Clive joined Elevate in January as CEO, having been brought in by the Bermuda based investors UIL. He will be working with the founders of Elevate to bring together the sales and operational strategy with the focus to build the company for its next phase of growth. Clive is a senior business executive with strong sales, marketing and business development skills, with over 35 years experience in delivering new business strategies in global markets. Clive joins Elevate from VIX Verify Global, the Australian provider of Identity Verification solutions that was recently sold to GBG in the UK.
CTO & CO-FOUNDER
Michael has almost 18 years experience in design, development and delivery of large scale enterprises and web platforms. As an IT contractor himself for many years he is absolutely clear as to why he is so passionate about Elevate. Mick has been the CTO of Elevate since its inception and now recently has taken over CEO responsibilities. He's currently focused on future product road map, working iteratively and very closely with clients to further refine and develop the core Elevate platform.
SALES + STRATEGY DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER
Dan has a 20 year background in recruitment and resource management, from both an agency and buying perspective. Dan was one of the Founders of Elevate back in May 2010 along with Mick Delaney. Having performed the CEO function, Dan now focuses on Sales and Strategic partner development, working closely with Direct Enterprise's and MSP Partners.
CHIEF DATA SCIENTIST
Bart is Elevate Direct’s Chief Data Scientist with 20 years experience in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has a 1st class honours degree in artificial intelligence and neuroscience and a PhD in neural network modelling. After his successful time in academia - he is a world expert in ant navigation - and five years in consulting Bart joined Elevate Direct. He heads up the thinking and the team that looks into improving the way people find work and companies choose people, using machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve the decision process.
UIL invested during summer 2016; the first part of a planned multi-million pound fund-raise, conducted by Stockdale Securities. UIL is a listed Investment Manager with a diverse range of investments, from financial services, banking, mining to high technology.
THE GARAGE SOHO
The Garage Soho was founded by Tom Teichman, and Sir John Hegarty. They invest in very early stage disruptive technology businesses and have had some significant successes, including Lastminute.com, Notonthehighstreet.com and Moshi Monsters. Tom and John both still sit on a number of Boards, and were the first outside Investors to join Elevate. Tom has served as Chairman since 2013.
MONTE CARLO CAPITAL
Monte Carlo Capital is a collection of super angel investors, predominantly based out of Monaco, who have collectively invested in Elevate Direct since early 2015.