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About us

Founding Directors

Helen Thiel

Helen has extensive experience of HR programmes, organisation design and service transformation from some of the largest projects and programmes globally.

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Tom Holmes

Tom is an experienced Finance and HR Professional who has been delivering advice and transformation programmes on a large and global scale for the past twenty years.

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Why we exist

Veran Performance is the largest independent HR and Finance Cloud technology and transformation consultancy. It was created to close the gap between the expectations of a business transformation and the reality of what gets delivered, whether that's through process, technology, or people change.

How else we differ to other consultancies

Experienced; we've all been where you are


Veran has over 80 consultants made up of internal practitioners and experienced transformation consultants, focused on giving the very best advice on Cloud design and deployment, from upfront strategy through to the delivery of outcomes. As the team have all previously worked on Transformation projects client side themselves, they understand the challenges first hand and internal pressure in getting it right.

Technology Agnostic; we'll never push one solution

While the team has strong market knowledge and maintain relationships and delivery capability for all the main software providers (including Oracle, WorkdaySuccessFactors and ServiceNow) we're entirely independent of all technology providers. This means our advice is offered free of any interest, beyond delivering for our clients aspirations. 

Business-led outcomes; we're on your side


Unlike others, we don't start by asking what tech you need; we ask what you need to achieve. Then we work with you to deliver true business change and revised ways of working, not just a new tech solution. We also invest time in upskilling your internal colleagues in order to reduce your dependency on external providers over time.

Independent; free to operate as needed  

Being independent means we provide boutique, specialist advice that can be scaled to meet your needs whether you require bespoke limited support, or are looking for a global solution. It also means we work as one team, ensuring all stakeholders and workstreams are joined up during a project, from an HR, IT and business perspective. This avoids siloed ways of working and thinking, that ultimately doesn't deliver the bigger picture change and outcomes required.

Our amazing networks

From the very beginning when Veran was founded in 2012, we have centred our advice around our extensive networks.

We founded MyHRCareers on the same day as Veran started and this now has over 20,000 members across the HR functions. MyHRCareers supports aspiring HR professionals and puts them in touch with inspiring leaders through a series of social and other other events throughout the year.


Find out more about myHRcareers

We also founded and manage the largest and only HR and Compliance network in Financial Services called Financial Services HR & Compliance (FSHRC). Through events and our subscription service, we connect over 200 regulated businesses and provide regulatory updates, advice and a forum for agreeing a consistent approach to regulation across the industry.

Find out more about FSHRC

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