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Our Story

Perivan Technology creates software that automates business processes. Its powerful software solutions are designed to respond to the unique challenges faced by boardrooms, marketing, compliance and governance teams in the financial and professional services sectors.


We help firms become more efficient through the use of technology. Our software solutions save you money, enhance brand consistency, reduce compliance risk and improve speed to market. Our secure platforms are designed to streamline collaboration and project management, aid in compliance approval and the archiving of regulated assets and materials. All of our technology is created and developed in response to specific challenges faced by businesses in the financial and professional service sectors.


We’re a division of Perivan Limited, which provides financial stability and enables us to commit substantial sums to improving our products and broadening their scope. We employ over 80 people based at our offices in the City of London and Edinburgh. The company is owned by its employees, which helps foster a positive and proactive culture. 

Our Team

Meet Our Executive Team 

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    Nick Roi
    Managing director

    As MD, Nick is responsible for steering the ship at Perivan Technology, having had over 12 years’ SaaS / Cloud software experience in a variety of Senior Executive positions. Born in Australia, he is an advocate of all things from the “colonies” including flip flops, vegemite and sunshine.

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    Zarek Marshall

    Zarek leads our development team in Edinburgh, Perivan’s very own un-geeky geek. He made documents his speciality and has mastered the art and mystery of structuring, organising, combining, beautifying and mining them for data. Clearly that isn’t enough of a challenge so in his spare time he resorts to climbing mountains.

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    Vera Drozdova
    Finance director

    Vera is responsible for Perivan's finance and drives the business forward going beyond number crunching. She has previously led finance of aviation, consumer tech, e-commerce and digital taking the companies through complex transitions, including mergers and acquisitions, and start-ups. She is a health and fitness buff, has a weakness for sweets and loves modern art.

Meet Our Senior Management Team
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    Steve Coleman
    Sales Director
    If you’re searching for a better way of doing something Steve’s your man – he actually enjoys re-engineering processes and bombards our developers with new ideas. In his spare time he likes to battle the elements in his kayak, proving he has no fear of wind, rain, arctic temperatures or software developers.
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    Graham Bowstead
    Sales Director

    Graham, as Sales Director and through his prior roles in financial print and now board portals has had extensive contact with company secretaries in helping them overcome their challenges in shareholder and board communications. He’s an avid gardener and golfer but spends more time digging up fairways than flower beds.

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    Dan Gaydon

    Dan has been with Virtualboardroom since 2008 ensuring the Customer Success department is running smoothly and everyone is making their fair share of tea. Dan’s a big fan of Marmite over Vegemite and can often be heard saying 'It's not just the taste, it's also the viscosity'.

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    Dave Watkins

    Dave has worked within the printing and technology sectors for over 20 years working alongside clients to implement systems to streamline their processeses and make them more efficient. Dave enjoys long walks with his wife and their 2 Bulldogs, and ever the optimist, pretends he can play darts.

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    Anna Adamovics

    Interested and responsible for all that is related to digital marketing, Anna has a background in SEO, CRM, paid search with a bit of design on the side. A lover of all that is dangerous - mountaineering, diving and adventure travelling, she enjoys the pressure dealing with anything new that is thrown her way.

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    Dimitriya Paunova
    Marketing Manager

    As Marketing Manager, Dimitriya has the best job of all. It’s not easy to balance it all but she has lived in five countries, met many interesting people, and worked with plenty of marketing and advertising technologies. She thrives on good puns, good coffee and adding a bit of fun to everyone’s day!

Meet Our Awsome Team
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    Jessica Crook
    Customer success manager

    Jessica has been in Customer Success for 4 years and at Perivan for 2. When she is not on the phone supporting our lovely customers or chatting to our developers you can find her hitting Oxford Street shopping till she drops!

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    Oliver Campbell

    As the head of his own department (a department of 1) Oliver is responsible for keeping the troops in line and highly motivated as well as making sure all the work gets done. Outside of work he loves to cook, especially with cheese, whilst watching professional athletes overexert themselves.

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    David Daniel
    Sales Manager

    David has a Politics degree from the University of Hull and a Masters from the University of South Wales. Away from evangelising the benefits of DotApprove David enjoys family life and music. A Welsh speaker, he prefers laverbread  to marmite and vegemite.

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    Kevin Davis
    Sales manager

    A graduate the University of Oxford, Kevin gained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees and an Oxford Blue before pursuing a professional rugby career, taking him from England to Australia, before getting into Enterprise Software Sales. Away from the office, he enjoys the challenge of finding London’s best burger and slice of carrot cake.

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    John Da Silva
    customer success manager

    John Da Silva has been a SaaS specialist for Virtualboardroom® since May, 2011. A personable and likable character who enjoys simplifying techie challenges and life itself. When he's not assisting his clients, he's a husband, father of two, who's therapy lies between tee to green, he also clearly enjoys riddles.

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    Ajoy Deshmukh

    Ajoy is part of the Customer Success team and provides support, training and demos for existing and potential customers. He is self-motivated and attributes this to the many talented people he has worked with and learnt from over the years. Outside work, Ajoy enjoys sport, particularly cricket and squash.

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    Angela Cherrett

    As a Customer Success Manager Angela maintains good relationships by listening to customers and giving product support and training. She enjoys swimming, cycling, running and gardening. She’s raced in several 10Ks and a couple of half marathons, though training runs are often made longer by her inability to read a map. 

