An experienced CEO/CTO/NED and pioneer in the world of telecoms who has founded, transformed, acquired, and sold mobile software companies. Secured large contracts with international mobile operators and device manufacturers and managed teams from 1-380 employees.Describe what you have done, what you are doing, and the kinds of things you are interested in.
Founder & CEO, Synchronica PLC
Public Company; 300 employees; SYNC.L; Telecommunications industry, Oct 2005–Oct 2011
Developed "Synchronica Mobile Gateway", next-generation mobile messaging platform for operators and device manufacturers providing push Email, instant messaging and mobile social networking for mass-market mobile devices based on open industry standards.
Established Synchronica as the de-facto market leader for push Email, IM and Social Networking and with 90 operator and 10 device manufacturer contracts, 9 million active users and a contracted addressable market of 1.8bn subscribers. Strong organic growth and a series of acquisitions increased revenues year-on-year from $1.7 (2006) to $3.2m (2007) to $5.3m (2008) to $5.9 (2009) and $10.9m (2010).
Key customers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, AMX, MTS, MTN, Airtel, Vodafone, Samsung, LG.
Key Acquisitions: Nokia Messaging Business (2011), Neustar NGM (2011), iseemedia (2010), Colibria IMPS (2010), AxisMobile (2008).Describe the most impressive thing you've done.
Searching for co-founders and employees to start a new company (Picletta) aiming to build an application platform enabling non-programmers to create interactive multimedia conent.Describe what you're looking for in a company.