Our Consulting Team
Founder & CTO
Yousaf is a 30+ year veteran of FileMaker and started his computing career long before that in 1980. He was affectionately known at the time as the 'Whiz Kid' and by the time FileMaker was released in the mid '80s Yousaf had been through programming languages such as machine code, assembler, BASIC, PASCAL and FORTH, attending computer clubs, university meet-ups (whilst still at school) and helping local businesses put their computers to practical use.
After leaving University, he founded MacTherapy in 1991 which later became DataTherapy in 1995 and has managed the company through to the present day by constant innovation and reinvention, always focussing on the ethos of helping businesses solve problems with technology. He has worked with some of the UK's most successful businessmen and women and has designed long term solutions for desktop, infrastructure, cloud, web and mobile, both internal and public facing.
A regular speaker at UK FileMaker Events and Developer Conferences, Yousaf is well respected in the FileMaker community and is known for his 'Keep it Simple' mantra as well as his deep knowledge of all things related to multi-user business systems and the cloud.
Yousaf has an Honours degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield, is a Certified FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 Developer, and is an accomplished Rock Drummer and Skier.
Dr Ben Fletcher
Head of FileMaker Development
Ben has been building FileMaker solutions for 14 years+ since he decided to abandon the laboratory for a life in consulting and database development. While at DataTherapy he has worked on solutions for a wide variety of clients including Frieze Art Fair, International Olympic Committee, Itsu, Hilton Hotels, Capticks and more recently Addleshaw Goddard, the Francis Crick Institute and many NHS trusts.
He is a regular speaker and ‘clinic doctor’ at the FileMaker Experience Day events run by FileMaker UK at UTC Reading.
Ben has a degree and doctorate in Human Genetics from University College London, and is a Certified FileMaker 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 Developer. When not thinking about FileMaker he splits his time between home refurbishment, road running and attempting to outperform his daughter at Lego construction.
Formerly a high-school maths teacher, Jonathan has been developing on the FileMaker platform for 18 years+ and has worked with some of the world’s leading FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum member firms in New Zealand, the USA, and the UK. Jonathan has worked for World Institute for Nuclear Security, Hawkins Brown, SSS Gears, Maison du Pain, Middlesex University, Frieze Art Fair and Community Health Partnerships.
He is a regular speaker at the FileMaker Experience Day events run by FileMaker UK at UTC Reading and has extensive experience in running small group FileMaker mentoring workshops.
Jonathan has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) and is a Certified FileMaker 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 Developer. He is also a professional Jazz Pianist and still ‘keeps his hand in’ with the odd residency here and there.
James made the jump from being an in-house developer at a national cancer charity to consulting in 2013. His work at DataTherapy currently focuses on the implementation of web and mobile systems for clients such as Auditoire, Hanergy, the Casual Dining Group, and the Qatar Foundation.
James has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and is a Certified FileMaker 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 Developer. He also develops systems using PHP and MySQL as well as being familiar with the full gamut of technologies required to deliver robust cloud based solutions. He is a keen marathon runner, enjoys live music and is a true foodie which he gets a chance to practise both at work and at home.
A recent arrival to the UK, Eric has broad software development background working with technologies such as FileMaker, PHP and MySQL for over 8 years and has taken an interest in iOS development over the last 5 years. Previously, he has worked as a developer for some of the leading FileMaker Business Alliance members in Japan since 2007, working on a variety of responsive web, FileMaker and iOS app projects.
Since joining DataTherapy, Eric has worked on web and database projects for The Francis Crick Institute, Clancy Consulting and Enterprise Plants.
Eric has a degree in Computer Science from Eastern Washington University (USA), is a Certified FileMaker 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 Developer and a fluent Japanese speaker (for the most part). He enjoys golf, bowling and relaxing on the beach.
Developer & Customer Liaison
Jennifer started her software development career as an in-house developer at one of the UK’s leading professional photographic companies. She has AVCE double award in ICT, and experience of web design and development, as well as more than a decade real world experience with FileMaker through versions 7, 11, 13, 14 and 15.
Jennifer's previous role combined FileMaker with high-pressure customer service, setting her up well for her customer liaison role at DataTherapy where she can often be found checking on project progress and ensuring clients are happy with their systems.
Jennifer is a FileMaker 14, 15 and 16 Certified Developer. When time allows Jennifer can be found on the running track attacking a hurdle, or generally trying to keep fit and active.
Sean has recently returned to the UK after living for the past 4 years in Barcelona. Whilst abroad, Sean worked in a variety of different roles including online marketing, English teacher and also as an account manager for IT hardware companies.
Since joining DataTherapy, Sean has taken over the reins of looking after the day to day management for our customers, making sure that we are always on hand to give them the best service possible.
Sean graduated from Coventry University in 2011 with a 2:1 degree in Business Management. Outside of the office, Sean is a keen football fan and is trying to convert the office one by one into Ipswich fans (unsuccessfully), also he is the main organiser for any office sweepstakes.
Licensing / Partner Relations
Neena has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years and has the amazing reputation of being able to deliver almost any piece of IT equipment in the right place in any given timescale. Neena handles licensing and hardware sales to our premier customers and manages the many relationships with our business partners that help us to make things happen.
Neena has extensive experience with software and hardware products from vendors such as Apple, FileMaker, Meraki, Sophos, VMWare, Hewlett Packard, Samsung, NEC, Microsoft and many others.
Prior to joining DataTherapy and focussing on procurement and finance, Neena owned and ran her own Newsagent business and had an early career as a dancer on the West End stage. When not cutting deals with our partners she can be found cutting deals with her young daughter at home!
Fully Certified and Up-to-date
Our developers are all FileMaker Certified Developers and have passed FileMaker's rigourous testing processes for certification. We hold certifications for FileMaker versions 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 and 7.
DataTherapy have been present at FileMaker Devcon, the annual gathering for all things FileMaker, for the last 13 years. Keeping abreast of best practices, current thinking and FileMaker expertise is an integral part of our consulting strategy, you can be sure you are getting the best advice possible.