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Telecommunication, fiber, and utility operators are “Building better networks” with IQGeo’s award-winning software solutions. The ability to powerfully model any network requirement, integrate every system and data source, and support field and office teams with continual innovation is helping operators create the networks of the future. Our solutions ensure greater cross-team collaboration and process efficiency throughout the network lifecycle, from planning and design to construction, operations, and sales.

Whether it’s highly competitive fiber and 5G broadband rollouts, optimized private and regional networks, or complex utility grid modernization projects, customers trust IQGeo’s flexible software solutions. We partner with large multinationals and smaller regional operators to deliver the digital innovation they need to increase network resilience, operational safety, and business ROI.

IQGeo has an established and rapidly growing customer base with more than 500 telecom , fiber, and utility companies worldwide. Hear directly from our customers about how IQGeo is helping them to accelerate productivity and collaboration across their business.

About IQGeo

Every day thousands of global users across telecom, fiber, and utilities depend on IQGeo.

IQGeo business drivers

Deliver world-class technology with a proven track record

Enable strategic digital transformation initiatives

Reduce field construction and maintenance costs

Improve response times and customer satisfaction

Facilitate the delivery of high value services

Our people

IQGeo has assembled a global team of telecom, fiber, utility industry experts, and experienced software industry professionals to work alongside our customers in a creative partnership. We have seen first-hand the challenges faced by our customers and understand that they need innovative solutions to solve today’s complex problems. But it’s not just our technology and the experience of our people that stands out, it’s also the open and transparent approach that we apply across every aspect of our business.

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Visit our careers page to learn more about the IQGeo team. 

Our Management Team

Our Management Team consists of a group of experts, each leaders in their respective fields, who work together to drive the IQGeo business.

Our Board Members

Our Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the Group. Its aim is to provide the leadership and industry-specific insight required to develop a successful business, through utilizing the broad range of skills and experience of the Board members.

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Richard Petti, Chief Executive Officer, IQGeo

Richard Petti

Chief Executive Officer

Richard brings 25 years of experience in developing market leading businesses for automotive, financial and industrial customers. He was previously CEO of Asset Control, a supplier of data management systems to leading financial institutions, and COO at WEMA, a leading provider of sensors to commercial vehicle manufacturers.

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Haywood Chapman

Chief Financial Officer

Haywood has significant technology sector expertise, working in both listed and private equity backed businesses spanning almost 20 years.  He was CFO of AIM listed software and services provider Castleton Technology PLC where he oversaw growth via 10 acquisitions and organic growth to a £26m turnover business with £6m + EBITDA with c70% recurring revenue.  Castleton was sold in June 2020 providing over four times return to initial investors.  He also held senior finance roles with Infinity SDC and Northgate Information Solutions.  Haywood is a qualified Chartered Accountant having trained at PwC and gained M&A experience working in PwC’s Transaction Services team.

David Cottingham, Chief Technology Officer, IQGeo

David Cottingham

Chief Technology Officer

David has held senior Engineering and Product Management roles on product lines worth tens of millions of dollars, most recently as CPTO at an AIM-listed business, and previously at Citrix Systems for over a decade. He’s led large, multidisciplinary engineering teams distributed around the world, and worked on operating systems, SaaS, IoT hardware, developer ecosystems, and mobile applications. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.

Jay Cadman, SVP North America, IQGeo

Jay Cadman

Senior Vice President of North America

Jay has over 25 years’ experience in successfully building B2B technology sales and marketing organizations. He has worked in large multi-nationals, as well as start-ups in North America, Europe and Asia including GE, Smallworld and Ubisense. Jay has successfully led entry and expansion in telecommunications, utilities, manufacturing, aerospace and military markets internationally and specializes in building high performance highly motivated teams.

Christian M. Wirth, Senior Vice President of APAC, Europe, Asia, IQGeo

Christian M. Wirth

Senior Vice President of APAC

Christian has an impressive track record of building software companies across Europe and Asia, including Business Objects, Cognos and Compuware. He worked with T-Systems for more than five years to build the Big Data and Analytics unit globally, taking revenues from $20m to over $180m. Christian brings a strong mix of business and commercial skills to IQGeo that were gained across enterprise software platforms and applications.

