Get to know us a little bit more.

What we do

Jerome WagnerStartsmart was formed back in October, 2004 by Jerome Wagner. 

Jerome is a cloud technology architect with a background in data centre infrastructure, virtualisation and cloud hosting platforms. Over the course of the last 20+ years he has developed architectural and technology roadmaps, covering the dimensions of scalability, governance, compliance, security, productivity and cost effectiveness.

He has hands-on experience architecting and implementing the latest automation and management solutions across multi-cloud environments (Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure), deep experience of latest technologies (e.g. AWS Lambda, Kubernetes), and the re-architecture of application and microservice components to fully leverage the full benefits of the cloud.

Jerome has undertaken large-scale migrations as well as optimisation assessments and delivery across different sectors, with clients having included Amazon Web services, HP, Symantec, State Street Bank and KPMG.

We offer a unique combination of management consulting capabilities with over 25 years of experience in pre-production and production development, production planning and cost engineering.

Projects are led by consultants with many years of industry and consulting experience. This enables us to provide solutions that are both practical and implementable with a deeper level of content, setting us apart from other consulting firms

Our engagements feature world-class interdisciplinary project teams tailored to suit individual customer projects.

Some of the skillsets we can offer your business and project include:

  • Cloud Specialists 
  • Security Specialists
  • Infrastructure Specialists
  • Common Application Specialists
  • IT System Administrators
  • Network Specialists
  • Business Analysts
  • Contract Compliance - Ensuring implementors are delivering the best value for money and applying Adoption Framework best practice.


values sustainability


When we're on a project we're not only looking at the short-term improvements and actions, but are also focusing on delivering quality, sustainable solutions that give your business a solid platform from which to succeed. So while we are looking at any given solution implementation, we're setting ourselves, and you, up to deliver results, with an eye firmly on  longer-term plans and goals too. 

values integrity


A key part of any relationship is trust, and we endeavour to act and communicate with our clients in a way that both builds upon and enforces that trust. We don't just want to be your consultants, but develop a long-term relationship where we are aligned in our thinking, our goals and are both striving towards the same success. 

values passion


Quite simply, we love what we do and we love changing the shape of the IT and business world through cloud solutions. But it's not just about us, we always aim to understand and immerse ourselves in what our clients are passionate about too, that way we can strive for greater things together.

values entrepreneurship


We believe success for us combines a number of things, but creativity and pragmatism are essential. So whilst we are always focusing on our success measures, we are also looking to create a highly flexible, highly ambitious mindset that fosters creativity and entrepreneurialism.  

our staffOur team has years of experience in cloud computing across a wide range of sectors, from banking and finance through to education and the public sector.

But we are always looking to improve and always looking to push ourselves further, so we can deliver advanced consultancy services to our clients. We do this through continually investing in education for all our team. 


We're always looking for talented people that are creative, always open and eager to learn more, and are passionate about the cloud.