Our People

Our people at IQGeo

At IQGeo we pride ourselves in the extensive technology expertise and industry experience of our team. The long tenure of many of our employees speaks to their professional commitment and the long-term and successful relationships they have formed with our customers. Our passionate staff work hard but we also make time for fun, creating a positive and supportive global working environment.

Our Management Team

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

Tim Gingell

Tim Gingell

Chief Financial Officer

Tim has over 25 years of commercial and financial experience across software, wireless and telecoms industries. At IQGeo, Tim has rebuilt the balance sheet through disposals, organisation restructuring, re-negotiating debt finance and closing two fundraising rounds on London's AIM stock market, and positioned the business for software-led growth. Tim held leadership positions at i2/IBM, The Cloud Networks and MFS/WorldCom.

 

Kyle Eagen, VP Geospatial Operations IQGeo

Kyle Eagen

Vice President, Geospatial Operations

Kyle has over 20 years’ experience in the geospatial industry. A proven business and program leader, he has extensive experience providing direction, strategy and operational guidance that delivers on organizational objectives. Kyle has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology Environmental Science from Drake University in Des Moines, IA, and has a successful history of working with and for organizations ranging from large multi-nationals to small start-ups.

Richard Petti CEO 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

Pete Batty CTO IQgeo

Peter Batty

Chief Technical Officer

Peter has worked in the geospatial industry for 30 years and played a leading role in creating multiple industry leading geospatial products. Peter has served as CTO for Intergraph and Smallworld, two of the top three traditional GIS companies (and two of the world’s top 200 software companies). He served on the board of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) from 2011 to 2013 and chaired the FOSS4G 2011 conference in Denver. He has an MA in Mathematics and an MSc in Computation from Oxford University.

Steve Tongish CMO IQGeo

Steve Tongish

Chief Marketing Officer

Steve’s career has included international marketing, business development and product management with enterprise software. Having worked for small VC funded start-ups to large publically 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.

Christian M. Wirth

Christian M. Wirth

General Manager, Europe

Christian has an impressive track record of building software companies across Europe, 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 joined IQGeo with a strong mix of business and commercial skills gained across enterprise software platforms and applications.

Jay Cadman

Jay Cadman

General Manager, Americas

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.

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 utilising the broad range of skills and experience of the Board members.

Ian Kershaw Non-Executive Director IQGeo

Ian Kershaw

Non-Executive Director

Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the automotive, manufacturing and power industries. Ian was appointed as a non-executive director to the IQGeo (then Ubisense) board on 23 May 2014. Previously, Ian was a director of Ricardo UK Ltd. and executive chairman of Coryton Advanced Fuels (Premier Topco Limited), a supplier of bespoke fuels to the world’s automotive industry. He is a non-executive director of Surface Generation Ltd.

Paul Taylor Chairman

Paul Taylor

Non-Executive Chair

Paul Taylor 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 FTSE250 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. He now serves as a non-executive director of Thruvision Group plc and Trustee of CAD Centre Pension Fund.

Andy MacLeod IQGeo

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 1990’s 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, and is currently a non-executive director of Gfinity PLC. Andy holds an MA degree in Materials Science from Keble College, Oxford and an MBA from Warwick Business School, and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014.

Oliver Scott

Oliver Scott

Non-Executive Director

Oliver is a partner of Kestrel Partners LLP, IQGeo’s largest shareholder. Kestrel invests in small and microcap UK-listed companies and has a particular focus on the enterprise software and services sector. Prior to co-founding Kestrel in 2009, Oliver spent 20 years advising smaller quoted and unquoted companies, latterly as a director of KBC Peel Hunt Corporate Finance. Oliver is currently a non-executive director of IDOX plc and previously a non-executive director of KBC Advanced Technologies plc prior to its takeover by Yokogawa in 2016.

Dr Robert Sansom Non-Executive Director

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 is a non-executive director to enterprises including Myrtle Software Ltd, Focal Point Positioning Ltd, Featurespace Ltd, Camfed International, Cambridge Communication Systems Ltd, CRFS Ltd and Netronome Inc. Robert was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers in 2010

Richard Petti CEO of IQGeo

Richard Petti

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Petti 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.

Tim Gingell Chief Financial Officer IQGeo

Tim Gingell

Chief Financial Officer

Tim has over 25 years of commercial and financial experience across software, wireless and telecoms industries. At IQGeo, Tim has rebuilt the balance sheet through disposals, organisation restructuring, re-negotiating debt finance and closing two fund raising rounds on London's AIM stock market, and positioned the business for software-led growth. Tim held leadership positions at i2/IBM, The Cloud Networks and MFS/WorldCom.

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