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DIGIT Movers and Shakers: February 2019

Ross Kelly

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DIGIT Movers Shakers February 2019

The February edition of DIGIT’s Movers and Shakers column features recruitment announcements from Care Sourcer, CENSIS, Global Surface Intelligence and MBN Solutions.

Recruitment 

Incremental Group

Incremental Group has appointed Kim McCann as Chief Operating Officer (COO), with the digital transformation firm poised to enter its next growth phase.

McCann, a University of Strathclyde graduate, joins the company from Shell, where she held the role of Senior Executive. McCann has also held senior positions with IBM, Bank of Scotland and Accenture, and was most recently Global Excellence Lead at Shell Aviation.

Working alongside CEO Neil Logan, McCann will help lead the company as it extends its market reach across the UK, scales and builds headcount following strong organic growth.

Commenting on the appointment, Logan said: “Kim brings blue-chip, global experience and will help us to drive performance and customer satisfaction through strong processes, governance and culture.

“As we develop a modern, diverse workplace at Incremental, while supporting an increasing number of large corporates and public sector bodies, Kim’s proven track record in delivery excellence will ensure success for our customers.”

McCann added: “Incremental is one of the UK’s most exciting digital companies, with an impressive customer base across the public and commercial sectors and a fast-growing, motivated team.

“When you are growing at this kind of pace, it’s imperative to implement and maintain best practice processes, retain a focus on quality and culture an, most of all, make sure customers remain front and centre to everything you do.”


CENSIS 

CENSIS has strengthened its team with the appointment of technical expert Dr Michael Fletcher as its new Business Development Director. 

Fletcher joins CENSIS from QuantIC, where he was responsible for business development, including the support and facilitation of academic-industrial collaborations.

He said: “The Scottish technology sector is an exciting place – there are a range of startups and larger organisations with ambitious ideas to develop and commercialise new technologies.

“As CENSIS embarks on its second phase of funding with a renewed focus, I’m looking forward to working across the public and private sectors to take technology from idea to fully-realised product, helping businesses and the industry as a whole to grow.”

The innovation centre also announced the appointment of two experienced engineers in February; Steven Bremner and Sean Farrelly.

Steven is an electronics design engineer with more than two decades’ experience across a range of sectors, while Farrelly joins CENSIS having previously worked as a Lead Applications Engineer at NXP Semiconductors.

CENSIS Chief Executive Paul Winstanley added: “Michael brings with him a breadth of experience, which will undoubtedly prove a real asset to our team – his knowledge of such a wide range of organisations will benefit the companies CENSIS supports and nurtures.

“Sean and Steven’s experience also adds a variety of new technical skills to our existing engineering team, which will be invaluable.”


Care Sourcer 

Former Skyscanner senior director, Ilana Munckton, has joined Care Sourcer as director of growth.

Munckton oversaw a period of high growth during her time at Skyscanner and joins Care Sourcer as the company embarks on its scaling programme for 2019.

Munckton said: “Care Sourcer is one of the most highly rated technology companies in the UK, has an amazing team and is building incredible tech that is already helping the lives of thousands of people.

“I’m looking forward to helping the team make its next steps in a market where we can make real and lasting change for so many people.”

Co-founder Andrew McGinley added: “We are building a world-class team at Care Sourcer and are excited to get someone as talented and with so much scale-up experience as Ilana joining us.

“We’re planning to reach 100 employees by 2020 and are looking for more startup and scale-up experts to join our talented team – from Scotland and beyond.”

Want to read more? Find the original article here.


MBN Solutions 

MBN Solutions announced four significant promotions within its Sales Teams in February, with David Henderson assuming a leadership role as Principle Consultant.

Rasiba Norin, Gary Peebles and Stephen Hill have also been promoted to Executive Consultant Level.

Managing Director Pete Docherty commented: “We are delighted to recognise the success of David, Rasiba, Gary and Stephen by these promotions. All four have met and exceeded the high standards that we set in our Competency Framework to make sure that we deliver on the high expectations of our client base.

“These promotions have further strengthened our team and our capability to be at the leading edge of the markets we operate within.”


ID

Glasgow-based agency ID has added three new members to its senior management team following a period of rapid growth.

The creative digital agency has hired Crawford Jolly as Head of Design, Jen Bannerman as Head of Client Services, and Jamie Cook as Head of Digital Marketing.

