The Indigo Board of Directors and its investors, GCP, London, have appointed its CRO Ray O’Connor to the role of CCO and Board member effective immediately. The appointment will help provide long-term sales leadership to Indigo while recognising Ray’s contribution to the success of the business to date.
In his new role as CCO Ray will focus on expanding the skills portfolio to capitalise on the current market opportunities around wireless, 5G, data centres, digitisation and managed services. Ray will play a key role in driving our growth strategy and will be responsible for continued global development and customer growth.
Ray said “I am looking forward to driving the firm’s vision and execution of strategic partnerships and new business initiatives. I am honoured and excited to work with an experienced leadership team to drive better integration and alignment between all revenue-related functions ensuring cross-functional success for Indigo’s business globally.”
Kevin Taylor MBE, Executive Chairman of Indigo said “We are delighted that Ray has agreed to take on the role of CCO within Indigo as well as joining the Board. He will focus on aligning our global growth – particularly in the USA- with long-term value creation for customers.”
Ian Duggan, Indigo CEO added “Ray brings a commercial mindset that will drive Indigo growth. He has already immersed himself in growing our fibre and wireless divisions. I am excited to see Ray apply his talents to the significant growth opportunities we in Indigo have across the globe.”
James Blake, Partner, GCP added “It is great to see Indigo continuing to add strong talent to the board and highlighting its positive people culture by demonstrating promotion from within the group. We wish Ray every success in his new role”
Ray is the former CCO of 4site, the company acquired by Indigo Telecom Group, known as Indigo since 2019. He joined the company in 2017 and is an experienced telecommunications executive working successfully with the AltNet FTTx sector and investor base across Europe and Canada. Ray joined the company from AirSpeed Telecom where he spent over six years developing and selling MPLS solutions to enterprise clients. He also played an instrumental role in developing the market in Northern Ireland for the company. Prior to this, Ray worked with The Sunday Tribune as Deputy Commercial Manager.
Indigo provides design, build and support engineering services to fixed and mobile carriers, and the enterprise sector since 1998.
Indigo collaborate, challenge, research, and develop to enable our customers to stay ahead of emerging and expanding technologies. With the brightest minds and leading technical insights in the business, we design to innovate, build to evolve, and support to enhance the performance of digital infrastructure better, faster, and more safely than any other player in the market.
With a global footprint in over 90 countries and as a partner to most of the world’s top brands, we pair dynamism and diligence, realising and maximising the value of connectivity from end to end, from present to future. By creating flexible and future-focused digital foundations, our customers are adapting and scaling at pace. We are relentless in our pursuit of innovation empowering our customers to deliver richer experiences for their businesses and more meaningful connections for their customers.
GCP was founded in 1999 and has a 22-year successful track record of building genuine investment partnerships with outstanding growth companies in the Technology & Services sectors. Its distinctive partnership approach provides flexible equity funding solutions of between £10m and £50m, alongside highly valuable and agile strategic support for ambitious entrepreneurs.