Former Army officer appointed CEO at Checkit
Posted on July 12, 2021 by Jonathan Symcox
Cambridge tech firm Checkit has appointed a CEO.
The listed company said executive chairman Keith Daley will step back from his executive duties over the next six months then remain on the board as Non-Executive Chair.
New CEO Kit Kyte only joined the company in February as Chief Commercial Officer but has already overseen a tripling of Checkit Connect’s prospective pipeline.
He brings deep domain and digital transformation experience and during his time as Vice President of Genpact, where he was responsible for European sales for the Consumer Goods and Life Sciences Division.
At Genpact, he looked after a client portfolio worth over £100m in Annual Recurring Revenues and over the last seven years, has personally completed deals with a cumulative value of over £200m.
His experience includes numerous combat roles as an Army officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles, as well as a consistent track record of leadership success in the private sector.
Checkit incorporates workflow management and automated monitoring of performance. It is used to manage and audit all routine duties including food safety, equipment monitoring, maintenance checks, health and safety, cleaning and operational management.
The company supported the NHS roll-out of the biggest public vaccination programme in UK history, supplying technology to help ensure the safe storage and management of COVID-19 vaccines.
“We are delighted that Kit Kyte, an internal candidate, has been successful in the Group formal selection process for the position of Chief Executive Officer,” said Daley.
“This was the result of a comprehensive selection process which included a total of 165 internal and external candidates being assessed and 60 interviews taking place. Having worked with Kit during the past five months I have been impressed with his drive, strategic insight, practical approach and early sales successes.”
Kyte said: “I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead Checkit at such a pivotal moment. I truly believe that we have a unique product and value proposition, which will have a significant impact on the future of the deskless workforce.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Keith and the board as we position our business to meet this tremendous growth opportunity.”