After initially training as an electronics engineer, Matthew Dodd discovered a passion for computers that led to a change of career. Drawn into Financial Services, Matthew developed a rich base of IT skills across the whole sector, branching into specialist consultancy in 1990. His early career involved stints as a developer, network engineer, technical architect, trainer, consultant and as a team manager.
Matthew has a broad and varied experience of Windows & Unix server environments, server-based computing, networking and all aspects of Internet technologies. As well as being a Prince2 Project Manager he holds qualifications in ITIL service management and technical certifications with Microsoft, Cisco, Novell, Citrix and others.
From 1999 to 2001 he was IT Operations Manager at insurance start-up Towergate Insurance, followed by a brief stint as technical architect at B&Q. He joined the Folgate Partnership in 2001 and remained there until late 2005 when the merger between Towergate Insurance and Folgate Partnership was completed. During his time with Towergate and Folgate he implemented a strategy to deliver server based computing systems to thousands of users all over the UK.
Matthew Dodd became the CTO of entrustIT at it’s creation in April 2006 and remains responsible for all the “big” technology decisions within the entrust Group.