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Raf Meersman

General Manager of EMEA

Raf has over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing software for automating network planning and design. Starting as a junior developer at Comsof in 1999, Raf took up various roles over time and become CEO and shareholder of the company in 2012. As CEO Raf grew the business into a global market leader for auto-design software, expanding from 10 to 60+ employees with an average 40% annual growth in revenue. Since 2020 Raf was also elected as a Board member for the FTTH Council Europe and is a frequent industry speaker.

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Brian Bleile

Senior Vice President of Global Services

A leader in the SaaS and professional services space for more than 30 years, from Fortune-50 to Start-ups, Brian brings his experience to the role of Senior Vice President of Global Services. Most recently, Brian was VP of Customer Services for a multi-billion company in the healthcare space while much of his career was spent in the executive suite creating, developing, and scaling professional services, client success, software development and information security organizations within cloud-centric technology companies.

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James Wheatley

Head of Product Management

James has been working with geospatial technology since 1995 and in product management for over 20 years. Upon completion of his doctorate from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, James joined Smallworld (acquired by GE in 2000) where he held a number of senior sales, services and product management roles, and became the Product Line Leader for the Smallworld telecoms products. In that time he significantly grew the telecoms customer base and revenues. James joined IQGeo in 2022 as Head of Product Management contributing his market experience and product management expertise to the organisation.

Tom Ferland, Global Head of Human Resources, IQGeo

Tom Ferland

Global Head of Human Resources

Tom has over 20 years of Human Resource experience supporting global geospatial and enterprise software companies. After completing a degree in Geography (University of Vermont), Tom was initially a GIS/Geospatial software analyst. Mid-way through 18-years with ESRI, Tom shifted direction formally into HR, and began recruiting large teams, implementing performance management, and was a business partner to sales, marketing, and technology functions. After joining IQGeo in 2014, Tom obtained the SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) certification and leads global people-related strategy and initiatives.

Steve Tongish,  Chief Marketing Officer, IQGeo

Steve Tongish

Chief Marketing Officer

Steve’s career has been concentrated on international marketing, business development and product management for enterprise software and hardware solutions. Having worked for small VC funded start-ups to large publicly listed companies, he is experienced in traditional and SaaS based software revenue models. Steve leads global marketing teams with a resolute focus on metric-driven, revenue generation through inbound and outbound campaign strategies. He has a structural engineering degree from the University of Colorado.

Paul Taylor, Non-Executive Chair, IQGeo

Paul Taylor

Non-Executive Chair

Paul spent over 21 years with AVEVA Group plc and was Group Finance Director from 2001 to 2011. Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and was recipient of the FTSE 250 Finance Director of the Year in 2008. Paul was appointed to the IQGeo (then Ubisense) Board on 28 February 2011. Previously, Paul was a non-executive director of Anite plc, KBC Advanced Technologies plc, Escher Group Holdings plc and Frontier Smart Technologies Group Ltd and a non-executive director of Thruvision Group plc.

Paul now serves as a non-executive director to Oxford Metrics plc and Trustee of CADCentre Pension Fund.

Dr. Robert Sansom, Non-Executive Director, IQGeo

Dr. Robert Sansom

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Robert Sansom co-founded and was CTO of FORE Systems, acquired by Marconi for $4.5 billion in 1999. Robert joined the IQGeo (then Ubisense) Board on 16 December 2005. He co-founded and was Chairman of the Cambridge Angels from 2001 to 2010. Robert was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers in 2010.

Max Royde, Non-Executive Director, IQGeo

Max Royde

Non-Executive Director

Max co-founded Kestrel in 2009. He joined the IQGeo Board on 31 October 2019. Max has been advising and investing in quoted and unquoted UK smaller companies since 1998 and prior to Kestrel was a managing director of KBC Peel Hunt.

Max is a partner in Kestrel Partners LLP and Findlay Park Partners LLP and is a non-executive director of Elms Road Capital Ltd, Track Record Holdings Ltd, Trailight Ltd, Charles Connell & Company Ltd, CentralNIC Group plc and Aferian plc.

