Meet the Cobweb Team

Paul Hannam

Paul Hannam

Executive Chairman & Co-founder


Paul founded Cobweb 20 years ago, as a home-based web-hosting operation. He joined forces with Julian in 1996, securing an internet provision contract for the Federation of Small Businesses. Driven by the transformative possibilities of technology, he built Cobweb on principles of in-depth expertise and unmatched customer service; now it’s Europe’s leading provider of Hosted Microsoft solutions. When not exploring the power of technology, Paul’s a keen sailor.

Michael Frisby

Michael Frisby

Managing Director


Michael’s early fascination with technology led him to a BSc in Computing. With over 20 years of IT and cloud sales and business development experience with PA Consulting, HP and Microsoft, Michael’s expertise lies in combining technology and customer requirements into commercial solutions. At Cobweb, he is responsible for leading the company's transition as a value-add cloud aggregator. He previously lead Microsoft’s SMB Managed Reseller channel across Western Europe, accelerating the transition to selling cloud services, and building the Office 365 Syndication business to one million users. He is an enthusiastic squash player and avid Formula 1 fan.

Julian Dyer

Julian Dyer

Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder


Since earning his HND in Computing from Portsmouth University, Julian has been an industry visionary, founding internet services provider Athene Internet as well as Freenet.co.uk - the UK's first free dial-up service. After merging with Cobweb in 1999, Julian became CTO in 2001, setting and leading the technological agenda. He prides himself on marrying exceptional technical expertise with uncompromising support and service for Cobweb’s customers.

Michael Olpin

Michael Olpin

Finance Director


With a B.Eng (Hons) in Engineering Science, Michael was a Finance Director in the construction industry before moving into technology. After six years developing Panacea into a successful IT Services provider, he joined Cobweb in 2009. Instrumental in our growth, he’s responsible for financial and commercial affairs, developing and managing key partnerships. He’s also a fellow of CIMA and an accomplished golfer.

Jeremy Drew

Jeremy Drew

Chief Operating Officer


Jeremy brings unparalleled operations management and service delivery experience to Cobweb, covering 30 years. He worked in corporate IT functions for B&Q and Thames Water, and served in senior positions at Thales and Detica Limited (now BAE Systems Applied Intelligence) before joining us in 2011. When not busy ensuring the smooth running of our technical operations and customer service, he’s cheering on Portsmouth FC.