Top Influencers: 5 UK Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder’s To Follow in 2022

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Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder role. We have selected these Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder’s. The list is in no particular order!

Constantine Goulimis

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder @ Greycon

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Constantine is one of the founders (in 1985) of Greycon. Constantine was born in Greece and studied mathematics at Cambridge (BA, MA) and Control Systems at Imperial College (M.Sc.). He completed his Ph.D. in combinatorial optimisation, the cutting stock problem also at Imperial. He is particularly proud that some of the code he wrote then is still in daily production use at many plants around the world, as part of Greycon’s X-Trim. In the Greek army he learned, among other things, exactly how many chickens it takes to feed a regiment and has amassed collection of army stories to tell. He has also served as Deputy Director of the Industrial Systems Group at Imperial College. During 2010 he also consulted with the Greek Ministry of Finance, advising on how tax collection could be improved; the proposals were adopted a month later. In November 2013 he attended the 3-week Advanced Leadership Programme at Cambridge. Learn more about Constantine Goulimis on Crunchbase…

Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, scheduling, forecasting & manufacturing execution systems. Read more aboutGreycon on Crunchbase…

Michael Denham

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder @ Mindtrace

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Michael is Professor Emeritus at the University of Plymouth, UK where he was Director of the Centre for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience. He received his PhD from Imperial Colege and has 40+ years of experience in academia and industry. Learn more about Michael Denham on Crunchbase…

Mindtrace builds intelligent systems which exploit the synergy of brain-inspired algorithms and neuromorphic hardware. Read more aboutMindtrace on Crunchbase…

Bill Safran

Chief Executive Officer and co-founder @ Vizolution

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Bill Safran has over 8 years experience in managing a software business in the financial services sector. He was CEO of Trigold, a 120 person IT company which was the leading provider of mortgage sourcing, compliance and electronic transactions software to the UK mortgage market. Trigold had 25,000 subscribers and was used by some of the largest UK intermediary networks including AXA, Bankhall, Legal & General, Personal Touch Financial Services, Positive Solutions and Sesame. In addition, Trigold developed electronic links with over 60 lenders for the submission of electronic mortgage transactions and with over 10 insurance providers or aggregators. During his tenure he led the transformation from a loss making business with less than 2,000 customers into a highly profitable, market leading business with over 25,000 customers, accounting for c60% of the market. Trigold experienced a compounded annual growth in revenue of 107%. During this same period, he expanded the business from 50 to 120 employees. Trigold won numerous national and industry awards including Deloitte Fast 50 (2005, 2006, 2007), Sunday Times TechTrack 100 (2005, 2006) and Real Business Hot 100 (2007). . Learn more about Bill Safran on Crunchbase…

Vizolution develops a screen sharing technology for businesses to directly interact with their clients. Read more aboutVizolution on Crunchbase…

Richard Quigley

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder @ Ventriks

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Ventriks is a cloud platform that facilitates data discovery, engineering, management, and analysis. Read more aboutVentriks on Crunchbase…

David Turner

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder @ Invest & Fund

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David co-founded Invest & Fund after a 30-year career as a trader in the City of London, working for various financial institutions including Tullett Prebon and RBS. David has a clear vision for how the business can capture the growing peer-to-peer opportunity. Learn more about David Turner on Crunchbase…

Invest & Fund is a credit-led alternative finance marketplace helping individuals, high net worth lenders, private banks and institutions. Read more aboutInvest & Fund on Crunchbase…

David Friedland

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