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.
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.
As Chief Technology Officer, Riki defines the future direction of Quortus’ product line, as well as managing the engineering teams. Riki joined Quortus in 2010 as Product Manager bringing with him a wealth of engineering and team management experience that has played a crucial role in creating the ground-breaking EdgeCentrix solution. A Cambridge University graduate, he has worked at companies including Nortel, Anritsu and MMI/Cobham where he honed his skills in mobile and VoIP product development with a number of senior systems engineering and product leadership roles. Riki’s abilities as a product innovator, with a number of patents to his name, make him perfectly positioned to guarantee that Quortus continues to develop cutting edge technology for the mobile sector.