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 in that short time 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.
Simon brings over 25 years finance experience including 20 years’ operating at CFO level. Simon’s sector experience at a senior level includes media, marketing services, retail, mining exploration, financial services, construction and technology and telco. He was one of the earliest employees of Gigaclear, the leading rural broadband provider, where he was a key member of the leadership team of five and one of two executive Board members. Notable achievements include raising ~£70 million in equity, £20 million in debt and £10 million in Government grants.
Simon is a Chartered Management Accountant.
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.
Ian is the Quortus General Manager, joining from Zynetix which he co-founded with Andy Odgers and where he was CEO. In his role, he utilises his wide array of business experience from across multi-national organisations and standalone enterprises to support the company’s commercial strategy as it increases deployments and expands into new markets. Ian’s career has encompassed a variety of roles including management positions at Nortel, Alcatel and Zynetix, as well as working as a technology analyst for London Ventures Ltd. He is also Trustee, Director and Treasurer of the Institute of Export, a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade.
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.