Nexec Leaders roadshow to New Zealand & Australia to develop scale-ups market entry into the UK & Europe

Nexec Leaders roadshow to New Zealand & Australia to develop scale-ups market entry into the UK & Europe

Nexec Leaders, the leading provider of executive search & talent development solutions, is running a series of roadshow events in New Zealand & Australia to educate & connect scaling technology companies on scale-ups market entry & scaling up into the UK & European markets.

The events will take place in Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne & Sydney during May and we will be hosting over 150 company founders & CEO’s in these cities.

Managing Director Peter Gillingwater commented “We have historically assisted a number of great technology companies from the ANZ region and now is the time to start a more formalised programme in coordination with NZTE, Austrade, UKDIT and London & Partners. We recognise the quality of companies looking to expand internationally is high but the experience within many executive teams is lacking when it comes to scaling into Europe. We aim to rectify this issue and we will prepare and support many dozens of companies in our programme. Details will be revealed soon around a new Landing Pad initiative in London currently under development.”


Dataiku

Nexec Leaders supports Dataiku with the appointment of Sacha Serfaty to drive Enterprise Sales with new market entry

Nexec Leaders are proud to announce the appointment of Sacha Serfaty to drive Enterprise Sales across UKI for Dataiku.

Dataiku, a French startup that has recently raised their Series A, develops collaborative data science software offering a truly collaborative solution for organisations who need to leverage the insights made available to them by their data analytics teams.


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Director of Nexec Leaders Sarah Luxford awarded for her active role supporting the entrepreneurial community in the UK.

Sarah Luxford, Director at Nexec Leaders, made the Top 25 of the 2017 Smith & Williamson Power 100. The Smith & Williamson Power 100 shines a spotlight on often unsung heroes who play an active role in supporting the entrepreneurial community in the UK.

From start-ups to scale-ups, it includes those who help shape policy, champion, mentor, support and promote entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. Sarah was recognised for her support in driving gender equality in tech in addition to co-creating the fastest growing tech cluster in Greater London, Croydon Tech City.

A celebration was held where Sarah was invited to take part in a VIP Panel alongside Founder of YO! Sushi Simon Woodroffe, CEO of New Entrepreneur Foundation Neeta Patel, The Start Up Coach Carl Reader and Founder of Social Chain Steven Bartlett.

“I’m humbled and thrilled to be amongst a list of so many figures I personally admire and have been an inspiration to me. Innovation & Entrepreneurship is at the heart of all business origin and I’m delighted to play a role whether supporting introductions or talent management and development”.


CityFibre is the national builder of Gigabit Cities, as the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure.

Nexec Leaders supports City Fibre with the appointment of Jatinder Sispal

Nexec Leaders supports City Fibre with the appointment of Jatinder Sispal as Head of Carrier and National Providers.

Nexec Leaders are proud to announce the appointment of Jatinder Sispal, previously of BT and Colt, to drive growth across Carrier and National Providers. City Fibre is the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure and the builder of Gigabit Cities. It has major metro duct and fibre footprints in 37 cities across the UK and a national long distance network that connects these cities to major data-centres across the UK and to key peering points in London.

Commenting on this key hire the CEO of CityFibre Greg Mesch commented “Nexec has once again given us an outstanding new member of the senior team and we value their contribution in helping us realise our exciting growth plans”


C2FO, the world’s market for working capital and risk-free profit, is the only working capital exchange that allows companies to optimize their working capital positions in a live, bid/ask environment.

Nexec supports CF20 with further hires across India, Germany & Australia to bolster operations as they scale

Nexec Leaders are proud to announce the appointment of Sales Directors in India and Germany – Ankit Chaudhry & Thomas Falk, in addition to a Senior Solutions Engineer – Terry Walsh – to drive & support C2FO’s growth as they scale internationally.

C2FO, the world’s market for working capital and risk-free profit, is the only working capital exchange that allows companies to optimize their working capital positions in a live, bid/ask environment.


