Global decision augmentation company Signal AI has appointed a high-profile chief operations officer.

Stephen Lucas has worked for high-growth scale-ups and enterprise businesses in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific, including Planday (acquired by Xero), Micromuse (acquired by IBM), Grass Valley, Receipt Bank, C9 (acquired by and KPMG.

Roles have bridged across publicly traded companies, private equity owned companies and venture capital backed companies with multiple exits and growth funding rounds.

Signal AI aims to turn the world’s data into knowledge and empower business leaders across a range of industries to make informed and confident decisions.

Its clients include Deloitte, Bank of America and Google, who use the Signal AI decision augmentation solution for real-time market and media intelligence to uncover trends, risks and opportunities and support critical decision-making.  

“Signal AI is fundamentally changing the way business leaders make decisions and we have seen significant growth and investment over the last year,” said CEO and founder David Benigson. 

“I am thrilled Stephen will bring his considerable experience and ideas to Signal AI as we step into this next chapter of our growth.”

Lucas added: “Signal AI has been on my radar for a while as a different type of technology company, with a very clear vision that they are executing at a fast pace. 

“The leadership team and board are a talented and committed group and I am excited to be joining at this stage of the company’s growth.”