What drives us

Audacious, Challenging, Collaborative and Straight Talking, we are what we say on the tin

Footdown is dedicated to challenging the status quo and enabling leaders to drive performance cultures within their organisations. Our people get out of bed every day to be the difference for our clients, initiating and managing change in order to find performance advantage.


Our Values

Our vision is clear;  to disrupt the consultancy industry by providing world-class solutions that provide leaders with access to accurate, intelligent information, faster and more cost effectively than available elsewhere today.


Impossible isn't an answer.


We do it together.


We ask the difficult questions.

Straight talking

We say it as it is.

The Team

Executive Chairman

Mark Quartermaine


Responsible for the Footdown strategy and its long term execution, Mark brings a wealth of experience to the Footdown team through his 33 years in the IT and telecoms world. Prior to joining Footdown, Mark was a long standing customer of the business having used Footdown's products and services for over 10 years as CEO of a variety of companies. He joined the company knowing that their technology coupled with approach to working with clients was too good an opportunity to resist. In his own time, Mark is avid sports fan with a passion for rugby, tennis and cricket.


Mike Roe


Responsible for building an exceptional Footdown team that truly makes a difference to its clients, Mike brings a variety of leadership experiences to the team through his background in British Policing and his roles as Senior Detective and Police Commander. Mike laid the foundations of the Footdown business through his early involvement in the Footdown Mentoring Groups before becoming CEO and transforming the business into what it is today. In his own time, Mike is a keen cricketer, an avid fan of Bath Rugby and enjoys spending time with his sons and grandson.

R&D Director

Dr. Mike Carter


Responsible for Footdown’s F1.1 product direction and content, Mike is the epitome of what Footdown stands for and is a perfect fusion of art and science. With a global career of over 25 years spanning both public and private sectors, he has perfected the blend of academia and rock and roll through his roles in the University of Exeter and EMI Recorded Music. A behavioural scientist with published research to his name, Mike’s insight and intelligence has shaped F1.1 into the ground breaking product it is today. In his own time, Mike enjoys a multitude of sports and has founded the Street Children of Nepal charity.

Head of Consulting

Matt Jenkins


Responsible for Footdown’s consulting team and its client delivery, Matt brings a wealth of experience to Footdown through his 15+ years in business transformation and organisational change. Matt’s leadership experience stretches the globe having led change initiatives across Europe and the Americas in numerous sectors and industries with work in such organisations as Red Bull, the Institute of Directors, the Confederation of British Industry, Laing O’Rourke, Smith & Nephew and the NHS to name a few. In his own time, Matt is a devoted family man, an author and illustrator of an established range of children’s books and a lover of good coffee.

Head of Product

Alan Gater


Responsible for Footdown’s F1.1 product design, development and delivery, Alan brings a wealth of experience in the development of SaaS products to Footdown through his extensive background in the IT industry. With 40+ years of product lifecycle to his name achieved through his time in Oracle, Capita and numerous independent organisations, Alan is a force to be reckoned with in the development of problem solving software. In his own time, Alan enjoys cooking, messing around with musical instruments and is generally happiest when renovating unloved homes and gardens.

Marketing Manager

Sarah Nelson


Responsible for HR, Footdown Mentoring Groups and the day-to-day operations of the Footdown business, Sarah brings clarity, composure and efficiency to Footdown through her qualifications in International Business and 16+ years in Executive Assistance where she held long-running positions across London and the South West. In her own time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and international travel and in particular, France; she is a fluent French speaker. She is also a keen runner and generally enjoys a healthy lifestyle.

Finance Manager

Helen Chance

Responsible for Footdown’s day-to-day finance and accounting, Helen brings numerous years of accounting and financial control to the business through her qualifications and career history in the accounting business. In her own time, Helen is a keen designer and manufacturer of bespoke jewellery, enjoys time with friends and family and is an avid fan of horror films.


Will Jefferson


Responsible for Footdown’s client delivery, key client relationships and business development, Will brings a plethora of experience to the Footdown team through his client work and international experience in the sporting world having represented Leicestershire, Nottingham and Essex county cricket teams as well as the England A team. In his spare time he is an out and out family man enjoying travel and ensuring he partakes in good quality food and wine wherever this takes him.


Nick Middleton


Responsible for Footdown’s client delivery, F1.1 data analysis and customer training and support, Nick is the critical link between a rapidly advancing product and exceptional client service utilising his background in the banking sector through Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland. In his own time, Nick is a keen sportsman with a particular passion for hockey and cricket whilst also able to turn his hand to new and exciting things in the kitchen.

QA Specialist

John Potter


Responsible for Footdown’s F1.1 product quality and assurance, John brings a magnitude of software development experience to the team through his background working across Europe, the Americas and India. With significant time spent in software powerhouses Logica and Oracle, John has carved an impressive career in software quality and product management. In his own time, John enjoys a mixed bag of activities from hiking to photography and gardening to jam making.


Andrew Mercer


Andrew is the founder of Footdown and the epitome of the organisation's values with his audacious ambition, straight talking and challenging communication style and collaborative approach. With numerous active businesses to his name today and a history of building and selling successful software businesses, Andrew is an out and out entrepreneur. In his own time, when not dabbling in the many businesses he is connected to, Andrew is a competition standard yachtsman.

Non-Executive Director

Nigel Hunton


Responsible for Footdown’s board governance and business strategy, Nigel brings a wealth of international experience to Footdown through his multiple board level positions across numerous international enterprises. Nigel’s expertise and guidance in business leadership and executive actions spans both private and PLC environments having held roles as Chairman and CEO in institutions such as British Oxygen Company, Edwards and MBA Polymers to name a few. In his spare time, Nigel enjoys international travel and is an avid fan of Liverpool Football Club.

Non-Executive Director

Robert Van Der Zalm


Responsible for Footdown’s fundraising, remuneration, finance and overall governance, Robert brings a specialist background to Footdown through his global experience in start-ups, business turnaround and mergers and acquisition. Robert’s all round leadership expertise and action spans a range of global market leaders having held senior leadership roles in Unilever, Shell, BHP Billiton and the Noble Group. In his own time, Robert is a keen walker, a lover of fine food and wine and enjoys working with ambitious start-ups.

Non-Executive Director

Chris Evans


Responsible for providing impartial overview on Footdown's strategy and business governance, Chris brings a wealth of experience to the board through his numerous years experience in leading roles as non-Executive Chairman, Director and CEO of listed, mutual and private-equity owned businesses in Asia, continental Europe and the U.K. In his own time Chris loves to travel, enjoys taking time in the country side, walking and watching sports.

Work With Us

A rapidly growing global network

Footdown works with a range of organisations, from independent contractors to global organisations, enabling F1.1 to help the masses. Consulting partners working with Footdown can gain access to new and exciting revenue through shared use of the F1.1 solution.


If you are interested in finding out more about exciting partnership opportunities we’d love to hear from you.