Meet The Team
We’re here to make your life easier
Jim Parsons – CEO
Jim was a co-founder of ParaCode in 2019 having spent the previous 10 years running generalist software development company KLOC Digital Solutions.
“Being CEO at ParaCode represents the culmination of everything I’ve learned so far, and I am proud to be leading such an enthusiastic and capable team towards the really worthwhile goal of making ParaCode into the dominant insurance platform.”
Dave Dickinson – CTO
Dave is the CTO at ParaCode, he is an accomplished IT professional who graduated in 2005 with a first-class honours degree in Internet Computing.
Starting as a software developer, Dave quickly distinguished himself as a skilled and innovative problem-solver who could be relied upon to navigate complex business requirements and deliver outstanding results for the customer.
Will Prest – Product Manager
Will’s first career was in the merchant navy as a deck officer, where he was responsible for navigating oil and gas tankers all over the world for the shipping arm on an oil major. After coming ashore, Will joined the family business, KBIS, a specialist equine insurance broker.
Andrew Miller – Service Delivery Manager
Andrew gained a degree in Computer Science from the University of Kent at Canterbury and took his first job as a Junior Technical Analyst at a large ERP software provider in 2007, working his way up to Principal Technical Analyst. Andrew saw a gap in the Service Delivery side of the company for a technical, but customer focused, individual and moved into Project Management.
Sarah Lambert-Gibbs – Business Development Manager
Sarah joined ParaCode in June 2022 as the first member of the sales team, coming from a joint insurance and technology background. Having worked for a specialist MGA for 7 years and gaining her Cert CII Sarah moved into the world of IT and worked for the UK’s largest privately owned distribution company. Sarah became a Microsoft sales specialist and transferred her B2B skills to B2C when she moved to a reseller helping them develop their cloud migration services.
Sarah Purvey – HR and Office Manager
Sarah is a highly experienced individual with a broad range of skills and a common-sense approach. Having HR, office management and a financial background, she has the knowledge and capability to provide a positive strategic impact. People focused, a team player with a conscientious work ethic, and able to work on her own initiative. Strong communicator at all levels, compliance driven, decision maker and influencer. Sarah is passionate about promoting a positive workplace, engaging with all staff to build relationships that enhance business functions. She strives to achieve in all areas, eager to learn new skills and advance her career.
Carrie Passmore – Accountant
Carrie is an accountant with over 30 years of experience in various industries, spending the last 7 working within the insurance sector. She has worked her way up from junior accounts roles to a senior manager reporting to the Board. Carrie deals with cashflow, management accounts, budgeting, modelling, payroll, and IT.
Guy Prest – Chairman
Guy is the co-founder of ParaCode and has been involved with using specialist computer programmes to improve efficiency and outcomes as a result of work-related software all of his career.
Liz Prest – Share holder and co-founder of ParaCode
Liz has worked in consumer Insurance for more than 30 years and whilst she could well be described as a technophobe she has always appreciated that the best software system available is vital, both for business efficiency and successful delivery of both good company results and consumer outcomes.
Nellie – Head of Security
Nellie (on the right) is a 9-year-old Jack Russell who makes sure everyone knows when visitors are arriving!
Coco – Receptionist
Coco is a 10-year-old cross breed who didn’t have the best start in life and Sarah, our BDM, rehomed Coco to give her the chance she deserved. Coco is our receptionist and greets everyone with such enthusiasm and a waggy tail!