The 4Data team is comprised of highly qualified and experienced data analysis, security and compliance experts.
We are a growing team, all unafraid of a challenge and passionate about really getting to grips with our customers’ challenges and delivering good results. We have a strong team ethic, support eachother through thick and thin and welcome others with the same spirit!
CEO and Founder
Ian combines a deep knowledge of technical subjects with a firm grasp of the challenges faced by CXOs and is able to bridge the gap between business challenges and technical solutions.
Ian brings experience from the world of large enterprise banking combined with entrepreneurial experience with small and medium start-ups, having built and run international teams of Splunk consultants.
Ian drives the strategy and commercial direction of the business, ensuring that together with co-founders Devan and Florian, that 4Data continues to root itself in good ethics and a highly service-driven culture.
Director and Founder
Director and Founder
Florian Miehe is a co-founder of 4Data Solutions. With a background in systems administration, Florian went on to build his specialisation around Splunk at Germany's largest price comparison platform Idealo, planning, creating, and managing one of the largest Splunk environments in Germany.
For Gemini Data, he was responsible for Splunk Professional Services and is now the Service Manager for Gemini Data's cloud-hosted Splunk Managed Service for Germany's largest retail company.
At 4Data, Florian operates on behalf of Splunk at the highest level of Splunk consultancy and looks after the DACH customer base for 4Data.
Florian brings a huge amount of technical and international expertise and experience to 4 Data Solutions.
Director and Founder
Director and Founder
Having called Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East home, Devan has made a career at the intersection of technology and travel. With a background in network engineering and systems administration, he has for some years now focused on the security aspects of big data and automation across the enterprise, firm in the belief that the best defensive strategy is found in the intimate understanding of offensive strategy.
Devan is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Splunk Core Certified Consultant and has an MSc in Cybersecurity from the University of Liverpool.
Devan really enjoys an interesting challenge and works with dogged determination to solve problems. At 4Data, Devan is responsible for all things security whilst at the same time fulfilling some of the most complex security-based customer projects for Splunk's top customers.
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Sharon Hedges, Chief Marketing Officer at 4Data Solutions, brings over 25 years of marketing experience from across the technology and other sectors. Her experience within IT ranges from security, networking, big data & data analytics, working with vendors, distributors and resellers.
With her, Sharon brings a network of skilled marketeers from across the marketing mix, to help address the constantly evolving needs of the business in the most cost efficient and impactful way.
Sharon works closely with the management team to drive 4Data’s marketing strategy and support the growth of the business. She is focused on carving out a differentiated brand and story for the business, not only to help build a strong market reputation and drive demand but also to attract employees that fit the culture, ethics and mindset of the organisation.
Our Professional Services Team
Chris Chantrey is part of our growing professional services team, supporting our customers with Splunk and other technology implementations. Chris is a Certified Splunk Consultant, holds SC clearance and is Splunk Enterprise Security accredited.
Chris has a passion for computing (his earliest job was in the village computer repair shop), with a degree in Forensic Computing and Cybersecurity where his dissertation centred on the effects that quantum computers might have on the future of computing focusing on cybersecurity.
Chris is wholeheartedly enjoying the culture of 4Data and the opportunities for growth where he finds the work highly varied, interesting and with lots of training and development.
Dan Spence is a Professional Services (Splunk) Consultant at 4Data and joined the business following more than15 years of military service. During the final three years of service, Dan began his education in Cyber Security, gaining certifications in CompTIA Security+, Network+, and becoming an ECC V10 Certified Ethical Hacker and Windows System Admin. Dan also completed other Military Cyber Security training.
Joining 4Data, in just a few short months, Dan has become a Splunk Certified Core Consultant.
Dan joined 4Data through the TechVets program, run by RFEA (Regular Forces Employment Charity), which provides the support needed to help military veterans and service leaders gain the skills they need to transition into a career in cybersecurity and/or technology.
When he heard about the opportunity through TechVets, he jumped at the chance to join such a highly experienced team and is delighted with the investment of time and effort the business is making into his future.
Dan Spence, like his colleague Chris Jones, are both ex-military personnel with a high level of UK Government security clearance. This enables them to work on projects which involve sensitive government information, software, systems and personnel.
Chris is a member of the 4Data Professional Services team and joins the business from the armed forces, having had a 23-year career, specialising in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Knowing that he wanted to break into the IT industry when he left the military, he dedicated the last five years in service to gaining as much IT knowledge as possible. This included acquiring a number of security-related certifications, participating in 'Capture the Flag' events and studying for a Cyber Security degree with the Open University. These activities led Chris to be selected to work in a cyber role during his last years of service. Throughout this role, he was required to plan, advise and deliver niche cyber capability in very harsh and challenging environments.
From his experience in the military, Chris fully understands how important accurate and timely information can be in informing good decisions.
Chris is a Certified Splunk Architect and is now working towards becoming a Splunk Core Consultant, helping customers configure and customise Splunk software.
Chris enjoys being part of a highly knowledgeable, experienced, and down to earth team that are also always on hand to guide and advise when needed.
Chris joined 4Data through the TechVets program, run by RFEA (Regular Forces Employment Charity), which provides the support needed to help military veterans and service leaders gain the skills they need to transition into a career in cybersecurity and/or technology.
Sean Reiness is the latest addition to our growing professional services team, supporting our customers with Splunk and other technology implementations. Sean is a Certified Splunk Consultant with accreditations in ITSI Implementation, Cloud Fundamentals and Cloud Migrations.
Sean gained his interest in computing during his Physics Masters degree in which he was using a variety of programming languages to achieve his objectives. These objectives included modelling the formation of galaxies, quickly solving complex tensor calculus problems, creating a GUI for a photomultiplier testing robot arm and of course, analysing and reporting on all the data along the way.
Sean has quickly integrated himself into the 4Data team where he is enjoying the friendly but efficient culture, variety of opportunities and consistent progression.
Dimitris is a member of the 4Data Professional Services team, joining the business after eight years of military service within a technical role in the Royal Corps of Signals.
During his time in the military, Dimitris was responsible for commanding armoured vehicles, deploying/maintaining complex systems and infrastructure in the field, and network and systems administration. He worked on highly classified, bespoke projects both in Operations and Engineering departments.
Fascinatingly, he represented the UK twice in LOCKED SHIELDS, the largest ‘live-fire’ cyber security competition in the world, at NATO’s CCDCOE in Tallinn, Estonia. He was also part of the team that competed in and won the Microsoft AI Hackathon, at their HQ in Reading and is currently studying Computer Science at Staffordshire University.
Qualifications, accreditations and experience
We bring our customers more than 20 years combined knowledge and expertise in Splunk and we operate as:
✓ Splunk Global Professional Services Partner
✓ Splunk Cloud Partner
✓ Splunk Reseller
We deliver Cribl Logstream to help customers better optimise their data analytics platform investment.
✓ The only EMEA Elite Partner
✓ One of only a few partners with ThreatStatus
✓ Career experts in IT Security
✓ Work closely with UK Armed Forces
✓ Specialist in Security-cleared experts
We are career experts in IT Security, work closely with the UK Armed Forces and specialise in offering Security-cleared experts. Our combined team are:
✓ CISSP qualified
✓ Splunk Core Certified
✓ Cleared to a high Government standard
✓ Degree and MSc qualified in IT and Cybersecurity