Built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, Iron Group is dedicated to growing and accelerating digital e-commerce subscription businesses.

Nexec Leaders supports IronGroup with the appointment of Turgay Akar to lead SEO efforts

Nexec Leaders are proud to announce the appointment of Turgay Akar to lead IronGroup’s SEO practice. As their first Head of SEO, Turgay will be tasked with refining and scaling the SEO function to drive growth globally.

Built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, Iron Group is dedicated to growing and accelerating digital e-commerce subscription businesses.


Nexec Leaders supports the Mayor of London’s Trade Mission to Madrid to Support Growth Strategy in Europe

Nexec Leaders supports the Mayor of London Trade Mission to Madrid to Support Growth Strategy in Europe

Nexec Leaders, the leading provider of executive search & talent development solutions, was delighted to attend and champion the recent Mayor of London Market Visit to Europe alongside London & Partners and Tech London Advocates.

Joining the final engagement of the Mayor of London’s European cities tour promoting #LondonIsOpen Managing Director Peter Gillingwater and Director Sarah Luxford supported a series of panel debates and discussions about the opportunities and challenges facing tech companies in both cities.

As an official mentor for the Mayor’s International Business Programme, Peter Gillingwater commented “This trip underlines the importance and need for collaboration amongst key cities to drive further business opportunities and innovation in the tech sector, together. This has been an opportunity continuing to celebrate the strength of London’s digital ecosystem worldwide of which I am proud to support.”

This trip comes at a time when Nexec Leaders are launching an end to end tailored solution looking at both talent and practical needs for companies looking to go global via London.


Sarah Luxford drives change promoting Inclusivity at Here East with Tech London Advocates Women in Tech

Sarah Luxford drives change promoting Inclusivity at Here East with Tech London Advocates Women in Tech & Tech London Advocates industry event

On March 9th 2017 at Here East, Sarah Luxford in her role as Co-founder of Tech London Advocates Women in Tech, hosted a room of 350 movers and shakers in Tech in an energetic and interactive working group titled “Tomorrow’s Tech Success: Shattering uniformity & embracing change” designed to drive change in the diversity agenda.

Reflecting the scale of tech’s diversity problem, half (49.2 per cent) of London’s technology sector believes the industry is actively biased against women. This is according to research conducted by Tech London Advocates, an independent network of more than 4,300 tech experts, leaders and professionals in the capital – of which Nexec Leaders co-drives the WomenInTech working group.

As the geopolitical, economic, social and technological aspects of our world continue to evolve rapidly, leaders now more than ever depend on their workforce for agility and speed of responsiveness to competitive forces.
Creating an environment that encourages transparency, trust, creativity and a willingness to take risks can only truly be achieved by prioritising diversity. Shattering uniformity and being cognizant of how ‘difference’ fits in allows organisations to stay relevant to customers and drive innovation.

Guests heard an inspiring keynote from The Rt Hon Matt Hancock Minister of State for Digital and Culture and participated in a lively transformational workshop led by Co-Founder Nikki Watkins. A VIP panel then followed led by Sarah which included insights from corporates and digital start-ups amongst whom including leading figures from Facebook, BAE Systems & BrainLabs sharing insights into how they have broken down barriers and reaped the benefits of an inclusive workplace.

Sarah Luxford comments “Diversity translates into profits. Companies that are more gender and ethnically diverse perform better financially. Most leaders recognise this fact yet this is not translating into systematic change linking talent attraction, development & retention. Change is hard. That’s why we have created a ‘how to’ – a clear outline of questions individuals, teams and businesses should be asking of themselves whilst providing clear actions they can implement to stride forward. Things have to change. They can’t afford not to.’

 


Tech London Advocates reveals survey findings on Gender Diversity in London Tech Firms

Linking Stats to Diversity Hires: Sarah Luxford comments on the Tech London Advocates #DiversityinTech Report

Gender Diversity at London Tech Firms Still Has Room for Improvement. What’s worse: some managers don’t think increasing diversity will improve their company’s growth. When it comes to diversity, tech firms in London still have a long way to go.

