We not only want to provide ICT solutions but also guide and educate our clients through the ever-evolving technological space. We believe in employing home grown Caribbean talent to do this and we’re committed to leading the enrichment of ICT knowledge and best practices in the region to further its economic and social development.
Find your true North
For clients large and small, from multinational corporations to governments and SMEs, we believe in developing fit-for purpose solutions. If you require guidance on your journey to technological transformation, we’ll help you get on the right course, proceed in the right direction and find your true North.
Founded in December 2013, Northpoint is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Strategy and Solutions firm offering Engineering, Project Management and Business Professional Services together with customized operational support and managed services to clients throughout the Caribbean. Our Leadership team has decades of collective experience in the Caribbean and International telecommunications markets and believe strongly in employing home-grown Caribbean talent. We are committed to leading the enrichment of ICT knowledge and best practices in the region to further its economic and social development.
Our partnership brings together our strengths in project management, network design, implementation, systems integration, service management/assurance, service migration and product development, thereby offering a set of skills and competencies and a track record of accomplishments unmatched in the region.
The Northpoint Team
Reiann began her career at Goldman Sachs & Co LLC through their summer internship in 2012, then returning full time in Feb 2013 in the Operations division. Her first year she worked in Salt Lake City, Utah where she supported clients and proprietary traders during the trade life cycle of North American and European exchange listed derivatives. She then relocated to London in 2014, supporting the Securities division in the execution of corporate action events. She successfully led teams across multiple countries and business units to design and prepare business cases for the re-engineering and streamlining of operational processes. In 2016, she was given the opportunity to move back to the US to the New Jersey office where she was promoted to Operations Senior Associate and was focused on dedicated client service to support 50+ Private Wealth, Prime Brokerage and proprietary clients for mergers & acquisitions related business opportunities.
Reiann joined Northpoint in March 2020 as General Manager, and currently holds overall P&L responsibility as well as operational accountability for the sales, service delivery and operational functions for Northpoint. She is ultimately responsible for growing the business year over year; to effectively deliver services to Northpoint’s customers; and continuously improve and increase client satisfaction.
She has a strong understanding of best practices for operational and financial management, as well as client management, delivering to satisfy challenging deadlines, and leadership. She has a proven track record of leveraging the knowledge of business and very demanding clients to build trusting, long-term relationships and managing the delivery of a best-in-class service.
Reiann holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Missouri State University.
“I have a keen interest in the evolution and testing of project management techniques that better suit our resources in the region.”
Paul Barnes has nearly three decades of experience designing, engineering, operating, administrating, and maintaining ICT networks and managing complex technical projects across the Caribbean.
As a Northpoint consultant, among several other engagements Paul has: successfully programme-managed a strategic technology evolution for a regional telecommunications carrier in Barbados and Cayman; project managed the implementation of an electronics payment system used by the commercial banks in the Eastern Caribbean region; led the development of a 5-year network evolution plan for an incumbent fixed network provider with ambitions of deploying a territory-wide fibre-to-the-premise network and; managed a strategic programme on behalf of a leading regional banking institutions focused on process simplification, optimization and de-risking.
Prior to becoming one of the founder-directors of Northpoint, Paul managed technology teams for public telecoms carriers in the Caribbean and in Bermuda.
Northpoint Director and Project Manager with a strong conviction for using Information and Communications Technology for improving the lives of our Caribbean citizens. During the 20 years of learning and growth in the Telecommunication and Financial sectors, several key projects were successfully delivered, including the Fibre Broadband rollout in several Caribbean territories; key telecommunication system and PBX upgrades; Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint upgrades, deployment of a Veritas Backup Solution; Cyber Security enhancement projects including Firewall swap-outs and a company-wide Multi Factor Authentication initiative. Most recent work has opened up exposure to projects in the area of Customer Service, Digital Transformation, Financial Services Integration, Satellite Broadband Internet, Public Safety and even construction. Additional capabilities include Operations Management; Bid Creation/Bid Process Management and Contract Negotiations
Co-founder and Managing Director, consults on digital transformation, technology and innovation in the private and public sectors. Former President of the Barbados ICT Professionals’ Association (BIPA) and current Council Member for ICT of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). Projects done include mergers and acquisitions, strategy planning, organizational restructuring, and business development.
I am passionate about seeing Barbados transition to a carbon neutral economy. It is not only good for our environment, but it is a critical step to accomplishing financial stability and sustainability. Barbados spends approximately US$230 Million a year to buy fossil fuels to generate electricity and power vehicles. So if we can stop spending that money on fuels and repurpose the funds to transform our economy.
