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Barry Gamble FCA, has the experience from a number of board advisory and non-executive roles. He was Chairman of Fisher German LLP and of Fountains plc where he led the MBO and AIM IPO. A former Editor at Large of BoardRoom magazine, he writes about and contributes to board workshops on best practice corporate governance including for the Non-executive Directors Association and Quoted Companies Alliance. He has expertise in finance, strategy, boards and corporate governance.
Jason ElliottChief Executive Officer
Jason was Chief sales officer for ONZO Ltd, which provides energy data analytics to major utilities, and through which he gained first-hand experience of the smart home market. He was previously Divisional Managing Director of SafetyBank, the safety management software company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olive Communications Solutions Limited. Prior to that, he held a number of senior sales roles at Azzurri Communications Limited, the cloud hosting and data management provider, now part of Maintel Holdings plc. He has a strong technical grounding, from a seven year term at the start of his career, serving as an engineer in the Royal Navy Submarine Service. Expertise in leadership, management, technology and sales.
John ShermerFounder and Chief Technical Officer
John established the Centre of Access Technology to provide expertise and training on technology and disability to UK local authorities and overseas agencies. He also worked with the European Commission as an expert advisor on technology and later established SRS Technology Group plc where he held various senior executive and Board positions. John is a founder of the Company and continues to provide the energy, vision and conviction that inspires Lightwave to innovate and lead in the smart home sector. Expertise in technical innovation and consumer technology trends.
Kevin EdwardsChief Financial Officer
Kevin qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa and on moving to the UK, qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant with CIMA. He has worked in senior finance and commercial positions in blue chip organisations such as Thomson Fly and National Grid. For the past ten years he has used his expertise in M&A activity, manufacturing and process management, supply chain optimisation to scale up, early stage and private equity backed businesses. Expertise in finance, business controls and management processes.
Mike LordNon-Executive Director and Consultant
Mike is a serial entrepreneur, having grown the revenues of his last business Minivator group from £5m to £50m, executing a double-digit EBITDA multiple exit. He has a thorough understanding of technology, as well as the opportunities for its commercialisation. Mike is a business graduate who has spent his career managing fast growth businesses. He has a strong track record in business strategy, sales and marketing, finance and M&A. Expertise in business scale up, sales development and tactical agility.
Steve HarrisNon-Executive Director
Steve is CEO of Committed Capital, a London based venture capital business investing in high growth early stage technology businesses. Steve has some 20 years’ experience of technology investment and currently serves on four investee company boards. He is a strong advocate of investor support in addition to finance to optimise investee company growth and typically provides input on remuneration, sales and marketing strategy, transaction structure and documentation. He has a background in management consulting with PA Consulting, corporate finance with HSBC and Societe Generale and was formerly an officer in the British Army. He has a master’s degree in business administration from London Business School. Expertise in business management, strategy and finance.