Angus Ward is the CEO of Beyond Now, bringing 30 years of consulting and solutions experience to his role, supporting organizations across multiple industries to shape strategies and adopt platform-based business and operating models with differentiating partner ecosystems.
He became CEO in 2017, after championing the creation of the business as part of BearingPoint Capital. Under his leadership, the company has transformed from a service-based entity to a SaaS-based technology company, expanding into ecosystem orchestration platform and digital marketplace solutions, strengthening both internal innovation and Beyond Now’s competitive advantage.
In 2021, Angus led a successful management buyout backed by private investors which saw Beyond Now become an independent technology company with a vibrant global customer community of leading telecoms and technology organizations.
Angus’s extensive experience and knowledge of a range of fields has established him as a trusted advisor to Senior Executives at companies such as AWS, Google, Accenture, Boeing, Jaguar, Landrover, Ministry of Defence, BT and NTT, as well as an industry thought leader often quoted by prominent industry publications such as Forbes, Light Reading and Mobile World Live etc.
By working closely and collaborating with industry bodies such as TM Forum, analysts, research firms and academic organizations such as MIT and Wharton, he is often invited to speak on stage at events such as MWC and DTW on the key trends and issues affecting telecoms and technology. Angus has a degree in Economics from the University of Bath and is a Chartered Accountant.
Barry Keane is the Chief Operating Officer of Beyond Now with over 20 years’ experience working with international clients across multiple industries having previously worked for BearingPoint, eircom and Futitsu.
Building strong relationships and extensive technology and consulting experience throughout his career, his areas of expertise include the telecommunications industry, leveraging emerging technology and optimizing lean delivery models. In recent years, Barry has focussed on the shift towards digital business models, the generational changes in buying behaviours and assisting clients to gain a competitive advantage by getting ahead in this digital market.
Barry is based in the Dublin office – the Digital Hub of Europe - where he is responsible for the global delivery of projects, HR and finance for Beyond Now projects. He specializes in advising our clients on how to adopt the right digital business model, effective problem solving through Design Thinking and use of lean delivery paradigms such as DevOps.
Andreas Gabriel leads the technology strategy for Beyond Now after learning the trade from the bottom up when he started as a software engineer at Beyond Now's predecessor companies some 20 years ago. He is responsible for the product development and roadmap, fostering innovation within the business, and leading the team in taking Beyond Now to the cloud with its SaaS solution portfolio.
Andreas collaborates with leading industry players such as AWS, Google and Microsoft. He also works closely with customers, across both business and IT departments, to solve the technical challenges involved when transitioning them towards agile and open environments in order to grow revenue.
Prior to this position, Andreas has undertaken leading roles in software product management, as well as solution architecture in the wider telecommunications industry.
Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)
Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)
Based in Dallas, TX, Jason Bradlee is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of Beyond Now, helping the organization to capitalize on the momentum it has built up in the Americas, as well as the development of global accounts and strategic partnerships. Jason brings almost 30 years’ experience in telecoms having started his career as a Regional VP for AT&T.
Prior to Beyond Now, he was Chief Operating Officer for IoT.nxt Americas (Vodafone/Vodacom Group Company) where he led the Americas business managing operations, strategy and direction, as well as the offering portfolio. He also supported the go-to-market alignment with key partners across the IoT ecosystem of capturing connected device metrics and extracting business value
by aggregating, correlating and analyzing IoT data.
Jason was also Executive Vice President and Head of Security for Fujitsu Americas, Senior Vice President at Ericsson, and served for many years as an industry sales leader at HP responsible for outsourcing, managed and professional services including security, infrastructure technology, data analytics, enterprise applications, business processes and unified communications.
Chief Strategy and Financial Officer (CSFO)
Chief Strategy and Financial Officer (CSFO)
Based in New York, Will Cooper is the Chief Strategy and Financial Officer of Beyond Now, leading the company’s financial organization and driving strategy, M&A, and investor relations. Will brings financial sophistication, strategic acumen, sector expertise, and deep capital markets relationships, which are helping to unlock new levels of scale and ultimately enabling Beyond Now to better serve its customers.
