THE TEAM

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!

 

Executive Team

Ian Tinney

Ian Tinney

CEO and Founder

Florian Miehe

Florian Miehe

Director and Founder

Devan Willemburg

Devan Willemburg

CISO and Founder

Sharon Hedges

Sharon Hedges

Chief Marketing Officer

Our Professional Services Team

Chris Chantrey

Chris Chantrey

Consultant

Dan Spence

Dan Spence

Consultant

Dimitris Kambouris

Dimitris Kambouris

Consultant

Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan

Consultant

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 Migration: Co-Delivery Partner
✓  Splunk Reseller

We are career experts in IT Security, work closely with the UK Armed Forces. Our combined team are:

✓  CISSP qualified
✓  Splunk Core Certified
✓  Degree and MSc qualified in IT and Cybersecurity

Ian Tinney
CEO and Founder
4Data Solutions was co-founded by Ian Tinney, who previously founded, ran, and successfully sold one of the first and most successful Splunk partners in EMEA, EQALIS Limited.

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.

Florian Miehe

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.

Devan Willemburg

CISO 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.

Sharon Hedges

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.

Chris Chantrey

Consultant

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 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

Consultant

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.

Dimitris Kambouris

Consultant

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.

Chris Morgan

Consultant

Chris Morgan is a Professional Services Consultant at 4Data and joined the organisation after eight years of military service. During that time, Chris served within the Army’s only Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence (EWSI) regiment, conducting high-level Cyber and Electro-Magnetic Activities (CEMA) on Operations and Exercises with NATO and the ‘Five-eyes’ alliance (an intelligence alliance between Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States).

Chris holds an MComp Computer Science degree which covers advanced studies in topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, programming and computer vision.

During his resettlement and due to the qualifications gained during his time with the Armed Forces (including his GIAC SANS qualifications), Chris successfully applied to become a Technician Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (TMIET).

Chris commented: "I am looking forward to working with 4Data Solutions due to the very welcoming, professional work culture and the high level of training provided. I greatly appreciate the support provided to veterans leaving the services as they adjust to a new way of life and working."