George Elliott has a proven track record in profitably growing technology companies and brings together a unique blend of commercial, financial and international expertise. His main achievements have centred around building and bringing to market successful companies that compete and win on the global stage.
George is currently non-executive chairman of:
• Craneware plc, a leader in automated revenue integrity solutions that improve financial performance for healthcare organisations in the USA, which is listed on AIM and headquartered in Edinburgh
• Calnex Solutions Ltd, an Ethernet test equipment manufacturer, based in Linlithgow, near Edinburgh
• Cooper Software Ltd, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integrator, based in Fife
• Optoscribe Ltd, an early stage company that provides high performance 3D waveguide solutions for the data and telecommunication industries, based in Livingston, near Edinburgh
• VisionWare Ltd, a master data management (MDM) software solutions provider, based in Glasgow
George is also a non-executive director of Par Equity Holdings Ltd, a venture capital company based in Edinburgh.
Until recently he was a non-executive director of Two Big Ears Ltd, an early stage company based in Edinburgh, which developed immersive audio technologies for the virtual and augmented reality markets and which was acquired by Facebook.
Since 2007 George has been non-executive chairman/director of 18 companies including:
• Corsair Components Inc, a supplier of high-performance products to the PC gaming hardware market, based in Fremont, California
• Kewill plc, a logistics software company headquartered in Guildford, Surrey and listed on the main market of the LSE until it was acquired by Francisco Partners
• Cupid plc, an online dating company which was listed on AIM
• Summit Therapeutics plc, a drug discovery company which is listed on AIM and Nasdaq and based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
From 2000-2007 George was CFO of Wolfson Microelectronics plc, a leading global provider of high performance mixed-signal semiconductors to the consumer electronics market and was instrumental in its IPO to the main market in 2003.
From 1996-1998 he was Director of Commercial Operations and latterly (1998 to 2000) CFO at Calluna plc, which was listed on the main market of the LSE. Calluna developed the first 1.8-inch hard disk drive which was later used in a number of leading MP3 players and storage devices.
From 1990-1995 George was Business Development Director at McQueen International Ltd (now Sykes), a manufacturing and support services provider for software publishers, where he was responsible for strategic sales and marketing.
Prior to joining McQueen, he was a partner at Grant Thornton for seven years and specialised in corporate finance.