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    Martin Jones
    Project manager

    As Project Manager, Martin is responsible for organising client meetings, liaison, training and implementation of Perivan Technology products. He has a wealth of experience in a variety of positions in print, digital, product, creative and financial sectors spanning over 15 years. He enjoys scuba diving, playing ukulele, good office banter and is a strong advocate of the correct use of the London phone code. It’s 020.

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    Joanita Mugenyi
    Accounts ASsistant

    Joanita works in the accounts department dealing with payroll and accounts receivable in addition to assisting the accounts team on various other tasks. When she is not in the office, she is travelling the world.

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    Sandra Briggs
    Contracts and Compliance Manager

    Sandra has several “hats” for Perivan, including responsibility for contracts and compliance.  As the responsible person for lots of policies, Sandra has no sense of humor or quirks at all!!

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    Andrea Ranson
    Accounts assistant

    Responsible for invoicing and administration within the team, Andrea currently works part-time as she’s far too busy enjoying her golf, gardening, cooking and of course wine tasting!

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    Marina Florin
    Dealing with customer/supplier queries and payments, Marina works in the accounts team. When away from the office she is busy raising the next Raheem Sterling and Usain Bolt…or trying anyway.
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    Holly Westgarth
    customer success manager

    Holly as part of the Customer Success team has been building client relationships and key accounts for the last 5 years. An acute attention to detail and insatiable desire to help customers has proved popular both internally and externally. She is allergic to penicillin but not sarcasm or witty repartee.

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    Craig Young
    Customer success manager

    Craig’s role includes ensuring overall support, training and maintaining good customer relationships. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt and combines his passion for Martial Arts & Travel to train/compete at various locations around the UK and Europe.

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    Aruna Gopalan
    Senior Test Engineer

    Aruna leads our testing department and has 15 years of experience in functional and system testing. Responsible for drawing up test processes, coaching junior testers and performing test planning and execution. When not giving our developers a hard time, she is happy to help with her son's homework or catch up on a bit of gym. 

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    Boris Hristov
    Junior Deveopler

    Boris sees himself as an all-rounder, having started with Java and Python as a student, moving onto full-stack in .NET, and currently front end Web development. Outside of work, he is a history junkie who builds model airplanes – although as any respectable modeller he has more unbuilt models than he could possibly ever finish. 

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    Chris McGowan
    Project Manager

    The Andy Murray lookalike makes up for his lack of tennis skills, with a cool head and excellent customer management ability. When he’s not keeping all the plates spinning at work, he can often be found with his head spinning on the football field. Not a fan of seagulls.

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    Donald McInnes
    Software developer

    Donald has worked in software development for longer than he cares to remember. Having started in Scotland he moved 'down south', and finding that he liked it carried on moving, getting as far as Iran before finally heading home again. Having two children has put paid to his wandering, and so he has taken up pretending he can play basketball instead. 

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    Mahalakshmi Kanakaraj
    Software test engineer

    Maha is a certified Software tester with manual and automation testing experience for products and websites. With a development background and in-depth understanding of the project, she knows what she's talking about. Always trying to be the resourceful perfectionist, she enjoys making things better.

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    Muhammad Manzoor
    Senior developer

    Muhammad has a steely determination about him. After a childhood accident he also happens to have two steel rods in his leg, hence the knickname “Wolverine”. Aside from fighting crime he also does some coding. 

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    Pablo Bessone
    Senior developer

     Pablo hails from Argentina. Arrogance, pride and narcissism are all stereotypes of
    Argentines (from Wikipedia), fortunately, none of these are characteristics of Pablo. He’s an excellent programmer, and an absolutely stand up chap.

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    Peter Hemstad
    Lead developer

    Pete is a machine. Like all inanimate objects, Pete does not speak, which is not all that unusual for a software developer. He also likes dinosaurs. 

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    Sachin Bhatt
    Senior developer

    Sachin has over 20 years of development experience. Since having discovered his love of software development when programming microcontroller circuits as an engineering student. When not programming he is an avid cricket follower, a headphone collector and metal head. 

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    Stephen Law
    Technical architect

     Stephen consistently produces well architected designs and code. His wife and dog (his dog in particular) are adamant that this skill does not translate into a well-designed house however!

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    Stuart Whiteford

     Stuart has been a great asset to DotApprove, getting on with whatever job is sent his way and his calm and collected manner ensures that the job is always a good one. He also loves beetles (not the band or the car).

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    Richard Greaves
    Support developer

    Richard has over 25 years' experience in software development and architecture across a broad range of industries including finance, healthcare, and education. Outside of work, Richard is a keen amateur astronomer, Alexander Technique teacher, and fairly hopeless archer. 

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View our other divisions

Perivan Technology is the software division of Perivan Ltd. If you are interested in other areas of our business, please visit their websites below:

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    Simple and to the point. That's Perivan Design's ethos. We design for the financial and professional services sector. We produce brand identities for clients such as Royal London Asset Management, implement brands for organisations such as Cofunds or produce stunning brochureware for the likes of Brooks Macdonald.
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    The UK’s leading independent financial printer. We are entirely owned and run by people who work for the company and our core team is without question the most well established in the marketplace. We manage, design and print all types of financial documentation, company literature and shareholder communications, including: Annual Reports, Fund Reports, IPO’s, M&A and fundraisings.
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Policies & the environment

Perivan is serious in its commitment to fairness in the workplace, care for the environment, health and safety, security management, diversity, sustainability and corporate responsibility. We are constantly striving to improve our performance in these areas.

We are strong believers in ethical buying. Our dealings with our suppliers are straightforward and considerate. We demand a high level of performance from our suppliers but work in partnership to help them to achieve it. We believe well managed, efficient and hardworking suppliers should be able to make a profit.