Panintelligence, the Leeds-based reporting and analytics software developer, has appointed seasoned commercial and tech growth specialist, Howard Bell, as chair.
The appointment follows last month’s Series A fundraising, in which the firm raises £4.5 million to fund its domestic and international expansion.
Mr Bell has had a highly successful operational career, building and scaling several now market-leading US and UK digital brands.
A founder member of PayPal Europe, where he steered growth from start up to £200 million revenues, he was also a member of the leadership team that enabled UK cybersecurity venture, Content Technologies, to achieve a £650 million exit, and part of the leadership team which achieved a £100 million exit at JustGiving.
A former director and digital leader of international online payments at Barclaycard, Mr Bell is currently a venture partner at Octopus Ventures and sits on the board of several fast-growth tech firms.
“I rarely see an early-stage tech business with such a relevant, unique and targeted technology solution as Panintelligence, and the opportunity to help the founders in the next stage of growth was compelling,” said Mr Bell.
“I am driven by helping great growth ventures maximise their potential, and from a really impressive platform of triple-digit growth in just a few years, we have a very ambitious plan for expansion in global markets, particularly the US.”