An organization called Tech London Advocates found that the U.K. tech industry—like that in the U.S.—still has work to do to make its workforce represent the population as a whole.

The survey found that “huge swaths of the population” including women, young people and minorities are underrepresented in tech. Nearly a third of the tech firms surveyed were between 50% and 75% female. But about 40% of the 263 companies surveyed have a workforce that is between 25% and 50% female. Another 18% of the firms said their offices were 25% or less female, and 2% had no women at all. (Four percent were all women and the rest weren’t sure of their gender breakdown.)

Perhaps most concerning is that the majority of tech execs in London realize that their firms don’t have a diverse workforce, but a full 46% of them don’t think increasing diversity would improve their company’s growth.

“The irony is, London is one of the most diverse capitals in the world,” said Russ Shaw, the founder of Tech London Advocates, an independent network of tech experts, leaders and innovators. “A lot of the tech companies are predominantly male dominated because technology and engineering tend to be male-dominated industries.” The good news is, the last five years have seen a renewed focus on the issue, though more needs to be done, Shaw added.

A lack of diversity in tech isn’t confined to London, of course. Apple’s latest diversity report, released in August, showed that 62% of global employees at the manager level and above are male, the same proportion as last year. Likewise, Alphabet’s Google recently reported it increased the number of black, Latino and female employees in the U.S. but has yet to meet its intention of having its workforce mirror the population. And just 27% of Facebook’s senior workforce is made up of women.

It is a global issue, said Sarah Luxford, an executive head hunter who founded TLA’s Women in Tech group to promote diversity. The problem, she added, is that business execs still don’t understand the benefits of having a diverse workforce. As evidence of the positive impact, she points to the findings of a recent McKinsey report that showed for every 10% increase in gender diversity on the senior executive team at U.K. companies, earnings before interest and taxes rose by 3.5%.

To combat the problem, Tech London Advocates suggests businesses create an inclusive culture, incorporate diversity into its recruitment strategies, and support mentoring programs. But Maggie Philbin, founder and CEO of the nonprofit Teen Tech, noted that making companies more diverse can be easier said than done.

Philbin, whose organization hosts events to help young people understand the opportunities in tech, suggests a two-pronged approach. She would like to see tech execs serve on the board of schools so they can become involved in the education process. In addition, she plans to host a series of events—such as one in January at Emirates Stadium in London—to get kids in London excited about science and tech by offering them a day of challenges and experiments.

“The U.K. has been a nation of innovators,” she said. “But that won’t be sustainable without the companies becoming diverse to be able to accommodate 50% of the potential talent base. This report is a massive wake-up call.”

Read the full article by Laura Cohn via FORTUNE


Nexec supports RSA, The Security Division of EMC with the appointment of Jonathan Gill as VP EMEA

Nexec supports RSA, The Security Division of EMC with the appointment of Jonathan Gill as VP EMEA

Nexec Leaders are proud to announce the appointment of Jonathan Gill as VP EMEA to drive growth into the region. RSA provides more than 30,000 customers around the world with the essential security capabilities to protect their most valuable assets from cyber threats.

Commenting on this key hire the Head of Search for EMC/RSA Debbie Harding “Nexec responded quickly and accurately to this challenging role and were highly supportive throughout the process and provided invaluable insights to get the candidate on board”.


Nexec Leaders Director Sarah Luxford was interviewed live on Sky News during London Technology Week on the diversity challenges and opportunities in the UK.

Nexec Director Sarah Luxford interviewed on SKY News on UK Tech diversity scene

Nexec Leaders Director Sarah Luxford was interviewed live on Sky News during London Technology Week on the diversity challenges and opportunities in the UK.

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Nexec supports CityFibre with the appointment of Head of Product & the Head of Pre-Sales

Nexec Leaders are proud to announce the appointment of Clayton Nash as Head of Product & Paul Tanner as Head of Pre-Sales.

