My journey into entrepreneurship wasn’t planned, it was the product of timing, opportunity, and a passion to make a change.
When I completed my Ph.D. in 2008 I began working in the innovation team at the Regional Development Agency. This was the first time that I had been exposed to innovative, start-up businesses and I was captivated by the capability of small teams to create something from nothing and make a change in the world. Before too long I was ready to roll my sleeves up and jump into some start-up companies, taking on any number of roles, driven by a desire to create value for users and build something that was bigger than any one person.
In some ways a CEO role was inevitable and that happened in 2014 when I joined the fledgling Interactive Scientific team. Seven years later I, with my fellow directors, negotiated an M&A deal, having brought in millions of pounds and generated users all over the world. Both the company and I won numerous awards, including the accolades of “Maserati 100 Innovator” by the Sunday Times and one of “50 Movers and Shakers in Biotech”.
I have been featured in numerous broadsheet publications and you may have even spotted me on billboards on the tube or in airports as the face of Oracle’s Your Tomorrow Today campaign.
Of course, none of this has been easy and I have led the company through many challenges. This has given me a wealth of experience, which I have since used to help me help other founders and Changemakers.
I have a portfolio of businesses and founders that I support as they navigate the entrepreneurial journey. From helping businesses to garner investment; to helping build inclusive cultures and being the founder’s critical friend; I have done it all. If you would like to bring my expertise and experience to your leadership team please reach out to me via linked in or Instagram.