Nymad Management

Gary Hurlstone

Gary is the co-founder and CEO of Nymad


Having set-up the company in 2011, at a time when the market was feeling the impact of the downturn, his objective was to provide exceptional services to Nymad customers. His leadership skills and ability to spot and develop talented people, have ensured the company has gone from strength to strength. The team is committed to Gary’s ethos of always striving to exceed clients’ expectations, both technically and through the service they deliver.

His unique mix of professionalism and a personable approach has earned him the reputation of being a reliable person to work with. As a result, he benefits from long-term working relationships with both colleagues and clients. Now that Nymad is recognised as a market leader, Gary is focused on the long term vision to grow the business.


Having worked with technology based companies for most of his career, in 2000 Gary was one of two founding directors of the Oracle practice, Hanston Technology Partners. Hanston’s clients included Network Rail, Sony, Macmillian Publishing, Eurobet, Orange and Johnson & Johnson.

Hanston became one of the most successful independent providers of Oracle managed services in the UK. Given the company’s success, it was targeted by a number of companies before it was acquired by the Maxima Group.

Following the success of Hanston, Gary recognised the market needed a company that is passionate about providing exemplary service and he’s built Nymad on its core principles.

Outside work

Gary has a busy family life and enjoys being involved with the pursuits of his two talented daughters. Whenever he can, he also loves exploring the Hampshire countryside on his road bike.

Chris Jones

Chris is the co-founder and COO of Nymad

DSC_4519He aims to provide the best advice to clients to enable them to reduce costs and complexity from their database estates. He co-founded Nymad in 2011 – having previously worked with Gary, he wanted to be part of a company that puts the client first, knowing profits will follow.

With ultimate responsibility for developing and improving propositions and delivering the service to clients, he has been a core part of successfully introducing Nymad into a highly competitive market during a tough economic period.

His broad experience has given him a unique understanding of both what’s technically possible and commercially viable. This has given him the confidence to push boundaries and his innovative thinking around licensing has saved his clients £millions over the last few years.

Chris is also passionate about integrity and will always give the client honest advice, even if that means no business for Nymad at the time.


Chris’s technical and commercial knowledge stem from a diverse career.

Having spent six years in the forces learning hard work and discipline, he became a business consultant and then a sales manager, gaining strong commercial and management skills.

Prior to joining Nymad he worked with Gary at Hanston and then for Gartner which gave him a board level appreciation of the Oracle estate and technology in general.

Outside work

Chris has two young girls at school so family life takes up most of his time when not at work. But he’s recently been focusing on his fitness levels and, in his own words, has transformed from a couch potato to run 5K and walk 25k.