CityFibre is the national builder of Gigabit Cities, as the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure. It has major metro duct and fibre footprints in 37 cities across the UK and a national long distance network that connects these cities to major data-centres across the UK and to key peering points in London.

Commenting on this key hire the CEO of CityFibre Greg Mesch commented “Nexec has supported Cityfibre from almost day 1 and we have had many great hires from them. They not only bring a great headhunting approach and enthusiasm to help the business but also do it in a way that is very much value added. Nexec are a firm that understands our values and culture and has a canny ability of finding the right fit”.


Nexec Leaders proud to sponsor TLA Women in Tech during London Technology Week

Nexec Leaders proud to sponsor TLA Women in Tech during London Technology Week

On the morning of Monday 20th June 2016, at the start of LONDON TECH WEEK, TLA WOMEN IN TECH hosted an exclusive VIP Market Open Ceremony and Panel Event at the London Stock Exchange to set the tone of advocating for inclusivity and affect meaningful change in London’s thriving tech ecosystem.

The amazing line-up included a warm welcome from Nexec Leaders Sarah Luxford & Nikki Watkins who are the TLA WOMEN IN TECH co-founders. The inspiring Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE, followed by a fabulous Diversity Keynote from Baroness Oona King gave the 120 delegates some great insights to the past and future for diversity. Delegates were then called to participate in an incredibly well received Executive Workshop on Unconcious Bias led by leading Diversity Coach, Nikki Watkins.

The workshop was followed by two provocative and lively Panel Sessions moderated by industry experts Shivvy Jarvis and Susanne Chishti. The panel explored hot topics like ‘What will it take for us ALL to advocate for inclusivity?’ and ‘What challenges do female founders & CEOs in technology face when raising all forms of capital? Are VC’s/PE/Corporate better than banks and what lessons can be shared on getting funded?’

Nexec Leaders CEO Peter Gillingwater interviewed in this video.

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Computer Weekly has announced its list of the 2016 most influential women in UK IT, now in its fifth year. Nexec Director was included for the 2nd year highlighting her prominence in promoting diversity in the UK technology scene.

Nexec Director Sarah Luxford in 50 most influential women in UK IT 2016

Computer Weekly has announced its list of the 2016 most influential women in UK IT, now in its fifth year. Nexec Director was included for the 2nd year highlighting her prominence in promoting diversity in the UK technology scene.

The list was originally launched to showcase the number of great women involved in the IT industry in technology and digital roles.

Taking top spot on the 2016 list is TeenTech CEO Maggie Philbin, who has tirelessly campaigned to give all young people an equal opportunity to express their talents and creativity through technology.

The 50 women featured on this list, as well as Computer Weekly’s Rising Stars and attendees to Computer Weekly’s annual Women in IT event, act as role models to the wider industry in promoting diversity for the technology sector.

See the full list here.


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Nexec supports TLA WOMEN IN TECH to open London Stock Exchange markets during London Technology Week

Nexec Leaders are proud to sponsor & support TLA WOMEN IN TECH’s array of events and activities that set the tone for this important week – celebrating and bringing awareness to the critical role diversity plays in our thriving tech ecosystem in London.

At the start of London Technology Week TLA WOMEN IN TECH in partnership with SVC2UK and the LSE Elite Programme will conduct the Open Ceremony at the London Stock Exchange marking the start of trading on the world’s most international market. There will be a Champagne reception, executive leadership workshop and two high profile panels focused on diversity in larger corporations and fund raising for female led founders and CEO’s.

