Mercia Technologies reported that Dr Jonathan Pell has been appointed as a non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee. Jonathan brings extensive experience in the technology sector, originally in both finance director and chief executive roles and latterly in investing in and helping to scale-up technology ventures. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PwC, Jonathan gained significant executive experience firstly in senior finance positions at Convergys, Geneva Technology, Thomas Cook Retail and Semitool. Jonathan then became CEO at Datanomic, where he oversaw a twenty-fold increase in the company's global customer base and compound revenue growth of 105% over a four year period, before being purchased by Oracle in 2011. Since leaving Oracle in 2012, Jonathan has founded his own early-stage technology investment vehicle, Thorium Technology Investors and currently sits on the boards of a number of young technology businesses. Jonathan also has a wealth of experience acting as an investment adviser to high-growth technology businesses including Envolve Technology, W2 Global Data Solutions, Linkdex, Cloudfind, makepositive, and eYeka. Mercia Technologies non-executive chair Susan Searle said: "On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Jonathan to Mercia. "His significant experience as a finance director, CEO, adviser to and investor in high-growth technology businesses will be invaluable as Mercia continues to strengthen its position as a leading provider of Complete Capital in the key regions of the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland."
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