Chief Executive Officer
Grammar School Educated, Tom followed his father into the highly respected and much acclaimed family-owned construction company and played an integral role in developing the business using his technological, entrepreneurial and people management skills.
Toms’ interest in the ever changing world of technology and seeking further opportunity to develop himself, with the drive and invention of a true entrepreneur, Tom found his inspiration in GuardNet; this his joint invention provided the motivation to put his business and technological skills into practice and importantly to Tom, deliver a tangible difference to peoples lives.
Toms’ vision, enthusiasm, ambition and technical knowledge have seen him assemble an impressive management team with whom he intends to build a global enterprise and to enjoy the journey.
After Grammar School and University, Tom Granger Snr followed his father into the family construction company and successfully grew the business into one of the UK regions most respected contractors, introducing speculative high-end development and receiving numerous accolades in the process, not least the prestigious and much prized Daily Telegraph ‘Best Small Volume House Builder’ in 2005.
Tom’s role as Non-Executive Director ensures an objective view on the management and development of the group and brings a balance of pragmatism, enthusiasm and energy that focuses the management team on positive development and progression.
Head of Finance
Martin is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA), and has an Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction (DipIoD).
Following his training with KPMG initially in the UK , and then on the IoM, where he specialised in Corporate Recovery, he embarked on a career as a commercial accountant. He is an accomplished CFO with experience in a number of large scale organisations both in the public and private sector, covering Retail, Construction, Energy and Service Industries. Martin has come on board to provide robust strategic financial direction, financial management and reporting, and regulatory compliance.
Pavel Tashev graduated with a BA and MA at the Faculty of Physics, Sofia University “Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2009 as engineer. His field of study was “Quantum Electronics and Laser Technologies.”
During his Master’s Degree he was a trainee at CERN, Switzerland, where he was engaged in computer simulations, and also participated in several international conferences on nuclear physics.
After 2008, Pavel redirected his efforts to the web technologies. In 2009 he developed and independently managed the development process of the online based education system Schoodle, which later became part of the company Noway Media Ltd. During his work as manager and developer he developed and managed a number of other web based projects – “QRL”, “Noway Accounts”, RESTful APIs, etc.
He has a fantastic technical background in the area of web technologies. This includes good understanding of different PHP based framework systems, front-end technologies, version control systems, project management tools and others.
Pavel is a highly valued and integral member of the team here at GuardNet and as Lead Software Developer his wealth of experience is applied to the design and development of our product every single day.
30 years in IP profession handling IP matters worldwide in white-collar and blue-collar enterprises (Syngenta, ICI Australia,); from private practice (Marks & Clerk, UK); supporting and leading in licensing negotiations for technologies protected under IP; the setting up, working up and selling of self-owned private companies. Currently heading up an IT security company and running an IP Consultancy practice.