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Meet the Team

James Lewis
Managing Director

James co-founded Pro2col in 2003 to specialise in file transfer technologies having worked in the file transfer industry with WAM!NET since 1999. He is responsible for strategy, business development, vendor management, customer service and finance.

James is a self confessed file transfer geek with what some might think an unhealthy knowledge of file transfer technologies and vendors. With his wide network of contacts in the industry, if he doesn’t have the answer he knows where to find it.

When not working he enjoys spending time with family and friends, supporting Everton Football Club and spending as much time outdoors as possible.


Chaz Snell
Technical Director

Charles co-founded Pro2col in 2003 to specialise in file transfer technologies for the creative industries. He started out as an engineer and technical consultant working for Apple Authorised Resellers and Apple Centres and is an Apple ASE (Apple Solutions Expert) for Print & Publishing. During his time at Pro2col he has installed in excess of 600 file transfer technologies across all market sectors and in a number of countries.

Charles is a self confessed linux geek who prefers to use OpenSource technology where possible.

Outside of Pro2col he is a freelance photographer, enjoys all things motorsport, plays hockey for a local club in Oxford and loves walking his dog to the pub.



Mark Allen
Senior Technical Consultant

Mark has been a managed file transfer consultant for the last seven years, most recently as Senior Technical Consultant at Ipswitch File Transfer.

To date Mark has installed in excess of 100 Managed File Transfer solutions, all over the world, from a variety of vendors.

With a wealth of real world scenarios, Mark is an expert in selecting and adapting MFT solutions to meet customers needs.

Mark is always tinkering with gadgets and software to really understand how things work.

Mark is a scout leader in Swindon and is also an Archery and Shooting instructor. When he is not scouting Mark enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.


Mikael Collins
Director of Solutions North America

Mikael’s perspective on the B2Bi industry has been sharpened by 20+ years‚ hands-on experience in the field of EAI, MFT and EDI. Most recently as a Senior Solutions Architect for Ipswitch File Transfer. Mikael has lead several software selection initiatives, designed and deployed various Managed File Transfer, EDI, and EAI infrastructure solutions for some of the largest, most-demanding global and start-up enterprises in financial services, travel, supply chain/logistics and government industries.

Mikael prides himself on being a practitioner with the belief that he can solve any problem with technology. Even in all of his exuberance and confidence he doesn’t take himself too seriously.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, beach and watching his eldest son play baseball.

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