Nick Preston

  • MD and Co-Founder of Cerno

Nick has over 30 years of experience in the IT sector. He has worked with a range of medium and large global IT companies and understands the pressures that exist within these companies and the pressure that they in turn exert on their clients. Nick has occupied a range of roles from Sales and Business Development, Commercial Director responsible for contract negotiation through to General Management in the UK and Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Tim Sewart

  • Operations Director and Co-Founder

Tim specialises in negotiating technology contracts, particularly complex and bespoke licensing deals. He has advised on technology contracts since 2001, and has wide-ranging experience in managed services / outsourcing, licensing, support / SLAs, agency and distribution, and projects. Much of Tim’s work has an international angle.

Robin Fry

  • Legal Director

An expert in copyright issues, Robin has considerable experience in contracts drafting and negotiation both for software and other intellectual property rights. Formerly a director of an eLearning company, he has been a  partner in a major commercial law form since 2002.

His role is to challenge the software vendor’s findings in interpreting their own contacts and to identify the fault lines in their licensing demands.

Daniel Hesselink

  • Technical Audit Director

With almost 20 years of experience,  Technical Audit Director and lead Oracle consultant is a highly regarded licensing expert in the industry. Having worked as a compliance auditor for Oracle EMEA, he is very well used to Oracle license negotiations, contractual pitfalls and the opportunities they can create for customers. He has played a crucial role within the license restructuring of many of the FTSE organizations, while managing friendly – and hostile – audits and getting the best commercial solutions. The technical knowledge he and the Cerno team provide has proven to be invaluable in managing both commercial and contractual negotiations.



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Tel: 07789 000122