Board of Directors
George Shanks – Chairman
George has more than 30 years of management and sales experience in the IT and telecommunications sectors. In a successful career at Oracle he established and led the Telecommunication business division in the UK through the 1990’s and later co-ordinated telecoms sales across Europe. After Oracle, he has been CEO of three venture-backed technology companies. At JacobsRimell he guided the company over 5 years through a restructuring process to a successful exit when it was acquired by Amdocs. Initially, a practising civil engineer, George has an honors degree in Civil Engineering from Bristol University.
Andrew has 30 years of experience in telecoms across both the infrastructure & enterprise sectors. He has held numerous senior management positions including as a member of Marconi’s senior leadership team, Managing Director of Damovo’s Benelux business plus senior positions at Avaya. His main expertise lies in building international businesses through both direct and indirect channel strategies. Andrew also has experience as a non-exec director and more recently has been advising both start-up & larger companies across various sectors including 5G networks & infrastructure, customer experience & call centre optimisation, data analytics, and fintech. Andrew holds an honors degree in Business Management, having completed his thesis on the evolving strategies of cable and telecommunications operators.
Mark is Investment Director at Seraphim Capital. He is an active investor in technology across all sectors and stages, serving on numerous Boards. Prior to Seraphim Mark was a Board Director at private equity firm YFM Equity Partners involved with the British Smaller Companies VCT. He was also Investment Director of London Seed Capital and a number of EIS Funds. He initially trained as an equity analyst and fund manager at Williams de Broe and Brewin Dolphin. He has a degree in Accounting & Finance, an MA in Economics & Finance, and a range of professional investment qualifications.