London software group ClearCourse has appointed a new group managing director.

John Antunes will lead the group’s software and services operations, overseeing the growth of its component businesses and helping its senior leadership team chart the course for future acquisitions. 

He will work with divisional directors and management teams across the ClearCourse Group, reporting ultimately to CEO, Gerry Gualtieri.

Antunes joins from Edenhouse where, as COO, he oversaw the firm’s operations and played a critical role in its acquisition by Accenture in February 2021. 

Prior to this, he was was global COO at private equity-backed digital agency HoneyBadger for five years, effectively harmonising the company’s global offices based in Sydney, Chicago, Toronto, Copenhagen, London and Johannesburg. 

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Gerry Gualtieri, CEO of ClearCourse, commented: “I am delighted to have such a competent and experienced operational leader join our team. We welcome John at an exciting juncture in ClearCourse’s development, after a series of significant acquisitions since our inception and a hugely promising start for our exclusive payments solution, ClearAccept. 

“I have no doubt that his sound judgment and vast experience across software, digital and operations will prove integral as we navigate this next chapter, both as a Group and as a diverse composition of technology businesses.”

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Antunes added: “ClearCourse is a forward-looking company, with a strong growth mindset and true desire to support the development of the companies it owns. I look forward to working with the team at ClearCourse in London, as well as with our Group Companies across the UK, who I will visit regularly. 

“Supporting this next phase of growth will require the company to ensure that new businesses are smoothly integrated and well-supported by flexible systems and practices. 

“I am extremely excited to help drive these next steps, working closely with Gerry, as ClearCourse becomes an even more established and expansive family in the months and years to come.”