Leading IBM Gold Partner HAYNE Solutions appoint Graham Risebrow & Richard Collins

Dec 7, 2020

HAYNE Solutions are proud to appoint Graham Risebrow, as IBM Practice Director and Richard Collins, as Technical Manager (Support). Both, well-respected IBM Cognos experts bring with them a combined 40 years’ experience and expertise in delivering best-in-class IBM Cognos solutions to organisations of all kinds, globally – further strengthening HAYNE’s position as one of the UK’s leading IBM Gold Partners in Financial Performance Management & Consolidation software and solutions.

Neil Whitmore, CEO of HAYNE Solutions comments, “These are key appointments for HAYNE, both are well-known to us and the industry. This further strengthens our commitment to both IBM and our customers. Specifically, having known and worked with Graham over the past years’, it’s great to have such an experienced and trusted IBM application and technical expert joining the team. Heading up the Cognos Controller and TM1/Planning Analytics teams, I’m sure he will be successful in the role. ”

During his career, Graham has delivered over 20 IBM Cognos Controller and IBM Planning Analytics integrations, delivered numerous successful projects with FTSE listed companies and also delivered many multiple product technical upgrades for blue-chip clients. A key part of Graham’s role will be to bring cross-product skill and experience to the team, along with proven integration skills and his ability to thrive in larger complex projects.

Supporting the project work that HAYNE delivers, is a 36 person-strong, UK based support team. This already successful and skilled team is now further strengthened by the addition of Richard Collins, as Technical Manager and his 19 years’ of experience and globally trusted technical process and documentation expertise.

Neil comments, “Richard’s reputation in the industry precedes him. Known for attention to detail, applying a calm methodology to technical processes, taking full ownership of projects, delivering best-in-class results and for being a trusted adviser – he is the one to follow if you want an IBM Cognos project done the right way. Being a leading IBM Gold Partner, Richard is an extremely welcome asset to our already UK leading IBM offering. As Technical Manager (Support), Richard will bring this same approach, passion and ‘safe pair of hands’ to the support that we offer all of our clients, across the full breadth of solutions that we offer. I am very much looking forward to having Richard on board.”

During the last 13 years, Richard has been known worldwide for developing and publishing industry-standard IBM Cognos documents and tech notes for consultants, which are still used today, providing quick solutions to challenges of companies all over the world. Richard’s role at HAYNE will be to apply his approach, methodology and technical expertise across the whole suite of software solutions that HAYNE supports, such as other IBM solutions, CCH Tagetik, LucaNet and Microsoft.

These two appointments further support HAYNE Solutions commitment to IBM FPM solutions and supporting clients with best-in-class approaches, expertise and solutions.

If you are looking to take steps towards upgrading your Financial Processes and Technology, then contact HAYNE Solutions to find out how we can support you in your Digital Financial Transformation journey.

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