about us

RivaNET works with leading independent schools & colleges to provide innovative enterprise-grade IT systems & knowledge that enable quality, innovation & excellence in Education.

Through our technical expertise and thought leadership, we deliver a robust, resilient and secure IT environment in your school that safeguards pupils, staff and your educational reputation. This supports an exceptional learning environment where pupils can flourish.


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Trusted Advisor

The quality and depth of our services is exemplified by our client portfolio. Working with the UK’s leading independent schools and colleges, we provide strategic and operational expertise that extends to every area of your IT infrastructure. We have a proven track record of helping customers plan and implement IT requirements to deliver both short-term goals and a long-term vision.

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Technical Excellence

RivaNET are committed to providing the highest levels of service to our customers, most aptly highlighted by our continual investment in recruiting the best candidates and training. This assures our customers that they can focus on providing exceptional levels of education, confident that their IT infrastructure will support them.

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Applied Innovation

With comprehensive knowledge of new and emerging trends in the IT and education sectors, we can address the challenges faced by today’s schools and colleges with innovative and secure technology and infrastructure that delivers results.

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Strategic Partnerships

Our strategic partnerships with both established and emerging IT vendors ensure optimal levels of service. RivaNET’s market-leading technology portfolio exceeds the expectations of discerning schools in today’s dynamic and demanding market environment.

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Management Team

Nick Donoghue

Managing Director

Having identified a significant opportunity in the IT market, Nick founded RivaNET in 2001 to provide specialist education technology services to schools and colleges. With a Masters in Systems Engineering from Brunel University, Nick is dedicated to ensuring the highest levels of customer service. He also has direct involvement in account management and service delivery.

In his spare time, Nick enjoys hockey, golf, skiing, windsurfing and travel.

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Richard Nolan

Finance and Operations Director

Richard has held board-level finance positions for several multi-national companies. Prior to bringing his financial and management expertise to RivaNET, Richard led a multi-million pound acquisition for Caterlink, the specialist caterers for schools, colleges and universities.

Richard is a very keen tennis player, however he’s yet to be invited to partner Federer at Wimbledon!

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Sanjay Sood

Commercial Director

Having joined RivaNET in 2005, Sanjay provides significant commercial and strategic direction to the business. With over 25 years in the IT industry, his experience includes the management of global IT projects and departments. Sanjay previously held the position of Head of IT Strategy at Reed Publishing.

A father to two children, Sanjay spends much of his time following his beloved Chelsea F.C. – for whom he will play one day – in his dreams!

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Peter Easton

Projects Director

Peter has a wealth of project and account management experience in IT infrastructure, with over 25 years in the education and healthcare sectors. Peter was previously responsible for providing IT support to one of the UKs largest private healthcare companies, as well as the delivery of significant IT infrastructure projects.

Married life, walking his four-legged friend and watching the mighty Liverpool F.C. take up Peter’s spare time.

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John Sainthouse

IT Services Director

Following an IT management career in investment banking, John left The City and has spent the last dozen or so years leading ICT transformation in schools. Having been Head of IT at Charterhouse and then Eton College, John has a unique insight, enabling him to really understand the challenges that schools face and to help them implement best fit technologies.

He treasures his personal time, which is divided between his family and his two guitars.

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Our Environmental Mission

RivaNET is committed to ensuring that all our activities as a business and individuals promotes a sustainable future for the planet. We have a stringent recycling policy and are committed to reducing waste, consumption and pollution.

Our environmental commitment is demonstrated by the fact that we consistently evaluate and implement improved technology and systems for our customers and across the business. This helps us to collectively reduce our carbon footprint across all operations.

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