Mark has over 30 years of experience in the mobile, media and communications technology industries. Having previously been CEO of several successful venture capital and private equity backed technology companies, Mark brings a deep understanding of building sustainable growth in the technology industry. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Mark was Vice President, Nokia Networks, responsible for Global Customers and Internet Solutions worldwide. His early career was in electronics and software R&D in Raytheon Satellite and Communications Systems.
Mark has a wealth of commercial experience, having achieved strong business growth across more than 30 countries worldwide and having lived and worked in Asia, Europe and USA. Mark has been accountable for $500M+ P&L leadership and he has been on both the buy-side and the sell-side of multiple M&A deals.
Mark’s first degree was in Electronics Engineering and he has gained several business qualifications including an MBA with distinctions in strategy and managing knowledge.
CTO and Founder
Andy Odgers founded Quortus in 2009 and has been responsible for its sustained growth with the company now boasting multiple deployments worldwide. A serial innovator, Andy has spent the past decade developing software solutions for mobile networks. In 2003 he founded Zynetix, the developer of GSM softswitches, successfully negotiating the company’s sale to Sonus Networks. Following this he assumed the role of Sonus’ VP of Wireless Technology until taking part in a management buy-out of Zynetix in 2008. Andy subsequently worked as Technical Director of Zynetix up to the subsequent sale of that company to Globe Wireless.
Andy is now responsible for the technology vision and strategy for the company.
Rosemary is VP for Engineering at Quortus. She has over 30 years’ experience working in mobile communications; on military systems, commercial handsets and core networks. Rosemary joined Quortus from Cogent where she was responsible for embedded software for critical devices. She spent 10 years at Panasonic and oversaw the deployment of the first internet enabled handsets. Her experience with managing quality in demanding software environments helps to ensure the robustness and deliverability of Quortus products. Rosemary holds a 1st Class Honours Degree in Computing.
Mark has over 30 years sales and senior commercial management experience in technology and other complex sales environments. He has worked for telecoms network vendors such as Nokia and Nortel Networks in senior management roles. Mark has also led business development for sales consulting companies Miller Heiman and SPI giving him exposure to the commercial leadership challenges in multiple industries. Mark holds a degree in Control Engineering.
VP Customer Operations
As VP for Customer Operations Gwyn Williams has spent his working life in the Communications Industry leading professional services and technical support organisations. Most recently Gwyn worked for Westcon a major distributor of networking, unified communication and security products. Prior to this Gwyn held global operational roles with ip.access, Tekelec, Tektronix, Openwave and Octel communications. He has considerable experience building high performance organisations and enabling those organisations to deliver high-value profitable services that create and drive customer satisfaction.
Gwyn holds an MBA and BSc. Honours degree. A member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management.
Head of Products
Piers has over 20 years of experience in the mobile software industry which equips him to manage the Quortus product platform. His knowledge and experience is also focussed on helping our customers to understand how our products can fit their business and technical needs. Piers was previously Technical Sales Consultant at Private Mobile Networks designing and architecting 2G-4G solutions and also ran the technical consulting team at Orange Business Services. He is qualified on software engineering.
Eleanor Di Biase
Head of HR