About Claritum's Management Team


Prof Richard Hillum

Executive Chairman
Richard is award-winning Chair & CEO with over 25 years experience in founding, running, turnarounds and growing global technology businesses, including – HPC Wales – the Welsh National Super Computing Service, Smart Antenna Technologies, Sofant Technologies, Camitri Technologies, Software Radio Technologies, Securicor Wireless, Intel Global & Linear Modulation Technology.

Rick is Chair of the University of Bath Dragons and Advisory Boards, SETsquared business acceleration mentor, Judge Bath MBA, a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Bristol and Bath and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.

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Ian MacKenzie

Ian has a considerable track record in growing service based technology businesses in the UK and US. Ian’s management experience includes Ingersoll Rand, Land Rover, AT&T Istel, BIS Information Systems and Tarmac. He led an MBO of Cimage, a multinational software business, where he was President of the US operation and responsible for M&A. Ian sold Cimage to a French IT company with a successful exit for shareholders. Ian, as Co-Chairman, is focused on Claritum achieving its objectives.

James Samuels

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
James has 20 years new business development and marketing experience in the automotive and technology sectors for enterprises such as VAG, Peugeot, Intel and HP. His experience in managing major international spends highlighted the need for cloud based tools to address the needs of both procurement and marketing functions. This was the catalyst for founding Claritum. James has responsibility for driving the company strategy and leads the new business team. Team ClaritumView James Samuels’s profile on Linked In

From a strict selection criteria, Claritum were chosen to join the
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme.
James Samuels has now Graduated from the programme and joins the prestigious Alumni.

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Paul Barker

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer
Paul has over 25 years experience in commercial software development and IT. He has a track record in efficiently developing successful software and SaaS products for Sherston Software, Oxford University Press, DERA, BT, Smith & Nephew and KP-McVities. During his time at Sherston, Paul was responsible for bringing over 75 software titles to market on time and on budget. Paul is responsible for Claritum’s infrastructure, R&D and engineering capabilities.

Phil Horrigan

Director of Finance
Phil is a qualified accountant and project manager with over 15 years commercial experience in multiple companies across many industry sectors. Skilled at maximising business performance with an emphasis on finance, strategy formulation, cost control, change management and profitability improvement.  More recently he has, through his own consulting business, assisted various clients formulate strategies for growth, with the aid of detailed forecasting and financial models. His strengths lie in his commercial approach, operational experience, strategic vision and ability to maximise business potential.Team Claritum View Phil Horrigan’s profile on Linked In.

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