strengthening your team

CA&C10 brings together a number of experienced and successful companies operating in the defence, security and technology sectors. We enhance our clients teams, wherever or however they might be working.

Richard Thurston BSc, MBA

Managing Partner

  • International Market Development
  • Technology Hunter
  • Cyber Security

Richard has over 30 years extensive international experience in the Security and Defence sectors, including the management of global teams in network operations and the development of business and government relations.  He is accustomed to working at Board and Government levels both in industry and the military. He has provided M&A advice and Go to Market plans for a number of specialist consultancies and technology start-ups. In over 16 years in industry he has worked for system integrators and technology companies, including L3, Lockheed Martin, Leonardo and Marconi.

Greg Kazmierczak

Chief Technical Officer

  • Trusted Computing
  • Cyber Security Architect
  • Endpoint Security

Greg has extensive expertise leveraging hardware roots of trust such as TPMs and TEEs to strengthen yet simplify endpoint security properties for trusted computing, blockchain, and e-commerce industries.

He is a frequent collaborator at all levels of an organisation from CEOs and Boards to Directors of Engineering. He is also an advisor to technology start-ups and has been a member of the Board of Directors and Technical Oversight Committee in the Trusted Computing Group and contributor to over 60 publications and specifications by standards organisations such as TCG, IETF, OASIS, IEEE and NIST.

With positions in organisations ranging in size from Siemens Corporate Research and IBM to several startups, Greg has over 30 years of expertise in the cyber security and trusted computing arenas and has been a frequent speaker and expert panellist at industry events and conferences.

Pat Adrounie


  • Technical Investment
  • Healthcare technologies
  • Innovation leader

Pat has extensive experience in innovation, technology and business development.  His background includes leadership positions in advanced programs with major systems integrators including Lockheed Martin, the Boeing Company, and General Dynamics.  As a member of the Lockheed Martin Corporate Technical R&D Investment Panel he is also highly experienced in evaluating business cases and advising on M&A decisions. His recent experience is in healthcare where has advised on a number of successful technology start-ups.

Jo Holliday


  • Market development strategy
  • Growth through partnering
  • Cyber technology specialist

Jo has over 20 years of sales and management experience in the technology industry, helping organisations develop their go-to-market channel and partnership strategies to grow their revenue streams in both the UK and the USA.

Jo has held senior posts at Becrypt Ltd, Ultra Electronics and Telelogic, and has most recently been enabling SMES and start-ups in the cyber technology industry assess, develop and execute a profitable channel strategy and build further value into their businesses through successful partnering.

Wayne Beck BSc, CEng, FIED


  • Defence Industry Specialist
  • Extensive international market experience
  • Full Product life-cycle and Manufacturing experience

With over 20 years experience in the Defence and Security industry, he has held senior executive posts in engineering development, manufacturing and market development with major defence and technology companies including BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Alenia, Marconi and Siemens. Wayne has also held executive board positions with the UK Institute for Engineering Design.

Duncan Venn BA (Hons), MSc DIS, SANS


  • Cyber security
  • Business Continuity
  • Change Management

A security expert with over 30 years experience in the Defence sector, Duncan is has GIAC certifications in information security and cyber incident handling.  He has a background in operations and has worked extensively at strategic and board level, and across Government departments. He has considerable international experience, having lived and worked in Italy, Turkey and Germany.  Having worked on large Defence projects, he has expertise in change, programme and project management.

Interested in becoming part of our team?