Ian Kershaw, Non-Executive Director, IQGeo

Ian Kershaw

Non-Executive Director

Ian has over 30 years’ strategy, engineering and operations experience in the telecoms, utilities and manufacturing industries. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the IQGeo (then Ubisense) Board on 23 May 2014. Previously, Ian was executive chairman of Coryton Advanced Fuels, the transport fuels specialists, and a director of Ricardo UK Ltd., the engineering consultants.

Ian is also a non-executive director of Surface Generation Ltd.

Andy MacLeod

Andy MacLeod

Non-Executive Director

Andy is a professional Non-Executive Director and industry consultant after recently retiring from Vodafone Group as Regional Technology Director for the Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific Region. Prior to that he was Vodafone’s Group Chief Networks
Officer and CTO of Verizon Wireless in the US. Since the early 1990s he has held CEO, COO and CTO positions at major telecommunications companies and has gained extensive public and private experience as a director on the Boards of companies such as Eircom, Indus Towers, Vodafone Italy and Vodafone Australia. Andy was appointed to the IQGeo Board on 21 June 2019.

Andy is currently a non-executive director of Gfinity PLC.

Carolyn Rand Non-Executive Director at IQGeo

Carolyn Rand

Non-Executive Director

Carolyn is a professional non-executive director with over 30 years’ experience across public and private enterprises. Her current responsibilities include Non Executive Director and Audit Chair of AIM quoted Technology business PCI Pal plc, Governor and Audit Committee Member of the College of West Anglia. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants having served as Regional Chair for over eight years. In addition she served as Chair for the Institute of Directors for Cambridgeshire. Other prior directorships include Strategic Advisor for AIM-quoted global technology business Bango plc where she previously held the office of CFO. Throughout her career, Carolyn held executive positions within high-growth technology and scientific businesses including CFO of Zinwave, CEO of Isogenica.

Carolyn is currently a non-executive Director of PCI Pal plc and at ODX plc.

Richard Petti, Chief Executive Officer, IQGeo

Richard Petti

Chief Executive Officer

Richard brings 25 years of experience in developing market leading businesses for automotive, financial and industrial customers. He was previously CEO of Asset Control, a supplier of data management systems to leading financial institutions, and COO at WEMA, a leading provider of sensors to commercial vehicle manufacturers. Richard joined the IQGeo (then Ubisense) Board on 14 December 2016.

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Haywood Chapman

Chief Financial Officer

Haywood has over 15 years’ experience in senior finance roles within high growth listed and PE backed organisations. He joined IQGeo from Castleton Technology PLC, a leading software and managed services provider to the social housing sector, where he was CFO from 2014 and led the business from a cash shell via ten acquisitions to a £26 million revenue, £6.3 million EBITDA company with 68% recurring revenue which was sold to TA backed MRI Software, returning more than 4x to initial investors.


Our partner ecosystem

The IQGeo partner ecosystem provides a real depth of expertise and knowledge in their specialist areas, delivering innovative operational solutions to customers around the world. We share a common business objective of helping our clients deliver high value services, increase customer satisfaction and reduce the cost of field construction and maintenance activities.  To find out more, visit our partners and integrations page. 

The history of IQGeo

On the 1st of January 2024, we celebrated our five year anniversary as IQGeo. While this is a major milestone with many significant achievements, the roots of the company and our software technology run much deeper than this half-decade. The original geospatial software (myWorld) has a rich history of development under the Ubisense brand prior to its disposal on the 31st of December, 2018, and we have since added decades of industry and technology experience through the acquisitions of OSPInsight in 2020 and Comsof in 2022.


Thanks to our dedicated and talented team, the IQGeo software portfolio and business has matured dramatically over the last 5 years as we have evolved from an industry challenger to a leader, and we look forward to even greater achievements in the future.  

IQGeo carbon neutral

In May 2022 we announced IQGeo’s decarbonization initiative to document and manage our own carbon emissions across our global operations. We did this by embarking on a project with Carbon Footprint Ltd. to measure our carbon footprint and offset our carbon production.



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Visit IQGeo carbon neutral webpage to learn more about IQGeo's carbon neutral offsetting and decarbonization initiatives.