Before joining Beyond Now, Will spent a decade in investment banking, during which time he was involved with nearly 50 M&A and capital-raising transactions, representing more than $10 billion of aggregate consideration, with industry-leading public companies, private companies, private equity firms, and entrepreneurs. He has covered the technology and telecommunications sectors for virtually his whole career and, in recent years, focused specifically on the convergence of software and connectivity.
Most recently, Will spent several years with Houlihan Lokey, the most active technology and private equity M&A advisor globally, as part of the firm’s Global Technology group. While at Houlihan Lokey, he launched and led the firm’s coverage of telecom software, helped build the Boston office, and led Analyst and Associate recruiting for the U.S. Technology team.
Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Will spent five years with MVP Capital, a technology- and telecom infrastructure-focused boutique investment bank, in San Francisco and Boston. He began his career with Jefferies, a global investment bank.
SVP Global Marketing
SVP Global Marketing
Michal Harris brings more than 20 years of marketing leadership and business strategy experience to the role, specializing in both the telecoms and software industry. She leads the global marketing, brand strategy, thought leadership and development of Beyond Now’s brand and market positioning, as well as its solutions proposition.
Michal combines extensive market and business knowledge with a strong drive to leverage marketing for business growth, translating vision into strategy and propelling ideas from concept to successful execution. She delivers thought leadership session and business strategy workshops over multiple industry verticals and market trends from 5G, AI and other industry X technologies.
Through various marketing roles working for the likes of Amdocs and across diverse business environments at communication service providers, large vendors and start-ups, Michal has built broad and deep relationships with C-level executives, customers, investors and multiple stakeholders across various businesses, functions and regions. She has worked with leading analysts (IDC, Gartner, Ovum), journalists (Light Reading, Mobile World Live) and many leading telecommunications players (Vodafone, AT&T, Telstra, BT, TELUS), as well as technology leaders such as AWS and Google.
Stefan Friedl is in charge of pricing and contracting, basically all the commercial and legal aspects of the service and product portfolio at Beyond Now.
For over 25 years, he has delivered management services in a variety of industries, regions and cultures, including several roles at Beyond Now’s predecessor INFONOVA, which he first joined in 1997, as well as leading digitalization roles in the automotive industry. For many years, Stefan was responsible for the solution design and delivery of programs implementing BSS based on the "Infonova” software product. Amongst other projects, he has managed the implementation of INFONOVA OSS/BSS for an Australian telecommunications service provider, as well as the roll out of a NextGen billing solution for a major telco in the US.
Stefan has significant hands-on experience in leading edge software projects and transformation programs and has a profound knowledge of new digital business models, emerging technologies and methodologies, R&D and Business Operations.
SVP Innovation & Business Solutions
SVP Innovation & Business Solutions
Stefan Schinerl is in charge of innovation and business solutions at Beyond Now and is always searching for innovative ways to help our customers grow revenue. This could be finding new solutions that solve any business problems our customer's clients may have, or simply making it easy for them to use our Infonova Digital Business Platform.
A true Beyond Now veteran, Stefan started working part time as a developer at the company in 1999 when he was studying Telecommunications and Informatics at Technical University in Graz. In 2005, he started working full time focusing on delivering large BSS projects for the next 10 years in different roles like technical manager and lead product owner.
Stefan has since built a professional systems integrator care organization to help partners to implementation and customization of the Infonova software. This includes building a community around the Infonova platform, offering a training and certification program, support services for SI partners, and best practices etc. He also created and led a solutions architecture practice where he recruited and nurtured a technology architecture team.
Since 2018, Stefan has acted as Product Manager of the Infonova Digital Business Platform, a solution that has been implemented at a number of global organizations including NTT, TELUS, Telia and BT. He is responsible for defining, designing and delivering the product as a whole with a special focus on its B2B functionality.
