Six Degrees Group today announces that it has appointed Mike Ing in the newly created role of Group Business Operations Director. In this role, Mike is responsible for acquisition integration, business process management, internal IT and systems, and runs the managed cloud hosting unit.
Mike brings over 20 years’ experience in the Internet and telecommunications industries to Six Degrees Group. He has a background in electronics engineering and started his career at Cable & Wireless working on optical transmission systems and project managing submarine cable rollouts. A seven year stint at Level 3 followed, where Mike performed a variety of roles, including a two year secondment to their Denver HQ where he managed global customer service. His last role at Level 3 was SVP Operations for Europe. Subsequently, Mike joined PacketExchange as Chief Operating Officer. During his 6 years as COO, the company more than trebled its revenue.
Commenting on the appointment, Alastair Mills, CEO at Six Degrees Group, stated:
“I’m delighted to welcome Mike to Six Degrees. As a well-established and close-knit senior management team, we make new appointments rarely and with caution but Mike is an exciting addition as one of the most respected operational leaders in the industry. We continue to grow at a very rapid pace and Mike’s role will be crucial to ensuring operational fitness and smooth integration across the Group and fast growth in our managed cloud hosting division.”
In response, Mike Ing made the following remarks:
“I had been working with Six Degrees on a consultative basis and I’m flattered that they have created a new role for me on the senior team. In less than a year, the company has become one of the real success stories in the UK managed data services sector and I look forward to helping the team reach new heights and achieve their stated goal of being a top 5 hosting provider. I’ve spent most of my career aligning people, processes and technology to launch great products with superb support, and the team here has the same philosophy and ambitions.”