City Moves for 11 February 2016 | Who’s switching jobs

Joseph Millis
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Cogeco Peer 1

Cogeco Peer 1, a global provider of business-to-business products and services, such as colocation, network connectivity, managed hosting, cloud services and managed IT services, has announced the appointment of Susan Bowen to the newly created role of vice president and general manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Based in the UK, Susan has over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, working predominantly for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). In her most recent role as chief of staff UK & Ireland at HPE, Susan was responsible for leading the company’s UK & Ireland growth plan and small and medium business programme.

Intelligent Optimisations

Intelligent Optimisations (IO) has announced the appointment of Tom Bowman as its new chief executive. Formerly global senior vice president sales operations at BBC Advertising, Tom joins IO with more than two decades of industry experience in major leadership roles. Prior to his revenue development and sales operations role with the BBC, he worked for MSN and Yahoo.

MassChallenge UK

Kerry Ritz has been appointed managing director of MassChallenge UK’s start-up accelerator programme. Kerry brings over 20 years of international experience with both start-ups and corporates. Before joining MassChallenge UK, he was chief marketing officer of the FTSE 250 company Euromoney Institutional Investor, preceded by roles as chief executive for Palringo and vice president for business development for EVRYTHNG, both innovative early-stage start-ups.


Independent broker FinnCap has appointed Mark Brewer as senior life sciences analyst, joining its research team. Mark has 28 years’ experience in the City, starting as a UK pharmaceutical and healthcare analyst at Credit Lyonnais Securities, before working as an analyst at ABN Amro, Dresdner Kleinwort Wassertein, Satellite Asset Management, Eden Financial and Hardman & Co. Mark will work alongside Keith Redpath, who is being retained as a consultant to FinnCap.


Enterprise mobility company Kony has announced the appointment of David Sikora to its advisory board, effective immediately. David will join other advisory board members that were recently appointed, including golf icon Ben Crenshaw, former Compaq chief executive Michael Capellas, and former Accenture chief operating officer Stephen Rohleder.

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