Enabling Cyber Security for Business: The CyberHive Team

Meet the team

Our leadership team brings decades of technology and commercial expertise across multiple domains.  Working with talented Developer, Operations, Marketing, and Business Development experts the company follows an agile ethos across the business to enable innovation and adaptability to meet the needs of current and future clients.

David Blundell
Founder & CTO

David is a tech visionary, skilled at spotting trends and leading teams to realise them. Outside work, he enjoys restoring old cars, planning home renovations, and experimenting with cooking. His major achievement lies in rallying a top team for his vision at CyberHive.

Alan Platt

Alan seamlessly transitions between finance, marketing, and engineering tasks. A whisky enthusiast, he manages an online tasting club and enjoys weekend DIY projects. His achievements include launching CyberHive and aiding in a top-decade scientific advancement in cell culture.

Sarah Blundell
Chief Operating Officer

Sarah oversees our technology delivery and manages office essentials. A school governor and charity volunteer, she’s also passionate about baking. She relishes in walking and time with children on swings. Notably, she’s completed the Queen’s Guide, met Princess Margaret, and participated in the MoonWalk for breast cancer research.

Graham Lenton
Head of Engineering

Graham directs CyberHive’s Development team and has a rich history at BBC Monitoring, where he led development team and played guitar for Monitörhead. Passionate about family, cycling, cooking, and blues/rock guitar, he notably pioneered the BBC’s first responsive website.

Pat Pruchnickyj
Head of Product Marketing

Pat excels in product positioning and technical evangelism, is a champion ice figure skater and hot air balloonist. Off-duty, they craft hi-fi amplifiers, restore vintage cameras, and delve into film photography and running.

Chris Hemmings
Chief Revenue Officer

Chris steers our revenue team, collaborating with key departments for growth. He’s represented England in Water Polo and the South in school chess. Outside work, he values travel, cultural connections, and quality time with family and friends, with a keen interest in sports.

Mike Pyne
Development Supervisor

Mike, our Development Supervisor, boasts a remarkable proficiency in taekwondo, holding a 2nd-degree (dan) black belt. Beyond his professional role, he passionately pursues taekwondo, has a keen eye for photography, and is actively involved in scouting.

Stuart Hickey

Stuart excels in software development on Microsoft Windows. In a quirky turn of events on his 40th birthday in Tokyo, he inadvertently ended up doing karaoke while hunting for a lunch spot. When he’s not coding, Stuart’s passions span travel, photography, and the wonders of astronomy.

David Horton
Embedded Developer

David specialises in software development for embedded targets. Demonstrating his love for both cycling and food, he once pedalled an impressive 91 miles just for a curry. Outside the digital realm, his athletic pursuits include cycling, hockey, and badminton.

Rhys Hughes
DevOps Team Lead

Rhys thrives in Solutions Architecture, post-sales technical engagement, and systems automation. His rich experience includes significant stints with the Fire & Rescue service, where he played roles in high-profile incidents like the novichok situation in Salisbury and the Wareham Forrest fires. When not architecting solutions, Stuart immerses himself in 3D modelling, adventurous camping and hiking trips, and motorbiking. Additionally, he stands out as a certified First Aider.

Myles Taylor
Microsoft Specialist

Myles plays a pivotal role in the operations and deployment of Azure Infrastructure and Microsoft 365 services, ensuring seamless integration and optimal functionality.

Leonie Remington
Office Manager

Leonie is integral to our business, expertly overseeing office administration. Her organisational skills ensure smooth operations, making her an invaluable asset to the team.

Michellee Johnson
Marketing Specialist

Michellee plays a pivotal role in amplifying the CyberHive brand, driving awareness of the company’s products and expertise through strategic promotion, digital marketing, engaging content, and thought leadership. Originally from Jamaica, she moved to the UK at the age of 4 and once showcased toys at Hamley’s, which she fondly recalls as a fantastic job. An avid movie enthusiast with a penchant for Marvel, Michellee also enjoys reading, indulging in good food, playing the violin, and the challenges of raising two small humans. Notably, her accomplishments include conquering the 3 Peaks challenge, undertaking a tandem skydive, and completing half a marathon.

Dave Prothero
Operations Manager

Dave spearheads IT projects and is dedicated to monitoring and maintaining cloud platforms. While he once showcased his athleticism running for Hampshire schools, he jestingly mentions that racing a bus might now pose a challenge. In his downtime, Dave relishes a round of golf, enjoys walks with his dog, and appreciates the thrill of live music.

Jon Aniszewski
Partner Manager

Jon is integral to CyberHive, connecting the firm with its Channel Partners and fostering enduring partnerships. With Polish roots, he has a surprising affinity for theatre alongside his sports enthusiasm. He’s prepping for his rugby coaching badge and has an adventurous past that includes a six-month Asian backpacking tour, two Berkshire Cup Rugby titles, the 3 peaks challenge, and the Great Northern Run.

Trevor Hutton
Bid Manager

Trevor excels in managing and securing commercial bids, driving the acquisition of rewarding new projects and contracts. Not just a business-oriented mind, he boasts a melodious side, having sung with a local sea shanty group and now lending his voice to a choir. Beyond work and song, Trevor’s interests span photography, digital art, caravan touring, DIY projects, and the craft of home beer and wine making.

Ben Moon Thurston
Account Executive

Ben plays a pivotal role in onboarding new public sector clients, focusing on Local Government and Education, and addressing their cybersecurity, connectivity, and dev ops challenges. His diverse experience includes a stint in Formula One, where he tackled a different facet of security. Outside of his professional realm, he is passionate about rugby, football, and golf.

Nicholas Burden
Account Executive

Nicholas delivers premier cybersecurity for organisations, aiding their confident business pursuits. Fluent in Spanish and learning Italian, he’s completed an Iron Man and played semi-pro rugby in Australia. Off-duty, he enjoys tennis, fitness, travelling, and sports games.

Carol Sanday
Business Development Manager

Carol collaborates closely with clients to comprehend their connectivity and cybersecurity needs. Apart from her professional commitments, she’s a passionate fundraiser for animal charities, especially focusing on dogs. In her leisure time, she takes to swimming and delights in both baking and cooking.

Joanne Boyd-Kidd
Account Executive

Joanne partners with organisations, guiding them through current and future cybersecurity and connectivity hurdles. Outside her professional life, she relishes cooking, walking her dog, dining out, and tending to her garden.

Daniel Poole
Sales Engineer

As a pre-sales engineer, Daniel works with CyberHive customers and partners to tackle both current and upcoming security challenges. As a self-proclaimed petrolhead, he’s passionate about cars, motorbikes, and motorsports, even indulging in the occasional track day. Away from the fast lane, he values time with family and friends and is always eager to explore new destinations.