With 30 years of experience in IT and telecoms, Darren spent 19 years in key management roles at Cisco Systems. He specialised in building channels and bringing new technologies to market, including Wi-Fi, date centre virtualisation, storage solutions, fibre channel switching, cloud management and optical and small cells.
“I see a future where mobile services in buildings are not an afterthought, but the backbone of other smart technology systems.”
Bringing 25 years’ experience of mobile networks including mobile network design and optimisation, product management and network architecture, George is a seasoned radio frequency engineer and product specialist. Holding senior roles at Nortel, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Cable and Wireless (now Vodafone) George has also sat on the board of the Small Cell Forum, championing the adoption of small cell technology around the world.
“By focussing on security of our transport network, the technical integrity of our inbuilding RF designs and outstanding operational excellence in managing the network - we are the trusted partner in the in-building mobile environment, delivering a superior customer experience to all mobile users indoors.”
Advisor to global mobile connectivity groups, former MD of MBNL and planning and deployment director of T-Mobile, Graham co-founded Opencell and is now the UK CEO of Digital Colony.
“Having worked in the Telecoms industry providing macro coverage, I realised that the only way to enable great, multi-operator, mobile signal indoors is by providing a solution within the building itself.”
For 20 years Richard has been a tech company leader. Senior in businesses like Ericsson and Marconi, Richard was inspired to spend a decade innovating in the in-building wireless sector.
“Stratto was the second telecoms start-up I helped set-up. Unbiquisys was ranked 12th in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 fastest growing companies in 2013. Shortly after, the business entered the Cisco family enabling us to connect even more people to in-building mobile signal. Partnering with Opencell is a no-brainer for us, the spirit of both businesses are the same and together we’re going to make sure that every indoors has network.”
An experienced B2B public relations and marketing consultant, Rachel was recommended to the Opencell directors to help them refine their brand and marcoms.
“Opencell is one of the rarest of all business types: a genuine industry first as well as fast-growing UK start-up. It’s brilliant to be part of a company with such a great story and ambition.”
With years of telecoms operations and sales experience, Brendan knows the industry inside out. Brought on board by the founders as early as possible; Brendan has helped grow the business at an impressive rate.
“It can be really confusing for businesses and landlords trying to select the right mobile solution; something that is legal, multi-operator and affordable was the request from our clients. But it's both what we do and how we do it that is getting us noticed.”
Seasoned telecoms and mobile industry expert, Nick has held senior commercial, operational and technical roles within the industry.
“I’ve worked in the telecoms industry for my whole career and it’s exciting to be a part of an industry disrupting solution and business. Working both with the operators and within Ofcom’s regulations we’re helping businesses connect anyone inside their building(s).”
With over 30 years' experience in the Real Estate sector, and particular experience in strategic asset management in the London market, Tony has previously worked for companies including Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE and Deloitte.
"It's increasing difficult for even the most forward-thinking landlords and developers to stay abreast of the best available, most upgradable digital 'connectivity technology. Joining StrattoOpencell is an opportunity for me to work for a market leader in the crucial, rapidly evolving proptech industry. As the trends of placemaking, flexible workspaces and sustainable developments become more established, I see strong mobile connectivity indoors becoming as critical as the power and water supply."