New Software Director appointed to fast-growing Kidderminster computer business

OGL Gary Reynolds, Software Director

Kidderminster-based OGL Computer has appointed Gary Reynolds as Software Director to manage the roll out of the company’s next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, Profit4.

Gary has been in the software industry for more than 24 years and is experienced in taking new software products to market, from designing new applications by actively collaborating with customers, through to building teams to support, deliver and develop the software.

Profit4 provides stockists, distributors and wholesalers with a comprehensive software suite to connect and manage all core business processes, from order management to stock control, while removing manual processes that hinder progress. Developed in-house by OGL Computer’s Software Division, Profit4 is a cloud-based software, offering flexibility and remote access.

Reporting directly to OGL Operations Director Debbie Barton, Gary will be responsible for managing all aspects of Profit4’s UK-wide roll out. Gary’s new role will also see him build out OGL Computer’s software offering with further functionality and integrations to meet growing customer requirements.

OGL Computer has seen adoption of its integrated eCommerce solution jump by more than 150 per cent in the last six months of 2020, and Gary will build on this and grow the business’ turnover and customer base, by strengthening and expanding the software team, and overseeing service delivery for clients.

Gary said: “I was attracted to OGL Computer because of its collaborative culture and I am excited by the opportunity to spearhead the launch of our new Profit4 software. Even before the pandemic, there was an increase in demand for OGL’s web services thanks to the explosion in online sales. With Profit4’s roll out, our customers can rest assured that we can better support multi-channel sales, as more wholesale distribution businesses increasingly sell online or via partners such as Amazon and eBay.

Debbie Barton, Operations Director, OGL Computer, concluded: “With the launch of Profit4 and the future expansion of the software division, the board was keen to appoint a new Software Director to support and drive our plans. I have run the software team for more than 30 years so when looking for someone to take over the mantle, I knew it would have to be an outstanding and dedicated candidate who was also a great fit for the business. I am delighted to welcome Gary to the OGL team. He is already making a difference in the business, working on implementing new initiatives and tools that will make our software delivery even more effective and efficient.”

Gary began his software career as a developer after receiving a first-class honours degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Leicester and a masters in Interactive Computer Systems Design and Software Engineering from Loughborough University. Before joining OGL he worked his way up to Chief Technology Officer and Development Manager for companies providing remote workforce management solutions to the healthcare, defence and maritime industries.