Posted on December 17, 2018 by staff

Experienced COO joins cloud tech specialist

Vapour Cloud has appointed a new chief operating officer with more than 20 years of experience in the technology space.

Andrew Nash has joined the Elland-based business following a year of 51 per cent growth, and will play a key role in a further 50 per cent revenue uplift in 2019.

Nash will be responsible for spearheading further innovation throughout the company’s cloud portfolio, especially within the voice and video product suite.

“We’re as much about people as we are about tech, and Andy’s skill-set fulfils both strands of our ethos perfectly,” said CEO Tim Mercer.

“Digital transformation has evolved from being a buzzword that few people understand, to a powerful source of value creation for businesses. And with Andy’s help we’ll empower more clients and develop more people, as the next few years unfold.”

Having accidentally ‘fallen into’ technology during his college years, Nash admits he soon got the bug for all things innovation.

He joined Avaya as a PC configuration engineer and stayed with the business for two decades, having progressed to the position of global services and support director.

He then became managing director of unified data and voice communications firm SBL Group, where he spent over two years of his career, before joining the Vapour team.

“I’ve loved being on board with cutting-edge firms that have constantly been at the forefront of the latest tech advancements, and Vapour is no different,” said Nash.

“They spot an opportunity and whatever boundary they promise to break, they do. That means my role is very exciting indeed. Tim values collaboration and I look forward to having a big part in ‘what’s next’ at Vapour.”

Nash went on to say that the conversation surrounding things like AI, the IoT, video and 5G “has really ramped up” in 2018.

“2019 will be about knitting all of these opportunities together so that they’re understood and within reach of companies irrespective of their size and sector,” he added.

“We’re constantly crafting new ways of delivering voice and I believe that this has been the key to our vast expansion so far. The next 12 months though, could be massive.”

Vapour Cloud is a private equity backed business founded in 2013. The company – which specialises in cloud voice, video, connectivity, security and storage – is on track to breakeven in March.