Peter Kear will retire next year as CEO of listed data solutions provider D4t4 Solutions. 

After 36 years with the company, Kear has indicated to the board his wish to retire by the 30th June 2022. 

D4t4, headquartered in Sunbury-on-Thames in Middlesex, have identified his replacement. After reviewing internal and external candidates, Bill Bruno, the current Vice President of D4t4’s US business, will succeed him. 

It said Bruno, who will remain based in the US but spend at least one month a quarter in the UK, has had an active role in shaping the future strategy at D4t4 since he joined the group in 2018.   

He started his career in 2004 with Stratigent, a leader in digital marketing analytics, where he rose to become president and CEO in 2009.

Following Stratigent’s acquisition by Ebiquity Plc in 2013, he continued to serve as its CEO until 2015 when he was promoted to become CEO (North America) for Ebiquity until 2018. 

“From a small warehouse unit in Twickenham employing five people, D4t4 has grown to become a multi-national business with offices in the UK, India, North America and Australia supplying some of the world’s largest companies with our software,” said Kear. 

“I couldn’t be prouder of what we have achieved together, though at the same time I am stunned by how quickly the time has gone by.

“D4t4 is very well positioned – with a strong management team confidently executing a growth strategy based around some fantastic products, including some new releases due imminently, I feel the time is right to begin an orderly executive management succession. 

“Having worked with Bill since 2018 I can vouch for both his abilities and his contribution to the development of D4t4 and his passion for our business and products.   

“I look forward to working with him during the transition phase and I have no doubt that under his leadership the business will continue to go from strength to strength.”