Meet the Management Team

April 3, 2022

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As with any company, it’s the people that make Elite Group IT.


Meet the elite group it management team


From our first-line support and engineering teams to our hardworking management team, we’re proud to have some great people on board.

Having the right people leaders is essential for any business. And Elite Group IT is no exception. Whether they’re growing the company, inspiring the team or leading by example, the Elite Group IT management team help to guide the business towards success.

Thanks to our recent merger, Elite Group IT is lucky enough to benefit from the experience, knowledge, and skills of not just one but two businesses. Now that IT Works and Elite Group IOM have joined forces, it’s time to meet the new and improved exec team here at Elite Group IT.


Matt Newing, Director

A serial entrepreneur and businessman, Matt Newing has been a business leader since founding his first business at just 23 years old. In the year 2000, he branched out into the IT sector, founding Elite Group, a B2B IT and unified communications company.

With an impressive business portfolio, Matt now uses his business experience to support up-and-coming entrepreneurs, both through his work with the Prince’s Trust and as an Angel investor. Matt and his team have acquired and invested in over 25 businesses to date, both in the public and private sectors including Tech, IT and SaaS

In 2021, the Isle of Man branch of Elite Group merged with IT Works to form Elite Group IT. Now, Matt takes on the role of Director, using his years of experience to help steer high-level decision making and the broader strategy of Elite Group IT.


Ryan Cleator, CEO

With a strong background in network engineering, Ryan founded his first business, IT Works, back in 2002. During the two decades that followed, Ryan grew the business into one of the most reputable and trusted brands on the island. In 2015, he founded his second IT business, IOM Cloud, helping to bring Cloud services to local businesses.

With the merger of IT Works and Elite Group IOM, Ryan is now the CEO of Elite Group IT. Taking on a more active, hands-on role within the business, Ryan is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Elite Group IT, as well as the strategy and direction of the business as a whole.

With his experience in the IT sector and working with local businesses, it’s safe to say that Elite Group IT will be in safe hands.


Fiona Cleator, Director

Fiona started at IT Works in 2002, over the past two decades, Fiona has helped grow the business into one of the most reputable and trusted brands on the island.
Following the merger of IT Works and Elite Group IOM, Fiona is now one of the key Directors for internal strategic decisions and plays a significant role in the day-to-day operations of Elite Group IT, as well as overseeing the operational running of the business.


Tim Cass, Director

Starting out as an engineer, Tim moved into the IT sector in 1995. Since then, he’s held a variety of roles within the industry, including leadership positions as a Technical Director and Managing Director.

As the former MD of Elite Group IOM, Tim joins the executive team at the Director level. With his strong technical and IT background, Tim’s role as a Director encompasses the more technical aspects of Elite Group IT, as well as its products and services.

A keen kayaker in his spare time, Tim’s appreciation for nature extends to his professional life, where he champions sustainable business practices, most recently completing the ‘Sustainable Mann’ workshop.


Daniel Taylor, Director

Over the course of his career, Dan has gathered a wealth of experience in the IT sector, particularly in Cloud services. After joining IT Works, Dan went on to build the underlying cloud infrastructure for Ryan’s second business, IOM Cloud.  

With qualifications as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, Cisco Certified Network Professional, Vmware Certified Professional and Prince2 Practitioner, Dan brings invaluable technical knowledge to the management team.

Now a director at Elite Group IT, Dan still plays an active role in the daily running of the business, managing the technical support team and overseeing the day-to-day management of the business’s cloud infrastructure and IT projects.


Matt Kennedy, Service Delivery Manager

Matt joined Elite Group IOM in 2017 as the Service Delivery Manager. Initially employed to manage the team, Matt began to develop his knowledge of the telecommunications industry and soon branched out into not only managing but also delivering hosted voice solutions to clients.

At Elite Group IT, Matt retains the role of Service Delivery Manager and will continue to support, maintain, and deploy hosted voice solutions to the Elite Group IT customer base. He is also responsible for the pre-sales for voice services and attends sites with account managers to showcase and demo Elite’s product range.


Joe Brownless, Sales and Support Manager

After spending 6 years in the telecoms industry, Joe joined Elite Group IOM as the Corporate Sales Manager. During his time at Elite Group IOM, Joe developed a successful sales and first-line support team from the ground up, providing the training and support needed to deliver an excellent customer experience.

With extensive experience in both sales and support, Joe joins the Elite Group IT management team as the Sales and Support Manager. Responsible for winning new business and retaining existing customers, Joe takes a proactive and responsive approach to customers service and client relationships.


Elite Group IT is one of the island’s leading IT and unified communication providers, supplying reliable and professional IT and telecoms services to organisations seeking Connectivity, UC & Voice, Cloud Service, IT Software and Security solutions.

For more information on how Elite Group IT can help your business flourish through technology, contact us today.