Bailey Fisher assists Allocate Software with CFO search - 08/10/14

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Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted Allocate Software plc with their recent CFO search, resulting in the successful appointment of David Gibbon.

Allocate Software plc (AIM: ALL), the leading provider of workforce and compliance optimisation solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Gibbon as Chief Financial Officer.  David will replace Chris Gale who, as previously announced, has decided to step down to pursue other business interests David is due to join the Company on 17 November 2014.

David Gibbon has over 25 years’ experience in senior finance, operational and strategic roles, primarily within companies in the technology sector.  He joins Allocate from Omnico Group, a provider of omni-channel hardware, software and services to the retail, entertainment, hospitality and leisure sectors, where he held the position of Chief Financial Officer.  Omnico was formed through the merger of Clarity Commerce Solutions plc, an AIM-quoted POS software company and Digipos, a POS hardware company.  Prior to joining Omnico Group, David was CFO at Kewill plc.

Commenting on the announcement, Terry Osborne, Chairman of Allocate, said: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome David as our new Chief Financial Officer.  He brings significant industry experience having worked with successful technology companies and he has strong international experience.  I am confident that David will make a significant contribution to Allocate’s future growth.  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Chris Gale again for his very considerable contribution to Allocate and wish him well for the future.”

The search was managed by Andrew Moore, Finance & Operations Partner at Bailey Fisher Executive Search. 

Many thanks to yourself and your colleagues for conducting a very professional search campaign and identifying a really strong candidate. It has been a pleasure working with you and I am sure we will be in touch again.”  Jan Watson, HR Director – Allocate Software plc

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