Our Team

Hemant Patel


Hemant has forged a career building and leading engineering and analytical functions within the financial services sector. He founded Anumana to make a positive difference to growing businesses and the community. He takes great pride in producing high-performing and happy teams that are motivated to deliver high-quality output for the client and are passionate about learning and challenging themselves.

Thomas Smith

Lead Decision Scientist

Tom has built and deployed technical solutions across multiple industries, specialising in machine learning and the Azure ecosystem. He is passionate about advanced analytics and enjoys applying his technical expertise to complex business problems. 

Tom has a keen interest in all areas of data science and enjoys keeping up to speed with the constantly evolving field.

James Ford

Principal Solutions Architect

James has worked with big data in a multitude of business sectors and in varied roles, producing impactful intelligence and leading data engineering functions. He enjoys designing and producing efficient solutions to meet the needs of modern businesses utilising the latest cloud architecture. He has a passion for technology, and can often be found looking up the latest piece of automation to help at home or in the workplace.

Holly Orsini


Holly has experience of building, rolling out and maintaining rigorous project governance in a fast-paced environment. Her key skills are reporting, communication and project risk / issue management. Holly has provided project support on several large-scale initiatives including on-boarding portfolios, data migrations, IT system decommissions, and regulatory modifications to processes, systems and data.

Whilst Holly’s previous experience has primarily centered around PRINCE2 and Waterfall methodology, she is looking forward to learning more about, and acquiring, Agile and Scrum skills.

Lucy Patel

Director of Wellbeing

Lucy supports the business in two facets; Employee Wellbeing and Project Manager. Lucy is both a BANT registered Nutritionist with her own business, Lucy Patel Nutrition and an experienced Senior Project Manager with over 10 years’ experience in Financial Services and Healthcare.

As the Director of Wellbeing, Lucy is ensuring that we focus our efforts on staff wellbeing and our responsibility to the community as a business. There are four key areas that she covers; Staff Wellbeing, Social Impact, Environmental Stewardship and Ethical Responsibility.

As a Project Manager, Lucy is developing the internal project management framework to ensure Anumana deliver a hiqh quality service to all of their clients

Gareth Powell

Strategic Advisor

Gareth has 20 years of experience in the world of data and analytics, with a particular focus on retail, financial services and telecommunications.

He is currently Director of Data with Studio Retail Group and prior to this was Group Insight and Analytics Director at TalkTalk. He’s also held roles as Director of Data Science and Director of Customer Data and Analytics with N Brown Group over the last 6 years.

His role at Studio encompass end-to-end responsibility for data and analytics and he is the first Director of Data that the organisation has had.

He is a big believer in having commercialised teams aligned to the entities of a business. This enables collaborative and faster decision-making. This, coupled with a “walled garden” data science, approach enables successful value creation.

For him, analytics and insight has to be grounded in business transformation. Enacting change through insight and focussing the mind on outcomes, action and £-note value should be a given in the DNA of data teams.

Stuart Daniels

Strategic Advisor

Stuart has 20 years experience in retail and financial services, across Credit Risk, Operations, Finance and Compliance. He is currently a member of the Executive team at Freemans Grattan Holdings and is passionate about using data and analytics to drive better results for business and their customers

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