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16 April, 2018 - 09:59 By Kate Sweeney

New CEO set to scale expansion for ip.access

Cambridge-based ip.access, a global player in small cell provision, has appointed a new CEO to scale the company’s efforts in a number of wireless markets. Ex-Cisco executive Richard Staveley replaces Malcolm Gordon who will remain on the board.

Staveley is an accomplished business leader with 25 years’ experience in the wireless industry and British Army.
Previously he co-founded Stratto, where he served as chief commercial officer and board member. 

Prior to that he was global vice-president of sales and partnerships at Ubiquisys from 2006 until 2013 when the company was acquired by Cisco for $310 million. 

At Cisco, Staveley led service provider sales for small cells and Wi-Fi. He also held other senior roles in the UK including vice-president of sales for General Dynamics (previously IPWireless).

In his new role he is responsible for scaling ip.access’ existing partnerships and leading positions in a number of wireless markets – including aviation and maritime communications, security & surveillance solutions, cellular and private networks.

He said: “We will focus on our core competencies in key verticals to ensure that ip.access reaffirms its status as a market leader.”

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Richard Staveley

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