Leadership Team


Simon Payne, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Simon joined CSI in 2017 and brings with him over 20 years senior directorship and board experience leading national and international businesses. With an exemplary record of driving profit and market share growth, both organically and inorganically, Simon drives the business through a clear mantra of service excellence and the desire to add tangible business benefit to our clients through every engagement. Previously Simon was CEO at Damovo and was a key member of the team who managed the development and growth of the business prior to the successful sale to The Daisy Group, thereafter, becoming MD of Capita for their IT Enterprise Services Division. Outside work, Simon is incredibly active in his spare time with triathlons, marathons and country sports.

Mark Vargo, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Mark joined CSI in 2016 from Blackhawk Capital bringing over 30+ years of experience as a globally recognised business leader with extensive experience in scaling companies for profitable growth across EMEA and North America. Often described an individual who makes complex technologies easy to understand for clients, Mark is responsible for overseeing the group’s offerings and company strategy. Since his arrival, Mark has developed offerings for CSI clients in the CDN, Cloud, SAP, PaaS, Cognitive, Application Software, Cyber, Data Storage, IBM Power Systems, Social Networking, Mobile and Telecommunication areas. Mark is an expert in commercial structures and is a widely known keynote speaker previously holding top leadership roles at Dell EMC, Data General-CLARiiON, IBM, and Akamai amongst others. Outside of work you will find Mark on the rugby pitch as a coach, referee and mentor.

Matt McCahill, Chief Services Officer (CSO)

Matt has an energetic enthusiasm for transformation and best of breed solutions. He joined CSI in December 2017 as Chief Services Officer, having been impressed by CSI’s extensive client portfolio and highly skilled team. Matt is an experienced director within IT with a track record in the delivery and growth of high quality and cost-effective IT services and solutions. Matt has 20 years’ experience within the industry largely within Capita where he held senior positions bidding, transitioning, transforming and delivering large and profitable managed service contracts. Latterly Matt held the position of Chief Operating Officer for APSU Inc, leading the launch of the organisation and value proposition into the US market, building in-country operations and delivery – growing the business through US channel partners and direct with IBM. Outside of work Matt is kept busy with his three children. He is also a member of the Cirencester College “IT Academy Board” helping align education to industry and mentoring students.

Scotty Morgan, Chief Sales Officer (CSO)

Scotty is passionate about understanding how CSI’s services can underpin productivity, speed to market and competitive advantage for CSI’s clients. Scotty joined CSI in 2018 and is a widely applauded expert in delivering a client focussed sales organisation for client growth. Scotty’s wealth of expertise stems from over 20+ years working with national and international IT organisations, most recently Adapt, Datapipe and Rackspace. With broad experience of delivering commercial structures for managed private, public and hybrid cloud services, Scotty has helped many clients transform their business with a move to more flexible and economical computing models. Scotty is often described as a passionate client advocate and is responsible for driving CSI’s client management teams as well as CSI’s new business division. Outside of work Scotty is very active with the gym, mountain-biking, hill walking to name a few and loves to spend most of his spare time with his family – his warriors!

Andrew Marshall, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Andrew joined CSI as Chief Financial Officer in November 2018. Andrew brings a passion to help clients formulate effective and economically efficient solutions to business issues. Andrew is a widely experienced CFO with a wealth of financial knowledge and international experience spanning 30+ years, holding senior positions at companies such as Azzuri, Solar, Nokia and Cable and Wireless. Andrew is a business leader as much as a financial professional, able to drive shareholder value, as well as delivering operational transformation. He has an excellent track record with proven results in driving organic growth and delivering efficient integration programmes for acquisitions in both corporate and private equity environments.  When not running the financial operations of CSI, Andrew is an active runner and can be seen covering the miles around the UK.