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.
Ian is the Quortus CFO, 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.