Rob works as non-exec chairman, advisor and mentor for start-up, scale-up, turnaround, not-for-profit, private equity and publicly quoted businesses. Details of his current engagements can be seen on www.linkedin.com/wirszycz . Over the last 15 years, he has been directly involved in fundraising over £150 million and exits worth over £100 million. He has functional experience in strategy, marketing, sales and ‘people’, and domain expertise in e-commerce (White Company; Figleaves), logistics (Yodel; iForce), outsourcing (EDS; Accenture), managed services (Netstore; Bluesource), software products (Microsoft; Oracle; Push), insurance (Innovation; CPG; APA) and consumer electronics (Game; Fove).
Before being ‘plural’, Rob worked for EDS (now HP) as European Marketing Director; the IT industry trade association, CSSA (now TechUK) as Director General; and was CEO of a number of fast growing companies in the UK and Japan. Rob has an MBA, holds Chartered status as a Director, Engineer, and Marketer; is a fellow of the RSA, IoD, ISMM, and BCS; a Court Liveryman of the IT Livery Company, where he is Chairman of the Entrepreneurs Panel; and is a Visiting Senior Fellow at Cass Business School. He was recently featured in the ‘Maserati 100’ list of entrepreneur mentors, and won ‘Mentor of the Year’ for the second time at the 2015 WCIT & TechUK Enterprise Awards.