Switchee, the data analytics and IoT start-up serving large landlords has appointed Tom Robins as CEO effective from 1st February 2021.
Adam Fudakowski, the outgoing CEO and founder will continue working in the business as Executive Chairman, also effective 1st February 2021.
Tom Robins joined Switchee as Chief Strategy Officer in April 2020. Tom has a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He was an early employee of Newton, the highly respected engineering management consultancy. The experience of growing Newton from 10-120 people inspired Tom to focus his career on technology and infrastructure scale-ups.
Tom turned entrepreneur, buying and scaling business insights company BIPB which he successfully sold in 2014 to French listed, analytics consultancy Keyrus. Following a period leading big-ticket deals with Capita’s Group Sales team, Tom led the strategic direction and 3x scale-up growth at SaaS governance tech leader Board Intelligence. Before joining Switchee Tom led the strategy and development at fibre infrastructure disrupter Community Fibre ahead of their £450m fundraise.
Adam Fudakowski, Founder and CEO said “Since joining the busines, Tom has proven his abilities as a strategic thinker and leader. I recruited Tom, in part, to fill the void left by the death of my co-founder Ian Napier. Tom and I have a strong working relationship and a complementarity skill set that makes collaboration rewarding and enjoyable. He is an ideal candidate to capitalise on our recent £2.5m fundraise and captain this next stage of growth.”
As CEO, Tom will assume executive control of the business, he will be responsible for setting the company vision and mission, delivering on the plan agreed by board, hiring the right people, and fundraising.
As Executive Chairman, Adam will manage the Switchee Board of Directors as well as focusing on developing new innovation, new markets and new territories. He will continue to have responsibility for investor relations, the long term product road map, partnerships, acquisitions and regulation.