HR Director

Amanda Miller

Bailey Fisher Executive Search was pleased to work with Inca Digital on the search for an HR Director.

Inca is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of industrial ink jet printers. Spun out from Cambridge University in 2000, Inca is now part of the Japanese SCREEN group of companies.

As part of its rapid expansion, an HR Director was sought to deliver a wider, more strategic focus to the business, providing support to the senior leadership team as it continues to grow through product development, international expansion and market penetration.

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

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.



Philippe Di Ruzza

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with Cycle Pharmaceuticals on the search for a Sales Director, resulting in the successful appointment of international healthcare executive Philippe Di Ruzza.

Cycle Pharmaceuticals is a Cambridge-based company innovating to improve drug access, availability, price and effectiveness for the benefit of modern health needs.  Cycle Pharmaceuticals is committed to optimising orphan drugs and reintroducing them to market with improved efficiency.  The company also focuses on repurposing drugs, discovering alternative uses and implementing the actions required to make them available for patients.

The successful individual, Philippe Di Ruzza, has 15 years’ international experience developed across Europe, Asia, USA and Africa, most recently as International Sales and Marketing Director for Merck Serono in France.



Richard Gibson

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with Cytora on the search for a Chairman.

Cytora is an artificial intelligence start up, spun out of the University of Cambridge.  The company focuses on capturing hidden economic insights that exist in online data.

Bailey Fisher was engaged to manage the search for a Chairman, resulting in the appointment of Richard Gibson, former Executive Chairman of SwitfKey, acquired by Microsoft in 2016.

Cytora recently announced £2.4m Series A funding in a round led by Parkwalk Advisors. Cambridge Enterprise, iLexIR and a high-profile group of angels also participated in the round.

The Chairman search was managed by Paul Bailey, Founding Partner and Head of the Chairman/NED Practice at Bailey Fisher.

Francisco van Zeller

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with FinTech company Netwealth on the search for a CMO.

Netwealth provides an online discretionary wealth management platform direct to the consumer market. Bailey Fisher Executive Search was mandated to identify and attract a Chief Marketing Officer to lead the online and offline marketing strategy for the business.  The search resulted in the successful appointment of Francisco van Zeller.

Francisco brings to the role a wealth of experience in digital marketing and sales within both global corporates and venture-funded start-ups. His background comprises senior marketing roles across Europe and Asia, including for Samsung in both London and Seoul.





Pete Hutton

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted CyanConnode with the search for a Non-executive director, resulting in the appointment of Pete Hutton.

ARM executive committee stalwart Pete Hutton has taken the role with Cambridge CleanTech company CyanConnode – a global player in narrowband radio mesh networks.

During the period Pete spent with ARM from 2008 to 2016, revenues grew from £259 million to £1.234 billion, culminating in the acquisition by SoftBank of Japan for £24 bn cash last September.

Pete brings a wealth of practical experience in the IoT market, as well as strong relationships from C-Suite down with Asian, European and US technology companies.

During his time at ARM, Hutton served on the board of a number of worldwide subsidiaries and was extensively involved in running product groups across the company.

Pete Hutton said: “This is an ideal time for me to join the board of CyanConnode. The company has now secured multiple contracts in both developing and developed markets across the world. Based on my experience at ARM, I look forward to adding value in both migrating the business model from hardware/software to technology licence royalties/software as well as building out the portfolio of strategic partnerships.”

John Cronin, Executive Chairman of Cyan, added: “Pete’s wealth of experience from ARM and within the IoT sector – as well as in system and product design – will provide additional complementary skills to the Cyan board as the business continues to build momentum.  His strong network of contacts will undoubtedly be of significant value as we continue to build out the commercial opportunity at CyanConnode through Tier 1 strategic partners.”

The search was led by Paul Bailey, Founding Partner of 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.


Martin Harriman

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted Frontier Smart Technologies Group Ltd with the search for a Non-Executive Director, resulting in the appointment of Martin Harriman.

Frontier (AIM: FST), is a pioneer in technologies for Digital Radio and Smart Audio devices.

Martin Harriman brings a wealth of experience managing and advising international technology businesses. He has held a number of senior roles at Telefónica S.A., the Spanish multinational telecommunications provider, including CEO of Telefónica Digital UK and subsequently Global Managing Director of Consumer Internet of Things & Digital Home, where he was responsible for the roll out of digital technologies into the home across Telefónica’s 24 country footprint. His earlier career also encompassed management roles at Ericsson, Marconi and BT.

Dr. Martin Knight, Chairman of Frontier, commented:

“We are delighted to appoint Martin to Frontier’s Board as a Non-Executive Director. His significant experience across the technology and digital home sectors will benefit the newly refocused and rebranded Group as we build on our position as an established leader in Digital Radio and look to develop the exciting opportunity in Smart Audio.”

Martin Harriman, new Non-Executive Director of Frontier, added:

“The digital home market is undergoing significant changes, creating exciting opportunities for Frontier. I look forward to working with the team to support its expansion in both new and existing markets.”

The search was led by Paul Bailey, Founding Partner of Bailey Fisher Executive Search.