Martello NEWS : 2017

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One of Ottawa’s fastest-growing tech firms has a new chief executive.

Martello Technologies said Monday that it had hired John Proctor, a veteran of the Canadian and British Armed Forces as well as the former vice-president of global cybersecurity at CGI, as its new CEO.

Mr. Proctor replaces Bruce Linton, who will remain active within the firm and become Martello’s co-chairman of the board alongside Terry Matthews. Mr. Linton is also the chairman and CEO of cannabis producer Canopy Growth.

“Martello is primed for continued growth and is adding senior leadership experience to ensure they get there,” Mr. Matthews said in a statement. “John has a proven background and private sector experience, which will help him guide Martello through the next stages of corporate execution.”

Martello develops software that helps IT professionals troubleshoot cloud-based communications systems, with a particular focus on servicing Mitel’s customers. Martello – which was founded in 2009 – and Mitel are connected by Mr. Matthews, who co-founded Mitel and invested in Martello.

The Kanata startup has attracted significant attention in recent years, including a ranking of No. 48 on the 2017 Profit 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 1,552 per cent. Locally, OBJ named Martello its fastest-growing company in 2015 and, more recently, named it one of the recipients of a 2017-18 Employees’ Choice Award.

In September, Mr. Linton mused that an initial public offering and acquisitions were likely to be in Martello’s future.

Poised for rapid growth, Martello taps cyber security expert and business leader to head the company.

 Ottawa, Canada (December 18, 2017) – Martello Technologies, the leading provider of network performance management solutions for unified communications (UC), announced today the appointment of John Proctor as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

A respected senior ICT executive, Mr. Proctor brings more than eight years of experience driving strategic initiatives that build businesses. Prior to his work in the private sector, Mr. Proctor served for more than twenty years in the Canadian and British Forces. Since entering the private sector he has served in multiple roles, including Vice President, Global Cyber Security at CGI, where he was responsible for the company’s strategic vision on Cyber Security. John is also a very active member of the ICT community, including sitting on the ICT advisory board for Government Affairs Canada and also the CATA (Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance) Cyber Council.

Ranked number 48 on the 2017 PROFIT 500 list of the fastest growing companies in Canada, Martello has achieved triple digit five-year revenue growth. Martello’s software as a service (SaaS) is now deployed in more than 6,000 networks around the world. This success has given the company a solid base from which to expand further, and Mr. Proctor will lead the company through the next phase of growth.

Bruce Linton will play an active role in the company as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, working closely with Mr. Proctor in areas including working with capital markets.

“Martello is primed for continued growth and is adding senior leadership experience to ensure they get there,” says Sir Terry Matthews, Co-Chairman of the Martello Board of Directors. “John has a proven background and private sector experience, which will help him guide Martello through the next stages of corporate execution.  We thank Co-Chairman Bruce Linton for the pivotal role he has played in the success of the company to date, and welcome John as a strong addition to the executive team.”

“I’m very pleased with the opportunity to join Martello”, says John Proctor, the new President and CEO. “It is an excellent chance for me to help scale further an already profitable business with solid technology and a great team. I look forward to working with the full team and ensuring the long-term company position as global industry leader.”

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