Alan is a seasoned Chairman and Senior Executive, who has over 35 years’ experience within the IT industry. He has experience of chairing both Public and Private Companies and works closely with the Private Equity & Venture Capital industry in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector.

Alan sits on the Board, as Chairman, of Blackhawk’s portfolio companies including CSI Group and previously as Chairman of Xploite plc (formerly Matrix Communications), an AIM listed aggregator that completed 12 acquisitions in 2 years; Glasshouse, a Boston based, VC backed Storage Services Company, formed from the merger of 2 UK Companies and the acquisition by Glasshouse and Foster MacCallum, an early stage Software House; AVM , which was recently acquired by Alcuin Capital.

Previously Alan held senior positions within the TMT sector, and was most notably the Founder and Managing Director of Cisco Systems Ltd, Cisco’s UK subsidiary. During this time he grew the operation from a standing start to over £300M of revenue.

With a proven track record of establishing and growing “fast track” start-ups, and a record of recruiting and developing successful teams. Alan has significant experience of Turnarounds, Mergers, Acquisitions and Fund Raising.

He is the Co-Founder of Blackhawk Capital.