Bannerman brings with her more than 20 years of experience in account management. Jolly’s appointment comes after ID announced a change in its business model, including the introduction of three key pillars; ideas, identity and digital.

Jolly has previously held senior roles at Glasgow digital agency Equator and itison. Cook joins from integrated agency Frame and will play a key role in the company’s new business model.

Lianne Dewar, joint Managing Director at ID, commented: “The last few months have seen great results here at ID and we’re delighted to be able to add three talented senior managers to our team. Jen, Crawford and Jamie bring a combined digital experience of over 46 years and are already beginning to put this to good use.

“We’re expecting 2019 to be a stellar year for ID and these appointments will help to get us there.”


Johnston Carmichael

Johnston Carmichael has bolstered its corporate finance team with the appointment of Campbell Cummings.

Cummings has been appointed as a director at the firm’s Corporate Finance team, based in Glasgow. He brings over 15 years’ experience in an advisory role focusing on fundraising, acquisitions and buyouts.

In his new position, Cummings will use his in-depth sector experience to advise a range of mid-market clients across the Central Belt on M&A and finance options.

Cummings said: “Corporate finance is one of Johnston Carmichael’s strategic growth areas and I’m proud to become part of a team that covers all of Scotland. I look forward to working with our clients to help them take advantage of the range of M&A opportunities we continue to see in the market, despite the wider political environment.”

Mark Houston, Managing Partner at Johnston Carmichael’s Glasgow office, added: “Campbell is a well-known and respected figure in Scotland’s corporate finance industry; his appointment further strengthens Johnston Carmichael’s market-leading corporate finance offering.”


e.fundamentals

E-commerce analytics firm e.fundamentals has appointed former Skyscanner director Greg Urquhart to its board of directors. 

Urquhart joins the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and will be based in Edinburgh with the firm’s expanding development operations team.

In his new position, Urquhart will oversee the company’s technology platform, which reviews and gathers real-time data about brands’ product performance online and presents it through the company’s online dashboard.

He said: “My aim is to make e.fundamentals the Skyscanner of the e-commerce analytics world. e.fundamentals has the same inspiring DNA as Skyscanner and there are great similarities between the top people of both companies.”

Chief Executive John Maltman added: “We are excited to bring in Greg as he has already experienced the journey we are on. He’ll strengthen the board and help our clients win by improving their online sales performance through better technology.”


4icg Group

Dr Brian Williamson has been appointed as the new chairman of 4icg Group, a Scottish-based group of sales and marketing brands.

Williamson has more than 35 years’ experience in managing board-level operations. In his new role, he will lead the group’s plans to achieve a 50% increase in turnover across its subsidiary brands; Fierce Digital, Software Advisory Service and Pursuit Marketing.

One of his first projects will be to support the launch of the group’s first European office in March.

Commenting on the announcement, Williamson said: “4icg is a dynamic, forward-thinking business that delivers outstanding results for a very prestigious client base.

“I am excited to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. Together, I am confident we can achieve a 50% increase in turnover and a significant boost in sales.”

Robert Copeland, Director at 4icg, added: “This is a massive coup for our company, and I believe this is the perfect time to welcome Brian, one of Scotland’s most experienced businessmen, to our award-winning board of directors. He has a proven record of delivering outstanding growth for SMEs – and our company has aggressive expansion plans.”


Global Surface Intelligence 

Mark Howie has been appointed as chief engineer as Global Surface Intelligence (GSI) and will head up its team of technology specialists to oversee product strategy. 

Howie commands a wealth of experience in software engineering, having spent a large portion of his career at ION Geophysical supporting onshore and offshore E&P software projects.

As chief engineering, Howie will work to enhance the processes and infrastructure in the productisation of GSI’s earth observation services. He will also support the leadership team as they take the company’s product strategy to market in 2019.

Howie said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining this thriving company as it has big plans in refining earth observation analysis. Our team will work to deliver the products to customers through the smart application of technologies and agile methodologies.”

Gavin Tweedie, CEO of GSI, added: “Demand for our asset intelligence has seen the business grow by 500% in the last 12-months.

“We have shifted the company focus away from projects and services to concentrate on a product-led strategy. Mark will support this strategy development within GSI through his technical insight and market-focused approach.”

Ross Kelly

Staff Writer

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