An experienced technology company executive with over three decades of operating, venture-financing, and scaling experience. His management and entrepreneurship expertise includes a diverse track record in new venture investment, technology company start-up and scaling operations, innovation process management, technology commercialization, corporate development and strategy, strategic alliances, and federal and commercial business development. Prior to joining ColdQuanta (now Infleqtion), he served as Chief Business Officer for Luminar (NASDAQ: LAZR), a company in the emerging autonomous vehicle industry. He built and managed their global business operations, supply chain, and business development organizations and was instrumental in leading Luminar through its IPO.
A former British Army officer, holding the Military Cross, and widely respected as one of the leading army officers of his generation having fulfilled some of the most demanding and sensitive appointments during his service as a commander on combat operations in the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, and elsewhere. Following his military career, he joined J.P. Morgan as an investment banker. He founded Adarga in 2016 to apply cutting-edge AI analytics technology to solve complex, real-world problems in defence and other sectors.
A satellite and telecoms industry veteran with over $2 billion in new revenue creation directly attributed to his leadership. He pioneered significant success for start-ups Huawei (founded Huawei in Europe) and O3b (founding employee and Chief Commercial Officer) along with other major leadership roles such as global business unit leader for Alcatel-Lucent. He has been identified as a Top 40 Executive by Global Telecoms Business three years in succession.