Meet The Leadership Team
Intechnica’s leadership team includes founders Andy Still and Jeremy Gidlow and external industry experts.
Professor Mark Hurley, Chairman
Mark’s career has predominantly been spent leading a range of successful high growth organisations. He has been Chairman at Maiesta/BioEDEN, Novolytics Limited and Origin Broadband Limited. Mark was also the founder of International Communications Limited and a Director and Shareholder of Spear Therapeutics Limited. He has held senior positions with several UK universities.
Jeremy Gidlow, CEO, Co-Founder
Jeremy splits his time between general management of the business, designing client solutions and leading consultancy projects for Digital Transformation and IT Due Diligence.
Andy Still, CTO, Co-Founder
Andy is a pioneer of digital performance for online systems. As Chief Technology Officer, he leads the technical direction for Intechnica’s products and services, as well as providing consultancy and thought leadership to clients. Andy has authored several books on computing and web performance, application development and non-human web traffic.
Adrian Moss, COO
Previously the Digital Product Director for Auto Trader, Adrian brings 19 years’ experience of multi-channel digital business transformation to Intechnica. He leads the product and application development teams as well as providing strategic and operational oversight of the business.
Geoff Gill, Director of Finance
Geoff has worked in the retail IT sector for the past 30 years. He has extensive experience building finance teams, in fund raising and acquisitions and implementing internal control procedures. He manages our banking arrangements and ensures clear communication of financial information between our management team, private and corporate investors.
Nick Baglin, General Manager of Product
Nick has 18 years’ experience in cyber security, software technology sales and executive level company management. He has strategically grown vendor, reseller and system integration businesses to record levels and is responsible for Intechnica’s TrafficDefender market expansion, sales and customer facing technical teams.
Alastair Walmsley, Board Advisor
Alastair Walmsley is a Chartered Accountant who, after being Group Finance Director at UNO PLC, spent the last 18 years working with and advising early stage technology businesses. In 2004, he founded AWCL, which provides part-time CFO services for a portfolio of high-growth technology businesses. Alastair has advised 20 venture-backed businesses, companies seeking corporate finance transactions and has been involved in over 75 funding rounds.
Charles Sharland, Non-Executive Director
Charles builds fast growing tech companies, including Vistorm, a 200-person global IT Security company which generated revenues of £100m per year and was acquired by EDS. Following that, he built AppSense, which became a 500 person £100m business prior to being acquired by LanDesk (now Ivanti). His success has been recognised with two Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Will Clark, Non-Executive Director
Will has been a Fund Manager at Mercia Technologies PLC since 2011. He is joint Fund Manager for the £57.5m NPIF, a Mercia Equity Team which provides support with building high-growth innovative companies. He takes responsibility for the North-West Fund for Venture Capital and the Mezzanine portfolio. Will was previously a director at 3i, accountable for a £500m portfolio of investments across the UK. Will has been working with venture capital-backed companies since 1989, and has been involved in more than 150 transactions.
Mike Gibbons, Board Advisor
Mike Gibbons, has a 30-year track record in providing software consultancy services to the telecommunications, mobile and associated industries. Previously, Mike has established, built and managed several leading-edge technology consulting companies throughout Europe. His most recent executive role was as CEO of Mobica Ltd, building the company across four countries to over 800 development staff.
Tony Bolland, Board Advisor
Tony is a tech entrepreneur and angel investor based in Manchester. With 25 years of experience in helping to build three ‘Times Tech-Track 100’ featured companies (Vistorm, AppSense and Avecto), he is well positioned to advise the leadership team on growth strategies, international sales and raising capital.