Richard Meirion-Williams has joined global tech consultancy hedgehog lab in the newly created role of chief growth officer.

The Newcastle-headquartered firm says his remit is to build on the momentum generated by the recent acquisition of Netsells, a digital agency specialising in app development.

With 25 years’ experience of working in the business consulting, IT software and services market, Meirion-Williams joins from Emergn, where as chief revenue officer he increased booked revenues to over $50 million in 2022.

In his previous role at Zuhlke he delivered 30% revenue growth within two years. His career also spans IBM, Intel, Hitachi Consulting, and a number of start-up companies in software and IT services.

Reporting to hedgehog lab CEO and founder Sarat Pediredla, Meirion-Williams’s team will include head of growth Rob Bellingham and head of client engagement Clare Weightman.

“I’m thrilled to announce the appointment of Richard as our new chief growth officer, a pivotal move aligning with our audacious goal to grow the business five-fold in the next five years,” said Pediredla. 

“His proven experience is not just a match for our ambitions, but his values are a mirror image of the culture we’ve worked so hard to build. This appointment marks not just a step, but a leap toward a future of unparalleled growth and shared success.”

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Meirion-Williams added: “I am very excited about joining hedgehog lab and growing sales in line with the expectations and alignment of the company strategy. 

“I see a great opportunity for all those working in the organisation to have a vested interest in all sales activities and winning new business which is challenging and interesting in delivery, benefiting customers and our employees.”

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