The main team at Black Velvet Associates

Jan and Terry Kiermasz are the main faces behind Black Velvet Associates and between them have over 60 years working in IT. Both have a no nonsense approach to what they do.

Terry’s background

Terry is a critical thinking individual with strong Digital strategic, business growth and transformation experience. He posesses a  natural problem solving ability that hits issues head on and develops effective strategies for successful management/delivery. A confident manager who leads from the front, infecting those around them with enthusiasm and boundless energy.

Proven leadership ability, leading and motivating multi-skilled and disciplined teams in complex matrix structures/diverse business lines. Accomplished in creating, restructuring, and managing successful programme/project teams to deliver tactical and/or strategic initiatives.

All round IT systems knowledge (ERP, CRM, CMS etc.) covering full SDLC in a waterfall, Agile or hybrid approach. Extensive knowledge and in-depth practical experience of digital change, transformation and delivery including, marketing methods (SEO, PPC etc.), UX review/optimisation, Accessibility, A/B and User testing.

Adept at troubleshooting projects/programmes to get things back on track and yield results/benefits. A confident Prince2 PM who is Agile trained (KANBAN/SCRUM/SAFe) and adept at working in both Technology and/or Business environments.

An entrepreneurial, commercially oriented individual with a successful track record of building, challenging and nurturing sustainable Stakeholder relationships with Leadership teams, Suppliers and Colleagues within SME and FTSE-250 corporate sectors.

Experience covering both small Business and large Corporate gives a unique insight into how both ends of the scale work/think giving advantages when formulating tactical and strategic approaches.

Jan’s background

Jan is a critical thinking individual with strong strategic and business growth experience. Gifted with a natural problem solving ability that hits the issues head on and develops effective strategies for successful management/delivery. A confident Analyst and Trainer, whose friendly, informal approach infects those around her with enthusiasm and boundless energy.

Proven leadership ability, mentoring, coaching and motivating multi-skilled/disciplined groups of individuals across diverse business lines. Extensive knowledge and in-depth practical experience of Digital Marketing and Strategy including, marketing methods e.g. SEO, CRO, A/B User testing, insight assessment and Google Analytics.

An entrepreneurial, commercially oriented individual with a successful track record of building, challenging and nurturing sustainable Stakeholder relationships with Leaders, Suppliers and Colleagues within SME & FTSE-250 corporate sectors.

Experience covering both small Business and large Corporate gives a unique insight into how both ends of the scale work/think giving advantages when formulating strategic approaches.

 

You can take advantage of the skills of either Director but they work equally well as a team.

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