Greenlight has appointed IT expert Thomas Sporle to join its team of change management experts, expanding its service offerings to financial firms in Jersey.
Thomas comes to Greenlight from the finance industry, where he has worked with a number of Global Fund Administration firms, specialising in Fund Accounting system implementation and Real Estate and Private Equity change projects.
With over 17 years’ in IT roles, both as an IT Project Manger and IT Business Analyst, Thomas has a wealth of technical experience in SQL Server databases, Document Management systems, and managing software development projects using AGILE delivery methods. In addition, Thomas has implemented Digital Dictation software in a number of UK law firms and has worked on accounting system migrations for international Hedge Funds.
Thomas said: “Digital change is a big issue for Jersey’s Finance sector and getting the right systems and processes in place, at the right time can be a major factor in delivering success over the competition. Part of my new role is being able to independently appraise systems and projects to ensure the required benefits of the change are delivered effectively. Today, we all need to do more with less and businesses need to spend time growing their top and bottom line and not worrying about projects being delivered effectively, that’s our job!”
Outsourced change management is a growing speciality, with Channel Island businesses facing a wide range of challenges as they adapt to new regulations, driving productivity, responding to changing consumer demand, and competition from innovative disruptors.
Rebecca Keating, Greenlight’s Head of Talent Management, said: “Recruiting the best talent in the business, and nurturing them to achieve their full potential is part of Greenlight’s strategy to provide the best change management services in Jersey.
“Within weeks of joining us, Thomas had taken his PRINCE2 AGILE exams, becoming one of the first change management consultants in the Channel Islands to secure this project management qualification. Thomas has an excellent range of technical skills and, and with his experience of digital and finance, he has quickly become an important part of our team.”
Founded by Eliot Lincoln in 2008, Greenlight has grown to be the Channel Islands’ leading independent business change specialist, offering consultancy services across Jersey, Guernsey, and the UK.
Since its launch, Greenlight’s change managers have worked with over 70 clients on nearly 200 change programmes or projects, notably in the Finance, Digital, Telecommunications, Intellectual Property and Legal sectors.