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Top Influencers: 14 UK Founder, Managing Director’s To Follow in 2022

Founder, Managing Director play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Founder, Managing Director role. We have selected these Founder, Managing Director’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Founder, Managing Director’s. The list is in no particular order!

Peter F Gallagher

Founder, Managing Director @ a2B Advisory Consulting

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Peter is a Change Management Global Thought Leader, Expert, International Corporate Conference Speaker, Author and Leadership Alignment Coach. Ranked #1 Global Thought Leaders and Influencer on Change Management (May 2021 & 2020) by Thinkers360. Top 50 Business and Technology Books – Thinkers360: Change Management Adoption – Jul 2021 Change Management Handbook – Dec 2020 Change Management Pocket Guide – Jan 2020 Peter consults, speaks, and writes on the Leadership of Change®. For the last 30 years he has worked in over 30 countries for some of the world’s largest and most successful organisations. He has helped these organisations, their leaders and employees deliver change, improvement, and transformation. Consulting – Change Leadership Alignment: At the start of an organisation change journey, Peter asks all leaders: “Do you have a change vision? Are you aligned on your strategic objectives? Are you a high performing team? Does your team have change leadership skills to lead the change or improvement that your organisation is facing?” He then works with the leadership team to develop a solution. Keynotes – Leadership of Change®: ~ Three Key Responsibilities for Organisational Change Leaders ~ Aligning Leadership Teams to Lead Organisational Change ~ 10 Change Management Lessons Learned that Leaders SHOULD Know Change Management Gamification Workshops (Virtual or Face-to-face): ~ Leadership ~ Adoption ~ Behaviour Author: Leadership of Change – Change Management Body of Knowledge: 1 – Change Management Fables 2 – Change Management Pocket Guide 3 – Change Management Handbook 4 – Change Management Leadership 5 – Change Management Adoption A – Change Management Gamification Leadership B – Change Management Gamification Adoption Coming in 2021 6 – Change Management Behaviour 7 – Change Management Sponsorship C – Change Management Gamification Behaviour https://amzn.to/3rxIVjj Peter has an MBA (Distinction) from the Robert Gordon University. He is an American Society of Quality (ASQ) Certified Manager of Quality, and one of the ‘First 500’ globally Certified Change Management Professionals™ (CCMP™) with the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). He also holds three certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Board Member: Vice President of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) UK Speaker Association: VSA International E-mail: [email protected] Consulting: https://www.a2b.consulting/ Speaking: https://www.peterfgallagher.com/ Learn more about Peter F Gallagher on Crunchbase…

a2B Consulting offers specialised change consulting and c-suite advisory services. Read more abouta2B Advisory Consulting on Crunchbase…

Xavier Bellouard

Co-Founder, Managing Director & Board Member @ ActiveViam

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Xavier Bellouard is Managing Director of ActiveViam and one of its founders. Based in London, Xavier manages the UK operations and oversees the commercial efforts of the company across EMEA and Asia/Pacific. Before founding ActiveViam, Xavier was a key contributor to the development of Summit Systems, a software vendor of applications for front-office operations and trading desks. Xavier is passionate about the contribution that ActiveViam’s technology can make to the bottom-line of companies operating in highly demanding and complex markets. “Their bottom-up, experience-driven approach to innovation is a fundamental component of the company’s DNA. Since ActiveViam was created in 2005, they have valued it as a prerequisite to delivering cutting-edge technology to their clients”. Learn more about Xavier Bellouard on Crunchbase…

ActiveViam provides operational analytics solutions to business users in need of timely decision-making. Read more aboutActiveViam on Crunchbase…

Thea Burrows

Co-Founder, Managing Director and Creative Producer @ Maker

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Thea runs Maker, a creative production company that tells brands’ stories using the power of film. She has a natural flair for helping brands engage with audiences in a way that respects and moves them. Since 2003 we’ve partnered with brands and agencies to make beautifully crafted cinematic content that works wonders. Learn more about Thea Burrows on Crunchbase…

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Joseph Munns

Co-Founder, Managing Director & Board Member @ Bakedin

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Busy day @TopDrawerLondon meeting lots of retailers @joemunns @bakedincakes #adventuresindesign

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Joe spent the majority of his career in various senior management positions at IBM UK, before moving to the food industry to lead Bakedin. He has previous experience in M&A, leading the integration of the Maidenhead based Butterfly Software into IBMs development organisation. Learn more about Joseph Munns on Crunchbase…

Bakedin, a Basingstoke-based baking subscription service, provides premium home baking products featuring exclusive recipes by Michel Roux. Read more aboutBakedin on Crunchbase…

Alex Seewald

Founder, Managing Director @ Openshadow Ltd

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Mobile software development. Research and Development. Project Management. Read more aboutOpenshadow Ltd on Crunchbase…

Magdeline Pokar

Founder, Managing Director @ Asia Research News

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Maggie is the managing director of Asia Research News, overseeing all aspects of this innovative startup. Learn more about Magdeline Pokar on Crunchbase…

Asia Research News connects researchers with international media, policy makers, fellow collaborators and the science-hungry public. Read more aboutAsia Research News on Crunchbase…

Frank Staiger

Founder, Managing Director @ Via Studios

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Frank Staiger is Managing Director and founder of Via Studios. He has over twelve years experience in online design, development and digital management with a growing and exciting client portfolio including both private and public sectors. He has worked with many art directors, studios, developers and clients during his career. Via is the engine room driving his unstoppable passion for the internet and the digital sector. What’s more, the experience he brings to projects mediates between excitement for new channels and a sound business sense of what will work to deliver on the bottom line. Before founding the company back in 1998, German-born Frank was working freelance for many years in the media industry, including production and team management for large magazine publications. He also worked in branding, graphic design, pre-production and typography for traditional advertising agencies across Manchester. Learn more about Frank Staiger on Crunchbase…

Online Design, Usability and Development Read more aboutVia Studios on Crunchbase…

Peter Hindle-Marsh

Founder, Managing Director @ SPADINA Caiptal

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Daniel Freedman

Co-Founder, Managing Director @ London & Capital

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Peter Needle

Co-Founder, Managing Director @ Segura Systems

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Segura’s cloud-based software allows businesses to understand, map, monitor and control their supply chains. Read more aboutSegura Systems on Crunchbase…

Gautam Mitra

Founder, Managing Director, and Chairman @ Optirisk Systems

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Optirisk Systems a global reach that provides products and services for Optimisation and Risk Management solutions. Read more aboutOptirisk Systems on Crunchbase…

Roger Searl

Founder, Managing Director @ INFO/NATION

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Thelma Kalentzoti

Founder, Managing Director @ Shoutcube

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Shoutcube is a chat app that will change the way the user communicates. Read more aboutShoutcube on Crunchbase…

Loren Barton

Founder, Managing Director @ Kaleidoscope Group Ltd

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Consultancy and advisory firm focused on bridging the gap between innovation and performance in the market Read more aboutKaleidoscope Group Ltd on Crunchbase…

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