Software Opportunities Ltd

Software Opportunities has carried out Interim IT management, commercial and technical audits and due diligence for a number of companies, private investors and venture capital organisations. Interim management assignments are typical from a few months to a year and audits range from three to ten days.

Software Opportunities Ltd, 64 Wolsey Road KT8 9EW, Registered in England & Wales, no. 4614987

Laurence Shafe is the owner and director of Software Opportunities Limited. See his biography or his LinkedIn page for more information.

  • Interim IT Manager

    Laurence was Interim Head of IT at Chesham Building Society where he ran IT operations and managed a project that outsourced all of their IT systems to Skipton Building Society.

  • Chief Executive

    In 1985 Laurence founded the well-known internet banking supplier Intelligent Environments and he floated the company on the AIM market in 1996. The company is now listed as Parseq PLC.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    Laurence also works as an M&A advisor for The Catalyst Group and in 2008 sold a Scottish defence systems manufacturer to Curtiss-Wright.

  • Management Consultant

    Projects include advising a company selling location-based data, a document output management company and an internet security company.

  • Non-exec Director

    In 2002 Laurence was Chairman of Fluency Voice Technology, which successfully deployed systems to Barclaycard and National Express.

  • Project Management

    Laurence managed projects at Chesham Building Society, the central Bank of Sweden, Christies, the Mirror Group and VMF Stork.