About Us

We make Cloud and DevOps adoption fast, secure and simple.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make Cloud & DevOps adoption fast, secure and simple, empowering organisations to thrive in the Digital Economy.

DevOpsGroup Origins

Founded in 2013, by two technologists James Smith and Stephen Thair, DevOpsGroup was born with the belief that a real difference could be made to the way companies delivered IT services by putting people, process, and technology at the heart of digital transformation.

James and Stephen had spent over 20 years delivering Enterprise scale digital transformation for global blue-chip companies. They worked together launching Pizza Hut’s UK’s online business in 2009, delivering over £100m in revenues and later, on large scale cloud migrations for Aviva and the RAC.

James and Stephen always had belief that organisations should be able to rapidly get ideas into the hands of customers as quickly as possible, allowing them to acceleration return-on-investment and experiment to enhance customer experience. However, what they saw across the industry was a chronic underinvestment in technology and skills with many organisations treating IT as a cost-center and not a driver to the business strategy and goals.

With the emergence of DevOps, a holistic approach to software delivery that focused on helping development and operations team to work together to deliver better software, James and Stephen knew that a better way of working and utilising technology could be made available to organisations of all shape and sizes, allowing them to build the foundations to succeed with digital transformation at scale.

And so in 2013, James and Stephen decided to help the industry address this problem by forming a next-generation professional and managed services company. Established with a vision to build a world where people are better connected with technology to drive positive change, DevOpsGroup has grown to provide the expertise from over 100 engineers and consultants to global blue-chip enterprise and scale-up business.

In partnership with Amazon and Microsoft, DevOpsGroup delivers industry leading engineering solutions and through its academy DevOpsGroup is training hundreds of people each year, giving them modern skills which in turn is helping their organisations to thrive in the digital economy.

What hasn’t changed in six years of high growth is the true belief that people can be empowered by technology to do amazing things.

Purpose built on the right behaviours

Create an inclusive & safe workplace

By caring personally and at the same time we challenge directly we build environments in which people love to work.

Put your customer first

The health, happiness, and fortunes of our customer are our primary concern.

Insist on the highest standard

Be simple and pragmatic in our quest to deliver outstanding value and quality.

Our Leadership

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

James, has over 20 years’ experience delivering Enterprise scale digital transformation for global blue chip companies, including launching Dell's EMEA online business in the late 1990's.

Chief Product Officer, Co-founder

Steve has 25 years of IT experience working for top government and corporate organisations in Australia and the UK, including BNP Paribas, Vodafone and Credit Suisse.

Chief Financial Officer

Over the past 16 years, James has held a variety of corporate finance roles, including fund manager at Inspire Wales, where he provided financial support and mentorship to a wide variety of exciting and ambitious technology-focused companies.

Chief Operating Officer

Kate has more than 20 years experience in programme management and Agile based software delivery and has worked for leading organisations such as Aviva, IG Group and Whitbread.

Interim Chairman

Paul currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer at Puppet, but he’s held a plethora of other global leadership roles and has led teams specialising in scaling markets and revenue.

Investment Director, BGF

Alex has over 15 years’ experience working with entrepreneurs and ambitious management teams. At BGF he is responsible for originating, executing and overseeing investments throughout the South West and Wales.

Board Advisor

With broad experience working across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, president, COO, advisor and board member, Coco has developed a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities around leadership.


Contact Us

If you are interested in how DevOpsGroup can support you on your Cloud and DevOps journey please get in touch.