Open GI appoints Paul Thorton as CCO

Open GI has announced the appointment of Paul Thornton as its chief commercial officer.

In this newly created role, Thornton will lead Open GI’s commercial function to support transformational growth for the technology partner across UK and Ireland. The role takes effect mid-May this year.

Thornton joins Open GI with more than 20 years of IT, technology and customer success leadership experience. 

Most recently he served as executive general manager at IRESS UK. Prior to that, Thornton held senior sales appointments at global IT firms such as Avelo, Harvey Nash, iPipeline and CGI.

Thornton said he is “delighted” to be joining Open GI during an “exciting time.”

He said: “I am looking forward to working with a number of key individuals within the team and expanding the commercial division to further support our customers with dedicated support and forward-thinking technology and solutions.”

Group CEO, Simon Badley, added: “It is wonderful news for both Open GI and our customers that someone with Paul’s experience and credibility within the tech space is joining us.

“I believe Paul will add huge value to our proposition and will help to play a key role in moving our group forward. Paul has a solid background in driving customer success and expanding digital tech across a variety of markets. “

He concluded: “His market knowledge will be invaluable to Open GI as we continue to strengthen our business to benefit the GI industry and our customers.”

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