In his new role, Edwards will report directly to the LivingBridge Board of Directors, the global private equity firm that owns M247. Edwards has a wealth of experience in leading technology companies and joins M247 after serving eight years as president and CEO at ECI Telecom.
Edwards led the transformation of ECI Telecom and the subsequent sale to Ribbon Communications and was an integral part of the team who took the business on a transformational programme. Prior to that, he was based in Canada at EXFO Inc. where he held a non-executive director role.
Andy Leitch, chief finance officer and interim CEO, M247, said, “I’m very pleased to announce the appointment of our new CEO. Darryl has a strong executive background in international telecoms businesses and has been working for the last 10 years at executive level within private equity owned businesses. Myself, the rest of the M247 board and the whole team, are delighted to welcome Darryl and look forward to working with him as we continue to move our great business forward.”
Edwards has also sat on a number of key advisory bodies including UK Broadband Stakeholders Group and UK Information Age Partnership, the latter being chaired by the Secretary of State; the aim of the body was to create a more knowledge led economy as a basis for innovation which would be used to help boost the UK’s competitive advantage.