I co-founded Bailey Fisher in 1998 and led the business as Managing Director for 20 years, building boards and management teams for innovative companies across the European technology market, before taking on the role of Executive Chair following a successful exit in 2018.
In 2019, I joined both Cambridge Enterprise and Martlet as Entrepreneur in Residence, helping founders develop their business propositions and commercialise their technologies. Previously, I held advisory roles with NESTA Impact Investments and New Wave Ventures, was a member of the steering committee for the ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator, on the board of Cambridge Ahead and co-founded the Perse School Enterprise Conference.
I was proud to be selected in the 2016 Maserati 100 list of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs, mentors and advisors supporting the next generation of business talent, and to be named as one of the ‘Most Influential Business People’ in Cambridge in 2017.
With the industry-changing technology we have built, the customers we have signed up and the funding we have secured, it is time to move to the next stage of the plan, with an A-player to lead the company in its high-growth phase. Despite a really strong short list of candidates, the result of a worldwide executive search, we were unanimous in our agreement about who the right person to lead the company should be.