The team

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Bert Groeneveld, CEO



Bert is the founder of G2 Speech. He established the company in 1998. He is passionate about satisfying customers, user experience and delivering the best possible solution.

Henry Gallagher, MD


Managing Director

Henry joined Dictaphone Co Ltd in 1989 and has been in the voice solutions market since. Dealing both with private and public industry he has gained an in-depth knowledge in the delivery of workflow solutions through voice driven products.

James Stapleton, Director of Customer Strategy


Director of Customer Strategy

James joined G2 in 2004, when we first directly entered the UK and Irish markets and has been working in the healthcare industry for over 15 years. He now oversees customer strategy and engages with our customers to ensure they realise the benefits of our solutions and aligns the appropriate solutions to our customer goals. He is committed to delivering value to our customers and is passionate about how IT solutions can improve the way we work and live.

He also holds a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and enjoys many sports, including football, tennis and snowboarding.

Gemma Sandford, Director of Marketing and Communications


Director of Marketing and Communications

Gemma joined G2 in 2013 to head up marketing and communications in the UK and Ireland. She now oversees marketing and communications across the company. She has an abundance of experience in the field and has worked in the healthcare industry for over 10 years.

In her spare time Gemma enjoys spending time with her family including her little boy and cockapoo, Poppy!

Chris English, Director of Service and Implementation


Director of Implementation and Service, UK & IE

Chris joined G2 Speech in 2011 as a Project Manager, implementing and supporting our solutions across some of our largest and most diverse customers.

Since then, Chris has assumed responsibility for our Implementation and Support operation across multiple regions. This requires implementing our solutions to strict cost, quality and budget requirements, understanding cultural and organisational differences, together with ensuring our ongoing service to our customers is to a consistently high standard across these regions post project.

His experience in change management ensures that our internal processes are managed efficiently to the benefit of our clients.

Outside of work, Chris is a Rugby fan, enjoys running, and spending time with his young children.

Bas Jansen, CTO



Bas joined G2 in 2000 as a Software Engineer. He is now responsible for R & D- researching the latest innovative technologies and implementing these in our products. He's been involved in many implementation projects, and is very experienced in integrating our solutions into the customers way of working.

In his personal life Bas enjoys riding his motorbike. He also likes spending time outdoors with his kids - combining the opportunity to practice his photography skills.

Jeroen van Laarhoven | Business Development Manager | G2 Speech


Director of Business Development

Jeroen joined G2 as a Junior Project Manager. During the last 15 years he has seen the company develop and grow. He has experience operating from both a project and sales perspective. He has a solid understanding of our markets across Europe.

In his spare time Jeroen likes to watch and play football. He's also the trainer/coach at his sons football team.


James O'Sullivan, Area Manager - Ireland

James O'Sullivan

Area Manager - Ireland

James was appointed Area Manager for Ireland in 2008 and is committed to ensuring G2 Speech delivers the best possible solutions to our customers. Prior to G2 Speech, James was the Regional Sales Manager for Dictaphone before setting up Dictation Direct in 1996 (which later became part of G2 Speech in 2005). James has a diploma in Marketing from the Marketing Institute of Ireland.

Brody Gallagher, Commercial Manager

Brody Gallagher

Key Account Manager

Brody joined G2 Speech in August 2015. He is responsible for key accounts across the UK. He enjoys a a variety of sports including rugby, hurling, Gaelic football and golf. He has a love of football (Arsenal!) and enjoys music and attending concerts.

Eve Muller

Commercial Support Officer

Eve joined G2 Speech in 2017 as a Commercial Support Officer, where she coordinates and manages all of the company’s responses to bids. Eve has a wealth of experience working within the healthcare sector, both public and private.

In her spare time, Eve enjoys learning to play (badly!) the electric guitar, going for walks in the Yorkshire countryside and being involved with her church. In addition to English, Eve speaks fluent French.

Saleem Ahmed

Business Development Manager

Saleem joined G2 Speech in February 2018. He is responsible for working with hospitals and other healthcare organisations, helping them to digitise their document creation. He has over 7 years’ experience working within software and has delivered solutions for some of the biggest names within the private sector. Saleem holds a BSc in Physics from Kings College London.



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