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Humilis was founded by Edward Kelly and Mark Beard Directors of Vertex Solutions International to create a specialist technology consulting company supporting clients in the implementation of people focussed cloud technology to improve business efficiency and engagement.


Mark Beard - Chairman


Mark has owned and operated consulting businesses since 1997. He is the Chairman of the Vertex Solutions International Group as well as a board member to a number of other businesses within the human capital space. He brings strategic guidance to the Humilis team and is committed to ensuring the business reaches its full potential.

Photograph of Mark Beard


Photograph of Edward Kelly

Edward Kelly - Managing Director


Edward has specialised in the provision of Technical Talent solutions to clients since 2000. He has a strong network across the HCM and Technology Landscape having worked with people through their progression from Consultants, Technical Architects and Project Management to Senior Directors in Global Market Leaders.

Edward has been the driving force in creating the new offering that has evolved into Humilis Consulting Ltd. "I have always had the view that to become the best you need to operate from a stance of passion and knowledge in your sector, all of our consultants demonstrate this and have quickly become recognised in their markets. I am building a business which is fast growth and industry leading, our reputation is our brand. We wanted to have a clear message to the market and the name Humilis came from the team, it encompasses our passion for people and cloud". Our core values are Passion, Knowledge & Trust and these are the fundamental principles we work to.

Edward is also a Director of Vertex Solutions International Ltd which supplies resources in both Digital and Technology Markets Internationally.


Senior Team


Lewis Steadman –Salesforce Practice Lead

Lewis has specialised within provision of solutions in Salesforce for over 3 years and heads up our practice at Humilis, as with the other principals he loves his market and is a true evangelist for Salesforce and its global benefits to organisations. Lewis has worked and continues to work with the leading Salesforce partners globally. His portfolio also includes a large volume of the FTSE100 organisations, where he is working closely with programme managers and directors to consult and support their Salesforce.com implementations. Lewis has built a career on supplying SFDC experts internationally and can lay claim to have placed market experts in the US, UK, Ireland, mainland Europe, Middle-East and Australasia.

Contact: +44 (0) 207 294 7367 l.steadman@humilis-consulting.co.uk


Toby Devine - Global Head of Cloud HCM / HRIS

Toby is a recognised expert within HCM / HRIS ecosystem globally where he has been supporting the delivery of programmes with multiple local and international clients on their transformation journeys from building detailed business cases for change all the way through to BAU topics within HR Technology for several years.

He holds many key senior relationships across major International Implementation Partners / SI’s dedicated to a variety of leading and emerging HR Technology Solutions. In addition he has been instrumental in building relationships with many boutique and specialist consulting and SaaS oranisations dedicated to HR Technology Transformation and implementation globally in development of the Humilis Partner Ecosystem.

Toby is able to support international customers on their growth in new markets as well as facilitating introductions to the Humilis Partner Ecosystem.

Contact:  +44 (0) 207 294 7363 t.devine@humilis-consulting.co.uk

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