GTM10 - Building Effective Boards and the Operator Chair, with David Quantrell, Chair and Board Member


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It is a pleasure to talk with David Quantrell about his road to becoming Chair of a number of tech businesses. After starting in the long project world of defence, and a return to school, David has gone on to two IPO’s, four company sales through to running a large division of an IT giant - he’s worked with well known names such as Box, McAfee and HP. All of this experience he now uses in his Board and Chair roles with a number of leading European tech companies, helping shape and solve the problems of growth and scale. It’s fair to say that David is a well respected figure in European tech, hence wanting to hear the story of how he arrived here, and how he sees the future of European tech. It’s a fun and educational listen, especially for founders and leaders trying to evolve and develop their Board as their business grows!

- Europe has CEO’s who want to go the distance
- The role of Practitioners on the Board
- The Board’s evolution with funding rounds and growth
- The right time to appoint a Chair
- Setting up tech founders/leaders for success