February 22, 2017

Rhodri Thomas

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with Spectral Edge on the search for a CEO, resulting in the appointment of Rhodri Thomas.

Bailey Fisher was engaged by image fusion technology leader Spectral Edge to manage the search for a CEO to drive the next stage of the company’s development.

Spun out of the University of East Anglia (UEA) Colour Lab, Spectral Edge aims to improve the viewing experience of images, videos and TV content by delivering the perfect picture for each individual viewer. This is achieved with patented image fusion technology which can combine visible and invisible information in real-time on consumer devices, to enhance detail, aid visual accessibility, and create ever more beautiful pictures.

Rhodri Thomas joins Spectral Edge from London-based predictive keyboard technology pioneer SwiftKey, which was acquired by Microsoft in April 2016.  As Chief Commercial Officer of SwiftKey, Rhodri oversaw significant company growth and was responsible for all business development activities including relationships with major mobile platforms, other apps and technology partners, as well as establishing the company’s San Francisco Bay Area presence. Prior to SwiftKey Rhodri held a number of product management and business development roles at companies including Unisys, Convergys, Texperts and kgb.

Rhodri’s appointment followed Spectral Edge’s oversubscribed £1.5 million 2016 funding round.



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