Chief Revenue Officer at Shiftboard
As VP of Sales and Business Development, Ian is responsible for Shiftboard’s sales, business development and strategic partnerships. He and his team are based in the United Kingdom with offices in London. Ian has lead a number of successful organizations in Europe, South East Asia and the US and brings over twenty years of experience within enterprise software, holding numerous executive and sales leadership positions. Previous to Shiftboard, Ian was Vice President of Sales & Professional Services EMEA, for Spirent Communications, where he lead a restructuring that put Spirent’s European business back on a path to growth. Prior to Spirent, Ian was CEO at Velocent Systems, a Chicago based telecoms start-up, which he guided to a successful acquisition by Zettics Inc. Before this, Ian was a founding member of Apertio Ltd, a UK based telecommunications start up that pioneered subscriber data management and was eventually acquired by Nokia Networks. Ian’s studied electrical engineering and trained as an Avionics Engineer while in the British Army. It was during his time Ian learned to sail, a passion that grew, culminating in competing in the 36,000 mile Clipper Around the World sailing race on a 70 foot racing yacht. Ian now lives on a farm in the English countryside with his wife and three children, who keep him fully occupied and firmly grounded, at least most of the time.