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Leadership Team

Nigel Bridges

Chief Executive Officer

Nigel is an experienced executive and advisor with a successful track record of growing technology businesses internationally. He has worked at senior leadership level in both larger corporates and SMEs; and has been the CEO of a number of high-growth technology and services companies, transforming them through a clear agreed strategy, designing and delivering robust sales, delivery and operational processes to provide the platform for transformation and growth.

Mike Townend

Chief Marketing Officer

Mike’s focus is on the strategic marketing and business development aspects of technology-focused businesses. He has held senior management roles with software and professional services organisations globally, with the common themes of industry marketing strategy, proposition building, and developing and managing networks of business partners.

Stewart Boutcher

Chief Technology Officer

Stewart has experience of working within digital agencies and enterprise clients since 1995 at project manager and board level; leading the delivery of coherent, measured digital strategies to effect organisational change and enable cohesive digital communications, focused on effective user engagement strategies through big data, solid machine learning & data.

John Farthing

Chief Financial Officer

John qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 following which he moved into stockbroking, gaining significant experience with start-ups and smaller company PLCs. Highly connected in the City and with experience acting for both UK listed as well as private companies, John is responsible for all financial aspects of the organisation. John is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of World Traders.

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