Meet the Team

We are a passionate and creative team with lifetimes of experience.

When Optima started out in 1990 the original aim was to provide specialist Programming and Consulting skills to the I.T. and general computer using industry. From the outset, Optima established a high-quality professional service to industry and expanded its customer base by personal recommendation. Each year we extend our skills base and aim to offer our customers the latest that current technology can offer.

Paul Grosvenor - Managing Director, Optima Systems

Paul Grosvenor

Managing Director

Paul is the founder and Managing Director of Optima Systems which he set up in 1990. His role today has changed considerably...

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Jay Hine - IT Director, Optima Systems

Jay Hine

IT Director

As a Director of Optima Systems Jay is responsible for overseeing Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Customer Relations...

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Jenny Hopcraft - Finance Manager, Optima Systems

Jenny Hopcraft

Finance Manager

Jenny is the Finance Manager at Optima Systems. She is responsible for managing the day to day finances which involves a varied...

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John Jacob - Technical Lead, Optima Systems

John Jacob

Technical Lead (APL)

John (Jake) Jacob, though born and bred in Bristol, he has lived in West London since coming to London to read Environmental...

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Sam Gutsell - APL Developer, Optima Systems

Sam Gutsell

APL Developer

Sam is an APL Developer at Optima Systems. He started at Optima in 2012 as an apprentice straight after finishing College...

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Izabella Timar-Fecko - Office Administrator, Optima Systems

Izabella Timar-Fecko

Office Administrator

Izabella provides administrative support for our busy office, Directors and Finance Manager. She answers the phones and deals...

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Gemma Elsbury - IT Manager, Optima Systems

Gemma Elsbury

IT Manager

Gemma is the IT Manager at Optima Systems. She is originally from Reading but has settled in West Sussex with her...

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Vince Ball - Network Engineer, Optima Systems

Vince Ball

Network Engineer

Vince is a 2nd line engineer at Optima Systems. He has grown up and has lived in Crawley all his life. His interest in IT...

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Sheetal Revel - Project Administrator, Optima Systems

Sheetal Raval

Project Administrator

Sheetal is a Project Administrator at Optima Systems, assuming a crucial role in supporting the IT Manager with ongoing...

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Mirka Da Re - Project Administrator, Optima Systems

Mirka Da Re

Project Administrator

Mirka has joined Optima Systems as a Project Administrator, bringing her expertise in administrative, operational, and client...

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Lucy Sargent - Network Engineer, Optima Systems

Lucy Sargent

Network Engineer

Lucy is a Network Engineer at Optima Systems. Lucy's passion for technology has driven her to join us, leaving behind a...

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