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Who are we?

Overt Software Solutions is an established company founded in 2010. We are based in the UK and provide solutions to businesses and educational institutions all over the world. Overt Software specialise in providing installation, support, and project management services, particularly in the areas of federated access management, multi-factor authentication (MFA), cloud computing and learning management systems.

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A brief History

Graham Mason, CEO, co-founded Overt Software solutions after spending over a decade, in a variety of management, development and operational roles in the UK educational sector. Our background in education has facilitated our understanding of how the education industry uses the types of services we provide, so that we can offer a variety of specialised solutions to suit your organisation's requirements. 

Our Mission

As a technical company, we pride ourselves on our unique values of prioritising  people! Since day one, our ethos of exceptional service and honest expert advice

has been at the heart of everything we do. At Overt we aspire to integrate humanity into all aspects of our technical support services to provide our customers with a personalised experience.

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Future Goals

At Overt we are continuously investing in future online technology and our staff’s training and wellbeing. We believe that investing in the people who will create and find new solutions for further and higher education sectors, will ultimately extend Overt's reach more globally. This will give us the ability to support more schools and universities, so that they can focus on the world's future, our youth and students.

Meet Our Spirit Animals

At Overt Software exchanges between people and their spirits are an everyday occurrence, whether it be internally with colleagues or externally with customers and business partners. Get to know Overt's Team better by discovering our spirit animals below:

Graham Mason

chief executive officer

Hawk - As CEO of the company, Graham has to see the whole picture and trust his intuition on a daily basis. The hawk also helps him to stay focused and provides wisdom from a higher perspective, helping Graham to decide when the right time is to step in and take the lead.

Adam Hirst

Poject Manager

Giraffe - Due to their height, giraffes have an unrestricted view and greater understanding of their surroundings Adam is guided by his spirit animal during his Project Manager duties, as he is able to see situations from multiple perspectives when working with a variety of clients for Overt.

Connor Giles


Wolf - Connor associates with the wolf spirit guide as it embodies the importance of social communication and networking. As LMS Operations Manager, Connor brings students and teachers together by facilitating their ability to communicate through virtual learning environments. 

Paul King 

Shibboleth Operations Manager

Bear -  Similar to the bear, Paul displays qualities of strength and leadership in his role as Shibboleth Operations Manager. Paul aims to be a wise and influential mentor to those around him. The spirit of a bear provides strong grounding forces, which Paul associates with, due to his down to earth nature.

Maria Caldicott 

Director of HR and Finance 

Lioness - Similar in nature to her lioness spirit guide, Maria is a very family and team orientated person. As Director of HR, Maria is very protective of all Overt staff, and with her training as a mental health professional, has always made a conscious effort to safeguard our health and wellbeing.  

Katy Spicer

FInance and Office Manager

Owl - Katy resonated with her spirit guide's deep connection to wisdom and intuitive knowledge. The Owl displays qualities of grace and precision, which are particularly useful for Katy when carrying out her role as Finance Manager.

Sam Godbehere

LMS Team Leader

Snow Leopard - Sam's role involves resolving our client's LMS requests. The snow leopard spirit guide helps Sam utilise his intuition when approaching these situations. Snow leopards are known for their grace of leaping from mountains, running and hunting. These qualities mirror Sam's hobby (fencing) as it also requires patience, agility, and timing.

Josh Childe

shibboleth Team leader

wolf - Josh uses his spirit animal's teamwork and communication traits continuously during his role at Overt Software. As Overt's Shibboleth Team Leader, Josh regularly has to collaborate with his junior and senior colleagues, as well as clients, on Shibboleth projects and support tickets. 

Chris Andre


Wolf - The wolf spirit guide holds connotations of intuition, independence, and cooperation. Chris relates to this as he enjoys developing new ideas and strategies for the company, and also values and understands the importance of social connections, both within Overt and external networking. 

Helena Slim

Digital Marketing Manager

Goldfish - Symbolising prosperity and harmony, having a goldfish as a spirit guide evokes a person's ability to not regret the past, but to keep moving forwards and learn from it. As a Campaign Manager, Helena feels that she is constantly learning and developing upon her Digital marketing campaigns at Overt Software.

Liam Smith

lead software developer

Cat - The cat spirit guide epitomises the notion of balancing opposites, such as craving independence but enjoying social interaction. As Lead software developer, Liam has to adaptively change between working autonomously on software projects and working collaboratively with Eddy and other members of Overt.

Harry Williams

shibboleth support Technician

Deer - The spirit of the deer unveils inner strength and grace whilst under pressure. Harry feels the description of the deer suits him pretty accurately, as he usually takes a cautious and calm approach to new situations and whilst resolving support tickets for Shibboleth.

Edward Beddows 

Director of infastructure 

Snake - Regularly shedding their skin, snakes are a symbol of change. This is a quality that Ed can relate to, as he has to keep up to date with the ever evolving industry of infrastructure and security. Snakes also have links to healing, which is apt as Ed continually maintains the health of our systems and software.

Genyne Ferguson

Sales Manager

Sloth -  A Sloth's slow speed is a clever tool used to conserve their energy for when they really need it. As such, the sloth spirit guide aids in using your energy wisely. Genyne has found this ability essential to her role as Sales Manager, as it helps her to prioritise daily tasks and to remain calm when under pressure. 

Edward Greatrex

junior software developer

Dolphin - Dolphin pods are tight-knit communities that are successful due to communication and cooperation. As a spirit guide, dolphin's enable a person to use their intelligence and intuition to effectively aid their team. Eddy identifies with this as he enjoys spending the majority of his free time with his friends and playing his part within the Overt family.