Howard CEO and Co-founder of Solutionpath, had the crazy idea of building an educational analytics business when HP acquired Autonomy in 2011. He was introduced to a team of developers, data scientists and programme managers at University of Manchester with Autonomy focused skills and a Higher Education research data repository mining solution, and whom were looking for a commercial home.
Unfortunately research data repository mining had little commercial scope at the time so Howard sought other Higher Education sector problems to solve and recognised that the imminent UK University change in course fee structure would transform students into valuable consumers overnight. As a result, the Solutionpath business, and its StREAM solution were born to enable instiutions to retain students and enhance the academic journey using both historical and real time data.
Howard has studied at both the Harvard Business School and Cranfield University School of Management, and is a true entrepreneur and a respected IT visionary. His business philosophy is based upon building long-term relationships with partners and clients by delivering long-term business value and outcomes. When not immersed in his work, Howard spends his time with his family at his homes in North Yorkshire and South Wales. He is a keen polo player and skier.