Working with David was always a pleasure as well as a hugely productive experience. It was always so refreshing to work with someone that truly takes pride in their work and strives to do things the right way. He always sees work through from conception to completion and provides great suggestions to help tackle the issues at hand. Hope to cross paths and work together again some day!


I had the pleasure of working with Dave on a project to migrate one of the large HP accounts from legacy monitoring tools to HP standard tools. The account being a UK government account had enormous red tapes around processes which was the major challenge for us to finish the project in stringent timelines. Dave patiently chased several tens of teams, gathered all the requirements and not only enabled us to meet the the basic objectives of the project but helped improvise the entire server monitoring mechanism for the account. He always delivered as per commitment, escalated whenever necessary to ensure the project stayed on track. I found Dave extremely reliable, approachable and always motivated. He’s one of the most personable and professional consultants I’ve had an opportunity to work with and I strongly recommend him for his technical and leadership skills. I look forward to our paths crossing again in future, Dave.

Abbas Khambaty – project manager – mphasis / HP

I had the privilege of working with David Gerrish at Fidelity. David has always executed at a high standard with enthusiasm and commitment. As a HPOV Product Manager, he is methodical, organized and very creative, he has deep product knowledge of various Enterprise Monitoring Products as well as Business needs which helped us to streamline our environment and win back customer trust and satisfaction. He has been always ready to take new challenges and deliver out of the box monitoring solutions not only this he has also developed process/procedures to make these solutions very effective. He is technically sound, very good planner and his execution capabilities can turn vision from paper to reality, I would confidently recommend David to any company.

Rakesh Sharma – Technical Specialist (Monitoring) – fidelity investments

I have had the pleasure of working with David Gerrish while at Fidelity Investments. He is indeed detail orientated and assisted me with fine tuning the monitoring for our Swift Alliance environments with the use of HP OpenView. David has a very calm persona which perhaps contributes to him being very approachable, especially in pressure driven situations. He has been tentative to detail producing great results and is an excellent person to work with. I strongly believe David would be a superb asset to have onboard.

Patrick Belfon – Swift Technical Specialist – fidelity investments

David is a highly motivated, professional, technically astute OpenView specialist who I have had the pleasure to work with at both Cazenove & Co and Fidelity Worldwide Investment. I would recommend David anywhere he goes and is a true asset to any team that he works in or runs.

Dominic Searle – technical consultant – fidelity investments & cazenove

David is a SME on HP OpenView monitoring and provided guidance to our technical teams on configuration and setup in support of new services. He also had input into our technical road maps. Strong specialised skill set.

Peter Vint – it director – fidelity investments

David is a hard working technical expert in the HP Monitoring product range. He’s the person you consult who has a vast technical knowledge of many applications we use today. David’s been a good solid hard worker, with a can do attitude.

Marc Reynolds – trading architect & engineer – fidelity investments

I worked with David throughout his assignment at Fidelity and I can certainly say that I’ve not met anyone that has as much expert knowledge of HP OpenView than he. Not only does he understand the product very well but he also knows how best to implement it in the best possible way. During his assignment he succeeded in the primary objective of transforming the OpenView implementation into one that is much easer to maintain, deploy and use. In order to achieve this he had to overcome many obstacles which he did so professionally at all times. He has very good inter-personal skills and can communicate easily at all levels. Highly professional, I’d certainly recommend David for any future consultancy assignments.

Andy Walker – unix manager / project manager – fidelity investments

David is a SME Monitoring Engineer – the solutions he has implemented have a solid architectural foundation. David takes time to engage with all stakeholders in meeting the requirements of platform and applications infrastructure teams.

tony green – Head of Infrastructure Architecture & Engineering – fidelity investments

Highly recommend David in any HP OpenView environment – he has an extremely in depth technical knowledge in this field and is an asset to any organisation.

Jonathan Webb – infrastructure Project Manager – bupa

It has been a pleasure to know and work with Dave. He is extremely capable in both technical and management roles. His vast knowledge of OpenView is well recognised in the HP OpenView community and his client list reads like a who’s who of UK financial institutions.

Geoff Higgins – Managing Director – decision time

I had the pleasure of working with David whilst he was delivering a system requiring complex HP OpenView integration. I always found David’s warm nature great to work with and gained considerable knowledge from him in the time spent with the team. I would recommend David in any situation where customer facing skills and quality outcomes are important.

Paul Curtis – Systems Management Consultant – barclays capital

I was very happy to work together with David on a very challenging project during which there were so many elements new or unknown to everyone. He was more than capable of handling every problem and issue in a very professional and competent way. His interactions with every other member of the team was very good and I could certainly say he is capable to be a key player in any position, team or project he is part of. He is one of the few people I would certainly love to have working for or with me on any project at any time.

Fulvio Angelelli – Project Manager – bupa

David is dedicated to his work to completing the tasks assigned, and most times he took the lead to complete the work and driving other people along. It was a pleasure to work with and would miss our F1 discussions.

Vangelis Tziouvaras – infrastructure Project Manager – bupa

Through his in-depth knowledge of HPOV, David assisted us greatly in providing monitoring for a new generation of deployment environments for the web. He showed us how to integrate other management and monitoring tools so that we were able to create alerts from a range of systems and manage the thresholds in a number of ways. Above all David showed professionalism at all times.

david head-rapson – technical architect – bupa

Dave’s an excellent IT professional, a self motivator who strives to ensure that the work he provides is of a high standard and meets all the requirements which have been set. He often pushes the requirements to ensure that all possibilities are being monitored for and that simple and effective instructions are delivered to the right people and that automated remediation takes place where appropriate. Dave continues to remain interested and in touch well after the his contract completed and has occasionally provided advice when we had no right to ask. Personally I would re-hire Dave in an instant and would recommend his work.

