of experience in operations and sales within the technology sector. He is passionate about creating value for clients and extending our enterprise class service to more medium-sized businesses. When not focusing on growing the business, Ronnie still finds time for travel and sport (although these days more watching then playing).

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Jose Sampaio

IT Operations Lead

Jose Sampoia, Blue Saffron Managed IT

Jose leads our operations team and focuses on delivering great service, IT support and product development.

“I take great pride from seeing the impact that our IT management services have for our customers. Once we’ve provided a stable IT environment, it’s great to see customers thinking of IT strategically to meet their short-term goals and long-term growth”

Jose joined Blue Saffron as IT Operations Manager in 2005. He has a broad background in technical and operational IT management roles. Jose is an important member of the Blue Saffron management team and the main interface between sales, provisioning, operations and support. His knowledge, energy and expertise make a positive difference to the services Blue Saffron offer.

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Pats Opitz

Finance Manager

Pats Opitz, Blue Saffron Managed IT

Pats is head of finance at Blue Saffron, managing all aspects of our day-to-day finance functions.

“I place great importance on understanding and supporting all areas of the business through finance, so that I can play a key part in driving Blue Saffron forward.”

Pats joined Blue Saffron shortly after earning a degree in Accountancy. She has worked across a wide range of roles from process and systems implementation projects to financial management. Pats is focused on managing a highly efficient finance department, contributing to commercial propositions, as well as working with the board on business strategy and growth plans.

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