Top Influencers: 7 UK Group CTO’s To Follow in 2022

3 years ago

Group CTO play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Group CTO role. We have selected these Group CTO’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 Group CTO’s. The list is in no particular order!

Richard Morrell

Group CTO @ Falanx Group Ltd

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Richard is Group CTO of Falanx Group. He is best known as a twenty plus year contributor to the Linux kernel and the Open Source community, and as co-author of SmoothWall, protecting major retail brands from Ford to Halfords, Moto Service Stations to schools, colleges and government departments in the UK and across the US. He joined Falanx from Gartner where he served as Director and CTO within their Global Security Practice. Prior to Gartner, he headed up security strategy in the US for Red Hat the leader in Open Source where he served more than 10 years in two stints, seeing the business grow to $3bn revenue from $200k. He is an in-demand speaker and panellist at security events and has talked for NCSC and UK Government/US Department of Homeland Security in 2017 at major events. Learn more about Richard Morrell on Crunchbase…

Falanx Group Ltd is a provider of various security and intelligence services to blue chip and government clients worldwide. Read more aboutFalanx Group Ltd on Crunchbase…

Fabrice Gagneux

Group CTO @ Digitalbox

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Digitalbox have created a ‘push media’ publishing model able to deliver large, high quality audiences in a brand-safe environment. Read more aboutDigitalbox on Crunchbase…

Pete Marshall

Group CTO @ MAPAL Software

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Pete Marshall is a founding partner and CTO at Brighter Mindz startup accelerator, Group CTO of MAPAL Software (backed by Providence Equity), ex-CTO of Planday, and ex-Engineering Director at He also runs Lean Software, a training and consulting company based in London. He has been involved in commercial software development for over 20 years, with practical experience implementing organisational, architectural, and engineering change in small, medium, and large enterprises. Pete has recently been involved in creating a private equity fund to back new ventures in the healthcare space. Learn more about Pete Marshall on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutMAPAL Software on Crunchbase…

Leo Lundy

Group CTO @ Imagine LTE

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Leo Lundy is Group Chief Technology Officer at Imagine Communications Group of Europe. Learn more about Leo Lundy on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutImagine LTE on Crunchbase…

Mark Sheldon

Group CTO @ Sidetrade

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Read more aboutSidetrade on Crunchbase…

Andrew Jones

Group CTO @ Midpoint

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Andrew (AJ) is a senior, results-oriented executive with over 25 years of leadership and management experience at premier investment banks across a variety of front, middle and back office functions, locations and markets. AJ was previously Global CTO at Macquarie Securities (HK), APAC CTO at Deutsche Bank, Managing Director and Global Head of Technology for FX sales and trading at Morgan Stanley. His last role was Europe and APAC CTO at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. AJ has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Learn more about Andrew Jones on Crunchbase…

Midpoint is a true peer-to-peer international payments platform for any businesses or individual wanting access to fair and transparent FX. Read more aboutMidpoint on Crunchbase…

Dave Williams

Group CTO @ Ed.

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Experienced CIO/CTO/CDO/CPO/Programme Director with end to end programme and business transformation experience in both B2C and B2B environments. Entrepreneurial by nature and used to working at Board level, with excellent business, transformation and IT skills, company start-up (including PE experience), accelerated company growth (up to 250% pa) and global corporate experience. An excellent track record in working with the business to create comparative advantage through innovative technology, building IT functions on greenfield sites or transforming and managing IT functions (up to 140 internal staff) supported by offshore resources, IT Strategy, solutions architecture, product owner, programme management, systems migration, software development (in house and 3rd party), digital, DevOps, SaaS, cloud, account & supplier management, contract and P&L experience up to £50M. Learn more about Dave Williams on Crunchbase…

Ed is an award winning, global insurance and reinsurance broker with offices in the world’s key regional and global insurance centres. Read more aboutEd. on Crunchbase…

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