Jerry Franklin is the Managing Director and Senior Consultant of EnSmart Inc an innovative company in the renewable energy sector, who specializes in leading edge renewable energy systems, state of the art energy management solutions, energy consulting and energy efficiency solutions. He is a co-founder and director of Northpoint Consulting Inc., an ITC consultancy firm with a focus on overall operational management, accounting and finance management of the business. He is also a director of the Barbados Renewable Energy Association and was the President for the last four years. Jerry plays a very active role in the association and has co-author the Solar PV consumer Guide and author of The Energy Efficiency Consumer Guide, serve on the technical committee and the regulatory committee and have conducted a number of renewable energy workshops to a wide audience from the financial sector, small and medium size business owners to the agriculture sector. He is an intervener in the electricity utility regulatory process and was also a regular columnist for the Barbados Business Authority on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.
Jerry’s has a rich back ground with over 28 years’ experience as a professional Engineer and Senior Consultant with a focus on operational management, operational efficiency, Renewable Energy system optimization, network management, energy efficiency consultation, renewable energy system engineering, and renewable energy consultation. Jerry is an Engineer whose academic qualifications include a BSc in Electrical Engineering, a BSc in Computer Engineering and an Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager.
Cleverston is a Director and Principal Consultant at Northpoint Consulting Inc. He is an experienced, technology pioneer with over 25 years of executive and senior management experience in the ICT industry able to effectively blend extensive technical expertise and practical business experience. He started his professional life at Alcatel-Lucent in North Carolina in research and development then returned to Barbados to join the engineering team at Cable & Wireless. During his 14 years at C&W he held several senior management roles leading the implementation of disruptive next-generation technologies across the English-speaking Caribbean – from the introduction of fixed broadband service in Barbados, to the deployment of the first commercially deployed IPTV system in the Caribbean. Cleverston earned an MBA from the University of Durham (UK) Business School, and a BSc. degree in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. Cleverston lives in Barbados with his wife and son and is an avid sports fan who enjoys watching sporting events in his down time.
An accomplished leader who has excelled in numerous business challenges to date, Antonio has devoted his work fulltime to Northpoint Consulting where he serves as a Director and Principal Consultant. He is highly driven and works well under pressure with the profound ability of combining a balance of entrepreneurial spirit along with best corporate practises and governance.
Antonio is a result-driven senior executive with 20+years of experience successfully advanced technology businesses to their next level of development by leading large business units with worldwide reach. Proven accomplishments in managing change through transitions and expansions and delivering strategic plans throughout various phases of enterprise growth. Distinguished by reorganizing under-performing service and support operations, he has consistently identified ways to improve cost controls and reduce operating expenses while leveraging new technology for competitive advantage.
Antonio Lythcott is firm advocate of communication, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt communication and work with people of all levels to build strong working relationships. With a niche network of associates in risk management, change control, reporting and project management, he continues to lead project teams through (sometimes drastic) process changes to adapt to new ways of working for improved proactive forecasting capabilities rather than reactive issue firefighting.
Having an Executive MBA and a professional background in programme management and engineering, Antonio has successfully led company-wide operational improvements, developing long-term client relationships, improving business performance, and directing the transition of Northpoint core company skills for new markets.
A highly skilled and resourceful ICT Engineer of over 20 years’ of practical experience, who has supported the telecommunications and information technology industry in Barbados and the Caribbean, assisting, implementing and managing various projects, enabling many major private sector companies to navigate successfully the turbulent landscape of competing and ever-advancing technologies.
Having initiated his formal engineering career in 1994 with C&W (Barbados), he escalated through the ranks to become the regional operational manager of the fixed voice network with 13 islands under command.
In 1996, he was the recipient of the Small Business of the Year award, for his ICT professional services firm, Advanced Computer Services Inc. and even more recently in 2013, co-founded Northpoint Consulting Inc., an ICT consulting company which employs over 20 highly skilled ICT professionals both locally and regionally. He continues to build Northpoint Consulting Inc. such that it provides ICT consulting services throughout the Eastern Caribbean region and Latin America. His creativity comes to the fore in the engineering of unique cost-effective solutions which deliver great value for customers. The U.S. $500K Sagicor Network Upgrade project in 2017 to 2018, was one such distinguished venture, in which 8 Counties and more than 30 sites were upgraded, installed, and integrated with the latest network hardware appliances.
Since 1994 Philip King has been a member of the BET Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. In 2021 he was elected to the Board of Directors as the assistant treasurer, where he is currently positioned, having completed several Finance, Credit Control and AML courses, which would have prepared him to function in such a role.
Philip King holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of The West Indies.
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