Finance Director

February 20, 2017

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.


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