Ian combines over 25 years sales, operations and general management experience in the IT industry with domain experience in the communications industry spanning wireline, wireless and IP service provider markets.
Following consistent success in sales and sales management positions at Information Technology Ltd, Ingres and Sybase, Ian went on to join Portal Software as Vice President, EMEA in 1998. Building the EMEA organization from scratch his four year tenure at Portal Software saw the company rapidly achieve a dominant market position in convergent billing and customer care solutions securing the majority of Tier 1 operators across EMEA, and supported a highly successful NASDAQ IPO.
Since leaving Portal in 2002, Ian operates an independent consulting business active in supporting and investing in early stage organizations spanning Saas, direct / enterprise, channel and consumer business models. Ian currently holds non-executive board positions at Ontology Ltd, Cloudmark Inc, Eseye Ltd and Central Europe On-Demand Zrt.