Board of directors
Based in Seattle, Ashley Haynes-Gaspar is the Executive Vice President – Customer Success, Wholesale and International at Lumen Technologies where she focuses on nurturing and growing enterprise customer relationships, in addition to leading the company's international and wholesale businesses. Previously the Chief Operating Officer of Industry & Business Applications for the U.S. subsidiary at Microsoft, she led the strategy and development of end-to-end go-to-market solutions across the customer lifecycle to deliver revenue growth, market share expansion, and customer value. Before joining Microsoft, she held leadership roles across GE including the Vice President of two, intact software and service P&Ls, delivering top line revenue growth and margin expansion. She was also the CMO of GE’s $18B Oil & Gas division and spent several years in leadership positions in finance. Haynes-Gaspar’s expertise in the field of technology and business acumen is providing valuable leadership to unlock new growth opportunities for Beyond Now in the U.S.
I have a deep passion and heart space for connecting humans and technology and Beyond Now, at its core, is about that connection,” said Ashley Haynes-Gaspar. “Beyond Now is integral in connecting capabilities within the IT ecosystem to help customers rapidly launch, sell, fulfill, monetize solutions and ultimately, grow. Beyond Now’s focus on empowering digital acceleration across industries is inspiring, and I’m proud to be joining its Board of Directors to be a part of the company’s next chapter.
Based in Washington State, Traci Corazin has spent over two decades in high technology with both Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a variety of commercial, public sector sales and business development positions, all of which have deepened her passion for improving outcomes through technology in a global environment. Traci is currently the head of a multi-billion-dollar Global Strategic Account Operating Unit as General Manager, Northeast Region, Strategic Accounts for Microsoft Corp. In this role, she works closely with Fortune 100 customers who want to transform and digitally innovate their organizations. Traci is also active in the autism community, serving as the Board of Directors President for the Academy of Precision Learning while working to support the efforts of several not-for-profit charities that seed technology into special education classrooms. Traci holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon and an MBA from MIT.
I’ve always found helping customers to realize their potential through connective technologies deeply inspiring. It’s a pleasure to join Beyond Now’s Board of Directors. I am eager to work with this talented group of inclusive and dynamic leaders to co-create with our customers and partners, delivering best-in-class scaled solutions at speed
Based in Dallas, Chris Gates is a former Group Chief Information Officer and head of Infrastructure Structure at Allstate, the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America. At Allstate, Gates led the strategy and execution of the company’s Infrastructure Services, Systems Engineering and Architecture functions. This includes leading the CompoZed agile development labs as Allstate continues to transform how it builds and delivers software for its customers. Chris is also a Board member of SustainableIT.org, a non-profit organization looking to advance global sustainability through technology leadership.
I’m proud to join Beyond Now’s Board of Directors, working with a strong team of expert members to execute its strategy in the U.S. Beyond Now is pioneering the fast-growing market for partner ecosystem orchestration through its unique platform technology. Critically, it is enabling organizations across sectors to restructure as platform-based organizations so they can better address the technology needs of enterprises within a variety of industries. I look forward to being part of Beyond Now’s journey as it continues to support businesses in realizing their digital ambitions.
Based in Dublin, Caelen King is a market entry and scaling expert for digtal and technology companies. A former CEO and founder of WhatClinic.com, a profitable B2C healthcare marketplace, Caelen works with a range of Irish, European and US companies looking to expand beyond their respective regions and helps them to build their management teams, defining their routes to market and strategy. Prior to WhatClinic, Caelen was part of the founding team and ran the product and marketing departments for NewBay Software (a B2B SaaS company in the Telco space) which trade sold to RIM. Previously, he was one of the first employees of eSecurity company Baltimore Technology. Caelen is also an active angel investor with 16 technology investments including SaaS unicorn Intercom.
I am looking forward to bringing my experience on other SaaS companies’ boards including xSellco, WhatClinic, Circit and Procurement Express and be part of a dynamic organization that’s making great strides in the marketplace arena. What Beyond Now is doing to pioneer digital marketplaces, especially in the SMB space, is very inspiring. I am excited to bring my expertise as an angel investor to the table to help the company grow and reach new heights
Contact us today to speak or meet with one of our experts to find out more about how Beyond Now can support you through demo, proof of concept or help you develop the right business case and enable you to get up and running in weeks.