Our people

We're proud to boast a team of experts with diverse skills and extensive experience, enabling us to deliver comprehensive services to our clients.

While we prioritise customer service and professionalism, we also value enjoyment in our work.

Take a glimpse at our team's profiles below:

Senior Management Team

Rob Sherwood

Managing Director

Rob embarked on his publishing journey at Wilmington Plc in 1998, specialising in data entry and database management, contributing to one of Wilmington's pioneering online services. With over 25 years of experience, he has navigated various subscription bureaus (WDIS, Optima, CDS Global), serving a diverse clientele such as Financial Times, Haymarket, Incisive Media, VNU, Newsquest, and The Economist.

Jason Wheeler

Technical Director

Jason has been significantly involved in supporting Dev Partners' clients within the publishing and exhibition industries.

With a wealth of knowledge and exceptional technical skills, Jason plays a crucial role as a member of the common management team across our group of companies, providing invaluable expertise and support.

Paul Mitchell


Paul's professional foundation lies in accounting, supplemented by extensive experience in business management. His involvement in the publishing industry dates back to the 1980s.

Throughout his career, Paul has held positions within prominent organizations such as Wilmington Group, where he jointly managed WDIS. Additionally, he has provided consultancy services for Abacus e-media and Telegraph Media Group, among others. Since the start of 2015, Paul has served as the Commercial Manager for Dev Partners and Cloud Vendor.

The Main Players

Kevin Venn

Systems Manager

Kevin brings a wealth of experience as a seasoned systems developer and manager, having served at esteemed organizations including CDS Global, Abacus e-media, WDIS, AI Bureau, and Sussex Computers. With proficiency in supporting both B2B and B2C publishing clients, Kevin's diverse skill set makes him an invaluable asset to our team. Just don't mention it, or he might ask for a raise!

Since 2015, Kevin has been an integral part of our sister companies, initially as a freelancer and later transitioning to a full-time staff member.

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Simon Torrington

Data & Audit Specialist

Simon brings a wealth of expertise as a systems developer and information specialist, boasting a versatile skill set encompassing databases, data cleaning/deduplication, and circulation audits.

Having held IT positions across various sectors including publishing, fulfilment bureaus, global financial services, and utilities, Simon's experience is vast and diverse. He became part of our team in 2016, following CDS Global's decision to outsource their B2B development and support to Dev Partners.

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Julie Sherwood

Circulation & Marketing Specialist

Julie boasts extensive experience in managing the circulations of numerous B2B magazines throughout her career. Her tenure includes roles at Wilmington Publishing, VNU Business Publications, Datateam, and Quantum Publishing. Julie's expertise also extends to copywriting and marketing, enriching her contributions across our companies.

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The Reserves

Sitting on the substitutes bench are three individuals with solid backgrounds in development, data handling, and support. They've honed their skills at Sussex Computers/AI Bureau, WDIS, and CDS Global. We also have additional substitutes ready to step in, all equally adept at supporting Adept Data Services customers.