Graham Williams (Chairman & Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder)
Graham has extensive IT industry experience in high growth environments, building organizations, gaining market share, establishing channels & partners, industry analysts coverage, global presence and financial success (company & shareholder) in the IT systems and applications software and services industry ranging from start-ups/small to approx $100m to companies with revenues of $250m and nearly 1,000 staff including IPO, M&A and Equity/VC funding activities. He has held a range of senior executive positions, including CEO, President, Vice President and Managing Director based in the UK, Netherlands, Nordic and USA for companies such as FirePond, Compuware/Uniface, SuperNova, Seer Technologies, Pansophic and Cullinet. With worldwide experience and responsibilities covering Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific and Americas in the areas of general management, sales, marketing, professional services, support, development and finance & administration.
Clay Babcock (Chief Product Officer and Co-founder)
Clay has worked in the software, hardware, and consumer electronics business arenas, holding a variety of senior product marketing, sales and business development, product management and technical roles. He has been a key part of the success of some of the most innovative companies in the wireless, navigation, LBS spaces. He has formulated, managed and delivered many pioneering products in partnership with some of the world’s leading brands, including Apple, ATT Wireless, Google, Nokia, Symbian, IBM, Microsoft, T-Mobile, National Geographic, Verizon and Navteq. He has completed and launched several large-scale programs bringing together mobile and GPS devices and content solutions on time and within budgets. His knowledge of markets and market opportunities, customer requirements, together with his end-to-end understanding of the underlying technologies, makes him a formidable player in shaping and anticipating today’s converging market place.
Emma Blackburn (Chief Financial Officer)
Emma has vast IT finance expertise having spent 20+ years working with tech start-ups, SMBs and global enterprise. She has built finance teams from the ground up assisting start-ups with budgeting, accounting, board reporting preparation and compliance issues. At Siebel Systems, Emma established and administered all financial systems for international subsidiaries during the explosive growth period of the “fastest growing company in the United States (Fortune Magazine, 1999).” International employees under her remit comprised 40% of the entire company, which grew from less than 200 to more than 8,000 employees during this period. Emma earned a Masters and Bachelors degree from Stanford University in Industrial Engineering and Economics, respectively.
John Stuart (Chief Commercial Officer)
John brings 25 years global Sales and Marketing leadership success to Cloudbanter, with a proven track record of sustained, rapid and profitable revenue growth achieved through effective partner strategies and enduring customer success in the Mobile Operator marketplace. He was previously Chief Commercial Officer at Omlis, who developed a portfolio of mobile authentication and encryption applications. He has held several other senior leaderships positions at Thyron Systems, VeriFone, S1 Corporation, Merant, and further board level roles at Bell & Howell and Pansophic Systems. He gained a BSc Economics at the City of London University, and a post-graduate diploma in Business Studies at the University of Kent.