Juan Manrique, CEO & Founder
Juan Manrique worked for over 10 years at a senior executive level in the introduction of products/services within the IT and Telecoms industry. In 2005 he decided to develop a software solution to contribute to the resolution of the problems around the lack of quality delivery of projects. At the beginning of 2013 he significantly increased the commercial and technological reach of eTask Technologies by orchestrating the acquisiton of Hydra Management, a historic name in Portfolio and Resource management in the UK market. The merger of the two companies has created Hydra a leading organisation with unique technologies to help companies to optimally manage resources and deliver consistently successful projects.
During his career, Juan has developed extensive experience and knowledge in organisations across various sectors within the IT industry, such as ISPs (Internet Service Providers), telecom companies and hardware resellers, both in the UK and the rest of Europe.
This experience includes IT consulting and project management of large scale IT infrastructure projects. Additionally, he worked in the telecommunications sector in organizations such as PSINet, Tiscali and Affiniti, where he was responsible for the development of new technology services and collaborative platforms for clients in Europe and the United Kingdom.
Juan holds a title of Industrial Engineer of Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia and a MBA from Richmond University in England (1997).
Manfredi Bargioni, COO
Manfredi has extensive financial and business development experience gained during 15 years spent in a variety of senior roles at Citigroup and UBS.
Manfredi’s experience includes the implementation of the first pan-European mutual fund trading platform within Citibank and the development of UBS Wealth Management presence in Italy.
He joined Hydra in 2009. Since then he has headed the business development and finance roles within the company, including overseeing the merger of Hydra Management with eTask Technologies in early 2013.
Manfredi is a graduate in Economics from Universita’ Bocconi in Milan, Italy and has a MBA from Richmond University in London, UK. He speaks English, Italian, Spanish and French and loves to spend his winter holidays skiing on the Alps.
Phil Kirkham, Sales Director
Phil has a unique knowledge of what it takes to drive growth selling cloud solutions into the organisations within the project economy. Phil couples a deep understanding of Projects, Process and Value, helping project businesses innovate and improve efficiency.
Most recently, Phil served as the Head the SAP’s Professional Services Business within the Corporate Business Team closing some of SAP’s most important net new name wins in recent years including Lloyds Register, High Speed 2 and City Football Group. Having worked for some great enterprise businesses, Phil offers valuable insight and expertise to the team.