Nexec Director and co-founder of TLA WOMEN IN TECH Sarah Luxford commented “I’m delighted that TLA WOMEN IN TECH has been given this fantastic platform during London Technology Week to help raise awareness, influence adoption and encourage advocacy of diversity in the workplace. There is much to celebrate and be proud of within the London tech scene, but we mustn’t be complacent. That is why we are delivering concrete actions & recommendations that will help shift attitudes and address the bias that still pervades in our sector. “


Nexec Director Sarah Luxford appointed as Ambassador for London Technology Week

Nexec Director Sarah Luxford appointed as Ambassador for London Technology Week

The annual Technology showcase for London, London Technology Week has appointed Sarah Luxford as an official Ambassador. Sarah will be joining a collection of some of the most influential global tech leaders representing the entire ecosystem. From start-ups to investors, entrepreneurs to corporates and academia to government, her role will be to host a number of high profile events and to support the development of human capital and diversity programmes.
Sarah Luxford commented “London Tech Week is an incredible platform that helps celebrate & cultivate London as the true global powerhouse of tech innovation that it is. I’ll be looking particularly to drive awareness, adoption and advocacy around gender equality in the industry in addition to guidance for scale-ups”


C2FO, the world’s market for working capital and risk-free profit, is the only working capital exchange that allows companies to optimize their working capital positions in a live, bid/ask environment.

Nexec supports C2FO with market entry hire of Judy Tsai for Greater China & APAC region

Nexec Leaders are proud to announce the appointment of Judy Tsai as Sales Director of Greater China to lead C2FO’s growth into the region. C2FO, the world’s market for working capital and risk-free profit, is the only working capital exchange that allows companies to optimize their working capital positions in a live, bid/ask environment.

Commenting on this key hire the President International of C2FO Chris Dark states “C2FO gave Nexec a tough challenge to find us someone who could represent C2FO in China and to be a great match for our culture and ambitions. They did it with great speed, care and an understanding that few recruiters in my experience can match”


Nexec supports Cradlepoint with market entry hire of Gavin Wilson for APAC region

Nexec supports Cradlepoint with market entry hire of Gavin Wilson for APAC region

Nexec Leaders are proud to announce the appointment of Gavin Wilson as Managing Director of Australia & New Zealand to lead Cradlepoint into the APAC region. Cradlepoint is the leading provider of software-defined wireless and wired WAN solutions for Distributed and Mobile Enterprise.

Commenting on this key hires the CRO, Ryan Adamson states “We have worked closely with Nexec on locating Gavin and their input in the process and support throughout has been invaluable. We have a great hire and a Partner we can trust to deliver.


Nexec Leaders proud to support TLA Women in Tech as new website launches

Nexec Leaders proud to support TLA Women in Tech as new website launches

Fuelled by the desire to drive action & change the industry for an equal gender footing, Nexec Leaders Sarah Luxford and Nikki Watkins founded Tech London Advocates’ WOMENINTECH working group. In a very short time their initiative has grown into to a 900-advocate strong movement consisting of a mix of entrepreneurs, digital specialists, government advisors and international corporate professionals.

TLA Women in TechAs business leaders come to understand the organisational benefits of a diverse workforce and the need to turn thoughts into actions – TLA WOMENINTECH are here to support the ecosystem, now both off and online.

MD of Nexec Leaders Peter Gillingwater says: “Diversity is no longer a subject businesses can afford to overlook – it must be built into the business plan as a strategic objective. We are delighted to support the TLA WOMENINTECH working group and stand by our own commitment as international executive headhunters to source a diverse candidate base for every search campaign”.

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Paving the way to the Boardroom – An evening at London City Hall

Tech London Advocates WomeninTech supported by Nexec Leaders & Co-Founded by Nexec Director Sarah Luxford, descend on London City Hall’s Living Room for their final working group of the year focusing on the insights and tips to pave our way to the Boardroom.

In the last few years we have seen a shift with business no longer asking why women’s representation is so important but how they can make gender diversity a reality. This is a positive step forward, however the reality is that progress in women’s representation at executive level remains woeful. A recent report by Cranfield showed that women’s representation at Executive Committee level in the FTSE 100 was 19.4% of Exec roles, similarly look at the number of female CEO’ within the FTSE100 – a grand total of 7.

