Chris Haigh

  • Horsham United Kingdom
Chris Haigh


Company Director


Innovative business leader that advances the CEOs vision through realisation and execution of an information technology investment strategy. Quickly identifies enterprise information technology and operational requirements that support the vision and strategy. Motivates and mobilizes teams through consistent and attentive leadership to achieve enterprise objectives.

Advocate of business success through information technology investment strategy alignment.

Career Highlights

  • Advanced the vision and strategy at s2s ltd to grow the business from £2.2M to over £5.3M in 3 years
  • Placed 11th in the Deloitte Fast 50 in 2006
  • Won the Deloitte Rising Star award
  • Helped achieve 26th place in the Sunday Times fast track 100 for fastest growth companies in the UK
  • Achieved supplier awards
    • 3 times winner of the Security partner of the year (UK and Ireland)
    • Customer satisfaction excellence award (EMEA region)



  • Triathlete
  • Fine wine investment
  • Equity trading
  • Sports cars and racing




6 years formal training experience for corporate customers and I now use these skills on a weekly basis in my current position. Presented our group's ICT strategy for our suppliers as part of a Supplier Innovation Day.

Technical Engineering

As a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE, 12736) I lead and mentor the professional services delivery team and pre-sales solutions architecture team for s2s and Bailey Teswaine.


In 1999 as a technical trainer delivering Microsoft courses for Dimension Data in South Africa I set a few professional goals: Move to the UK Start training Cisco courses, while still training Microsoft courses Start Cisco consulting Become a Technical Director I immigrated to the UK in 1999 joining Wave Technologies as a senior technical trainer. I immediately started studying Cisco and delivered my first Cisco course 3 months later. A lot of my success in business comes from my ability to present complex subject matter in a simple manner, which is a direct result of my training background.   I left Wave Technologies to start my own Cisco consultancy 3 years later. I run this business with 2 colleagues until we were acquired by s2s in 2004. We joined s2s as 45% shareholders and I was appointed as their Technical Director.   At this point I re-assessed my goals and set the following: Sell s2s Become a CIO or start a new business I helped grow the company from £2.2M turnover to over £5.3M by the time we sold the company in 2007. We achieved 3 vendor awards from Cisco and placed 89th in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 for fastest growing IT companies in the UK in 2007, and 26th in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 for fastest growing companies (all sectors) in the UK in the same year.   As a director I contribute to strategy at board meetings and as a manager I implement the tactical plan to help deliver that strategy.  

Work History

Work History
Oct 2004 - Jun 2010

Professional Services Director and Solutions Design Director


Bailey Teswaine, London UK 2008 - June 2010

Solutions Design Director

Bailey Teswaine acquired s2s in December 2007. Appointed as their Solutions Design Director to shape and drive the solutions that support the NG Bailey group strategy. Is part of the Operations Management Team for Bailey Teswaine to drive and manage customer operational processes. Also part of the Technical Forum for the Managed Services division for the NG Bailey Group to drive innovative information technology strategy internally and for customers. Actively engaged as an executive sponsor and technical authority for cross divisional bids and tenders.

s2s, Crawley UK 2004 - June 2010

Professional Services Director, 2008 - June 2010

The management of the professional services delivery team was successfully handed over to the team leader in their new role as Head of Professional Services, who still reports to me. Now focuses on leading the enterprise solutions architecture team, shaping our solutions strategy in line with the group's vision.

Technical Director, 2004 - 2008

Helped drive information technology strategy internally as a shareholder and board member. Leveraged this position to help support client IT strategy. Managed and built the professional services team, mentoring a team leader as part of the succession planning. Drove the creation of company wide documented processes and continued improvement ethos.


Jun 2003 - Oct 2004

Company Director

CIC Technologies

ICT consultancy business acquired by s2s in 2004.

Sep 1999 - May 2003

Senior Technical Trainer

Wave Technologies

Delivered Microsoft and Cisco training  to corporate clients in the UK and Europe.

  • Led the Microsoft Windows 2000 MCSE pilot courses
  • Delivered train the trainer courses to our European business partners
  • Trainer of the year 2000
  • Content author and contributor


Jun 1996 - Sep 1997

Sales Representative

B&G Computers

Delivered PC and server solutions.

Jan 1995 - May 1996

Company Director/owner

Digitech Dynamics

Backup solutions



Checkpoint Certified Security Engineer


Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert

Jul 2000 - Present

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer