Renowned SaaS specialist joins following recent private equity backing.
Unified Communications software company TelcoSwitch has appointed Ivan Martin as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.
Ivan brings a wealth of relevant experience to the TelcoSwitch Board having spent over 40 years in the technology, software and financial services sectors with both private equity backed and publicly listed businesses.
Ivan has been Chairman of Aptitude Software Group plc since March 2016 and was chairman of Xceptor until April 2021, an international intelligent automation software business sold by CBPE Capital to Astorg Partners.
In addition to his extensive Non-Executive experience, Ivan was Chief Executive Officer of Misys Banking and Capital Markets and a board member of Misys plc. He was also Chairman of FDM Group from 2006 to 2019, during which he oversaw the growth and evolution of the group from an AIM listing through an Inflexion private equity backed business to FTSE 250 member valued at over £1billion.
Russell Lux, TelcoSwitch founder and CEO, said: “The Board and I are delighted to make this announcement, with Ivan’s appointment key to our strategic plan following our recent partnership with Queens Park Equity. Ivan is highly regarded in the Software-as-a-Service market, having guided several fast-growth SaaS businesses, and will be an invaluable counsel as we move forward.”
Ivan added: “I am excited to be working with Russell and his team as TelcoSwitch looks to accelerate its growth trajectory. I have been impressed with the management team’s ambition, drive, and determination to create a major SaaS Unified Communications market leader. The Board of TelcoSwitch, with the guidance of Queen’s Park Equity, is looking forward to helping the team execute on its strategic vision.”
Ivan assumes his role effective immediately.
The company’s solutions enable teams to connect and collaborate in the ways that work best for them, through voice, video, chat, call recording, screen sharing, and more, including advanced omnichannel customer experience solutions for contact centres.
Headquartered in London, TelcoSwitch employs over 120 staff and has enjoyed rapid growth, ranking in the Sunday Times Sage Tech Track 100 and Financial Times FT1000 league tables of Europe’s fastest-growing technology companies