Meet the Research Team

Matthew Townend

Director of Research & Consulting

Matthew is a recognised global expert in the area of UC & VoIP. Writing regular research and speaking at global events, he combines this consulting experience with a lot of practical experience form his time working in carrier environments. He has led a number of high-profile consultancy projects for multinational clients such as BT, Level 3, Telkom SA, Belgacom, Vodafone, Zain & Eitsalat.

Dominic Black

Senior Analyst

Dominic joined Cavell at the beginning of 2013 as our UK market Analyst and has built a great knowledge of the UK European VoIP markets. Dominic has authored research and whitepapers and speaks & attends industry events around Europe. Dominic has also travelled widely while working on consultancy projects both in Europe & in the Middle East, giving him good knowledge of different market Dynamics.

Rob Kurver

Benelux Analyst

Rob is an experienced cloud and cloud communications entrepreneur and consultant. As VP Europe of the Cloud Communications Alliance Rob is well connected to the most ambitious hosted voice and UCaaS providers and their technology partners. Rob is a frequent speaker and writer. He founded a hosted voice provider (Voipro) and has advised clients such as Liberty Global, HP Enterprise, KPN & Dell.

Marc de Marcillac


Marc is an accomplished Management Consultant, with wide digital sales and delivery skills, especially in the financial services and public sectors. His strong track record of selling and delivering consulting programmes to business and technology organisations has maximised cross-selling opportunities to grow consulting portfolios.

Having worked and lived overseas during his career, he has broad international and cross-cultural experience, combined with a legal background and 15 years of sales and consulting experience with IBM and Cisco.

He has consistently developed strategic business opportunities, whilst supporting clients to drive digital change and adoption and manage complexity.

Adam Kowalski

Analyst - DACH Region

Adam joined Cavell as a research analyst in Spring 2017, with focus on the DACH region, having completed a degree in German and History at the University of Southampton.
Adam has spent time working in several European companies, as well as three months of Business Development Consulting in Kenya, bringing with him German and Polish language skills.