Pro2col File Transfer Specialists - Meet the Team

Meet the Team

James Lewis
Managing Director

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James co-founded Pro2col in 2003 to specialise in file transfer technologies having worked in the file transfer industry with WAM!NET since 1999.

James is responsible for strategy, business development, vendor management, customer service and finance.

James is a self confessed file transfer geek with what some might think an unhealthy knowledge of file transfer technologies and vendors. With his wide network of contacts in the industry, if he doesn’t have the answer he knows where to find it.

When not working he enjoys spending time with family and friends, supporting Everton Football Club and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Ailsa Gibbs
General Manager

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Ailsa’s background lies in spending many years managing and growing global accounts for British Telecoms.

Since joining Pro2col, she has got to know our customer-base and their requirements well. Prospects can count on Ailsa to look for the best solution for them at the right price. And existing customers continue to plan and implement the growth of their solutions with Ailsa’s support and recommendations.

Ailsa is responsible for business development and also supports James with vendor management, customer service and organisation!

Outside of work, Ailsa is normally found spending time with her family or helping out at school, where she is also an active Governor.

James Reynolds
Channel Manager

Prior to joining our team at Pro2col, James founded a specialist IT Channel Business Development Agency in 2002, which over the years became the “go to” agency for Information Security vendors looking for assistance with market entry, channel development, end user lead generation, renewal and up-sell projects.

James is now busy developing and growing the channel community of Resellers and System Integrators which Pro2col work with.  Our aim is to help other channel organisations cater for any file transfer related needs of their clients, through collaborating with our team of specialist technical consultants and the many leading vendors that we work with.

Outside of work, James loves spending time with family and friends, travelling and has a keen interest in design and architecture, which he puts to good use renovating period properties.


Mark Allen
Senior Technical Consultant

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Mark has been a managed file transfer consultant for the last seven years, most recently as Senior Technical Consultant at Ipswitch File Transfer.

To date Mark has installed in excess of 100 Managed File Transfer solutions, all over the world, from a variety of vendors. With a wealth of real world scenarios, Mark is an expert in selecting and adapting MFT solutions to meet customers needs.

Mark is always tinkering with gadgets and software to really understand how things work.

Mark is a scout leader in Swindon and is also an Archery and Shooting instructor. When he is not scouting Mark enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.

Richard Auger
Senior Technical Consultant

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Richard has been working in the fields of file transfer and middleware for around twenty years, mostly in the role of senior analyst while managing data integration at a major multi national company. Richards favourite areas of interest are automation and the enabling of communication between disparate computer systems.

More recently, Richard has worked in an advisory role with a number of variously sized companies who have implemented or are implementing Ipswitch MOVEit. Drawing on his experience and product knowledge, he has helped guide them to make the most out of their investment.

Outside of work, Richard enjoys keeping aquarium fish and cooking, though not in conjunction with each other.


Michelle Grimaldi
Marketing Manager

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Michelle joined Pro2col in 2009, with a strong background in customer services and business development. A keen interest in business trends and analytics has led her to research and implement many marketing techniques and lead generation activities.

Michelle also maintains all of our websites. She is in constant contact with our key vendors to ensure our content is up to date and new product releases are accessible to our customers, prospects and team members.

Outside of work, Michelle plays Pool in a couple of local leagues, enjoys music festivals and spending time with friends.

Helen Gilbert
Administration Assistant

Helen’s background was originally in customer service, managing a busy customer research enquiry department for a trade building journal. For the past 18 years she has worked in an accounts and finance role managing the purchase ledger for a high end mirror and furniture distributor.

She has joined Pro2col to provide general administration assistance to the team within accounts and customer service, keeping all systems updated and assisting in the day to day smooth running of the office.

Helen enjoys spending quality time with her family and socialising. She is a keen runner (some would say obsessed!), belonging to a local running club and participating in the local road race league.