ABOUT US

35 years of experience, specialist skills and trusted relationships

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to enable publishers and customers to optimise their procurement process and create value for all stakeholders, sustainably. And we pride ourselves on our great service, competitive prices, and product expertise.

We invest in our people and technology to deliver the leading enterprise software procurement platform in Europe.

QBS Software is part of QBS Technology Group.

OUR VALUES

Our ambitious growth is supported by passionate employees who exceed our partners’ expectations and share the same values.

Passionate

We’re enthusiastic, and care about what we do and who we serve. We strive to provide the best experience and results for our customers and vendors alike, innovating and ‘going the extra mile’ all of the time.

Accountable

We take pride in our work and our actions towards others and our world. We are empowered to make a difference and are accountable for ‘delivering stakeholder value’ and business results.

Successful

We believe business success has to be ‘win-win’, so we focus on positive outcomes for customers, vendors, employees and community in equal measure – adding value personally and professionally.

Trusting

We ‘trust and are trusted’ – to be our authentic, diligent selves in a supportive and rewarding environment, and to deliver the best results and experience for all our stakeholders.

OUR PEOPLE

Our team of leaders each bring their own unique skills and expertise to the company to achieve growth with our customers and vendors.

Frédéric Vartanian

Frédéric Vartanian

Country Manager France

FFrédéric started at Compuwave in 2014 as external consultant for the French market. He has an MBA degree from the French Elite Business School ESG in Paris. After 10 Years in software distribution working for many IT companies in Germany, Frédéric joined Compuwave where he has been successfully developing the French reseller market. Over the years, Fred has worked closely with the French team, delivering strong results. As of April 2022, he has been promoted to the leadership role of Country Manager France.

Enrica Ragusa

Enrica Ragusa

Marketing Executive France

With a Master’s degree in Languages and Communication from the prestigious University of Bologna, and several training sessions on marketing techniques under her belt, Enrica’s experience in marketing began in 2018 when she joined QBS. Starting as a Marketing Assistant, Enrica has, over the years, developed her communication skills and learnt to design and execute marketing campaigns, webinars as well as events, and to develop strategic promotional plans based on the publishers’ objectives. In 2021, she was promoted to the role of Marketing Executive France.

Stéphane de Cadoret

Stéphane de Cadoret

Accountant France

Holding a degree in accounting, Stéphane joined SienerInformatique in January 2016. He was also involved in the takeover of Sienerinformatique by the QBS group, which took place in February 2019.

Dave Stevinson

Dave Stevinson

Group Chief Executive Officer

With a 20-year background in leadership at several global technology firms and five years transforming regional distributors, Dave has a passion for software and is keen on data analytics and process automation in particular. He holds a BSc (Hons) from Lancaster University, an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School and is on the Harvard Business School OPM programme. Dave was recognised by Bloomberg as a Breakaway CEO in the 2019 EMEA cohort and is a regional finalist in the EY 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year. He is a keen rackets and court tennis player.

Kumar Bhamidipati

Kumar Bhamidipati

Group Chief Operating Officer

With over 25 years’ experience in senior leadership roles across global multicultural environments, Kumar is adept at achieving sustainable business results. He has a proven track record for defining and delivering strategy, developing people, and managing transformational projects to improve business processes. Kumar is an avid cricket fan.

Colin Lee

Colin Lee

Group Chief People Officer

Colin has over twenty years’ experience in diverse roles across Business Operations and HR in the Information Technology industry. He works closely with the senior leadership team, providing end to end HR business advice, operational support and dealing with all vendor/customer contractual matters. With an impressive record of achievements, Colin has led HR functions to successfully deliver high quality services, ranging from organisational restructures and TUPE transfers, to the implementation of revised terms and conditions and new pay and grading structures.

Therese Stevinson

Therese Stevinson

Group Sustainability & Diversity Officer

Responsible for both the ESG and DEI programmes in QBS, Therese has a background in corporate identification and communication for a number of public sector and private companies. Therese supports the local community with several pro bono projects and is extremely passionate about sustainability and carbon neutrality. Therese has been the driving force behind QBS becoming independently certified as carbon neutral in 2021 and achieving a high score on the B Corporation impact assessment.

OUR STORY

With over 35 years in the Channel we have successfully refined our unique combination of technology, specialist skills and trusted relationships.

QBS Software was founded in 1987. In 2001 we celebrated record growth by opening our new London HQ. Since 2019, our parent company, QBS Technology Group, has been carefully acquiring companies that add value to our customers and extend our European presence.

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