If we are to see sustained gender diversity at the top of business then more must be done to ensure women progress through the executive pipeline – something of which Nexec Leaders takes very seriously as a duty to the tech industry.

That is why On Monday 5th December, Tech London Advocates WomeninTech supported by Nexec Leaders & Co-Founded by Nexec Director Sarah Luxford, descended on City Hall’s Living Room for their final working group of the year focusing on the insights and tips to pave our way to the Boardroom.

The Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, warmly kicked off the evening welcoming guests and providing insight into CityHall’s own gender equality initiatives whilst making it clear Diversity is key on the Mayor’s agenda for London. We then jumped into a lively panel of reflections & recommended actions, hosted by the Queen of Startups, Bindi Karia, joined by Anne de Kerckhove (CEO, IronGroup), Martina King (CEO, Featurespace), Rory Stirling (Partner, BGF Ventures), Susanne Given (Chair, Made.com) and Leanne Taylor (UKI Board, SAP).

An executive development session then followed led by Nikki Watkins homing in on Executive Presence, how we walk, talk and interact to align with ‘our brand’.

MD of Peter Gillingwater comments “The executive talent pipeline is something all companies should be consistently reviewing whilst implementing actions & procedures to support a diverse workforce. Nexec Leaders are proud to support TLA Women in Tech and offer talent solutions from executive search to talent development that compliments the TLA WomeninTech mission.”

So, as we drive through 2017, What Impact Do You Want To Make?


No10 Downing Street

Sarah Luxford joins SVC2UK diversity think-tank at No10

Nexec Leaders Director Sarah Luxford was invited to a roundtable at Downing Street as part of the SVC2UK programme to discuss the challenges and opportunities for female led start-ups in the international markets.

Sarah Luxfrod at No 10 Downing StreetThe roundtable consisted of 20 female founders & executive leaders from companies including Tom Tom, Google, MoveGuide, Love Home Swap and was hosted by Special Advisor to David Cameron Daniel Korski and Janet Coyle of SVC2UK. As Co-founder of TLA Women in Tech group Sarah was delighted to take part in this energetic discussion bringing together female business leaders, serial entrepreneurs and founders of high growth tech companies discussing how they can scale up their businesses and become world beaters.

Specific areas covered included access to funding, key talent hiring and using the UK as the HQ of choice for global tech businesses.

Commenting on the many ideas discussed, Sarah said:

“All companies must be thinking of creating a diverse workforce from the start as a strategic imperative. Having the opportunity to create a company with that in mind, from day 1, will set you in good position to receive the benefits we know a diverse workforce brings.”

Further initiatives are being planned and Nexec Leaders is proud to be part of driving change through technology businesses for the benefit of founders, investors and all employees.


Nexec Leaders at Croydon Tech City

Nexec Leaders mentor tech students towards career success.

Nexec Leaders mentor tech students towards career succes at an event held by Croydon Tech City.

“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn”- Albert Einstein.

As international headhunters, Nexec Leaders help build and shape some of the fastest high growth tech companies in the industry – and we know to help our clients maintain their competitive edge, talent is essential.

Nexec Leaders were delighted to support and participate at an event of Croydon Tech City (CTC) to encourage and inspire students to consider a future career in tech on Wednesday 7th October. A variety of reports over the last year has signalled there is a problem with a decline of young people not choosing to study STEM subjects and as such do not look at careers in IT. Without the right careers guidance there is a danger of the tech industry in the UK being damaged and further technical roles being outsourced outside of the UK.

As advocates for the industry we agree that change is needed. That is why Nexec Leaders were delighted to support and participate at an event of Croydon Tech City (CTC) to encourage and inspire students to consider a future career in tech on Wednesday 7th October.

