Meet the AutoRek Management Team

Our team spans across four cities, three countries and two continents, bringing you real and powerful data management solutions.

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Gordon McHarg

CEO

Gordon McHarg

Gordon McHarg

CEO

Gordon co-founded AutoRek in 1994 and has served as CEO since 1998. Gordon has guided the company from its early days as a bespoke software development services provider through to its current position as a leading provider of enterprise financial controls and reconciliation solutions to the global financial service sector.

His client experience is extensive and includes international work for IBM in the US, Renaissance Capital in Russia and several global clients including Barclays, JP Morgan and BUPA. He studied Computing Science at West of Scotland University, graduating in 1989.

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Hugh Burden

Head of Sales

Hugh Burden

Head of Sales

Hugh has spent 25 years working in Revenue Generation. He started his career in Germany working for global electronics giant TDK as a global account manager for Phillips.  In 2003 he moved to London to help a wide variety of financial services firms evaluate and execute their strategic opportunities. Prior to joining AutoRek he worked as a Director with the KPMG Financial Services practice in London for 8 years where he consulted with leading Financial Institutions on their operational and regulatory options.

Hugh joined AutoRek in December 2015 to head up the Banking Sector where he worked with AutoRek’s clients including leading retail banks, the challenger sector and crowdfunding platforms. Having successfully secured some of the most recognised financial institutions in the world as AutoRek customers, he is now responsible for the management of the Sales & Account Management team ensuring AutoRek meet their revenue ambitions.

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Lyn Canavan

Head of Marketing

Lyn Canavan

Head of Marketing

Lyn joined AutoRek in 2011 after achieving a Bachelor of Arts Honours Marketing Degree from the University of Strathclyde. Lyn has a good knowledge of the functions within the marketing team, as well as AutoRek’s propositions, target audience and the Financial Services sector. 

In 2017 Lyn was appointed as Head of Marketing at AutoRek and is currently responsible for the development, implementation and analysis of the marketing strategy in line with the company objectives. Lyn’s greatest strengths are creativity, leadership and enthusiasm.

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Steven Carlin

Head of Delivery

Steven Carlin

Steven Carlin

Head of Delivery

Steve joined AutoRek in 2015 and is responsible for leading the professional services and cloud delivery elements of the business. Steve provides a strong technical background with over 15 years experience in data orientated roles across Finance, Healthcare and Transport sectors.  Steve also has a wealth of expertise in Agile methodologies, a passion for team development and a commitment to effective project delivery.

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Fiona Millar

Head of Operations

Fiona Millar

Head of Operations

Fiona joined AutoRek in 2008 as Senior Administrator supporting all functions in the business with a focus on project reporting and finance. This put Fiona in a unique position of understanding how all the business functions operated and linked together. Her knowledge and understanding of how the business operates still plays a vital role and she is now responsible for multiple functions including HR, Finance, Project Support and Business Support.

Fiona is involved in delivering a number of key strategies for the business, particularly around engagement and people development. Prior to AutoRek, Fiona had a varied background including being a Management Trainee at Glasgow Airport for BAA and studying to be a Fashion Designer.

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Kemal Sangrar

Head of Product Development

Kemal Sangrar

Head of Product Development

Kemal joined AutoRek (then known as API Software Limited) in 2003 and became Head of Product Development at AutoRek in 2008. He has overseen the development of AutoRek from a simple windows application, first to an n-tier web-based platform, and now into the cloud with a full SaaS offering.

Before joining AutoRek, he was MIS Manager in TelesensKSCL, developing web-based Management Information Systems for the company. Having started programming more than 35 years ago, Kemal has lost none of his enthusiasm for development, and continues to write software whenever he gets the chance.

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Kenny Bain

Chief Financial Officer

Kenny Bain

Chief Financial Officer

Kenny, formerly Chief Executive Officer of Rant and Rave brings strong financial leadership and operational management experience and has a proven track record of delivering substantial growth in the software and technology sector, both in the UK and internationally. He joins the senior management team at AutoRek and will play a key role in the next stage of the company’s evolution and scaling of the business’s operations.

During his 14 years at Graham Technology, he held a variety of roles including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and EMEA Managing Director, as the business expanded across the US, Europe and Asia and was subsequently acquired and integrated into KANA Software and ultimately, Verint Inc.

Since leaving Verint in 2016, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Rant and Rave, the award-winning customer feedback management platform that was successfully acquired by Upland Inc, after experiencing rapid growth and US market entry.