The Executive Team comprises of Groundsure’s Directors, each bringing a wealth of knowledge and skills to execute the business strategy to ensure we deliver market leading location intelligence.

They create the framework, values, organisation and business objectives.

Groundsure’s Directors - Dan Montagnani
Dan Montagnani

Managing Director

Dan is Managing Director of Groundsure having joined the business in 2005 and is also a Board Director of the Council of Property Search Organisations.

Dan has spoken on environmental risk at various conferences and events and has a number of publications on the topic and related matters.

Dan’s background is environmental risk and liability consultancy having worked on UK and international environmental due diligence projects since 1995 including two and a half years on secondment to Barclays Bank.


Groundsure’s Directors - Mike Creak
Mike Creak

Finance Director

Mike joined Groundsure as Finance Director in May 2015 with over 20 years as a highly-experienced and business-led finance manager with a successful background in B2B, B2C, financial, property investment, and retail sectors.  Mike heads up the finance team in Brighton and is involved in all financial aspects of the Groundsure business. Mike is FCCA qualified and has a collaborative approach to successful financial leadership, engaging with key business stakeholders delivering ‘fit for purpose’ financial controls and reporting.

Mike brings extensive experience from his previous roles in businesses which include Kandahar Asset Management, Knight Frank LLP, IBM, JP Morgan & The Body Shop


Groundsure’s Directors - Stuart Telfer
Stuart Telfer

Operations Director

Stuart joined Groundsure in 2004 as Technical Support Manager, before becoming Operations Director. Stuart’s background is as a chemist, with over 20 years experience specialising in contaminated land and human health risk assessment.

Prior to Groundsure, Stuart worked for several large multidisciplinary consultancies including Southern Water Technology Group, Halcrow and Rail Link Engineering. Since joining Groundsure his practical knowledge of contaminated land and environmental datasets have resulted in the creation of several market leading due diligence reports.

Stuart holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry.


Groundsure’s Directors - Malcolm Smith
Malcolm Smith

Commercial Director

Malcolm has been Sales Director of Groundsure since December 2010 having been with the company since 2007. Malcolm manages the sales operations at Groundsure with his team who support the various direct and reseller clients in the legal and consultancy markets.

Malcolm’s background is in sales and strategic management having spent previous lives at Ordnance Survey, DMS Technologies and Panasonic. Malcolm has extensive knowledge in pricing and licensing development from his time in the GI industry.