Global software services company Mobica has appointed its executive chairman Simon Wilkinson as permanent CEO.
Wilkinson joined Mobica’s board of directors in March 2017 and the firm says he has played a key role in strengthening its customer footprint with a series of leading international brands including Google, Facebook, Intel, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Arm and Jaguar Land Rover.
Wilkinson has a successful track record in founding and investing in technology businesses, both in the UK and Silicon Valley, including Magic4, Myriad Group and RealityMine.
He is currently chairman of Manchester-based Big Data firm RealityMine.
“At Mobica, we have great people and a rich heritage of delivering for our customers,” Wilkinson said.
“We also have an incredible opportunity to build on our reputation as a world-leading software engineering firm, delivering technical excellence to our customers, who are, themselves, leaders in leveraging technology to drive change.
“This is such an exciting period of growth for Mobica and I feel the time is right for me to take a full-time strategic role, leading our team to realise the vision of doubling the size of our engineering organisation which will support us in expanding our engagements with a series of leading international brands including multiple Silicon Valley household names and leading car manufacturers.”
Wilkinson is joined on the board by Richard Haywood, who takes on the role of chairman and holds a number of advisory and non-executive roles within the technology and legal sectors.
He is also chairman of Clarilis Limited, the legal document automation software company, and a non-executive director of FinTech start-up Asterisk Network Solutions Limited.
“I am delighted to be joining the team at Mobica at such an exciting time,” he said. “The company has an impressive customer base and is carrying out world-class innovative work with a total commitment to helping customers achieve their business goals. I am really looking forward to working with the team.”
Completing the trio of recent appointments, Stefan Marxreiter joins the company as chief operating officer, responsible for further developing Mobica’s software delivery capabilities globally.
He brings more than 25 years experience of building and managing teams within global organisations, 17 of which have been spent within the automotive and services sector.