Tracy Pound

Managing Director, MaximITy & CompTIA Faculty

Tracy Pound, founder and managing director of MaximITy, a technology training, consultancy and project management company based in Tamworth, England has more than three decades of experience in the technology industry, starting out as a programmer before moving into consultancy, training and project management roles. She has successfully deployed large scale IT infrastructures – including hardware, software and services – into many industries, including financial services, construction and general manufacturing, with projects ranging from £10k to in excess of £1.4M.

Tracy was appointed to CompTIA's Board of Directors and was recognized as CompTIA Member of the Year for 2017. She was also voted one of the top 50 women in technology in a survey by PCR, the UK trade magazine for the computer and IT industry and was awarded their ultimate accolade; Woman of the Year 2016.

A published author, Tracy has also appeared on TV, most notably being featured with eminent UK inventor Sir Clive Sinclair.

In April 2000 Tracy launched her own business, MaximITy with the philosophy that IT should help facilitate business not hinder and to translate business needs into technology solutions for businesses of all sizes. Tracy is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting.

Tracy is also passionate about helping others succeed in tech, mentoring companies under CompTIA’s mentorship programme as well as speaking at events and places of education about tech and the future workforce, especially to encourage young people and women to explore tech careers.

Specialties: Bespoke training on MS products, change management, risk management, PRINCE 2, project management, tendering, supplier selection, performance monitoring, process mapping. Sage and ACT! implementation.