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Rachel Elias-Jones

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted Darktrace on the search for an FD, resulting in the appointment of Rachel Elias-Jones.

Modeled on the human immune system, Darktrace’s technology is the world’s leading, enterprise-grade AI with over 7,000 deployments worldwide.

The company was founded in Cambridge, UK, in 2013 by mathematicians and machine learning specialists from the University of Cambridge, together with world-leading intelligence experts from MI5 and GCHQ, to bring transformative technology to the challenge of cyber security.

Darktrace has experienced rapid growth since its foundation, growing revenues by over 600% year-over-year, and recruiting over 500 employees working across 24 global offices.  The company is now valued at $1.25bn and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, with global offices in New York, Auckland, London, Milan, Mumbai, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C.

Bailey Fisher was engaged to manage the search for this key operational appointment. The search was led by Andrew Moore, Managing Director of Bailey Fisher.

Aaron Kelly

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted Sitec Infrastructure Services with the search for a CFO, resulting in the appointment of Aaron Kelly.

Sitec Infrastructure Services is a multidisciplinary national firm operating in the telecommunications and energy sectors. They work with some of largest network operators and their deployment partners providing a diverse range of surveying, design and management services covering all areas of their transmission networks from microcell management to upgrades and 4G rollout.

Bailey Fisher was engaged to manage the search for a CFO to serve as a key member of the management team at an exciting stage in the company’s development.  The successful candidate, Aaron Kelly, was previously Group FD at Aspall Cyder and Finance Director for Greene King.

Wendy Britten

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted Congenica with the search for a CFO, resulting in the appointment of Wendy Britten.

Congenica, the global provider of clinical genomics interpretation software, has announced the appointment of Wendy Britten as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective 1st September, 2018.

Wendy will have overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects of the business and will play a key role in business development and fundraising activities.

A finance professional with experience in senior financial leadership roles, Wendy joins Congenica from AstraZeneca, where she headed up the Group Finance Business Performance team, working with the Senior Executive team. Prior to this, her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) started in Audit, progressing ultimately to Director of M&A in both London and New York. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Sheffield.

David Atkins, CEO of Congenica, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Wendy to Congenica. She joins our Senior Management team at a pivotal time in the Company’s development. She brings financial leadership and business development expertise, as we move forward commercially on the back of our successful series B financing last year. Her international experience will support our operational expansion in the UK and across Europe, China and the US.”

Dr Andy Richards, Chairman of Congenica, said:
“Mrs Britten’s ambitious and energetic outlook and considerable experience adds to our skills as Congenica continues its successful trajectory in the international genomics sector. Her appointment underlines our ambition to become a significant global player, providing a critical service that enables genomics to deliver on its promise in human healthcare.”

Led by CEO David Atkins the past year has seen significant advancements for Congenica, including a successful Series B funding round that raised USD $13.5M from leading China- and UK-based investors. Congenica’s gold-standard Sapientiaclinical genomic analysis platform is currently routinely used by hundreds of clinicians as well as supporting several major projects globally – including Genomics England’s ground-breaking 100K Genomes Project and China’s national 100K wellness project.

Commenting on her appointment, Congenica’s new CFO Wendy Britten said:
“I am looking forward to the opportunities that joining the team at Congenica offers. With a strong commitment to positively impacting patient’s lives, Congenica is poised for substantial growth. The field of genomic medicine has the potential to revolutionise our approach to rare genetic disease diagnosis and management, as well as in other areas of personalised medicine.”

Jon Abell

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted Scientific Digital Imaging plc (SDI) with the search for a CFO, resulting in the appointment of Jon Abell.

SDI designs and manufactures scientific and technology products for use by the life science, healthcare, astronomy, consumer manufacturing and art conservation markets through the Synoptics brands (Syngene, Synbiosis and Synoptics Health), the Atik Cameras brand, the Opus Instruments brand (Osiris), Sentek, Astles Control Systems, Applied Thermal Control as well as the recently acquired, Quantum Scientific Imaging.

SDI continues to grow through its own technology advancements, as well as through pursuing strategic, complementary acquisitions.

Jon joined the Board in July 2018 and has over 35 years of business experience. Prior to joining SDI he was Divisional VP of Finance, Electronic Instruments Group at Ametek, Inc. where his principle duties included performance management, M&A, business controls and accounting for several scientific and industrial instrument businesses.

