Introducing Chris Hawley, our latest recruit in our business development team.

We would like to welcome Chris Hawley to the X3 Consulting team, Chris has worked with Nick before (both had less grey hair and Nick had hair!) and a chance conversation has led to them working together again. Like Nick, Chris has over 30 years’ experience of providing ERP solutions, working with everything from start-ups, sole traders to large enterprises.

Chris also brings with him over 24 years’ worth of experience of working directly for Sage, working with just about every product or service they have ever produced in a range of roles. One of his many claims to fame is he was the Sage 200 Suite Product Manager, where he steered the Sage 200 product from its early days, turning its fortunes around and growing it into the successful product it became.

After leaving Sage, Chris setup a successful business as a Sage Business Partner which after 5 years, he sold to another Sage partner. Now after a small break Chris is delighted to bring his wealth of experience to the X3 team and help the business grow even further as we become a key player in the UK and Global ERP marketplace.

X3 Consulting Managing Director, Jaco Esterhuysen, said: “Chris brings a valuable breadth of skills and experience to our sales team. Having worked across diverse sectors including healthcare, education, finance and services, he will be able to draw on best practice from these areas to introduce new opportunities and approaches to our business. His proven commercial background, combined with strong customer focus, will help take us to the next level of our growth strategy and keep us at the forefront of our industry.”

In his own words, Chris is very keen to start looking at Sage Intacct as the Sage Cloud products hold the promise of delivering on the often-promised goals of ever-growing business efficiency and automation.

Based in Wylam, Northumberland with his wife Jules (another ex-Sage person) and their 3 children, Chris spends his time in his own gym and at weekends is helping Jules with her passion to setup a market garden business on the small holding they own, Chris is quick to point out that he is not green fingered in the slightest and prefers technology!