Former PayPal executive joins UK and Boston-based Panintelligence
UK and Boston-based data visualization, reporting and analytics software developer Panintelligence has appointed Howard Bell, a seasoned commercial and technology growth specialist, as chair.
The appointment follows the firm’s successful Series A fundraising last month, which saw rapidly scaling Panintelligence secure $5.8m backing from UK investors for international expansion from its Milk Street, Boston office.
Bell has had a highly successful operational career, building and scaling a number of now market-leading US and UK digital brands. A founder member of PayPal Europe, where he steered growth from start up to $260m revenues, he was also a member of the leadership team that enabled UK cybersecurity venture, Content Technologies, to achieve a $845m exit, and part of the leadership team which achieved a $130m exit at JustGiving.
A former director and digital leader of international online payments at Barclaycard, Mr Bell is currently a venture partner at London-based Octopus Ventures and sits on the board of a number of fast-growth technology firms.
Mr Bell commented: “I rarely see an early-stage tech business with such a relevant, unique and targeted technology solution as Panintelligence, and the opportunity to help the founders in the next stage of growth was compelling. I am driven by helping great growth ventures maximize their potential, and from a really impressive platform of triple-digit growth in just a few years, we have a very ambitious plan for expansion in global markets, particularly the US.”
Panintelligence enables organizations to understand and exploit their own data in order to drive strategic decision making. The Panintelligence ‘Pi’ suite of software enables businesses to use data in almost any format to trigger reports, and visualize trends in real time. Panintelligence has over 200,000 users worldwide across a wide range of industry sectors including retail, financial services, local government and healthcare.
The business, led by CEO Zandra Moore, CTO Ken Miller and operations director Charlotte Bailey, was established in 2014 and employs 40 staff at its Leeds, UK head office and US base at 50 Milk Street, Boston.
“Howard is a hugely talented and experienced addition to our board, and we’re excited to have a chair who has a proven record of leading digital businesses through rapid growth.
“His background mirrors our journey from fintech start up to maturing specialist data analytics partner, and he really ‘gets’ what we want to achieve. I am confident Howard will help us make that happen in international and UK markets over the coming five years,” said Panintelligence CEO Zandra Moore.