Jon started his career as a financial analyst and then management accountant for various industrial companies in the UK and Italy, before undertaking his MBA at Columbia Business School. Subsequently he held senior financial management roles in Germany, the Netherlands, USA and UK including at Philips Electronics and Broadcom Inc.

The search was led by Andrew Moore, Managing Director of Bailey Fisher.

Angus Hone

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted Plextek with the search for a CFO, resulting in the successful appointment of Angus Hone.

Plextek offers unique solutions for today’s hardest engineering problems, in defence, healthcare, security and smart sensors. Customers range from start ups to some of Europe’s most prestigious engineering companies.

The search was managed by Andrew Moore, Partner at Bailey Fisher Executive Search and Head of the Finance Practice.

Justine Brain

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted our client, Inotec AMD, with the search for a CFO resulting in the appointment of Justine Brain.

Inotec AMD is a Cambridge based company that was formed specifically to introduce a new technology to wound care specialists and health care providers around the world. NATROX® Oxygen Wound Therapy was designed to promote faster and better healing in patients with wounds.

Bailey Fisher was engaged to manage the CFO search, which was led by Andrew Moore, Partner and Head of the Finance Practice.

The successful candidate, Justine Brain, brings 20 years’ experience within technology and biotechnology, encompassing high-growth SMEs to multinationals.

Alex Bevis

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with Frontier Developments plc on the search for a CFO, resulting in the appointment of Alex Bevis.

Frontier Developments plc is a software technology company focused on videogame development across a wide variety of genres and platforms with a proven track record of progressive development and innovation spanning several decades of rapid technological change. Frontier’s founder David Braben’s work in games started in 1982 when he co-authored the seminal game “Elite”.  Having worked with a succession of top publishers, Frontier now self-publishes their own titles, developing high quality, innovative games of different genres across all major gaming formats.

Frontier now employs 260 staff in its Cambridge head office and listed on AIM in 2013.

The CFO search for Frontier Developments plc was managed by Andrew Moore, Partner at Head of the Finance Practice at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.

 

 

Mark Ashworth

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with Grapeshot on the search for a Finance Director, resulting in the successful appointment of Mark Ashworth.

Grapeshot is a software technology company using advanced Information Retrieval techniques pioneered at Cambridge University. Grapeshot uses advanced algorithms to assess the relative significance of keywords in pages and what users read. Dr Porter, Grapeshot founder and chief scientist, is considered one of the ‘founding fathers’ of probabilistic search and has worked at the cutting edge of information retrieval and search technology for over 30 years.

Andrew Moore, Finance & Operations Partner at Bailey Fisher was engaged to manage the search for a Finance Director for Grapeshot, resulting in the appointment of Mark Ashworth.

Mark Ashworth qualified with PwC and worked in the corporate finance team focusing on technology transactions in the Cambridge area before moving to Domino Printing and more latterly Germains Seed Technology, a subsidiary of FTSE 50 company, ABF plc. Mark is a strategic and commercial Finance Director with broad international business knowledge and significant experience in high-growth technology businesses and in leading change. He has created and developed strong control and reporting environments throughout his career,  underpinned by excellent technical knowledge.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is an independent executive search firm specialising in technology, life sciences & healthcare.  Founded in 1998, the company operates internationally from offices in Cambridge and London.

 

Shrikesh Shah

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with Atlantic Healthcare plc on the search for a CFO, resulting in the appointment of Shrikesh Shah.

Atlantic Healthcare plc is a growing UK based international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on treatments for addressing unmet medical needs of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

Atlantic Healthcare has its global HQ in Cambridge, UK and a commercial office in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

The search was managed by Andrew Moore, Partner and Head of the Finance Practice at Bailey Fisher.

 

 

 

Gordon Campbell

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with award winning flexible electronics company PragmatIC Printing Ltd on the search for a CFO, resulting in the successful appointment of Gordon Campbell.

PragmatIC is a world leader in ultra low cost flexible electronics, enabling the potential for trillions of “smart objects” that can sense and communicate with their environment.

PragmatIC received major investment in 2015 led by Cambridge Innovation Capital and supported by ARM Holdings and existing share holders, to scale up its operations.

PragmatIC was awarded Start up of the Year Award at the Business Weekly Awards in March 2016.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search was engaged by PragmatIC to manage the search for a CFO. The search was led by Andrew Moore, Finance & Operations Partner at Bailey Fisher.

The successful candidate, Gordon Campbell has 20 years’ experience in the growth technology market, and has listed two businesses on public markets (AIM & NASDAQ).  Gordon was most recently CFO at AIM-listed software company, Ubisense.