Croydon is London’s fastest growing tech cluster and the team at CTC have created a ‘Future Tech City’ programme to support and connect ICT teachers of the 96 schools in the borough. Wednesday’s event saw 180 students aged 14-17yrs arrive at Croydon College where they heard from industry professionals including Dotmailers CTO & founder Simon Bird, CEO of KarismaKidz Erika Berndshaw, Founder of LoafApp Han-Son Lee and then followed by further panel interviews and networking.

Nexec’s MD Peter Gillingwater commented “Rarely do we get the chance to mentor and support the future of tech in this way and I am convinced that many of the kids went away inspired by what they heard and saw. CTC is leading the way in these types of initiatives in the UK and we support and applaud their great ideas”.

 


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Nexec appoints Nicolas Deville as GM EMEA of Maestrano, the cloud application platform for SMB’s globally

Nexec appoints Nicolas Deville as GM EMEA of Maestrano, the cloud application platform for SMB’s globally.
Nexec Leaders are very pleased to be associated with Maestrano and to support their future development & growth internationally with this key appointment.
Maestrano is a cloud based platform that provides best of breed applications at an affordable price for small and medium businesses. Their aim is to provide the same integrated solutions large companies use, at a fraction of the price.

You can find out more about Maestrano here.


Synchronoss Technologies

Nexec appoints Sean Dickinson as VP Sales International of mobile innovation leaders Synchronoss Technologies.

Nexec appoints Sean Dickinson as VP Sales International of mobile innovation leaders Synchronoss Technologies.
Nexec Leaders are very pleased to be associated with Synchronoss and to support their future development & growth internationally with this key appointment.
Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) is the mobile innovation leader that provides personal cloud solutions and software-based activation for connected devices across the globe.

You can find out more about Synchronoss here.


Synchronoss Technologies

Nexec appoints Phillip Long as SVP International of Synchronoss Technologies.

Nexec appoints Phillip Long as SVP International of Synchronoss Technologies.

Nexec Leaders are very pleased to be associated with mobile innovation leaders Synchronoss Technologies and to support their future development & growth internationally with this key appointment.
Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) is the mobile innovation leader that provides personal cloud solutions and software-based activation for connected devices across the globe.

You can find out more about Synchronoss here.


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Nexec appoints Charles Bennet as Commercial Director of a new fintech data business within VocaLink

Nexec appoints Charles Bennet as Commercial Director of a new fintech data business within VocaLink

Nexec Leaders are very pleased to be associated with a new fintech data business within VocaLink and to support their future development & growth with this key appointment.
VocaLink is a global payments partner relied on by financial institutions, corporates and governments. Our proven capability of implementing real time payment systems in the UK has led to the development of immediate payment solutions for other countries.

You can find out more about Vocalink here.


Nexec appoints Sonny Wahid as CMO of global digital cinema leader Arts Alliance Media

Nexec Leaders are very pleased to be associated with high growth global digital cinema leader Arts Alliance Media and to support their future development & growth with this key appointment.
Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services.  We offer cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.

You can find out more about Arts Alliance Media here.


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Nexec appoints Marshall King as CEO of SEO Company Deepcrawl

Nexec Leaders are very pleased to be associated with high growth SEO business Deepcrawl and to support their future development & growth with this key appointment.
DeepCrawl is a comprehensive website crawler, designed to identify and monitor technical aspects of your website that could affect performance.

You can find out more about Deepcrawl here.


Nexec Team grows with new addition

Nexec Leaders is delighted to announce the appointment of Aina Elnan as Associate Partner.

Aina joins from 360 Leaders where she previously worked with Nexec founders Peter Gillingwater & Sarah Luxford. She’s a great experienced addition to the team and will play an important role in supporting key clients and search delivery.

You can find out more about Aina here.

 


Melbourne Tech Hub

Innovation or Incubation – Women in Technology Driving for Change

Nexec Leaders APAC Division to partner with AIIA – Australian Information Industry Association to represent women in technology.

Claire Marriott, Director, commented that for Nexec Leaders partnering on initiatives that bring Industry, government and tertiary sectors together is core to their goal of driving the gender diversity agenda forward to ultimately support the growth of the Tech Industry.

