Mike is a serial entrepreneur and a specialist in marketing and sales in the technology sector. Having left school at 16, Mike pursued a career in sales starting as a telemarketer for Vodafone. In a career spanning 28 years, Mike has held numerous sales and marketing roles in large and small companies managing teams up to 120 people and revenues of £100m.
Mike has also founded four tech start-ups including an early cloud business in 2000. Mike’s latest venture was recently recognised as the fastest growing IT services business in the UK and the second fastest growing tech firm overall by the Sunday Times Tech Track 100. The business was established in 2013 and has achieved run rate revenues of £24m and employs more than 200 people.
In his career Mike has risen through the ranks, winning multi-million pound deals and building substantial personal wealth. He has also been fired from a large corporate employer, lost all his life savings and then made it all back and more again. In this session Mike will talk about the key drivers of success and share lessons learned the hard way!
Mike is Co-founder & Director of Roc Technologies, accountable for the growth and development of the business including all revenues, marketing activities and the services portfolio. Prior to joining Roc, Mike held a number of senior business development roles at leading IT service providers, including a team of 120 people and £100m of revenues.