About Us

Digital Transformation Experts

Xtravirt are an award winning cloud consultancy dedicated to empowering enterprises to innovate and thrive in an ever-changing digital world

Technology sits at the heart of every modern enterprise, but as it has grown in scale and complexity, organisations find themselves without the required skills, experience or processes in place to leverage new digital technologies. Xtravirt are experts in digital transformation and cloud technologies. When you partner with Xtravirt, our experts and proven methodologies will ensure that you accelerate and de-risk your IT transformation and that your desired business objectives become a reality. 

Founded in 2007, our headquarters are based close to London, but we work with upper and mid-tier enterprises throughout the UK, Ireland and EMEA.  Our customers span many industries right across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Cloud sits at the heart of our business, with our service portfolio covering digital infrastructure, networking and security, digital workspace, automation, application transformation and managed services. Our services span the entire technology lifecycle from the initial assessment and advisory stages, through design and implementation and beyond.  Our service portfolio enables customers to realise value from their investment in the short, medium and long term.

Xtravirt quick facts




Growing Team


team, and growing




Customer Base

Customer Base

90% FTSE 100 or
Global Fortune 1000



training days, per employee,
per year


UK Based HQ

EMEA Reach

Our Methodology

We assure the successful digital transformation of our customers by taking an outcome-based approach to consulting and applying our proven methodologies.

Xtravirt Methodology

Our leadership team

Xtravirt’s leadership team is an experienced and forward-thinking team of professionals who are passionate about enabling clients to leverage cloud technologies to reach their desired business outcomes.

Gavin Jolliffe

Gavin Jolliffe

CEO & Co-founder

Gavin is a technology entrepreneur with over 18 years executive and operational experience. He progressed to become one of 5 Enterprise Architects for Atkins, a 17,000 employee global design firm. Launching Xtravirt in 2007 he led its growth through software development, and achieved subsequent acquisition of its product portfolio in 2008. Gavin has since grown a leading consulting organisation which is recognised for its expertise in software-defined data center and cloud solutions.

Paul Davey

Paul Davey

Automation Practice Lead & Co-founder

Paul is a technology professional with over 17 years IT solution architecture and software development experience. He spent 3 years as an Enterprise Architect at Atkins, a 17,000 employee design firm, and subsequently co-founded Xtravirt. As leader of the Cloud Automation Practice, Paul is responsible for delivering and designing bespoke solutions using a range of leading automation technologies. In addition he leads the development of bespoke IP for use within Xtravirt, so we can drive further value to our customers.

Stuart Durrett

Stuart Durrett

Chief Operating Officer

Stuart is an experienced business-focused individual with strong people management skills. He has broad experience across many aspects of IT consultancy, including managing large scale IT transformation projects. Stuart’s responsibilities include the oversight of all day to day operational activities within Xtravirt, including consulting, finance, legal, governance and human resources as well as providing executive sponsorship and commercial governance with Xtravirt’s largest clients.

Matt Hoppe

Matt Hoppe

Sales Director

Matt is an experienced, successful businessman and sales leader, running his own consulting organisation for over 11 years before exiting in 2013. He is responsible for developing and executing the corporate sales plan for Xtravirt’s services, develops strategic relationships, and manages the field and in-house sales functions of the business.

Ted Bechman

Ted Bechman

Finance Director

Ted qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young approximately 30 years ago. He has been the CFO on a number of Corporate transactions including several IPOs on AIM in London and is an experienced Financial Director specialising in fast growth technology businesses. Having been involved with Xtravirt for 6 years, he provides both strategic and operational support to the Company.

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Emma Large

Marketing Manager

Emma is a B2B marketing professional with a career spanning over 20 years.  In her previous roles, she has worked with some of the world’s leading marketing and technology brands.  Emma is responsible for the planning and execution of Xtravirt’s marketing strategy and building the value of our brand.  She uses creativity and data driven insights to optimise marketing efforts, solve business challenges and support our partners and customers.

Mark Knight-Ruffles

Mark Knight-Ruffles

Service Delivery Manager

Mark is responsible for the strategic and tactical planning, management and execution of operational delivery across Xtravirt’s project management and consulting teams.  Joining the business in 2018, Mark is a highly experienced IT professional specialising in technical and program delivery of business outcome led solutions.   Having worked within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, a significant previous role included delivering technology into services for vulnerable groups of our society.
Robin Gardner

Robin Gardner

Strategic Services Director

With a career in IT spanning almost 30 years, Robin joined Xtravirt in 2020.  He previously held IT Leadership roles in global and European retail and financial services organisations.  Robin has first-hand experience of leading datacentre and desktop transformation programmes. In his last role as CTO of Guardian Financial Services, a start-up insurance company, Robin delivered a multi-cloud architecture from greenfield requirements through to full trading capability.

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