Jon began his career in the 1980s as a programmer within the computer games industry. He progressed from there into the publishing sector, where he spent 13 years before launching Oppolis with Directors Mike James and Tom Flynn.
Jon’s experience and extensive understanding of the publishing industry, combined with his knowledge of the latest technologies, has driven the success of Oppolis.
Mike has over 20 years’ experience as a software and systems developer and leads the Oppolis development team. He’s worked on numerous systems, including the original QPS – the forerunner of all editorial systems.
Mike has been developing plug-ins and extensions for Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress for the last 18 years, encompassing both system architecture and client-side applications. More recently, Mike has been involved in designing and developing mobile applications for Android and iOS.
As Services Director, Tom oversees the support, training and installation departments at Oppolis and is the first point of contact for all our clients. Tom has over 16 years’ experience as a publishing workflow expert gained from working in high-profile print and digital publishing companies.
Taking a hands-on approach, Tom ensures our clients receive the best possible customer experience and return on investment.
Fran’s worked in the sales and marketing industry for over 20 years and has a passion for discovering opportunities and supporting business growth.
During her career, Fran has worked with leading brands and creative agencies and now utilises this invaluable experience to research and nurture the Oppolis pipeline.
Steve has worked within the design industry for over 20 years, including time spent within the publishing and automotive sectors, and has had the opportunity to create campaigns for a broad range of clients.
He has self-published two design-themed publications and had his design work showcased in various journals, magazines and blogs.
Having worked for over 10 years in customer service and support for one of the world’s largest digital imaging and printing manufacturers, Alan acquired great experience in ensuring customer’s problems are resolved promptly and adeptly.
During this time, Alan has also achieved certification in software testing, cloud computing and application utilisation.
Tom is a Computing Science graduate who began his career in the warehouse automation industry. After gaining valuable experience in this field, he joined Oppolis in 2018 where he has worked on developing features for GoProof and GoPublish, and has been the lead developer on Oppolis Cloud.
Outside of work, Tom is an avid Wolves fan who loves travelling and keeping fit. With his knowledge, experience, and passion, Tom continues to make meaningful contributions to the world of cloud-based software development.
Company legend Noel has been with Oppolis Software for 15+ years and works closely with Mike on all major development projects including The Guardian and John Brown Media.
He previously worked freelance for a huge list of high-profile clients including BT, Polygram and Lucas Aerospace. Noel loves a trip away with the family and being a dad… his greatest achievement.
Aileen graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Economics and has been working with customers since 2003. She also worked in Retail Banking and later found her calling in Software Testing. Aileen is a certified tester and finds satisfaction in helping improve the system. Having a good chat with the clients helps her understand their needs and incorporates their feedback when testing.
In her free time, you will see her out and about for a leisurely walk with her family or at home, in her pyjamas all day, watching movies and eating junk food.
Orry has over 10 years of experience supporting customers with technical issues. Orry has gained his experience working for the world's largest tech companies in online retail and travel.
Orry has a deep understanding of various IT applications, systems, processes and technologies and a strong background in troubleshooting and problem solving.