You can find out more about this event here.

 


Sarah Luxford Interop panel

Sarah Luxford in Interop panel that challenges workplace diversity

By Joao Lima via Computer Business Review

“Diversity is not a project, it is about people’s attitudes, it’s an education issue and we need to see visible leaders where people can recognise themselves in order to do better.”

This was one of the challenges raised by Sarah Luxford at an Interop London panel session. Sarah also told the panel that “People need to be encouraged to look and understand the importance of gender equality in the workplace…”

Further issues that were raised at the discussion included the integration of flexible work schemes, STEM subjects from an early age and enterprise support as being essential to bringing more women into the industry.

You can read the full article here to find out what else other issues where raised in the panel discussion.

 


Book Launch for “I Am The Problem”

Nexec Leaders were proud to support Soozey Johnstone one of Australia’s most experienced and respected business and team advisors and our APAC Talent Development Advisor in the launch of her first book, ‘I Am The Problem’ during London Technology week.

We were delighted to invite Dame Judith Mayhew to host the launch of the book which brilliantly reveals the roadblocks that hold teams back – roadblocks of character, team dynamics, or missing skills – and the roadblocks in ourselves.


“Advocating change – a new dawn for gender intelligence in business”

House of Lords | 15th June 2015

Hosted by The Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho CBE at the House of Lords and bringing together some of the key decision makers of the London and International Tech scene.


Advising government: Roundtable with MP Chi Onuwarah discussing future of STEM

By via Tech Crunch

How can more women be encouraged into technology careers? It’s a question that is often put to delegates at tech conferences, but one which continues to be far harder to answer than it is to ask. The problem of gender imbalance in tech is systemic and societal in Western nations. This is not a question of ability or talent, given that countries such as China and India have far higher proportions of female engineers. This is about expectations and aspirations.


Sarah Luxford is appointed London Tech Week ambassador

Since its launch in 2014, London Technology Week has received support from all corners of the tech world. In addition to its founding partners – UBM, London & Partners, Tech London Advocates and ExCeL London – this week long tech festival now enjoys the support of an advisory board of ambassadors.

The London Technology Week ambassadors are a collection of some of the most influential global tech leaders representing the entire tech ecosystem from startups to investors, entrepreneurs to businesses, academia to government. They also represent all six of the themes this year’s Week aims to cover; Diversity, Innovation & Growth, Investment & funding, Coming to London & Going Global, Social impact and Talent & Education.

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Women in London Tech Group driving benefits of a diverse workforce

By Kayleigh Bateman via Computer Weekly

Women in London Tech Group, part of Tech London Advocates, is on a mission to increase awareness of the advantages of having a diverse workforce in the tech sector.

Led by Sarah Luxford and Nikki Watkins, the Women in London Tech Group aims to support, develop and promote the benefits of a diverse workforce and address the lack of females in the tech sector.


Nexec Leaders launches a new approach to Executive Search & Talent Development

Nexec Leaders, the Executive Search & Talent Development firm is officially opened for business and have opened two new offices in London & Melbourne to support our clients on an international basis. The team brings significant experience and innovation to the technology markets and will be working with founders, investors and established business executive teams to locate and develop key talent.

Managing Director, Peter Gillingwater said, “I’m incredibly proud to launch another new business with such great co-founders that will genuinely make a difference to our clients. Already we are actively engaged in some exciting new searches and supporting them through our coaching initiatives. To emphasise our commitment to diversity in the technology sector we are hosting a major event at the House of Lords in association with Women in Tech & Tech London Advocates on June 15th. My Partner’s Sarah Luxford & Nikki Watkins have been amazing in getting this on the agenda during London Technology week.”

About Nexec Leaders: Launched in early 2015, Nexec Leaders is an innovative Executive Search & Talent Development business working internationally with emergent technology businesses. For further info please contact our PR advisor Andi Coope at Ground Marketing Agency via email or call 07917 829476.