Chris Northrop – Unix Team Manager – cazenove

David is a very competent person who gets the job done with the minimal amount of info I give him! I am very pleased to work with David.

Jonathan Tooth – Team leader – bupa

I got a chance to work with Dave during my work tenure with Fidelity Investments (UK). In the initial time when I joined EMS team in Fidelity Investments, there was no standard setup in place for EMS/Monitoring tools (like HP OpenView, NNM, SiteScope etc) for server/NW devices/services monitoring. It was the time when top IT management of the company has taken an initiative to roll-out a standard EMS/ Monitoring tools setup and to carry out all IT escalation via Data-Center and NOC people. No doubt, this was a great step to fill the long awaited gap in managing the fast growing IT infra of the company. Higher IT management chose Dave among various available options as independent IT consultant based on various qualitative factors. Dave worked with our team for near about 6 months. He delivered the project very successfully, in total it was a great experience working with him. Following are few core competency of Dave which I think are great asset to any senior level IT consultant.

1. He has vast knowledge in framing requirement (Business to IT and Vice-versa)

2. Experience of delivering complex EMS projects within deadline.

3. Excellent documentation skill.

4. Excellent handling of parallel work and communication with different IT teams.

I wish him all the best, keep doing good work!

Amit Kumar – senior monitoring engineer – fidelity investments

I had the pleasure of working along side David during the project I was working on at BUPA; David was always extremely helpful and knowledgeable, I would highly recommend him.

richard griffin – IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler consultant – bupa

I’ve worked with David purely on technical support issues he very rarely logs cases but when he does you know that it will be both serious and complex, as he does not give up easily. Very easy to get on with it has been a pleasure working with him and I hope to do again in the future. I recommend David highly.

Greg Royle – Technical Support Consultant – partners in it

Firstly, let me point out that it has been no easy task deploying what David has been working on within Bupa. I have found David to be well skilled and knowledgeable in what has been asked of him; able to go the extra mile; diligent, assertive where needed and a ‘jolly good egg’ overall. I would without hesitance call upon his services again.

Has Patel – data centre operations & business continuity management – bupa

Dave is a pleasure to work with, and someone you can always rely on to deliver. His professional approach, technical expertise and helpful & proactive manner will make him an asset to any IT operation.

Steve Snell – Head of Infrastructure Solutions – bupa

Dave Gerrish brings a level of dedication and enthusiasm, to any project he gets involved with, that is rarely seen these days. Happy to take ownership of projects and run with them or be a core team member, Dave’s expertise ranges from HP OpenView to various databases to multiple operating systems to web based technologies and by no means is limited to these. Dave understands what a business needs from its IT solution and simply delivers, time and again. If you get the chance to bring Dave on board for a project jump at it – he will not disappoint.

Martin Cassidy – senior oracle consultant – Omni Computer Consultancy

I had the pleasure of working with Dave at a relatively early stage in my career development and I found him to be both excellent and liberal at imparting his knowledge. It was evident to me a decade ago that Dave had a very in-depth knowledge of the HP OpenView suite of products and his CV since then indicates that his knowledge can only have gone from strength to strength. Dave gets my wholehearted recommendation.

rob george – network consultant – unisys

I worked with Dave at BUPA and between us we managed to implement a very good capability for monitoring BizTalk with HP OpenView. Dave is very knowledgable about OVO and systems in general and was able to quickly implement our monitoring requirements which were a vast improvement on the HP OpenView SPI for BizTalk. If I ever have to monitor BizTalk with HP OpenView Dave is the guy I would recommend.

Michael Stephenson – Senior BizTalk Consultant – bupa

I found it great working with Dave to produce a new clean sheet design for platform management. A professional and technically competent member of the team. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dave to any prospective employer.

Roman Pestka – Senior unix architect – cazenove

David worked for me in the deployment of HP OpenView Operations to our Unix Environment. He is a dedicated and hardworking professional whose focus is on a deploying workable and supportable solution for his clients, and is more than willing to put in the effort over and above his core hours to obtain that aim. He quickly established good working relationships, both within team and in the wider community to which he has to interface. He also contributed many new and constructive ideas and concepts to the project which helped to meet the requirements for a scalable and supportable system. In addition to his technical abilities I can also commend David’s abilities in putting together usable support documentation that allows junior members of staff to both operate and support the system going forward.

peter knapp – monitoring manager – fidelity investments

David is a great asset for Infrastructure Monitoring on large scale enterprise architectures, he is someone you can trust to deliver. He is very hard working and a pleasure to work with.

Gaurav Goyal – monitoring engineer – BAA

David has an expert understanding of Enterprise Systems Management and even more importantly, how to develop and implement effective ESM solutions in real-life operational environments.

Anthony Cullen – project manager – bupa

David is the consummate professional. He understands the needs of his clients, listens to their requests and finds the appropriate solutions to meet those needs. He’s honest, trustworthy and understands the details, while taking a balanced viewpoint. He is able to handle even the most complex problems with ease, and cope with extreme pressure. The project we worked on was a data centre move, which had tight deadlines, and senior management attention, Dave was highly regarded for the great service he provided and he delivered to a very high standard. I highly recommended David and would happily work with him again.

Alex daniels – system manager – cazenove

David joined Cazenove after two prior HP OpenView consultants had been fired. The 20 Moorgate DataCentre Project had very aggressive timescales and Cazenove’s mangement were not willing to gamble on personnel. David managed the implementation professionally and delivered on time, on budget and earned the respect of his colleagues and senior management within the project.

Paul berrey – Senior Storage Consultant – cazenove

I recommend David highly, and especially his ability to work under tight deadlines. He possesses excellent technical and administrative skills to perform the role within the organization.

Gaurav Goyal – monitoring engineer – fidelity investments