Network aggregator Virtual1 has announced the appointment of Stephen Scott as Non Executive Director.
The company says Scott is a renowned figure in the IT and Telecoms industry, gaining considerable experience through his work at Bridgehouse Capital where he has acted in a variety of roles including Senior Vice President at KeyBridge, a subsidiary of Global Switch Group, Managing Director at PSINet (UK) and Managing Director for NaviSite Europe. More recently Scott played a pivotal role in the acquisition and subsequent growth of Global Marine Systems and remains an active member of the board. At the moment Scott shares his time between the pursuit of new investment opportunities and providing structural and business improvement advice to a number of Bridgehouse Capital and other portfolio companies.
“Virtual1 is an impressive company with a compelling proposition and a genuine commitment to its Partners,” said Scott, whose role will focus on supporting the business’ expansion. “It operates in a highly competitive space where long term success can only be enjoyed by those who deliver a quality product ‘end to end’.
“I have known Tom for a number of years and have in the past advised him on company strategy. The recent commercial growth and success at Virtual 1 are a testament to his sector knowledge and ability to grow a company and team from scratch. I thoroughly believe that there is every opportunity for Virtual 1 to become a very significant player in the network aggregator space.”
Tom O’Hagan, Managing Director at Virtual1, commented “I am delighted that Stephen has agreed to join the team – his experience, expertise and advice will prove invaluable as we put in place our plans for the future.”