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Maestrano Group PLC
03 December 2018
 

3 December 2018

 

Maestrano Group PLC ("Maestrano" or the "Company")

Maestrano appoints Andrew Pearson CEO and Managing Director

Maestrano Group PLC (AIM: MNO), the open cloud business integration platform with cross-app data synchronization, announces the appointment of Andrew Pearson as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.

Stephane Ibos is stepping down as CEO, as the Company is transitioning to an execution phase that will be focused on UK and North American markets, better served from a UK base.  Andrew Pearson joined as Deputy CEO in September and the board agrees is the ideal candidate for the role, with direct experience in achieving rapid scale for a Software as a Service company in the US and other markets.

Stephane will continue to serve as a Non-executive member of the Board of Directors.

Stephane Ibos commented:

"We feel that is the right time to make this important change, as the Company evolves from a start-up to a fast-scaling commercial enterprise.  I am proud of the success Maestrano has achieved to date and I am very confident that Andrew will deliver on our potential, for the benefit of all stakeholders."

 

Andrew Pearson, CEO of Maestrano, commented:

"I am honoured to be appointed CEO and to lead the company through the next stage of its development and commercial success.  I would like to thank Stephane for his support to date and going forward, as the team takes on new challenges and fulfils our promise."

 

Ian Buddery, Chairman of the Board, said: 

"Andrew joined the Company in September 2018 and has exceeded our expectations in bringing his global execution experience to bear, as we delivered complex and time-critical projects.  The Board feels that as CEO, he can build on his proven record and ensure our long-term success in the cloud software market.

 

I would like to recognise Stephane for not only his enormous contribution as founding CEO, but also his commitment to the best interests of all stakeholders in the business.  Andrew's appointment was not only unanimously supported by the board, but also had the full and enthusiastic support of Stephane and Arnaud Lachaume, the Company's founders."

 

The following disclosures are made in accordance with the AIM Rules for Companies. Other than this information, there is no further information required to be disclosed under paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Full Name

Andrew Pearson

Age

55

Current beneficial shareholding in the Company

None

Current Directorships

CloudPay España SL

CloudPay Holdings Limited

CloudPay Holdings SA

CloudPay Inc

CloudPay kft

CloudPay Philippines Inc.

CloudPay Software Service (Shanghai) Limited

CloudPay Solutions Limited

CloudPay Technology Limited

CloudPay United Kingdom Limited

Thrusters On Full Ltd

Wayin Inc

Former Directorships (previous five years)

CloudPay Asia PTE Ltd

CloudPay Holdings Inc

CloudPay Hong Kong Limited

CloudPay Italy S.r.l

CloudPay Philippines Inc.

CloudPay Solutions Inc

LightwaveRF plc

LightwaveRF Technology Limited

 

Enquiries:

Maestrano Group plc

Ian Buddery, Chairman

Andrew Pearson, CEO

 

c/o IFC

Grant Thornton (Nominated Adviser)

Colin Aaronson / Jamie Barklem

 

+44 (0)20 7383 5100

Arden Partners (Broker)

Ruari McGirr / Ciaran Walsh / Alex Penney

 

+44 (0)20 7614 5900

IFC Advisory Limited (Financial PR & IR)

Graham Herring / Miles Nolan / Zach Cohen

graham.herring@investor-focus.co.uk    

miles.nolan@investor-focus.co.uk

+44 (0)20 3934 6630

 

About Maestrano

Maestrano develops and deploys a patented cloud-based Platform as a Service that serves the needs of Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) and large Enterprises (such as major banks and global accounting firms) to access real time, automated management data efficiently on an integrated platform.  This technology is called Master Data Management (MDM).

 

Further information on the Group is available at www.maestrano.com

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