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CTO & Director

John Abela

CTO & Director

John Abela

Our co-founder and CTO, John Abela is a senior lecturer in IT at the University of Malta, and a senior researcher at Malta’s Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy.

With over 27 years of experience in software development, John is responsible for defining and maintaining our technical and programming standards, solution architecture, and the overall software development operations at Ascent. He also heads Ascent’s Special Skills division.

Managing Director

Joseph Sultana

Managing Director

Joseph Sultana

Our managing director is also a co-founder of Ascent Software, having sold several of his other IT and services based companies to focus on Ascent.

Joseph is responsible for the commercial side of the business; including sales, marketing and business strategy. Alongside the board of directors, Joseph is responsible for the vision and strategy of Ascent.

Joseph works closely with John to define and execute vision and business strategy of Ascent Software.

Products Division Manager

Andrew Calleja

Products Division Manager

Andrew Calleja

Andrew Calleja has been with Ascent since 2004 and is now our Products Division Manager, responsible for our flagship software’s Swift Postal and Trident CMS.

Having graduated in IT, Andrew helps to guide further development of our products to ensure they continue to meet our high standards and fulfil the needs of our customers.

Human Resources Manager

Robert Gonzi

Human Resources Manager

Robert Gonzi

Robert is our Human Resources Manager with a knack for discovering new, talented, team members. With a strong ICT background and 15 years of experience in software analysis, design and development, Robert is the ideal person to choose the best employees for Ascent.

Robert has been with Ascent since 2007 and took the role of HR Manager in 2011. Robert has excellent listening, counselling and motivational abilities as well as being a great recruiter.

Product Manager, Swift

Steve Camilleri Bowman

Product Manager, Swift

Steve Camilleri Bowman

Steve is Product Manager of Swift Postal – our postal counter automation software suite. He manages the analysis, development, testing, and support staff and collaborates with the Product Division Manager on product strategy.

Steve has been with Ascent since 2007 and holds a B.Sc. in Business and Computing.

Services Division Manager & Director

Stephen Pace

Services Division Manager & Director

Stephen Pace

Stephen Pace has been at Ascent Software since it was founded in 2003 and is also on our Board of Directors. Stephen has a first class degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Stephen manages the Services Division. This involves managing customer accounts, assisting with business strategy, acting as the main liaison between the board of directors and our project management teams, as well as overall responsibility of the Services Division.

Project Leader

Pam Bonello

Project Leader

Pam Bonello

Pam is a Project Leader at Ascent, having joined us in 2007. Prior to joining Ascent, Pam was a Computer Studies teacher.

Her role includes deploying and supporting our retail and postal systems with responsibility of user acceptance testing and user training.

She’s involved in several stages of the development lifecycle including analysis, development, deployment, and testing.

Product Manager, Tradewave

Claudio Cauchi

Product Manager, Tradewave

Claudio Cauchi

Claudio is Product Manager of our CMS solution, Trident. He’s been with Ascent since 2008 and has an honours degree in IT.

His main responsibilities include managing some of our development teams, assisting in product design, and managing customer relationships.

Project Leader

Kurt Farrugia

Project Leader

Kurt Farrugia

Kurt is one of our senior Project Leaders whose special focus is large web projects.

He is responsible for interviewing potential employees and assessing customer expectations. His technical specialities are system design and architecture, finding solutions for large web projects, managing Agile software teams, and using Scrum methodology.

Kurt joined Ascent in 2010 and holds a degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.